Newly Elected Harris Co. DA Fires 37 Prosecutors via Email

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Newly Elected Harris Co. DA Fires 37 Prosecutors via Email

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Post by Skiprr » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:36 pm

Harris County--that went glaringly Blue during a general election that went Red nationally--sees its new piece-of-work District Attorney, Kim Ogg, fire dozens of county prosecutors by email days before Christmas.

http://abc13.com/news/newly-elected-har ... l/1660034/

Ogg had this pithy statement: "Personnel decisions involving prosecutors are being announced today. Those affected are being notified."

Outgoing Republican DA Devon Anderson responded with this statement: "Today, Kim Ogg fired by email 37 experienced prosecutors nine days before Christmas. With her first act as District Attorney, Ogg is endangering the citizens of Harris County. The dedicated prosecutors let go today had a combined 685 years of service."

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Post by ELB » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:43 pm

I know a pretty good republican judge in San Antonio that I'm sure lost her reelection bid because of straight ticket voting by the Hillarybots. Such a shame.
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Post by cbunt1 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:08 pm

All politics aside, and regardless of whether the HCDA's office has management problems...

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:14 pm

Four years of Ogg will seem like four decades.

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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:19 pm

As a manager, I know I was taught to just fire people instead of try to make them successful.

Oh wait, no I wasn't.
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Post by Skiprr » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:35 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Four years of Ogg will seem like four decades.

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I am sincerely frightened that it will. Harris County Sheriff and DA were the two local offices I so wanted to go to the Republican incumbents.
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Post by Mxrdad » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:03 pm

Yikes. This should frighten even those not within Harris County. Very alarming. I bet she will have that same money behind her when she got elected when it comes time for re-election. Double Yikes.
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Post by Lynyrd » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:34 pm

I know nothing about Houston. But this is disgusting. I'll bet the prosecutor discretion is going to be sickening.
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Post by dlh » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:42 pm

Court: Is the State ready for trial next month?
State: Uh, no Judge, I fired everybody...
Court: I see....
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Post by sbrawley » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:48 pm

Can she do that if she hasn't taken office yet?
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:56 am

The "up" side is that she now gets 100% of the blame for how poorly her department performs.
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Post by Jeff B. » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:22 am

I think it'd be advisable to avoid Houston and Harris County if at all possible. They're steering their course, let it take them where it may.

A local example of our National divisions and antipathies.

A clear (IMO) example that politics is now becoming a part of your personal life.

If you live in Houston/Harris County, and you're not a Progressive, your subject to all sorts of adverse repercussions, like losing your livelihood.

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Post by WildBill » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:38 pm

sbrawley wrote:Can she do that if she hasn't taken office yet?
As I understand it she hasn't actually gotten rid of anyone. She offered these employees the opportunity to
resign and said that they would be "let go" when she takes office.
At a late afternoon news conference on Friday, Ogg said her transition team had reviewed hundreds
of personnel files since the November election. Today, she notified 37 veteran prosecutors they "will not be
invited back" when she takes office. Each was offered the chance to resign today.
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Post by sbrawley » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:59 am

WildBill wrote:
sbrawley wrote:Can she do that if she hasn't taken office yet?
As I understand it she hasn't actually gotten rid of anyone. She offered these employees the opportunity to
resign and said that they would be "let go" when she takes office.
At a late afternoon news conference on Friday, Ogg said her transition team had reviewed hundreds
of personnel files since the November election. Today, she notified 37 veteran prosecutors they "will not be
invited back" when she takes office. Each was offered the chance to resign today.
I did not see that part. Thank you sir
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:02 am

WildBill wrote:
sbrawley wrote:Can she do that if she hasn't taken office yet?
As I understand it she hasn't actually gotten rid of anyone. She offered these employees the opportunity to
resign and said that they would be "let go" when she takes office.
At a late afternoon news conference on Friday, Ogg said her transition team had reviewed hundreds
of personnel files since the November election. Today, she notified 37 veteran prosecutors they "will not be
invited back" when she takes office. Each was offered the chance to resign today.
Is there any practical difference between the thread's title, and the "terminal ballistics" of her assuming the office?

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