Saturday, March 28, 2009

Worst Of The Worst

The New York Times has an article in today's paper describing the kickback scheme of two Pennsylvania judges to sentence juveniles to a detention facility that paid them for the business. The article cites to a number of "red flags" that should have alerted authorities to the shocking abuse of judicial authority. It is difficult to imagine a course of conduct that reflects more adversely on the judicial system. I cannot imagine the anger of the families that suffered at the hands of these individuals. (Mike Frisch)

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This outrageous thing went on for 12 years!
And I bet most juveniles were
black and/or poor.

The county/state should give a
huge compensation to every one of
them, since it's clearly the fault of the
judicial system to have allowed this to continue for so long.

Can nothing be done to encourage whistleblowers
and all of those who see red flags but
can do nothing about it?

Posted by: Marisa Landau | Mar 28, 2009 8:16:36 AM

It is called checks-and-balances and when they are inadequate, this sort of thing is allowed to happen. The judiciary fights oversight from outside yet has proved over and over again that they are unwilling or unable to police themselves.


Posted by: FixedWing | Mar 29, 2009 6:54:53 AM

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