Sunday, April 17, 2011

Krayeske loses in wrongful arrest suit

As reported in the Connecticut Post, long-time activist, politician and part-time troublemaker Ken Krayeske has lost his wrongful arrest suit against the Hartford Police Department.

Previously, his suit against Connecticut State Police was thrown out of court. You can read about it here.

Krayeske's suit did compel former Governor Rell to sit for a taped deposition in Florida relating to the matter.
Krayeske's legal team thought Rell's taped statements proved she did not view Krayeske as a threat when he approached her.

"But the jury bought the (Hartford police department's) public safety argument, the post-9/11 argument," Krayeske said. "If this is the country people want, expect more stories like this ... If it happens to someone who's less resourceful, they'll get squished."
It isn't very surprising, but still troubling. The cops basically admitted to having a list of people they were to arrest on sight, regardless of any lack of provocation.

Fortunately, we have a Democrat with a healthy respect for the law now residing in the governor's mansion, so I'm sure we won't have to worry about any "secret lists" going around.

I know I'll sleep easier.

Below is the interview with Ken soon after his arrest:

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