Noel Carter, the South Florida bank employee who was repeatedly kicked, hit with a metal baton, shocked with a stun gun and blasted with pepper spray by Orlando police, has been formally charged in the incident, officials announced Friday.
The FBI needs to be stripped of the mandates it refuses to adhere to, beginning with this one, which even addresses off-duty conduct:
The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating color of law abuses, which include acts carried out by government officials operating both within and beyond the limits of their lawful authority. Off-duty conduct may be covered if the perpetrator asserted his or her official status in some way.
Here are the U.S. Senators who are supposed to make sure the FBI doesn’t pick and choose which activities it wishes to undertake, and here is the homepage of the U.S. Representatives who are supposed to make sure the FBI doesn’t pick and choose which activities it wishes to undertake.
If you wish to express your written concerns about failed senate oversight, you must do so by fax. Because they don’t wish to receive your written concerns about failed oversight.
If you wish to express your written concerns about failed house oversight, you are afforded the additional option of using their webform, which will likely have the built-in flaw of most federal webforms – copying so poorly by pdf that you’ll have only an incomplete record of having contacted them.
If I had a fax machine, this wouldn’t be an issue for me; I’d fax both committees every day.
Nor would it be an issue if I could call, because I’d call both committees every day.
As I can’t fax or call, I will simply point out – once more – that our federal legislators and the Department of Justice have known since early 2007 that the FBI is in a self-directed shambles, and have done nothing about it, per Senator Patrick Leahy’s press release, below. I wonder how many more laptops and weapons the FBI has lost since then, how many more lies it’s told.
No one has to wonder whether the FBI is still ruining and ending lives via ignoring some mandates and going overboard on others … look at Noel Carter’s bruised face in the mugshot, above, and look back a few days to Max Gracia’s mugshot in a wheelchair, before he died a suspicious death, at age 22. Both mugshots were taken in Orlando.
If the FBI had taken action against 9th Judicial State Attorney Jeff Ashton when it should have – while Ashton was still a prosecutor – incarcerated innocents William “Tommy” Zeigler and Gary Bennett would have been freed, and Casey Anthony would likely be behind bars … it’s nearly impossible to believe that Ashton knew less about Anthony’s expert “scent evidence” witness Kenneth Furton than I do, especially since I know that Ashton’s pretended to know less about DNA and otherwise-discredited “scent evidence” expert John Preston for purposes of persecuting Gary Bennett, via tainted transfer from the 18th judicial circuit. Preston’s participation in a trial on Ashton’s turf – with FBI assistance – caused Linroy Bottoson’s wrongful 2002 execution. The FBI acting against Ashton would have given the 9th judicial circuit a chance at electing a state attorney who believed in equal protection under the law, who wouldn’t himself act under color of law.