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Darwin333

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This is something that could be fixed. A prosecutor who can be convicted of knowingly presenting false evidence or hiding exculpatory evidence should face the same sentencing range as did the defendant. Same with a defense attorney who knowingly presents a defense he knows isn't true. Gross negligence should equal mandatory disbarment. Wrongly acquitting and wrongly convicting are both serious abrogations of the public trust.

Trials should be a search for the truth, not simply an adversarial contest between two attorneys.
But currently they are not nor will they be in the foreseeable future so we are left with a very flawed system, wouldn't you agree?

PS: I'm not sure what your definition of "wrongfully acquitting" but in my head it's "not proven beyond a reasonable doubt".
 

Darwin333

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So you quote the bible in such a way as to imply that Christ really did say that we can never punish any crime ever. And you suppose this to be a reasoned and well-supported interpretation? You might alert biblical scholars the world over that, according to one out-of-context quote from John, there is no basis whatsoever for punishing criminals.
Do you honestly think that your Christ would be in favor of the death penalty?
 

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