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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:53 AM

Former state lawmaker leads Mont. courtroom fracas

Source: Associated Press

Nov 21, 3:43 AM EST
Former state lawmaker leads Mont. courtroom fracas

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana judge walked out of a court hearing after being heckled by a rowdy crowd, leaving the conservative former state legislator who instigated it all to declare he was in charge of the courtroom and proclaim the case against him dismissed.

Former Republican Rep. Joel Boniek appeared in Park County's Justice Court on Monday for what should have been a simple scheduling hearing before Justice of the Peace Linda Budeski and Deputy County Attorney Kathleen Carrick.

Instead, Boniek walked into the hearing followed by supporters and questioned the prosecutor's authority in the case.

Boniek, 51, was arrested in July on charges of obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest and fleeing from or eluding a peace officer. He has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say he failed to stop at an emergency roadblock set up near his home in the Paradise Valley during a wildfire.




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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:13 AM

1. A card deck

shy of uno.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:28 AM

2. I don't think Joel will enjoy his next court apprearance nearly as much.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:54 AM

3. A RW red-neck sexist jerk -

behaving like an a**hole, what a surprise!

I hope that he has a lot of time to reflect while cooling his heels in the clinker where he most deservedly belongs.

The only thing that cheers me up is that he is now a "former" state representative. May he never regain any office again!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:32 AM

4. If I were a Montanan, I would be

sighing a huge sigh of relief that he lost his election.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:48 AM

5. The Justice of the Peace

and Deputy County Attorney are both female. I wonder if that had anything to do with his "bravado." (Love the "cross" on his lapel.)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:00 AM

6. He is indeed a biggot and racist. The only thing bigger than his ego is the stench.

He is part of the christo-fascist semi-libertarian wing of the Montana Nutbar party. They believe in carrying at all times and shooting whenever possible or at the first sign of a question.

More on this pond scum here:

Rep. Joel Boniek (Livingston) – “Obama is like Hitler, Mao, Stalin”



[link:http://4and20blackbirds.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/rep-joel-boniek-livingston-obama-is-like-hitler-mao-stalin/|

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:47 AM

7. Time to face the facts, Joel.

You're bald. Shave it. But you'll still be an asshole.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:12 PM

8. this asshole should be in jail for contempt of court..

"The judge has left the room, I'm in charge now," Boniek said.

"No, you're not," an officer responded.

Officers questioned Boniek about a lump under his jacket and asked if they could check to see if it was a firearm. Boniek declined.

Boniek said his case is over in light of Monday's events.

"The judge abandoned the courtroom, and I announced the case dismissed as the last man standing in the courtroom," he said.


serial WTF?!

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