Radley Balko, as with any intense investigation he undertakes to expose the worst sort of criminal element — those many operating in the halls of government under the cover of law — has made no exception this time around and he really delivers it.
Here’s his latest, startling revelations concerning the alleged criminals of the City Counsel for Manassas Park, Virginia and their accomplices — such as former Vice-Mayor Kevin Brendel — in the several year’s harassment of Rack n’ Roll Billiards. Now comes the news that in additional to the more common misdeeds and crimes that have been alleged of lying, assault, perjury, conspiracy, and so on, that in order to drum an honest business out of "their" city, they may have became child pornographers in an effort to turn Ruttenberg’s allies against him and potentially blackmail him.
Let’s hope they end up getting some of that "justice" they were aiming at David Ruttenburg. I can only imagine how much and how often this sort of thing goes on and nobody every hears about it, either because hardly no one ever cares what happens to a business, and I suspect in many cases, business people fear for the safety of themselves and loved ones. Being who they are, businesspeople generally opt to just get on with their lives and rebuild what they had once built. David Ruttenberg is a heroic exception.