March 27, 2013 (links updated November 13, 2018)
SULPHUR SPRINGS — The OP-NAT EYE wrote of former Bella Vista, Ark. cop Coleman Brackney last April when the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards decide to let the killer retain police credentials. We predicted “it won’t be long [before] some police agency in Arkansas hires the convicted killer to patrol the streets in some unwitting Arkansas community.” The killer is not only back patrolling the streets, but he is a chief of police.
Brackney was sworn in as the chief of the Sulphur Springs police department this past Monday. The killer, who shot Mr. James Patrick Ahern six times as he sat in a disabled car, said he is “grateful for the opportunity.” According to Northwest Arkansas News, Brackney said he is happy he can look in the mirror and help people again.
Brackney was charged with manslaughter on April 20, 2010, three months after killing 41-year-old Mr. Ahern. Ms. Carol Owens, who was Ahern’s girlfriend at the time of his death, was subsequently terrorized and pulled over by Bella Vista police multiple times in the following months because of how vocal she was after the summary execution.
Several other friends and acquaintances of Mr. Ahern told the OP-NAT EYE they were also targeted by Bella Vista cops for speaking out against the department and Brackney. The killer cop was ultimately allowed to plead guilty to misdemeanor negligent homicide by Benton County prosecutor Van Stone (UPDATE: Stone resigned in 2014 and joined the legal team of Walmart).
Brackney would serve a mere 30 days in county jail and had the criminal record expunged.
Cops now have more incentive than ever to murder Americans under color of state law. Not only will they received paid vacations lasting anywhere from a few weeks to months, but are now hired as police chiefs with a higher salary than they made before.
The people of Sulphur Springs, population 671 per the 2000 census, now have a convicted killer as the sole “police officer” of their town. Casey Anthony will never be able to work in America again after (likely) killing her baby; OJ Simpson ultimately ended up back in prison because he could never work in America again after (likely) killing two people; but cops are allowed to murder, encouraged to murder, rewarded for murder, and Americans simply allow it to happen time after time after time after time after…
Bella Vista police chief Ken Farmer said he is happy for Brackney because he “believes in second chances.” Mr. Ahern did not even get a first chance.