[Source: Los Angeles Times: “LA County Law enforcers accused of withholding key evidence” 11 July, 2012]
The ACLU of Southern California’s website has an article as well:”Lawsuit targets Baca and Cooley for concealing evidence in criminal trials“.
We really don’t like that headline from the ACLU. Unless you are living in LA, you have no idea who “Baca and Cooley” are. And the ACLU are too smart to be that dumb when it comes to knowing how Google Searches work.
This is a deliberate attempt by the ACLU to keep this story a local one. And it’s not a local one, it’s a national one: not only because LA is the second largest city in the US, but because every g-ddamned D.A. in the United States and every g-ddamned police department in the US of A does the same damned thing every day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and 366 days in Leap Years too. And the ACLU knows this better than anyone.
This is a bit off-topic, but by the way: isn’t it strange that the Hollywood producers who make us want to puke over and over with their cop-loving, DA-loving fairy tale shows like “NYPD Blue” and “Law and Order”, in spite of hiring actual cops and having actual DAs as advisors to their show to provide “realism” never seem to be able to come to grips with the actual criminally unjust reality of these organizations… hey…wait a minute…!
The real reason is, of course, that ALL these Hollywood cop shows exist for one reason and one reason only: to spread the lie that the US Justice System “works” and is “fair and balanced”. They are all pro-cop, pro-DA, pro- Justice Department propaganda. And in spite of the fact that millions of US workers and their families have family members languishing right now as we speak in US jails by the MILLIONS – they LOVE these shows!
One of the strangest experiences we’ve ever had is getting tossed in that shithole Crook County Jail jail in Crook County, Illinois and being forced to watch endless hours of “Law and Order” and “The Closer”. But don’t try to change the channel, because the inmates LOVE THAT SHIT!
And one of the most important parts of this pro-cop propaganda is: always talk to the cops! EVERYONE in these shows ALWAYS talks to the cops when they get picked up, instead of doing what every defense attorney in the land would tell them: “Keep your mouth shut until you have an attorney present! Demand your right to an attorney the moment you are arrested and refuse to make ANY statements until an attorney is present, and only then if that attorney advises you to do so.” On TV, even in murder cases, everyone talks, talks, talks to the cops. In real life, you are talking yourself into jail. Or the gas chamber!
The other big thing the Hollywood pro-cop propaganda shows “educate” the working class to do is: COP OUT. An unbelievable 98.5% of cases in some Crook County courtrooms result in a GUILTY PLEA – even when the defendant could easily win his or her case!
The Crook County D.A.s have a 98% – plus conviction rate – in a county full of crooked cops! That is positively Saddam-esque, that conviction rate! Yet judges and D.A.s run election and re-election campaigns proudly claiming these absurd conviction rates and the newspapers and the ACLU and the unions and everyone else applauds and votes these frauds into positions of greater and greater responsibility. The next thing you know, they’re defending the torturing of “terror” suspects and the torture of whistleblowers like Bradley Manning – and advocating the assassination of U.S. citizens on Presidential orders!
Back on-topic: we really think this lawsuit could have legs and become a major scandal. But in a country where the two political parties continually cover for each other when it comes to exposes of treason and war crimes (as the Obama Administration has repeatedly done for the Bush Administration) who knows what, if anything will happen? It is highly doubtful that any of these criminals, like Cooley and Baca will ever see the inside of a jail, no matter what monstrous crimes they’ve committed.
After all: it’s not like they stole a bunch of cookies from a restaurant or something!
Please join The Independent Workers Party so we can put an end to this madness.
The ACLU’s complaint can be read or downloaded here: http://www.aclu-sc.org/cases/douglas/writ/