INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE he said.
We've heard these words before when pliant judges, prosecutors and predominantly white juries found that there was insufficient evidence to convict rogue officers who shot and killed New Yorker Sean Bell on the eve of his wedding day; when Chief William Bratton and a policeman's board of rights released the LAPD officer who shot and killed 13-year Devin Brown, and certainly when they refused to convict the officers caught on video tape beating the candy out of LA motorist Rodney King, but not like today.
According to Atty. Eid, the men arrested were a couple of meth-heads, sitting around and spewing racist rantings.
Some in the media corp laughed when Atty. Eid said this, BUT THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER.
The Final Call raised the question of when do the threats become credible, after Sen. Obama's been shot? I reminded Atty. Eid that drugged out people and racists have committed murders before so what are they doing now to protect Sen. Obama and his family.
Atty. Eid responded, "Under no circumstances would we ever take this with anything other than the utmost seriousness....we will continue to check out anything related to this."
The arrests of the persons who made the threats stemmed from another criminal investigation, he said.
Gotta keep it moving...