Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Insanity of the Criminal Justice System

Adams County Sued Over Deaf Man Held 25 Days � CBS Denver More criminal than anything else.

He was basically arrested for being deaf. Once arrested, they couldn't be bothered to get an interpreter.
The Denver Post reports Siaki doesn’t read or write English or read lips, but he does communicate through American Sign Language. Deputies arrested Siaki after a noise complaint at a motel where Siaki and his fiancDee were verbalizing sounds while arguing.

Deputies responding to the complaint knocked down the motel-room door and tackled Siaki after he failed to respond to their commands.
That's great. Tackle a deaf man because his deafness is an affront to your authority.
The suit claims Adams County is violating the ADA by failing to provide an interpreter or auxiliary aids for deaf suspects during their arrest and booking process.

“To this day,” [the lawyer] said, “we don’t know why he was held for 25 days.”
So, is this cops behaving badly, or just cops being most stupid jerks on the face of the planet? [via]

3 comments:

Comrade Misfit said...

I don't think those are mutually exclusive choices. So I'll go with "all of the above."

BobG said...

I'll have to side with Misfit on this one.

Rich E said...

yup misfits has it down