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I half agree.

We do need to address the structural issues, that's clear.

But in the meantime, sending a signal that we want prosecutors to seek justice, not just rack up convictions, is not, I think, a bad idea. After all, justice is our ultimate purpose.

And I think prosecutors will take note, even if their public statements suggest otherwise. If Heymann were actually fired, which I don't expect, they would take even more note.




If Heymann or Ortiz gets fired, the message isn't "seek justice". There are much worse miscarriages of justice that go unpunished daily. The message will be "don't fuck with defendants that have powerful connections and an internet mob".




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