DA calls to reject law enforcement support while accepting millions from trial lawyers
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Earlier this week, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales criticized law enforcement endorsements and support for district attorneys and state attorney generals.1 Questioning whether the “values” of law enforcement “align” with prosecutors, Gonzales stated that “endorsements and contributions…create a perceived (if not actual) impression that the elected official is beholden to that group.”
If an endorsement or contribution makes a candidate beholden to the person or group who made the contribution, then District Attorney Joe Gonzales has a lot to answer for. Since January 2018, Joe Gonzales has taken over 180 donations amounting to more than $150,000 from attorneys and bail bondsmen2, and this figure DOES NOT include the almost $1,000,000 Gonzales received from just one donor, liberal billionaire George Soros.
“Using District Attorney Gonzales’ logic, this means that he has a conflict of interest because he is now ‘beholden’ to the attorneys who gave him money,” said Jeremy Payne, President of the Deputy Sheriffs Association of Bexar County. “Apparently the District Attorney believes he, and all other judicial candidates and officeholders who have received donations from attorneys, are now obligated to do their bidding and adopt their values. If so, then he has serious conflicts of interest.”
It is unfortunate that the district attorney does not think that the values of law enforcement align with the Bexar County Justice System. The DSABC does not believe that there is any inconsistency in our values and those of good and honest judges, district attorneys and states attorney generals. We hope that the DA would have more respect for law enforcement and understand that our voices matter just as much as his.
Contact Jeremy Payne by phone at (210) 875-8142 or by email at email@example.com.
1 “Bexar County District Attorney joins national call to end police union endorsements,” San Antonio Express-News, August 24, 2020.
2 Elections/Contributions Semi-Anual Reports, bexar.org, 01-17-18 thru 07-15-20.
This is unconscionable. This man is dirty and taking a million dollars from George Soros a man known for backing protests and destruction of cities and trying to control governments. This D/A needs to be gone.
I don’t trust politicians…
Is he the one who was saying that LaHood was using the office for his own personal gains, hypocrisy at its best. He should have the best interest of the SASDP and the people of Bexar County not criminals.
Police Unions represents not only Police as professionals but tax paying law abiding citizens . Their voices should be equally represented in the judicial branch.
I am devastated – I knew it. The now Chief of Police of Leon Valley – D.Gonzales whom refused to investigate a robbery and burglary of home and business- and property when I was deprived my right to due process- police misconduct and the illegal writ of possession with out due process -illegal search and seizure -held against my will as Threats to incarceration for criminal trasspassing on my own right to the peaceful enjoyment of my home- with a court order of exparte to return a lease for myself and business~ neighbors and strangers inside my home- bias to my complaint filed as I reported the police- retaliation on an illegal towing of my autos- and that is not the worst consistent tyranny acts against my protected rights as a female citizen of the US- and the corrupt beet goes on.. But.. Thanks to the DA and his cushioned butt cheek from the donations that cost tax payers a hard hit to help assist in the lives affected from this gross illegal abuse of power under the color of law- Police Reform My Aus-tin Texas Button hole. You owe them your now criminal acts – aiding and abetting. crimes with hush money- I wonder if you pray and know that God is greater than how great you believe you are – what you do fir bad God will make right- the blood of our community victims whom you turned a blind eye deserves the death penalty- for your what we call a sell out- a bought man with integrity that’s an insult to the. Prestigious title – Sir- please do the right thing- stop these acts of tyranny against the people who elected you to do a job we trusted you to do- ” well your voters” not myself- how embarrassing Mexicano? Te sales’ – without shame? What is our world coming too? When “Blind Justice ” is taken to a whole new level. May God Have Mercy as the devils pitch fork I hear is hot and sharp.May God Bless victims like myself – who are re- victimized by people we trust to protect- The Chief of Leon Valley said- yahhooo we have a new DA- and everything your trying to do – to get training for the good men and women who serve) he will not help you- so get off my phone I have better people to help. So had no idea that the DA was internal affairs for Leon Valley- and he was right- his office new more about my issue than I did- that they lied said internal affairs y la chigada- puro pedejerria- ( not a sweet mexican pastry) its fooling your people by your own people- How in the heck are you going to do ? Kick back donkey – as we had one – ” I called him knock off” because he always kick back and hee hawed the truth- and that’s what happens every rose has a thorn -like every cowboy in jail sings a sad song- Which means – every darkness comes to Light- the truth will set you free- should of just ran a clean ship and a clean campaign- no money is worth throwing Our Great People Of San Antonio and Bexar County surrounding areas under the bus- We are worth more and like Wayne Wright says- ” JUSTICE- we demand it!”