Friday, March 30, 2007

Judge Hunter Gives 42 Criminals Get Out Of Jail Free Card

Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Arthur Hunter said that next month he will release 42 poor defendants who remain in custody and suggested the public defender program should dump cases rather than continue working on them while it has only a skeleton staff, a staggering caseload and a lack of money. Judge Hunter said nothing about the crime victims' rights. Stories here and here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Outrageous.

Defense Blogger said...

Catch and release is for fishing, not criminal justice.