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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-28-06 12:04 PM
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27. Well the truth is 'lawbreakers and criminals are protected by laws' ....
... The entire criminal justice system and law enforcement investigation success depends on their ability to provide 'lawbreakers and criminals' with protection under the law. It is called negotiating a plea bargain upon a promise of future cooperation.

Without plea arrangements, the criminal justice system grinds to a halt. Once a plea arrangement is struck, the terms are enforceable on both parties as long as they adhere to the terms thereof, and the outcome invariably alters the 'law's prescribed consequence for engaging in the conduct that gives rise to the charging offense.'

Law enforcement investigations into corruption and criminal conspiracy almost always depend upon 'turning' one of the wrongdoers to cooperate and testify against the others. Without the power to alter the law's application to these 'lawbreakers and criminals' the investigations that root out criminal corruption and conspiracies will be remarkably unsuccessful to the public's detriment.

Sometimes what first appears to be the obvious black and white application of the laws, instead has many shades of gray.
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