Friday, July 21, 2017

A Reader Said That No Headline Could Capture This All

7/21/17 Los Angeles Times reports on charges against police officer:
Robert Cain, 31, was charged Thursday with two counts each of oral copulation of a person under the age of 16, lewd acts upon a child and unlawful sexual intercourse, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
It gets worse:
He is accused of sexually assaulting the cadet in three separate incidents at three different locations on June 14. That same day, three cadets were caught riding in stolen police cruisers, after leading officers on two separate chases through South L.A., sparking the investigation that revealed the cadet scandal. ...
Seven teens, including the girl, have been arrested in connection with the alleged thefts. They range in age from 14 to 18. All of those arrested were dropped from the cadet program.
The cadets stopped at least one motorist while driving the stolen vehicles, giving the driver a warning, police said.
A review of text messages between Cain and the 15-year-old girl detailed an “inappropriate relationship” and also suggested Cain was aware of the thefts of cruisers and other equipment, which included radios, Tasers and a bulletproof vest, according to the LAPD. He may have also helped facilitate them, Beck said last month. Beck has said the sex abuse did not occur on LAPD property. 
And still more:
A subsequent search of Cain’s home led to the recovery of more than 100 firearms, including modified assault rifles, police have said. Last week, he was charged with 10 felony weapons counts in San Bernardino County, including the possession of assault weapons, according to a criminal complaint. 


  1. Yes, but he's one of the only ones qualified. He's had the fairy dust of government approval sprinkled on him.

  2. He's Latino.

    In CA this means that he cannot be guilty of anything, and any investigation is rayciss. Sad but true.

  3. I thought that Hunter S. Thompson had been quite dead these last 12 years. Who knew that he was actually alive and writing such brilliantly warped stuff for the LA Times?