Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Another Reason To Hate The Death Penalty…
My fellow cops often criticize me for my unusual opposition to the death penalty. Unusual because nearly every cop in America champions the notion of that final retribution is a way to achieve crime prevention. I have long ago reached the conclusion that Capitol Punishment is fraught with human error and mischief.
Here’s yet another example of chicanery and derailed justice. Steven L. Manning, a former fellow Chicago cop no less, was framed for Murder and kidnapping with the aid of a bogus jailhouse snitch.
Today, Manning, who was already awarded $6.5 million in damages against the FBI by a jury filed another lawsuit in U.S. DistrictCourt. This time against the Village of Buffalo Grove and two former police officers for their alleged role in the conspiracy to convict him.
Manning in the new lawsuit, is now demanding unspecified damages against former police chief Gary Del Re, officer Robert Quid and the village.
Manning had some serious baggage that landed him a spot as an FBI informant.