Thursday, May 04, 2017


by Bob Walsh

As people who follow such things will know bounty hunters (actually bail enforcement agents) have a great deal of legal power. Persons out on bail are legally in the custody of the bail agent and that person or his employees can go to great lengths legally, including breaking into private houses, in order to snag a bail jumper. Trouble is, you damn well better be right.

Seven bounty hunters swarmed a car in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Clarksville, TN on April 23. They shot at the occupants of the car and then chased the car for several miles. Turns out not one of the people in that car was wanted by anybody for anything. One of the people in that car was Jalen Johnson, 24. He was shot to death.

The Montgomery County Grand Jury has returned indictments on all seven bounty hunters, charging them with first-degree felony murder, three counts of attempted second-degree murder, three cunts of aggravated kidnapping and enough additional felony charges to ensure that they never suck free air for the rest of their lives.

Being a "bounty hunter" doesn't mean you are a cop and it doesn't give you the right to be a dangerous idiot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bounty hunters are generally want to be cops who couldn't make the grade.