Special prosecutor sought to review A...

Special prosecutor sought to review Arkansas case

There are 9 comments on the The Baxter Bulletin story from Aug 20, 2013, titled Special prosecutor sought to review Arkansas case. In it, The Baxter Bulletin reports that:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A prosecutor in northeast Arkansas called for a special prosecutor Monday to review the case of a Democratic state senator who was fined $8,000 and reprimanded by an ethics panel last week.

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guest

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Aug 20, 2013
i think Paul needs a little morning drink to stop the shakes!!!!
Guest

Plano, TX

#2 Aug 20, 2013
It appears he needs a job a little worse.
guest

Ridgedale, MO

#3 Aug 20, 2013
Why do we need a special prosecutor? Bookout committed a crime. He should be arrested and tried in a court of law.
Guest

United States

#4 Aug 20, 2013
We need a new prosecutor Ellington clearly covers up for his buddies!! He won't do his job!!!
He needs to lose his job!!
Guest

La Vergne, TN

#5 Aug 20, 2013
Guest wrote:
We need a new prosecutor Ellington clearly covers up for his buddies!! He won't do his job!!!
He needs to lose his job!!
. He should be done. He can't even get a murderous to trial. She's running around vacationing for 2 summers now thumbing her nose at the system. He's probably going to let it go away.
nameless

Conway, AR

#6 Aug 21, 2013
Somebody that doesn't want to talk sure does disagree with y'all.
Maybe it is the ex senator himself that is giving every body all them bad reviews for speaking the truth?
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Aug 21, 2013
nameless wrote:
Somebody that doesn't want to talk sure does disagree with y'all.
Maybe it is the ex senator himself that is giving every body all them bad reviews for speaking the truth?
It's just a pissy lib. They hate it when they get caught doing what Republicans usually get caught doing.

How 'bout that Jesse Jackson, Jr?!

I know, I know. He had emotional issues (and a 'spendy' wife). He should be getting counseling, not jail time.
Fo Show

Little Rock, AR

#8 Aug 22, 2013
It's pretty much standard practice for prosecutors to ask for the appointment of special prosecutors to review, and if warranted, to prosecute elected officials from within their judicial district. In addition to the conflicts of interest in this case, it is a good idea to avoid local having prosecutors pursue other elected officials in their area because it avoids any appearance of impropriety, special treatment, or possible abuse for political reasons. Having a neutral prosecutor without ties to the district or the official in question is just good policy for a number of reasons.
guest

Ridgedale, MO

#9 Aug 23, 2013
It's a way to whitewash crimes committed by public officials. Look for Bookout to escape with a slap on the wrist even though he should be dragged through the court system and sentenced to the penitentiary for 10 years like anyone else committing the same crime would be.

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