When Should Prosecutors Act Like People? A Case Study

Judges gavel on wooden table on light background

Judges gavel on wooden table on light backgroundWhen should prosecutors act like people, instead of like prosecutors? It’s a harder question to answer than you might think.

The Washington Post reported this week on the murder of 21-year-old Grant Dosunmu, who was shot to death Sunday night while sitting in his car in one of the toniest neighborhoods in DC. A graduate of the District’s flagship public high school, Grant grew up in the neighborhood and still lived there with his parents. He was found dead just two blocks from his house.

But it’s not Grant’s murder, as tragic as it was, that got me to thinking about when prosecutors should act like people. It’s what his father, Razak, was going through when that happened and how the

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When Should Prosecutors Act Like People? A Case Study

Judges gavel on wooden table on light background

Judges gavel on wooden table on light backgroundWhen should prosecutors act like people, instead of like prosecutors? It’s a harder question to answer than you might think.

The Washington Post reported this week on the murder of 21-year-old Grant Dosunmu, who was shot to death Sunday night while sitting in his car in one of the toniest neighborhoods in DC. A graduate of the District’s flagship public high school, Grant grew up in the neighborhood and still lived there with his parents. He was found dead just two blocks from his house.

But it’s not Grant’s murder, as tragic as it was, that got me to thinking about when prosecutors should act like people. It’s what his father, Razak, was going through when that happened and how the

... read more at: http://abovethelaw.com/2016/12/when-should-prosecutors-act-like-people-a-case-study/

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