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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:10 PM

John Conyers III Was Arrested This Year, Accused of Stabbing His Girlfriend

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — John Conyers III, who was endorsed by his father on Tuesday to succeed him in the House, was arrested in February after his girlfriend suffered knife cuts during an argument.

Mr. Conyers, in an interview Wednesday, tried to head off a possibly disqualifying scandal just a day after his father resigned from Congress amid multiplying allegations of sexual harassment. As issues of sexual harassment and abuse roil Washington, any violent altercation against a woman could doom his effort to take the seat that his father held since 1965.

The younger Mr. Conyers said that the couple began arguing around 3 a.m. the day after Valentine’s Day and that after a physical fight, police arrested him on suspicion of domestic violence.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office later dropped the charges, but the girlfriend got a restraining order against Mr. Conyers, which remains in effect until March of next year, he said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/us/politics/john-conyers-iii-stabbing-domestic-violence.html

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Reply John Conyers III Was Arrested This Year, Accused of Stabbing His Girlfriend (Original post)
brooklynite Wednesday OP
TheDebbieDee Wednesday #1
left-of-center2012 Wednesday #2
Grins Thursday #16
left-of-center2012 Thursday #17
Grins Friday #21
pnwmom Wednesday #3
George II Wednesday #4
bullwinkle428 Wednesday #5
George II Wednesday #6
InAbLuEsTaTe Thursday #7
brooklynite Thursday #8
George II Thursday #18
brooklynite Thursday #19
George II Thursday #20
brooklynite Friday #24
Mz Pip Friday #27
George II Friday #29
Devil Child Thursday #9
paleotn Thursday #10
7962 Thursday #11
dembotoz Thursday #12
7962 Thursday #13
hexola Thursday #14
Name removed Friday #23
alarimer Thursday #15
Name removed Friday #22
HopeAgain Friday #26
Name removed Friday #25
delisen Friday #28

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:20 PM

1. Oh, good grief!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:22 PM

2. That should disqualify him

The girlfriend would not have been granted a restraining order that runs into next year
if the judge thought there was nothing to it.

As for him blaming the woman,
isn't that what abusers do?

"Hey - she started it. She got what she deserved."

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:22 AM

16. What should disqualify him is his family relationship with Conyers!

Over the past few years neither party has a great history of family following family in public office*. Bush following Bush is the most glaring example. And Hillary after Bill. Jesse Jackson's son. George Romney and Mitt Romney. And, of course, Ivanka and Jared. There should be no passes given just because one is related to the incumbent. We are not a monarchy.

Conyers naming his son was out of line. Let the district voters decide.

* Nothing is ever an absolute, exceptions, of course - Robert F. Kennedy, and John Q. Adams.

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Response to Grins (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:16 AM

17. Maybe ...

Joe Kennedy III:
Son of Joseph P. Kennedy II, Grandson of Robert F. Kennedy
Continuing the tradition of Kennedys involved in politics, Joe has served as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts' 4th congressional district since 2013.
... earned his law degree at Harvard and worked for two years in the Dominican Republic with the Peace Corps.

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, he took centerstage to introduce speaker Elizabeth Warren, who now serves in the seat of Joe's late great-uncle, Ted Kennedy.
And following Trump's inauguration, Kennedy has become increasingly vocal in defending Planned Parenthood and battling against Republican initiatives to cut healthcare spending.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 10:13 AM

21. OK. I can give you that. But if his name wasn't "Kennedy"...

... would he still gotten that chance?

Would Ted Kennedy have had a chance as a 29-year old* who had been suspended from Harvard for cheating, and who had just passed the Mass. bar two years before, against formidable opposition in the primary and the special election, if his brother wasn't President and his brother Attorney General?

His son, Patrick, also won a seat in the House until alcohol and drugs caught up with him.

I'm just arguing you shouldn't be on 3rd base when the game starts.

* Minimum age for a Senator is 30. Ted campaigned for the office as a 29-year old, turning 30 just nine months before the special election and sworn in the day after. Don't know if that makes him the youngest Senator to have ever served, but he's in the running.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:29 PM

3. No, thanks! Please, Michigan voters! Don't make this mistake. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:36 PM

4. Is this necessary? No charges against him, why post this NOW????

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:49 PM

5. Somehow, I'm thinking "I'VE NEVER BEEN INDICTED FOR STABBING!" does not

make for a great campaign slogan.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:51 PM

6. Well, I know I've never been indicted for stabbing.

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:16 AM

7. How can you be sure?... Sorry, just rented the movie "Split."

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:20 AM

8. "Why post this now"?

Because the New York Times just released the story as news.

Would you feel better if I posted it tomorrow?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:42 AM

18. I'd prefer that you not post it at all. The incident happened a while back....

....and has been resolved between all parties.

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Response to George II (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:50 AM

19. You're saying this isn't relevant to an upcoming political campaign?

I beg to disagree.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:01 AM

20. John Conyers III isn't a candidate in any upcoming political campaign. Will you be reviewing....

....the police blotter of everyone in Michigan to ferret out any possible "criminals"?

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 11:29 AM

24. If a Member of Congress endorses them for election? You bet.

I get about 20 calls a month from candidates nationwide asking for financial support. I once had lunch with a Pennsylvania Mayor running for Governor; his campaign ended the day the FBI raided his office.....

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Response to George II (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 12:04 PM

27. So whats your point?

The allegations against Moore happened years ago, too. We aren’t ignoring those.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 12:55 PM

29. You're comparing a domestic dispute to serial child sexual assault?

If you read the article, you'll see that the Conyers III case has been litigated and a resolution has been achieved. Not the case for Roy Moore.

And once again, John Conyers III is NOT a candidate, Roy Moore is.

I see absolutely no comparison between the two.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:03 AM

9. Let the voters decide n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:18 AM

10. What the hell is wrong with these people?

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Response to paleotn (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:02 AM

11. Uh oh, you might catch hell for that one!

Cause everything is offensive these days

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Response to 7962 (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:24 AM

12. I am offended by the massive truth in ur post

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:50 AM

13. Thank you for my morning laugh!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:16 AM

14. Just as I predicted! - We don't do dynasties - like BudBill Shuster

And really - we need to light Billy up - he's gotten away with too much...

Recently divorced, affair with a lobbyist - gotta love DC!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:20 AM

15. The Dems had better find someone else.

This is worse than Franken, possibly even worse that his dad's behavior.

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Fri Dec 8, 2017, 12:03 PM

26. They usually are in domestic violence cases

because the victim refuses to testify.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 12:07 PM

28. Does zero tolerance include those running for office or only this who attain office?

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