prosecuting greedy Wall Street fat cats responsible for the financial crisis rather than ideologically overzealous hackers like Aaron Swartz

January 23, 2013

(Aaron Swartz beat prosecutors by increasing political support for open access. – Slate Magazine) …it is both ironic and apt that Swartz’s defenders argue that the government should be prosecuting greedy Wall Street fat cats responsible for the financial crisis rather than ideologically overzealous hackers like Swartz. Ironic because the same populist outrage against dimly understood behavior motivates the call for prosecutions of hackers and the call for prosecution of bankers. Apt because the argument shows how much prosecutorial discretion both influences social policy and is in turn subject to political pressure.

As Orin Kerr has pointed out, this is a generic complaint about our criminal justice system. Lawmakers pass extremely broad and vaguely worded statutes that criminalize vast swaths of behavior then leave it to prosecutors to decide who to target and who to spare. The major constraint on prosecutors is limited resources, so they threaten defendants with draconian punishments to coerce them into plea bargains. Judges and juries remain backstops against the worst injustices, but because trials themselves are ruinously expensive and can end in long prison terms, defendants often forgo the protections they offer.

example:

vague laws against “disorderly conduct” and “loitering” and “breach of the public peace,” which enable police to arrest whoever they want.(MORE)


Occupy Admits Its Real Goal: Communism … Que: @RedScareBot

August 21, 2012

(IBD) The Left: An Occupy organizer admitted over the weekend that the goal of his protest group was to “overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.” So the cat’s out of the bag again on this bunch. Where is the outrage?
The true agenda of the Occupy movement has been revealed — it’s a totalitarian one. Billing itself as a spontaneous people’s revolution and embraced by the media and Democrat political establishment, Occupy is really a destructive band of thugs whose goal is the violent demise of democracy.
Speaking at a “People’s Assembly” in Washington, former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash told Occupy members his goal was to “make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.”

The Occupy organizer added that he was “trying to learn something from the examples of the Soviet Union, Red China and Castro’s Cuba. … What can we learn from them so we can build a more successful movement to transform capitalist society?” he asked.
This attachment to the miserable failure of communism — an ideology that left 100 million people dead in the 20th century and met its demise as an idea after millions rose up in 1989-90 to repudiate it — is insane.
Remarks like Golash’s were common among the Occupy mobs who filthied up Los Angeles and other cities last year — perfectly representative of Occupy thinking.
Such talk never fazed anyone at the “People’s Assembly” either. Maybe that’s because it’s of a piece with the thinking of Occupy master planner, SEIU boss Stephen Lerner, who in 2011 said he wanted to bring down the stock market and destroy banks such as JPMorgan.
Occupy flourishes because it draws support and legitimacy from the media and like-minded Democratic politicians who pitch a fit anytime someone accuses them of supporting the destruction of democracy.
Not long ago, Democrats pounded Rep. Allen West for pointing out that Congress is loaded with soft-core communists who sugarcoat themselves as the “progressive caucus.” They are Occupy’s loudest supporters.
Democratic leaders such as then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed Occupy as “spontaneous,” while President Obama himself heaped sympathy on the group, even intervening in a local police matter to keep Occupy Portland members from being arrested.
It’s a disgrace. Occupy is nothing but a far-left group, learning nothing from the past yet drawing support from the left. Is communism the agenda they really stand for? From Golash’s remarks, it looks like it.


“He’s Pretty, But He Scares The Hell Out Of Me”: Man Claims Obama “Raped Me In The Ass”

May 3, 2012

“He’s Pretty,
But He Scares The Hell Out Of Me”:
Man Claims Obama “Raped Me In The Ass”

(Pat Dollard)…Excerpted from The Washington Free Beacon: Numerous protesters at yesterday’s Occupy Wall Street rally in New York City viciously blasted President Obama as a horrible failure, signaling a major break from a liberal base that once celebrated Obama’s lofty rhetoric of hope and change.
“I feel that Obama, especially on the civil liberties perspective, has raped me in the a–,” admitted a shirtless man who donned a purple flower in his hair. “I’m not very happy with his job in the slightest.”
The disillusioned demonstrator, who identified himself as a financial analyst, went on to scold Obama for capitulating to Wall Street bankers and global monetary interests.
“The guy freaks me out a little bit,” the man said. “I’m not going to lie. He’s pretty, and we all think we did something because of his color, and I don’t discount that, but for f—k’s sake, he scares the hell out of me.”The growing dissatisfaction among the president’s most liberal supporters could make November’s election more competitive, as former Obama diehards stay home instead of casting a ballot in his favor.
Keep reading…

bet he liked getting ass love


I once spent the weekend in jail for that kind of prank when I was younger. #OWS can get away with anything because it’s left wing rage.

March 31, 2012

Image via The Blaze Via Morgan Richmond at Hot Air:  (moon bat track) I’m not sure why, but I was expecting the occupy movement to re-group over the winter and get a little smarter about the types of tactics they are using. At times throughout our history civil disobedience has been used to advance causes which most of us would probably agree were for the betterment of the nation. I’m glad Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus and it sickens me that she ever had to. But fighting to end racial discrimination and demanding free stuff from a government going deeper and deeper into debt are not exactly morally equivalent, to say the least. And this fact isn’t lost on most Americans, regardless of whether the media continues to gloss over the occupy movement’s most egregious behavior.

Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Amalgamated Transit Union apparently helped #OWS open up subway exits at about 20 subway stations across the city. They made official looking signs telling people to enter through the gates. The union goons who helped out with the stunt did it because they’re in contract negotiations with the MTA — (which should certainly help with negotiations.)
The Fox 5 News crew was on the scene interviewing subway customers, most of whom were not amused by the juvenile hijinks.


OccupyWallStreet aka OWS supporting Occupy AIPAC

March 6, 2012

Barack Hussein Obama’s and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s good friends at #Occupy Wall Street announced that they are supporting Occupy AIPAC, after a radical leftist interrupted an AIPAC session about college campuses on Sunday. Let’s go to the videotape.

More from Jim Hoft here.

There is a civil war going on over Israel in America. I have no doubt in my mind that this is what is happening… There will be media suppressed violence. There probably already is… no wait. …..I know there is media repressed violence.


#OWS Video: #OccupyCPAC Goons Rail Against Racist, Genocidal America

February 14, 2012
Some Occupy Goons thought they were schooling CPACers on America’s racist and genocidal history, prompting one conservative to the question why they would protest Republicans instead of the Democrat party which has the true history of racism in this country (Image via The Blaze)(Left-Wing Institute For Civil Discourse)

Omar Barghouti and OWS: They can colonize our lands, but they can never colonize our minds

February 12, 2012

omar barghoutiThe Oakland, Calif., chapter of the Occupy movement overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

(mondoweiss.net) Last Saturday, Omar Barghouti stopped in Oakland, CA as part of his current West Coast tour. The lecture was billed as “Occupy Wall St., not Palestine,” and Barghouti made the case that it makes “perfect sense to think of Israel as part of the global one-percent in War Inc.” He touched on the relationship between U.S. and Israeli weapons manufactures, suggesting that Israel’s behavior as a “garrison state” enables more customers for U.S. produced weapons.

…but the Barghoutis are the 1 percent ruling elite in the West Bank

(en.wikipedia.org)Omar Barghouti (born 1964) is a founding committee member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) who is currently studying for a masters degree in philosophy at Tel Aviv University. He was born in Qatar, grew up in Egypt and later moved to Ramallah (West Bank) as an adult.

(Front Page) Omar Barghouti is a distant cousin of Marwan Barghouti and Mustafa Barghouti. Marwan Barghouti is a major terrorist leader serving five life sentences for numerous murders. Mustafa Barghouti was a Soviet-educated Communist leader and a candidate for the presidency of the Palestinian Authority…. Bashir Barghouti, was a leading Jordanian Communist who served as the Minister of Industry in the Palestinian Authority. Another of the bunch, Mohammed Barghouti was the Minister of Labor.

(standwithus.com)Barghouti claimed that Israel constantly violates international law and committed “willful acts of genocide” during its war against Hamas from December 2008 to January 2009, and he cited the UN Goldstone report as proof. He didn’t mention the human rights of the Israelis, who were unrelentingly assaulted by over 7,000 rockets launched by Hamas, which necessitated the war, or that the Goldstone Report itself said it had “proved nothing” and was discredited by the world’s liberal democracies for being hopelessly biased and unreliable. He also neglected to tell audiences that Judge Goldstone himself retracted key accusations in the UN Report….He charged that Israel “steals” Palestinian water, when in fact, Israel is giving some of its own water to Palestinians—40 percent more water than it promised to give in the 1993 Oslo Accords ….Barghouti claimed that in 1948 and after, Israel destroyed tens of thousands of Palestinian books in order to commit a “cultural massacre” and “Judaize Palestine.” In fact, Barghouti’s source reveals that Israel collected books from abandoned Palestinian libraries to save them from destruction in the chaos during and after the 1948 War, and it painstakingly catalogued and stored them. They are available in Israeli libraries for all researchers to use.