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Chuck Rosenthal getting the boot... (TX)

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Bartholomew Roberts, Feb 4, 2008.

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  1. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    You all may remember Chuck Rosenthal? He is the Harris county DA who declared that he would not honor the previous Texas law establishing a presumption that lawful citizens with a handgun in the car met the Texas definition of "travelling."

    Instead he declared he would charge them anyway and let a jury decide. Some of the criminals he took off the streets in this fashion included a Houston doctor who had just bought a firearm and was on his way home when he was pulled over for speeding.

    Well, it turns out that ol' Chuck got crossways with a local group and they sued him as well as getting a court order for his emails. Chuck then deleted 3,000 of the 4,500 emails in the court order which may cost him sanctions before the bar. In addition, of the 1,500 emails they did get, they found racist emails, pornography, and that Chuck was sleeping with his secretary.

    It now looks like he will not be continuing his tenure as DA of Harris County. Hopefully, Texans can get someone who is a little more supportive of their RKBA to replace him.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. It made my day.

    (I live in Minnesota now, but I'm a Texan and used to live in Harris County.)
     
  3. TexasRifleman

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    Well now that's just a real shame, thanks for posting this :)
     
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    As an occasional Texan, that made my day, too!

    (I wonder if the right response is a drawn-out "Yeeeee haw!")

    Good data retention makes for (better) government, at least potentially ;)

    timothy
     
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    About time. Anyone that can make the TSRA combine with the ACLU to do a paper on ignoring gun laws is really something.
     
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    But anyway good to see a bad man go. I don't really care what the man does with his secretary or what kind of fetish he has but this:

    ...is troubling.

    I know nearly all liberals are inherently racist but they often do not believe themselves to be so. So I am a little curious in what way the prosecuter for the third largest city in the country was racist and understood that he was. There is no call for this kind of thing in public office. While we can not avoid it in our elected officials we can certainly do a little better screening in the ranks with the appointed ones.
     
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    What REALLY suprises me is the idiot thought deleting the emails would erase them off the server.... keeping that information secret means keeping it to yourself.

    Anyway, good luck
    -bix
     
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  8. Robert Hairless

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    Awful, simply awful.

    Do you happen to know what happened to that Houston doctor, by the way? Am I wrong in thinking that a physician would not be allowed to have access to controlled substances while a felony charge was pending?
     
  9. 4t5

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    Instead he declared he would charge them anyway and let a jury decide.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hopefully a jury will get the chance to decide his fate.
     
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    So now, "charge [strike]them[/strike] him anyway and let a jury decide".

    Seems only fitting. I was wondering how long it would be before he got nabbed for something.

    I guess it's true, the wheels of justice move, but slowly. Hopefully someone a bit less elitist will be in the position.
     
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    Hee! Hee! Hee!

    Cudn't happen to nicer puke
     
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    Silly me, I thought only Ohio elected officials thought they were the law. As for the other peccadilloes, Columbus Ohio isn't known as zipper town for nothing.
     
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    Another Nifong bites the dust!!
     
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    Some really great news!
     
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    As I travel through Harris county quite a bit, I'm glad to see him on the hot seat. They need to get rid of the entire office, particularly Siegler. As for not being concerned about his "pesonal fetishes", I believe lacking moral standards is not a desirable trait in a prosecutor who enforces societys moral standards, supposedly. Giving considerable pay raises to your secretary, with whom he's had an affair, while married, and she admitting she literally sleeps on the job, is unbelievable.
     
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    I grew up in Harris county (Pasadena) and this post gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. Thanks. :D
     
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    I have not seen any evidence of Rosenthal leaving. Many have called for his resignation, and he has refused. I don't see it happening. Remember, this is the guy who dismissed a judge's arson charges even though the Grand Jury voted to indict. Rosenthal won't leave voluntarily, but I don't see him getting another term in office anytime soon. Where did you get the news he was leaving? The Chronicle hasn't said anything about him lately.
     
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    Over zealous bigot elitist gets his!!!
     
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    Harris County is a better place :)

    Just my .02,
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    Just speculation at the moment; but he is unlikely to get reelected to the position and considering that he just deleted evidence in a civil suit that he was under court order to preserve, his ability to retain his bar license will depend on convincing the court that his deletion was accidental as claimed.

    I'm guessing that if he loses his bar license he won't have to resign to find a new job.
     
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    +1

    From the Chron:
    Between the Presidential candidates and this, I'm loosing faith in "The System."
     
  23. Bartholomew Roberts

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    In the news today, Rosenthal has announced he will not seek re-election. In addition, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (no friend to gunowners herself) has asked the U.S. Attorney General to investigate Rosenthal based on the incident mentioned above.
     
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    Funny, we visited some relatives over the New Year holiday. There was a news item on the id10t tube about Rosenthal. My wife's cousin (a really sweet wonderful lady that we like a great deal) proceeded to inform us that he was a wonderful person that was being railroaded out of office unjustly by political activists. I then related the stories about his abuse of the Texas gun laws, and told her why I thought he was a waste of human skin and getting exactly what he deserves. She said nothing else, and neither did I. We agree to disagree. Although I firmly cling to Claire Wolfe's quotation "America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." It is nice to see that in spite of the fact the system is irreparably broken, now and again an arrogant S.O.B. blows himself up.
     
  25. TexasRifleman

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    Boy talk about the "pot calling the kettle black".



    (don't even start with the racist remarks, go Google where that saying comes from if you are tempted, it has nothing to do with race)
     
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