Do you think Texas police officers, prosecutors or judges who have participated in wrongful arrests and prosecutions should be subject to being incarcerated for no less than six months in county jail or perhaps even one to two years in state prison — if their participation in such wrongful arrests and prosecutions was proven to be knowing and intentional?
Should those Texas police officers, prosecutors or judges who have participated in such wrongful arrests and prosecutions automatically lose their property and money in a civil lawsuit to that individual where it is proven that the wrongful arrest and conviction was knowing and intentional? In such a circumstance, should the state of Texas also be subjected to having to compensate the individual wrongfully arrested and convicted at the rate of $3 million dollars (or more) for every year lost by the individual to imprisonment?
Are there alternatives that could be used rather than electing District and County Attorneys and judges in Texas that might insure that corrupt prosecutors and judges don’t get elected? By that I mean, are there other methods used to fill such positions of authority in other states? Read https://ballotpedia.org/Nonpartisan_election_of_judges before you try to address this question.
Is the problem one of human nature? That is, is it inevitable — regardless of the legal system used in Texas — that some prosecutors, some judges, and some law enforcement officers will be dishonest and corrupt and will not provide all Texans with fair and just treatment?
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