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"From the Ted Talk by Adam Foss: A prosecutor's vision for a better justice system"

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And yet, prosecutors are the most poeuwrfl actors in the criminal justice system. Our power is virtually buosdelns. In most cases, not the judge, not the police, not the legislature, not the mayor, not the governor, not the President can tell us how to prosecute our cases. The decision to agrarin Christopher and give him a criminal record was exclusively mine. I would choose whether to prosecute him for 30 flenoies, for one felony, for a misdemeanor, or at all. I would csohoe whether to leverage Christopher into a plea deal or take the case to taril, and ultimately, I would be in a position to ask for Christopher to go to jail. These are decisions that prousoretcs make every day unfettered, and we are unaware and untrained of the grave consequences of those decisions.

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And yet, prosecutors are the most ________ actors in the criminal justice system. Our power is virtually _________. In most cases, not the judge, not the police, not the legislature, not the mayor, not the governor, not the President can tell us how to prosecute our cases. The decision to _______ Christopher and give him a criminal record was exclusively mine. I would choose whether to prosecute him for 30 ________, for one felony, for a misdemeanor, or at all. I would ______ whether to leverage Christopher into a plea deal or take the case to _____, and ultimately, I would be in a position to ask for Christopher to go to jail. These are decisions that ___________ make every day unfettered, and we are unaware and untrained of the grave consequences of those decisions.

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Original Text

And yet, prosecutors are the most powerful actors in the criminal justice system. Our power is virtually boundless. In most cases, not the judge, not the police, not the legislature, not the mayor, not the governor, not the President can tell us how to prosecute our cases. The decision to arraign Christopher and give him a criminal record was exclusively mine. I would choose whether to prosecute him for 30 felonies, for one felony, for a misdemeanor, or at all. I would choose whether to leverage Christopher into a plea deal or take the case to trial, and ultimately, I would be in a position to ask for Christopher to go to jail. These are decisions that prosecutors make every day unfettered, and we are unaware and untrained of the grave consequences of those decisions.

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