Friday, January 20, 2012
MICHAEL BAXTON, A POLICE CHIEF BUSTED FOR THEFT?
It would appear that the saying 'it takes a thief to catch a thief' is really a truism as the police chief of East St Louis, hired to protect and serve, turned out to be the one society needed to protect itself and property from? The now awaiting trial former chief, Michael Baxton, was busted in a sting operation for stealing game-boxes(four Xbox360 consoles) and now faces about 15 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.
Icheoku says this is what is inherently wrong in some police department hiring a supposedly repentant criminal as a cop thinking that having done his time in a previous crime that he has learnt his lessons. But unbeknownst to them, a leopard does not change its spots as this criminal former police chief who had two prior felony convictions including theft has once again turned to his old ways. Several decades later, he was now using his high office as a police chief to continue his nefarious activities or what Icheoku would term his undercover job as a thief; but good enough he will be going away for a very very long time and being a thieving cop will not help his case?
Unfortunately, who knows how many innocent victims this bad cop had done in in the past - people who were wrongly framed for crimes they did not commit or pursued by him because they wouldn't play ball by cutting him a piece of their criminal booty pie? Anyway it serves bad cops better to know that once they cross-over to the other side of the law from their "protect and serve" side, the tendency of their being caught is as clear as day and night. They must and should therefore rise above board by avoiding such thieving temptations that come with their job, where they have to daily deal with all manners of criminals and their loot. Icheoku says, it is good to periodically make an example of any bad public servant; moreso a cop who turned out to be a criminal.