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Old 04-01-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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The Attorney General has dropped all charges (and effectively dismissed the indictment of last fall) against Alaska Senator (ex-Senator) Ted Stevens. Apparently, the prosecution just had way too many screw-ups, the latest of which was an interview with thier chief witness.
Looks like Ted is off the hook...

Attorney general drops Stevens prosecution: Former Sen. Ted Stevens | adn.com


I guess we can consider his losing his re-election bid for the Senate to be his "slap on the wrist"...
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: South Side
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This does not mean he is not guilty. Ask OJ, Robert Blake or Klaus von Bulow.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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What about "ALL" the obama picks that have similar financial problems they were allowed to "just" pay them and keep their position! What a load of crap. They should loose their positions just like this poor man was railroaded lied about and attacked. The obama picks should get the same treatment.
Yet alas the right is "not" as vicious as the left so they experience none of that.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Huh? Ted Stevens doesn't have "financial" problems. He funneled taxpayer money and took bribes.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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This does not mean he is not guilty. Ask OJ, Robert Blake or Klaus von Bulow.
It was dismissed on a technicality. The old geezer is as guilty as hell!
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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This does not mean he is not guilty. Ask OJ, Robert Blake or Klaus von Bulow.
Huh?

In any of those cases, were the prosecutorial teams held in CONTEMPT by the presiding judge?

In any of those cases, did the UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL himself step forward and ask that the charges and verdict be set aside and the indictment dismissed with prejudice?
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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It was dismissed on a technicality. The old geezer is as guilty as hell!
Apparently, your brilliant legal alalysis is in direct contradiction with the US Attorney General.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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He did a lot of good things for the people of bush Alaska.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It was dismissed on a technicality. The old geezer is as guilty as hell!

So then Obama's friend and mentor, Mr Ayers, is guilty of attempted murder on a government official?
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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Huh?

In any of those cases, were the prosecutorial teams held in CONTEMPT by the presiding judge?

In any of those cases, did the UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL himself step forward and ask that the charges and verdict be set aside and the indictment dismissed with prejudice?
Well moose, this would be the problem with kangaroo courts not only in the media and public opinion, but also when DA offices get rewarded for 3 ring circus politically. I want the guilty to suffer consequence for their actions, if they are truly guilty. I believe he was partially guilty, but a fair trial didn't happen, now did it??? OJ's case- a cop tampering with evidence??

The law has no meaning when justice isn't served properly, and equally when criminals are rewarded for exploiting the system. This is dangerous to everyone when looked upon in that light.
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