Thursday, May 7, 2009

Gang Asset Bill Causing Rift

A bill in the Texas legislature to allow the seizure of gang assets has created a rift between the Texas Attorney General's office who supports the bill and some prosecutors who oppose it.
“This is cast as a crime-fighting bill, but the folks who do the crime fighting in Texas aren’t in the bill,” said Rob Kepple, executive director of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association, which is working to kill the bill. Source: Houston Chronicle
I always get worried when lawmakers start talking about the "huge" amounts of money they expect to seize. That kind of mentality leads to things like this.

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