Louis Scarcella Proves the Need for Prosecutorial Oversight

Donald Pennington By Donald Pennington, 26th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Yet another case of an overzealous police officer has resulted in the re-examination of 90 cases in New York. This is becoming too much. I have lost all faith in American justice.

We can no longer deny the problem.

COMMENTARY | How many stories of innocent men being released from prison do we need to finally recognize the errors of our “justice” system in America today? New York District Attorney Kenneth Thompson seems to have reached his limit.

According to a report from The Washington Post, he and his office are undergoing a historical 90-caseload journey of investigation.

We're forgetting; the accused are still people too.

I tire of the rebuttals to the evidence of prosecutorial misconduct and official abuse-of-power in the country today. Anyone who defends the system seems to be saying something to this effect: “Because, y'know, the court system isn't burdened enough. I mean, we really need something else to spend more of our negative-balance, fiat tax dollars on. Just can't spend enough. Look, these are just a few human lives here. And, they're probably brown-skinned too. So, why is Thompson going through so much trouble to save these non-white, non-wealthy men?”

Oops. Bad cop. No donut.

When Scarcella framed one un-named, unimportant man years ago, he was not only saying he regarded other lives as less important than the convenience of an easier job he also said he disregarded the entire justice system as unimportant. Perhaps Scarcella “thought” he would never get caught. Perhaps he figured he'd be long gone by now, if he did.

I am now more afraid of the police than I am of the drug dealers and gang-bangers in my neighborhood.

I'm sick of the hero worship of law enforcement.

How many more stories like this one, people, must we hear about before we strap our collective pair on and show these bureaucrat monsters they will not be allowed to go roughshod all over peoples' lives? This is unacceptable. I no longer care if it's a prosecutor setting people up – as in the case of Anthony Graves – or a dirty, lazy thug cop like Louis Scarcella.

Someone MUST be held accountable. Too much has already given in our direction. Now, it's their turn. Ignore their pretty silk ties and beer-guts and start throwing these criminals in jail for false arrest, kidnapping, extortion, and – sometimes – attempted murder already.

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Cop Block, Cops, Falsely Accused, Kenneth Thompson, Louis Scarcella, New York, Overzealous, Police, Prosecutorial Misconduct

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Donald contributes to a variety of sites, networks, blogs, and other publications. He sometimes writes in the dark, but longs for the light.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
27th May 2014 (#)

Interesting post full of a lot of information, thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Feisty
27th May 2014 (#)

Injustice for one is injustice for all. It is one thing when honest mistakes are made; it is quite another when the people charged with the responsibilities of law enforcement and justice choose to step over the line. There should be accountability and repercussions for these types of choices.

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