After being dogged during the last campaign with charges of womanizing and giving swollen-lip service to domestic violence cases, Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz has come out in a big way to assure victims of the crime that he's on their side – and to warn perpetrators that he'll put them away for it.
If you happened to be walking anywhere near the Cameron County Administrative Building on Harrison Street (as we happened to be), you couldn't help but notice the huge banner sign on its front warning that "When red and white turn to black and blue, you get orange, referring, of course, to domestic violence after love goes sour and fist o'cuffs start to flying.
We stopped and went back to take a photo and wouldn't you know it, but Saenz himself was in front of the sidewalk talking to some pedestrians who had stopped to eye the sign.
He was gracious enough to allow us to take a photo for posterity's sake and there you have it.
Now, as we stood there chit-chatting about this and the other, we noticed that when the wind blew in from the north, it went under the banner sign where the guy in orange is holding on to the bars and the billowing air made it appear as if he was struggling to get out from behind the bars. Now, we're sure that the designers never thought about the effect, but nonetheless, it was disconcerting if you looked at it long enough.