Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Merry Christmas

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Former-judge-runs-against-Lykos-for-GOP-nomination-2330180.php

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the status of the contempt Hearings and grand jury probe?

Scott C. Pope said...

Merry Christmas to whom? You?

Anonymous said...

Seriously? I totally thought the Lloyd Oliver thing was a joke. Boy oh boy. How many judicial elections has he been in? At least four?

Anonymous said...

Happy Hanukkah! No matter your beliefs, this is indeed blessed news!

Anonymous said...

Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?

A Harris County Lawyer said...

Karma and Company.

Anonymous said...

Why is Lisa Millard deemed a Republican? The leftist diatribe emanating from that court is probably closer to left of left of center. Well, I guess I did forget to make a political contribution.
But to make a point, this Is where the GOP has been heading for years. At least Democrats vote with a zealot's passion.

Anonymous said...

Did the 185th grand jury get another extension?

A Harris County Lawyer said...

I don't believe the Grand Jury needs an additional extension. I believe they are already established through February.

Anonymous said...

As a former prosecutor, I was excited to see this. My husband, a criminal defense attorney, on the other hand, said, "Well, he always acted like a DA from the bench. If he gets elected, at least his pro-prosecutor actions will be more appropriate." You know most defense attorneys are going to be voting for Lykos! But I'm freaking happy as can be that he's thrown his hat in the ring. Merry Christmas indeed!

Anonymous said...

Pat Lykos tough on crime and doing a very good job? I was wondering how many cases Pat Lykos has personally prosecuted during her reign of terror? How is the investigation of the Up-To-Date Cleaners fire going Lykos?

Anonymous said...

"The last thing we need is a big primary fight at the top of the ticket.... A divisive primary is never a positive thing from a party perspective." Jared Woodfill (Harris County Republican Chairman)Houston Chronicle, 11/30/11. Woodfill has proved the point that I have so often made; neither he nor the elites, nor the blue hairs of the Republican Party care one wit about whether the candidate that is "sponsored" is qualified for the office sought - the only thing that is relevant to him, the elites, and the blue hairs is that the person in office is allegedly a Republican Party member (or at least say they are).
The apparent party support of Lykos demonstrates, in my opinion, a total ignorance of what this woman has done to the morale of the employees, and to the reputation and respect of this office previously held by those who actually know in the law enforcement community. Succinctly she is not qualified, in my opinion and that of many others, to hold the office from any perspective - not only from her prior work experience nor management experience nor her attitude and personality - but more importantly as demonstrated by her performance over the past three years.
I would respectfully suggest to any voter in the Republican primary that they not only dump Lykos, but that if Woodfill has an opponent that he meet the same fate. The party needs a chairman that is concerned about the qualifications of the candidates that are sponsored by the party and not merely because they have an "R" after their name. Mike Anderson has the qualifications and experience (as did Kelly Siegler three years ago) to perform the job that in reality has gone unfilled for at least the last three years thanks to people like Woodfill , the elites, and the blue hairs.
Calvin A. Hartmann

Anonymous said...

With all the talk about how it's a great time to be a defense lawyer in Harris County, someone (Brian Rogers at the Chronicle) needs to take a look at her dismissal rate. Hearing far too many stories about cases that are too "hard" getting dismissed. Ole' Patsy can claim they've filed on over 300,000 cases, but how many are seen through?

Anonymous said...

Interesting read over at Big Jolly Politics blog:

A Harris County Sheriff Deputy’s Views on DA Lykos

http://www.bigjollypolitics.com/wp/2011/12/01/a-harris-county-sheriff-deputys-views-on-da-lykos/

Anonymous said...

That's sad that Jared Woodpecker wants a republican district qttorney as opposed to a competent district attorney. As long as political whores exist, there will be plenty of pimps trying to protect their corner.

Anonymous said...

Log on to the HPOU's website and read the archived November, 2010 Badge & Gun's President's Message from Gary Blankenship regarding Officer S.A. Roccaforte's nightmare with the D.A.'s office - their mistrust and lack of confidence in Lykos and all of her puppets is about a lot more than just trace cocaine cases.