Monday, February 4, 2008

Chuck Rosenthal getting the boot... (TX)

Found here.

You all may remember Chuck Rosenthal? He is the Harris county DA who declared that he would not honor the previous Texas law establishing a presumption that lawful citizens with a handgun in the car met the Texas definition of "travelling."

Instead he declared he would charge them anyway and let a jury decide. Some of the criminals he took off the streets in this fashion included a Houston doctor who had just bought a firearm and was on his way home when he was pulled over for speeding.

Well, it turns out that ol' Chuck got crossways with a local group and they sued him as well as getting a court order for his emails. Chuck then deleted 3,000 of the 4,500 emails in the court order which may cost him sanctions before the bar. In addition, of the 1,500 emails they did get, they found racist emails, pornography, and that Chuck was sleeping with his secretary.

It now looks like he will not be continuing his tenure as DA of Harris County. Hopefully, Texans can get someone who is a little more supportive of their RKBA to replace him.

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