by Brian A. Wilkins
ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2009/07/26/killer-cop-dan-lovelace-hired-by-pinal-county-az-sheriffs-office.aspx
Only in America can a murderer get right back into the same type of job they had before they killed another American citizen. Of course, former Chandler (AZ) police thug Dan Lovelace is a COP (Constitutionally Protected) thug, thus can murder anyone he wants without consequences.
For those of you unfamiliar, Lovelace responded to a call at Walgreens in Chandler, AZ on October 11, 2002. 35-year-old Ms. Dawn Rae Nelson was trying to pass a phony prescription for muscle relaxers. When Lovelace pulled up beside her on his motorcycle, Ms. Nelson tried to speed away, as several witnesses attested to. In an encounter that lasted less than five seconds, Lovelace fired a single shot, killing Ms. Nelson instantly while her 14-month-old baby sat in the back seat.
In a rare occurence in U.S. jurisprudence, Lovelace was actually charged with murder. The trial turned out to be an absolute joke in which the defense attorneys should absolutely be ashamed of themselves.
They attacked Ms. Nelson relentlessly, calling her an “unfit mother” and basically said she deserved to die because of her “felonious conduct.” Prosecutors, for some reason, failed to mention at trial that Lovelace was also involved in a March 2000 fatal high-speed chase.
Lovelace was acquitted of murder, but the City of Chandler ruled the killing of Nelson unjustified. Both incidents in total cost the city almost $5 million in civil settlements.
And now this thug was hired by his old buddy from their days at the Chandler Police Dept., Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
Lovelace will apparently work as a detention officer in the Pinal County Jail. The United States simply does not punish thug cops for murder and/or assault. I cannot find any instance where, no matter how damning the evidence, a killer cop was sent to prison, and its even more rare for them to even be charged with murder.
Oakland rent-a-cop Johannes Mehserle is currently facing murder charges after killing Mr. Oscar Grant in cold blood. But based on history, he will walk at trial or on appeal. And though several witnesses will testify to a cold-blooded murder, it would be a surprise to see Le Sueur County (MN) police thug Todd Waldron even charged for the murder of Tyler Heilman.
Again, because this is America and thug cops are allowed to murder its citizens.