March 12, 2005

A Case of Wrongly Protected Rights?

Sometimes truth is sick. Here is a take on yesterday's incredible news story out of Georgia.

Deputies sitting around having coffee ~ pre-trial: "Well now let's see, he's 6 ft 1 and 200 pounds, he's being held on charges of rape, let's let him change into civilian clothes and unshackle him so that none of his rights are compromised by a potentially biased jury. Oh yeah, and hey let's have him led into the courtroom by an armed, female deputy. That oughta do it."

Minutes later ...(brief and mismatched scuffle between the accused and his armed female escort)

Bang! Bang! Bang!
(Judge, court reporter and sheriff's deputy dead. No-longer-armed female deputy with head injury. Civilian woman traumatized by carjacking and civilian man traumatized by gun whipping to the head and carjacking)

Deputy 1: "Oops - bad call on that courtroom escort"
Deputy 2: "Well at least his rights weren't compromised"
Deputy 1: "Yeah ... Phew!"

Media to public: "... and the man is armed and dangerous. DO NOT approach him."
Me in my living room listening to media: "GEE, YA THINK?"

And the search is on ...

If and when this animal is found, he will probably have to be shot dead simply because of his armed/dangerous/murderer status. I'm hoping nothing worse comes of it, such as the opening of the ugly racial can of worms.

This is sick. It is truth.

6 Comments:

Blogger Swifty said...

How asinine the 'authorities' sometimes are. I believe it's a result of too many people living too affluent a lifestyle. Year in and year out in their smug upper middle-class comfort zones, nothing of consequence happens, and so they toy with utopian ideas of the Good Society. Frighteningly, these are the politicians and lawmakers, people of influence. They ought to spend a little time in the less prosperous zones, inner cities for example; then perhaps they might realise the eternal truth - some people are fucking dangerous!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Wally said...

Carol,

It's an awful truth, and it's getting sicker every day.

7:01 AM  
Blogger John said...

With our joke of a legal system, this murderer may just end up with his very own cell and three square meals a day for the rest of his life. At we the taxpayer's exspense too. The criminal justice system is just that, for the criminals and it too frequently fails to protect those it is in place to protect. Dumb ass cops.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Sask 1 said...

The world is becoming a dangerous place wherever we live.
June

9:55 AM  
Blogger brooksba said...

Carol,

Oh, what an awful piece of news. It's sad to hear.

Beth

9:10 PM  
Blogger happyandblue2 said...

That is awful. And it happens all to often.
Oh well, as long as the guilty have their rights protected...

3:08 PM  

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