Sawyer vs Henderson for D.A.

Although I don’t agree with Gaurino on a lot of things having to do with local politics, I do agree with him that governor-appointed District Attorney Doug Henderson is probably too engrained in local politics to serve effectively as our lead prosecutor.

The outcome of Henderson’s first real challenge in his new job… that being whether or not to pursue the seemingly wide open highway of wrongdoing surrounding Project Homestead – was a great disappointment to this voter.  Or, as I commented at Joe’s place, “Henderson punted on third and long“.

Wendell Sawyer is my man (and he know what blogs are, too).  Join me.  Won’t you?

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4 Comments

  1. Mr. Sun
    Posted October 24, 2006 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Is it like Lord of the Flies over there with Jinni gone?

  2. Wendell Sawyer
    Posted October 24, 2006 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    David:

    Thank you for your support. I appreciate your comments about me.

  3. Posted October 25, 2006 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    Sun… Not sure about the ‘Lord’ part, but yes… there a few flies swarming. I don’t know how to load the dishwasher and the kids just look at the leftover food on the countertops with fascination. Flies apparently like the smell.

    Wendell – you are welcome. Question… If elected, will you revisit the Project Homestead files for possible presecution?

  4. Wendell Sawyer
    Posted October 25, 2006 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    David:

    I was asked about the Project Homestead investigation by Yes Weekly and I provided them with the following response. I think that this statement sums up my thoughts on the matter:

    According to Stuart Albright, the former district attorney, the results of the SBI investigation into the Project Homestead scandal were transcribed and placed in multiple notebooks that were placed in many boxes that were delivered to the district attorney’s office. Because Albright had previously committed himself to prosecute a murder case, he said that he didn’t have the time necessary to personally review the voluminous material that was submitted by the SBI.

    After being appointed district attorney, Doug Henderson stated that he had reviewed the results of the Project Homestead investigation and came to the conclusion that there was not sufficient evidence to warrant criminal prosecutions of any individuals who may have been involved in the scandal. Since that time, there has been considerable controversy regarding this decision.

    Most of us don’t know the results of the SBI investigation. Instead, we only know what was provided in newspaper accounts about the scandal. However, the man who did read the SBI report was Doug Henderson and he made the decision to decline prosecution. Without knowing more, we can only conclude that his decision may or may not be the right one.

    Because of the ongoing controversy that swirls around this scandal, I have stated that, if elected, I will take a careful, second look at the information that was obtained by the SBI. If there is sufficient evidence of criminal activity by anyone involved in this scandal that is admissible in a court of law, prosecutions will be forthcoming. Should this occur, it may be appropriate to request the Special Prosecution Division of the Attorney General’s office to engage itself in the prosecution of the case or cases.