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April 4, 2007

Prosecutorial guidelines from the Brennan Center

Though in the works long before the US Attorney purge, it is perhaps fitting and certainly timely that the Brennan Center for Justice has just released a set of "Prosecutorial Guidelines to Address Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System."  This press release provides the details on these prosecutorial guidelines (which are published in the latest issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter).  Here are the basics from the press release:

Today, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law released new guidelines for prosecutors designed to promote equal justice, improve public safety and increase confidence in the criminal justice system. If adopted, the guidelines will reduce unwarranted racial disparities in the criminal justice system and provide prosecutors with practical tools to use in their work.

The recommendations focus on ways in which race plays a role in criminal prosecutions. The protocols were developed with the assistance of and signed onto by 13 former U.S. Attorneys, who also called on their colleagues in federal, state and local law enforcement to adopt the procedures in their offices nationwide.

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If America's criminal justice system is so racist, then why was this miscreant allowed to commit murder, get freed, and shoot his ex-girlfriend at the CNN Center.

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/InmateReleases/detail.asp?Bookmark=1&From=list&SessionID=635075989

Posted by: federalist | Apr 5, 2007 10:21:10 PM

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