January 17, 2011

Don't bet on college football...

…or they'll surveil you, entrap you, send a SWAT team to execute you a warrant, murder you, lie about it, admit no wrongdoing, harass and intimidate your grieving family, and tie the matter up in court for five years before settling with your family rather than be forced to concede any responsibility.

I'm glad the family got a settlement, of course, but it is simply crazy that the perpetrators of this horrible crime suffered no more than a brief suspension and a tax-payer funded settlement.

In a sane world the shooter and the entire chain of command who authorized this senseless raid and then tried to cover up the misconduct would immediately lose their jobs and be personally liable for its consequences. In a sane world, of course, gambling on college sports wouldn't be illegal at all, much less trigger undercover sting operations and paramilitary raids on ordinary unarmed citizens. There should be consequences for this kind of abuse of the public trust, and there really appear to be, effectively, none. I know it's not a sane world.

Terrible story.

Posted by Dr. Frank at January 17, 2011 07:25 PM | TrackBack

The sad thing is that these sorts of stories don't make any of the popular media. You'd think at least one side of the political spectrum would push this, if only to push their own agenda.

Posted by: Don at January 21, 2011 09:43 AM
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