That is pretty severe for Reynolds. I hope that that picture shows the extreme corruption of the DOJ under Obama.We are in the beginning of the end. Hope that convinces people to vote against Obama and for Romney.
And the same folks that describe Sibelius violation of the Hatch Act as just “technical” suddenly think 5 deputies need to haul a guy in for violating probation by uploading a youtube video. I guess it could have been worse, they could have SWATed him.
I donít understand why this means that Obama should resign this guy violated his guy blatantly violated the conditions of his probation and you get arrested for that. Iím sure that they went after him at mid night to try minimize the media sh** storm. We all need to keep in mind that yes we do have freedom of speech in this county and if the Muslims donít like it they can all go to hell, but this guy made this movie knowing that it would put American lives at risk. Actually he made this movie with the intent of putting American lives at risk. His train of thought was this ďIf I really piss of some Muslims and they kill American than everyone ells will hate the Muslims more.Ē
“Iím sure that they went after him at mid night to try minimize the media sh** storm”
and that worked so well, didn’t it. what with someone leaking to the press that this arrest was going down and the press reporting where the guy lives.
Get this and get this straight. If this was a simple issue of parole violation he would have gotten a call from his parole officer to come by for a visit.
Especially for a white collar crime such as this.
A midnight visit from the po po is virtually without precedent in a case like this. The purpose of the visit was pour encourager les autres. No more no less
No, he made someone important in the “regime” look bad and for that “crime” he has to pay.
And if you feel different then imagine Bush or another Republican was sitting in the big chair at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Does that change your attitude.
But since that isn’t the case I’ll let those of you who have no problem with this arrest go back to polishing your jackboots.
But since that isnít the case Iíll let those of you who have no problem with this arrest go back to polishing your jackboots.
I do have a problem with it; my question is why a judge was allowed to make such a ridiculously overbroad probation condition as “no using computers”. But that’s actually a common condition which Glen Reynolds had no problem with before yesterday and will have no problem with tomorrow. That’s my issue–the concerntrolling because it’s mommentarily become a convenient wrench to hit the President with.
No reason to take 5-6 deputies to bring a man for parole violation at 1:30 am at all. He would have gotten a call to come in and if he refused then the sheriffs arrive usually in early evening or daytime.
Beside the LA times said it was the Feds who wanted to talk to him. Was that about his parole violations? I doubt it.
This is clear intimidation and regrettably it shows the islamicists that our government will cow down and suppress free speech.
He was on parole for turning stateís evidence in an internet identity theft/wire fraud ring.
He was supposed to never post on the internet anything.
Don’t forget the other violation, which was nicely summarized by Ken at Popehat:
But if I had a client with a serious fraud conviction, and his fraud involved aliases, and he had the standard term forbidding him from using aliases during supervised release, and his probation officer found out that he was running a business, producing a movie, soliciting money, and interacting with others using an alias, I would absolutely expect him to be arrested immediately, whatever the content of the movie. Seriously. Nakoula pled guilty to using alias to scam money. Now he’s apparently been producing a film under an alias, dealing with the finances of the film under the alias, and (if his “Sam Bacile” persona is to be believed) soliciting financing under an alias. I would expect him to run into a world of hurt for that even if he were producing a “Coexist” video involving kittens.
It is not totally unusual for someone to be immediately picked up by deputies for a parole violation without being contacted by a parole officer first. However, having said that, the number of deputies involved, along with the timing, are certainly suspicious. But the fact that he was at least brought in for questioning is not.
The terms of the parole are NOT draconian, because they are far, far less restrictive than being in prison. People who are on probation or parole are receiving a LESSER punishment than they otherwise would get for whatever offense they committed. Comparing their status to the status of free individuals who committed no offense is a false comparison.