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Florida State Attorneys are under no obligation to wait for police to refer cases to them.
It is the responsibility of Florida State Attorneys to decide whether to file charges for officer misconduct, whether that misconduct is “referred” to them or not.
For Florida State Attorneys to continue to pretend that they don’t use social media, don’t watch TV, don’t listen to radio, don’t read newspapers and never, ever, never know about wrongdoing until it’s “referred” to them is such an egregious fraud on the public that a real governor would be freaking out.
But we don’t have a real governor.
We’ve got Rick Scott.
Scott is solidly in favor of every form of misconduct exhibited by Florida State Attorneys. The more hideous, the better.
Damn the party lines, full speed ahead, i.e.; Scott’s support of Democratic State Attorney Jeff Ashton in luridly sewing William “Tommy” Zeigler’s 37-year-old frame-up to Gary Bennett’s nearly 30-year-old frame-up, via incurably tainted transfer.
To make matters up-chuckingly worse, anything that’s okay with Rick Scott is okay with the Innocence Project of Florida, whose participation in Gary Bennett’s defense has served to bury the tainted and conditional transfer, the apparent evidence tampering, the artificial link to Tommy’s case, the interference by Judge John Dean Moxley (one of Gary’s original prosecutors), and more.