Monday, August 21, 2006
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams
First he's in Thailand giving news conferences and walking around without handcuffs as if he's a celeb or the President. This was odd since he was being deported there and was also under being questioned for having an improper relationship with a Thai child.
Then he's dining on shrimp, sipping on champagne (raising his glass & giving toasts) and enjoying first class on the airplane back to the U.S.
Hmmmm.... Star treatment indeed for an alleged child murderer. Are my tax dollars paying for this?
As a black man, I can only watch and shake my head. How crazy is this?!!!!
A Black (or non-caucasian) suspect under the same circumstances probably would have received the noose treatment, or a flogging prior to being taken to a firing squad. This is how undesirables are treated in many places overseas. No offense to my white brothers and sisters....but you probably know it's true. Something is just not right with this.
It's hard to hear about a guy like this enjoying top of the line cuisine, when there are so many children going hungry right there in Thailand and all over the developing world.
Yes, technically he was not under arrest & returned voluntarily, however, he could have been charged under U.S. Federal Law for improper contact with a child in Thailand, even though the incident(s) occurred there rather than in the U.S.
This treatment seems bizarre. I have never seen anything like it. This would make a good Twilight Zone episode.
Read report here....
The CSM looks into the issue of teacher vetting... something that I brought up in a previous blog entry.
Posted by Brian E. at 7:14 PM