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    Voters Have Ousted Notorious Florida Prosecutor Angela Corey

    https://www.thenation.com/article/voters-have-ousted-notorious-florida-prosecutor-angela-corey/

    Last night, Angela Corey—a two-term prosecutor in Duval County who may be the “cruelest prosecutor in America”—lost her election to Melissa Nelson, who worked as a prosecutor under Corey, went into private practice, and represented Cristian Fernandez, the 12-year-old whom Corey charged with first-degree murder as an adult.

    Corey’s resounding loss—Nelson beat her by 38 points—represents the first time a Jacksonville state attorney has lost a contested election in modern history. It comes on the heels of several public embarrassments, including allegations that she pressured her employees for election donations and used public money to give raises to herself and one of her “deadliest” prosecutors, Bernie de la Rionda. She gained national attention for losing her case against Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, and for prosecuting Marissa Alexander, a mother who fired a gun to scare off an abusive husband. And under Corey, Duval County sentenced more people to death per capita than any other county in the nation. Stephen Harper, a law professor at Florida International University, said in an e-mail: “It is refreshing to see that a prosecutor who is simply too far out on the limb of injustice was soundly defeated by a prosecutor who will seek the death penalty only in the worst of the worst cases.”

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  • Totally Liberal Dem (1360 posts)
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    1. I detest prosecutors.

    My law firm did a considerable amount of criminal defense work.  A “good” prosecutor…a rare find.  Most of them walked up to the defense atty on their first meeting on a case and said, “I have chosen up God for my side…who is on yours?”  Fuck them all.  Truly criminal INjustice!

    THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS HEPBURN!!!! 
    • ravensong (861 posts)
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      3. The "State" side is full of ambitious criminals using the justice

      system to commit crimes for their own advancement.

      “Democratic socialism means that we must reform a political system which is corrupt—that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy,”  ~ Sen. Bernie Sanders  
  • GivingItToYouStraight (738 posts)
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    2. Thank you Florida voters!