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January 2, 2010

"Overview of Federal Criminal Cases, Fiscal Year 2008"

The title of this post is the title of this new publication from the US Sentencing Commission. Here is how the USSC describes the document:

This publication provides a broad overview of federal sentencing data for fiscal year 2008. Readers will find this publication to be a brief, easy-to-use reference on the types of criminal cases handled by the federal courts and the punishments imposed on the offenders convicted in those cases.

Though this new document set out only basic information about basic federal sentencing realities, it still makes for an interesting read.

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I understand most crime is under local jurisdiction.

What is missing documents the failure of the lawyer, running the federal criminal law, to protect the public.

No mention of $billions made in forfeitures.

ID theft prosecutions in the dozens, instead of in the tens of thousands.

No mention of the mortgage crisis. The underwriters are sitting in a huge hotel hall. One says, this loan is too big for the income of the applicant. The supervisor threatens to get rid of the underwriter if he fails to approve the loan.

No mention of heavily armed, paramilitary, organized, illegal alien drug gangs terrorizing our immigrant neighbors, buying legitimate businesses and using legal campaign contributions to buy politicians.

No mention of odometer tampering. No mention of the federal criminalization of child support non-payment, putting a federal bounty on the break up of the American family by the feminist lawyer and its male running dogs on the bench.

We do not get much from the federal lawyer for our $billions spent for crime prevention. They go after the easy cases, and do not want to be stressed. We get a lot of procedural protection for the criminal and very slow case building.

Question for Bill. Are federal prosecutors, at the low litigation level at will employees or do they have any civil service protection? If they are at will employees, they are subject to pressure by political appointees in responsible policy positions.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jan 2, 2010 9:33:18 AM

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