In 1974, DTC premiered its best show ever. Why was it never seen again?
A witness to the Kennedy assassination shows Mark Lane where he was on November 22, 1963.While looking for something unrelated this morning, I came across quite the cinematic find just posted to the Internet Archive: a full-length copy of Oscar-nominated director Emile de Antonio's 1966 film Rush ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins accused Republican challenger Danny Clancy of lying and attempting to be the next Henry Wade at a debate last night at Friendship-West Baptist Church in South Dallas, where Watkins and his family attend church. While Watkins cl ... More >>
I winced when asked to screen an advance copy of Dallas DNA, Investigation Discovery's new six-part series that adds to the growing legend that is Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. It took Henry Wade decades in office to achieve legendary notoriety, but with the global media fawning ove ... More >>
Henry Wade First thing that comes up when you search for "Dallas" in Google News for the past month is this freshly minted piece about former Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade. The headline blares: "After Dallas DA's death, 19 convictions are undone." Craig Watkins says of his predecessor: ... More >>
For those who missed last night's 60 Minutes -- about how Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and the Innocence Project are taking on "the Wade legacy," in the words of Scott Pelley -- the entire 12-minute segment is after the jump. Among the reasons the story is especially extraordinary: ... More >>
Just a few moments ago, Reason Magazine posted a Q&A with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, under the headline: "Is This America's Best Prosecutor?" In it, Watkins discusses how, under "legendary law-and-order Dallas prosecutor Henry Wade" (Reason senior editor Radley Balko's descriptio ... More >>
In this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, Buzz talks about Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins' defensiveness concerning criticism directed at him and his office. Watkins was asked about a few issues, most notably his decision to charge Lynn Flint Shaw with a misdemeanor instead of a ... More >>
Former Dallas County District Attorney Bill Hill, now in the defending bidness Not that I would pimp my former boss for my current one, but my old colleague and pal John Council at Texas Lawyer brings word that ex-Dallas County District Attorney Bill Hill has risen from the politically expired, chan ... More >>
Rick Reed, former Dallas County prosecutor now interested in becoming the Travis County District Attorney From The Texas Observer comes a sneak peek at the race for Travis County District Attorney -- the most powerful prosecutor in Texas, with the power to go after state elected officials. Among the ... More >>
When Sharon Keller turned off the clock on a Death Row inmate's last-gasp appeal, she became the most vilified judge in Texas
A Friend of Unfair Park points our attention this morning to this Texas Lawyer profile of Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins -- the "Impact Player of the Year," which I thought was going to Tony Romo, but, anyway. The terrific piece, penned by our old pal Mark Donald, contains one nugget ... More >>
Craig Watkins is for the death penalty. Also, against it. Newsweek wonders in the new issue whether Texans have lost their taste for the death penalty. Yes, the state "still accounts for more than half of all executions in the United States," report Evan Thomas and Martha Brant, but "Texas prosecuto ... More >>
Yes, we know -- this picture's out-of-focus. Thanks. Not our fault. Neither is the defacing, by the way. Swear. Jim Schutze can’t account for his whereabouts 30 minutes ago, which is interesting, because right around that time, someone vandalized some Vote No! Save the Trinity signs at two early v ... More >>
A terrible crime plus skaky evidence tempts prosecutors to play a secret game of "let's make a deal"
How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.
Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?
With Dallas Democrats' return from the dead, state Senator Royce West is poised for bigger things, like maybe paychecks
Craig Watkins is apologizing to folks exonerated by DNA evidence. He might be very, very busy... New Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins is making it a practice to shake hands with and apologize to those folks who have been exonerated through DNA tests -- which has happened twice since he ... More >>
Mark Graham Craig Watkins is the new Dallas County District Attorney. You think you're shocked, imagine how Toby Shook feels. People are walking around like zombies at Dallas County courthouses today as incumbent judges who looked invincible last week began contemplating the prospect of looking ... More >>
The District Attorney's Office gets the right guy for the wrong reason.
Man. Now everybody's calling everybody a racist.
The untold story of why Lenell Geter was freed
Down but not out, local Democrats
show feeble signs of life
The don of Dallas criminal lawyers, Charles Tessmer reshaped justice through decades of hard-fought cases and hard drink
Make nice; Hacked off; Party hardly
Two former Dallas prosecutors say that's what they suffered
The case against Nickiolas Jolly fell apart within a month of his arrest for capital murder. But keeping an innocent man in jail 14 months is no big deal in this town.
Republican Bill Hill is running against Democrat Rick Reed for district attorney. Don't think you have a choice.
Candidate R.D. Rucker explains the joy of sex and the problems of an elected judiciary
John Wiley Price, the man who once toted a bullhorn in protests outside Mayor Ron Kirk's home, learns that it helps to have friends in high places