Author: Kacey Posted: 1/26/2007 3:01:04 PM
"For anyone question Miles City's law enforcement, just look back at the former employee, Tom Frank. I was surprised that he was actually found guilty and removed from his position. I would be more than suspicious of many of the cases he was involved with too. Again, he worked with Lissa Power. I still say it's time to take them all to task and clean out the bunch."
Mr. Kacey I'm not sure, if you knew this or not but Tom Frank was a County emplyee not a City emplyee.
Here's something I think you all should read I got it from the Billings Gazette. I'll post more stuff later on what I think of the subject.
wrote on February 5, 2007 11:31 PM
Do you people realize what you are saying? Now I know there are some intelligent people posting here, so I am responding only to you. To the authority-haters that automatically get on here to slam judges, attorneys and the police you can move on from this comment because it doesnt pertain to you. What we have here is law enforcement trying to make a dent in the underage drinking problem (hey at least they are trying to do something instead of hiding somewhere listening to a cassette tape in their patrol cars right?). The question is, was it actually Mr. Hay that sold beer to a minor? Oh, Mr. Hay will tell you it wasnt. But the kid will tell you it was someone who looked just like him. Who is lying? Mr. Hay says it would be on video, but low and behold the tape has been recorded over by the convenience store. Mr. Hay will tell you "look at the receipts," but they are now gone because Mr. Hay says it isnt his job to collect the evidence to try and fight the charge, its the cop's job. Mr. Hay says he wasnt working on May 4 (I assume the beer was sold at the wee hours of the morning on the 4th) but that he actually got done working 10 minutes before midnight on the 3rd (gasp, just minutes before the selling of the beer, how convenient.) OK, so you have a 20 year old kid's word against Mr Hay's word, unless there are a bunch of other "older men, with whitish-gray hair and glasses" that also work at this small town convienence store, which I doubt highly. The police work WAS shoddy I agree, as in the least the officer should have looked at the surveillance tape. But my point is this: how many times have you, reading this, been a victim and called the police, and pointed to someone and said "he did it" and expect the police to arrest the guy just based on your word? Just because you told them "he did it?" You would be outraged if they didnt hook him up and haul him away, even if he says "no I didnt." Well, that is what is going on here. The court dropped the case because of a shoddy investigation. That doesnt mean Mr. Hay did NOT do the crime. Remember that. It is easier for them to drop it if it will be a hard court battle due to lack of evidence. He never should have been charged in the first place just based on poor investigation, but just how many of you out there want the cops to arrest someone else just based on YOUR word? And when they dont due to "lack of evidence", you pop a cork. Simple fact is, people lie. My question is, how do you know Mr. Hay isnt the one lying here?
[This message has been edited by Leopold B. Scotch (edited 2/7/2007).]