Sunday, April 28, 2013

Judge Ken Anderson (he tampered with physical evidence in the Michael Morton case) and other Texas prosecutors now facing public accountability: Texas Tribune commentator describes a "strange thing" happening in the impervious ranks of Texas prosecutors. Great read. HL.

COMMENTARY: "Texas prosecutor's no longer unassailable," by Ross Ramsey, published in the Texas Tribune on April 26, 2013.

GIST: "Running a political campaign against a sitting prosecutor in Texas was a job for egotistic dunces and legal-minded Quixotes. Even weak DA’s were invincible. But a strange thing is happening in the impervious ranks of high-profile Texas prosecutors. That cachet is taking a beating. One prosecutor is in jail. A former district attorney is facing charges related to sending an innocent man to jail. One county spent nearly $400,000 settling a sexual harassment charge against its DA. Another prosecutor is fighting contempt of court charges after refusing to testify in a prosecutorial misconduct inquiry......... Times have changed. In the 1980s, crime was the major issue in many local and state elections. In the early 1990s, the people who won those elections went on an epic prison - and jail-building spree. Voters are worried about other things now. Wrongful convictions and prosecutions have shaken public faith in the criminal justice system. And, it turns out, in the people at the top."

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