I grew up in a world where law enforcement was depicted by Dragnet and the Defense was characterized by Perry Mason and in a sense that remained by vision till I was about 45 when I moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida. Then I discovered the reality of police and conduct of the Criminal Justice Industrial complex. Now my vision of law enforcement is that if you do not have a natural advocacy group behind you there is no law or protection of the law.
No where is this clearer than in Tallahassee where there is a rape case pending against the quarterback of an undefeated football team of Florida State University. I have provided a quote from the newspaper for Tallahassee as well as links to a rather complete picture of the case. You can come to your own conclusions.
“The family of the woman who identified Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston as the man who sexually battered her criticized the Tallahassee Police Department Wednesday, saying a detective warned against proceeding with the case because Tallahassee is “a big football town” and she would be “raked over the coals.”
A statement from the family says that on Dec. 7, 2012, the woman was raped by an unknown person. The woman immediately reported it to law enforcement and cooperated with all requests from officers, the letter says.
In early January, the woman identified Winston as the attacker, the letter says. The family became concerned that she “would be targeted on campus” and requested help from an attorney friend. The attorney contacted TPD Detective Scott Angulo.
“When the attorney contacted Detective Angulo immediately after Winston was identified, Detective Angulo told the attorney that Tallahassee was a big football town and the victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable,” the letter said”
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