LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER JOURNAL RE: DUTY OF PROSECUTORS

Prosecutors, not just in Louisville, but across the nation, seem to have a misunderstanding of exactly what their job is or lose their focus in the process.
Their job is to provide justice for their community. That should mean justice for the victims and justice-due for the guilty.
Too often prosecutors get so intense in their opposition to individuals that they do stupid things. To often prosecutors get so ambitious that they are more interested in winning than they are in exposing the truth.
And worse, too often prosecutors are more interested in running for office than they are in justice.
All of them need to pause, reflect, reload and remember that their primary job is to enforce and execute the law, in search of truth, not winning.
There is no shame in standing before a judge and asking that charges be dismissed or that a not guilty decision is appropriate, all in the process for the search for the truth.
Theodore R. Wade, Jr.
Edmonton, Ky. 42129

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