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6.20.2008

Allow Me To Retort


There are just some people in this world that I have a weird negative obsession with. Troy Dungan, believe or not, is one. Nancy Grace, Sean Hannity, and David Dewhurst also come to mind.

But there's another guy as well: Williamson County DA John Bradley. I've never met the guy, but he speaks at seminars and is always posting on the TDCAA message board. He's smart - I'll give him that, but he's arrogant, condescending, and a right wing nutcase. My guess is that he lives in his own distorted reality due to the fact he prosecutes in a county that is basically affluent and white. That demographic makes it easy picking from a prosecutor's standpoint. Heck, a monkey could win cases there.

Edit: I completely screwed everything else up. A commenter is correct. My following rant concerned a sentence not written by Bradley. He'd probably have said it, but I can't dog him for this. But I'll leave my error up sentence I deserve the grief. I feel like an idiot.

But as I was browsing through the Texas Prosecutor magazine, I noticed that he had contributed to a column about how important it is for prosecutors to assist each other. I read it as part of my obsession - certain he'd say something that would drive me insane. After suffering through the boring part (did you know he has a degree in English and managed an ice cream store after college?), he mentioned an occasion when he had been assisted by an out of state prosecutor:
My first real dose of prosecutorial hospitality came at the hands of an assistant district attorney from Milwaukee—it was so long ago I can’t even recall his name. A man accused of capital murder [a death penalty case] in Brazos County had an extensive criminal background in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee prosecutor assisted us in a number of legal battles in Wisconsin. After working tirelessly on the case and after completing his work, he felt obligated to ask me to spare the defendant’s life if I could. Even though he was morally opposed to the death penalty, he did not hesitate to help a Texas prosecutor do his job. His attitude left a lasting impression.
I was struck by the "ask me" phrase. The man asked "me" not to cause the execution of the defendant. Yeah, that's a man whose full of himself but, technically, he's right. An elected DA does make the decision whether or not to seek the death penalty. It's a crazy system and completely arbitrary.

But then it dawned on me: Bradley has never been the elected DA in Brazos County. If he was involved at all in a death penalty case there, it would have been as an assistant or in some other manner where he worked only in a supporting role. But, apparently, he had the power over life and death. Even back then.

Ok, obsession satisfied. For the moment.

24 comments:

Silicone Alley said...

Jarhead's link isnt working

Anonymous said...

barry if you would take off them liberal glasses you might see. WOW I would hate to have you as a lawyer.
Your life must really suck.

Jarhead said...

Arrgh. I hate Nancy Grace. She's like an icepick in the ear.

I like Gracie Jane on Boston Legal though.

Anonymous said...

Since Barry thinks that no one should be guilty of anything and that criminals are harshly treated, I suggest that Barry move away from his suburban wonderland and next to some of the higher crime rate locations, say...South Oak Cliff.

After 6 months, let's reevaluate the situation and see if he still feels that criminals are the victims of the system or that punishment is too harsh.

All these liberal whackos sit back from the comfort of their white picket fences and talk all about how criminals are badly treated in the world and how the system is wrong. All the while they drink martini's secure from the real world.

I am waiting for the day that Barry is burlarized, car broken into, mugged, etc. I will want to hear then that the guy should be set free because he is a victim of society.

A little different then isn't it?

Until then, sit back in your secure liberal armchair and continue to run your hole.

Anonymous said...

Barry, if this post weren't sandwiched between a couple of "Hey, now" pictures I would be snoring now.

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Williamson County and it's not as white and affluent as you would think. Williamson County covers a lot of area including Liberty Hill, Round Rock, and not to mention I35 running right through it. Is it majority white? yes Is it a majority of White affluent? no. Also, you mention, "even a monkey could win a case there". Are you suggesting Monkey's are more intelligent than lawyers or it's not difficult being an attorney. Or is this some sort of racial inuendo? Cause I'm confused.

Anonymous said...

When someone says,"I would hate to have you as a lawyer." they either have never really needed a lawyer or don't know anything about Barry.

Anonymous said...

"Arrogant and condescending" he has at least two qualities of a judge. Maybe that should be his next career.

Anonymous said...

Wondering how the PI attorney is doing that was involved in the automobile accident in Dallas recently ??

Anyone know, I can't remember his name, he is on tv a lot

Anonymous said...

Another Right-Wing Wacko-Nutjob, 1:30, wishing harm on someone they disagree with so they can gloat. And be happy.

Anonymous said...

"Arrogant, condescending, right wing nutcases" always make me wonder what they might have hidden on their laptop or courthouse computer's hard drive or have posted to some website.

Mr. Bradley might be like Judge Kozinski, the chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals out in California - he was serving as a federal judge on an obscenity prosecution of a man who distributed videos showing bestiality and fetishes......and come to find out, Alex had posted sexually explicit material on his own Web site. Or, Mr. Bradley could be a men's bathroom toe-tapper or homo child molester.

All I know is that I quit working on lawyers' and courthouse computers' long ago. I couldn't stand the arseholes I had to deal with, nor take the potential liability risks.

Roger said...

If Bradley wasn't the "elected" official in that county, then who would make the decision on wether to seek the death penalty???

I must have missed dsomething here.

Jarhead said...

Alley:

That's not the first time a female has mentioned that my link wasn't working...

Getting old is a bitch.

Anonymous said...

You are correct as usual Barry. It's a shame that the Sheeple will never see things as they are but prefer to get their news from the likes of Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I guess you have heard about using attorneys as lab animals instead of rats or monkeys. There are plenty of them, and there are some things you can't get a rat to do.
~~Dago

Anonymous said...

Why do you bother to read it 1:30 if you think it is a "hole". I would bet that Barry could smoke you in an intelligence test because you obviously drank the Red Koolade. You hero has at best a 25 percent approval rating. Why? Because Republicans are a bunch of rich fools who shouldn't be allowed to be in power because of the damage they do to America every single time that they are in charge.

RPM said...

Every DA I have ever met were arrogant, condescending, right wing nutcases (with the exception of a couple from Wise County pre JJ).

Anonymous said...

Mr. Bradley was a guest speaker in my Criminal Procedure class in law school and I found him to be very much like you describe -- arrogant and condescending.

I also didn't learn any criminal procedure that day...I just learned that he has had a very important and exciting career.

Anonymous said...

I think Barry possesses a hatred for anything Republican. I guess we all need something to make war against. Growing up in South Oak Cliff made me hate criminals and it turned me into a conservative. Those of you who were privilaged and, like Barry, lived affuently, isolated from criminal activity, preach your liberal agenda from pulpits far removed from the gutter that some of us had to live in.

Anonymous said...

You've misread the TDCAA article. The "Conclusion", which contains the paragraph you find so offending, was written by the author of the piece, Bill Turner, who is the DA of Brazos County. Before the "Conclusion", Turner has comments by Bradley, responding to questions he has asked.

So, Bill Turner and not Bradley is the person working with the Wisconsin person. Perhaps a correction is in order.

Anonymous said...

"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it." - Barack Obama

wordkyle said...

BG - My compliments on your having the fortitude to post a very public "mea culpa." You showed a lot of character.

Anonymous said...

Yes, wordkyle, Barry does have a lot of character.

If he didn't he would do more deletions of stupid comments from folks who give posts here.

THAT takes character AND courage.

Thanks, Barry for this blog, where conservatives and liberals can post.

America, land of the free and home of the brave!!

Anonymous said...

glory halleluya!~right-on brother/fu very much!!