Sunday, October 01, 2017
TKC SUNDAY MUST READ!!! JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR MEAN JEAN PETERS BAKER PENS WORK LIFE CONFESSIONAL!!!
Here's the most amazing piece of Kansas City journalism out there right now.
Suggested by one of the best and brightest TKC readers . . .
AS THE KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE COUNT STANDS AT 111, JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR MEAN JEAN PETERS BAKER OFFERS UNPRECEDENTED PERSPECTIVE ON THE TOUGHEST PART OF HER JOB!!!
Marshall Project: The Hardest Phone Call a Prosecutor Has to Make
"There is no training for this in law school. It’s a part of the criminal justice system that is seldom seen or even portrayed in pop culture. But like a doctor who must inform a patient of some terrible illness, a prosecutor like me often has to deliver tough news to victims, or — when a victim has died — to their families."
While the elected leader has her critics, this kind of insight into her work might help to create more understanding about the people who enforce laws amid the current crime wave.
You decide . . .