The Campaign For DA

2.09.2015

Life And Death


Someone contradicted my claim a couple of weeks back that a single District Attorney can decide whether someone lives or dies. Sure, a jury must convict and assess the the death penalty when it is sought. But if the DA decides, in his eternal wisdom, not to seek it, a jury cannot give it.






5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hence the old saying " Take no prisoners and shoot the wounded."

Anonymous said...

Someone contradicted my claim a couple of weeks back that a single District Attorney can decide whether someone lives or dies. Sure, a jury must convict and assess the the death penalty when it is sought. But if the DA decides, in his eternal wisdom, not to seek it, a jury cannot give it.

Oh my stars. Yes, in modern civilization, we vest certain responsibilities in individuals. Are you suggesting a preference for prosecution by committee?

Anonymous said...

Jeffrey Dahmer?

Anonymous said...

Kid deserves a medal.

Anonymous said...

@8:35
Foolish statement.