Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Above the Law?

The power of U.S. Attorneys, state prosecutors and law enforcement officials is enormous. Some law enforcement officials are so absorbed by power they abuse it and arrogantly flaunt it.

Today, comes the breaking news story of a North Carolina Sheriff (pictured) who allegedly was involved in fixing a DWI. The abuse of the power in his office led to a criminal indictments.

From the Gaston (NC) Gazette:

Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty made his first appearance in court Tuesday morning. TV and newspaper reporters sat in the audience along with a few of Daugherty’s employees. Daugherty shook the hand of one of the courtroom bailiffs and patted him on the back before the proceedings began. “He’s a great man, a Christian man. He ain’t guilty of nothing,” Lt. Stanley Crowder said while sitting in the front row of the courtroom. The first appearance was over in just a few minutes, with Daugherty pleading not guilty to the three charges he faces — two felony counts of obstruction of justice and a misdemeanor charge of giving a false report to law enforcement.
We wonder if members of the Rove Republican Racket still sleep at night thinking they "ain't guilty of nothing."