Once again, even though it goes back to leadership, this behavior of letting deputies like Thomas, Smith, the Von Ansbach Young clan, Haines, and the various other Morgan men who do what they damn well please, there will never be any respect for the department. People in society will only live up to the standard they have to and with deputies doing what they please by allowing sex offenders access to children or bailing them out while trying to justify these actions are seen as playing favorites and creating a double standard that could be defined as law enforcement vs common man or for the sake of argument, white man's crimes vs black man's crimes. All the deputies mentioned are white.
Race is not always the card being played, however, when the appearance that it COULD be is enough to throw the gauntlet down on race relations in Escambia County. This sort of double dealing of justice makes it possible to offer the theory that race is the motive more so than criminality. Isn't that just what Escambia County and Pensacola needs--a reason to validate suspicions of ingrained racists within the higher levels of law enforcement?
Why is that? Because of the fact, as humans and "friends", people want to be accepted. That need allows criminal behavior or character flaws to be ignored due to friendship rather than being impartial and applying justice equally. But don't take my word for it. Look at Ms. Ambrose, the Von Ansbach Youngs and poor Mark Smith, why should they give up their fun times together because of a little bit of ethics? Not everybody dines with a judge and a pedophile at one table.