Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Perry aides aware in 2005 that TYC charges not pursued

Dear God:

Gov. Rick Perry's staff knew as early as June 2005 that two
administrators at a Texas Youth Commission facility were not being prosecuted on allegations of sexually abusing youths in their custody, according to records obtained Tuesday by the Houston Chronicle.

Perry's aides have said that TYC notified them of the initial investigation in February 2005, and that they thought the case was being pursued by prosecutors until they were told otherwise in October 2006 by an aide to state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston.

Also, other records show Perry's office routinely sent written complaints from parents about their children's treatment in TYC facilities to the agency for self-investigation. A complaint of sexual
abuse involving students was forwarded to Perry in 2001 by then-U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Denton.

That was six years ago. Perry should be impeached over this.


Nat-Wu said...

He should be. I'm wondering where all the outrage is over this.

Xanthippas said...

It's picking up traction. It's been all over the liberal blogs (see the TPA blogroll up-right [hint hint]) but it's even getting front page coverage on the DMN. I think Perry's probably in some hot water, if he can't bury the story. Which of course is what we're here for.