Remember Mahamu Kanneh? He’s the guy who had sexual assault charges against two young children dropped because the court couldn’t find an interpreter in his obscure West African language. He failed to show for a court hearing regarding a possible reinstatement of the charges, and has been rearrested as a result. A story about the arrest notes:
The State’s Attorney’s Office also disputes that Kanneh even needed a translator. Kanneh’s neighbor, Jeremy Brown, says he was surprised Kanneh said he needed a translator.
“On a scale of one to ten of English proficiency,” Brown asked rhetorically. “Maybe a seven or eight.”
Oh, you just gotta love our system sometimes.