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Too much time on their hands?

District Attorney David Roger, right, earlier this month balked at a demand from the county manager to cut his office’s personnel costs by 9 percent.

He said his office has suffered enough cuts and further reductions to his budget will "contravene the legal obligations" of his office. He seemed to conclude the cuts would only come from cutting the number of staffers, not by cutting pay. Oh yeah, a couple of years ago his attorneys formed a union. (Maybe a bill in the Legislature could address that by outlawing public employee supervisors and administration from forming unions, and prosecutors certainly could be considered supervisors.)

On the other hand perhaps some of his attorneys have a bit too much time on their hands as it is.

Why are prosecutors still pursuing in Family Court a case against a man already acquitted in District Court?

On Wednesday they argued Victor Fakoya did not have the right to a court-appointed attorney and asked for the case to be closed from public scrutiny. Fakoya could lose custody of two daughters unless he admits he abused and killed 2-year-old Daniel Jaiyesimi. Fayoka refuses.

In December he was acquitted on a murder charge. The custody case is based on the same set of facts. Continuing to chase him seems a bit vindictive.

Then there is the case of Dr. Richard Teh, a Las Vegas internal medicine practitioner, who has been charged with murder for prescribing pain killers to a person who died. The prosecution uses a state law designed to go after street drug dealers. Actually, the prosecutors haven’t said whether they will pursue charges brought by the DEA.

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