Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Weidlich Gets Home Confinement...For Now

The Times Leader is reporting that Barton Weidlich, charged with obstruction of justice, has been confined to his home with electronic monitoring.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Malachy Mannion agreed to release Weidlich but warned him not to violate any conditions of his bail or he would be immediately returned to prison.

Did they take his security pass for the courthouse? If I were a Luzerne County official I would lock down the courthouse until such time as all new passes were issued and procedures were in place in conjunction with the court system to ensure that no one has access to any area not permitted by policy. If you can close the courthouse for a holiday you can close it for a day to start the process of earning the trust of the public. It appears the Keystone Cops have reincarnated themselves as curators of the courthouse or should we now call it the Keystone Hotel.

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