D.A. Tony Clark a Failure
Glock43

Johnson City, TN

#21 Jun 20, 2013
Out of the Loop wrote:
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I really am curious about something...
I know that Baldwin prosecuted the case
(& did a good job at it) so why did Clarke handle the closing arguments?
There is no sarcasm or disrespect intended , I think everyone done the best job they could.
I just wonder why Baldwin didn't finish it up.
I work with both these guys and they are fine prosecutors. These defendants had three good, experienced attorneys, Baldwin and clark both tried case. They both questioned the jury, ask witnesses questions, and prosecutors get 2 closing arguments, Baldwin did one and Clark the other. Having worked with many prosecutors, serious cases like this one, deserve more than one attorney working alone,I think they try to split the work to present a better case.
Glock43

Johnson City, TN

#22 Jun 20, 2013
Buckaneer wrote:
WELL SHUT UP ALREADY, the sheriffs dept. over charges the sheriffs dept. cannot charge with anything the charges come from the attorney general it is a shame he lost this case, and i read in johnson city press on line that he lost another charge in Carter Co. on attempted murder and several other charges thrown out by the Judge during the trial even his asst d.a. in carter county said they had no probable cause? why charge and arrest someone if you have no probable cause and how do the indict through the grand jury with no probable cause, sounds like perjury to me.
Learn to read, Clark did not try case in carter you are talking about, was never involved at all, while these scum bags should have got more they were ALL convicted off attempted aggravated robbery, I say that is pretty good job given only one of the three went into house on robbery. What happened to officer was horrible, but jury did not believe driver tried to run down officer, plain and simple, me I'd like to string them all up, but DAs office not to blame on this one, Clark also obtained felony convictions on both defendants that were not driving car, says something about Baldwin and Clark both.you are pathetic, an officer is almost killed and you use it as a political jab at DA. Why don't you ask the officer that was almost killed about how DAs office handled case , he is the one whose opinion counts, not mine and certainly not yours.
Just an observation

Johnson City, TN

#23 Jun 21, 2013
Glock43 wrote:
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Learn to read, Clark did not try case in carter you are talking about, was never involved at all, while these scum bags should have got more they were ALL convicted off attempted aggravated robbery, I say that is pretty good job given only one of the three went into house on robbery. What happened to officer was horrible, but jury did not believe driver tried to run down officer, plain and simple, me I'd like to string them all up, but DAs office not to blame on this one, Clark also obtained felony convictions on both defendants that were not driving car, says something about Baldwin and Clark both.you are pathetic, an officer is almost killed and you use it as a political jab at DA. Why don't you ask the officer that was almost killed about how DAs office handled case , he is the one whose opinion counts, not mine and certainly not yours.
Boy, you stay awful busy defending Clark... Must be one of his employees, one of his law enfocement buddies that he parties with, or Clark himself. If not, you have a pretty lame and sad life if that's all Clark has you for, is to defend him. HA! This is the first time I've been on Topix - I was just curious, after hearing all about Harris' crazy posts (and they are crazy), but my Goodness, you are on every thread taking up for Clark. You need to get a real job...:)
Tee Time

Johnson City, TN

#24 Jun 21, 2013
Just an observation wrote:
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Boy, you stay awful busy defending Clark... Must be one of his employees, one of his law enfocement buddies that he parties with, or Clark himself. If not, you have a pretty lame and sad life if that's all Clark has you for, is to defend him. HA! This is the first time I've been on Topix - I was just curious, after hearing all about Harris' crazy posts (and they are crazy), but my Goodness, you are on every thread taking up for Clark. You need to get a real job...:)
Maybe you should read more of these posts. Some of them are hilarious. Particularly those that describe an ex-official allegedly tooling around Boone Lake on a jet ski with an inmate. Allegedly both in their underwear. Never read a peep about that in the Press. It has also been alleged that the ex was injured in the aquatic bacchanal and not on the job. I think that speaks to credibility.

As far as Clark goes we'll see how good "a friend" he was when the balance of the charges are heard.
Sparky

Johnson City, TN

#25 Jun 21, 2013
Just an observation wrote:
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Boy, you stay awful busy defending Clark... Must be one of his employees, one of his law enfocement buddies that he parties with, or Clark himself.
Wow you sure have an amazing grasp of the obvious there numbnuts. Did it take the entire sum of your 2nd grade education to deduce that little tidbit of info?
Maybe if you'd stfu for a change and actually read what people post you'd have seen the poster "Glock43" said very clearly, "I work with both these guys and they are fine prosecutors.".
happydays

Corryton, TN

#26 Jun 23, 2013
He's an alcoholic
Just Sayin

Johnson City, TN

#27 Jul 11, 2013
Concerned wrote:
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The DA should never allow law enforcement to pressure him into indicting anyone with a crime that he does not feel he can legally prove. Although he probably charged attempted first degree murder in support of the officer but does he give the same support of other victims that are not law enforcement?
the D.A. is in the sheriff's pocket.
Just Sayin

Johnson City, TN

#28 Jul 11, 2013
happydays wrote:
He's an alcoholic
Actually, if I had done some of the stuff he has done, I would be too!
Mike humphries

Franklin, NC

#29 Jul 4, 2014
It's simple folks tony Clark needs to go!!!, he's on the ropes let's get a new da elected
I Give Up

Johnson City, TN

#30 Jul 4, 2014
Supporter of police wrote:
I cant believe the sorry job Clark did in prosecuting these three who ran over one of our counties finest while fleeing from Deputies in a pursuit after committing armed robbery. Clark could only convict them of reckless endangerment a class e (lowest grade of a felony) write a bad check for a dollar type charge. This is ridiculous the Public Defenders made him look like a high school mock trial participant. Even the Judge threw out charges on his own. Our law enforcement puts there life on the line everyday and are represented by such a farse. I think the State should appeal to a higher court for Justice this sends a message to every thug who wants to flee law enforcement and run them down that there is little consequences to it.
Tony Clark is the biggest joke since Abraham Lincoln was president! A school janitor could do a better job. But I hear he is big buds with Lisa Rice.......
Mike humphries

Greeneville, TN

#31 Jul 4, 2014
Dan smith for da
News Flash

Knoxville, TN

#32 Jul 5, 2014
I Give Up wrote:
<quoted text> Tony Clark is the biggest joke since Abraham Lincoln was president! A school janitor could do a better job. But I hear he is big buds with Lisa Rice.......
No, He promoted Dennis Brooks for judge. He is a big fan of Brooks. Tony Clark has poor taste for hirinng some of his A.D.A.s
News Flash

Knoxville, TN

#33 Jul 5, 2014
Check Brook's wife, Sandra's posts on the other D.A. thread. Tony has her vote and her family's vote.
OK Here it Is

Johnson City, TN

#34 Jul 5, 2014
Buckaneer wrote:
How could this not be attempted first degree murder and yes i have watch the video why didn't the Prosecutors bring in an experienced Prosecutor to handle such an important case, all Attorneys in our area will tell you that Tony Clark is the worst Attorney in his office.
all attorneys except one who will soon be a judge. Big bud is Tony. Tony really has attitude.
Change it up

Knoxville, TN

#35 Jul 5, 2014
Meet smith at mountain city and he has my family's vote!
Change it up

Knoxville, TN

#36 Jul 5, 2014
We need a new da
Adams

Knoxville, TN

#37 Jul 6, 2014
Took a look at both Clark and smith but smith just simply has way more experience and served 21 years in the marines there's no comparison in my opinion
Truth teller

Johnson City, TN

#38 Jul 6, 2014
News Flash wrote:
<quoted text>No, He promoted Dennis Brooks for judge. He is a big fan of Brooks. Tony Clark has poor taste for hirinng some of his A.D.A.s
Clark didn't hire Brooks, and Brooks has convicted more people in trials in the last 8 years than any other prosecutor at that office. Yea they all need to go.
Truth teller

Johnson City, TN

#39 Jul 6, 2014
Adams wrote:
Took a look at both Clark and smith but smith just simply has way more experience and served 21 years in the marines there's no comparison in my opinion
I appreciate any man or woman who has served our country, and many have fought and died so we can have our freedom. Smiths service is fine but what does that have to do with being the DA? He says he has had numerous Court Martial cases,and has prosecuted many defendants federally. This job entails State cases, there are no DEA, ATF, ICE, FBI, IRS or all those other agencies that work the cases up and hand it to a US prosecutor. Ask Dan if he has ever tried a murder case, or even worked on one. Ask him what he knows about running a child support division, they don't have that in federal court. How many people get a court martial in state court? Zero. So in your opinion there is no comparison, well I agree with that, Clark has 20 years experience as a prosecutor in this district handling state cases and running the office for the last eight years, and because Smith is older and has been in the military he is the best candidate for DA? I don't think so, and that's my opinion. I have one last comment about Smith, he claims he stayed out of the Republican Primary (even though he's Republican and was vice chair of the Republican Party) because politics has no place in DAs race, BULL !!! Smith didn't run in primary, because he wouldn't have had a chance in a 3 way race. Soon after he came out as the "conservative choice" for DA, if politics have no place in the DAs race, then what does being the conservative choice mean. I feel Smith started out not being truthful to the voters of this district, and that speaks volumes.
The real truth

United States

#40 Jul 6, 2014
How many murder cases has Clark tried? Willis? Yes, but that case was already waiting for him when he took office; the previous DA had that case already put together and a bow tied around it and really, anyone, even without a law license could have tried that case… Larkin? Look how that has ended up… Clark does not have experience in prosecuting cases in criminal court. The entire time he was an asst DA he was the general sessions court prosecutor. Clark’s experience he does have with any serious cases have ended up as a disaster. He does not have the experience, the knowledge or the gumption to prepare and work hard on a case to be successful. He is lazy and weak. I don’t want to be disrespectful to an elected official, but I am truly being honest. The majority of serious cases tried in that district has been by Brooks, because Clark doesn’t want to work hard enough on them. Brooks will try anything and I’ll give him that, but he doesn't have good judgment either. I know you say Clark has more experience on the state level than Smith, but really does that make any sense? The cases that Smith had “handed” to him, as you say, were very serious cases, too serious to be handled by the DA on the state level. Once the federal prosecutor receives any cases from the DA, there is much more investigative work that has to be done, much more evidence that has to be examined, and the Judges are much more harder to try a case in front of. I had a case that Dan Smith prosecuted in federal court. That was my first experience in federal court and I was very impressed with Smith and also a little intimidated with the how things were ran in that courtroom. It was nothing like in court in the first district. You had to get it right the first time, there are no resets until the prosecution could get the witnesses to court or until you can get the information needed. You had to have it the first time or that’s it. There is NO WAY Clark could or want to handle any federal cases for prosecution. Clark is your friend, I get that, he is friends with lots of people, but if you are truthful, you will admit he just isn’t competent to be the DA. He is a weak prosecutor and a weak leader of his office. Those employees have no direction and they really need and I”m sure want a leader they can be proud of, to have an office that has the reputation of being tough on crime and having the knowledge to advise the law enforcement officers with the appropriate charges to be placed to begin with and to direct them on the prep of the case for trial. That is not the case in the first judicial district. The only one in that office right now that acts as a leader is Clark’s secretary and she certainly does not have the authority, the personality or the law license to tell the lawyers how to try a case. Clark is a good friend to many people, including his employees, but that doesn’t make for a good prosecutor and advocate for the victim’s of crime in this district.

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