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George Soros thinks plea bargain holds key to criminal justice reform

The American criminal justice system has a number of peculiarities that make it unique throughout the world. One of those things is the number of people that the United States incarcerates each year. America has just 5 percent of the world’s total population, but it has over 25 percent of all incarcerated people on the planet. There are many reasons for this outsized incarceration rate, but one of them is the plea bargain.

The plea bargain originated as a way to reduce the massive case loads that were clogging up the United States’ judicial system. Today, over 90 percent of all criminal cases are decided by plea bargain. Without this important tool, which allows judges and prosecutors to efficiently handle the extremely large numbers of cases that come through the U.S. criminal justice system, the system itself would quickly become bogged down with an incredible number of criminal cases, leading to total gridlock of the judicial system, especially within larger American cities, where crime rates tend to be much higher. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.

But the plea bargain has a number of serious problems. Most people are familiar with the fact that prosecutors have wide discretion regarding whom they charge with crimes and whom they simply let go. It is also widely understood the prosecutors have great leeway in determining the amount of time that those who do decide to plead guilty through the use of a plea bargain will spend in jail.

What’s far less widely understood is that the plea bargain gives prosecutors more de facto power than judges, juries or anyone else in the criminal justice system. This is an evolved trait, which was never intended in the original conception of the U.S. criminal justice system. Today’s prosecutors, in terms of impact on people’s daily lives, are the most powerful elected officials in the country. The source of this power is the plea bargain. And the real reason the plea-bargain confers so much power on prosecutors is because it gives prosecutors the ability to decide effectively who is guilty and who is innocent.

Through tactics such as what’s referred to as loading, a situation where prosecutors will charge defendants with a host of serious crimes, carrying 20, 30 or 40 years of potential prison time, prosecutors who are determined to send someone to jail can almost always force them into a plea bargain where they will end up doing time.

George Soros has recognized this flawed aspect of the U.S. justice system and as set about to permanently change it. He is doing so by replacing hard line conservative prosecutors with more progressive minded and liberal ones. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

Read more: http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527

Davos REG is Using Innovation to Redefine Real Estate Business

 

In line with its goal of reshaping the real estate business, Davos Real Estate Group (REG) has publicly declared the deployment of a state-of-the-art mobile app “Davos CAP Calculator.” The application is set to redefine how real estate investors do business. For instance, the app will allow users to project the expected return on investing in a given real estate venture or property.

 

What makes the app outstanding?

 

A team of professionals led by Davos REG’ director, Gerard Gonzalez, monitored the entire process of designing the app. The mobile app is designed according to the latest technology. Users of both Android and iPhone can enjoy the amazing benefits this innovative application has to offer. Davos REG has promised to deploy a series of corresponding apps that will allow investors to use their mobile gadgets to identify real estate property and share the historical reports with Davos’ agents. The new apps will guide investors towards making wise investment decisions.

 

Benefits of Davos REG’s Mortgage Calculator

 

Davos REG is set to launch other new applications, which will comprise of a “Mortgage Calculator.” Clients can leverage this app to approximate their mortgage on the basis of the Bank’s estimates, the funding duration, and the rate of interest. These apps will enhance the quality of services that customers receive.

 

The year 2016 has been productive and successful for the Davos REG. In addition to the creation of “Davos CAP Calculator” app, the firm has been forming new meaningful connections and partnerships with global real estate agents. The company has expanded its operation to strategic nations such as Spain. It has reported a 75 percent increase in sales in its Q1 of 2016.

 

David Osio

 

David Osio has a deep mastery of financial principles and practices across numerous sectors. He is the brains behind Davos group of companies and serves as the executive director. Osio has an incredible academic record – he holds a law degree from the Venezuela-located Catholic University Andres Bello and advanced degrees in banking, portfolio management, and shares. His leadership is based on consistent research, consultation, and innovation. Osio was a senior employee of the Latino International Bank headquartered in Miami.

 

Armed with decades of experience and expertise in the financial services sector, Osio unveiled Davos Financial Group (DFG), an umbrella firm of several certified, independent companies dedicated to delivering unique financial services to an exclusive group of clients. Under his watch, DFG has opened several branches across the globe and increased its corporate income.

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https://about.me/davidosio

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Eucatex S.A. Flourishes under the Leadership of Flavio Maluf

Flavio Maluf is a successful businessman based in Brazil. He studied mechanical engineering at the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation and later went to the New York University to study administration. Mr. Maluf is married to Jacqueline de Lourdes Coutinho Torres and has 3 children.

Career Milestones and Accomplishments

Flavio Maluf is currently the president and CEO of Eucatex S.A Industria e Comerciro. The company was founded in 1951 and is involved in the production of insulation plates and acoustic sheets from the eucalyptus tree. It has grown rapidly over the years and is now among the leading companies in its niche in Brazil. Mr. Maluf joined the company in 1987 as a junior member of staff. His discipline and hard work saw him rise through the ranks and become president of the group in 1997. In 2005, he was appointed CEO of the company.

The company has undergone numerous changes under his leadership, such as the modernization of its production processes immediately he took over as president. He made good investment decisions that provided the company with the funds to expand its operations and even gain access to new markets. The company has launched many new innovative products under the guidance of Flavio Malufi. Eucatex was also able to open branches in many states in Brazil and start exporting its products to at least 25 countries. In 2014 alone, its market share grew by more than 25%.

Mr. Maluf has embedded in the company a culture of care and respect for the environment. The company ensures responsible disposal of waste and handling of materials during its production processes. It also uses energy-efficient production methods.

Conclusion

Flavio Maluf has set the bar high for his peers in the construction industry. His discipline and commitment to excellence are what have enabled him to achieve so much in his career. He is a selfless man who cares about the welfare of the community as seen from his active participation in many charity events. He loves to spend his free time with his family. He is also the president of the GrandFood Group, an animal feeds company.