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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:06 PM

MN Judge going senile or engaging in teacher witch hunt?

When the legal system takes too long to make the right call
Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune Updated: December 3, 2012 - 8:04 PM


...I first wrote about this travesty back in September. Fletcher and some friends (40-something preschool teachers and waitresses, all with clean records) stopped at a Minneapolis bar. A stranger brought beers for two of the women, including Fletcher, who drank hers. The other woman gave her beer to a male friend, Rich Barlow.

Within 30 minutes, Fletcher and Barlow were stumbling drunk. Their friends couldn't understand how they had gotten so inebriated so quickly. But at one point, the stranger tried to escort Fletcher to the back of the bar.

Instead, the friends took Fletcher and Barlow to her house and put them to bed. The two had not been arguing or fighting. Thirteen minutes later, Fletcher called 911. She had stabbed her friend several times. Neither of them knew why, and neither could remember anything from that night...

Yet, police never went after the man in the bar, though Fletcher had his name. They took a blood sample from Fletcher, but discarded it. When she went back to get tested for the drug a day later, the hospital refused, saying it would be out of her system...

"He was essentially saying because he didn't believe her, she shouldn't have a right to a trial because it cost too much money," said Karalus. "What's really odd is that they usually don't spend so much time fighting every single pretrial motion. I thought they would dismiss it as soon as the evaluation from the court's own psychiatrist came back in [Fletcher's] favor."

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Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:37 PM

1. I have a friend who worked in the County Attorney's office (many years back now)

but I seem to recall she always thought well of Mabley (and she is very liberal).

I also thought something seemed wrong though I'm basing my opinion and second hand and old information.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:50 PM

2. What is it that Mpls cops do anyway?

They won't investigate this. They don't investigate cases of stolen cars. WTF do they do?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:29 PM

3. Quote: "That is what you have insurance for."

They sometimes but not always investigate murders. This from an experience of someone I served on a board with.

They tried to report the location of the perp with the weapon who had just killed an 11 year-old randomly and the Keystone Kops made sure they didn't get in harms way. They had make model and license number of the car the perp was hiding in..

I am guessing that the car he was hiding in was at a house under surveillance for some reason. Cop car cruises street does not stop. After 10 minutes car pulls up perp exits care with shirt containing gun which goes bye-bye. Second call. Cop car stops and asks a question of people sitting on the porch of the house the car belonged to, then they left. Ten minutes later another car pulls up and perp exits car and goes bye-bye.

Shocked, my colleague moved out of Minneapolis two weeks later.

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