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Lousiana sheriff under investigation for civil rights violations threatens proecutor

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Sheriff Allegedly Threatens to Shoot DOJ Lawyer Between His ‘Jewish Eyes’
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A Louisiana sheriff who was indicted on civil rights charges allegedly made anti-Semitic remarks to and about a Justice Department lawyer during an investigation. The comments were reportedly made during conversations that were secretly recorded. Louis Ackal, Sheriff of Iberia Parish, was being investigated before ultimately being indicted for directing the beatings of inmates in the parish jail’s chapel. A transcript of a recorded conversation that was filed in court by the U.S. Attorney’s office shows Ackal referring to a federal prosecutor as “this sorry son-of-a-bitch Jew bastard in Washington.” In that same conversation, Ackal allegedly made reference to threatening the attorney to his face. Referring to a discussion with prosecutors who wanted him to give them information on others, Ackal reportedly recalled, “I said the only thing I’m gonna give you — f*****g shoot you right between your g*******d Jewish-eyes.'”

Prosecutors are looking to use these comments as grounds for seeking tougher restrictions to be placed on him before his trial. Ackal is not being held in jail, and the only condition of his release at the moment is that he not possess a firearm.
New conditions that prosecutors are requesting include having Ackal report to a supervision officer, having him be subject to unannounced inspections of his home, office, and vehicle to check for firearms, and restricting him from excessively partaking in alcohol. A hearing for the new terms has yet to be scheduled.
The case against Ackal stems from the alleged beatings of inmates who were detained while awaiting trials. Ackal allegedly ordered other officers to carry out attacks in the jail’s chapel because there are no security cameras in there. He is charged with two counts of conspiracy against rights and two counts of deprivation of rights under the color of law, and faces up to 10 years in prison for each count. Nine deputies have already pleaded guilty to related charges.

6 deputy sheriffs involved in the beatings have already plead guilty.

[h=1]The question after the guilty pleas of six Iberia Parish Sheriff deputies: Will the federal civil rights investigation get any bigger?[/h]

[h=1]Special report: Uncovering why eight people have died in Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office custody in 10 years.[/h]Now we know why.


It all started with this:

[h=1]Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office under scrutiny for treatment of inmates, others in custody[/h]


when did we allow the justice system to get to this point? Beating prisoners in a chapel? WT goddamned Fornication!
 
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Re: Lousiana sheriff under investigation for civil rights violations threatens proecu

Many of the people that look to become cops are the same kind of people that they find themselves arresting.
 

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Re: Lousiana sheriff under investigation for civil rights violations threatens proecu

Many of the people that look to become cops are the same kind of people that they find themselves arresting.

You can say that only if everyone they are arresting are actually criminals. I have doubts about that.
 

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Re: Lousiana sheriff under investigation for civil rights violations threatens proecu

You can say that only if everyone they are arresting are actually criminals. I have doubts about that.

The point is that many cops are the same kind of breed of violent person as criminals. The only difference is that one decided to use their violent tendencies towards arresting criminals and the other decided to use their violent tendencies towards things like robbery, murder, assault, rape, etc.
 

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Re: Lousiana sheriff under investigation for civil rights violations threatens proecu


Under Louisiana state law, there are only two people in the entire state that are all powerful and cannot be touched by anyone, legally or otherwise, even the governor cannot touch them - they are, the Parish President of each parish, and the Parish Sheriff of each parish. They are the kings of their territory, and neither of those two can touch the other as well.

The only possibility would be a violation of federal law and federal law enforcement, as in the OP article. And, even that is tenuous at best.
 

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Re: Lousiana sheriff under investigation for civil rights violations threatens proecu

Under Louisiana state law, there are only two people in the entire state that are all powerful and cannot be touched by anyone, legally or otherwise, even the governor cannot touch them - they are, the Parish President of each parish, and the Parish Sheriff of each parish. They are the kings of their territory, and neither of those two can touch the other as well.

The only possibility would be a violation of federal law and federal law enforcement, as in the OP article. And, even that is tenuous at best.

that would explain a lot about Louisiana.
 

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Re: Lousiana sheriff under investigation for civil rights violations threatens proecu


Oh Louisiana......
 

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Re: Lousiana sheriff under investigation for civil rights violations threatens proecu

He just opened up the door to his striped suit retirement of the feds want to pursue it.

An easy case for a fed to bring a charge of threatening a federal prosecutor.

Hope they thow the ****ing book at him.
 

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Re: Lousiana sheriff under investigation for civil rights violations threatens proecu

Under Louisiana state law, there are only two people in the entire state that are all powerful and cannot be touched by anyone, legally or otherwise, even the governor cannot touch them - they are, the Parish President of each parish, and the Parish Sheriff of each parish. They are the kings of their territory, and neither of those two can touch the other as well.

The only possibility would be a violation of federal law and federal law enforcement, as in the OP article. And, even that is tenuous at best.

Newp. Not tenuous, if they can reasonable prove he said that.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/115
 

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Re: Lousiana sheriff under investigation for civil rights violations threatens proecu

Newp. Not tenuous, if they can reasonable prove he said that.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/115

I should have been more clear - I wasn't referring to the law when I said tenuous. The law is very clear.

I was referring to the DOJ's ability to get a local grand jury to indict a local sheriff, and a local judge (even a federal judge) to allow charges to get to trial, and even if they get that far, then they have to get a local jury to convict... tenuous ability.
 
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