Friday, March 27, 2009

More Bad Ideas From Harris County DA

Something has to be wrong when I find myself agreeing with a defense attorney again! The Houston Chronicle has an article about the Harris County District Attorneys Office's plan to force some defendants to go to trial to get their rookie prosecutors some trial experience. Well, some problems with that;

Will the District Attorney be trying some of these cases herself since she has no experience trying cases?

I agree with Defense Attorney Mark Bennett.

"The loudest voice against the plan came from Mark Bennett, president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers association, who said the District Attorney’s Office was treating people’s fates like a game or a law school mock trial exercise.
“It’s unethical,” Bennett said. “A prosecutor’s
job is to seek justice, not win easy cases.”
He noted that defendants who want to plead guilty but are forced to trial may have to pay more in attorney’s fees

Amen! Not only does the DA's Office plan play games with the fates of defendants, it also plays games with other witnesses and police officers who have to put their lives on hold at the whim of some DA and judge who still schedule several cases for trial then huddle together and pick one.

I wonder if the real reason behind this is because since Lykos has run off almost all of the good, experienced prosecutors that they are swamped by inexperienced rookies who need quick experience.

DA Lykos' Message is Clear

I don't think Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos realizes what she's done. In playing politics to make some people feel good she has sent the following message to her office;

Race must now be considered in jury selection.

Go here for a better explination than the Houston Chronicle will give you.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Oh Boo Friggety Hoo!

A groom was arrested for drunk driving in Houston. His bride got belligerent and wound up arrested for public intoxication. Now they are filing complaints because they were embarrassed. Well Billy and Jade Puckett ought to be embarrassed at their own actions. I guess neither of them have any common sense or they would have had a taxi or some designated driver. Talk about retarded! Hopefully Harris County Pct.8 will do their investigation, realize nothing wrong was done. Then tell the Pucketts to "puck off!"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Texas a free state...

Well, Texas may not the most free state but we're among the top states to live if you still value your freedom. I should feel sorry for people who live in New York, Rhode Island and those northeastern states.

Click here to read the study...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Quanell Strikes Back

In the military, they train when you are ambushed to fight towards the ambush. Well that is what Quanell X is now doing. Since he got slapped with a slander lawsuit earlier this year he is counter suing! His argument, that his civil rights are being violated. In other words, Quanell is being a hypocrite. Remember his argument that the lawsuit was a coercion to shut him up? Well now he's playing that game. He's trying to silence the officers and any future criticism of him.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday

Today is the 173 anniversary of the birthplace of an independent Texas. A group of Texans declared they were going to break away from Mexico and become an independent nation.
The Houston Chronicle has a story of a lost document to commemorate today.