So, just to start off, while combing through the news yesterday, I was outraged to discover an article from Eatontown, NJ that detailed the story of a detective there who had been formally accused of raping a local woman. During his trial, while on the stand, he reportedly broke down into tears, exclaiming that he, “just wanted to go on with his life.” The judge, in a swift and mighty act of almost-divine pardoning, granted him this wish, and the detective’s final punishment was two concurrent sentences of probation totaling five years and a permanent prohibition from an occupation in law enforcement. In other words, his sentence altogether was five years probation, but other than that, he’s free to go. Now he can go on to rape another woman as a mall security cop or a TSA agent–they’d probably be glad to hire him.
From the article:
“Through a barely audible whimper, the former police officer acknowledged what he had done and said he wanted to go on with his life. ‘You are not going to jail, as we traditionally know the concept of jail, today. But with many respects, given what your childhood dream was, you’re going to be in jail the rest of your life,’ said the Judge.”
Of course, the state would probably throw a drug offender away for less, even if he pleaded “not guilty” (and for context, it should be noted that 4/10 narcotics cases involve marijuana charges)! But this guy, “Detective” Philip Emanuel, even admitted to his own guilt!
It is truly amazing and disturbing to witness the vagrant displays of total corruption in each and every office of every department of government, and this case is no exception. Frankly, I’m surprised that there isn’t an angry mob outside both Philip Emanuel’s house and Judge Thomas F. Scully’s. Both the officer and the judge should be held accountable by the public! Hopefully there’s at least a good and honest lawyer out there who can work with Emanuel’s victim and her family to bring about some real justice.
If only police officers worked for private firms instead of government–then, they’d be held accountable for their actions by those hiring them for protective services, and would be fired and ostracized and punished by those in their community, as well as by the private court systems contractually agreed upon to enforce such policies. Outrageous.