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Wed May 24, 2017, 11:35 PM

gianforte charged for assault !

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Reply gianforte charged for assault ! (Original post)
drray23 May 2017 OP
pangaia May 2017 #1
womanofthehills May 2017 #20
LOL Lib May 2017 #2
chillfactor May 2017 #3
Eko May 2017 #4
Cha May 2017 #5
sheshe2 May 2017 #9
Cha May 2017 #15
fishwax May 2017 #11
Cha May 2017 #17
elleng May 2017 #28
womanofthehills May 2017 #19
Cha May 2017 #24
SunSeeker May 2017 #21
Cha May 2017 #26
7wo7rees May 2017 #6
womanofthehills May 2017 #22
No Vested Interest May 2017 #23
Glimmer of Hope May 2017 #7
dalton99a May 2017 #8
hedda_foil May 2017 #14
fishwax May 2017 #10
Tarheel_Dem May 2017 #12
L. Coyote May 2017 #13
bench scientist May 2017 #29
davsand May 2017 #16
blogslut May 2017 #18
Cha May 2017 #27
Warren DeMontague May 2017 #25
nitpicker May 2017 #30
democratisphere May 2017 #31

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:36 PM

1. Misdemeanor?

Sounded pretty damn mean to me.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #1)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:01 AM

20. In the past - he made motions of grabbing another reporters neck

so it must be his thing. He has probably done this to people all his life.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:36 PM

2. Misdemeanor

Still

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:36 PM

3. good to hear......

hope it costs him the election.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:37 PM

4. Bam!!!!!!

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:37 PM

5. Only misdemeanor? Sounded kinda felonious to me.

Mahalo Drray

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:49 PM

9. White men get misdemeanors. Black men get felonious assault.

Color me surprised.

Cha~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #9)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:24 AM

15. Right.. shocking, she

for Ben

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:54 PM

11. Montana's felony assault (aggravated assault) requires serious bodily injury

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Response to fishwax (Reply #11)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:32 AM

17. Thank you, fishwax.

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Response to fishwax (Reply #11)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:51 AM

28. Thanks. Facts are useful.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:58 AM

19. The sheriff contributed BIGLY to Gianforte's campaign

It's Montana!

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #19)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:40 AM

24. I heard.. Mahalo, Womenofthehills

Conflict of Interest, anyone?

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:02 AM

21. The Sheriff is a Gianforte donor.

He didn't want to charge him at all, but his office got deluged with calls tonight from people outraged by the fact that the Sheriff let Gianforte just walk away from the scene.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #21)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:44 AM

26. That's Good information, SunSeeker!

Hope it's better for Voting for Bob Quist for House that the sheriff didn't charge him at first.

Too bad there's no candid vid.. and he's caught red handed.

Mahalo

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:37 PM

6. Nice!! And on the eve of vote!!!

SWEET!!

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Response to 7wo7rees (Reply #6)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:02 AM

22. Only possible problem, Montana has early voting

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Response to 7wo7rees (Reply #6)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:30 AM

23. Up to 80% of the votes have already been cast, I have read. nt

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:41 PM

7. Lock him for up for real?

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:45 PM

8. Ben Jacobs should sue him, no matter what

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:22 AM

14. Damn straight he should sue. Gigantico is loaded.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:53 PM

10. I'm a bit surprised/impressed that they went ahead with charges so quickly

it would have been easy, presumably, to delay until late in the day tomorrow or later.

The maximum penalty is $500 and 6 months. I'm sure he won't do time, but it'd be awfully nice if he lost the election.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:10 AM

12. The thought of this jerk actually taking up space in the US Congress should embarrass us all.

I heard a commentator say that something like 250k ballots have already been returned, and they expect only about 150k more, so there's a real possibility that this a**hole will suffer absolutely no repercussions for his barbaric behavior. Of course, the House Ethics Committee could intervene if he's elected.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:17 AM

13. Yeah, misdemeanor assault. If Jacobs had done this to the Gianforte, felony for sure.

The Sheriff donated to the Gianforte campaign!

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #13)

Thu May 25, 2017, 02:43 AM

29. No, felony assault in MT requires serious bodily injury.

And he is still liable for a civil suit for assault.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:30 AM

16. Since the sheriff is a contributor to Gianforte are you surprised?

https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=Gootkin&cycle=&state=MT&zip=&employ=&cand=

There was a FOX news team present in the room when it happened, and there was an audio recording that supported their statements. They report that Gianforte grabbed him and then held him down while punching him. There had to be charges, but misdemeanor charges won't prevent Giaforte serving in office. Felony charges might have.

Money talks and bullshit walks.


Laura

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:52 AM

18. Also retweeted by Ms Bermes




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Whitney Bermes‏ @wabermes

Whitney Bermes Retweeted Billings Gazette

Following in the @missoulian's footsteps, #Montana's largest newspaper pulls its endorsement of Gianforte following tonight's news. #mtal
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http://billingsgazette.com/opinion/editorial/gazette-opinion-we-re-pulling-our-endorsement-of-gianforte/article_34d90b42-545b-5e10-9355-605b7c5cb11f.html

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We're at a loss for words.

And as people who wrangle words on a minute-by-minute basis, that doesn't happen often.

What happens even less hopefully never again is a Montana candidate assaulting a reporter. While there are still questions left unanswered about GOP House hopeful Greg Gianforte's altercation with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, eyewitness accounts, law enforcement investigations and records are all shocking, disturbing and without precedent.

That's why The Billings Gazette editorial board is also doing something without precedent: We're rescinding our editorial endorsement of Greg Gianforte.

Although we're greatly troubled by this action against a member of the media who was just doing his job, to make this an issue of media intrusion or even a passionate defense of the role of a free press during an election would be to miss the point...
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Response to blogslut (Reply #18)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:47 AM

27. Mahalo, blogslut! Very

Interesting!

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:43 AM

25. GOOD

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 07:19 AM

31. More typical redumbliCON bullying. If this a**hole wins the election,

he should never me seated in Congress. Let's see what the redumbliCONs are made of.

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