Tuesday, February 19, 2013
How Law Is Practiced
Like the blogfather needs any help from me, but here is a paper written by Dr Reynolds on how law is practiced at the government level. It runs 6 pages in pdf format including footnotes which can be ignored unless you're working on a law degree.
It helps explain why when people are charged by a DA, they frequently face every charge in the book in hope that the defendant will cop to one of them and the prosecutor can move on to the next victim.
What, for example, could an ambitious prosecutor charge Mother Theresa or John Lennon with?
Beat cops do the same thing. When you have immunity from counter complaint for abuse of authority, you tend to abuse that authority.