Friday, April 25, 2014
Victims in Pulitzer Prize-Winning Newspaper Series "Tainted Justice" Outraged At Lack Of Charges
Barbara Laker and David Gambacorta at the Philadelphia Daily News offer a piece on the reaction to the news that the Philadelphia Police Officers accused of misconduct by many alleged victims in the newspaper's Pulitzer Prize-winning series and the reporters' book, Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, will be not be charged.
The owners of 22 bodegas and corner stores across Philadelphia believed that the narcotics officers who had sliced the wires to their surveillance cameras before allegedly looting their stores would be charged with theft and vandalism.
Three women thought they, too, would find justice after one of the officers, Thomas Tolstoy, allegedly assaulted them during raids.
So yesterday, when these victims learned that federal and local prosecutors had decided not to file criminal charges against the cops, they were shocked and outraged.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below
Note: My review of Busted will appear shortly in the Washington Times and my interview with the two reporters/authors, Wendy Ruderman and Barbra Laker, will appear here in the near future.