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Time to Break Out the RICO Statute and Break Up the Democrats

March 27th, 2014 - 7:57 am
Fundamental transformation

Fundamental transformation, see?

Except as hereafter provided, a government attorney should seek approval for a RICO charge only if one or more of the following requirements is present:

1) RICO is necessary to ensure that the indictment adequately reflects the nature and extent of the criminal conduct involved in a way that prosecution only on the underlying charges would not;

2) A RICO prosecution would provide the basis for an appropriate sentence under all the circumstances of the case in a way that prosecution only on the underlying charges would not;

3) A RICO charge could combine related offenses which would otherwise have to be prosecuted separately in different jurisdictions;

4) RICO is necessary for a successful prosecution of the government’s case against the defendant or a codefendant;

5) Use of RICO would provide a reasonable expectation of forfeiture which is proportionate to the underlying criminal conduct;

6) The case consists of violations of State law, but local law enforcement officials are unlikely or unable to successfully prosecute the case, in which the federal government has a significant interest;

7) The case consists of violations of State law, but involves prosecution of significant or government individuals, which may pose special problems for the local prosecutor.

The last two requirements reflect the principle that the prosecution of state crimes is primarily the responsibility of state authorities. RICO should be used to prosecute what are essentially violations of state law only if there is a compelling reason to do so. See also the Criminal Resource Manual at 2070.

That would seem to about cover it. Perhaps another friend and colleague, Andrew C. McCarthy, could weigh in. It would be the best thing for the country as well as the best thing that could happen to the Democrats, before they all wind up in jail or worse. After all, look what happened to the original Rico:

We used to say that crime doesn’t pay. We need to start saying it again, and mean it.

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Yet you fail to point out a single fantasy, refute a single fantasy, or offer any supporting evidence for your claim.

Funny how often statist totalitarian thugs comfort themselves with logical fallacy.
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Yeah but Lee didn't put a dog on top of his car.
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That lefty trolls like you can't wait to read?
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If the Repooplican Potty can blunder into winning the Preresidency and the two Houses of Con-regress, the first order of business is to repeal the law allowing for public sector unions. Flat out outlaw at the Federal level. Then add a section that limits or reduces Federal aid to states that still allow public sector unions. Why? Because these states willfully impoverish themselves, making them more needy, like an individual would do by using drugs, eating only junk food, and refusing to bathe, while searching for or trying to maintain a job.

After that, fire, furrow, reduce the number of Feral employees, get rid of the trash, deadwood, and subversive traitors. A few years ago, at the State Dept., several employees were caught watching porn FOR HOURS in the day. Result? No one got fired. Not one. Would this have happened in private industry? Should standards be lower in Gummint? A big factor in the inaction for this breach of their own rules, was the union representing these embedded weeds.
38 weeks ago
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Maybe RICO will turn out to be helpful in battling the Muhammadan cult here in America.
38 weeks ago
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I have been saying this for 20 years. The only construct in which the democrat party makes any sense to a normal person is to think of them in terms of a crime cartel.

The Soviet Union is the obvious criminal model this administration adheres to. Just go to the CSPAN archives and watch the DNC committee counting the delegate votes in 2008.

As Stalin said: "It is not who cast the votes, it is who counts the votes."
38 weeks ago
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In one respect this reminds me of the tax protestor movement of the 80's where they attempted to stake a claim that amounted to making a financial war on the U.S. government before an employee of said government.
Bless them they were right on the merits, had their hearts in the right place but obviously had voided their brains along with their last meals.
This suggestion goes in the same file.
38 weeks ago
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Here is what I think is going on: A similar roundup of Republican politicians will occur this fall, just prior to the election. The Republicans won't be able to scream unfairness and the public will have long ago forgotten about the Dem arrests.
38 weeks ago
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And just imagine if the FBI picked on the GOP and the Dems at the same time. All you would hear is how Obama is targeting conservatives. Just like the IRS who targeted everyone but the right-wing propaganda ministry at Fox and Fools invented something entirely different
38 weeks ago
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BOTH parties establishments ARE what organinized crime wishes it could be. Why wouldn't they. These guys and gals cover for, cover up and have 'get out of jail free' cards they never have to use because they are never at risk of real consequences. Only a handful of the most blatent idiots have ever faced any type of 'justice'...EVER. If that's not organized crime...what is? In the real world/private sector...most would be behind bars or homeless for doing what these clowns have done to our Republic. The DEBT alone would cause you serious ...'problems'....We've been PUNKED...again and again.
38 weeks ago
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Mr. Walsh, the Radical Progressive/Communist/Marxist machine that came marching into the White House with Barry Soetoro (aka Barack Hussein Obama, Harrison J. Bounel, Barry Obama, Barack Obama Soebarkah, etc) is about to be busted up and sent packing. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his amazing investigators under the leadership of Lt. Mike Zullo are about to end this nightmare. We will be in a Constitutional crisis for awhile but we will survive as we watch the Radical Progressives crash and burn. The shame in all of this is that Arpaio was doing the work our FBI, CIA, Homeland Security and the Secret Service should have done back in 2007-08. Both the Conservative and Liberal media intentionally ignored the scandal. The United States Congress intentionally ignored the scandal hoping it would all just go away. It hasn't and it is about to blow up!
38 weeks ago
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"So the news yesterday that the FBI has been bagging crooked Democrats all across this great land of ours comes as exactly zero surprise to me. "
What surprised me about it was the the FBI actually agressively went after dem crooks without being stopped by Holder. Apparently there are still some honest career people left at the FBI who cannot be intimidated by Obama/Holder.
38 weeks ago
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All of our law enforcement agencies have ignored the scandal of the century. They are all guilty of crimes themselves for ignoring the scandal. Many, many folks at these agencies should be fired for their incompetence. Obama is going down despite their incompetence.
38 weeks ago
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obama learned the political game from the Chicago people, who learned it from the gangsters. So, why is it such a stretch to think that he won't do what he's learned to do. The good thing about the gangsters is this: they're Capitalists. obama is a communist/muslim, something far removed from the people he cut his teeth on in the political game of "do what I say and no one will get hurt". obama has run his administration like the leader of an organized crime gang with the exception that he wants to and will, hurt anybody who gets in his way. he is the greatest fraud ever foisted on the people of this United States of America.
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It's worth remembering that Saul Alinsky grew up with the Capone Mob in Chicago. No difference in tactics or morals.
38 weeks ago
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Even the Mafia leaves the store owner with enough to pay them next time.
There are also a great number of highly intelligent experienced crooks in the Mob. Would that our politicians understood their rackets nearly as well as the mafia does.
38 weeks ago
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Walsh tells it like it really is and he is the first to do it! It has never been adequate to accuse of the democrats of unusual tactics or possible Constitutional errors, because these accusations have not really touched upon the actual criminality of what they have been doing over the last 30 years. Todays democrat party is worse and creates more havoc and disaster than any mafia organization ever has in this country! They are truly a Criminal Political Organization in the worst sense of the words!
38 weeks ago
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How come Walsh and many Conservative media elites ignored the biggest scandal of the century? Obama is a fraud and they all know it and they intentionally ignore the scandal. Diana West is the only Conservative journalist who I know covered the scandal and no others picked up on it. Even Breitbart refused to discuss the fraud and criminal activity. They were hand delivered the evidence and chose to intentionally ignore it. Conservatives are their own worse enemy.
38 weeks ago
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If someone provides conclusive evidence, I and the rest of the conservative punditocracy wll be happy to address the issue. The problem is that there have been several "Kenyan birth certificates," obviously fake and easily debunked, that some on the right have been only too happy to post. Corsi's book, "Where's the Birth Certificate," proved exactly nothing and was quickly rendered moot when the Hawaiian birth certificate was made public. Obviously, questions have been raised about that document, but more than questions need to be presented before anyone is going to take this line of inquiry seriously. Finally, the "natural-born citizen" phrase is so nebulous, and the rules concerning inherited parental citizenship have changed so often, that it's not entirely clear that Obama would not be legitimate even were he born in Kenya.
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Correct on the forged docs. It is not just that they were forged, it was that they were really bad forgeries. Goes to competence at that point. When you look at the process to get a copy of your birth certificate, it is simple and quick, and does not take 2 years.

Also, at the time of BHO's birth narrative, his mother was a minor and had no standing in court. She could not confer diddly squat to anyone, much less citizenship. Technically, BHO is a British subject.
38 weeks ago
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...Because his Momma was a US citizen. True enough.
But why so much lying and hiding and changing stories?
I still smell an Orat. Orats are very tall and skinny, with ears that are so large, they can fly like dumbo. All they do is play golf and give boring overwordy speeches other people write. They suffer from an extreme delusion wherein they are the smartest person in the World, even though their shoe size is larger than their IQ.
They also can't play basketball.
What you need is a Cruz missile to take one out.
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