The Campaign For DA

12.09.2014

So Goofy. Such A Time Waste. At Taxpayer Expense.



A guy takes a flag from a display on a sidewalk and throws it into the street where it is destroyed. Is he guilty of theft? Probably. Is he guilty of Criminal Mischief (damaging the property of another)? Definitely. Both are simple Texas laws that are used every day.

But let's not charge him with that. No, let's have some prosecutor(s) -- who works for you -- make the idiotic decision to charge him under a silly and never used flag desecration statute which is clearly unconstitutional and then lets clog up the courts with the fight. (The statute, to be clear, would make it illegal for someone to buy a flag and then go home and cut it up. You can do that.  This issue was decided by the Supreme Court in 1989. Not to be deterred, the Texas legislature tried to "fix" the statute by simply rewriting it in the exact same way.)

I can't begin to explain the amount of needless public expense here. Cops, administrative staff for cops, prosecutors, administrative staff for prosecutors, a trial judge, a court administrator, an initial appeal in front of three judges who also have clerks and administrative staff, and then to the next level of nine judges all who have clerks and administrative staff.

Story.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Countdown to ignorant redneck comments in 3...2...1...

Anonymous said...

Talk about stupid. Someone named Green is a defense attorney and said defense attorney don't waste taxpayer money at all trying to "get off" 100% guilty people now does he.





Anonymous said...

11:24 must be an ignorant nig or mesican if somebody destroying our flag wouldn't bother them at all.....

Patriotic ignorant redneck

Anonymous said...

Stop using that "N" word or I'll come down there and rip your flag to pieces!

Anonymous said...

So Skippybugger,

Do you have a list or something, of laws that you feel should not be enforced?

Can you produce that list...then maybe go through Congress, etc, to get them removed?

How about that?

Anonymous said...

I love it when a liberal weenie complains about public expense. But bring in all the illegals you want, and pay for their expenses. Hypocrite

Anonymous said...

I have a whole bunch of laws I want the gubmint to ignore.

Anonymous said...

What better way for a bureaucracy to justify their staff and budget than to pursue such grand ideals? And possibly further their political careers...

Anonymous said...


That nigger looks pretty stoned. I should know. But I ain't tore up anybody else's flags over it.

unit 4333 out

Anonymous said...

And if this idiot doesn't do any of that, we don't have to spend a dime.