Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A GOOD QUOTATION ABOUT THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR


"[T]he prosecuting officer occupies a semi-judicial position: that he is charged with a large discretion, and that, while it is his duty to bring to justice those whom he believed to be guilty, it is equally his duty to protect the innocent and to refrain from prosecuting those against whom no sufficient or reasonable proofs can be found. In the course of his duty he sometimes has to stand between an incensed public sentiment, voiced by a clamorous press, and suspected persons against whom no proofs of crime can be found". Joseph Hodges Choate, May, 1909.