You know, I think the reason that I disagree with Marky Mark and some of the other posters on a lot of the issues is because we begin on different starting points when we make our arguments.
While I start off talking about how the community needs good, talented and aggressive prosecutors on cases, I'm envisioning the ax-murderer and the baby raper.
When they start talking about mercy, compassion and a lack of arrogance in prosecution, they are envisioning the poor schlub who is walking down the middle of the street where a sidewalk is provided and the police find a crack pipe on him.
NOTE: Before using the term "schlub" above, I wanted to make sure it wasn't a code-word for anything offensive. The American Heritage Dictionary lists the following:
Slang A person regarded as clumsy, stupid, or unattractive.
Yiddish, from Polish zhób, trough, blockhead.
I hope my research was thorough enough.