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His Own Petard

A police officer on patrol in a heavy drug-sales area of Las Vegas, Nev., noticed a BMW stop at a home and take on a passenger. Then the officer saw the BMW drop off the passenger at an apartment building, park, and wait for the passenger to return, the resulting report says. When the officer subsequently stopped the BMW for a traffic violation, the passenger fled; after being caught and arrested he revealed that the driver, known to him as “Joe,” had been giving him $40 several times a week to buy cocaine. The drug was indeed found in the BMW, and Clark County District Attorney David Roger says “Joe” will be “prosecuted and held accountable just like anyone else” — “Joe” is Deputy D.A. David Schubert, a member of state and federal drug task forces who has run a number of high-profile prosecutions, including of Paris Hilton. (AC/Las Vegas Sun) ...The real test of a DA’s integrity isn’t prosecuting celebrities, it’s prosecuting prosecutors.
Original Publication Date: 10 April 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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