Back in March of '06 a gang of former law enforcement (LAPD, Long Beach, Corrections) got nailed for home invasion robberies they did in '99 to '01 on drug dealers' houses.
The last of them, brothers William and Joseph Ferguson, former LAPD officers, were convicted yesterday. They're looking at a minimum of 87 years in the Federal hoosegow (I've always wanted to use that word).
And considering that the judge is Gary A. Feess I think they're gonna spend a lot more than that.
See, Judge Feess isn't just the judge in this case. He's also the judge who oversees the Federal Consent Decree imposed on the LAPD for, well, for shit like this.
"People may now have an understanding of why we have that decree," he said.And one of the ways this sort of thing never happens again is to make sure that the people doing it never get out again.
Feess also reiterated his commitment to the police reforms "to see that this sort of thing never happens again."
Good luck boys. As your attorney so eloquently put it,
"I've got to sit down and do the math," he said. "It's not going to be fun."