The Campaign For DA

2.17.2015

Texas Prosecutor Casually Mentions That He Might Have Wrongfully Prosecuted People


For almost two decade, the Texas District and County Attorney's Association has had an online message board where prosecutors can ask for advice.  It's rarely used.  But I noticed this one today which really got my attention. Don't get bogged down in the details because it really is straight forward: His office has been prosecuting pregnant mothers under a statute which says it doesn't apply to pregnant mothers.

This really is amazing. Not only is it an admission of not knowing the law, but it also demonstrates an "aw shucks" mentality about wrongful prosecutions.

Edit: So some of you think I'm in favor of pregnant women using drugs? Really? That is what you discerned from all of the above?