“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 ChronicleI 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.
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.