Sunday, January 23, 2011

Unbelievably special treatment for a "special" person

In another outrageous display of legal favoritism towards a person just because of what they happen to do for a living, San Antonio, Texas police officer Craig Nash has been given a single year in jail on a misdemeanor charge of "official oppression" for raping a transsexual prostitute in his custody while on duty:

"As part of a plea agreement, Nash waived an indictment last month and pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor. In exchange, prosecutors agreed not to pursue a felony charge of sexual assault by a police officer, which had a maximum sentence of life in prison."

Nauseous yet?  Hold on tight because it gets far, far worse:

"Two days after the officer's arrest, a second person came forward to say he had also been raped by the officer in 2008. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors won't pursue the second allegation, according to court documents."

Here's an accused serial rapist with plenty enough evidence to convict him in the latest case, according to the story:

"DNA taken from a rape kit later linked Nash to the complainant, according to court records. The woman picked Nash out in a police lineup and GPS tracking of his patrol unit was consistent with what she said, documents state."

So why does "Officer" Nash get such a sweetheart deal, other than because he wore a badge at his job?  Perhaps he's got dirty pictures of someone high up there.  No, of course it's because he is was a cop. This sort of outcome happens all the time, as we've been forced to point out on multiple occasions.

This brutal thug's been coddled so much up and down the line that his boss on the force won't even summon up the guts to officially can him:

"Nash also agreed to never again seek work as a police officer in Texas. Police Chief William McManus [remember him, Minneapolis residents?  For those not in the know, he was basically run out of that town after proving his gross incompetence there as well] had indefinitely suspended Nash — the equivalent of firing him — last March and said the accusation had arrived as “a hard slap to the face” of other officers."

Suspension, however indefinite, is not the equivalent of firing, as anyone with an ounce of brains knows.  The only "hard slap" here is to the faces of the law-abiding residents of San Antonio, who no doubt would be getting a lot more punishment than a misdemeanor plea agreement had they been accused of similar crimes.

Blatant cases such as this, in which people supposedly in charge of enforcing the law get off with a relative slap on the wrist when they get caught red-handed committing serious crimes, are but one reason why the peasants are getting more and more fed up with the people who are nominally in charge of running this country, and no amount of "civil discourse" is going to change that fact.

"Nash had been a good officer and good father to six children and probation seemed appropriate, [defense attorney Alan] Brown said."

Yep, sounds like he was a fine cop.  Top of the heap.  Probably a Father of the Year candidate to boot.  It's a wonder they bothered to charge him at all.

1 comment:

Chris Mallory said...

"He was only following procedures."
"Officer Rapist felt his life was endangered."

Oh wait, I don't think those two will work for this incident.

He should be spending life in Gen Pop. (how ever short, nasty and brutal that life would be)