Re: [BikeWashingtonDC] Resolution to hit-and-run case on Rhode Island Ave
- On 4/4/2013 3:26 PM, Jim Titus wrote:
> No, it is not marginalized in the Courts. It was marginalized in the USJim, It was. A judge can not only second-guess a jury's
> Attorney's Office. Compare the PG County State's attorney who got a
> decent prison sentence for the killer of Natasha Pettigrew, who committed
> hit and run but did not crash on purpose.
> DC residents who are outraged might want to contact Norton's office to
> ensure that these types of prosecutions are discussed with the next person
> to be appointed US Attorney.
> US attorneys elsewhere do not have to deal with these garden variety
> criminals, so anyone appoined US attorney may have an inherent tendency to
> avoid these cases, where possible. While Norton does not have a vote in
> the Senate, the home-state elected official is usually consulted when the
> US Attorney is appointed, and she needs to raise this issue with DOJ. But
> she won't unless you raise this issue with her.
recommendation(even ignoring it entirely). A judge can do the same with
the prosecutor and sentence someone to an even stiffer sentence.