On February 17, 2007, an intoxicated off-duty Chicago police officer, Anthony “Tony” Abbate walked behind the bar of Jesse’s Shortstop Inn and pummeled, punched and stomped 125-pound bartender Karolina Obrycka. Her “crime” was to refuse serving any more liquor to the burly Abbate because he was too drunk … As he viciously assaulted Obrycka, Abbate yelled, “Nobody tells me what to do.” But a jury of his peers did just that, as well as send a message to Mayor Emanuel and other cities tolerant of police abuse that the “code of silence” is itself subject to the rule of law.
I’ve been up against a Blue Wall since May of 2001, so it’s the best Christmas present imaginable to know that one very, very big one has fallen, because the Blue Wall I’m up against is conspicuously crowded.
Brevard County, Florida may well be the most continually corrupt county in the country – per capita – with its frame-ups and peripheral lawlessness hellishly disgracing the explorations of the heavens that begin there, at the Kennedy Space Center.
None of up-against-the-wall, walking wounded that I’m in touch with want vengeance … only peace and justice. Their families feel the same way.
Not wanting vengeance is inconceivable to the corrupt – they overvalue power so greatly that they can’t understand not wanting any at all.
May 2013 be the year that all Brevard’s incarcerated innocents go home, and all those that endeavored to have them die behind bars meet with swift justice … they’ll know it when they see it, even though they’re incapable of delivering it themselves.