According to a variety of newspaper sources, including this one, a mob beat and seriously injured a man that police had listed as a possible suspect in a rape case. Nothing bad happened to the crowd – in fact, they were given a reward by the father of the girl.

Even if the man had been found guilty, every member of that mob should have been doing time – it’s not okay to physically attack people. But it’s especially not okay to attack people who haven’t been found guilty, based on the fact that the cops have identified them (probably using some very questionable techniques) as a possible suspect. It terrifies me that the lynch mob isn’t all cooling their heals on assault charges. It says horrible things about the world we live in – including that we don’t actually believe in innocent until proven guilty and we do believe in vigilante justice.

Is there any way that the cops in question can be put in jail for failing to do their jobs?

4 Responses to “Horrible”

  1. ClintJCL Says:

    No more than you could put cops in jail for preventing every murder that happens, or put God in jail for allowing bad things to happen 🙂

    Sounds like the girl was connected to the mob. And sounds like the guy completely deserved it if he’s kidnapping and raping 11 year old girls, and the girl recognizes him (if i read that correctly).

    Still, this is not proper due process.

  2. Kayti Says:

    I think you misphrased this. Generally, preventing murders is considered a Good Thing ™. Although you being you, your mileage may vary considerably.

  3. ClintJCL Says:

    I meant “NOT preventing”.

  4. ClintJCL Says:

    (..which was pretty obvious, because cops DON’T prevent every murder that happens.)

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