Well, as I predicted, the sabre rattling in LA actually meant nothing. It looks from this morning’s paper like the disclosure discussed here last month will take place.
But you know, it just hit me. Not a single person out in Los Angeles has yet to show how on earth the financial disclosure rules would actually end corruption. Really it is that simple.
Do they actually think a crooked cop will give up their dope money on a city form?
The Sheriff of the County and the District Attorney both say no way. See their comments at the links above.
Assuming politicians are not that dumb (ahem….), then there is only one answer. Judge Fees (who has spent his life hating the LAPD) is simply taking his latest shot.
Knock it off, your honor. You are embarrassing yourself and your court.
I am the first one to stand by the officer who makes an honest mistake. I am also the first one to reign down fury on a crooked cop. Now I’m not talking free coffee. I mean the juicy stuff; stolen drugs, lying on reports, claiming pay for hours you didn’t work (we call that stealing, by the way).
Now understand that Brooklyn South Narcotics detectives deal with the filthiest of the gutter garbage, no question. But there is never an excuse to steal drugs, presumably to sell for profit. Never. So that covers the CROOKED part.
As for the DUMB, this guy actually got caught by bragging about the drug theft on his own wiretap. That means he knew the line was being recorded. Are you kidding me?
I am the biggest supporter of cops that ever lived. But drug dealers are drug dealers, uniform or not. Straight to jail with this guy, I say.
Wow. It goes to show that even the philosophical cop needs to be careful thinking “this” or “that” about political types. In general, my beliefs run to the “moderately” republican. That means that mong my colleagues, I am considered a hard-core left wing liberal. I digress.
I also followed the career of Sheriff Mike Corona out in Orange County, CA. He was a big republican star (recall that Sheriffs are elected.) He was seen as a possible senator, governor, vice president — you get the picture. He also seemed to be as clean as they come.
Until this front page news from California.
Innocent until proven guilty, I know. But it can’t be good that people are taking deals left and right to testify against him. This is why elected law enforcement officials make no sense to me. It just doesn’t pass the stink test. What do you think?