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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 05:06 AM
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Judge denies bail to man in Pelosi threat case
Source: AP

Judge denies bail to man in Pelosi threat case
The Monterey County Herald

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A judge refused Monday to release a man accused of making threatening phone calls to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her support of health care reform.

"If he is released, there's a danger he will do what he threatened to do," U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman said about defendant Gregory Lee Giusti after a 20-minute hearing in federal court.

Zimmerman refused to grant bail to the 48-year-old San Francisco resident, citing the alleged threats and Giusti's criminal record, which includes two felony convictions and 13 misdemeanor convictions during the past 10 years.

Prosecutors said Giusti made at least 48 calls to the San Francisco and Washington, D.C., offices of Pelosi between Feb. 6 and March 25.



Read more: http://www.montereyherald.com/state/ci_14873315
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 05:22 AM
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1. He has a record that speaks for itself. Would this be his 3rd strike?
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 09:52 AM
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11. so it would appear
unless he manages to plea it down to a misdemeanor.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 09:33 PM
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16. guess the judge sees a flight risk it presents itself

seems reasonable
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 05:57 AM
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2. There's a judge who's doing his job. nt
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 06:40 AM
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3. Good. I hope this gives others something to think about.
Many RWers think they will be treated as heroes for doing violence against the left, and I'm glad to see some of them are finding out otherwise.

mark
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 07:05 AM
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4. K&R n/t
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joanmj Donating Member (186 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 07:30 AM
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5. Good
this will give others something to think about....
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 07:44 AM
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6. They have NO qualms about riling up the crazies, do they?
Edited on Tue Apr-13-10 07:45 AM by PassingFair
Here in Michigan, I saw a bumper sticker
yesterday that said "Stop Pelosi"
and bore the web address www.boehnerforspeaker.com


:crazy:
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 07:48 AM
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7. Good news
I'm glad at least these threats are being taken seriously. Hopefully, this will send a message to other crazies.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 08:15 AM
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8. In the world of wingnuttery
he probably thinks he can atone for his previous sins.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 08:42 AM
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9. Cue slide trombone...
Wah-wah-wah-wah-waaaaaaaaaaah.
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 09:14 AM
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10. Nah, nahny nah nah... Nany Nany Boo Boo!!!
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 10:02 AM
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13. Recommend. This guy is unstable.
I really do not favor the bond/bail requirements of most courts on most criminal matters, but those who make threats of this nature and have shown a propensity to uncontrollable and impulsive aggression cannot be allowed to walk freely.
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 10:29 AM
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14. He's learning that abusing a Magic Jack makes him a Magic Jerk!
Make an example of him. Lock him up, toss the key and terminate any benefit payments he gets.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 11:06 AM
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15. If this was a liberal making the same type of threats against a republican
I would expect the same treatment. However we progressives know better, it's a shame that these nutjobs haven't figured it out.
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HillWilliam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-15-10 08:48 AM
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17. Here's another linkie
Man Busted for Harassing Nancy Pelosi with 'Untraceable' magicJack

(snip)
Not only did he threaten Pelosi, but Giusti taunted her staff, saying, "This number is, and the number I'm calling from is, untraceable so if you're trying to trace it, have fun." Turns out, it wasn't. The FBI and Capitol police traced the number to a magicJack account in California. Giusti was smart enough to list another name and address on the account. However, he listed a man who he attended church with a few years back. The unnamed man recognized Giusti's voice from police tapes and identified him. Giusti, in typical dumb criminal style, denied being the caller until authorities called the number in question and Giusti answered -- while the cops were still in his house.
(snip)

Fumducker.
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