Is Being a Prosecutor a Dangerous Job?

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Robin Barton

When I first became a prosecutor, my parents were proud—and concerned for my safety.

That concern increased when I transferred to the Rackets Bureau and starting handling organized crime cases.

Of course, I reassured them that I wasn't in any real danger. After all, murdering an assistant district attorney is illogical. There's a whole office full of other prosecutors who can take over any case should a colleague be killed.

It's not like killing a witness, which could effectively end a case.

But after the recent murder of a prosecutor in Texas, I started to wonder . . .

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