Jan 27, 2007

Prince George's County - Dangerous place to live and work

A recent incident in Prince George's county, a suburb of Washington DC, gives another example of what is not working there. PG county is on a fast development path, with jobs being created, and economic growth. However, the problem seems to be police!

There have been innumerable cases in the recent past where police have shot people, of excessive force used by the police, even to the point where the Feds deemed it necessary to investigate PG County's finest.

Now, we have this case of a supposed leader in the PG County police shooting 2 unarmed men delivering furniture at his house. The police officer, Keith Washington, is the #2 man in the county's homeland security office.

Not the 1st time this guy has been involved in incidents with the citizens who pay his salary. 2004 he was charged with a misdemeanor assault on a property manager at a homeowners meeting (which he was attending as a citizen, and not a cop). So, he has anger issues, at the very best. At worst, he is a nut, with a badge and a gun.

Oh, and in 2000, this same cop was involved in a suit where the courts awarded the plaintiff $260,000 because this beacon of public service arrested and strip searched the plaintiff who had protested about the treatment Keith Washington was handing out to another citizen who had been involved in a minor accident.

And what do we get from the police, but a statement that they are going to charge the guys who were shot for assault. What did they do, assault the bullets in a cop's gun? What a bloody joke!!

This cop is just a bad guy with a badge. Deserves to be arrested and jailed for attempted murder. Let's see if there is justice in Prince George's County, or not! There isn't smoke without a fire, and this idiot has been smoking for 6 years at least! I think that PG County needs to do the right thing and throw this guy in jail. The State's attorney started down the right path with his statement today that the 2 guys who were shot are no longer under arrest. So, now their families can go see them in the hospital.

Yes, they are still there, while the IDIOT COP, who was 'seriously injured' is back home taking phone calls from reports and saying he cannot talk to them because of the investigation!! What a load of crock!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rajiv. Glad WP linked to your blog. I found it annoying when the WP mentioned one of the wounded men's early 90's assault charges. Now that I see the shooter has such a sordid history and they failed to mention it, I'm simply disgusted.
    Thanks for the info.

    And for being the first to tip me to that follow-up story on the reporter roughed up in Pakistan you have earned a place on my out of control blog lists.

    BTW, I read the original story on Gall at the ABC site and it was followed by dozens of comments like, she got what she deserved, she was only there to make Bush look bad, etc. Horrible!