Monday, August 10, 2009

This Ain't No Mayberry Punk

Hmmm...Here's a rather odd headline:

Michigan student shot by deputy to be sentenced

An example of the Dick Cheney School of Justice wonders us. You know, that's where you shoot someone and then they apologize for getting in the way of your bullets. Intrigued we digs into the story:

Twenty-year-old Derek Copp of Spring Arbor was to appear Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court for sentencing. He pleaded guilty to a felony marijuana charge in June. Copp admitted selling marijuana to an undercover police officer. Copp was unarmed when Ottawa County Sheriff's deputy Ryan Huizenga shot him once in the chest March 11 while executing a search warrant at Copp's apartment.

Oh. Well, as long as he only shot him once in the chest. Don't want to get all extreme or anything.

Wait, the deputy was "executing" a search warrant. Get it? That must be a little police humor. Well, technically he was executing Derek Copp, but let's not quibble over details. The very clear message here is, smoke the ganga in Ottawa county and you're going down.

OK now you're thinking wait a minute, a police isn't supposed to shoot an unarmed person, even if he is on the marijuana. Shouldn't this guy get in some sort of trouble?

Oh, trouble isn't the half of it. You think Derek is in deep do do for spreading reefer madness around, wait until you hear what happened to Deputy Huizenga. Check it:

Huizenga was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to reckless discharge of a firearm and later returned to duty.

Ha! How you like the law now Deputy Dirty Harry? Yeah, yeah, we know, probation may sound like he got off easy for almost killing a guy, but wait until you hear the terms of his probation: No donuts for six months, and no running the siren unless it's a real emergency. None of that "I don't feel like stopping for this red light" stuff. Know what we're saying? We run a tight ship here in Ottawa county. Professionalism of the highest caliber.

OK, maybe caliber isn't the best word.


Anonymous said...

It's all over the place...people have had it.

Anonymous said...

You are right! Look how many lawsuits and people losing their jobs. The populations refuse to take it anymore. The crowd reads now and are not going to sit back . Let this be a warning to any man/woman who abuses their power.

Anonymous said...

The whole world is upside down, not just the economy.
Weed is supposed to help the dying with their appetite and many states want it legalized.
Huge problems with education and cops that don't have it.
As for the student whose parents are probably loaded with bills , maybe it is his way of helping pay. Not that's it's right but either is blowing away a kid and almost killing him for a misdemeanor!

Anonymous said...

Crazy people do crazy things in crazy counties.
(like we didn't know)