HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Mitt Romney Was Arrested ...

Mon May 7, 2012, 06:10 PM

Mitt Romney Was Arrested For Disorderly Conduct In 1981

It’s a little reported anecdote, but in 1981 presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney was arrested for disorderly conduct. The issue of Romney’s arrest first came to light during his 1994 Senate run against incumbent Senator Ted Kennedy, appearing at an unfortunate time while Romney was running ads talking to police officers with sirens in the background, promising to be tough on crime

According to what Romney told the Boston Globe in 1994, he had taken his family off to Wayland, Mass.'s Lake Cochituate, about an hour outside Boston, for a summer excursion. As Romney prepared to put his family boat into the water, a park officer told Romney not to launch because his license appeared to have been painted over. The officer told Romney if he put his boat into the water he would face a $50 fine.

<--->

Several days later, Romney appeared in Natick District Court and threatened to sue the arresting office for a false arrest. The charges were dropped and sealed at Romney’s request.

"He did not have the right to arrest me because I was not a disorderly person. This was an obvious case of false arrest," Romney said. "The officer obviously agreed because he agreed to dropping the case."

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/mitt-romney-was-arrest-for-disorderly-conduct-in-1

18 replies, 4106 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 18 replies Author Time Post
Reply Mitt Romney Was Arrested For Disorderly Conduct In 1981 (Original post)
cynatnite May 2012 OP
ProudToBeBlueInRhody May 2012 #1
aint_no_life_nowhere May 2012 #2
cherokeeprogressive May 2012 #10
rug May 2012 #14
Control-Z May 2012 #3
GeorgeGist May 2012 #18
tanyev May 2012 #4
Auntie Bush May 2012 #5
Egalitarian Thug May 2012 #6
Raine1967 May 2012 #7
wandy May 2012 #8
KamaAina May 2012 #9
Skittles May 2012 #11
MADem May 2012 #15
Skittles May 2012 #17
siligut May 2012 #12
L0oniX May 2012 #13
Scuba May 2012 #16

Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 06:12 PM

1. LOL

The officer dropped the case because he was leaned on.

Of course, we'll be told it's a non-issue just like Bush and Cheney's DUIs.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 06:13 PM

2. I wonder what his "family boat" looked like

and whether he strapped Seamus to the roof.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #2)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:16 PM

10. The boat probably looked something like this...

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #10)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:10 PM

14. You do him an injustice.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 06:18 PM

3. Seems to have a problem

with family trips.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Control-Z (Reply #3)

Tue May 8, 2012, 03:40 PM

18. Ahem. Romneys do not take trips.

They make excursions.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 06:18 PM

4. He'll defy and sue a police office who told him not to launch his boat,

but he won't stand up to a woman who says President Obama has committed treason.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 06:24 PM

5. I wonder how much he had to pay him.

$5,000 to keep his precious name out of the papers of off the court records.
Bet if was ever charged of a felony he'd find a way to get out of it ..even if he had to bribe a judge. That's what many of the 1% do.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 06:27 PM

6. Two Americas. K&R n/t

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 06:29 PM

7. Translation: 'I'm Mitt Romney, laws and law enforcement be darned, I'll just pay the fine'

He really thinks his money is good enough to not follow rules or laws. How arrogant of him.

He might be disorderly but he certainly thinks he is above law enforcement. If people don't agree, he threatens to sue. What a peach.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:10 PM

8. For a moment I thought their might have been something human about Romney. But nooooo....

BlueBlood kid caught putting BlueBlood boat in BlueBlood lake and buys off local officials with BlueBlood threats and BlueBlood money.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:13 PM

9. Disorderly conduct? What a weenie.

 

Boosh and Darth both had DUIs!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:29 PM

11. fucking asshole

 

arrested for assuming the laws did not apply rich, white, entitled elitist pricks

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Skittles (Reply #11)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:18 PM

15. "Well of COURSE the laws don't apply to Lovie and MEEEEEE...."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MADem (Reply #15)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:28 PM

17. OMG STOP IT MADem

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 07:45 PM

12. I know a guy who fishes where he isn't supposed to and then he just pays the fine . . .

He is well-off and he thinks he is special. He gets a little thrill out of disobeying the law. He is an ass.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:07 PM

13. Where's the mugshot?

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 08:19 PM

16. "This was an obvious case of false arrest," Romney said. "The officer obviously agreed because he...

 

...feared for his job."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread