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(Yahoo)   Now I don't wanna say that the charges that got an IA state trooper fired after he complained about the Governor's limo speeding at almost 100 mph were trumped up, but I'm pretty sure they could bid "Boston " in a game of spades   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, SUV, Iowa State Patrol, Terry Branstad, criminal investigation, Garrett Hedlund  
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2013-07-17 07:04:03 PM  
3 votes:
Only in America does a cop get fired for doing his f%$#ing job. And people wonder why we have a problem with law enforcement officials. You can't have a good police force IF YOU FIRE ALL THE NON-CORRUPT COPS.

Reading the news shouldn't make me feel like Lewis Black after four pots of coffee.
2013-07-17 06:44:36 PM  
3 votes:
FTA:  State officials denied retaliation. A termination document said that Hedlund made "negative and disrespectful" comments in emails about DCI Director Chari Paulson, addressed her disrespectfully during a conference call, and drove his vehicle on a vacation day. It noted he had no prior discipline.

"Sure, he's gone 25 years without a single disciplinary incident, but, somehow, we fired him because he was pissed at being told that the law doesn't really apply to the rich and powerful - oh, and he drove his vehicle on a vacation day. But, no, his abrupt termination had nothing to do with the fact that he dared to speak against the rich and powerful."
2013-07-17 07:41:54 PM  
2 votes:
This is a terrible confusing headline which completely takes away from the story that a guy was fired for not being the governor's b*tch.

Something is wrong in this country when stuff like this happens. I mean seriously what does a politician have to do to get arrested or reprimanded? Literally kill a baby on national television?
2013-07-17 06:32:48 PM  
2 votes:
Ignore the terrible headline and read the story.  Terry Branstad has always felt that he and his family were above the law.  Just ask his son.
2013-07-17 07:03:02 PM  
1 vote:
Terry's no slouch when it comes to nepotism and being "above the law". In 1991 his son killed two people in a traffic accident. It was readily apparent to a range of witnesses that he was driving drunk; he received only a simple $15 traffic ticket. That's not the only time his son received leniency for delinquent actions, but it's the most egregious. Iowa's long, sad history of "good ol' boy" law enforcement plays a big part in that. There's no county mountie in the state that would dare ticket ol' Braindead or his clan. wa s-terry-branstad-tough-on-crime-if-it-doesnt-involve-his-family.aspx
2013-07-17 06:23:51 PM  
1 vote:
Who doesn't like a games of spades?

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