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Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot | Image by NBC DFW

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At an event this weekend, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot was challenged on a number of his policies by attendees, and instead of answering questions, he blamed reporting by The Dallas Express.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 102 hosted an event entitled “Dallas Chorizo and Menudo” on Saturday, November 5. Numerous high-profile individuals were invited to speak, including Dallas ISD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Elizalde, District Attorney John Creuzot, and Lauren Davis, Republican candidate for Dallas County judge.

According to reports from the event, attendees pressed Creuzot on a number of his policies as the county’s chief prosecutor, including his so-called theft amnesty policy in which theft of items worth $750 or less is not prosecuted if his office deems it was a ‘theft of necessity.’

Attendees also pressed Creuzot on his permissive stance on releasing criminals and arrested persons awaiting trial.

Rather than defending his policies, according to accounts from the event, Creuzot took the opportunity to blame reporting on his policies as the primary issue and specifically named The Dallas Express.

Attendees also challenged Creuzot’s assertion that crime was not an issue in Dallas County by highlighting the recent tragedy at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where two maternity ward nurses were shot dead by Nestor Hernandez, a 30-year-old criminal who was out on bail despite multiple arrests.

In the wake of that tragic shooting, Creuzot absolved himself of any wrongdoing and pointed the finger at the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, which is a board appointed by the Governor of Texas.

However, Creuzot failed to mention that his office is given an opportunity to participate in all hearings of prospective parolees from Dallas County. Requests by The Dallas Express to Creuzot to determine if his office did participate and whether they recommended parole have yet to be answered.

Similar to his handling of the Hernandez parole issue, Creuzot’s representation of the reporting by The Dallas Express on his policies is the latest in a series of factually challenged statements that he has made. He specifically blamed The Dallas Express for ‘misrepresenting the facts’ concerning crime, yet The Dallas Express pulls its crime data from the City of Dallas website. He did not explain how the City of Dallas’ crime reports are allegedly erroneous.

One of the attendees noted Creuzot was “visibly rattled” when explaining away his policies and blaming The Dallas Express’s reporting for shining light on them.

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Bret
Bret
18 days ago

Democrats have no problem lying to cover up their idiotic ideologies and the consequences of them. How do we educate 50% of the population to stop voting for them. I know. Get the federal government out of the education system

Freddy G
Freddy G
Reply to  Bret
15 days ago

And republicans are the pillars of transperency and complete honesty? That would be something of a comedy routine!

Pap
Pap
18 days ago

That’s what the dems do…play the blame game. Yup, it’s the fault of The Dallas Express for exposing his idiotic and dangerous ideologies.

Freddy G
Freddy G
Reply to  Pap
15 days ago

Thats what a dishonest person might do. So please refrain from the generalizations. Cuz let me tell you republicans are just as bad if not worse. Donald trump and all his misguided worshipers wouldnt know the truth if it came up and slapped him across the face.

Janet
Janet
Reply to  Pap
4 days ago

The article says Cruezot blames them, and makes a lot of generalizations based on unnamed attendee(s). Never says or quotes his responses, or the context in which questions were asked. Difficult to determine who is at blame here, Cruezot, or a biased DME.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
18 days ago

Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where two maternity ward nurses were shot dead by Nestor Hernandez, a 30-year-old criminal who was out on bail despite multiple arrests.

Wasn’t the shooter out on parole, not bail? Parole is controlled by the state, not county.

He was right to call out your “journalism.”

Bush league, at best.

Texasrifle
Texasrifle
Reply to  Bill Fox
18 days ago

The article also said the city can send someone to the parole hearing, and the DA has yet to answer whether or not the city did participate and provide a recommendation. Which means he sent no one to the hearing. If the DA doesn’t care, he doesn’t care. And now two nurses are dead.

Guess Who
Guess Who
Reply to  Texasrifle
18 days ago

I’m sure there are multiple parole hearings each week for Dallas residents who are up for parole for simple felonies. Why would Dallas invest in sending someone to protest parole for all of them? Especially if there was nothing unusual about this parole request. The biggest fault of this goes to Abbott’s prison board after they neglected to revoke his parole after the robberies.

Micah
Micah
Reply to  Guess Who
18 days ago

because these are violent felons that are trending downward in their degeneracy?

Texasrifle
Texasrifle
Reply to  Guess Who
18 days ago

And now 2 people murdered and the City of Dallas couldn’t be bothered to lobby the Parole Board.

StraightUp
StraightUp
Reply to  Guess Who
18 days ago

Prosecutor’s offices are notified of upcoming parole hearings and can also respond in writing and with supporting signatures. So personal appearance is not necessary to have an impact at a parole hearing.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Texasrifle
16 days ago

Again, it’s not up the Dallas. Plain and simple. Stop injecting political partisanship into and see it for what it is, the fault of the state.

Last edited 16 days ago by Bill Fox
TexasRifle
TexasRifle
Reply to  Bill Fox
12 days ago

Again, Dallas can play a role by lobbying or having input to the parole board. Cruezot did nothing. Blaming it all on the parole board is just dodging the DA’s failure to show any interest in this case.

Janet
Janet
Reply to  Texasrifle
4 days ago

So now he is at fault for not being a fortune teller, and being able to see into the future? How many parole hearings should he attend while prosecuting cases of theft under $750? Could’ve, should’ve, would’ve?

Guess Who
Guess Who
Reply to  Bill Fox
18 days ago

Exactly! Abbott’s prison board should have immediately revoked his parole and had him sent back to prison, but Abbott was too busy looking for women who had an abortion to arrest.

Texasrifle
Texasrifle
Reply to  Guess Who
18 days ago

It’s always someone else’s fault isn’t it? Typical left wing response: ‘not my fault.’ Zero ability or desire to self examine what could or should have been done to prevent such a tragedy from happening. Congratulations.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Texasrifle
16 days ago

No. Parole is up to the state. Try to keep up.

TexasRifle
TexasRifle
Reply to  Bill Fox
12 days ago

Leaving out half of the issue as always. As if the city has no input at all. Which is misleading and, yes, passing all the blame. Good try though.

Dennis D'Amico
Dennis D'Amico
Reply to  Guess Who
18 days ago

Abbot..any Texas governor…would not get this granular. A governor leaves it to a parole board to make those decisions in most cases. Your Abbot/abortion comment, while certainly ill-logical, very definitely shows your political bias and a lack of constructive criticism.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Dennis D'Amico
16 days ago

Yes and he selects the board members. Ergo, his fault.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Guess Who
16 days ago

Yep. “Let’s focus on issues that are self-serving and unpopular amongst our constituents because we have the power to do so.” Way to go Captain wheelchair.

JNW
JNW
Reply to  Bill Fox
17 days ago

Your “journalism” would be to ignore the current criminal system. I bet you are a solid Creuzot supporter and woke progressive!

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  JNW
16 days ago

Again, for those of you that are slow or maybe can’t read. The Parole Board is at the state level. The city and county have nothing to do with their decisions.

Man, some of you unintelligent people shouldn’t be allowed to vote. Idiocy.

TexasRifle
TexasRifle
Reply to  Bill Fox
12 days ago

Always interesting how some posters will absolutely refuse to acknowledge the City of Dallas can weigh in anytime with the parole board but they choose not to do so.

Jay
Jay
18 days ago

So let me get this right, the Dallas D.A. has to babysit the state board of parole? You would think that a board appointed by Republicans would be tough on criminals. I am sure that providing attorneys to handle all the court cases on the docket keeps the D.A.’s office busy enough without having to supervise the board of parole.

Last edited 18 days ago by Jay
Jake gallerano
Jake gallerano
18 days ago

It remains to be seen whether anyone outside of the Republican Party bothers to take The Express seriously. Frankly, I don’t believe the GOP stands a chance in Hell of taking a countywide office.

Texasrifle
Texasrifle
Reply to  Jake gallerano
18 days ago

true. the party of the criminal element is firmly in charge

Sandy M
Sandy M
Reply to  Texasrifle
18 days ago

Yes, they are in charge of the state all right. Get yourself into office and you can dodge the law for as long as you’re in office. The great state of Texas. Gotta love men like Paxton.

Texasrifle
Texasrifle
Reply to  Sandy M
17 days ago

You misunderstood. I was talking about Dallas County. Crime rates in Dallas are going up, if you take time to look at any reports on the topic

Last edited 17 days ago by Texasrifle
Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Texasrifle
16 days ago

Crime is up across the entire country, not just the liberal city of Dallas. Maybe you should take a look at the reports.

Also, spoiler alert, oil prices are up across the globe. Again, might want to read those reports.

TexasRifle
TexasRifle
Reply to  Bill Fox
12 days ago

Awesome! Nationally and locally crime is up and I wonder what our U.S. DA thinks of that? And why is it your default position that just because crime is up nationally it has to be up locally? That is interesting. Probably because one political party is in charge of law enforcement and the judicial system in the US and Dallas.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Jake gallerano
16 days ago

Finally, someone said something that is both awesome and is logical.

Alfredo Verde
Alfredo Verde
18 days ago

Does ANYONE expect a DEMOCRAT DA to tell the truth? They put one fact of truth in every twisted pack of lies that they want to push and claim, they were not lying. DEMOCRAT=LIARS.

Anna
Anna
18 days ago

Typical slithering dumocrap, blame someone else for your failures!! No one seriously expects truth from these slithering serpents!! VOTE straight Republican ticket. Remove all the serpents from our government!!!!!

Linda Ann Johnson
Linda Ann Johnson
17 days ago

“According to reports of the event” tells me that The Dallas Express had no reporters of their own at the event, and are repeateing heresay. This is not a defence or approval of anyone–simply an observation about reporting. Does it happen all the time from all political persuasionns? Yes? Does that make it good reporting? No.

Djea3
Djea3
Reply to  Linda Ann Johnson
17 days ago

Bless your heart, What makes you believe that news reporters must be in the venue to report and get it right? Please understand that people today have cell phones with cameras and video. Even SCOTUS has described any person with such as a possible news reporter. Newspapers regularly interview people from events and report on the event using that information. The difference is that Dallasexpress is known to tell the truth and to verify its information before press.

Janet
Janet
Reply to  Djea3
4 days ago

If that is the case, they need to say so and VERIFY the information before reporting it as FACT.

Mary Bluntzer, M.D.
Mary Bluntzer, M.D.
17 days ago

Challenge more! Thanks to those who did!

Lee
Lee
17 days ago

As a judge, John seemed a reasonable public servant, but liberal influence must have changed him over the years. So so sad, but a sign of the times. You cannot keep each dangerous criminal imprissoned and you cannot keep the mentally ill hospitilalized, it costs too much for some people to bear.
So we let people out of where they should be to places they shouldn’t be.
Dollars and cents. We don’t prioritize where we should. Then someone suffers, again.

Calvin
Calvin
17 days ago

Parole is controlled by the state. Period! Come on y’all really can’t blame him for everything.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Calvin
16 days ago

Yes, these idiots can blame anyone they want. Sadly.