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For weeks, ever since a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Mr. Garner, many police officers have talked about feeling as if they are under siege.
Former Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, speaking on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, said that the antipathy stretches back to the campaign, after Mr. de Blasio ran on what Mr. Kelly called an "anti-cop" platform.
I might add that the Times's story contains pictures of Mr. De Blasio, the assassin (Ismaaiyl Brinsley), and -- ready? -- Al Sharpton, but none of the murdered policemen.
In the wake of the recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island, outrage and despair are reverberating across the nation, including at the law schools where we teach. Many of our students are struggling to reconcile their ideals of justice with what they perceive as manifest injustices in the criminal law system.
The [prosecutor] is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done.Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935)