1.19.2011

District Attorney Sorriness


Montgomery County, Texas DA tweets about local "news organization" publishing photos of those arrested, yet not convicted, of DWI.

So much for his respect from the presumption of innocence.

Edit @ House of York: Those City of Denton bookin/booking photos I link to every now and then are actually posted by a North Texas student who is not associated with any government agency.

Edit: I stand corrected, the City of Denton does post bookin photos. When I'm wrong, I'm wrong. (I guess that's where the North Texas student gets them and then twitpics them.)


19 comments:

House of York said...

Huh? I'm surprised you have a problem with that.

Denton has been posting book in photos for a while now.

At times, you use them as blog material.

Mmm....

Anonymous said...

Were Drugs or Alcohol involved?

Anonymous said...

Take that...Smarty Pants House of York!

Anonymous said...

I read your "edit" to House of York. So what.....it makes no difference. They are still pictures posted of "accused' and not yet convicted or found guilty. So you are doing just the same when you post those pictures from Denton too. No way around that one, Barry.

Anonymous said...

Good points by York and 9:30. You're doing the same thing once-removed, BG. You love a train wreck and always stop to watch and promote them. Just as guilty, man. Like your "edit" shows.

House of York said...

Uhh ohhh....I'm in trouble now.

Please accept my apology. I was totally wrong in questioning you about that post. I forgot that it was not the actual Denton police department that posts those.

Anonymous said...

Has Jared Loughner been convicted yet? You didn't seem to mind posting his picture. So much for the presumption of innocence.

Anonymous said...

House of York...the fact is Barry posts them (Denton pictures) here as book in photos. You were correct in your first post. No need to apologize.

Anonymous said...

A guy in Colleyville has been doing this same thing for years.

http://www.localnewsonly.com/01NewLNO/frontpage.htm

Jack Daniels said...

WTF is the big deal? They are "book-in photos" not "tried and convicted photos."

Geez.

Anonymous said...

Only a true liberal believes they can have it both ways and somehow it's okay.

= hypocrit to the max


Can you ever be a little bit pregnant?

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:44,
Is it legeal to "love" on your cousin once removed?

Anonymous said...

It's impossible to love on your cousin once they are removed.

Anonymous said...

The City of Denton does post the mug shots.

http://gisweb.cityofdenton.com/jailreport/

Anonymous said...

"presumption of innocence" is only in the eyes of the law and the courts, private individuals can hold any view they choose. The information is public record.

House of York said...

(insert cabbage patch dance here)

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Anonymous said...

Hey Jack D..... there would be no "big deal" if Barry had left this alone. But HE puts up the same photos that he is now chastizing others for doing. Pot calling the kettle black? hmm?

Kirk said...

I think the difference is that Barry's not the D.A. The D.A. is sworn to find the truth, and posting booking pictures of people who are presumed innocent creates a conflict of sorts.

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:08 It is in east Tx.They're called training dummies.