posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 02:05 PM
(firstly, sorry for being AWOL so long, been busy at work)
Outraged as well, but I'm not hearing a solution and that makes me even more outraged... a lawsuit? In the first place, is money going to give Hope
back her dignity? Is a new car going to make that night not happen (or more importantly, make it not happen again!)? No.
IF they win, the city will have to ante up the cash. Not the sheriff, his department, or his deputies. These guys probably make less than their
victim, so how are they going to pay? So taxes will have to go up, or even worse, there will be some new push to make sure a law is enforced. That's
govermental talk for getting some more money thru citations. So everyone in that town will pay, except for the guilty parties, who will get more
chances to abuse their power.
Fire the officers? Sure, that'll help. They'll really be sorry until they get another job in a town a little ways off. I've seen this little
shuffle in action several times.
If you really want a change away from such police brutality, then you have to get involved. Send e-mails of the video to your friends, your enemies,
your co-workers, heck, buy a e-mail list for $10 and get it to a few million folks you don't know. And don't talk about a lawsuit. DEMAND that every
single individual involved, from the sheriff on down, be CONVICTED of a FELONY and sentenced in accordance with aggravated rape. Felons are not
allowed to become police officers (at least around here), and after 20 years or so in a nice quiet cell, I doubt that sheriff will be able to get
elected as dogcatcher.
Get serious, or get worse. That is our choice.