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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Is this justice?

From the Sun-Sentinel.

Two weeks ago, Michael E. Dunsavage was a six-year veteran of the Coconut Creek Police Department.

Now, he is a convicted felon stripped of his state certification to be a police officer.

Dunsavage stood before Broward Circuit Judge Marc Gold on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to stealing money from immigrant day-laborers during traffic stops while on duty, in uniform and in a marked patrol car.

Dunsavage, who resigned from the force Aug. 11, brokered a deal with the state. He agreed to plead guilty to one count of grand theft, a third-degree felony, in exchange for 18 months' probation. The deal required Dunsavage to quit his job, give up his state certification to be a police officer and repay the $770 he stole from his victims. The money was deducted from his final paycheck.

If Dunsavage, 26, had been convicted at trial, he could have been sentenced to five years in prison.


Assistant State Attorney John F. Hanlon Jr. said he worried that when this case went to trial, in a year or two, he might not be able to find the victims, making it difficult to prove the case to a jury.
That is a rotten reason for Dunsavage not to serve one single day in jail. This sentence is a sick joke. Just one more example of how our legal and law enforcement system gets away with crimes us ordinary citizens would be serving hard time for. Go chase ambulances with the rest of the crooks John F Hanlon Jr.

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