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October 26th, 2006

Political Connections Can Be Sweet

John M. Walker-judge and related to the president.

From USA Today:
Officer struck by Bush’s cousin dies

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A police officer died Saturday, four days after being struck by a sport-utility vehicle driven by a federal judge, the mayor said.

Officer Dan Picagli, a 17-year veteran of the force, was hit while directing traffic in the rain Tuesday night. He had been wearing a black raincoat and a reflective vest.

The SUV was driven by John M. Walker Jr., a senior judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, who maintains court chambers in New Haven. He was leaving work when the accident happened, police said.

No charges have been filed.

Police Chief Francisco Ortiz said the accident remained under investigation, but officers did not feel it was necessary to test Walker for drugs or alcohol.

-Now, what do you suppose would have happened if Judge Walker hadn’t been related to the president? If he was an average bloke would the officers still “ not feel it was necessary to test Walker for drugs or alcohol”? Or even if he hadn’t been a judge? Would charges still not have been filed?

This is such an obvious case of favoritism it’s sickening. If he would have been an “average” citizen he would have been arrested and the media would have been shouting “cop killer”.

Posted by Vixen in Political Rants, News

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