Saturday, March 28, 2015

Where Are The Howls From The Left?

If this turns out to be true, it's more than a little sick:
San Francisco sheriff’s deputies arranged and gambled on battles between County Jail inmates, forcing one to train for the fights and telling them to lie if they needed medical attention, the city’s public defender said Thursday.

Since the beginning of March, at least four deputies at County Jail No. 4 at 850 Bryant St. threatened inmates with violence or withheld food if they did not fight each other, gladiator-style, for the entertainment of the deputies, Public Defender Jeff Adachi said.

Adachi said the ringleader in these fights was Deputy Scott Neu, who was accused in 2006 of forcing inmates to perform sexual acts on him. That case was settled out of court. 
This happens in San Francisco and there's no protesting in the streets.  I'm reminded of a far less physically abusive situation at Abu Ghraib prison, which obviously generated a different response.  Why might that be, do you think?


maxutils said...

No protesting, yet. And perhaps that's because this has been found out, and that an investigation is proceeding … and frankly, people in jail for crimes they have already committed make much less sympathetic victims than do innocent people being ticket for walking down the street incorrectly. If SF does the right thing here, I don't see why a protest would be needed… and SF has one of the most liberal police review boards in the country. That may be why there is less vitriol. If they drop the ball, though, I'm willing to bet you get your protests…Just across the Bay, in Oakland, the unarmed man who was shot by--not even police, but BART police-- got a huge protest, as well as a nationally released documentary. Be patient.

Darren said...

I didn't have to be very patient for Abu Ghraib protests--and the horror there was just gross pictures of terrorists.