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Masterag
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DA’s should be held accountable

For crimes committed by people they refused to prosecute. We need to pass state and federal laws where if someone they refused to prosecute or let off with a leaser penalty and commits a violent crime, the DA should be disbarred for 10 years and spend at least 5 in prison dependent on the crime.


ksayetiger
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DeSantis sa8d he will prosecute DA'S that refuse to follow the law.

That should be a given everywhere. Should be. :clown:


boosiebadazz
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You’ll either have no DAs or everyone in jail.


Powerman
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I'm not sure having a more Draconian government is desirable


m2pro
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You’ll either have no DAs or everyone in jail.



Agreed. They see far too many cases to get them all right. Not to say there isn't a lot of malpractice or whatever the proper term is. What is the current checks/balances on them?


Indefatigable
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DA’s should be held accountable

The avenue to do so already exists. Sadly, most people just don’t give a frick about local elections.

Which of course is absurd because that’s the only place where all of the governing that actually matters happens, but it is what it is.
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Masterag
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I disagree.Just prosecute all violent criminals and don’t let them plea down to a misdemeanor. It ain’t complicated
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bizeagle
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DeSantis sa8d he will prosecute DA'S that refuse to follow the law.

I think the Florida State law allows the Governor to fire DAs who won't do the job. I have not seen anything about prosecuting DAs for not doing their job. Firing the DAs is a step in the right direction (for red state governors).


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Masterag
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I'm not sure having a more Draconian government is desirable


Draconian is cutting off limbs or death penalty. Putting a criminal in jail for refusing to enforce the law is just. As it stands, the DA who lets criminals off is the biggest criminal of all of them.

If a DA lets a violent person off and they kill someone in your family. You wouldn’t think he should be in prison?
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Neto
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YES... Enough is enough


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Neto
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What is the current checks/balances on them?


How's that working out thus far?


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Neto
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We need a law that says repeat juvenile offenders will be tried as adults.


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AggieHank86
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For crimes committed by people they refused to prosecute. We need to pass state and federal laws where if someone they refused to prosecute or let off with a leaser penalty and commits a violent crime, the DA should be disbarred for 10 years and spend at least 5 in prison dependent on the crime.
How many billions of dollars are you willing to spend to quadruple or quintuple the number of criminal courts and the size of each and every DA office in the country?

Are you willing to tolerate having twice as many lawyers in the country as we already have?

Are you willing to see MORE criminals on the street, when every DA tries to a jury EVERY case on the highest-available charge and loses most of them, because they are AFRAID to take the sure thing and get the criminal off the streets for a while with a plea bargain or lesser charge?

To put the matter simply, you obviously have no understanding whatsoever of the criminal justice system.
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DisplacedBuckeye
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You’ll either have no DAs or everyone in jail.



Don't you think prosecuting crimes would have an impact on crime rates?


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AggieHank86
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What is the current checks/balances on them?
in most places, the voting booth. If the constituents of a given district attorney do not like the way he is doing his job, they can remove him at the next election.


Crimson
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I've often thought about this. There should be more than a political check on this.

It is malpractice and they should be liable to negligence and exposed to civil action.


moneyg
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Agreed. They see far too many cases to get them all right


I don’t think the OPs suggestion is well thought out or even a good idea overall.

But why do we have to pretend that the problem he’s attempting to solve is DAs “getting it right”.

He’s talking about DAs that have decided to be arbiters of what they believe to be good social policy instead of enforcing the laws.

It should absolutely be illegal for DAs to unilaterally decide that too many are in jail or that punishments are too harsh. That’s not his role.

Obviously, DAs need flexibility to prosecute as effectively as possible. Sometimes that’s going with a charge that they can win with vs what may actually be true.


AggieHank86
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I've often thought about this. There should be more than a political check on this. It is malpractice and they should be liable to negligence and exposed to civil action.
So, no DA anywhere in the country from that point forward makes a judgment call to either not prosecute a case or to put someone in jail, guaranteed, with a plea bargain.

See my post about three of the page and give some thought to the overall cost of such an approach.


TitleistProV1X
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Yea I never understand why reporters aren’t camped outside DAs and Judges offices and or homes to ask them to comment on the criminals they let go. Why don’t they ever get the responsibility that they deserve?


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AggieHank86
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He’s talking about DAs that have decided to be arbiters of what they believe to be good social policy instead of enforcing the laws.
The simple fact is that most prosecutors plea weak cases down because they would rather put a bad guy in jail and get him off the street for a while than take a chance trying a weak case, losing it and putting that criminal on the street scot-free.
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