Thursday, December 4, 2014
prosecutors as criminals
Prosecutors in the United States, local and Federal, can "indict a ham sandwich" when they choose to. They support racism and civil divisions by indicting blacks at 5 times the rate they indict whites (blacks = 67% of prison population and 13% of the population; 85% of executed criminals are black, 6 times their percentage of the population as a whole.) The prosecutors, who are not answerable to the people, have a corrupt attitude on how best to serve a diverse population: persecute the people who make it diverse. They need to be fired. Just simply removed from office and elected directly by the people and not answerable to a 'department head'. In passing, I'd like to ask the prosecutors who didn't indict the policemen that were the direct cause of the death of citizens, what happened to the 4th Amendment in their practice? "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated..". And the 5th amendment's admonition that "No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; ...". What process of law was given to Gardner, Brown, and their dead-by-police predecessors ? No process whatsoever. Let alone due process. The law has not failed the community. The Executives who selectively enforce the law have failed us. They should be the targets of our bitterness. They are the un-Americans, the un-constitutionals, the actual criminals.