Monday, August 1, 2016

And a Prosecutor that Gets it and is Trying to Set Things Right

  A Texas cop was arrested on July 13th after drunkenly firing his service pistol at a church.  Police body camera footage showed Deputy William Cox crying and complaining about the cop shootings in Dallas while using racial slurs.  

  Cox admitted that he got drunk and fired into the church and he was arrested for deadly conduct and jailed at the Ellis County Jail.  The pastor of the church then signed an affidavit of non prosecution and the deputy was released..

  Luckily Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson is upset with this.  It seems that the jail refuses to release the mug shot of the deputy and that the dropping of the charges was favoritism.   A local TV station reported this quote from Wilson:

   "The criticism being lobbed against law enforcement and the criminal justice community in general in our community and our society today the foundation of that criticism is what's illustrated in this case," said Wilson. "And that is favoritism that some people in the criminal justice system get treated differently. How can I dispel that narrative when these facts completely support that?"  

   The guy gets it.  LEO (Law Enforcement Officers) should be held to the same standard if not a higher standard as ordinary citizens.  The deputy was fired but is that enough for shooting up a church sanctuary?