Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cop shoots fire chief in Ark. court over tickets.

Residents fed up with speed traps in tiny town that has seven officers

Image: Investigator Thomas Martin
Crittenden County sheriff's Investigator Thomas Martin said of the Jericho, Ark., police department: "You can't even get them to answer a call because normally they're writing tickets."
Tim Rand / AP

Readers may find this hard to believe, but Baldblog points out this case and MSNBC has reported it as well:
JERICHO, Ark. - It was just too much, having to return to court twice on the same day to contest yet another traffic ticket, and Fire Chief Don Payne didn't hesitate to tell the judge what he thought of the police and their speed traps.

The response from cops? They shot him. Right there in court. MSNBC

Are police and police departments out of control (lawless and acting with impunity)? Obviously, at least some of them are.

2 comments: said...

This story is from early September.


Francis L. Holland Blog said...

It's from early September, but Thanks for the links! I didn't hear about this until yesterday.