But for the video . . .

But for the video…

By Radley Balko
The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV.

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But here’s my question: Why aren’t the seven witnesses to Dendinger’s nonexistent assault on Cassard already facing felony charges? Why are all but one of the cops who filed false reports still wearing badges and collecting paychecks? Why aren’t the attorneys who filed false reports facing disbarment? Dendinger’s prosecutors both filed false reports, then prosecuted Dendinger based on the reports they knew were false. They should be looking for new careers — after they get out of jail.

Lord of the Knights Templar paraded for the cameras: Mexican grade school teacher who rose to head of notorious drug cartel captured at birthday party

Lord of the Knights Templar paraded for the cameras: Mexican grade school teacher who rose to head of notorious drug cartel captured at birthday party

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NEW Servando ‘La Tuta’ Gomez, (left) a former grade-school teacher who taunted authorities and once led an organisation which wreaked havoc across the western state of Michoacan, was arrested on Friday. Authorities swooped in on the 49-year-old kingpin as he left a house in Morelia, the capital of Michoacan, along with eight bodyguards and associates, including is brother Flavio (bottom right) toting a grenade launcher, three grenades, an Uzi machine pistol and assault rifles, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. They were taken without a shot fired after a months-long intelligence stakeout, in which Gomez’s associates were identified when they gathered for his birthday February 6 with cakes, soft drinks and food.