The news broke this week. The state attorney of Broweird County, responsible for so many legal tragedies over the years, is retiring. His office and his legacy are the legions of prosecutors who told defense attorneys that their office policy was "to let a jury decide" in cases where the accused was most likely innocent.
In our humble opinion, there is nothing to celebrate in the career of a prosecutor who abandoned the highest calling of a prosecutor- to seek justice. All we can bring ourselves to write is "good riddance".
We cannot think of a good headline. So perhaps our readers can suggest a headline commensurate with the retirement of a man whose legacy is a blight on the criminal justice system.
(But tell us how you really feel Rumpole).
Here are some suggestions we abandoned.
"Ding dong, the witch is dead."
"The Revenge of the Jedi."
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