April 15, 2009

DA: "someone must stand with the accused against the might of the state"

NPR turns its attention to us:

Report Calls Out Flaws In Public Defender System

And the block quote they run with on the web page is from a prosecutor?

“We're not there just to convict. Our job is to find justice. And I need a person standing with the defendant to help me do that.”

Public defenders: necessary if you want a side of justice with that conviction.

The report itself is, "Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel."