Anyone who's ever been pulled over by a cop for something they didn't do will find reason for both fury and comfort in the story of Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Lisa Steed. Steed, a cop celebrated for her diligence, has now been fired amid allegations that she falsified dozens — perhaps hundreds — of DUI arrests. Steed routinely pulled over drivers she claimed were driving drunk or on drugs and arrested them, even if they were found to have no drugs or alcohol in their system, a lawsuit contends. "Her actions are so blatant," a plaintiff's lawyer says, "it is probable that she acted like this in an untold number of cases."
A terrible example of abuse of due process and constitutional rights to further her own agenda. She will soon find out what "justice" really means.
By Nathan Webb