Saturday, August 16, 2014

Grand Jury potency a factor of control by judge, prosecutors

It’s an election (year) and anybody with any axe to grind is coming out of the woodwork.” – Vic Feazell, Sheriff Jeffrey T. Lyon’s attorney 
Hillsboro, Texas – If it’s not down and dirty, it’s not a Sheriff’s race in the Lone Star State.
Primaries both before and after the Reagan Revolution, a happening in which the world turned upside down and Democrats “boll-weeviled” their way to the GOP, have the psychological affect of a pagan house purification ritual. Reading the written record is like getting down on hands and knees to analyze the patterns of blood and feathers on the floor.
Consider the 2012 re-election failure of Hill County Sheriff Jeffrey T. Lyon. It’s a poor county, a cotton farming community with a small population situated on the road to everywhere, America’s Main Street, Interstate 35, an hour south of Dallas and a half-hour from the Baptist bastion on the Brazos, Waco.
Local government jobs really, really matter in the scheme of the local economy. It’s the difference between having plenty – and catch as catch can.
They play for blood. It’s as if human souls were on the line.
The case was as dramatic as a teen-aged temper tantrum, the sizzle on the steak as bold as allegations of a Sheriff exposing himself to female employees, routing ambulances across the county to favor one company over another, and a pistol-waving supporter getting raunchy in a restaurant.
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