Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Lonoke corruption convictions
Kudos to Prosecutor Lona McCastlain, who successfully presented a mountain of evidence concerning drug dealing and a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy using the public office for personal gain. This convention was not easily obtained and sends a message to public officials, perhaps even in Pulaski County.
I thought the prosecutor took too long. Obviously, I was mistaken. The jury deliberated carefully and you can generally count on twelve good citizens to get it right. This is one of the best things about America. We grant even felons a day in court and all the process of the law. It is the thing that sets us apart from these little tyrants that run so many nations just like Lone
oke used to be run.
Maybe investigators should be thinking about this in Little Rock. Do you suppose?
(Broadcast April 18, 2007)