Thursday, July 15, 2010

the Blue Wall

By now you've probably heard about Janice Wells, who was tased repeatedly after calling the police to report a prowler outside her home. And all the news coverage has been focusing on the fact that the two officers involved no longer work for that police dept, since one was fired and the other resigned. And that's good news, right? Yeahno. Actually, the officer who gleefully began tasing Wells while she was laying on the ground the second he arrived on the scene now works for the Chattahoochee County Sheriff’s Office, while the other will no doubt be employed with some fine local law enforcement agency soon. Cuz that's how it works, folks!


  1. hobomama7/15/2010

    of course

  2. Anonymous7/15/2010

    I assume that explains the quick resignation. If you resign your job when it seems pretty clear you're going to get fired, then you can quickly get another law enforcement job before the shit hits the fan. And everyone at your new agency will look the other way and hum a little tune.

    It's disgusting.

  3. Is there even a law saying you have to tell an officer your friend's name when they're clearly not involved in the disturbance you called them for? If so, it's a ridiculous law.

  4. Anonymous7/15/2010

    i know this is a terrible thing to say, but if i was a black woman living in the south id take my chances with that prowler before id call the cops. you just have to calculate which interaction is probly gonna end up hurtin you the most. im betting its your runin with the cops.

  5. Lizzay7/16/2010

    That comes awfully close to victim blaming.