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Friday, April 07, 2006

Police retried for charges related to immigrant traffic stop

This story hasn't been given much attention on the airwaves. I read it in the Knoxville News-Sentinel's e-version this morning. Depending on who you believe, it appears that two Newport policemen,Sgts. James W. Roach Jr. and Patrick Sheldon, harassed and stole hundreds of dollars from two immigrants, Wilder Gomez Roblero and Marcos Mijia Vasques, after an undocumented stop that the policemen deny.

I'm having a problem reading the News-Sentinel's version of this story. The bias is written all over this article. The crime victims names were in the very first sentence. The defendants names are not mentioned until the end of the third paragraph.

Apparently these guys were tried for the theft in Cocke County and were acquitted of any wrongdoing. Those charges were felonies. They are now standing trial on misdemeanor charges of violating the victims' civil rights.

Golly gee, ya think they may get acquitted again?

It's time for the Feds to step in on this one.

Libby sings, reveals Bush and Cheney gave order to leak

Now that we know for certain that the Bush/Cheney cartel ordered Valerie Plame's exposure as an undercover CIA operative, where's the beef? When are we going to see the impeachment hearings start? Censure? That is just too little, too late.

The last time I checked TREASON is a capital offense. Surely we can get a least a little slap on the wrist of these two bigwigs for committing *treason*. Yes, I know...they probably have some lame excuse that everyone, including all mainstream medai outlets, will accept as gospel.

If the Democrats don't move on this, and there are myriad ways they can do so even if they are the minority party in both Houses of Congress, they are dead in the water as a viable party. PERIOD.

Even the most naive among us knows that exposing the identity of an American spy, who could be killed while trying to obtain intelligence to *help* our nation, is wrong morally, legally, ethically - *every* way.

Such is life in a Christian Fascist nation.