July 28, 2008

Accusing the Powerful

Vincent Bugliosi spoke to a congressional panel on the limits of executive power on July 25 along with a number of other very interesting speakers.


Anonymous said...

This guy is cherry picking just as much as Bush picked his intelligence. There isn't enough to win a case. Bottom line - even if the government initiated proceedings: dismissed prior to trial. He doesn't really sound like a prosecutor, more like a liberal talk show host.

the unbeatable kid said...

prosecution is by nature cherry picking. a murderer spends 99.9% of their time not committing murders. why focus on that measly 0.01% when he's strangling his wife?

is there such thing as a liberal talk show host?

Anonymous said...

When it comes to sentencing they actually do focus on things other than the .01%. And prosecutors have ethical obligations to uphold, and distorting facts and presenting a case they don't have a good faith belief in, makes them subject to disbarrment. I realize that the news only plays the exception, but the great majority of prosecutors play by the rules - and don't cherry pick in the true sense of the phrase. But this guy appears to fall into the exception. He should know that his case would be dismissed in .01 seconds.