The SA-EN has a write-up about the Bexar DA's new policy of not allowing probation on certain child abuse cases.
This is an obvious and stated response to the E-N Sunday story about how many child abuse cases get plead out to probation.
In the article Reed was quoted as saying "I think it is a big issue for our community, and I'm sensitive to that."
In other words, "I'll satisfy any public outrage because that's my job".
So is this: "It shall be the primary duty of all prosecuting attorneys...not to convict, but to see that justice is done". Art. 2.01 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
Sometimes a probation plea bargain is justice. Locking someone up isn't always doing justice. But, then again, this isn't the first time that Susan Reed has decided what laws apply to her and her office.