• I have lost all faith in the police, the courts, and the rule of law. Across the board and across the nation, we are seeing case after case, that politics rule supreme, and justice is whatever a given person in power decides it is on any given day. The rule of law is slippery, vague, different for different people, and the slimy facts are it is disproportionately applied to the weak and the powerless while the connected, the rich, and the powerful, are given a pass.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:43 a.m.
  • My estimate is that Tyler has caused the city and state to spend something like $500,000 for legal fees on cases that have been dismissed. He needs to resign or get voted out!

    May 13, 2010 at 5:01 p.m.
  • itsallfunny, what truth are you speaking of? So far our DA has provided no truth. He has filed charges against leaders of our community and then when it has come time to put up or shut up with the truth, he hides behind Grand Jurry secrecy and fails to follow through with bringing the case to trial so that our community can see the truth for what it is. If there was a good ol boy system it was Tyler and his former Chief of Staff Ratcliff. Remember Tyler hired Ratcliff knowing of the pending case then he sat on the case doing nothing with it. The public only learned of the case when Chief Ure and his boys pushed forward with it.

    May 13, 2010 at 4:37 p.m.
  • All of you people who complain about the good 'ol boys in this town better not be bashing Steve Tyler. He is one of the few trying to bring them to light and I commend him for continuing to bring out the truth.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:49 p.m.
  • If Ms Kollman was hired to represent the Victoria County District Attorney, and paid by taxpayer money, why is she not liable for some of the expense of prosecuting. She failed to do what she was paid to do. It appears all she did was make a court appearance defending what she did not do.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:27 a.m.
  • mikeberman,

    Actually, I'm not confused at all. Right before Chief Ure's case was supposed to go to a jury, Judge Cheshire allowed Mr. Cagle to put Steve Tyler on the stand in open court for TWO DAYS to try to prove whether or not Mr. Tyler was a witness to this case. There is a court record of Mr. Tyler being examined for hours, outlining all the evidence he has against Chief Ure. Judge Cheshire ruled Tyler was not an essential witness and that Tyler could prosecute the case. It wasn't until after Cheshire recused himself that Judge Williams reversed that decision and granted Chief Ure's motions to dismiss the case and SEAL THE RECORD.

    If Chief Ure wants the world to see what evidence Mr. Tyler has, there's a sealed public record of it sitting at the courthouse filled with two days of his attorney interrogating Steve Tyler about every detail of the case. So, Chief Ure, why don't YOU release the record???

    May 13, 2010 at 6 a.m.
  • gossip.... there are two "records" here and you have them confused. the city's attorrneys (not ure's)sought to keep the city council executive session information from being made public. This was another consipiracy fishing expedition from the DA. Thankfully they had the good sense to do this. they also have the lawful right and only fools would want council executive sessions made public. greg cagle has made several public statements that they want all of the grand jury "evidence" revealed so that the public can see Tyler's antics. At this point in the game, if something was there, why would Tyler keep it "secret"? Now that all is lost as far as ure, time to turn all of the cards over! OR... was the hand tyler was playing a bluff? The hand has been called and time to reveal the cards.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:31 a.m.
  • Mr. Tyler, unseal the testimony. Not doing so will only damage your reputation. Unsealing could vindicate your arguements.

    May 12, 2010 at 11:31 p.m.
  • Wow. Bold comments from the chief, seeing as HIS attorneys were the ones that sealed the records from the trial.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:25 p.m.