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Strange connections - Jason Lindquist
Idle ramblings of an idle mind
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Strange connections
So, a Lake County judge declined to sentence soon-to-be-ex-Illinois State Trooper Jeremy Dozier to jail for forcing a couple (who he'd just caught having sex in their car) to make snow angels, naked. A Cook County judge did sentence him to jail for a different incident where he tried to force a different couple to strip and relieve themselves in some roadside bushes.

The Lake County incident was off the Tri-State at Grand Avenue in Gurnee, near where my folks now live. The Cook County incident was on the northbound Tri-State just south of Lake-Cook Road, near where we used to live. It's so reassuring that our highway safety has been looked after so well, all these years!

Current Mood: amused

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banefinn From: banefinn Date: November 5th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the whole episode shows a pretty blatant disregard for accountability. Oh, he's a cop; we can't punish him for *misusing his position to abuse and manipulate the citizens he has sworn to protect*.
jlindquist From: jlindquist Date: November 5th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that's what I don't get in the Lake County decision. That's the same logic people here in San Diego are using to excuse or minimize the offenses committed by the Marines on and awaiting trial here. It's ridiculous. People who abuse their authority like that, they know what's expected of them. They're trained, they're responsible for protecting the rest of us from that kind of abuse, that demands a higher standard of accountability, doesn't it? How is that not intuitively obvious?
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