There were concerns when Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne announced she would be retiring mid-term that the power brokers in Austin would want to install one of their favored sons. Such a move is far from unprecedented in Texas politics and can result in the appointee eventually being expected to repay the kindness.

But the position of being the people’s prosecutor and county government’s attorney should not be a political one. It should be about ensuring justice is tempered by mercy, a practice that has been followed by Yenne for more than two decades and that she learned during the 14-year tenure of Jim Mapel.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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We sure hope he’s not like the DA’s whom Soros got elected who are letting criminals free to do more crime as we have seen

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