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The New York Times has an absolutely sickening series this week by William Glaberson on the outrageous situation that’s being perpetrated in the Bronx‘s criminal justice system. (Injustice system is more like it, I’d say.) Defendants languish indefinitely in jails while judges deal–or choose not to deal, as the case may be–with a backlog of cases going back, in some instances, six or seven years. Meanwhile, witnesses forget important details, defense attorneys capitalize on the long delays, district attorneys shrug their shoulders at their abysmally low prosecution rates, and anguished families of both victims and defendants live in protracted misery.

Ugh.

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