Let no man forget that the prosecutors are the agent of the State. Their capacity to decide if a case should be pursued, the kind of charges to be filed or if the action itself needs to be dropped, is a power that few within our Society possess. Today we have two notable examples that ought to rock the confidence of the average citizen in this system gone mad. The Justice Department is no longer demanding that former FBI agent Robert Hanssen face the death penalty. Contrast this decision with the one on the state level, that moved to dismiss the involuntary manslaughter charge against FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi, of Ruby Ridge fame. What do they both have in common?
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