A Rickety, Wooden Story

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13 Responses

  1. PLW says:

    Are you proposing something? Outrage doesn't get us too far, and I'm past my sit-in/protest stage.

  2. Patrick says:

    If you don't see what I'm proposing, you're not paying attention. But yes, I am proposing something, for these two deputies.

    I also propose that you consider this case, and many like it, the next time you vote, and the next time you sit on a criminal jury, as well as the next time you have a discussion with anyone concerning crime, or the police.

    Keep this post in mind at all times. Let it guide your every waking thought. To the extent possible, live this post.

  3. PLW says:

    Cops lie. Check. I was thinking something more along the lines of "Legislatures don’t enact special punishments for cops who break the public trust. "

  4. Patrick says:

    Do you want a model bill?

  5. Ken says:

    That ought to be a perjury and civil rights prosecution right there.

  6. Scott Jacobs says:

    What there ought to be are public floggings for the pair…

  7. Consider the Source says:

    You are misguided and angry about the wrong things. You should be frustrated that Brian Wiederspohn, a previously convicted and admitted felon and wife beater who was harboring another felon received compensation for assaulting a police officer. If given a story to believe, I would likely side with two peace officers rather than a convicted felon.

  8. Patrick says:

    QED.

  9. ThomasS says:

    In may be the Brian Wiederspohn has a record. It may also be that he was harboring another felon. However, it is important to me that the police are watched by the courts to the extent that they have to get a search warrant in order to, say, search a house.

    I mean, without that, they might start to feel that they have some right to barge into homes, arrest people, even beat them up simply because of past troubles with the law.

  10. Scott Jacobs says:

    You should be frustrated that Brian Wiederspohn, a previously convicted and admitted felon and wife beater who was harboring another felon received compensation for assaulting a police officer.

    So his civil rights are unimportant, so long as the ends produced are to your liking?

    Got anything in your house I might like? I'm just asking…

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