Death Before Disbarment

The problem of prosecutorial misconduct was in the national spotlight when North Carolina district attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred after his mishandling of the Duke lacrosse rape case. In TomPaine.com, Christopher Hill and William Webster of the ACLU's Capital Punishment Project (CPP) point out that defendants in death penalty cases face even graver punishment:

While the Duke players faced a real risk of going to prison, there are other citizens of North Carolina and elsewhere across the country who have faced even greater risks because of prosecutorial misconduct, who have been sent to death row and even been executed. While former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong is no longer free to deny justice to other defendants, the prosecutors in many of those death penalty cases are still allowed to practice law. State ethics boards have, in effect, allowed death before disbarment.

You can read the full entry on TomPaine.com, and to learn more about the CPP's work, go to their homepage, www.aclu.org/capital.

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Tracey Rhodes

In Indiana there is prosecutorial misconduct all the time. The good old boy system covers it up. Most of the general public are ignorant to the issue. There is no integrity to the law in Indiana. I have filed several complaints and no one has helped me to expose the malicious prosecution in the State of Indiana V Tracey Rhodes
I have solid factual evidence to support these allogations! I need help! They Murdered my former attorney Charlie Scruggs after he said that i was not guilty of the charges, i would get a letter of appology, and backpaid for the time off of work. Charlie Scruggs died from a gunshot to the head!

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