[Marxism] Fwd: District Attorney: No Role For a Socialist

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 04:33:41 MST 2017


My (limited) understanding of this career path (that I never pursued) is
that given prosecutorial discretion a DA could also just decline to bring
charges against most small-time offenders.

- Amith

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 10:41 AM, Nick Fredman via Marxism <
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> Here he comes across as a decent guy determined to prosecute the rich and
> powerful who deserve it and cut back on the punitive force of the justice
> system used against the oppressed:
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> the-write-in-candidate-who-would-have-charged-harvey-weinstein
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> > I am not sure I agree with this. I can understand objecting to a DSA
> > member running for sheriff but is a DA in the same category? A leftist DA
> > would have the power to instruct a jury to return a not guilty verdict. I
> > have personal experience with a DA (not a leftist) who did exactly that.
> > Furthermore, a DA might decide to go after Wall St. banksters with more
> > zeal than is currently the case. Anyhow, it is not that simple. Or maybe
> I
> > am just a Menshevik.
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> > http://leftvoice.org/District-Attorney-No-Role-For-a-Socialist
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