Saturday, December 09, 2006

Dallas DA Does a Good Thing

I haven't had many opportunities to give kudos to outgoing Dallas DA Bill Hill, but I feel the need to give credit where credit is due. Hill has initiated a request with the Governor for a commutation of the life sentence given to Tyrone Brown when he violated his aggravated robbery probation by testing positive for marijuana one time. The victim of Brown's case is also in support of this request. Hopefully, the request that Brown's sentence be commuted to the 16 1/2 years he has already served will be heeded by Governor Rick Perry. Although Hill deserves credit for taking action, special credit goes to the Dallas Morning News and 20/20 for bringing this story of unequal justice to the public's attention, creating a local and national outcry on Brown's behalf.


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home