I’ve been meaning to post an entry on this subject for a couple of days but have been too busy with other projects. To start with, here are the two stories in case you missed them: Daily Press and The Sun.
Ken Holtz took me to task a bit on this matter. Actually, Kenny, I really had planned to post the Daily Press story the night it came out but completely forgot before I turned off the computer. It wasn’t until Nelson’s story that I really understood the issue and then couldn’t seem to find the time until now.
My opinion on this matter might surprise you, but it really shouldn’t. The merits of the Colonies case aside, I think I have made it very clear how I feel about Brady cops and attorneys. And I include in the list of “Brady Attorneys” the last two county counsel and several (if not more) of the deputies. The last two county counsel are the legal beagle on ice, figure skater Jean-Rene Baslé, and Ruth Stringer.
Like we’ve already seen tonight, eventually Karma catches up. County counsel (and human resources) are supposed to be there to protect the county from litigation and assure that county staff are doing things according to the law. Their job is NOT to protect elected and appointed officials in their quest for graft. Unfortunately, our last two county counsel see their job as doing what it takes to carry out political orders and helping those at the top line their pockets.
So, if Ruthie and her underling are in the hot seat in a court of law because they chose to do something they knew was unethical, so be it. I shall enjoy watching them squirm. In my opinion, both Baslé and Stringer should be disbarred and charged criminally for all they have done while sitting as county counsel.