New York Law Journal
February 19, 2013
1. February 15, 2013 03:26 PM
Guess this is to make up for Officer Hamdy's 'no true bill' punted Grand Jury presentation, huh? Seriously, they say you can indict a ham sandwich (unless it is in a NYCPD pig's uniform, that is). Wonder how many state officials it will take to BRIBE for the law giving prosecutor's blanket immunity is finally revamped to hold the inept, the morally bankrupt and the negligent district attorneys and assistant district attorneys ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ILLEGALITY? Do folks seriously believe this is NOT WIDE SPREAD...and hasn't continued unabated since 1994? Just like illegal stop and gropes, NYCPD members being able to rape at will, and the continued MURDERS OF UNARMED, DARK SKINNED YOUNG MEN, nothing EVER CHANGES in the NYPD. It's simply covered up, hidden or "SEALED BY THE COURTS". Judge LoPresto (Crim Ct. Qns Cnty) summed it up when he said, and I QUOTE "Your Guilt or Innocence Doesn't Matter"...stated while sitting from the bench..>I shoulda bought the transcript on that one.
2. February 17, 2013 04:25 AM
The same shenanigans happens out here in California Gold Country. I am a witness to a case that may be headed the same way in the future. Just sit and wait I suppose. They have stonewalled from reporting several other crimes against the victim. One crime might lead to lesser charges against the defendant, if it was investigated and prosecuted. Michael Moore even did an expose on the county this case is in. His sister was a public defender and got fired after blowing the whistle on them. They were fined, and changes made supposedly. I think they just became more clever at it.
3. February 18, 2013 03:00 AM
This article is interesting and useful.
— Richard Slavens
4. February 19, 2013 07:34 AM
As long as the courts continue to rule that unlawful, dishonest and violent governmental conduct disguised as prosecutorial or judicial functions are absolutely immune from civil suit then people will continue to be deprived of seeking redresses from those types of grievances and subjected to unequall protections under the law. Furthermore, the nefariuos conduct will continue with nothing to deter unscrupulous prosecutors and Judges from commiting such horrific human rights violations. And, as those types of suits are dismissed so also is the exposure of the full facts and truth of those crimes from ever reaching the records and the public. A true evil in it's form that has and is sure to lead to horrible retribution. It invites anarchy and encourages people to seek other forms of achieving justice. It is contrary to natural justice. The doctrine of absolute immunity should be abolished when the facts demonstrate the existence of any element of dishonesty, bad faith, violence, prejudice, indifference, or criminality appied to the administration of judicial and prosecutorial functions in the light that unlawful governmental conduct is outside of the scope of those governmental functions and produces great irreparable losses, pain and harms.
— Phillip H Inkel
5. February 19, 2013 08:46 AM
Clearly prosecutors need less immunities, and more skin in the game. Abuse of their power is rampant.