Monday, February 13, 2012

Police get their attorney fees paid

John Burge, the name should be familiar to you, since he was convicted in 2010 on 3 counts of obstructing justice, and perjury.   The only downside is that he can't be held accountable for the torture he performed on alleged criminals that were unfortunate enough to meet him.   There is a statute of limitations on torture apparently, but not on the perjury related to lying about not torturing suspects because of a recent court case.   If you're scratching your head, it is a good time to do that, because now it seems, the Fraternal Order of Police has paid all his legal fees, and are now unhappy with the amount of fees!

The FOP had agreed to pay Burge’s legal fees following his indictment for perjury and witness tampering and his conviction for lying about the torture and abuse of criminal suspects, according to the lawsuit.

That's right, if you are a cop who tortured suspects, then lied about it in court, there is a union that will pay it for you!  Next time the FOP calls you for a donation, I expect you to tell them where to shove it.  Even moreso now that the FOP are unhappy with the amount of fees they paid and have sued Burge's attorneys!   That's right, a large police union not only paid for the legal fees for a man who was guilty of terrible crimes against the citizens of Illinois, but also is fronting the money to sue his attorneys, whom they claim didn't deliver on all the services that they were billed for.   I believe it is due time to stop all outside funding for the Fraternal Order of Police, next time you get something from them in the mail to donate, write them a letter back that tells them how disappointed you are in several aspects of their performance.   Don't forget, they are the ones who believe removing Illinois' unconstitutional eavesdropping law would hinder police performance, by making them accountable to their crimes... Or as Fraternal Order of Police president Mark Donahue put it while defending its existance:

“(it) can affect how an officer does his job on the street.”

Just remember when you have an encounter with a police officer, you are inferior to them in every way,  they have unions to pay their legal bills, they rarely ever get convicted of the crimes they commit, so be careful, consider every officer to be a dangerous animal.   It still amazes me how they wonder where the us vs. them mentality comes from...  If they wonder, it's because the world has become Homo Sapiens vs Sus Scrofa.

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