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    Why do these people feel no fear of bragging about assaulting a lawmaker?

    Why do these people feel no fear of bragging about assaulting a lawmaker?

    Consider this part of the “Why do these people …” series, as in Why do these people, many of whom are professionals, feel no fear in expressing such death wishes in the open?

    This also is a follow up to the post yesterday about the anti-Republican protester in Madison, Wisconsin who poured beer on the head of a Republican state lawmaker in a restaurant.

    Now he’s bragging about it on video (transription and video via John McCormack):

     “I went to the Best Western last night and bought myself a Miller High Life, sat next to Represenatiave John Nygren, Robin Vos, Scott Suder. And had a friend come in who was filiming. And the bartender told him to stop filiming, and I see the security guy coming to kick me out. So I got up and went with the beer and–[Kristan mimics pouring beer]–all three Republicans”

    “I would never use physical force, but he deserved to be assaulted like that,” Kristan said.

    [Update 9-17-2011 – video pulled at YouTube, if anyone downloaded it or finds it elsewhere, please post link in comments]

    Why no fear?

    Because they have learned from experience:


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    He pulled the video. I wonder if anyone copied it. I didn’t get to see it.

    Re: “The victims should file charges . . . ”

    Victims of criminal acts do NOT file charges. They do not make the decision as to whether or not a crime will be investigated or charged or prosecuted.

    The police have a duty to investigate any information they receive that indicates a crime has been committed. So, the police have this video with the confession, they have news accounts – they’re all set. If they’re not corrupt, they’ll be contacting the victims for an interview today.

    If they take no action, then, yes – they’re corrupt.

    billdyszel | September 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    In New York it’s a felony to assault an MTA bus driver. In Wisconsin, it’s apparently not a crime to assault a legislator.

    punfundit | September 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    No, no. Nobody needs to sue anyone. That’s silly. Why should we tie up the courts, line lawyers’ pockets, and further validate hyper-litigiocity over what amounts to thoughtless boorishness? No, the simplest solution would have seen one or any number of the assailed (not “assaulted”) Republicans sock the little creep in the mouth then toss him out of the bar on his sorry butt. Simple.

    If that little Bolshevik truly believes it is perfectly acceptable to assail someone simply because they hold a different political opinion, then he should offer no complaint should someone return the favor.

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