An excellent editorial.
Without rudimentary disclosure by the WVPD the citizens of Utah should demand
the arrest of undercover officers on charges of murder.
With every officer involved incident, the departments are always slow to release
details, they like to protect their own, it usually takes weeks or months to
finally see anything in the news about it. And yet with the citizens they are
sworn to protect, they jump at every chance to release details, we all know by
the next news report what happened.
Police necessarily have strong bonds with each other in such a difficult and
risky profession.They are so frequently under strong public scrutiny because the
posses such a strong position of trust. Newspapers would like to know everything
and the public has a right to know to a certain degree and the police have a
need to keep certain information confidential. Without knowing the details, it
does look as though the police might have gone over the line. The girls parent
don't have even basic information.
There is a very similar situation playing out currently in Ogden as well.Very troubling trend.
What corruption is the WVPD involved in? Not releasing what they new about the
Susan Powell case. Now this. I wonder if she was unarmed. Police have had a lot
of incients this year where this has happened.
This editorial sounds strangely like the Duke lacrosse scandal or the charges
being made against the WV police - shoot first and get all the facts later.
This is a very good article, and it brings up serious questions that should be
considered by all the citizens of this country and all member of our society.
What are they hoping will happen as this drags on and on? Does having a badge
constitute a license to murder at will? This is not a complex situation, and
answers should have been forthcoming by now. If they're going to try to
use the old "we were threatened by a vehicle, my first question is "Why
didn't you just move out of the way?" This is very troubling.