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Branco Cartoon – Separate And Unequal

Branco Cartoon – Separate And Unequal

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In my mind, this two-tiered “justice” system is the burning issue of our time. If allowed to continue, I think it will destroy the Country.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to snopercod. | February 17, 2020 at 7:17 am

    We have had two tiered justice for a very long time. Joe Average gets drunk and crashes his car into a lamp post. He goes to the drunk tank, goes to court, gets his license revoked. Willy Well-connected does the same, and gets a courtesy ride home from The Thin Blue Line.

    Phil Ochs sang. song with a lyric line paraphrased here, “and a rich man never goes to the chair”.

    The only time the connected get true justice is from the people, and not from the courts. Examples include a lamp post and rope for Mussolini, and something similar for the Caucescu (sp?) couple in Romania.

♫ Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high(er) with a little help from my friends ♫

Let me get this straight: 4 DOJ asshole* attorneys lie to their supervisors, and make an absolutely unjust, very much out-of-line sentencing recommendation, and the President is being criticized for blowing the whistle on them, loud and clear?

I like this President. He hungers and thirsts for justice.

*this is a term of art, describing the type of overreaching attorney that abuses the discovery process and gives lawyers a bad name.

    Milhouse in reply to Valerie. | February 17, 2020 at 9:38 am

    According to Barr, the DOJ had already decided to override these prosecutors and reduce the sentencing recommendation. Trump’s tweet only served to undermine that decision.

    As McCarthy wrote in the article I linked below, “The president is correct when he insists, as he did this week, that he has the constitutional power to intervene in Justice Department matters. But that means he is subject to the same legal obligations that inhibit his Justice Department subordinates. Those obligations include protecting McCabe’s right to a fair trial — a duty the president may chafe at, but which is part of the deal when you take an oath to preserve the Constitution and execute the laws faithfully.”

      Valerie in reply to Milhouse. | February 17, 2020 at 10:57 am

      The actions of those 4 prosecutors was a gross and intentional miscarriage of justice, done for political purposes. That is disbarment level misconduct.

        snopercod in reply to Valerie. | February 17, 2020 at 6:45 pm

        …but nobody will be disbarred. The mission of “the bar” – like all “professional” organizations, is only to protect their members from attack by outsiders.

        Milhouse in reply to Valerie. | February 17, 2020 at 6:53 pm

        No, it isn’t. It was technically within the guidelines for the crime that Stone undoubtedly committed. But no normal prosecutor would have recommended it, which is why the DOJ had already decided to withdraw the recommendation, before Trump said anything.

        Milhouse in reply to Valerie. | February 17, 2020 at 6:56 pm

        In Andrew McCarthy’s words, “The recommendation was firmly within Justice Department guidelines, and yet was still excessive, treating Stone as if he were a mobster or gangbanger instead of a kooky 67-year-old with no history of violent crime.”

        That doesn’t sound like grounds for disbarment to me. It does sound like grounds for a reprimand.

legacyrepublican | February 17, 2020 at 9:19 am

I see a little Irony in all of this.

Only those without sin should cast the first Stone.

Can I get a Rodger to that?

Andrew McCarthy gives some of the reasons that might lie behind this extraordinary decision. Basically it boils down to DC juries.

Remember, this was why Ken Starr decided not to indict Hillary Clinton; he was convinced that a jury would acquit her no matter how strong the evidence, and then she’d be vindicated.

Brilliant, Mr. Branco.

Sadly, it should be AG Barr whose shoulders mccabe is on.

Above the west facade of the Supreme Court are the words “Equal Justice Under Law”. Since that is obviously no longer factual, how about a restatement:”Justice to the Highest Bidder”?

we need bloomberg in bib overalls, maybe a straw ghat and boots as well