Those who would like to shut down the comment section of this website aside, here is something for readers wanting to exclude themselves from all of the questions about the personal lives of either of the candidates for District Attorney and look closer at the facts.
Karen McNair has prosecuted 4866 criminals:
- 535 DWI’s.
- 699 Drug Cases.
- 436 Assaults.
- 1291 Thefts and Burglaries.
- 1905 Miscellaneous offenses.
Logan Pickett’s prosecution record:
- Logan Pickett has admitted he has not prosecuted even one case by himself.
- His numbers have greatly varied depending on when and who he has been speaking to.
- Logan Pickett's Liberty County case record -0
Recently Pickett supporters have complained about comments sent in to this website. The most frequent complaint is that Liberty Dispatch is “mudslinging” after we posted the year Pickett graduated from law school and how inexperienced he is as the newest lawyer hired by our overly political District Attorney’s office. We reject criticism meant to try and suppress the truth about the lack of experience of Pickett.
False, exaggerated or distorted press releases greatly inflate Logan Pickett's record. But Pickett on the other hand, has had several press releases that make things like his “preparation” for a slam dunk case is something worthy of highlighting. The truth is it was a routine case and his preparation was routine. Worse still, it is very possible the District Attorney in his efforts to coax voters to elect the person he has hand-picked to replace himself, is using county time and resources to distort Pickett’s contribution to cases in our courts. Regardless of the hyperbole in the D.A.'s recent press releases, it is not possible for Pickett to have much experience since receiving a law degree just 60 months ago and only recently going to work in the D.A.’s office. Pickett and his boss do not have enough cases to attach his name to and give him credit for in order to make him look ready to May primary voters. They should have agreed to let Pickett prosecute one case by himself, but they have not risked it.
So while Pickett supporters complain about people’s comments and allegations of Logan Pickett's domestic problems and criticize McNair’s comments about being a more active, hard working District Attorney that is more effectively organized than the group training the youngest lawyer in the office. Pickett would have voters believe that the person with far more experience than himself just doesn’t understand how things work. McNair however, is declaring her intentions to be more than simply the manager of the four Assistant District Attorneys. She will help with the load and prosecute some cases herself. And she will fix the inefficient scheduling that always partners two assistants together and by doing so slows the courts down. She is experienced and can easily be the assistant, or second, in a share of the cases while overlooking the cases as a whole.
Logan Pickett has made up a straw man argument and then used his made up scenario to sling mud. Logan Pickett and Mike Little must think the voters in Liberty County are stupid...
McNair is saying she is used to working hard and she plans on continuing her hard work. But Pickett and his boss, the same people who have recently passed fifty cases to McNair’s department ..... well they sit around and try to figure ways to beat Karen. Mike Little and Logan Pickett sit around and devise all kinds of phoney bologna press releases about how great a star Logan Picket is while Karen McNair quietly and efficiently does her prosecuting for Liberty County. She has a record and it is a good one. He, like all young people, is at a starting place. He needs to be in a place he can get experience. Running the chief prosecutor's office is not that place.