The Campaign For DA

3.27.2015

I'm Not A Political Expert, But I Don't Think This Is A Good Start For Her


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Edit: Always love the comments about how it's soooo different because it is pain medication.  One comment on the DMN site said she wasn't doing "dope" and her problem happens to "normal" people. Good grief. Is that some kind of code? She was self-medicating. She had the resources to have a doctor who would write her a prescription (assuming she did everything "legal" and didn't doctor shop or lie about how she needed pills for physical pain.)  I suppose those who aren't "normal" and self-medicate with drugs get locked up. And for all those who scream "one is legal and one is not!", are the people behind bars really that different from someone like Hawk who put a substance in her body to alter her state and got addicted? Then again, you look at her photo and bio realize there are differences -- just none that should matter about how we treat each other.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would take her opiate addicted lawyering skills over Craig Watkins any day. And, she's a lot easier on the eyes.

DF Sharen Wilson

Anonymous said...

I don't care unless she used seizure funds to pay for it...

Anonymous said...

Why do big city DA folk seem to have more of an issue with drugs & alcohol? Is it the bright lights and fast life?

DF Ben Matlock

Anonymous said...

How in the world can a person who has been to Drug Rehab be allowed to work in any part of the legal system? I understand it is an elected postion but there need to be rules that ban this sort of thing from happening.

Anonymous said...

1:23, because a person can have a very serious injury or illness that causes great pain that would be unbearable without pain meds, and then want to get off those meds and have trouble doing so; needing rehab...and that person can still be a good, hard working, smart, ethical person. Just so you know.

Anonymous said...

Try having back pain, like sciatica, and THEN comment about why someone might need help getting off the pain medications.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 12:34!

Anonymous said...

OK, for all the liberal sheep out there that follow without thinking. She wasn't buying opiates on the street corner. She had been taking pain relievers that were prescribed by her doctor. She realized that she would need help getting off of them and sought out that help. Sounds like someone that has a lot of self control to me. I don't know about any other issues, but DMN has a tendency to sensationalize issues when it suits them.
Conservative in the Country

Anonymous said...

If she is a Dem, then what do you care. It would be totally acceptable.

If she is a conservative or non-dem, then, of course, its not good. Throw her to the wolves!

Anonymous said...

Barry -- Me thinks you are a sexist. You seem to not be able to tolerate any female DA.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:57 - According to some folks she was buying at least some of her drugs off the street - parking lot of the courthouse to be exact.

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:39, who are some folks? Must be true if it's someone's opinion, right?

Anonymous said...

Well, heck...let's just go around to maternity units and arrest women giving birth for taking epidurals. They can just "deal with it", eh? Wouldn't want them to "alter their state", after all.

Anonymous said...

I always believed that to understand the sinner, you should experience the sin yourself. Again and again.

DF Rev. Jimmy Swaggart

Anonymous said...

BG - I think your Edit comments are spot on.

Anonymous said...

And for all those who scream "one is legal and one is not!", are the people behind bars really that different from someone like Hawk who put a substance in her body to alter her state and got addicted? Then again, you look at her photo and bio realize there are differences -- just none that should matter about how we treat each other.

One never knows when you actually show that you possess a conscience...

The one thing I have validated reading this blog is "are the one behind the bars that different from the lawyers?"

The lines are sure blurry

Anonymous said...

I would keep getting pills for her if she would let me be her pool boy and take care of Mike Hawk.

Anonymous said...

It's better in the Tarrant County DA's office. By far.

Anonymous said...

It's better in the Tarrant County DA's office. By far.

Anonymous said...

Republican pill popper. What a shock.

Anonymous said...

"Barry -- Me thinks you are a sexist. You seem to not be able to tolerate any female DA".
2:31 PM

You are right. That is what caused Hawk to use those drugs.
Geez! I hope this is not an example of the level of intelligent thought in the DA's office.

Denney Crane said...

Maybe her office will make more of an effort to rehabilitate than to incarcerate.

It's refreshing to see so many who can cast the first stone, no matter what her position in the community.

Anonymous said...

Claire Danes- is that you?

Anonymous said...

Go to a hospital burn unit and call those taking pain medications "druggies", then.