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Sickos nabbed

Posted by Ron Coleman on October 28, 2008

Two arrested in Obama assassination plot (via Glenn).

And not “merely” a plot to kill Obama.  They had major mayhem in mind.  Read the story.

This is the product of, above all… the prison system in this country.  The story doesn’t say they’re ex-cons (they’re pretty young), but it is in the pen, mainly the state prisons that are ruled by and large according to the law of the jungle, that this culture mainly flourishes.  My law school classmate Mike German went undercover for the FBI and helped lock up, under federal auspices, a handful of these cockroaches.  But it’s not enough, and he was even punished by the FBI for being too damned good at what he did.

Nazis aren’t just a Jewish problem.  Maybe now some national attention will be devoted to this scourge.   Frankly I could see either presidential candidate using this occurrence as a long-overdue argument to get public support for dealing with prison hate gangs — ideally, of all colors — with the brutality (per due process) that is necessary to eradicate them.

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7 Responses to “Sickos nabbed”

  1. Ara said

    There would have been two parties to this incident, had it occurred: the perps and the victims. To insert a third party — the prison system — is odd, to say the least.

    I think you could just as easily insert another third party: the culture of violence, including politicians who stoke fear, uncertainty and doubt about their political opponents. Have we already forgotten the story of Rabin’s assassination?

  2. Anne said

    Is that prison system link serious? Vegan skinheads?

  3. Mwalimu Daudi said

    Speaking of politicians who stroke hatred and violence … I am waiting for some lefty politician to blame conservative talk radio. Given the Democrats’ promise to launch a sweeping crackdown on civil liberties if elected I would not be surprised to see the Obama administration try to turn this into an American version of the Reichstag fire. There are racists to be found under every bed (so they believe) and they must be rooted out at all costs!

  4. Ara said

    Given the Democrats’ promise to launch a sweeping crackdown on civil liberties if elected

    Too late — current Republican administration already took care of it.

  5. Seerak said

    Given the Democrats’ promise to launch a sweeping crackdown on civil liberties if elected

    Too late — current Republican administration already took care of it.

    And yet everybody carries on as if there were some fundamental difference between them….

  6. tyree said

    Ara said, “Too late — current Republican administration already took care of it.”

    Bullshit

    Name the law and show the people imprisoned under it.

    Liar

  7. Ara said

    Tyree:

    Look at the case of Jose Padilla who, despite being a US citizen, was denied his rights of habeas corpus and was imprisoned for over three years based on George Bush’s declaration that he was an “enemy combatant.”

    That charge was dropped and his case was moved to a civilian court after pressure from civil liberties groups.

    Bear in mind that the suspension of habeas corpus was unilateral; unlike President Lincoln’s suspension of it during the Civil War, Congress did not acquiesce nor were they even consulted.

    That is a very dangerous precedent that some future president will refer back to when we can least afford it. The people of that era will look back at us and wonder why we didn’t do something to stop it.

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