We Never Get To Have Any Fun
Just this morning we marveled at the artistic genius the trial of Roberto “Kiko” Pulido inspired at the Herald. But the day has brought us from the heights of happiness to the pits of despair. In order to spare his family a painful trial (and ruin our fun), Pulido has pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
“Our first impulse was to fight, and we had every intention to do so, but then you have to evaluate the situation,” Pulido’s attorney, Rudolph F. Miller, said today outside US District Court in Boston. “We were looking at 30 years to life in prison. Because of that, we had to take a different turn.”
What? No! Keep fighting! The FBI has “countless” recorded phone calls full of lurid details the Herald can use to amuse us. Maybe tomorrow’s cover would have featured a cop holding a syringe full of steroids while embracing an Asian hooker. Instead, Miller’s client will learn the other meaning of “Boom Boom Room,” if you catch our drift.
The silver lining in this is that it may not be the last time we hear the FBI’s tapes. In the Herald story, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis was frustrated he couldn’t investigate the other officers named on the tapes until the trial was over.
“We are privy to all the information that prosecutors are working with in the trial, and we are constantly balancing what we hear in court with what the evidence has proven,” Davis said during an interview at police headquarters.
Now that the trial is done, nothing is stopping the BPD from investigating itself. Davis notes that the officers named on the tapes could be the victims of rumors, but it could be the beginning of a huge scandal. We hope that it’s just a few crooked cops running their mouths, but we’ll keep you posted on any new details or additional great front page images.