Monday, December 18, 2017

On #TXLEGE Sexual Abuse: Where the HECK is the Travis County DA?!?

"For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed."
John 3:20

That's a rhetorical question...but we think it's a pretty good one.

Over the past six weeks, we've discovered an ever worsening onslaught about various acts of sexual abuse at the Capitol.  At a minimum, it certainly seems like several assaults have occurred.  And shouldn't credible accounts of assault lead to a criminal investigation.

We're not a lawyer; we don't know the relevant statues.  Furthermore, we wouldn't be surprised if the statute of limitations had expired on some of the older events.  But, given what we've learned so far, wouldn't a responsible district attorney ask?!?

But this is the Travis County DA's office we're talking about, so the word responsible doesn't apply.  They'd rather launch political prosecutions.  Then, of course, there's this.

Another point to ponder: So far, all of the legislators who have been formally accused have been Democrats.  But the day is inevitably coming when Republican names formally drop.  And wouldn't it be interesting if the Travis County DA were to then suddenly discovered an interest in this topic....

The biggest shame is that both chambers of the legislature are clearly going to do everything they can to resist cleansing themselves; a criminal investigation might actually shame them into doing so.

Bottom Line: For obvious reasons, the Travis County DA's record doesn't inspire confidence.  But Margaret Moore campaigned on restoring public confidence in the DA's office.  If she's serious, this would be a really good place to start.

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