Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Translation: "Don't let 'em see what the officers did!"

"They'll never get a fair trial that way!"

A federal judge has upheld an order preventing the release of surveillance video showing the beating of a teenaged burglary suspect, ruling its release would prevent a fair trial of four Houston police officers.
Special. Call me cynical, but I can't help but think said judge means "fair trial" means the officers get off. It'll be interesting to see just what's on that video. It should be noted that even after the Rodney King video was released -- and we all remember just how bad that one was -- the officers caught on tape beating the hell out of Mr. King STILL got off and all it took was a change of venue...