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Not only did the PD miss the county corruption, but so did the County Prosecutor who was and probably still is former roommate, best friends and a close ally to most or all of the perpetrators. Hmmmm.
Ms. Jefferson, please do not abandon your pursuit for justice for your brother. Our County Prosecutor's Office is at the bottom of the pile when it comes to legal acumen, so their interpretation of how the Castle Doctrine is applied is mistaken, at best. I am a former Federal Prosecutor ( who challenged Mr. Mason at the ballot box in 2008 because of his continued failure and inability to properly interpret the law). The Castle Doctrine is a defense not unlike the insanity defense. The defendant may use that to mitigate the prosecutor's claims when charged with murder or manslaughter.
Mason rejected this wise and well thought out petition from the families of the victims because he and his office prefer to stay in the limelight and have a very big notch on their very tiny legal belts rather than to save those anguished people from further anguish and the taxpayers from further expense. Cuyahoga County, the victim's families and the legal system deserve better.
How could anyone accuse Mason of using his office and position to engage in illegal and unethical activities when he was the Plain Dealer's endorsed candidate in the 2008 election even though there was a highly qualified candiate opposing him? The PD should know who is qualified for office and who is not, shouldn't they? (Pardon me while I take my tongue out of my cheek).
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