Beware, it's a long read, which I haven't fully just yet. However, I imagine there would be quite a bit of left/right convergence of views about this, which might not make for a great thread In any case, it's been my experience in researching and teaching about this issue that the way the courts are set up, prosecutors have too much unchecked power, which is a reason for some of the abuses that occur. Also, as someone who works closely with many cj/legal/political types, I have found many prosecutors to be full of zeal in trying to win cases, but not much more beyond that. In other words, it's about the win, not really about achieving justice. In any case, while I know that this is just anecdotal, I am quite happy that Balko did this research. Curious to hear what others think, especially the esteemed legal types.