As St. Lawrence County DA Mary Rain begins a witch hunt of county government with her grand jury probe into why a grant application wasn't filed, one benefit could come if Ms. Rain shares the records subpoenaed with the public. Specifically the dealings of asset forfeiture, an often dubious money and property grab by government under the guise of the "war on drugs."
The probe may also be a way to bring Republicanism back to county government and topple the administration of Karen St. Hilaire, the county administrator.
This might also be a good time for the county to consider an elected county executive, to increase accountability.
I am not sure how much the DA is interested in reform or if she is just mad over a grant application, but full disclosure of what's unearthed is essential if any of this is to make any sense.
Watertown Daily Times | Rain issues subpoenas; St. Lawrence County legislators weigh legal options