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Irish_Dem

(50,544 posts)
3. A regular guy who trash talks everyone like Trump does
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 09:51 PM
Apr 15

would probably sending a lot of time in the ER getting stitched up.

Botany

(70,937 posts)
4. Mother fucker left his building @ 8:45 for a 9 am
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:12 PM
Apr 15

... Court date and of course he was late. Judge Mershan should give him a place to
stay such as the lock up associated with
that court. Tough ass men and women could than make sure he gets to court on-time.

Blue Owl

(51,333 posts)
6. His whole miserable life has been a pampered and coddled episode of failing upwards
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:31 PM
Apr 15

Now it's all catching up to him, and boy is it a fugly sight to behold....

kwijybo

(249 posts)
7. His ass would have been in a Federal Prison in FL, already
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 11:04 PM
Apr 15

The Espionage Act case would have seen to that. If I had brought home classified with me when I retired, a locked door wouldn't have stopped them, and I'd have been in handcuffs while they tore all my property apart until they found everything that was missing. Afterward, I'd have been thrown into the nearest federal prison to await trial.

The stuff in NY would have been the icing on the cake, as they threw me into Rikers for violating the gag order, or mouthing off to the judge, or ....

Baitball Blogger

(46,963 posts)
8. We know, we know.
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 11:14 PM
Apr 15

This country's system of justice has bent over for him, showing unfair favoritism because it was built into a system that was gamed to favor white conservatives.

cstanleytech

(26,486 posts)
10. It's more like country is being run to mostly defend the wealthy and powerful while fucking over almost everyone else.
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 11:31 PM
Apr 15

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,744 posts)
9. And? Do people think the 90 percent of the people at Rikers who have not been convicted should be released?
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 11:18 PM
Apr 15

That would surprise me. People love to invoke the injustice of Rikers without dismantling it.

soldierant

(7,186 posts)
11. If he were a poor white man, I'm inclined to agree.
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 11:54 PM
Apr 15

If he were a black man, however, I'm not sure his life would have been long enough to commit all those crimes in the first place. He would never have gotten to this point.

TBF

(32,324 posts)
13. " ... of the people, by the people and for the people ... "
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 09:45 AM
Apr 16

It's interesting to look up this phrase, originating most likely in ancient Greece. When Lincoln used it in the Gettysburg Address he no doubt meant it to be inclusive. But from my perspective, as a woman who grew up in a low-income family, it has always seemed out of reach. More like "of the rich white men, by the rich white men, and for the rich white men" ..

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