Hi-Phi Nation Plus: Sarah and Barry on Police Discretion


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On this bonus Slate Plus episode, Barry and Sarah Lustbader talk about the issues raised in the police discretion episode. They talk about how to implement public reasons test for officers using their discretion in low-level offenses, and what it would mean to "disbar" an officer for unethical behavior. Sarah questions why the system considers it a "favor" to a defendant to let them off, or give them a lighter sentence. What would happen if we took seriously that arrest is not the correct response to wrongdoing for malum prohibitum crimes.

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