Friday, December 19, 2014

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore, Reason #281:

Incompetence, hiding from responsibility, "WE'RE not responsible for damages", etc.  Also a reason why some judges should be stripped of that black robe and beaten with clubs by the people they've harmed.
Bou Bou’s parents say they were detained by the police for nearly two hours. When they arrived at the hospital they were shocked to learn the truth about their son’s injuries. 

“Why couldn't [the police] just be honest with us and tell us what happened?” asked Alecia Phonesavanh.
Because they didn't have the balls to face you with what they'd done.

As Bou Bou lay in the hospital, agent Nikki Autry resigned from her job with the Mountain Judicial Circuit’s drug unit. Judge James Butterworth, the chief magistrate of Habersham County, who signed the “no-knock” warrant, announced his retirement within days of the raid.
The drug task force that gathered that intelligence was disbanded four months after the raid that injured Bou Bou Phonesavanh. It also happened to be the day after “20/20” arrived in Habersham County to investigate.
Gee, you'd almost think they had things to hide, wouldn't you?

Miserable excuses for lawmen and judges.  And, so far, they've not faced any personal responsibility for the damage they've done.  Other than "Oh, we feel so bad!  Pray for us!" from the idiot in charge.

1 comment:

markm said...

Actually, this story has something most stories of unjustified and erroneous police violence lack: an awareness that something has to change. An "agent" and a judge quit their jobs and the task force was disbanded. Usually the cops will stonewall, obfuscate, and outright lie, and even if they are proven liars and violent criminals, the organization that produced such eff-ups remains unchanged and those responsible maybe get a few weeks of paid vacation.