I don’t know Ruffin Poole well, but he never struck me as a fellow who posed a physical danger to the populace.
So why did the feds force him to make a well-photographed “perp walk” in cuffs?
I put that question to a Democratic lawyer friend of mine who has done considerable work in the federal courts.
He said the feds are sending a message to anybody who works in state government: Violate the law – and the public trust – and this could be you.
That would get my attention.