The Campaign For DA

6.19.2017

Wow, Indeed.

Hypo: What do you do if you are an assistant prosecutor in Texas and believe you have come upon evidence that indicates the defendant is not guilty (which you are now legally obligated to turn over), but your boss tells you to bury that evidence? Turn it over, right? It's the ethical, moral and legal thing to do. But in Texas, if you do so against your boss's wishes that person, who isn't necessarily the elected prosecutor, can fire you and there's nothing you can do about it.


(This is from the Texas District and County Attorney's Association weekly case summaries.)


10 comments:

Seymore said...

This must have originated in Williamson county.

Anonymous said...

Like I've always said, your local prosecutor is a bigger threat to our freedom than any terrorist.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:41, the case caption would indicate otherwise.

This problem is systemic. Williamson County got their hand caught in the cookie jar, but make no mistake about it: every county is grabbing for cookies.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Right to work!

Anonymous said...

10:14, that and maybe a nutcase rogue Rhome cop

Anonymous said...

Wow, Indeed. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

I've been told by several lawyers that Denton County is the most corrupt county in the state of Texas.

Anonymous said...

What would I do? Hold an impromptu press conference and tell them how my crooked boss told me to commit a felony by withholding the evidence in question, turn over the evidence, let the jerk fire me, and file against the crook the next election. If he's appointed, stoke public opinion until HIS boss does the same thing. Somewhere in the country good honest people have got to stand up for what is right. And any atty. that will publicly do what is morally and legally right will be able to find a decent job.

Anonymous said...

They've never dealt with Wise

Anonymous said...

Rage loves him some terrorists!