According to the Tribune Chronicle article dated March 4, on Dec. 23, 2013, a Warren city law department paralegal employee, Jason Burns, acted erratically; the Warren police were called. Burns was found by the police to be in possession of drugs while on the job. The police were called to take Burns HOME, according to the Tribune Chronicle.
I want to point out that this is the same pattern used by Warren law enforcement when Lt. Joe Marhulik himself solicited crack cocaine from ''two black men'' and continued his inappropriate acts by calling them ''n---s'' and ''black b---s.'' The Warren police were called to take him home too. Read the police report, keep these cases in mind for comparison.
Now, the Tribune in the same article stated that after the Bureau of Investigation completed the lab test, Assistant Prosecutor Traci Timko Rose said that questions arose as to how the city handled the felony drug case against Burns, a law department, paralegal employee.
The article went on to report that Rose said that the city charged Burns quickly after the test results showed Burns had been in possession of Oxycontin and heroin.
Law Director Greg Hicks and Rose were questioned concerning the timing of charging Burns, because the police found drugs on him Dec. 23, 2013, and there was NO ARREST made, nor was Burns charged with felony drug possession. The city sent the drugs to the crime lab on Jan. 2, Burns was not charged until Feb. 25, 33 days later, after the Tribune began asking questions about the case. In light of this timeline, Rose's claim that Burns was ''charged quickly'' is NOT true.
Also, the Tribune article reported that the lab results were completed Jan. 15, mailed on Jan. 16. My question, to you reader, do you believe it takes 12 days for a report to be received? No! I don't either.
To go from one miscarriage of justice to another, in the Tribune article, Warren law representatives state there was no preferential treatment given to Burns. I say that there was preferential treatment given to Burns.
I know what I am about to say is not usually openly said, but here it goes. Had Burns been African-American, he definitely would not have received the same treatment. Seriously!
Warren's law history proves this. There is NO WAY that a black man on his job, acting erratically, and found with drugs in his possession, would have been gingerly escorted from the job and given a ride home, by Warren police. He would have been immediately arrested, manhandled, cuffed, thrown into the police car and driven straight to jail.
You want to know why racism keeps coming up? Because you keep bringing it up, with your preferential treatment and racist application of the law.
This is the 21st century, there is no room for racism to hide. Where I find it, I will speak out against it.