Caddo Parish, LA
After the exoneration of Glenn Ford, and the admission by former prosecutor Marty Stroud that he made mistakes in the case and was arrogant, Caddo Parish prosecutor DALE COX said: “I think we need to kill more people.”
Cox is also known to have said inappropriate comments such as:
“Jesus demands that his disciples kill a child abuser by placing a millstone around his neck and throwing him into the sea.”
“I want to kill everyone in here. I want to cut their fucking throats. I’m just being honest, and if any of them want to go outside we can do it right now.”
Cox, realizing that his position on the death penalty was a minority position in Caddo Parish, decided not to run for re-election in 2015.
Duval County, FL
Prosecutor Angela Corey has secured roughly one quarter of Florida’s death sentences, though the county holds only five percent of the state’s population. Sandy D’Alemberte, former president of the American Bar Association and Florida State University, said of Corey, “…She cannot command the respect of people who care about justice.”
Maricopa County, AZ
Just three prosecutors obtained 1/3 of all of the death sentences in the county since 2007. They are Jeannette Gallagher, Juan Martinez, and Vince Imbordino.
In the case of prosecutor Jeannette Gallagher, the Arizona Supreme Court has found misconduct in three of her recent capital cases, and called her behavior “inappropriate,” “very troubling,” and “entirely unprofessional.”
Prosecutor Juan Martinez once likened a Jewish defense lawyer to “Adolf Hitler” and his “Big Lie,” a tactic the Arizona Supreme Court deemed “reprehensible.”
Orange County, CA
In 2015, Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Goethals recused the entire Orange County District Attorney’s Office from a capital trial because of extensive misconduct. Among the issues that have come to light is the widespread misuse of jailhouse informants.