Friday, July 20, 2012
How Much More Probable Cause Does Judge Long Need?
Is it any wonder we have criminals on the streets that should be in jail when judges like Long let criminals walk because they can't use common sense? This latest episode in the Times on the Meko Gianni Palmiro case where Long feels like there wasn't probable cause to arrest him even though there was an all points bulletin on the car that police chased and the defendant bailed out of in the snow and Police found him 168 feet from the car and matching the description of the suspect and the clothing. On top of that he refused the police orders to show them his hands and get on his knees.
I mean what does the man need? it is stupid ass decisions like this in my opinion that keep criminals on the streets that end up with someone getting killed because of. It is a travesty to the Police Departments and the State's Attorney's Office when they put hard work into bringing criminals to justice and get this in return. Luckily for the people of both Wicomico and Somerset the Somerset County State's Attorney's office had the police recharge him with failure to obey a police officer and trespassing which will keep him in jail until Wicomico County gets to try him for violation of probation.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 7/20/2012 07:50:00 PM