Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Justice Dragging Its Feet

Officer in taped shooting to face charge | Reuters.com. If you shot someone for no apparent reason, and you were video-taped doing so, don't you think it should take less than a month to be brought up on charges.

The wheels of justice may grind slowly, but they are finally starting to grind up Deputy Ivory Webb, who shot Senior Airman, Elio Carrion, on leave from Iraq on January 29. Carrion was shot in the chest, legs and shoulders.
Filmed by a bystander, the grainy amateur tape was passed to local television channels and the story -- with its echoes of the videotaped beating of Rodney King by police officers that led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots -- became national news.

Webb, 45, has been on administrative leave since the incident and could face 18 years in prison if convicted.
He is to be charged with attempted manslaughter.

Carrion was the PASSENGER in a car that tried to evade police. The Driver is being charged with evading and driving while intoxicated.

images here .... video here (if you can stomach Windows Media)

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