4 charged in phone scheme at US senator's office

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Not very smart. How many years could he get for this crime?


     
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    From the linked article - "All four were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine."
     
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    That's the maximum. They probably won't get nearly that much.
     
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    See, this is exactly what happens to godless liberals. They go out and break the law...


    ....oh wait...
     
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    :laugh: Good one.
     
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    We don't know yet what felony they were "intending" to commit.
     
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    I suspect that the article is way off on what was happening.

    The article says that they were there to tamper with the phone lines. No doubt the reporters are jumping to that conclusion based on how they were dressed.

    The article says that ccording to an FBI affidavit, O'Keefe was already sitting in the waiting area and recorded the men on his cell phone camera when they walked in.

    O'Keefe is the guy that got ACORN on tape with their misdeeds.

    I am guessing that there was something that he wanted to get on camera that would have involved some sort of interaction between his three actors dressed as telephone repairmen and the Senator's staff.

    Time will tell.
     
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    That is exactly what happened
     
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    At the most, it's a matter of criminal mishief, which is almost never punished by jail time unless it's paired with some other violations which aren't applicable here.

    If he were found guilty, the most he would get is a small fine.
     
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    It's about time someone fought fire with fire. Civility against Marxism will lose every time.
     
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    On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation, particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building. The sole intent of our investigation was to determine whether or not Senator Landrieu was purposely trying to avoid constituents who were calling to register their views to her as their Senator. We video taped the entire visit, the government has those tapes, and I’m eager for them to be released because they refute the false claims being repeated by much of the mainstream media.
    It has been amazing to witness the journalistic malpractice committed by many of the organizations covering this story. MSNBC falsely claimed that I violated a non-existent “gag order.” The Associated Press incorrectly reported that I “broke in” to an office which is open to the public. The Washington Post has now had to print corrections in two stories on me. And these are just a few examples of inaccurate and false reporting. The public will judge whether reporters who can’t get their facts straight have the credibility to question my integrity as a journalist.


    http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/29/statement-from-james-okeefe/
     
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    I'm not a big fan of the "fire with fire" approach. I prefer the "wise as serpents, gentle as doves" approach.

    By doing this, even if O'Keefe is right and even if his investigation shows what he claims it does, he's surrendered a lot of credibility and has caused a lot of people to not take him seriously now.
     
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    I wonder...if these folks are exonerated in any way, ya'll reckon CTB will print a retraction?


    Yeah. Me either.
     
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    There used to be a name for incredible jounalizm which used to unemploy reporters unless they worked for The Star or The Enquirer.......... yellow journalizm...... where the truth gets twisted...... like 'tamper' becomes 'tap', and the focus of 'why the Senator is not receiving her phone calls' gets changed to 'bugging her office'..... when no such thing occurred. And relativism excapes reality like making an appeal to emotional charged event like 'Watergate' (when this isn't in the same league) and then generalizing it to characterize and discredit a broad group of people (in this case labeled 'conservatives') who had no rule over the behavior of a few... hardly famous people who made their own independent choices.
     

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