Friday, October 10, 2008

Sarah Palin "abused power" by trying to fire a Police officer who tasered his child

Good lord! after reading the details about this trooper, I would say that Palin abused her power by not acting forcefully enough to get him fired. If the Governor of a State is aware of an out of control law enforcement official and does nothing? That would be negligence in the extreme.

Trooper Wooten has been married and divorced four times in his young life. He:

• Used a Taser on his stepson.

• He illegally shot a moose.

• He drank beer in his patrol car.

• He told others his father-in-law would "eat a f'ing lead bullet" if he helped his daughter get an attorney for the divorce.

Trooper commanders saw cause to discipline or give written instructions to correct Wooten seven times since he joined the force. Those incidents included: a reprimand in January 2004 for negligent damage to a state vehicle; a January 2005 instruction after being accused of speeding, unsafe lane changes, following too closely and not using turn signals in his state vehicle; a June 2005 instruction regarding personal cell phone calls; an October 2005 suspension from work after getting a speeding ticket; and a November 2005 memo "to clarify duty hours, tardiness and personal business during duty time."

Half of that is enough to justify immediate termination for virtually any job. What kind of low standards do they have up there for State Troopers.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, an accurate headline would be "Wanting trooper fired for tasing child "abuse of power" for "personal gain"

    Yeah, that creep Todd Palin wanted the "personal gain" of a stepson that wasn't tased!

    I've said myself that the real scandal there is that Palin didn't launch a public assault on the guy, noting, "I don't care WHO'S child he tased, the guy's a phycho and needs to be OFF the force!"

    Her mistake was in not going huge and public with it.


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