According to the News Journal, the Wilmington HOPE Commission has named Sen. Darius Brown its executive director. The HOPE Commission’s purpose is to lower criminal recidivism by helping ex-felons rehabilitate themselves after they leave prison.
Senator Darius Brown is under criminal indictment, charged with offensive touching and disorderly conduct. His trial is set for December 1.
It is a unique approach for the Commission to appoint someone to be their ED who may soon will need their services.
Even if Senator Brown were not under indictment, is he really the most qualified person to lead the HOPE Commission? It seems to me that Brown’s qualification for this post is access to General Assembly funding for the Commission.