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by Peter Moskos

July 22, 2015

Oh, Habersham County...

Is there any place in the US that so does more bad policing per capita? This Georgia county has a population of 43,000.

Why oh why do I even know you exist, Habersham County?

Oh, because of this.

And this.

And this.

Well, related to drug raids gone bad, we now have this. A sheriff's deputy was actually indicted:
“Without her false statements, there was no probable cause to search the premises for drugs or to make the arrest,” acting U.S. Attorney John Horn said in a statement. “And in this case, the consequences of the unlawful search were tragic.”
The child has undergone 10 surgeries since being injured.
Maybe the "just the world we live in" is changing a little bit.


Hotrod said...

Only one observation for now - Nikki Autry is reported a) to be 29 and b) to have worked for HCSO since 2004. Taking that at face value (for now), do the math and consider what kind of agency this still very young woman spent her entire adult life in. Consider the kind of leaders she seems to have been around and the kind of standards she saw enforced (or not).

Whatever. Maybe DA Rickman can come back with another guest post about his "particular job" while the federal system smashes her life to smithereens.

Ebenezer Scrooge said...

Let's see if I got it.

Fibbing on a warrant is a crime. Ultraviolence in executing the warrant is no crime.

It's nice that the law has its priorities straight. Process over people, baby, process over people.

hotrod said...

On one hand, it's prob a mistake to get too worked up about this. Because jails are weird, bad places. On the other hand, hey, it's Habersham... http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/employee-caught-smuggling-meth-into-georgia-prision