The Campaign For DA

9.29.2006

A Plea For Common Sense

A Star-Telegram story that explains why I pull my hair out every day: - A cop gets accused of rape - He proclaims his innocence and wants a trial - At the trial, the prosecutor violates a court's ruling and a mistrial is declared - The jury, in post trial interviews, says that they were ready to find the defendant not guilty had the mistrial not occurred - The trial judge rules that the defendant can't be prosecuted again based upon Double Jeopardy - The bloodthirsty State appeals and finds a Republican court that agrees with her: the case can be retried - Today a second jury finds the defendant not guilty