Sunday, February 11, 2007

Additional Questions for Eddie Jordan

As I reported earlier, the City Council has requested that District Attorney Eddie Jordan and Police Superintendent Warren Riley address the Council on twelve topics. Here are some other questions the City Council may want to ask Mr. Jordan:

13. Where have you been? We haven't seen much of you since Hurricane Katrina.

14. When you were U.S. Attorney, why didn't you prosecute Cleo Fields? You had an elected official on videotape shoving a huge wad of cash from Governor Edwards down his trousers, and you let him walk? Why? What honorable public purpose did you think was served by that all-cash transaction? It didn't have anything to do with the fact that you and Mr. Fields share a cozy relationship with Congressman Jefferson, who knows a thing or two about all-cash transactions, does it?

15. Let's assume the newly hired president of a company comes in and fires all the white employees, and the company is then ordered to pay a multi-million dollar judgment in addition to owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Should that president immediately resign or be fired?

16. Why has your office failed to bring charges against so many criminals within 60 days of arrest, resulting in their being set free? Do you think putting violent criminals back on the streets will encourage witnesses and victims to come forward?

17. How many first degree murder convictions has your office achieved since Hurricane Katrina? (Answer: none).

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