Three years ago, a Kane County Commissioner and the Sheriff spent a day destroying federal property, which they promptly delivered to the federal office involved. The ever vigilant US Attorney for Utah, Paul Warner, opened an investigation a couple of weeks later (the apparent confessions in the newspapers and the actual delivery of evidence of the crime leaving some doubt as to whether a crime had been committed, I guess). Now, the County Commission is busy posting signs on federal land. Our ever vigilant US Attorney may or may not act. The ivnestigation opened three years ago is still open. I wonder if he would do us a favor and publish a list of federal statutes his office will not be enforcing, or a list of people whose violations of federal law he will not prosecute. That way he could close the obviously pointless "investigation."
It is true that the vandalism was, in one sense, minor. But it was performed by government officals, the very folk who take specific oaths to uphold the law. The only explanation for the failure to act here is political manipulation of the office. If the US Attorney is not going to prosecute, he should say so, and explain why he has declined to prosecute. The ridiculous pretense of an "investigation" is insulting to the public, and demeaning to his office.