Thursday, September 02, 2004

prosecutorial misconduct?

It seems that the prosecutor has dropped the case against Kobe Bryant. Roscoe comments:
As a former prosecutor, I agree. The prosecutor took a weak case because the suspect was famous and allowed it to drag on for months and months, only to dismiss it on the eve of trial, when the time came to put up or shut up. The alleged victim has had her reputation dragged through the mud, Kobe has spent an ungodly amount of money in legal fees and nobody has anything to show for it (well, I guess the defense lawyers did all right).
I wonder if he isn't being too nice to the prosecutor. Maybe the prosecutor really hoped to exclude the evidence of the woman's sexual history and of her other sexual encounters near the time she was with Bryant. If so, he could have made a name for himself convicting a very rich and famous (if regrettably innocent) man.

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