Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Driver Who Attempts to Hit Recallers Might Be a GOP Official!

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU
 
midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:42 PM
Original message
Driver Who Attempts to Hit Recallers Might Be a GOP Official!
"Last Friday night in Racine there were some folks near a laundromat out collecting recall signatures. Someone floored their car, speeding towards the group, causing them to scatter or be hit. On Saturday night, a driver tried to back his vehicle into a different group. Both of these tales of reckless endangerment illustrate how crazy things are getting in Wisconsin as the rightwing Koch-amore seems to be fading with the possible result of a few unemployed high-level government workers next spring. But Saturday's "oops, I didn't see you back there!" move is also interesting in two other significant points.

1) There was a retired policeman in the group, and
2) It appears likely that the man who likes to turn his automobile into an assault weapon is a current Racine County Republican Party officer, Republican Treasurer Tom Bode."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/30/1041200/-Walke... !-


Big Thanks to the retired police officer for thinking so quickly....
Refresh | +45 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:48 PM
Response to Original message
1. He sounds like a terrorist
send him to gitmo and give him a free non-torture waterboard
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Lucky Luciano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:39 PM
Response to Reply #1
6. Seems exactly like a terrorist. Commence waterboarding. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
bergie321 Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #1
12. LONE WOLF!!
In before Faux News labeling this guy a mentally disturbed, lone wolf, probable Democrat.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
es35 Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:57 PM
Response to Original message
2. prosecute?
Can he be prosecuted?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:28 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. He very likely could be
What he did would be a felony charge, because a car is considered a deadly weapon he could potentially face multiple counts of attempted murder. The challenge would be in proving his act was intentional, it certainly appears it was but proving it in a court of law could be difficult. Charges should certainly be pursued however, even if they can't get the attempted murder charge on him it seems an open and shut case of reckless driving.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:10 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. It could go either way. A retired police officer is still police, and as such,
his testimony is usually highly regarded by the court.

Having children in the car might also influence the court.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
BlueToTheBone Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #3
10. If it had been a one time incident, it would be really
hard to prove. But, he did it twice, so that seems intentional.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:48 PM
Response to Reply #10
14. Was it the same driver in both incidents?
When I first read the article I assumed the two incidents involved different vehicles, when I read it again it does not seem clear either way. If it was this same person in both incidents then I agree with you, this should be an easy prosecution as it is quite far fetched to believe someone would accidently do this twice.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
BlueToTheBone Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:56 AM
Response to Reply #14
15. I read it as the same person, which would be a clear
indication that it was deliberate. But, maybe I've got the details wrong and it was a terrible accident.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:03 PM
Response to Original message
4. According to the story
He had kids in the car with him. If he said anything about running them over, if the kids are old enough, they may have already told other kids at school, or neighborhood kids.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:40 PM
Response to Original message
7. Naw, I doubt the culprit will be prosecuted, he's a republican for chrissake! It was just a
misunderstanding, that's all.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 01:15 PM
Response to Original message
8. They must be afraid
The Treasurer thinks we are going to take away his Rice Bowl.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 01:32 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. It's getting better than an Eric Ambler read here!
:woohoo:

RECALL WALKER/KLEEFISCH!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Mc Mike Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:51 PM
Response to Original message
11. + 1, mid. Thanks
Walker is going down.
I love how the repug attempted vehicular manslaughter with a vanity license plate attached to the ve hi cle.
An exhibition of the Gop braintrust in action.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:07 PM
Response to Reply #11
13. Voting machines could still protect Walker, though. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
dballance Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:30 AM
Response to Original message
16. Now that indefinate detintion bill is passing maybe he's a good candidate
Trying to run down peaceful political activists certainly seems like terrorism to me. I mean we are are a nation of laws. It's just too bad that those laws don't seem to apply equally to the GOP as they do to the liberals. I guess that's probably because rich white men are in charge of everything.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 11:17 AM
Response to Original message
17. This would be a good argument for making sure to have plenty of video devices at such events.
It' might make prosecuting these ass-wipes easier.

This reminds me of the driver trying to run over the Occupiers.

On a thread by Huey P. Long.



http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



Two Oakland Protesters Are Run Down And Police Let The Driver Go
Robert Johnson and Linette Lopez | Nov. 3, 2011, 7:38 AM



Thanks for the thread,
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Sep 20th 2014, 01:34 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC