Sunday, September 30, 2007


Many "Protest Leaders" are calling for Congress to subpoena the prosecutor who preferred the charges against the young black folks alleged to have been involved in (take your choice) either a "schoolyard fight" or a "mob action."

Some in Congress have started to grandstand about calling the prosecutor in to somehow "explain himself".

You friendly Basin takes no position on whether what is happening there is racial, appropriate or even a good use of resources. Reasonable people can disagree.

But on this one point I am adamant: Congress should not call this prosecutor to testify and, if they do, he should refuse to testify while his cases are pending.

This guy is elected to exercise the police power, constitutionally reserved to the People of the State of Louisiana. If he charges stuff that can't be proven, then a jury will say so. If he misuses his power, the electorate will take him out at the next opportunity. Moreover, there is no Federal Legislative proposition which his pretrial testimony could advance. The Feds don't have the power to stop the State of Louisiana from exercising its police power, so what legislative purpose would such a hearing further? Precisely none.

Demonstrate all you want. Campaign against the guy next time. Support an appeal if you think the young people are being hosed. But give up the Congressional Hearing Folly.


At 6:19 PM, September 30, 2007, Anonymous Potstirrer said...

I have a great distaste for lawyers, but in this instance I must agree with you. The Federal Govt. has no business “investigating” a state issue. When you have Sharpton, Jackson, and election cycle it equals Congressional hearing.

At 12:01 AM, October 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have any problem with him not testifying before Congress but I do have a problem with the law not being applied fairly.

He should be made to respond to taxpayers and to the citizens that he works for.

If for some reason, the majority agree with him then Jackson, Sharpton, and everyone else should protest and bring to the attention of the public and the FBI possible Civil Rights violations.

At 5:59 AM, October 01, 2007, Blogger TOOKIE said...

I 100% agree . Did you see C Thomas last night on 60 mins? Best interview 60 mins has done in years .

Here is a man , like Powell that NEEDS to be a ICON to those in the ghettos and poverty . Here is a man who despite all against him stood the line.

This is my main bitch at the Sharpton & jesse croud ........they would call people Uncle Tom , yet aren't bringing their people up . they aren't stopping the cycle of Poverty and GHETTO .........

Look at how the same folks LYNCHED the Duke players .........

This cycle needs to STOP .


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