But if you’re the drug prosecutor, and you get caught buying crack, that could be a bad thing.
Hardly worth mentioning, but newsworthy because as Deputy District Attorney, David Schubert prosecuted drug offenders, including a couple of celebrities – Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars. Also picked up by some of the big city papers, including here and here.
Interesting editorial choices evident in these headlines. A quick Google of “Amy Winehouse crack” or “Whitney Houston crack” yields results showing the word “crack” used liberally in headlines. But when it comes to a district attorney, the headlines only mention “cocaine.” You have to read further into the article to find out that a prosecutor had stooped as low as crack. Given the attention span of the average American these days, I doubt many people do.
Another media cliché at work here – Druggies always get busted by cops doing surveillance, as the AP/Yahoo article says, in “a neighborhood known for narcotics dealing.” If the cops know about it, why don’t they do something about it? The doublespeak implies cops actively fight the war on drugs. In reality, the cops are powerless against and don’t actively resist the cartels that flood the streets with drugs, but instead waste taxpayers’ money locking up junkies and crackheads for using.
Be funny if he ends up doing time with anyone he put away. Or not, depending on your point-of-view.