Episode 46 – Imbler vs. Prachtman: The Central Park Five, Part II

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If you are listening to this episode, without first listening to Episode 45 from yesterday, stop now, and go back and listen to episode 45 on the Central Park Five. It’s only 12 minutes long, but it’s really the intro to what I am about to say.

Today, I’m going to unpack a dirty little secret, and it’s one that we must fight to change. It’s not only at the center of the Central Park Five case, it’s at the center of our entire justice system. Did you know that America’s prosecutors and district attorneys, as it stands right now, have absolute immunity from prosecutorial misconduct — even for the most severe cases of misconduct? That was made law in 1976 by the Supreme Court in the case of Imbler v. Pachtman. And it’s abused and weaponized every single day.

Let’s dig in.

This is Shaun King and…

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