Look at these two pictures and ask yourself what could have caused this woman’s injuries. What is not visible is that she has two broken teeth:
What was your first impression? Domestic violence? Pimp v. prostitute?
Now look at this picture:
See that foot-shaped stain on the floor on the far side of the woman? That’s part of a pool of blood. How much blood do you suppose that is? A pint? Maybe two? Angela Garbarino acquired those injuries while in the custody of police, specifically, while in the custody of the savage Wiley Willis. Look at that last picture. Why is the savage Wiley Willis touching Angela’s inner thigh?
Radley Balko linked to Angela Garbarino’s story earlier today. Make sure to watch the videos.
The ABC article linked by Radley claims “no one knows for sure what occurred.” That cannot be true. There are at least two people who know exactly what happened: Angela and Wiley. One of them is telling the truth. Wiley claims Angela suffered injury because she “fell”. Angela’s injuries speak for themselves.
It’s obvious to even a chimp missing a chromosome that Wiley beat the fuck out of Angela while the camera was off.
Black’s Law Dictionary says (for anyone relying on appeals to authority):
Accessory. Criminal law: Contributing to or aiding in the commission of a crime. One who, without being present at the commission of a felonious offense, becomes guilty of such offense, not as a chief actor, but as a participator, as by command, advice, instigation, or concealment; either before or after the act or commission”
One who is not the chief actor in the offense, nor present at its performance, but in some way concerned therein, either before or after the act committed. One who aids, abets. commands, or counsels another in the commission of a crime.
Accessory after the fact. A person who, knowing a felony to have been committed by another, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the felon, in order to enable him to escape from punishment or the like.
Accessory during the fact. One who stands by without interfering or giving such help as may be in his power to prevent the commission of a criminal offense.
There is no way around it: anyone who has first-hand knowledge of what Wiley did to Angela is an accessory, unless he testifies against Wiley.
That is precisely why there are almost no good cops. Almost every cop knows about some savagery another cop committed. By remaining silent, that “good” cop becomes an accessory to the savagery. A cop’s only hope for redemption is to call out the perpetrator.
Co-workers of Wiley: this means you.