Meg Reiss, Manhattan Chief prosecutor Said That They Have The Power To Turn Down The Law And Replace It With Their Principles And Belief. In 2017, She stated That They could Ignore Mandatory Minimum Laws And Further Stated They Have An Amount Of Discretion And Independent Power In Rejecting Prosecution Cases.
Power to change the system.
According to Manhattans Chief Assistant District Attorney, Meg Reiss, prosecutors have the independent power to disregard the law to persecute criminals. She said that they the discretion whether or not to hold a case and punish an individual. And this can result in an alter in the Criminal Justice System.
She further stated that Police could arrest as many as they like, and its their discretion whether or not to accept. Their power as Prosecutors doesn’t limit them to what the law dictates, decide on their own with fair judgment. The institution aims to protect people treated cruelly and unfairly based on their race.
The Institute for Innovation in Prosecution
Reiss founded an organization in 2016, the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, which teams up with different Prosecution Offices and the DA to give rise to racial equity reforms. The institute emphasizes that the Criminal Justice System was created only for those from distinct races, given the loathsome past of slavery and racism. She further stated that the system should consider where the perpetrators are coming from, thus pushing them to commit violence.
Furthermore, prosecutors should not accept cases filed by Police officers, claiming that their power doesn’t limit them as to what the law dictates and that they can decide on their own with fair judgment. The institution aims to protect those oppressed just because of their race and without the benefit of the doubt.