Here's a modest proposal in the spirit of Jonathan Swift from someone who has spent a career at the criminal defense bar: let's divide American prosecutors into two separate and independent offices.
One will be an office of solicitors, who handle the misdemeanors, prepare the serious cases and determine how many years of incarceration the taxpayers will fund to punish, incapacitate, and rehabilitate each offender.
If they can dispose of a case for the price they've set . . .
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