First, go read Kevin’s and Miguel’s posts on the subject. Finished? Good.

I’m closer to Miguel’s POV on the charges. I also think the perjury charge is probably bullshit, but will be the charge in the end that Peterson will go to jail for. Broward is so ready to punish anyone for their county’s systemic failures, they’ll go with a bad case. Which will end badly because cops have no duty to protect individuals.

One can hope this is the case that overturns those horrific precedents. That cops, like damn near every other profession, will have a minimum duty of care to people under their direct care or purview.

My conspiracy side is wondering if they’re doing it this way to prove they’re doing something they know won’t work but will satisfy the public’s bloodlust.