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Monday, March 28, 2016

Morgan sheriff's policies resemble Cuba's, Decatur Daily

If we recall correctly, wasn't it Deputy Coburn who stopped Armando de Quesada?  Is this another Federal Lawsuit in waiting?

Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 12:00 am
To The Daily: Another month has gone by, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department has several new vehicles with darkened windows so you can't see who is in them, and still no video cameras in their vehicles — after promising several months ago they are coming.
Well, why should they? With no video cameras, the judges rely on the testimony of the deputy involved. Their word generally carries much more weight than an ordinary citizen, so some judges, for the sake of expedience, simply rubberstamp whatever they say. Since they refuse to install cameras in their vehicles, I for one, have three cameras on at all times in mine. No, I'm not worried about our State Troopers not following the law, nor am I worried about the city of Decatur police, but some of the local county police seem to have a complete disregard for the law.
What we have here is a localized form of a police state. I know about this, having left Cuba more than 50 years ago. They don't have cameras, either. Hypocrites.
Armando de Quesada

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