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Older case finally correctly termed self-defense

color of law

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I like the decision to NOT Prosecute. I don't like that instead of saying the homeowner was JUSTIFIED the prosecutor said that he didn't think he could prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the home owner violated the law!
From the article:
The Knox County District Attorney has reviewed this matter and said “Had this case gone to trial, the evidence would have raised issues related to self-defense and defense of premises. The standard of proof in criminal cases is proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and I do not believe that we can meet that burden in this case.”
This is what the problem is, prosecutors don't care about justice. They only care about convictions. Can I convict this guy? It is irrelevant that the resident was justified in self defence. What is relevant is if there are some fabricated facts that can be twisted to support a successful prosecution.

Most prosecutors have Nifong disorder.
 

countryclubjoe

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From the article:
This is what the problem is, prosecutors don't care about justice. They only care about convictions. Can I convict this guy? It is irrelevant that the resident was justified in self defence. What is relevant is if there are some fabricated facts that can be twisted to support a successful prosecution.

Most prosecutors have Nifong disorder.
+1000000

If all the over zealous Nifongs in the country were disbarred and possibly sued and or arrested under color of law violations, the justice system would be held at a higher ethical bar..

My .02
 
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