“Prosecute” in the news
Publications and example sentences
· Arbery case exemplifies abuse of 'stand your ground,' but the damage is broad and systemic →
And there had been no rash of people prosecuted for defending themselves or others in an attack.
The China Post
· Black man dies after video shows officer kneeling on neck →
A county prosecutor declined to prosecute the officers, saying Clark was struggling for one of the officers’ gun when he was shot.
· Don't Fold Your Bets On Teva →
Trump will not win re-election votes prosecuting Israeli companies.
· A Presidential Pardon by Other Means →
And yes, he is testing the limits of his own power as a judge to supervise the inherently executive function of deciding whom to prosecute.
The Japan Times
· How the Hong Kong calamity will play out →
Although it remains unclear how individuals accused of subversive activities will be prosecuted, there is a strong possibility that they will be transferred to Chinese courts, where securing convictions for trumped-up charges will be easier than in Hong Kong’s courts, which remain largely independent.
· Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania →
During his four decades in power, he prosecuted and ruthlessly eliminated every real or imagined political opponent.
· ICAC wants charges laid over 'ghost guard' scam →
Commissioner Stephen Rushton SC says Mr Smith could be prosecuted for bribery and giving false or misleading evidence to ICAC.
The New York Times
· A Pandemic Bright Spot: In Many Places, Less Crime →
Under an old law against using harmful biological material to assault someone, threatening exposure to Covid-19 is a felony that carries a five-year prison term, said David Leyton, the prosecuting attorney in Genesee County, Mich. His cases include a suspect accused of menacing shoppers inside a grocery store, then licking a window inside a police cruiser.
· Ahmaud Arbery shooting being investigated as federal hate crime, family’s lawyer says →
There are several sets of circumstances under which a hate crime can be prosecuted by the department’s Civil Rights Division instead of state authorities, including that “a prosecution by the United States is in the public interest and necessary to secure substantial justice” and that “the verdict or sentence obtained pursuant to state charges did not demonstratively vindicate the federal interest in eradicating bias-motivated violence.”
The Japan Times
· Corruption convictions nearly doubled in China last year →
According to the annual report from the Supreme People’s Procuratorate submitted to the national parliament, 18,585 people were prosecuted for crimes related to corruption in 2019, a 90 percent year-on-year increase.