Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Update on LA Teen Beating Case and the Videographer

Chill Wind Over Witnesses is a good editorial in the Los Angeles Times on the inappropriate treatment of Mitchell Crooks, the tourist-videographer of the teen beaten by the LA Cops last week.

Quote: " From the way Steve Cooley's G-men treated him, you might think that Mitchell Crooks was a drug kingpin or Mafia don rather than an unemployed party disc jockey with some lapses in his past. The district attorney's decision last week to deploy a squad of agents--which cuffed him with TV news cameras rolling and carted him away on years-old warrants--looks too much like intimidation of future witnesses in police brutality cases."

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