” As former Reasoner Radley Balko has painstakingly documented, prosecutors often face few consequences when they abuse their power. Knowingly send an innocent man to death row? No problem.
With that in mind I direct your attention to Massachusetts, where a prosecutor’s abusive practices have rendered consequences.
From the Patriot-Ledger:
Objecting to her work on drug forfeiture cases as a federal prosecutor, the Governor’s Council on Wednesday rejected [Shelbey] Wright, Gov. Deval Patrick’s pick for a seat on the … Boston Municipal Court.
… In two separate cases, Wright chose to pursue property forfeitures from innocent wives of drug suspects, despite knowing the women had no knowledge of the criminal activity.”