|Marcus Carter has always generously let me shoot his guns at no charge.|
Elected prosecuting attorneys are connected to powerful members of the State Bar, judges and other government officials. Hauge also is a former president of the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. While most judges generally won’t side against Carter – evidenced by the 15 judicial decisions in his favor because the charges are so ridiculous – they are hesitant to question or discipline one of their own.
It all appears to stem from an incident that happened at KRRC back in 1999. Hauge originally was a guest instructor on the law for the personal protection classes. At the same time, he was involved in a high-profile prosecution of a man who used a gun in self-defense. After the jury unanimously found the man innocent, Hauge insisted on taking up two classes trying to justify the poor decision to prosecute and wasted resources in such a clearly justifiable case of self defense.
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