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January 12, 2009

Prosecutors Have Low Morale

Cry me a river:

A senior federal prosecutor who has worked on a wide variety of cases along the border said that the focus on relatively simple immigration prosecutions was eroding morale at United States attorney offices.

"A lot of the guys I work with did nothing but the most complex cases — taking down multigenerational crime families, international crime, drug trafficking syndicates — you know, big fish," said the prosecutor, who did not want to be identified as criticizing the department he works for. "Now these folks are dealing with these improper entry and illegal reentry cases." He added, "It's demoralizing for them, and us."

Just so I'm clear on what you're saying, Mr. Anonymous: you're too damned good to do your job? You think your legal prowess is so vasty-powerful that it hurts your fee-fees to do the simple tasks which your bosses set for you? Welcome to the real world.

But while we're on the topic of "Things that Genuinely Demoralize", we're behind by a few votes now.


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