A bomb explodes. Two people are killed. Various police become involved in investigating. Captain Hank Quinlan and his longtime partner, Pete Menzies, suspect Manolo Sanchez, a young Mexican, of having planted the bomb. It quickly becomes “case closed” when Menzies finds two sticks of dynamite in Sanchez’s bathroom.
But Miguel Vargas, a Mexican policeman involved in the case, doesn’t buy it. He thinks Quinlan framed Sanchez by putting the dynamite in the bathroom himself. Quinlan and Vargas do not like each other. During an argument, Quinlan complains that a policeman’s job is hard. To this, Vargas replies, “It’s supposed to be. It has to be tough. A policeman’s job is only easy in a police state. That’s the whole point, Captain – who’s the boss, the cop or the law?”
“The policeman’s job is only easy in a police state.” This quote comes from the 1958 movie, “A Touch of Evil”, summarized above.
The policeman’s (and police woman’s) job is hard because it’s supposed to be hard. Yet now some are arguing against Miranda rights if it is a matter of “national security”, such as in the case of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In 1958, when Touch of Evil premiered, there had not yet been the case of Miranda v. Arizona. (That case was decided in 1966.) So Captain Hank Quinlan could order his subordinates to “Break him! Break him!” as to the interrogation of Manolo Sanchez.
Vargas, suspicious of Captain Quinlan, looks into past cases and finds the Captain has routinely planted evidence. But Quinlan relies on his “intuition” and for him planting evidence is just a formality. And as it turns out, at the end of the movie Manolo Sanchez is in fact guilty of the bombing. As for Miguel Vargas, in the film he was played by Charleton Heston, about whom comedian Jim Carrey says nobody watches his movies any more.
I hope the above has not confused anyone as to the evolving Sudoku puzzle of the Boston Marathon bombings. Sibel Edmonds, a former translator for the FBI and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, predicts about the Boston “Sudoku” bombings that “there will only be more unanswered questions in an investigation already plagued by obvious inconsistencies and falsities…” (“‘Confusion and inconsistencies’: How US plans to distract public from real truth about Boston”, Russia Today, April 21, 2013)
Ms. Edmonds adds to the Sudoku puzzle of Boston by saying the Chechen brothers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (in custody) and Tamerlan Tsarnaev (deceased), had been associating “with very wealthy individual Turkish persons, some of them students in Boston, some businessmen…” (Russia Today, op. cit.)
Turkey fits into the puzzle because, according to Ms. Edmonds, since the mid-1990s Turkey “has been arming, training, managing, orchestrating not only Chechens but also other factions in the region…” (Ibid.)
Good luck on figuring this Boston bombings conundrum out, since every day while you are scratching your head new puzzle pieces keep being added. Sibel Edmonds foresees that, “This situation is really similar to the [Osama] Bin Laden shooting. Every day the story changed. And this is what we are going to see in the next few days. They are going to change the story, they are going to throw so much confusion and inconsistencies and conflicting data that no one is going to figure out what actually happened, especially if the second suspect dies.” (Ibid.)
And what does Captain Quinlan say? Quinlan says, “Just because he speaks a little guilty, that don’t make him innocent, you know.”