Tuesday, September 6, 2011
LYING PROSECUTORS ARE A-OK WITH PHILLY PUNDIT
But there’s nothing unusual or suspect about a prosecutor picking and choosing his battles. Resources are limited, after all, and the point of a justice system is not just to punish the guilty, but also to deter crime in the first place. Going after high-profile targets, like Perzel, is a good deterrent to bad behavior. (Patrick Kerkstra, Philadelphia Magazine, 9/6/11)
Whether there's anything unusual or suspect about a prosecutor picking and choosing his targets aside (there is), prosecutors in this case have repeatedly and emphatically denied that's what they've done:
"Anybody who violated the law is going to get it," Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina told the Patriot-News.
CasablancaPA has repeatedly demonstrated what a huge lie Fina's statement is.
Now Kerstra also admits Fina's statement is a lie, but that's just fine by him.