Tuesday, September 02, 2008

No parties in Palatka

In another stunning display of good judgment from those among us that are the "only ones professional enough to carry firearms in public", the State Attorney of Florida has asked Governor Charlie Crist to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Putnam County Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane Dean Kelly's unique policing methods. His actions have included throwing furniture and coolers into a fire at one underage party on private property, and, unbelievably, ordering a deputy to shoot a keg while breaking up another.

I have no earthly idea of why a special prosecutor is needed, since the good sheriff admits to the allegations:

"'I made that decision myself, after everyone had left the area, to send a strong message,' Kelly said. 'And we did. We put a round through that beer keg. And beer went everywhere.'"

This lunatic actually believed that making beer go "everywhere" in such a dangerous fashion would somehow deliver some sort of powerful "message" and magically convert the teens into teetotalers. All that it probably ended up doing, besides demonstrate questionable police gun handling practices to the impressionable kids, was give them a cool story to tell the others about at school on Monday.

"Kelly also said that he exercised 'executive privilege' and did not file a use-of-force report required by sheriff's office policy."

It's good to be in charge, so that one can ignore one's own rules and regulations. They're just for the little people anyway, you know.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

He makes a statement by sending people away, and then destroying their property? Hmmmm....seems like someone needs to be reminded about that due process clause.