Thursday, March 17, 2011


CORRECTION ON SILVA POST

Article 42.12. Section 20. Reduction or Termination of Community Supervision - this provision clearly states that it does not apply to DWI's.  Thank you to the reader who posted the notice of the BV's mistake on this issue.  And thank you for the professional manner used is pointing out the correction.

Beyond this I do not know what the city secretary is thinking - there may still be something else out there.  Neither side seems to be too willing, at least in the Herald, to defend their position.

The BV apologizes for its mistake,

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hear Zeke is back in.

Anonymous said...

So now Brownsville is creating its own laws independent of Texas State law. We need to fire the genius who allowed him back on the ballot. Now every drug dealer and drunk can run for office.

BobbyWC said...

My problem with this comment is, it sas - redemption has no place in our society - and two the Herald has yet to explain the real problem.

This is not hard - the COB has access to the DPS records - he either has or does not have a felon conviction. It is two minutes for the DPD to run teh record.

Also if he received some form of deferred adjudication and completed probation there would be no conviction

Now I until I moved to Brownsville I never heard of such bizarre ways of dealing with DWI - in Dallas 1st DWI the plea is a conviction with a mandatory two years on probation. IN Brownsville - they declare a school holiday


Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

That is correct he either is a convicted felon or he is not that should be the determining factor. The City Sec claims that he submitted a SBA application and that he said we was not a conviced felon, is that fraud and misrepresenting information to obtain a federal loan? Of course it was based on an FBI Check.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you Bobby. It is a matter of just checking the DPS record. Unfortunately you are correct about redemption, people only believe in it if it suits their purpose. This candidate will probably be removed because of the convictions. The one that remains does not have the convictions but has done the same thing. I wonder which onr is better for Brownsville?

BobbyWC said...

The city secretary has a thankless job this time of year - I cannot say what is in this guy background because I have not checked official records

But if a government background check says he is clear, then unless someone can produce a DPS record which says otherwise - I think it is a done deal

here is a radical idea - how about the voters listen to what each has to offer and then make an informed decision

ye a - not going to happen

if Silve stays on the ballot I think this will hurt atkinson for trying to subvert the electoral process

Bobby WC

Wednesday Night Bowler said...

Charlie has used his "Palanca" twice on DWI charges. I would rather vote for a christian who admitted he made a mistake, than to vote for some idiot that thinks he is superman and above the law. Oh by the way, I saw Charlie drunk many times. He just got caught twice. I can attest to that under oath. I will not vote for Charlie Atkinson!

Anonymous said...

Was it "Law West of the Pecos?" or East? That previous post about Brownsville creating it's own laws! Evidently he is not from here or has a bad memory. We let convicted murders go, multiple dwi felons off with 6 mos. in the local can, city commissioner, mayor, I could go on and on! Hell, Conrado Cantu almost won reelection after being caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Sounds like this poster doesn't know this town!

Anonymous said...

"Now every drug dealer and drunk can run for office." We all know about other candidates that love to drink and drive. Should we exclude them also?

Anonymous said...

The ones that have felony convictions can not run. The ones that drink and drive and do not have felony convictions can run for office. What does not make sense about the law is that a convicted felon can vote but not run for office. If they can't run for office why allow them to vote? If they can vote allow them to run for office and let the people decide who they want to vote for.

BobbyWC said...

Amen - lets decide on the merits of what they claim to offer Brownsville

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Exactly as long as the record is exposed. There should also be an easier way to recall some of these elected officials that do not represent the taxpayers .

Anonymous said...

What is the difference between a felony conviction and a felony conviction involving moral turpitude?