Right-wing criminals walk free. Of course.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by kut2k2, May 22, 2010.

  1. kut2k2


    Just as I unhappily predicted:

    Federal Judge Dresses Down O'Keefe, But Lets Him Avoid Trial for Tampering with Senator's Phone

    Republican dirty trickster to escape personal accountability

    By Brad Friedman on 5/20/2010 2:54PM

    A federal judge gave a stern talking-to this morning to the right-wing dirty trickster James O'Keefe III and his three fellow conspirators --- one of whom is the son of the Acting U.S. Attorney in Louisiana --- for their attempt to access the telephone system of Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu in her New Orleans office, by impersonating phone company employees.

    While describing the Republican activists' actions as "unconscionable" and "extremely serious," Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. stopped short of ordering a trial, according to AP today:

    A federal judge had strong words for four conservative activists who initially were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office, but ruled the misdemeanor charges against them can be resolved before a magistrate instead of a judge.

    U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. said Wednesday he isn't exercising his right to hear the case even though the four defendants are charged with an "extremely serious" crime involving a security breach at a federal building.

    "Deception is alleged to have been used by the defendants to achieve their purposes which in and of itself is unconscionable," Duval wrote.

    In January, O'Keefe and accomplices were arrested on a number of felony charges, but after intercession by superstar Republican Party attorneys, the charges were reduced to misdemeanors.

    O'Keefe is infamous for having worked with right-wing media activist Andrew Breitbart to publish and disseminate deceptively edited videotapes of secretly taped meetings with ACORN employees in a number of their offices around the country. Breitbart, O'Keefe and his accomplice in the videos, Hannah Giles, lied to the media about the content of the interviews which were released to appear as if O'Keefe had dressed as, and represented himself as a cartoon version of a 70's-era Blaxploitation pimp. In fact, he never did, and the shots of him dressed as a pimp were shot later and deceptively inserted into the highly edited videos as published by pretend "journalist" Breitbart.

    Mainstream corporate media outlets such as Fox "News" and the New York Times promoted and/or reported uncritically and inaccurately on the videos which law enforcement officials from New York to California unanimously found to have been be deceptively edited and revealing no criminal wrongdoings by any of the ACORN employees seen in the tapes.

    Nonetheless, despite a minor and begrudging correction from the New York Times for repeatedly misreporting on the ACORN "Pimp" Hoax --- following more than three months of The BRAD BLOG's coverage of the entire O'Keefe/Breitbart/Giles scam, and how the so-called "paper of record" shamefully fell for it --- the publicity from the hoax led to a precipitous drop off in financial support for the four-decade old, pro-democracy, anti-poverty community organization, resulting in the closure of ACORN offices around the country.

    O'Keefe was also allowed to escape personal accountability in California as well, for secretly taping ACORN employees, after he struck a deal to turn over unreleased copies of the unedited videos to the state Attorney General, for the first time, in exchange for avoiding criminal prosecution.

    In short, ACORN paid a serious price for a phony political operation that was run against them, despite having broken no laws, largely as a GOP vendetta for their work in legally registering millions of low- and middle-income, largely Democratic-leaning voters. While the Republican perpetrator of the scam look to pay no serious price for either it, or his subsequent "extremely serious" dirty tricks in the office of a sitting Democratic U.S. Senator.


    Ooohhh, a "stern talking-to"! I bet that put the fear of God in the little dirtbag sociopaths. >.<

    One can hardly imagine the shitstorm that would have landed on any radical lefties that did this felonious crap.
  2. LOL!!! LOL!!! LOL!!! LOL!!!

  3. kut2k2


    The retard broken record shows up, with of course not one constructive thing to contribute.
  4. LOLLLL!!!

  5. Lucrum


    It's probably Bush's fault.

  6. Uno


    turning blind eye to crime is never a good idea
  7. Since your so concerned with justice and you forgot to bring this matter to our attention, allow me:

    DoJ trial attorney in Black Panthers case resigns in protest
    May 19, 2010
    Rick Moran

    Eric Holder has stonewalled Congress, the Civil Rights Commission, and the American people regarding the inexplicable order that political appointees at Justice gave last year to drop the slam dunk winning case against the New Black Panther party.

    Members of the group were caught on tape clearly intimidating white voters at a Philadelphia polling place. A summary judgment followed but before sentencing, Justice dropped the case. When some Republican senators asked why, Holder refused to comply with requests for an explanation. Even a US Civil Rights Commission subpoena couldn't get Holder to supply them with a reason why he dropped a case that Justice had already won.

    Now it appears that someone is going to talk. And what he has to say will no doubt prove very interesting to Congress.

    In his letter of resignation, the attorney, J. Christian Adams, expresses his concerns over his personal exposure to prosecution for contempt because Justice refuses to respond to the lawful requests from the US Civil Rights Commission:

    Jennifer Rubin:

    I expect executive privilege will play a role somewhere down the road. This can of worms is so toxic I doubt whether Obama wants it spilled all over the national media. The political interference in this case is so dramatic and so obvious that exposing it would probably mean curtains for Holder.
  8. What you have to keep in mind is that "impersonating a phone company employee" is a much, much, much more serious crime than taking away someone's right to vote by threatening to beat the crap out of them with a steel baton.