As City Hall Corruption Trial Takes Week Off, the Defense Team Lists Its Exhibits
|Hey, Don Hill, how many weeks till your trial starts back up? Then get some rest!|
- Everything former city council member Don Hill and his 13 fellow defendants did was business as usual at City Hall and well within the law.
- And former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller did the same stuff but didn't draw the attention of the FBI because she's a rich white woman.
The Laura Miller material is more interesting, but of course I would say that. Laura is so finely right on the line, the seam, the fault zone in the cultural geology of Dallas.
She is hated in black Dallas because when she looked at the traditional old Southern-style system of patronage, favors and pay-offs between the white Citizens Council-types in Dallas and the black preacher-led leadership, she saw corruption.
As we will see in this trial, what she saw as corruption the preachers saw as a civil right -- the right to make some money. Trial's off today due to an illness in a juror's family -- and, again, all next week.
When it starts up again, it can only get better. Hill Exhibit List