Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rural justice

The trials and tribulations of pursuing justice in rural counties continue.

It is regrettable that the satellite office has to close.

Job cuts proposed to reduce DA office's, need for seizures
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

KERRVILLE — District Attorney Amos Barton's bid to curb dependence on seized funds likely means closing a satellite office in Junction and laying off the prosecutor and investigator assigned there.

Barton, who pledged to keep the Junction office open while campaigning last year, called the cuts regrettable but necessary.

“There's not really another option,” he said.

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