Politics and Justice – A Very Bad Combination

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, and again, and again. The justice system has been putrified by politics. I’ve stressed this point numerous times in the past with regard to the pernicious effect politics has on the actions of prosecutors. And of course, it’s not limited to just prosecutors. Elected judges are effected by politics as well. See Judicial Independence – How Do We Get There?

The fact that judges are influenced by politics, particularly big money politics, is supported and amplified by this recent article in The Atlantic: Big Money Propping Up Harsh Sentences.

And by the way, state attorneys general, sheriffs, and coroners are also powerful players in the justice system who are elected political officials.

2 responses to “Politics and Justice – A Very Bad Combination

  1. How many judges are pedophiles? Google “The FBI uses polygraphs to eliminate suspects”

  2. The executive branch in the form of police and prosecutor have had a monopoly on the criminal justice climate of opinion. The police practically write the news reports of the arrest and the prosecutor states the prosecution. There is no other side to the story. Everyone assumes the innocent do not reach trial because our system is so just the innocent would not get that far. Wrong. The climate is changing, however, the post “West Virginia Supreme Court Rules that Brady Requirement Applies to Plea Negotiations” Posted on November 13, 2015 by Nancy Petro is proof of that. Once there is balance with the public, there will be a balance with the elected. What other solution is there? So it is blogs like this one that make the difference. Thank you.

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