The News-Miner reports that Guy Christopher Mannino, who allegedly caused the explosion of 300 pounds of explosive in a residential neighborhood, has had the charges against him dismissed. “The grand jury, after careful deliberation, decided that Mr. Mannino’s conduct was not criminal in nature,” Fairbanks District attorney Michael Gray told the reporter by e-mail.
WC has two questions:
- How incompetent does a District Attorney have to be to be unable to get an indictment when someone damages surrounding property, shatters windows and endangers civilians setting off 300 pounds of explosives in a residential neighborhood?
- How can the conduct not be criminal?
Grand jury proceedings are secret; it’s unlikely we’ll ever have answers. But a criminal justice system that can’t protect citizens against this kind of conduct is badly broken.