Something Feral

Digging up the flower-beds.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"Stop resisting!"

Oh, the privileges of prosecutorial discretion:

Long's lawyer, David Rankin, said he hopes the Manhattan district attorney's office will drop the charges. The district attorney's office said it was investigating.

When the lawyer for the plaintiff is hoping that the DA will drop charges, that's a sign of something seriously amiss. Frankly, I'm a little more than fatigued with "a badge and a gun" equating to a license for thuggery.


Elusive Wapiti said...

Ugh. Sometimes the only difference between cops and gangsters are the colors they wear.

MikeT over at CodeMonkeyRamblings had a piece a while back about accountability for cops and prosecutors, and how measures like the exclusionary rule really aren't sufficient.

It's only when you get cops on video misbehaving like this that accountability actually happens.

Something Feral said...

The camera: don't leave home without it.