Public Defender Jeff Adachi said in January that if he wasn't given two more paralegals, his office would start hiring private attorneys to represent murder defendants. Some critics said that he wasn't being a team player. Now, Adachi has turned in a budget proposal that not only doesn't include the requested cuts - it adds $1.7 million to the budget for salaries.
I've always had a lot of respect for Mr. Adachi but now that respect has been multiplied by 10!
(Story from the March 4, edition of the online San Francisco Chronicle by Heather Knight, Marisa Lagos, and Rachel Gordon)