Joe Deters Gives Phil Burress a Pass
Remember how we talked a few weeks ago about Joe Deters interest in taking on Mean Jean in the 2nd Congressional district? Remember how we mentioned the questionable leaks coming out of Deters' Hamilton County Prosecutor's office regarding former OH-2 candidate, Paul Hackett? Well, appears Joe is up to using his office for politically motivated behavior again.
Stemming from a failed shot last year to change the City of Cincinnati's discrimination laws regarding homosexuals, questions are rising out of Prosecutor Deters' handling of a case involving petitioners for that movement. Both Bill Sloat and Kevin Osborne (of CityBeat) tracked the issue over the weekend. Long story short...last week two individuals were served with indictments, but Equality Cincinnati is raising allegations of misconduct on Deters' behalf for choosing not to indict anyone for altering the home addresses of those that signed petitions to get the anti-gay issue on the ballot.
Equality Cincinnati has their protest to the Hamilton County Board of Elections online, raising reasons why more individuals should see penalties. However, there's a real reason for local Republican politicians, like Deters, to ignore Equality Cincinnati's claims. Phil Burress of the GOP leaning Citizens for Community Values, and State Rep. Tom Brinkman are all involved with the former issue campaign.
Joe doesn't want to piss off potential supporters for his Congressional campaign, right?