Justice and Justice Alone - Deuteronomy 16: 18-20
It has been my experience that the state attorney's office much too often declines to prosecute economic crimes such as exploitation of the elderly, embezzlement and the like. These cases are often very complex in nature as they typically involve forensic examination of lengthy financial records and/or medical records of the victim. The most common reason given by prosecutors in declining to prosecute these cases is that they are civil in nature. I do not believe these cases are civil in nature. I believe they are criminals and need to be prosecuted. Acknowledging the lack of resources at the state attorney's office, I believe the solution is for the state attorney's office to re-prioritize what cases they prosecute. I believe less resources should be spent on victimless crimes such as drug possession cases and more resources spent on economic crimes such as exploitation of the elderly and embezzlement.