Tuesday, April 26, 2016

In this episode of 'Child Service flunkies who should be flogged',

we have these miserable scuts from Indiana.
In 2005, Jessica Salyer, 14, died from prescription errors. A year and a half later, her parents Roman and Lynnette Finnegan, were arrested on neglect charges -- accused of beating Salyer to death.

Investigators said there were signs of blunt force trauma to Salyer's head and multiple signs of internal bleeding. However, experts testified that the internal bleeding was caused by Salyer's heart medication and that the trauma to the head was a result of an autopsy.
I'll let you reflect on that: lose a child to a bloody prescription problem, and THEN these indescribably-nasty wastes of oxygen do this to you.

But wait!  There's MORE(always more with these)!!
However, DCS would not clear the allegations from the family's file. Over the span of 10 years, attorneys for the Finnegan's said DCS made their life "a living hell." Two of their children were placed in foster care for nine months. They also exhumed Jessica's body after she had been buried.

After the arrest and accusations, Roman Finnegan lost his job. The family also lost their home and possessions.
Because being with DCS means they never stop screwing with you, especially when they already screwed you over.

They've now lost a seriously big lawsuit over this incompetence and viciousness.  And they're appealing, of course.

So, there's been lots of cases of people faking being cops to pull(mostly) women over.  Woman sees lights behind her in a very dark, lonely area, makes signals to show she sees them, drives to well-lighted area and stops.  Officer arrests her for a felony crime of resisting arrest.  Yeah, that's great.  Just brilliant.

The prosecutor has dropped the charges, because "Upon review of the circumstances of the incident as well as information learned after the incident, it was determined that a dismissal of the charges was in the best interests of justice," he said.  Which translates to "We're catching so much crap over this, and EVERYBODY'S pissed at us, so let's make it go away."  They still say the officer did the right thing(of course), but 'we'll let the peasant go on this one.'

That's really great public relations, guys.

A: Read all of this.  The opening covers quite nicely just how screwed-up the FBI is:
The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.

Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.

B: How unreliable is this crap?
The FBI is waiting to complete all reviews to assess causes but has acknowledged that hair examiners until 2012 lacked written standards defining scientifically appropriate and erroneous ways to explain results in court. The bureau expects this year to complete similar standards for testimony and lab reports for 19 forensic disciplines.
Really?  You've been using this crap for decades and there's NO WRITTEN STANDARDS?
But these bastards will insist "It's all good now, you can trust us."


mark leigh said...

and people are calling for an automatic death penalty for killing a cop.
Can someone please tell me why this would be a good idea?

Crotalus said...

More important, these government thugs wonder why we insist that we will have our guns?
We WILL maintain the ability to mount a credible resistance against them!

B said...

The NWI thing happened a year ago...Just FYI.

And yes, the Sheriff caught a LOAD of crap. Calls, internet email, etc. Cops were denied their freebies (or discounted) meals at restaurants, etc. Lots and lots of shit was tossed towards the cops and the Sheriff for a while.

As it should be every time a cop gets out of line and especially when his boss and fellow officers back him.