Wednesday, December 29, 2004

It looked harder in 'Escape from Alcatraz'

A man arrested by the Red River Valley Drug Task Force fled custody in October, and was finally recaptured in mid-December. So what feats of derring-do allowed his escape? He just walked out of the unlocked front entrance while task force officers were booking him into the Hopkins County jail, prompting an expensive, two-month-long multi-agency manhunt.

No wonder Chairman Terry Keel and the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee want to get rid of Texas' drug task forces. What an embarrassment.