Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
Hanlin did absolutely the correct thing. Her son attends the school and several of his friends were at this party where the alleged crimes took place. Therefore, she recused herself from situation and called in the state to take over. That was exactly the protocol which should have been followed.
I don't know exactly the statements you are referring to with Abdalla, so I can't respond directly to what you are accusing him of. However, I would never insinuate that Sheriff Fred is the sharpest tool in the shed, but it is a pretty massive leap to go from there to "he is involved in a massive, city-wide cover-up."
Especially since the kids were arrested immediately when the girl went to the cops. The big issue came because the girl waited three days between the alleged incident and her going to the police. Obviously, there is always going to be the chance of evidence lost when there is a 72-hour period between the incident and the reporting of it.
I have yet to see a single, coherent description of exactly what was covered up. The people prosecuting the case are not from the area and they haven't even insinuated that such a cover-up is even suspected. This is all through shady online bloggers with zero evidence.
Accusing is a harsh word. I don't know for certain, but based on the stuff I have read/seen, it seems like Sheriff Abdella isn't being completely truthful. In this video
, he makes a couple of iffy statements (saying that being at a crime and not reporting it isn't a crime itself, says the case isn't in his jurisdiction when it actually can be).
Looking back on the stuff with Hanlin, I actually tend to agree with you. I didn't take the time to really read into what the people were reporting and I took their words for fact. they really don't have any evidence on anything. So *sheepishly*, I take back what I said. At least at this point, it isn't fair to judge anything until more refutable evidence comes out.