It is perfectly understandable that current government officials wish to stock the courts with former government advocates. But it’s a bad deal for the rest of us and a doubtful way to ensure equal justice under law.
If Safehouse is ultimately able to open its doors in Philadelphia, look for the model to spread across the country. That would be good news for those who doubt the federal government’s ability to solve the opioid crisis with prosecutions and prisons.
If cops had to carry insurance, the worst offenders would quickly be identified and charged higher rates. If they failed to clean up their act, they would eventually become uninsurable and thus unemployable.