Friday, April 03, 2009

You might want to review your kids baby pictures

Especially if you live in Loudoun County, Virginia. Wired has the story of Ting-Yi Oe, an assistant principal at Freedom High School who was the victim of Kangaroo Court (First Degree) for alleged possession of child pornography.

Want to know the most infuriating part? After the case was tossed by a judge who was inexplicably more interested in the law and justice than in building a "name" for himself as "tough on crime", the oh-so-brave persecutor prosecutor takes this position:

Plowman insists he never intended to seek prison time for Oei. He would have been satisfied with a fine, probation and Oei's resignation. The case would never have gone this far, he says, if Oei had resigned when asked.

"I thought that was a just and appropriate sanction for his behavior," he says. "But he was unwilling to be responsible for any kind of accountability for what he did."

Yeah, the hell with whether he was actually guilty or not. Just so he pleads out, everything will be just fine, except for that little business of his life being ruined. But hey, just so injustice is served, right?

Good people of Loudoun County, you might want to consider that you may be this idiot's next target when he comes up for re-election.


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