Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Judges Wanted. No Experience Necessary. Low IQs Welcome

MYTH: In order to become a judge, you have to be intelligent and have a thorough understanding of the law.

FACT: You can be dumber than a sack of maggotshit and still be a judge. That’s the only possible explanation for why Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Perry ever made it to the bench.

Two years in jail for shooting an unarmed person pointblank while he’s lying on the ground?!?!?!?! Hopefully this case will be appealed, like the Rodney King verdict was. This case needs to be decided by a judge who has two brain cells to rub together.

In case you haven’t been following this case: On New Years Day, 2009, Johannes Mehserle — a transit security officer — was called to a train station in Oakland, CA because of a fight on a train. Mehserle and several other officers arrested several suspects, including Oscar Grant, who was black. Oscar Grant was lying face down on the ground — as he’d been ordered to do — when Johannes Mehserle shot him in the back.

Mehserle claimed he thought he was reaching for his stun gun but mistakenly grabbed his revolver instead. As unlikely as that explanation is, there was no way to disprove it. Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter instead of murder. (The trial had been moved from Oakland to Los Angeles.)

The average sentence for involuntary manslaughter is four years. With a gun enhancement, the maximum sentence is fourteen years. Judge Robert Perry sentenced Mehserle to two years, with credit for time already served.

So now the City of Oakland, where the murder took place, is being torn apart by demonstrations. And the most violent protestors marched into a modest residential neighborhood to do their damage. WTF???

Now if they could find out where Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Perry lives, and take their protests to HIS neighborhood…

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Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

There is no excuse and no rational explanation for that sentence. You're right, some sorry excuses for intelligent, educated people make it onto the bench. It's disgusting and unconscionable.

It's also a green light for the next brain dead or evil SOB with a badge who decides to kill someone in cold blood: get a good lawyer, find the right judge and you're home free.

Way to go, Judge Perry. You better hope no son, daughter or friend of yours winds up at the mercy of another Mehserle.

November 7, 2010 at 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

Like everything else, money makes the judge. They are more corrupt than the people the sentence.

November 8, 2010 at 2:43 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: I'm surprised judges, and other VIPs, don't realize this. The world is full of Johannes Mehserles, and they don't care whether their victims are the loved ones of VIPs or not.

Tim: That's true, unfortunately. We like to think of judges as being unbiased and incorruptable. And that's not always the case.

November 8, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To someone who follows Civil Rights Police cases this was really a gift. He got more then I thought he would.

What is it about being a cop that gives you a by on the legal system?

One cop on a call steals a powerful pain med from an old lady, she dies, His attorney tells of sob story of all of his awards of acts of heroism and he gets a few years.

Another get’s caught stealing drugs from evidence bags and sells them to street dealers who then turns around and sell them to kids. The magic word “cop” and he gets a light sentance.

The Cops who beat up Rodney King are well taken care of by their community

How the hell are we supposed to teach these people that they are supposed to set an example for the rest of us and they can’t set one if they keep getting light sentences?

The Phrase “They have suffered enough” never seems to wash when it’s you or me, no amount of a good deeds or stellar life seems to matter when we get called for punishment - No we have to show the law is just and fair.

This is a system that when we find a death person to be totally innocent due to total corruption from the police and the DA - we do nothing to them! They can go on leading their crooked lives and ruin someone else’s. Is this an example to follow?

Personally I would favor a minimum 5 years if he gives me a bad ticket!

That’ll show em


Yea I’m angry why do you ask? But I want to set the record straight, I do not approve of the violence in Oakland!

November 8, 2010 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: About the only exception I can think of is that rogue cop in Brooklyn who arrested and tortured a Haitian suspect that he thought had assaulted him earlier (it turned out to be the wrong person). It took months of investigating to get past the "blue wall of silence" but they finally convicted him. He got 30 years. For all I know, he got let out on good behavior as soon as the story fell off the public radar.

Other than that, rogue cops get a slap on the wrist. Even if his actions result in a lawsuit that costs the city million, he gets retained, gets promotions, etc.

November 8, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous squatlo said...

The thing missing from all of this is that in the videos I saw of the incident, the subject on the ground was not resisting. He was complying with officers, had his hands behind his back, and was executed. Anyone who can't tell the difference between the weight of a taser and a loaded automatic doesn't need to be a policeman.
Very sad miscarriage of justice, and I feel badly for the innocent people in the area being punished as a result of this decision.

November 9, 2010 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Squatlo: I assume Mehserle purposely executed Oscar Grant, for whatever reason. Grant mouthed off, or pissed off Mehserle in some way, and was executed. His claim about "I thought my revolver was my taser" is too retarded for words; but it's the kind of thing that can't be disproved, so it got him a slap on the wrist.

Thank God somebody captured the whole thing on their cell phone camera, or it would've gone on record as just another "perp" who "resisted arrest" and was killed in "self defense."

November 9, 2010 at 1:14 PM  

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