Sunday, August 28, 2011

I have reinforcements!

For those of you who have an interest in criminal law, and came across me that way, you will already know that the vast majority of crim law blogs are written by defense lawyers, or defense-minded people. Nothing wrong with that, of course, I like being different.

But I wanted to let you know that I'm not alone out there. Here. Wherever I am. As such, I wanted to post briefly today to point you towards two other prosecutors who are blogging, one kind of a big shot author and commentator type (hi Sarena!) and one who has just started. Both are on the East Coast, in New York State, so their take on prosecution may differ a little from the Texas-style issues I come across.

On the other hand, I'm in Austin so maybe we're more alike than different. :)

So, I refer you to Sarena Straus' Blog: Criminal Minded. Justice Unblinded. Check out her recent post on the Straus-Kahn matter.

The second blog is Prosecutor's Discretion and here's what he says:

There are wonderful people in law enforcement doing their absolute best to uphold the laws of this country and I hope to give the public a forum to understand exactly what we do. I'll use my discretion on here to talk about criminal law issues, the court system, police work, amusing court stories, books, and probably a lot of other issues that may relate to criminal prosecution.

So, visit them early and often. You know, right after you come here.


  1. Thank you for the tips. Both blogs appear to be very impressive. And, as you note, we need more prosecutor blogs to balance things out a bit. I have both blogs on my RSS feed and look forward to following their posts.

  2. Since I just came from there (he sorts right above you in my feed reader) don't forget Virginia prosecutor Ken Lammers, who's been blogging about this stuff, like, forever.

  3. Yay, more prosecutor blogs, thanks! Off to read.

    I did come here, though, to ask you for your take on this Texas-style issue: - it seems as though in various parts of Texas, the practice is to release inmates thoughout the nighttime hours.

  4. Jamison: thanks, I hope you enjoy them.

    Windy: I didn't know about his, but will add it to the list. Thanks!

    Anon: I had no idea about that. And I don't know if it happens in Travis County, where I am. It's amazing the number of things that go on, not all good of course, that catch me unawares. I'll ask around, so thanks for the story.


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