4.09.2008

Sheesh


If you want to know how (some) prosecutors think these day, check out this debate on the prosecutor's message board.

Georgetown DA John Bradley (who posts by the initials "JB") thinks the case should be referred to the grand jury. It's crazy attitudes like this (and that guy is a moral Nazi) that get the criminal justice system involved in everything.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee Barron, you mean taking a maybe Class "C" misdemeanor to a Grand Jury is a little extreme? They need to elect Mr. Bradley as God.

Andria said...

Would now be a good time to tell you that I start a job with TDCAA in August?

Anonymous said...

Insane--put case where it belongs--in the DEAD (and ridiculous) file. By the way, I'm a lawyer with experience in criminal law. People need to get a dose of "grow up" and quit trying to criminalize EVERYTHING!! Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Back in the old days....

15 minutes at the Decatur drive-in would have gotten me five 99-year terms....to be served consecutively.

And it would have been worth it...

Anonymous said...

TDCAA is a terrific organization that keeps lawyers, not just prosecutors, informed on changes in criminal law. They spend a lot of time on Capitol Hill during the legislative term trying to educate our elected officials on criminal law. Not many are "moral Nazis" ... just lawyers trying to do the "right thing." Congratulations, Andria.

Gorilla said...

16 will get ya 20.

Kevin L. Henry said...

Barry,
The law is the law and the rules are in place when the conduct occurs. If you don't like the laws or the rules, run for the legislature where you are responsible to voters for your views and attitudes as opposed to your perpetual supposed diogenic questing against truth and justice. If you want to make it legal for boys to fondle sleeping women or to reduce the age of consent for sexual conduct, run for the legislature. Until then, you shouldn't criticize prosecutors for enforcing law that they are sworn to uphold. I'm not saying that I agree or disagree with you about that particular case, but prosecutors have a job. Don't hammer on them for conscientiously upholding their oath and representing the state.

Anonymous said...

I guess it is time to arrest 90 percent of the teenage boys in America. Boys are bad, girls are good.

Anonymous said...

8:59

I would say "the State" has a tight ass.

And lay off of BuBear. We don't want him shedding BuBear tears on his keyboard.

Now go pursue some outstanding traffic warrants.

Double Fake Judge Wapner

Anonymous said...

Kevin, I'm surprised at you. Since you're an attorney, you should understand the latitude and power that prosecutors have in deciding whether or not to prosecute a case. A grand jury might indict a head of lettuce. A prosecutor can make a person's life a living hell, even when he knows that ultimately the case is a loser. Forcing some kid to endure prosecution in an unprovable case is a complete waste of DA time and taxpayer money...not to mention the fact that the kid's family will have to shell out thousands of dollars in defense.

BTW, Ann Coulter & Dr. Laura...please...

Anonymous said...

That is crazy

Kevin L. Henry said...

To 1:36 pm:
Don't be surprised. I don't think an individual prosecutor should arbitrarily decide to not prosecute someone who commits a crime. The last time I checked, prosecutors swore uphold the laws of Texas. Legislators are elected to write the law (legislative branch of government) and prosecutors are to apply the law (judicial branch of government). The only proper determination for a prosecutor is whether the evidence supports the accusation, and that includes the credibility of the witnesses. The decision whether or not prosecute a case is based on the evidence, not some internal capriciousness of a prosecutor who does not enforce a law just because he does not like it. That latter person should not be a prosecutor; he should be a defense or divorce lawyer.