Criminal charges were dismissed Thursday against whistle-blower Janay Brun in return for her admission that she was involved in an attempt to capture jaguar Macho B without "authorization or permission."Via the intrepid Tony Davis at the AZ Daily Star.
The dismissal of misdemeanor charges alleging violations of the federal Endangered Species Act ends the two-year criminal investigation of Macho B's capture, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said. No charges are planned against anyone else, said spokesman Robbie Sherwood.
We always felt like Janay was improperly vilified as a way of letting Arizona's Maim and Squish department off the hook, especially compared to the handslap that the lying Emil McCain got. It still makes our bloods boil to think of that guy, especially his imploring, "can't we all just move along" op-ed in the weeks after Macho B was killed. Ick.
Janay: good luck to you. And thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for exposing the web of lies that led to the capture and death of our much-admired jaguar. It helps us all to know what the agencies were enabling.
The shadows of Montana Peak will never be the same.