Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thank you Special Prosecutor - We matter

Prosecutor’s aren’t God - they just play one in the courtroom:                  Trayvon Martin Case

In Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, she writes, “One might think judges are the most powerful, or even the police, but in reality the prosecutor holds the cards. It is the prosecutor, far more than any other criminal justice official who holds the keys to the jail house door.  After the police arrest someone, the prosecutor is in charge. Few rules constrain the exercise  of his or her discretion. The prosecutor is free to dismiss a case for any reason or no reason at all. The prosecutor is also free  to file more charges against a defendant than can realistically be proven in court, so long as probable cause arguable exists -- a practice known as overcharging.”

Re-read that paragraph again.   Let the words consume and absorb you.  READ HERE.

The world is waiting with baited breath, for  special prosecutor, Angela Corey to decide if Zimmerman will be charged.

Thank you special prosecutor Corey.  One can only imagine WWJD (WHAT WOULD JOE DO?} JOE DETERS.

Today we learn, ZIMMERMAN will be charged.