Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
OFTEN, LITTLE CONCERN FOR JUSTICE IN LOUISIANA!
Remember the scene in the movie, The Fugitive, where Harrison Ford is about to jump off a cliff into a raging river? He turns to his pursuer, a federal agent played by Tommy Lee Jones, and says: “I’m innocent!” Jones shakes his head and says: “I don’t care.” In recent months, a series of investigative reports from across the Bayou State have concluded that numerous federal and state prosecutors are primarily interested in winning — getting the indictment, the guilty plea, the conviction. But when it comes to seeking justice, one could argue that many prosecutors just don’t seem to care.
Legal observers across the nation have colluded that if you want to find the most egregious examples of wayward prosecutors who think nothing of hiding evidence that an accused is innocent, just go down to the deepest of the deep southern states. Take a look at a few of the national news stories about prosecutorial misconduct in Louisiana that have appeared nationally, just in the past few weeks.
“The U.S Attorney commenting scandal in New Orleans gave us a poster child for misconduct and appalling behavior.” The New Orleans Advocate (April 7, 2015)
“New Orleans prosecutors-egregious instances of prosecutorial misconduct. These abuses did not simply stroke the line between lawful prosecutions and heavy handedness; in the words Justice John Paul Stevens, they were “blatant and repeated.” The New York Times (April 13, 2015).
“The Untouchables: America’s Misbehaving Prosecutors, and the System that protects them. Nowhere is this ethos of impunity more apparent then in Louisiana.” The Huffington Post (April 10, 2015.)
“Grotesque Department Of Justice Misconduct- In a shocking case of “grotesque” misconduct by federal prosecutors, a federal judge in Louisiana ha ordered a new trial…” National Review (April 13, 2015) Continue Reading………