Friday, October 05, 2007

Wentworth requests AG Opinion on Bexar County needle exchange pilot

Texas Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Jeff Wentworth has requested that Attorney General Greg Abott determine whether participants in a legislatively authorized needle exchange pilot in Bexar County can be prosecuted as Bexar District Attorney Susan Reed has threatened to do. Those interested should read the full letter from Wentworth (pdf), which lays out a lengthy, cogent argument why the program should be allowed to go forward.

The request for opinion number is RQ-0630-GA, so if you'd like to submit comments to the Attorney General about the Bexar Needle Exchange pilot, be sure to include that number prominently so they'll know which case you're talking about.

Thanks, Senator for representing your constituents and calling the DA's bluff on this one.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ. Sounds like a special election to get rid of that DA would be in order.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

She's not up until 2010.

Matt said...

So she wants to arrest people trying to avoid getting aids, all the while the corrupt sheriff doesn't even have to worry about jail time.

Anonymous said...

The bigger problem is that she is looking at higher titles than DA of Bexar County?

Anonymous said...

Grits--that's the purpose of a special election. Although it may be a recall election, I can't remember. Either way, they should do what they can to get rid of her before 2010.