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3.25.2011

Idiocracy In A Prosecutor's Office


I'm stunned a DA doesn't see a problem with this, and even more stunned that such a practice is legal. (Sidenote: How lazy is her office? Just five trials to qualify for a bag of money?)

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you get paid more if you win or lose?

Anonymous said...

Her office and assistant da's are actually very capable. She, however, makes extremely irrational management decisions and is not well liked by her staff on any level.

Anonymous said...

I've seen the publicity surrounding this D.A., and the D.A. in the Houston area who implemented a similar policy in his office. I have mixed feelings about this. I can understand the criticism, but I can also understand the need to encourage young prosecutors to try cases. The A.D.A.'s are there to try cases. If you don't try cases, you generally develop a backlog. Some young attorneys are either lazy or they are intimidated at the thought of going to trial. What's wrong with a little incentive to take cases to trial?

I really would like your input, Barry, since you used to be D.A.

Anonymous said...

For what maybe the first time ever I have to agree with you here BG. While I could certainly play Devil's Advocate here I would simply be doing just that. It seems wrong. In the long run it appears it would encourage the wrong cases to be prosecuted. While we definitely disagree on what and when cases should be prosecuted we can at least take some solace in this small island of agreement in the large sea of disagreement in which we both find ourselves sailors BG.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess, the Rhome City Council?

RPM said...

Innocent or make bonus?
Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

What is so wrong with this? It is their job to convict so it is a bonus for people who excel at their jobs. This is merit based pay. Liberals don't like merit based pay???

Anonymous said...

It is their job to convict

FAIL

It's their job to seek justice. Sometimes that means pleading a case out, or dismissing it altogether.

This makes sure easy cases get tried by the difficult ones won't.

And it's just outright unethical.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Insanitocracy is more like it.

We deserve everything we get.

Anonymous said...

Is she retarded? She looks about half retarded.