You Said It, April 29, 2012

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I’m tired of “felons” being referred to like they were the scum of the earth. True, some felons are scum, but many are people who have made serious mistakes, paid their debt to society, and have to live with a black mark on their record for life. They may have since become decent people. Before judging all felons, remember the saying “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone”.

I find it interesting and troubling that the local media is intentionally ignoring the violation of Mr. Kemps’s rights resulting in his death at the hand of a trooper who said he knew no better.  We should demand this case be reviewed by a federal grand jury and the trooper tried under federal jurisdiction for his unlawful acts.  What the media prints is Lawyer wants his job back.  Just what we need, give him another bite at the apple so maybe he will gun you down in your car because you were to slow to pull out your registration because he had been chastised for failing to use enough force in the past.  The actions of four troopers from Troop A should give us all pause as to the prevailing culture in this troop.  A culture of filing false reports and perjured testimony, the forcible warrantless entry into a man’s home while one supervisor assisted and the other one stood back idle because he didn’t know what to do.  When all else fails, the police mantra is it is better to be tried by twelve than carried by six.  Unfortunately, the jury for Lawyer agreed.  I am a retired law enforcement officer from here and I am outraged such conduct is being tolerated in Mesa County.  I hope the Kemp’s continue to pressure the FBI to investigate this travesty and bring Lawyer before the court where the 4th amendment is not viewed as ancillary.



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