May 28th marked a turning point for Texas.
The state legislature passed a bill that could potentially revolutionize the state’s justice system, allowing for locally elected prosecutors to be removed if they’re not doing their job.
The bill in question was introduced by Senator Joan Huffman earlier in 2023. It passed the Senate vote with flying colors on Sunday last week by a 20-11 ratio.
The Lone Star State’s justice system just got an overhaul
It’s on the way to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk as we speak.
He’s likely going to sign it into law; the bill would be beneficial to the law-abiding Texans who have lived at the mercy of these so-called prosecutors that plagued the state.
Governor Abbott of Texas is taking decisive action by signing a bill to rein in rogue prosecutors who defy the will of the people and neglect their duty to enforce the laws passed by elected representatives.
This legislation will restore balance by curbing the excessive power… pic.twitter.com/naz0CDBki1
— Armstrong Williams 🇺🇸 (@Arightside) May 31, 2023
If the legislation is signed into law, it would allow anyone living in a county for over six months to file a petition against a prosecutor if they failed to prosecute a criminal offense.
This is a game changer and will give the American people the opportunity to interact with the justice system in a way they never could before, ridding it of the many woke prosecutors who choose to side with the criminals instead.
In the legislation, misconduct is defined as any intentional behavior or action that leads to unlawful conduct and performance of the prosecutor’s duties.
That’s including the instruction of law enforcement to not arrest a certain individual who is suspected of committing an offense.
Rogue prosecutor Rachael Rollins is resigning in disgrace. Just like her Soros-funded counterparts, her legacy will be one of incentivizing criminals, increasing crime, and ignoring victims. Good riddance. pic.twitter.com/zY1I8f840z
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) May 23, 2023
DA’s refuse to prosecute “minor offenses”
By implementing this law, Texas judges will be able to order the removal of an attorney on the spot, after which the state governor will appoint a replacement to the position until the next election cycle.
The legislation itself came to be after a group of attorneys across the nation, five of them being from Texas, signed a letter claiming they’ll be refusing to take on any cases that criminalize abortion.
That being said, if you look at Texas law, you’ll find that abortion is a felony. The only exceptions are extreme cases where the mother’s life is at risk of death or severe impairment if she were to deliver the baby at that time.
Chicago's rogue prosecutor has helped perpetuate the degradation of a once beautiful American city into something more akin to a war zone. None of it is by accident; all of it is a disgrace to justice.@cullystimson pic.twitter.com/dL5XIli2ip
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) May 30, 2023
However, this goes way past just abortion.
Some prosecutors, including Dallas District Attorney John Creuzot, stated they’ll no longer be pursuing charges for low-level theft, which refers to any theft of a personal item valued at or under $750.
Rep. David Cook explained the legislation was necessary in order to get these rogue attorneys under control, which would also contribute to the removal of politics from the prosecution process.