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    But the love and compassion!

    But the love and compassion!
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    And the thing is, even if the intent is to let it...

    And the thing is, even if the intent is to let it go once but prosecute if it becomes a habit (no real indication of that other than Sam's imagination) - in practicality, it would not happen, because...
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    I gave you the list Sam. "Some active reading...

    I gave you the list Sam. "Some active reading might be in order."


    Charges for which the Default is to Decline Prosecuting:


    Trespassing
    Shoplifting (including offenses that are...
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    No it's not. This is exactly what happened and...

    No it's not. This is exactly what happened and the DA isn't being shy about it. The police arrested them for breaking the law and she wants the charges dropped because she has already said she won't...
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    it is highly unlikely that a judge would do so...

    it is highly unlikely that a judge would do so when the request comes from the prosecution though. After all, the prosecution is the one who has to prosecute the case.

    But I don't find it to be...
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    It said "other investigative sources who asked...

    It said "other investigative sources who asked not to be identified..."

    That means "the rumor mill" - if there was any actual question regarding the events, they would not have been unidentified...
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    The news article says he fired in self-defense....

    The news article says he fired in self-defense. only "unidentified sources" tried to claim otherwise.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDxxiloXoAAdB_2?format=jpg&name=medium
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    Well that guy didn't appear to be doing anything...

    Well that guy didn't appear to be doing anything violent when he was arrested other than yelling at the cops.
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    linky?

    linky?
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    There is a lot we don't know about the case or...

    There is a lot we don't know about the case or the history here between the Judge, the cops, and the DA.

    The article does say that some of the people arrested were holding weapons, throwing urine...
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    Cops should walk into her office and start...

    Cops should walk into her office and start stealing stuff out of her purse.
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    Yeah that was obvious to me too. No cops want...

    Yeah that was obvious to me too.

    No cops want their hands tied by the DA so they have to stand by and watch criminals get away with robbing stores and other crimes. And since trespassing was also...
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    39577 Dear Adrift, I am writing in...

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    Dear Adrift,

    I am writing in response to your letter calling me old. I feel that such language is rude and uncalled for in a civilized forum such as Theologyweb.

    I hope this...
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    What is the basis of your expertise in the law,...

    What is the basis of your expertise in the law, Sam?
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    Yeah that's the way I have seen it in court. If...

    Yeah that's the way I have seen it in court. If the two sides come to a settlement for instance, the plaintiff will inform the court and ask that the case be closed. Or in criminal cases the...
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    It was YOUR characterization I was responding to:

    It was YOUR characterization I was responding to:
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    I was just commenting on your characterization of...

    I was just commenting on your characterization of them. If you have an angry mob of rabble-rousers all yelling and pushing and screaming and the police only catch a few throwing rocks or bottles,...
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    The group as a whole was not "non-violent" Sam....

    The group as a whole was not "non-violent" Sam. From what I can tell, this entire crowd was working as a group to attack the police officers and the people in the straight parade. That is why the...
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    It's not irrelevant. If they were before the...

    It's not irrelevant. If they were before the judge then she must have put them there (or her representatives) so SHE wasn't doing what she said she would (let them go without charges)

    You want to...
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    So Sam, you never answered me. What would you say...

    So Sam, you never answered me. What would you say if she decided not to prosecute rapes and murders?

    Also, how did these people end up in front of the judge in the first place if her policy was...
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    Yep. and the recourse is the same in both cases:...

    Yep. and the recourse is the same in both cases: Don't re-elect them.
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    If she wasn't prosecuting them, how did they end...

    If she wasn't prosecuting them, how did they end up in front of the judge in the first place? Why weren't they just let go from the police station?

    There is more going on here than what the news...
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    Here is her list of crimes to be ignored: ----...

    Here is her list of crimes to be ignored:

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    Trespassing
    Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)
    Larceny under $250
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    on a case by case basis - depending on...

    on a case by case basis - depending on extenuating circumstances, not on ignoring the law altogether.

    What if a prosecutor said, "We will no longer prosecute any burglaries, rapes or murders"
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    Sounds like there is more going on here than just...

    Sounds like there is more going on here than just this case. The prosecutor isn't doing her job in prosecuting many crimes in general.

    From your article:



    Elected as Suffolk County’s first...
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