Center for Prosecutor Integrity to Establish ‘Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct’

This (in my opinion) is cruel, and corrupt. A 1989 start date for a National Registry of Exonerations insults every woman and man exonerated prior to that date, including recently deceased Delbert Tibbs. The 1989 start date also serves to hide serial prosecutorial misconduct, like that in Brevard/Seminole, Florida. Juan Ramos’ 1987 exoneration is directly linked to Wilton Dedge and William’s Dillon’s exonerations (2004 & 2008, respectively) as well as Gary Bennett’s directly linked continued incarceration and Gerald Stano’s directly linked execution (1998).

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This (in my opinion) is huge.  By now, you’re probably familiar with the National Registry of Exonerations which has established a mechanism for collecting and documenting data about wrongful convictions across the US.  To date, it has logged data on 1,250 exonerations.  The registry will be a very powerful tool for justice system reform and improvement, because it provides incontrovertible, hard data that can be used to make known and describe the errors that can, and do, happen in this very imperfect system of ours.

Data from the National Registry of Exonerations has already revealed that “official misconduct” (by both police and prosecutors) is a contributing factor in 42% of wrongful convictions.  In a previous WCB post, Prosecutorial Misconduct – What’s to be Done?  A Call to Action, it was pointed out that one of the very first things needed to begin addressing the prosecutorial…

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Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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4 Responses to Center for Prosecutor Integrity to Establish ‘Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct’

  1. Very true, well at least someone is at least tracking it (although I don’t see it fixing the problem anytime soon). My recent book called “When Prosecutors Attack!” really breaks all this open: http://amzn.to/1dYHJbY

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    • Thanks for your comment, Niles. I hope your book does some good, but – no offense intended – there have been an awful lot of books written on prosecutors gone wild and no perceptible progress in making justice available, likely because we’re led to address individual exoneration dramas instead of the systemic problem: While giving prosecutors immunity for misconduct, the U.S. Supreme Court improperly tasked Bar associations with addressing attorney misconduct, establishing separate but equal justice. It’s now many layers deep, and has proven more bloody and deadly than separate but equal facilities before it, as is a nationwide rather than a solely southern bastardization of equal rights.

      Bar associations pretending to ensure the integrity of public lawyers is a swindle that keeps killers in our midst and innocents behind concertina wire (best case), or (worst case) strapped to a gurney receiving someone else’s dubiously pain-free lethal injection.

      There is a fix: Because of this swindle, Bar associations are not legitimately tax exempt. Being required to pay taxes on their incomes – including retroactively – until such time as their exemptions are legitimate is the leverage needed to hold prosecutors who’ve gone wild accountable, with no 1989 cut-off date.

      The holidays are a horror for incarcerated innocents and their families. The best gift – that of genuine hope, not Innocence Industry hype – that individuals can give to these victims is to echo my requests that the IRS Oversight Board retroactively cancel Bar tax exemptions. [irsob@treasury.gov]

      If the IRS refuses to act, it’ll become a matter of demanding that the majority of U.S. Supreme Court Justices are impeached, which they should be anyway. Corporations are legal fictions; legal fictions aren’t people. Money has historically trampled free speech (and is doing so now with a mega-merged media); it therefore cannot be free speech. The fruits of farmers’ labors – the seeds from their crops – obviously belong to them, not Monsanto.

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  2. Hello, Susan – thanks for your coverage of the CPI Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct. Be happy to answer any questions you may have. Ed

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