US Attorney Billy Williams Has a Credibility Problem
by Shari Dovale
Billy J. Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, announced this week that a former Forensic Scientist working with the Oregon State Police Crime Lab has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for evidence tampering.
In a statement about the case, Williams said:
“An effective criminal justice system requires the highest level of personal integrity from everyone working within the system,” said Billy J. Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon… “and demonstrates our law enforcement community’s commitment to policing its own and protecting the integrity of the justice system.”
This statement actually gives Williams a credibility problem.
January 26, 2016, during an ambush on Highway 395, north of Burns, Oregon, LaVoy Finicum was shot and killed.
During the subsequent investigation, it was shown that the FBI Hostage Rescue team fired their weapons at Finicum’s vehicle, lied about firing shots at Finicum’s vehicle, and then removed the evidence of them firing their weapons, namely the shell casings.
This has been ‘under investigation’ since it happened with no resolution in sight. How does this fit with Williams statement of a “commitment to policing its own and protecting the integrity of the justice system”?
There is a reason that the general public has lost their trust of the Federal government, and the system in general. That reason goes directly to the actions of those involved. They have prosecuted innocent people, kept citizens incarcerated for non-violent crimes, waged war on the US Constitution, and terrorized political activists.
They have wasted the public’s money, used heavy-handed tactics, and lied about their involvement. When called out on this, they treat it as some kind of ‘character flaw’ instead of violations of the US Constitution.
And they DO NOT police their own, regardless of William’s statement. If they held to those lofty standards, this ‘investigation’ would not still be under the waiting game, 11 months after the fact.
There are 2 sets of standards in this country. One for the citizens and another for the Feds. It is time to resolve this for the betterment of the country.
To be clear, it is not just the District of Oregon that has a problem. There are cases all over this great country that are representative of the rogue attitude we have witnessed here. However, the District of Oregon is characteristic of the bigger issues.
It’s time for Billy Williams and the Federal Government to MAN UP and show the public the truth! It is time for transparency and accountability.