With this, my debut guest-post this time 'round, I fear I will take the title of the lamest of the lame-guest bloggers. But I have to start somewhere. Speaking of which, the headline all on its own is pretty darned lame don't you think? Basil will never ask me back...
So I'm a liberal who believes that government can be used as a force for good. Then last night I ran across this story about a group of high schoolers charged with felonies for bypassing security restrictions on thier school-issued laptops.
Overnight a commenter said the laws are fine:
Prosecutorial discretion in the case of criminal prosecution and good advice from an attorney are better protection from frivolous resort to the legal system than legislative action.
What do you think? Who checks the prosecutor? I can do whatever I want if the prosecutor likes me? Are they elected? Do you know who yours is?
We have a leggal system that most of us can't afford and the large majority of cases never go to court. So where's due process? All of it in the prosecutor's hands? That's one powerful position and it makes me uncomfortable.
Not just lame but shamelessly linked to 3 of my posts! I'll try better next time... :-)