A channel of communication has opened between Clay and Stacy Head’s office – go check out the emails and participate in his poll. He managed to get out of District B what I cannot because of the sudden onset of Tourette’s when going over my yearly Dealing With Politicians quota. While Ms. Head does not call for Eddie Jordan’s resignation, she is not pro-Jordan, either.
Instead, along with several of my colleagues, I am asking the Supreme Court to exercise its legal power and appoint a special prosecutor to immediately step into the D.A.s office and make needed changes therein. Such changes will have immediate impact such as assuring that experienced prosecutors are assigned to murder cases instead of inexperienced attorneys like Ms. Webb, who handled the Anderson case.
The argument of Fielkow, Hedge Morrell and Head is as follows: if Jordan is kicked out, who will take his place? Is City Council telling us that Jordan is better than temporarily having no District Attorney, while a search is conducted for his replacement? What is a special prosecutor going to achieve other than shuffling and reshuffling the same deck of cards? Lastly, why are we paying for two people to help one man do his job?
Let’s do the math. We have Fielkow, Hedge Morell and Head in favor of a special prosecutor to “help” Eddie Jordan. Midura wants him out, like the rest of us. Have we heard from Willard Lewis, Carter and OT yet? I hope the in-fighting at City Hall over this doesn’t become more important than the ouster / permanent schooling of Eddie Jordan. Friday the 13th is usually a good day for me, but I’m not feeling a positive vibe out of any of the occurrences of the last 72 hours.
Additionally, as I said at Clay’s, it is still completely unacceptable that Stacy Head has no public stance on this case within her district, and that what her office wrote Clay is not out there for her entire jurisdiction to see. Why isn’t this on her website? Where is the citywide press statement? Central City is in her district; this is the time to demonstrate responsiveness and support.
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