Attention evildoers everywhere. For Gawdsake, whatever you do, don’t do your crimes in Arapahoe County because as sure as Gawd made little green apples you’ll do hard times.
As Rod Sterling from the 1960s television show Twilight Zone always said, “Consider if you would: Sheriff Pat Sullivan and the hammer of justice falling on his head swung at by the Nordic God of Justice Thor, ‘They sure showed him.’”
Let me take you back in time. The office of the Attorney General Iron John “Move That Pot Store Because We Must Protect The Children” Suthers and his hard prosecution of “Pedophile Pat” the kiddes’ pal, one-time head of security for Cherry Creek Schools and longtime sheriff of Arapahoe County. They showed Pat. By the time you read this Pat will probably be on the beach somewhere in the Caribbean making up for all the bad things he did to people. Remember OJ Simpson was going to spend the rest of his life hunting for the true killers of Ron and Nicole Goldman. Pat is also going to make it right to everyone he harmed.
Sure, Pat. (Winky winky). Suthers took over the prosecution and investigation of Sullivan following a January 18, 2012, executive order from your Governor Silent John Hickenlooper and that crack crime fighter then went to work.
Consider if you would 22 full-time law enforcement officers — the Elite Investigative team that included officers from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Aurora Police Department, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Denver Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the South Metro Drug Task Force. All we needed to make this a full-time party would be those fun-seekers from the Secret Service and funding from those thrill-seeking GSA employees.
We’re told its 22 full-timers and as many other LEOs that they needed to investigate Pat and his fun-filled days and nights. I don’t know how many hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries, manpower hours and effort went into that 30-day sentence that Pat received but I can guarantee you this: Put that many bloodhounds on anybody with unlimited resources and they could get Mother Teresa a double nickel.
Can you smell what John Suthers is cooking?
Now here comes the best part. Eyewitnesses talked about Suthers’ office being represented by another crime fighter Mike Dougherty and Pat’s legal team going into the chambers of Hanging Judge William Sylvester only to emerge some 20 minutes later — everyone smiling. The judge then said, “Remember Mr. Sullivan, you don’t have to take this deal.”
Not take this deal? That’s like saying to me, “Boyles, remember, you don’t have to cash in that Mega Million Dollar lottery ticket.”
At that point the former Sheriff of the Year and Head of Security at Cherry Creek Schools was taken away for his 30-day vacation into the jail facility that bears his name. Just as an aside — Tim Faase, who sold the meth to Pat the Rat, got three years at Canon City. And to further make your day, in two recent sentencings, the former VP of Quality Paving in Brighton got 13 years in the joint for a scandal for bilking tax payers for $1.7 million. The prosecutors on that case wanted 25 years for Dennis “The Menace” Cohen. And dateline Castle Rock — Richard Heeringa was sentenced to 576 years for sexually abusing a girl for three years starting when she was 12. As we used to say in undergrad written tests — compare and contrast those two sentences to how the legal system dealt with Pat Sullivan.
Pat’s final words in the courtroom were that he accepted the court’s decision followed by, “I just want to move forward with my life.” Can I get a big WTF?!
Now common sense tells you that some old creep like Pat could not have been doing everything he was doing, involved with everything he was involved with, without powerful people involved with him as well and getting him a sweetheart deal. I said on my award-winning radio show two days after Pat was apprehended that he would never take the stand. Arapahoe County’s J. Edgar Hoover, Pat Sullivan, I can guarantee you had files and stories on a lot of people.
As I said, by the time you read this, Pat will be sipping margaritas and watching kiddie porn on his handheld mobile device while talking television, movie and book deals. And the Batman and Robin of drug enforcement in Colorado, John Walsh and John Suthers, will be having the feds go after medical marijuana stores. Sullivan will suffer no charges for bringing drug dealers into a school system as security agents. A note to Suthers: What about the children?
Sullivan is a child-molesting, drug and power-abusing monster and he gets 30 days in jail? This is a joke. Remember all of these things when Election Day rolls around.
So have a nice day and thanks for playing.
Peter Boyles is a nationally acclaimed radio host who can be heard Monday through Friday on 630 KHOW 5 to 9 a.m. He has a monthly column in the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle. Visit Peter’s blog and comment on his column, or let him know anything else that’s on your mind, by going to the Chronicle Web site at www.glendalecherrycreek.com.