What I'd like is if lawyers actually wanted to serve justice instead of win cases at all cost. This is why people tell mean jokes about them.
That doesn't work IF - justice would mean you let your OWN client go to jail. That is against the law.
Help me understand that.
If your client is guilty as sin and there is evidence against him, what should be against the law is lying, cheating, and intimidating in order to get them found not guilty. In fact, I'm pretty sure those things are against the law, and yet lawyers do it anyway.
Conversely, prosecutors should be able to look at a case and determine whether or not the defendant is guilty and proceed honestly, not pay "experts" and manipulate evidence in order to get the win.
I think the worst job in the world would be public defender. Here's this awful person who preys on society, and it's your job to put him back on the street so he can victimize more people. You have to wonder about someone who'd take a job like that. I know they justify it by saying that everyone deserves legal defense but when someone is murdered by a guy with a rap sheet a mile long, guess who we have to thank for that?
Help me understand that.
The freedom we enjoy (enjoyed?) has always been known to come with some pretty high costs. What you described above is one of them.
Having sat on a federal jury and a local jury I have to say the difference in the quality of the prosecutors is huge. I wanted so bad to offer to take over from Fritz he was so bad.If a prosecutor is beaten by a defense attorney has the guilty really been found not guilty because of his lawyer being better or because the prosecutor did a poor job with inadequate evidence.
Except it was his overdose of Fentanyl that killed George Kirby. Not Derek Chauvin.6th amendment insures that you have your day in court and the charges must be proven in that court , George was denied his day in court on whatever charges were to be issued that day. In other words since George was subdued and not a threat to the officers he was due his day in court to face the charges and mount a defense.
Along with my friends and family in LE, once in cuffs you do not leave a person lying on the ground. Mush less with LE on top of them.Don't try to flatter me very blonde I come from a family of retired cops and three family members who are active LEO's. All three active LEO's agree that Chauvin was wrong . Face it folks Chauvin F**ked up now whether or not he will be convicted is another story entirely.
I can point out half a dozen places within the incident where G. Floyd could have saved his own life to start the judicial process.