Friday, July 24, 2009

Outrageous DOJ Defense

In a stunning news report today from Boston, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice said the victims of a duo of brutal murderers--(the murderers were collaborating with a corrupt FBI agent)--had the responsibility to protect themselves.

The influence of the Rove Republican Racket's moral compass (there is none!) is evident in this proceeding. To blame the victims, who were killed because the murderers were in cahoots with an FBI agent, is an outrage and a waste of taxpayer dollars. The DOJ should simply settle the matter.

The headline reads, "DOJ says kin share blame with FBI in Whitey Bulger slays." The Boston Herald writes:
U.S. Department of Justice lawyers argued yesterday if the FBI had a responsibility to protect victims of serial slayers James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi from murder, so, too, did their families.

“They had a duty to protect themselves from harm,” attorney Lawrence Eiser said during closing arguments in the bench trial of three wrongful-death suits brought by the families to inflict financial pain on the feds for not containing the dangerous duo. Eiser’s theory did not sit well with U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young, who snapped at him, “Are you saying these people were asking for it?”

Eileen Davis, the sister of Flemmi’s slain girlfriend Debra Davis, wept as her attorney, Michael Heineman, described how Flemmi and Bulger - fearing Davis, 26, would reveal they were in cahoots with corrupt FBI agent John Connolly - duct-taped her to a chair in 1981 before strangling her to death and pulling out her teeth. The monstrous Flemmi “pulled her hair back, gave her a kiss and told her she was going to a better place,” Heineman said.

Attorney Ann Donovan, representing Marion Hussey, whose daughter Deborah Hussey, 26, Flemmi molested for years while living with her mother, said Bulger broke Deborah’s ribs in 1985 trying to squeeze the life out of her with his legs while simultaneously choking her to death.