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Wed May 12, 2021, 02:34 PM

Pa. lawyer accused of threatening to kill U.S. senators is disbarred

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Matt Miller pennlive.com 2 hrs ago

A central Pennsylvania lawyer who is facing federal charges that he threatened to kill his wife and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate has been disbarred by consent by the state Supreme Court.

The action that prevents Kenelm Shirk III, 71, of Cornwall, Lebanon County, from practicing law comes as Shirk prepares for a trial scheduled in U.S. Middle District Court in Harrisburg for August. Shirk maintained a law practice in Ephrata, Lancaster County.

The federal charges were lodged against Shirk in February, several days after his arrest by state police.

Investigators said Shirk had an AR-15 rifle, two handguns, “a large quantity of ammunition,” rope, gloves, and about $5,000 in several rolls of $50 bills when he was arrested at a convenience store near Shippensburg on Jan. 21. Police said they used Shirk’s cell phone to locate him.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/pa-lawyer-accused-of-threatening-to-kill-us-senators-is-disbarred/ar-BB1gEHi9?li=BBnb7Kz



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Reply Pa. lawyer accused of threatening to kill U.S. senators is disbarred (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 12 OP
Sneederbunk May 12 #1
dutch777 May 12 #2
soothsayer May 12 #3
AllaN01Bear May 12 #4
Mr. Evil May 12 #5
Mr. Ected May 12 #6
soothsayer May 12 #7
GeoWilliam750 May 12 #15
monkeyman1 May 12 #8
COL Mustard May 12 #9
SunSeeker May 12 #10
iluvtennis May 12 #11
Deep State Witch May 12 #12
machoneman May 12 #13
Warpy May 12 #14

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 02:50 PM

1. Shirk shirked.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 02:53 PM

2. Well deserved disbarment. Will be interested to see what sentence he gets assuming he is guilty

Of course at 71 and an apparent whackadoodle his legal career may have well been over unless he joined the Guilliani/Powell/Wood team.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 03:46 PM

3. Never seen that first name before. Apparently there's a saint named that


From the Old English name Cenhelm, which was composed of the elements cene "bold, keen" and helm "helmet". Saint Kenelm was a 9th-century martyr from Mercia, where he was a member of the royal family. The name was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has since become rare.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Wed May 12, 2021, 04:39 PM

4. thanks for the word orign lessons .

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Wed May 12, 2021, 04:42 PM

5. Keen helmet, eh...

covering the dimmest of dim bulbs.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Wed May 12, 2021, 04:47 PM

6. I think the term now means "tinfoil hat"

In which case he couldn't have been more aptly named.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #6)

Wed May 12, 2021, 04:55 PM

7. Ha! And he'd be the saint from Murica

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Wed May 12, 2021, 07:57 PM

15. The St Kenelm's Church in the Clent Hills is a charming one

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 05:18 PM

8. soft in the brain dept. !!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 05:18 PM

9. Another Stupid (Alleged) Criminal

Don't people realize your phone is not your friend, when you are up to no good? For better or for worse, big brother is watching.

Edited to add: This alleged crime took place AFTER 1/6, so numbnuts here should have known his cell phone was tracking him. What a tool.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 05:34 PM

10. Good. There needs to be a lot more disbarments. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 05:35 PM

11. Oh, what a happy day!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 05:36 PM

12. Peak Pennsyltucky There

Yep, that's peak Pennsyltucky right there.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 05:58 PM

13. Funny, if he were black (or a white mass murderer) what about his middle name? The FBI ALWAYS....

make a big effen deal about those middle names now don't they?

How about: Kenelm Emil Shirk III?

White privilege again?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 06:50 PM

14. I don't imagine his wife is particulaly motivated to get him a health check

In his case, going that far down the rabbit hole can easily have an organic cause.

Yeah, they needed to disbar him. Maybe that will be enough of a wakeup call to see the appropriate doctors.

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