The Good, The Bad and the Flacky
For all the good Mike McCagg does, there's Richard Arthur. We were all happy to see the PR floodgates thrown open at the Albany County DA's office, but what we got was a torrent of press releases as fetid and unsavory as the deluge of New Orleans. Arthur clearly has taste for the seamy details of crime and criminals, and they often made their way into official communications. There's a place for juicy stories, street nicknames, and wry anecdotes. Press releases from the county's most powerful elected office are not that place. Someone, probably not David Soares, was smart enough to realize this, and Arthur's been shifted to an administrative post.