Monday, April 07, 2008

Balko interviews Craig Watkins, decries PR blitz on drug task force pork

Two articles by Reason magazine's Radley Balko caught my eye.

First, is Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins America's best prosecutor? It might be a tad early in his career to foist that mantle upon him, but I agree with Balko he should be in the conversation. See his interview with Watkins.

In addition, Balko has a Fox News column decrying the national PR campaign Grits discussed earlier aimed at staving off cuts to the federal Byrne grant program. Writes Balko: "Unfortunately, Congressional Democrats (and many Republicans) can't resist the easy, positive publicity that comes with a press release announcing the procurement of federal crime-fighting pork for the local police department."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Mr. Watkins should be teaching how to be a DA to a few other DAs in Texas; namely Harris Co. and Williamson Counties. Everyone is not guilty and even though a policeman writes a report. That is in the eye of the beholder and DAs and Judges go to all lenghts to convict everyone who comes in front of them, which is wrong.

Thank you Mr. Watkins and may The Lord bless you in your work for HIM.