Monday, July 14, 2008
Here's some international coverage from the Economist concerning article 59 abuses across Texas. As many of you know, article 59 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure is the way our trusted District Attorneys go about seizing millions of dollars in "drug dealer" assets. You would think that this money then goes to help out children or crime prevention. Well sometimes it does and sometimes it can pay for a pretty awesome margarita machine. Montgomery County District Attorney Mike McDougal used article 59 seizure money to acquire a margarita machine for the county fair. Maybe the first toast at the party was to all of the defendants that could make the party possible. This one's on me!