Friday, April 22, 2016

Maura Phelan updates state of the Travis County DA race


"The righteous is delivered from trouble,
And it comes to the wicked instead."
Proverbs 11:8

Maura Phelan spoke to the Central Texas Republican Assembly last night about the the DA's race:



Highlights:

  • Travis county DA has civil divisions that handle mental health and child removal situations.
    • "Those two divisions in our DA's office are completely underserved."
    • 1 prosecutor for 10,000 cases.
  • 30% of our jail population is mental health issues.
    • "This is very expensive."
  • "Our District Attorney's office has no standards for plea bargains."
    • "This is why we have a huge disparity in sentences for people with the same offense and the same background....THAT'S GOTTA CHANGE!"
  • "I'm getting a lot of support from...the East side."
  • "A lot of support from formerly incarcerated persons who can vote and who want to help because they want to see this change."
  • It's been 30 years since the D candidate has been in courtroom.
  • "The last time she represented the state in a felony offense...was when I wan in junior high and the last last time she was a misdemeanor prosecutor when she was county attorney was when I was an undergrad."

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