Friday, December 07, 2007

I <3 recorders

This just in from the Its About Fucking Time department.

A teenage suspect who secretly recorded his interrogation on an MP3 player has landed a veteran detective in the middle of perjury charges, authorities said Thursday.

Apparently the cop questioned the kid for over an hour, trying to get him to confess to a crime. And then denied it, under oath. And he would have gotten away with it, except for the recording.

Once the transcript was revealed in court, prosecutors asked for a recess, defense attorney Mark DeMarco said. The detective was pulled from the witness stand and advised to get a lawyer. Perino, 42, was arraigned Thursday on 12 counts of first-degree perjury and faces as many as seven years on each count, prosecutors said. He was released on $15,000 bail.

The District Attorney's reaction was laughable

The allegations "put the safety of all law-abiding citizens at risk because they undermine the integrity and foundation of the entire criminal justice system,"

I have news for you buddy. The entire criminal justice system has no integrity, and has no foundation. That mine has been undered for a long time now, and it is only thanks to technology like video camers and recorders that this crap is coming to the surface.

This is just the beginning.


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