Is Scottie Scheffler Being Railroaded?

Readers might recall I had posted a video several weeks ago in which the world’s #1 golfer– Scottie Scheffler– proclaimed that he is a Christian.

The news that he had been arrested last week entering a golf club seemed a bit odd. He faces felony charges and an upcoming court date. While none of us were there and witnessed what had happened, the charges seemed out of character for Scheffler.

Perhaps the charges would be dropped, and it would be written off as a misunderstanding. Some immediately pronounced he would never be convicted.

But then there was pressure from the usual quarters that this privileged individual cannot be let off the hook.

Revolver News has a story documenting that both the police chief and the district attorney are black women. The police chief was a diversity pick appointed in the wake of the Breonna Taylor incident in Kentucky. The district attorney was appointed by the democratic socialist governor in that state; and had previously served on the board of the NAACP.

And they are not dropping the charges against Scheffler.

Ahhhh, justice


2 thoughts on “Is Scottie Scheffler Being Railroaded?

  1. An officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) in Kentucky received “corrective action” after an internal investigation into the arrest of two-time PGA major winner Scottie Scheffler revealed the officer did not follow proper protocols and turn on his body camera.

    It’s apparently not the first time Det. Bryan Gillis has gotten into trouble.

    According to WLKY in Louisville, Gillis has been suspended at least three times, the most recent coming in 2013.

    In 2013, Gillis reportedly was suspended by the LMPD for five days after he was allegedly doing “donuts” in a parking lot with his police car while an “intoxicated civilian” was inside the vehicle.

    A year earlier, he reportedly served a four-day suspension for violating the department’s policy on court attendance. Records reportedly say he had been disciplined for violating the policy four different times from 2010 to 2011. On two of those occasions, he was suspended for a day.

    Gillis was counseled by his supervisor after an investigation found he did not turn on his body-worn camera, as he was required to, during the Scheffler incident.

    Surveillance footage appeared to show a series of events much different from what Gillis had reported. According to an arrest report, Scheffler was driving a credentialed PGA courtesy car when an officer said Scheffler “refused to comply and accelerated forward, dragging” the officer to the ground.

    However, in the video footage released, it appears a police officer ran up to Scheffler’s vehicle as Scheffler tried to enter the golf course. The police officer can be seen banging on Scheffler’s window, and Scheffler was later arrested.

    Scheffler deserves a fair shake and if they don’t drop the charges I thhink he has a good chance of acquittal at trial.

    1. Yes, Fred, the police officer is going to be an issue. Another question is whether they were readily identifiable as police officers. I’m not sure that the video caught the incident in question– i.e., it might have occurred before the video was taken. It would be crazy if this went to trial, especially since their side tends to diminish the significance of resisting arrest when black criminals engage in that activity.

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