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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:56 PM
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Why Hasn't The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department Announced
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 04:58 PM by DemocratSinceBirth
Charges Against Rush Limbaugh?


From press accounts they have what appears to be probable cause.....


Is there one standard of justice for the rich and famous and another standard for us "regular" people?
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:00 PM
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1. I've Been Asking Myself The Same Question
the only thing I can come up with is...

They're building a rock-solid case before arresting (Black is the attorney).

There's no real flight risk.

they're waiting for the right time - mediawise. Palm Beach cops love publicity!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:01 PM
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2. It's called the Ken Lay, friend of Bush clause.
Also known as, 'get out of jail free' card.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:03 PM
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3. Oh yeah...almost forgot who the Governor is
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:03 PM
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4. Grand Jury
This would be circumstantial evidence. Plus the recordings his maid have are highly suspect because there are no warrants for that. It probably wouldn't be admissable. So what do they have? Not much without clear possesion of the substance.

Regardless, this would go to a Grand Jury for an indictment.

It really doesn't matter, the damage is already done. We have slayed the dragon.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:06 PM
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6. They Have The E-Mails
The direct testimony of the maid....

I'd like to hear from some DU lawyers on this....
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:04 PM
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5. Is there a double standard? Just ask yourself...
"If Rush Limbaugh were 20 years old, black, and too poor to hire a lawyer, would he be in prison at this very moment?"

That should give you your answer.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:06 PM
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7. Limbaugh won't be charged
This is Jeb Bush Florida, and they've said several times they were after the dealers not the users.

I'd love to see Limbaugh charged, but there's no way in hell now it will happen unless Limbaugh is stupid enough to try to get a new supplier and the pressure mounts on them to bust him.

No DA will want to waste the time and money going after him on without having him red-handed with the drugs in his possession.

Only reason we heard about this at all is because his maid and her husband went to the Enquirer

I bet Jebbie knew all about Limbaugh prior to the story breaking. Bet GW knew as well. But they need this idiot to keep their goose-stepping ditto-heads in line and marching off to the polls in '04.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:10 PM
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9. Sheriff's Are Elected In Florida
I wouldn't be suprised if the Palm Beach County Sheriff is a Dem.....

I know first time offenders usually get probation and treatment but they are usually charged first....
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:10 PM
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8. The police have been investigating for some time...
... don't remember where I read it, but supposedly, police are giving the gasbag time to turn himself in. And, I believe he was broadcasting from NY studios last Friday, so it's possible he's not going back to Florida for a while....

All works very conveniently until lawyers can work something out in the way of rehab with the cops and the courts.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:11 PM
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10. I Don't Expect Him To Be Incarcerated
but I do expect him to be arrested....
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:12 PM
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11. Of course there are two standards of justice, though I think 3 or 4 now
Here they are:

1) Justice for Nobodies (3 gropes and it's Life in Prison)

2) Justice for the Amerikan Aristocracy (Busheviks, Cronies, assorted minions) -- they are "above" the Law and have next to nothing to fear from Bushevik Law "Enforcement" which, naturally, NEVER harms Busheviks (watch Rush -- you'll see)

3) Justice for the Amerikan Aristocracy when their victim(s) have a media/ratings-friendly story -- this is the only time they get punished -- in the case of Democrats, this usually results in over-punishment -- in the case of Republicans, well, then it means that they won't get off scot-free.
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bearfartinthewoods Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:13 PM
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12. brace yourself....
i'm not in FL but i talked to the local DA over the weekend. we went to school together and ran into each other at a trailhesd. we hiked and talked and the rush thing came up. he said he had NEVER charged anyone for drug posserion or attempt to buy without drugs seized unless it was a sting-op.

he said limbaugh walks unless they really push it.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:17 PM
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13. He'll walk
He is going to get away with this, folks. He is WAY too powerful to be brought down on any of this stuff. The Madman will walk. Check his web site (barf) and you can see where this is going - to him, just another Dem "smear campaign." All of those expressing gee-whiz sympathy on this site for the Pilodinal Cyst will eat your words when you see what transpires.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:20 PM
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14. My boyfriend is a cop, and he says...
... in any investigation that already involves the State's Attorney's Office, the SA (not the police) will decide when a warrant will be sought, and that is normally at such time as he/she believes there is evidence enough to convict.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:22 PM
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15. I Just Want To See Him Sweat....
NT
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:24 PM
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17. LOL!
Agreed!
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:26 PM
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18. It's Rare To Incarcerate First Time Offenders....
and I don't advocate it.....


But it would be delicious to see Rush on COPS.....
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Thelakedoctor Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:24 PM
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16. They'd better have charges that stick and get him jail time
or else Rush will look like a target of an "ultra left wing conspiracy" and his dittoheads will go bonkers.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:47 PM
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19. He is not black.
Yar I think they think that way. Rich whites do not get the same treatment.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:12 PM
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20. his case should
be tried in federal court.if it was you or me that had 4000 pills-we`d be gone...it`s all bullshit..
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