"Once the drug dealers are taken off the streets and brought before an Essex County judge, V.I.P.E.R’s trio of assistant prosecutors have been able to use asset-forfeiture statutes and harsh plea agreements to keep them from reclaiming their territory.
Harsh plea agreements....that is the biggest line of bs I've heard coming out of Essex County. Their court system is so overflooded and horrible, it's actually laughable. I've seen the same people locked up year after year, rap sheet stacked with charges, only to see "dismissed" written all over it. What to they usually plea to..."Fail to give CDS to Police" and usually sentenced to time served.
The prosecutors detectives on the streets put their life on the line everyday...great group of people and i have personally worked with them over the years...but the Prosecutors...don't get me started.