Saturday, December 29, 2007

Which Crimes Should Be Investigated?

Normally one finds federal prosecutors saying "no comment" on pending investigations.  But the San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier this week a reverse scenario.  It seems prosecutors were calling individuals in the press to obtain information related to State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata (see here).  It seems this white collar investigation has been ongoing for several years, with no results.

In the interim, the Chronicle reports that Senator Perata was the subject of a carjacking at gunpoint (see here). 

One has to wonder if federal resources are being placed in the correct place. With carjacking as a federal statute, 18 U.S.C. ยง 2119, would our resources be better spent on stopping this crime?


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