Category Archives: Law

Heh: GOP Rep. passes on questioning Eric Holder because average citizen ‘would be in jail’ by now

In general, government officials often emerged unscathed for things that average Americans would go to jail for, but Eric Holder is a towering example among examples.

At a hearing yesterday, Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold spoke a simple truth:

“I’m committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch, this legislative branch, has,” Farenthold said. “And I just don’t think it’s appropriate that Mr. Holder be here.”

“If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail, not testifying,” he noted. “But I realize there are questions to be asked, and I’ll yield the remainder of my time to [South Carolina Republican congressman] Trey Gowdy.”

At the same hearing, Holder lashed out at Rep. Louie Gohmert for suggesting Holder doesn’t take the House’s 2012 contempt vote seriously: “You don’t want to go there buddy!”

Whenever Holder says “you don’t want to go there,” somebody should go there.

Man pulled from submerged car might sue divers who rescued him

Douche of the day:

A Colorado man, despite acknowledging that he’s lucky to be alive after being trapped in a submerged car, has filed an intent to sue his rescuers for half a million dollars.

Roy Ortiz filed his intent to sue the county of Boulder and his rescuers for a tentative $500,000 as a “preservative” measure, his attorney, Ed Ferszt, told

Ferszt said the county should have closed the road during floods in September. He said the first responders were also included because they did not realize Ortiz was trapped in the car until they prepared to lift it out of the water.

Can the rescuers file a motion to have him put back in the car and dropped back into the creek and call it even?

Jesse Jackson temporarily waiving his position on ‘Stand Your Ground’?

On Monday in Tallahassee, Jesse Jackson and others will march for the repeal of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Jackson has said that such a law makes Florida an “apartheid state” or something.

Now couple Jackson’s demand for the end of “Stand Your Ground” with this:

Alexander was sentenced to 20 years for aggravated assault and tried to invoke Stand Your Ground, but was denied. A judge recently ordered a new trial. Maybe she’ll be allowed to use Stand Your Ground at the new trial — unless Jackson & company manage to have it repealed before then.

Arrest Made in Murder of Delbert Belton, WWII Vet Who Was Beaten to Death; Race baiters predictably quiet


One in custody, one to go.

Background for those not familiar with the disgusting story:

An 88-year-old veteran of World War II was beaten to death outside the Eagles Lodge in Spokane, police say, and authorities are seeking two young males in the incident.

Friends identified the victim as Delbert Belton, and say he was sitting outside the lodge when he was attacked. No motive was offered.
Police say they received a call about an assault at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and responded to find the victim sitting in his car with serious head injuries. The victim was taken to a hospital, and died Thursday morning.

Authorities are looking for two African American males of average build between the ages of 16 and 19 caught on video.

One of the attackers has been arrested, meaning the other probably won’t be far behind.

So when is Jamie Foxx going to wear an “I am Delbert” shirt at an awards show?

Obama is expected to issue a racially-charged statement expressing outrage at the murders of both Belton and Chris Lane… never.

Piers Morgan Calls for More Gun Laws After Teens Who Were Already Prohibited from Possessing Firearms Shoot Australian Student

Before we get to the predictable idiocy, here’s the back story:

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged two teenagers accused of gunning down an Australian student in Oklahoma for the “fun of it” with first-degree murder, and a third teen with being an accessory.

Officials say 22-year-old Christopher Lane, who was visiting the U.S. on a baseball scholarship at East Central University, was jogging along a road in Duncan, Okla., after visiting his girlfriend on Friday when he was shot in the back, allegedly by the teens.

Terri Moore from the Stephens County Courthouse says 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna and 15-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr. were charged as adults with first-degree murder. Both are being held without bond.

Bond was set at $1 million for 17-year-old Michael Jones, who allegedly drove the vehicle carrying the other suspects. He was charged with the use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to murder after the fact. Jones is considered a youthful offender but will be tried in adult court.

Naturally, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have called press conferences to denounce this, and President Obama told reporters that if he “had sons they would look just like two of the suspects.” Wait, never mind.

As for the murder, Piers Morgan calls for more gun control and blames… the NRA:

He’s either disingenuous or sub-stupid. I have a feeling it’s some combination of the two.

All of the suspects are under aged, which means that existing gun laws already prohibit them from legally possessing guns. Also, I don’t know if Musket Morgan is aware, but there is also a law on the books against murder. If these teens didn’t care about the law against cold blooded murder, what makes Morgan think they’d give a damn about additional laws against gun possession?

(h/t Ace of Spades)

This is One Confusing Former Zimmerman Juror

Juror “B-29” is baffling.

1) She voted to acquit George Zimmerman.

2) She’s now saying Zimmerman “got away with murder.”

3) She said there wasn’t enough evidence to convict Zimmerman of the charges:

“That’s where I felt confused,” Maddy told Roberts. “But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty.”

So then how can she justify saying Zimmerman got away with murder? With the overwhelming lack of evidence?

My guess is this is an attempt to placate the lynch mob.

Not the Sunshine of His Life: Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida, Other States, Over ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Alternate headline: Entertainer will not perform in any state that has laws like the one that had nothing to do with the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, the singer said he would not be performing in the Sunshine State until its Stand Your Ground law is “abolished.” He also said he would not be performing in any other state that recognizes the law, which some say contributed to Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.

“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder said Sunday while performing in Quebec City. “As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world.”

The stupid thing about this is that Zimmerman’s defense didn’t invoke the stand your ground law — that’s a silly superstition (sorry) — and the existence of stand your ground is not why Zimmerman was acquitted. The defense argued, and the jury concluded, that Zimmerman was pinned on the ground and therefore had no ground to stand (no other possible retreat), which negated stand your ground as a defense option. The conclusion was pure self-defense.

In any case, if Wonder stays true to his work, there are a lot of states he’ll be overjoyed (really sorry) to boycott:


Wonder’s pledge to avoid performing in the above highlighted states has been signed, sealed, and delivered (last one, promise).

Broward Sheriff PSA: If You Could Avoid Rioting After the Zimmerman Verdict, We’d Certainly Appreciate It

President Obama, who if he had a son would look like Trayvon, and Al Sharpton are of course nowhere to be seen in this:

As the George Zimmerman murder trial continues in Sanford, local law enforcement is planning for possible riots once a verdict is reached.

Zimmerman is facing second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin.

The case sparked protests last year when Zimmerman wasn’t immediately arrested, and Broward Sheriff Scott Israel wants to avoid any trouble when the trial ends.

His office has produced a PSA with the theme raise your voice, not your hands.

Good luck with that.

As far as the trial itself goes, the prosecution had another bad day in court today.