Saturday, December 21, 2013
But that is what stands as the prototype for Police today. I have written about the Frontline/New York Times piece on the murder or fake suicide of Michelle O'Conner and today another woman was nearly killed by her husband, her husband - a Police Officer.
Well here in Seattle he would be promptly arrested and then sent to the useless domestic violence therapy groups that have been found to be well utterly useless in stopping or preventing domestic violence. But hey why bother actually understanding a complicated matter when we can put them in the category of other dangerous felons, such as drunk drivers and child pornographers. Well the parallels are quite obvious. As for the Coach arrested for child porn on his work phone, hey those bathroom pics of your kids playing in the tub would also put my parents in the clink for years. I knew I was abused and I have the proof sitting on my mantel!
Again, not to diminish that within each of these areas there are serious serious issues and they need to be addressed and handled seriously, but they are not. They are given immediate smack downs by legislators and they in turn encourage and reward arrests and convictions to stop these felons but they do nothing to actual understand nor truly repair the damage that is wrought from their lack of engagement in actual legislation.
So when we have an "epidemic" of Police Violence that begins at home will that suddenly become the media's new pet project? Unlikely as they seem to not concern themselves with their pubic display of violence let alone private one; again if you are a part of the "solution" you are not the problem. Just ask this Judge about his DUI or these Bellevue Police for theirs. America's economy is two tier so is our Justice system.
The article from MSN today highlights another DC cop on the beat - as in his wife. And there are two other stories about two more Police who sell the services of the victims they are supposed to protect. Brings new meaning to the term "Double Jeopardy."
Washington, D.C., police officer accused of trying to kill wife
A D.C. police officer tried to kill his wife last month, using Lysol, a metal light post and knives to attack and restrain her in their home, according to prosecutors.
Officer Samson Lawrence has been indicted in Maryland on charges of attempted first- and second-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 24 attack, Prince George's County State Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced Friday.
“They are very serious charges and we take them very seriously, which is why we’ll continue to work with Prince George’s County police to continue to investigate and move forward through the process,” Prince George's County State's Attorney Spokesman John Erzen said.
According to court documents, Lawrence was trying to hang a projection TV in his Accokeek home when he became angry that his wife didn't know where the screws to hang it were. He allegedly grabbed a can of Lysol and sprayed his wife in the face every time she spoke.
The victim told police when she refused to make him something to eat, Lawrence began to push her.
Alsobrooks said the victim tried to leave the home but was struck on the head with a metal light fixture as she lay on the floor. She managed to break free and get to a phone to call 911, but Lawrence allegedly held two large kitchen knives to her face and throat and threatened her. The victim pushed Lawrence off her and escaped the home. She called 911 at a neighbor's house.
The couple's 16-year-old daughter heard the altercation and also called 911. By the time police arrived, the suspect had fled the scene. He was taken into custody the next day, officials said. The victim suffered a cut on her head that required five staples and a hairline fracture to her right wrist that she suffered while trying to protect her head.
The victim said her husband has put the family through a lot over the years, News4’s Mark Segraves reported.
Lawrence has also been charged with wearing and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure and first- and second-degree assault.
Lawrence, 45, joined the department in 1990 and is a patrol officer on the department's fourth district, Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham said.
The department placed him on non-contact status after learning of the allegations, meaning he has no police powers on the street. “It’s horrible to have one of our members involved a domestic violence assault like that whereby they brought charges,” Newsham said. “It’s a very serious allegation. We take it very seriously.”
The police department's hiring process has changed from when Lawrence joined the department, Newsham said. Lawrence is the latest D.C. police officer to face criminal charges in recent weeks.
Officer Marc Washington's body was pulled from the water at Hains Point in southwest D.C. Dec. 10, a week after he was arrested on child porn charges after he allegedly visited the home of a teenage girl who had previously been reported missing, ordered her to remove her clothing and took photos of her, all while he was on duty.
Officer Linwood Barnhill Jr. was arrested last week and charged with pandering after police found a missing 16-year-old girl in his apartment. He is accused of running a prostitution operation.