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JUDGE IS A GOOD AMERICAN

 
 
Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 09:25 am
Judge delivers lecture to burglar
By Bill Bishop
The Register-Guard
Published: Thursday, September 7, 2006
http://www.registerguard.com/news/2006/09/07/printable/d1.cr.homeburglar.0907.F35YCPyR.phtml?section=cityregion
A home burglar got a stern lecture and a 32-month prison sentence
Wednesday from a judge who said the community is "sick and tired"
of drug users stealing their hard-earned possessions
.

Lane County Circuit Judge Gregory Foote also reminded 20-year-old
Michael Scott Wrighthouse that Oregon law allows residents to use
deadly force when they encounter a burglar inside an occupied dwelling
.

"They have guns in their houses because of people like you.
They are prepared to blow you away.
You will go out of there in a body bag,
and nobody will care," Foote told Wrighthouse
.

"Do I condone that behavior? I understand it," the judge said.
"The community is sick and tired of people like you."

Sheriff's investigators said Wrighthouse created a "mini crime wave"
with at least seven Veneta area thefts and burglaries of homes where
residents left windows and doors ajar during July's hot weather.
He stole wallets, purses and two cars. A woman caught him red-handed
inside her home and he fled, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Deputies got a tip on his identity when a car theft victim saw
Wrighthouse driving the victim's stolen car in Veneta. Wrighthouse,
who has lived in Springfield and Veneta, was arrested at the home of
an aunt and uncle.

He pleaded guilty to two counts each of burglary and car theft. Other
charges were dropped in the plea deal. He has a minor criminal record.

Defense lawyer Sara Collins said Wrighthouse is a high school dropout
who began using meth- amphetamine at age 16.

He was under the drug's influence and "had been up for days" when he
did the crimes, she said.

One of his victims, who spoke in court Wednesday but asked not to be
identified, said Wrighthouse showed total disregard for others when
he broke into a home that had a wheelchair ramp and stole $400 worth
of vital medications from a disabled person.

Wrighthouse also stole a car containing hundreds of dollars worth of
tools and important papers that was parked at the residence. The car
has not been recovered, leaving the owner without the tools of his
occupation and without transportation.

"I can't afford another car," the owner told the judge.

Judge Foote invited Wrighthouse
to take as much methamphetamine as possible
so that he might die from the drug sooner than later,
and cease being a problem for others.

"People like you are just a nightmare for the rest of us," Foote told
him. "If you think there's a better plan for your life, now is the
time to make that choice." [ emfasis added to the nice parts ]


I like this judge;
he knows the basic principles upon which America was founded !
We need not fear that he is a liberal.

The sagacity of Judge Foote rivals
that of the Learned Hand.
David
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 09:36 am
Does he use a penis pump while presiding?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 09:49 am
I 'll leave YOU to check into that, Ed.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 09:50 am
Judges with penis pumps are in high demand.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 10:06 am
Gud Merkins R hard 2 find.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 10:11 am
A good judge is one that has a tommy gun behind his desk so he can quickly dispose of the bad Americans constantly coming before him.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 10:11 am
Re: JUDGE IS A GOOD AMERICAN
OmSigDAVID wrote:
We need not fear that he is a liberal.


Those damned terrifying libs! Lets round 'em all up under the Patriot Act!
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 10:12 am
edgarblythe wrote:
A good judge is one that has a tommy gun behind his desk so he can quickly dispose of the bad Americans constantly coming before him.

Get your story straight. Are bad Americans the ones with the penis pumps, or are the good Americans the ones with the penis pumps?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 10:14 am
What aspect makes them mutually exclusive?
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 10:15 am
Penis pump does rather sound like a uniquely American perversion.
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blueflame1
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 10:52 am
The War on Drugs


Recent Reason articles on drug policy

http://www.reason.com/bi/drugs.shtml
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 12:01 pm
blueflame1 wrote:
The War on Drugs


Recent Reason articles on drug policy

http://www.reason.com/bi/drugs.shtml


The War on Drugs is basicly unAmerican.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 12:03 pm
The war on human rights and due process is definitely UNAMERICAN.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 12:08 pm
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

-- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 12:26 pm
edgarblythe wrote:
The war on human rights and due process is definitely UNAMERICAN.


What does "human rights" mean ?
as distinguished from rights not of humans ??

rights of rose bushes ?
rights of stones ?

David
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 12:28 pm
See? Ya don't even know what human rights is. I bet ya never even heard of due process.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 9 Sep, 2006 10:45 pm
edgarblythe wrote:
See? Ya don't even know what human rights is.

OK; when u TELL me what u mean
by that frase, then I will know.


Quote:

I bet ya never even heard of due process.

U lose that bet.
David
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