No Justice– No Peace–
Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra pounded his fist and shouted at the judge Friday during a routine hearing.
Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales are facing charges of organized crime and prisoner abuse in Texas. The charges were brought before the court by Willacy County’s nutty attorney:
No surprise– Yesterday’s hearing turned into a circus:
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Guerra said the judge was wrong to allow motions to quash the indictments to be heard before the defendants were arraigned.
Banales called a recess so he could try to contact the chief justice of the state Supreme Court for suggestions on how to proceed, and ordered Guerra, who had slipped out once during the hearing, to remain in the courthouse.
Guerra first said “I will not obey that order,” but then agreed to stay if the judge asked him respectfully.
Last year Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra was arrested after a grand jury handed down three indictments for first-degree felony charge of theft by public servant.
In response to his arrest Guerra parked a motor home in front of the Willacy County Jail and camped for nine days in protest. He also surrounded his campsite with livestock. First he took a goat with two kids that were born the day of his arrest, Guerra said. A day later, he added a rooster. Then he hauled in a white horse along with two bales of hay. Sheriff Larry Spence wondered, “Is he building an ark? It gets weirder every day. I’ve got a barnyard out there now.”
The indictments were dismissed last month.
Guerra lost his bid for re-election in the March primary and will leave office in January.