Thursday, March 19, 2009

justice prevails in "driving while black" trial

a young des moines couple who claimed they were brutalized by two des moines police officers in the latest "driving while black" incident were declared to be not guilty of interference with official acts by a polk county jury today. if you don't understand my joy at the jury verdict, and my disgust with the actions of these two officers, whom i feel should be criminally charged themelves, re-read the story carefully, but imagine you are the defendant, and instead of police, insert "angry motorist." you'll have a clearer picture of why this is a rare instance where "the system" beats "the man," and why i do what i do, and ride like i ride.

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