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View Poll Results: Should LE Be Given Double The Sentence For Covering Up Felonies?

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  • Yes

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  • No

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  • Not double but a harsher penalty than they'll normally get.

    21 29.58%
  • penalty for covering up plus penalty for the crime that he/she tried to hide

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    FL - Police Chief Daniel Saylor for child rape coverup, Windermere, 2011

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    Florida police chief charged with thwarting rape case against friend
    By John Couwels, CNN
    January 13, 2011 11:12 a.m. EST

    ...Windermere, Florida, Police Chief Daniel Saylor, 44, was arrested Wednesday morning on felony charges of official misconduct and unlawful compensation for official behavior, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

    Windermere is a small central Florida town adjacent to the exclusive gated community where Tiger Woods lives. Saylor was in the news after the car accident that precipitated news of the golf star's infidelity. Saylor was one of the few officials who would give reporters details about the November 2009 incident.

    Saylor's friend Scott F. Bush, 50, also was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual battery of a minor under 12, a capital offense, along with lewd and lascivious acts upon a minor, a third-degree felony. The alleged sexual battery occurred on a young girl between 2000 and 2003....


    In cases like this I think that LE should be sentenced to double the longest sentence for the crime they cover up. The problem is that I think fewer cops would come forward to point out corruption.

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    Maybe not double, but harsher than normal.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
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    Florida police chief charged with thwarting rape case against friend
    By John Couwels, CNN
    January 13, 2011 11:12 a.m. EST

    ...Windermere, Florida, Police Chief Daniel Saylor, 44, was arrested Wednesday morning on felony charges of official misconduct and unlawful compensation for official behavior, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

    Windermere is a small central Florida town adjacent to the exclusive gated community where Tiger Woods lives. Saylor was in the news after the car accident that precipitated news of the golf star's infidelity. Saylor was one of the few officials who would give reporters details about the November 2009 incident.

    Saylor's friend Scott F. Bush, 50, also was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual battery of a minor under 12, a capital offense, along with lewd and lascivious acts upon a minor, a third-degree felony. The alleged sexual battery occurred on a young girl between 2000 and 2003....


    In cases like this I think that LE should be sentenced to double the longest sentence for the crime they cover up. The problem is that I think fewer cops would come forward to point out corruption.
    I understand your feeling, Dan, but your source says the friend is charged with "a capital offense." So what punishment are you proposing for the cover-up, that they kill the chief twice?

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    I saw this on fox the other day....
    Here is MOO....I love my friends to death...but the only way I would help hide sexual battery of a minor under 12 was if I was into that kinda thing myself.
    I think this guy's background needs to be VERY fully investigated...computer confiscated and checked for child porn and things of the like....thats just me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    I understand your feeling, Dan, but your source says the friend is charged with "a capital offense." So what punishment are you proposing for the cover-up, that they kill the chief twice?
    I didn't think of that.

    While I believe people who kill deserve to die, I'm not a fan of the death penalty. So two life sentences would be my answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    I understand your feeling, Dan, but your source says the friend is charged with "a capital offense." So what punishment are you proposing for the cover-up, that they kill the chief twice?
    Capital in this case means the victim was under the age of twelve.

    Florida is aggressive in their use of the death penalty, but even they aren't using it for sexual battery cases!

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    I voted harsher than normal - but this kind of thing .... I understand it even less than lots of other crimes. End of the day...no matter how much I might like or love someone, I dont like or love them after learning something like this! I agree with the previous poster who said they ought to check dude's background verrryyy carefully. a police chief cant be that delusional I would think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Rain View Post
    I saw this on fox the other day....
    Here is MOO....I love my friends to death...but the only way I would help hide sexual battery of a minor under 12 was if I was into that kinda thing myself.
    I think this guy's background needs to be VERY fully investigated...computer confiscated and checked for child porn and things of the like....thats just me though.
    I agree with you that his 'motivation' is questionable and unacceptable under any circumstances. I voted ''harsher'' penalty.
    Just My Opinion

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    I just think that when you are put into a position of public trust that you should be held to a higher standard. I think the same standard should be held for lawyers who bilk their clients too.

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    Absolutely, it is a matter of ethics.
    Most states now hold teachers raping a child as a more serious offense (stiffer sentence) than joe blow molesting a twelve year old. It is an abuse of power.

    Like a prison guard raping a prisoner.
    A teacher abusing their access to your child.
    A prosecutor or a judge letting their friend of the hook instead of excusing themselves from the role. I am actually surprised this isn't already addressed in the sentencing guidelines.


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    I am thinking there should be additional charges and time that an LEO would be facing having to do with the abuse of their power and position. Think about it, without misusing their power as LE they wouldn't be in a position to cover it up. That should bring charges in addition to if you were just a regular person who was aiding in the coverup of a crime. So the punishment I would think, should already be harsher, yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    I didn't think of that.

    While I believe people who kill deserve to die, I'm not a fan of the death penalty. So two life sentences would be my answer.
    Mine, too. I'm opposed to the d.p. in all circumstances, but I'm particularly opposed to applying it to child molesters. Why give the molester more incentive to eliminate the witness?

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    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,4802616.story
    Nice department. And they guard the wealthiest community in Florida?

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    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,5202694.story
    Chief released. Mr. Nejame is sticking up for him, like any good defense attorney should.

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