Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Trailer

The Kids for Cash documentary trailer has hit the internet, and there's an embed above.

Based on the trailer, it looks like compelling stuff.  Having covered it for the past five years, it didn't look like there's much new information, other than former Judge Mark Ciavarella continuing to deny reality and engaging in revisionist history.

As I've written about ad infinitum, there are still a ton of unanswered questions, and I'm looking forward to see if they're addressed in the documentary.  What about the county commissioners who signed off on the lease of the new detention center?  What about the district attorney, the first assistant district attorney and all those who assistants, who did absolutely nothing as hundreds of kids were appearing in court and going to detention without the representation they are entitled to under the U.S. Constitution?  How could so many be so stupid, lazy, and/or incompetent for so long?  No one has ever been able to provide a good reason.  Maybe it's because there is no good reason.

The feds came in, did their thing, and went away.  Thank you for prosecuting the case and sending bad men to jail.  Unfortunately, you left with more work to do.