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Carona to resign (Orange County Sheriff HAS resigned)
The Orange County Register ^
| January 14, 2008
| Peggy Lowe
Posted on 01/14/2008 8:00:55 AM PST by EveningStar
Sheriff Mike Carona announced his resignation today with a heavy heart, saying it would be best for the department and the county if he was not distracted while defending himself against federal public corruption charges...
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bribes; carona; crookedcop; cultureofcorruption; donutwatch; getoutofjailfreecard; mikecarona; republican; taxdollarsatwork
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As all these things have been revealed, little by little, my heart has been heavy, too. I really liked him, from what I saw during coverage of crimes like Samantha Runnion’s murder.
He seemed to be genuinely concerned/distressed and was so good with her mom. I thought he was really one of the “good guys.”
posted on 01/14/2008 8:28:01 AM PST
Good he is a pompous ass and a corrupt as hell
posted on 01/14/2008 8:28:47 AM PST
by al baby
This is another instance of the corrupt Mexican patron system bleeding over into U.S. politics and law. The patron system is at the heart of what is disfunctional in Mexican politics, law enforcement and in its economy, and it is the reason so many of them come here. It drastically impedes efficient operations of both business and government because everything and everyone is for sale. The peons are not allowed to make decisions on their own. They must wait until told what to do by the patron. Carona was operating like a patron, and others were acting as HIS patron.
Carona, 52, was charged in October with illegally using his elected office by taking bribes of cash and gifts in exchange for favors. The federal indictment said he accepted $350,000, a Cartier watch, lavish vacations and tickets to big sporting events. In return, prosecutors said, he offered his well-heeled friends concealed weapons permits, badges and, in one case, a get out of jail free card that gave a campaign contributor unlimited access to the departments resources.
People did illegal things under his orders. He did illegal things under the orders of someone else.
The patron protects the dependents, and provides jobs, favors, etc. Cross the patron, and you are screwed. This system is rife in Texas. It is basically a feudal arrangement and has no place in the United States under our Constitution.
posted on 01/14/2008 8:32:43 AM PST
(They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
But, he has a hard job. All should be overlooked.
posted on 01/14/2008 8:36:53 AM PST
(Fred Thompson - 2008)
The Samanth Runnion case is one of those horror stories I cannot forget. IIRC the monster who killed her was the son of an illegal alien.
posted on 01/14/2008 8:39:42 AM PST
Carona > Californias Bernard Kerik.
To think that they wanted to groom this guy for Governor is telling.
Good riddance! May he get a long prison sentence.
posted on 01/14/2008 9:56:48 AM PST
("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
posted on 01/14/2008 10:22:10 AM PST
("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
From the quotation: "... he offered his well-heeled friends concealed weapons permits, ..."
We'll see later this year how I fare in my county. In part, I will be waiting due to the possibility of having a postive decision from the Supreme Court in Heller.
posted on 01/14/2008 3:18:58 PM PST
by William Tell
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