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From: barry levine
Date: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 8:56 AM
Subject: re: Grand Jury in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner Could Vote This Week on Charges
To the Editor:
It is the job of prosecutor Daniel M. Donovan Jr to prosecute; says so right on his office door. But when he says "“I will go wherever the evidence takes me, without fear or favor,” he announces that he won't do his job. Rather than make a case for indictment, he prefers to throw the unstructured evidence at a Grand Jury and wash his hands.
The American legal system is built on the assumption that justice emerges when two sides are vigorously advocated in open court. In the killing of Eric Garner, there will be vigorous advocates for neither side, no open court, and no justice.
Barry Haskell Levine