Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice
So many lives ruined because a few (or many) justice department lawyers apparently valued their own upward career mobility over the very reason for their existence in their positions...JUSTICE. To lie, to cheat, to win at all costs (not their's) is the game.
To treat defendants as numbers instead of human beings who deserve the presumption of innocence and the right to a speedy defense (that doesn't take years from someone's life) seems the rule.
To spend millions of taxpayer dollars to drag out lengthy trials over many years is just an advantage to be taken while the lies continue and the defendant's bank accounts are emptied.
Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska was convicted, and would lose his bid for re-election. His conviction was eventually overturned, for gross prosecutorial misconduct.
It was in this case that Judge Sullivan ordered an investigation of the prosecutors – which is so rarely done – for failure to provide the “Brady” evidence, essentially withholding key evidence that would have exonerated Senator Stevens.
...later the suicide of Federal prosecutor Nicholas Marsh, who played a lead role in the Stevens prosecution.
Defenders of the status quo are always stronger than reformers seeking change,
UNTIL the status quo self-destructs from its own corruption, and the reformers are free to build on its ashes.