ARE YOU HAPPY BARACK OBAMA, ERIC HOLDER, AL SHARPTON AND THE MSM? YOU FINALLY GAVE THE MOB WHAT THEY WANTED … BLOOD.
Two police officers have been shot in Ferguson, Missouri just after midnight last night as police were confronting protesters who had gathered outside the police station. One St. Louis county police officer, who is 41 and has been on the force for 14 years, was hit in the shoulder. The other police officer, a Webster Groves officer, who is 32 and has been on the force seven years, was shot in the face. The injuries of both officers are being described as “very serious gunshot injuries,” but are not considered to be life threatening.
The open season on police officers in Ferguson, MO takes place following the over the top, scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court and the resignation of Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson. However, this is what happens when you pander to the mob. This is what happens when Attorney General vows to dismantle the Ferguson police department and at the same time he and Barack Obama fail to mention that “Stand Up, Don’t Shoot” was based on a complete and total lie.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOVERNMENT FANS THE FLAMES OF RACISM. ERIC HOLDER INCITED THIS BY HIS ACTIONS, RATHER THAN ACTING LIKE AN ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR ALL THE PEOPLE.
Two police officers were hit by gunfire early Thursday outside the Ferguson police department.
The shots were fired just after midnight as police were confronting protesters who had gathered outside the police station.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one officer was with his department and the other was with the Webster Groves department. Both were being treated at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where Belmar spoke, and were in serious condition.
The chief said at least three shots were fired. He described the injuries of both men as “very serious gunshot injuries.” Neither injury was considered life-threatening.
One officer told KMOV-TV that the shooting was an “ambush.”
The shots were fired shortly after midnight as protesters were gathered following the resignation of embattled Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson on Wednesday.
Before the shooting, some at the protest were chanting to show they weren’t satisfied with the resignations of Jackson and City Manager John Shaw earlier in the week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Authorities from multiple agencies had gathered outside of the department.
The protest was a familiar scene in Ferguson, which saw similar and much larger demonstrations after the shooting death of Michael Brown last summer by officer Darren Wilson. When Wilson was cleared in November by a state grand jury, the decision set off further protests, looting and fires.
Wednesday was the first time an officer at a protest had been shot.
Justice Department Won’t Charge Former Ferguson, Missouri Policeman Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Death
“HANDS UP DON’T SHOOT WAS A LIE” … DOJ WON’T FILE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CHARGES AGAINST FORMER POLICE OFFICER DARREN WILSON.
Eric Holder’s DOJ eats crow again as there will be no civil rights charges brought be the feds against former Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson. The Justice Department report found no evidence that “Wilson’s actions violated federal civil rights laws.” Of course he didn’t. All Officer Wilson did was his job in tying to arrest a punk who strong armed robbed a convenience store. The result was an altercation with a so-called, bias-media driven “gentle giant” who tried to assault officer Wilson and take his gun. Question, does it really take an investigation from the DOJ to learn the obvious, when a street thug robs a store, assaults a police officer and tries to take their gun, one winds up dead. Police officer Darren Wilson was charged with the murder of Michael Brown and a witch hunt occurred by the liberal media and so-called black activists to get a scalp. Because heaven forbid, officer Wilson was just doing his job, protecting and servicing the public from a punk. In the end, Darren Wilson was 100% exonerated of all criminal and civil rights charges as a grand jury refused to even indict Wilson and not the DOJ knows it has nothing to charge him with either. It was all a show to trump up racial tension, create division and then find a scapegoat. The MSM’s, Al Sharpton’s and Eric Holder’s war on police failed in this case. But their actions have probably harmed him in that he can probably never get another job as a police officer, ever.
A good man and police officer exonerated
Former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s attorney is reacting to the findings of the Justice Department investigation saying there will be no federal civil rights charges filed against Wilson.
Attorney Neil Bruntrager says Wilson is pleased with what amounts to an “exoneration” from the DOJ.
“Well, obviously the reaction is one of relief,” Bruntrager says. “It’s been a long road for him. Now he needs to get on with his life.”
The Justice Department report found no evidence that “Wilson’s actions violated federal civil rights laws.”
86 page DOJ doc into investigation of Officer Wilson to prove what we already knew, he did nothing wrong. There was never any “willful” act on the part of Officer Wilson to violate Michael Brown’s civil rights , ever. In fact, one might say that the only “willful” act in all of this was to railroad Officer Wislon in a race-baiting witch hunt. From page 86 below of DOJ’s report regarding the criminal investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown.
As discussed above, Darren Wilson has stated his intent in shooting Michael Brown was
in response to a perceived deadly threat. The only possible basis for prosecuting Wilson under
section 242 would therefore be if the government could prove that his account is not true – i.e.,
that Brown never assaulted Wilson at the SUV, never attempted to gain control of Wilson’s gun,
and thereafter clearly surrendered in a way that no reasonable officer could have failed to
perceive. Given that Wilson’s account is corroborated by physical evidence and that his
perception of a threat posed by Brown is corroborated by other eyewitnesses, to include aspects
of the testimony of Witness 101, there is no credible evidence that Wilson willfully shot Brown
as he was attempting to surrender or was otherwise not posing a threat. Even if Wilson was
mistaken in his interpretation of Brown’s conduct, the fact that others interpreted that conduct
the same way as Wilson precludes a determination that he acted with a bad purpose to disobey
the law. The same is true even if Wilson could be said to have acted with poor judgment in the
manner in which he first interacted with Brown, or in pursuing Brown after the incident at the
SUV. These are matters of policy and procedure that do not rise to the level of a Constitutional
violation and thus cannot support a criminal prosecution. Cf. Gardner v. Howard, 109 F.3d 427,
430–31 (8th Cir. 1997) (violation of internal policies and procedures does not in and of itself rise
to violation of Constitution).
Because Wilson did not act with the requisite criminal intent, it cannot be proven beyond
reasonable doubt to a jury that he violated 18 U.S.C.§ 242 when he fired his weapon at Brown.
For the reasons set forth above, this matter lacks prosecutive merit and should be closed.
Officer Wilson’s attorney, Attorney Neil Bruntrager, stated “Well, obviously the reaction is one of relief. It’s been a long road for him. Now he needs to get on with his life.” Yes he does and that is the question. How does Darren Wilson get on with his life and his life back after the smear merchants in the MSM, the race hustlers like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the bias and race card playing likes of Attorney General Eric Holder have all but ruined this good man’s reputation?
Jodi Arias Avoids Death Penalty For 2008 Stabbing Death Murder of Boyfriend Travis Alexander After Second Jury Mistrial, Lone Juror Prevents the Death Penalty (VIDEO)
MASTER MISTRESS MANIPULATOR JODI ARIAS ESCAPES DEATH PENALTY …
Jodi Arias will not be put to death. For the second time, Jodi Arias, the Black Widow, has escaped death as a jury of her peers was a hung jury and could not unanimously agree that she should be put to death for the heinous stabbing death of her boyfriend Travis Alexander. By an 11-1 decision, the hung jury spared Arias’ life as many of the jurors were angered and hurt that they did not properly do their job as a juror for Travis Alexander or his family. It would appear that Jodi Arias will be sending a thank you note to the lone juror for the rest of her life. Now that a there has been a second hung jury, according to Arizona law, with the second jury unable to reach a decision on Arias’ punishment, the case is no longer eligible for the death penalty. A judge will now sentence Arias on April 13, 2015 to either life in prison or a life term with the possibility of release after 25 years. WHAT? Jodi Arias has lied her way through 3 trial, she violently murdered Travis Alexander stabbed him nearly 30 times, slit his throat so deeply that she nearly decapitated him, and shot him in the forehead. She first denied it, then said she did it in self defense. SELF-DEFENSE? Hell, why didn’t she say it was suicide? It would be a travesty of justice if this lying POS is given a sentence of a life term with the possibility of release after 25 years.
A hung jury in Phoenix was unable to decide whether Jodi Arias deserved the death penalty or life in prison for the gruesome murder of her lover Travis Alexander in 2008.
It’s the second time in the years since her 2013 conviction that an Arizona jury could not unanimously choose whether to put the murderer to death. This time around, jurors grappled for five days with the decision and couldn’t come to an agreement. The jury foreman said everyone had their mind made up and had no plans to budge.
Arias flew off the handle and stabbed Alexander to death nearly seven years ago after he told her he wanted to end their sordid affair and had plans to vacation in Mexico with another woman.
Jodi Arias jurors: ‘Penalty should have been death’
Jurors trash the lone belligerent juror who held out for Jodi Arias. One of the jurors even said that they were angered because this one hold out had her mind made up from the beginning and what angered him was that the juror said that the death penalty was just a form of revenge. Some of the jurors even stated that they thought the one hold out had an agenda.
The jurors alternately expressed remorse that they were not able to reach a verdict and anger at the woman who held out against the death penalty, saying they suspected she had an “agenda.”
“We really feel like we made a huge effort,” one juror said. “I could not say how sorry I am that it wasn’t enough.”
It was the second time a jury was hung on the question of whether to sentence Arias to death or life in prison for the June 4, 2008, slaying of her lover, Travis Alexander.
“The 11 of us strived for justice but to no avail,” a juror said. “We absolutely feel the penalty should have been death.”
Uncle of Missing South Alabama Teenager Brittney Wood Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for His role in an Incestuous Sex Ring
Randall Scott Wood, the uncle of missing south Alabama teen Brittney Wood, was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his role in an incestuous sex ring. Baldwin County Circuit Judge Jody Bishop imposed a split sentence on 45 year old Randall Scott Wood of Mobile, AL during a brief hearing. Wood must serve three years of a 15-year term, followed by five years on probation. Brittney Wood has been missing since May 30, 2012 when Brittney Wood told family members she was headed to a house near Styx River, AL to see her uncle Donnie Wood. Donnie Wood returned home near Fairhope the next day, and he committed suicide, shooting himself. Brittany Wood was never found but is presumed dead. Authorities believe that Brittney Wood was among the victims of a group of relatives and family friends who sexually abused their own children for years and swapped them for sex for years. The incestuous sex ring that has resulted in 11 arrests in Mobile and Baldwin counties.
Brittney Wood: Pic – Facebook
The uncle of a missing south Alabama teenager was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for his role in an incestuous sex ring that abused children.
Baldwin County Circuit Judge Jody Bishop imposed a split sentence on Randall Scott Wood, 45, of Mobile during a brief hearing. He must serve three years of a 15-year term, followed by five years on probation.
Wood, who pleaded guilty to sodomy last year and faces similar allegations in Mobile County, was among 11 relatives and friends charged after the disappearance of his niece, 19-year-old Brittney Wood.
The teen was last seen with another uncle in 2012 and is presumed dead. Authorities say Brittney Wood was not the victim in the case involving Wood, a brother of the missing youth’s mother.
Authorities believe Brittney Wood was among the young victims of a group of people who sexually abused their own children and swapped them for sex for years.
Others also have been sent to prison, but authorities still do not know what happened to Wood. Numerous searches in coastal Alabama failed to reveal any clues.
Facebook: Hometown Search for Brittney Wood.
3 YEARS, THAT’S IT? How can some one commit such unspeakable crimes over so many years and incest no less and get a slap on the wrist of a 3 year prison sentence?
Previously, 35 year old Wendy Holland was sentenced to 219 years in prison for sodomy, sexual abuse and the incestuous sex ring in molesting children.
Attorney General Eric Holder … Playing the Race Card Until the Very End, “It’s Too Hard to Bring a Civil Rights Cases,” Wants to Lower Standard of Proof … “Recommends Reading ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ to You ng People
Sorry, but outgoing Attorney General is nothing more than a racist.
Attorney General Eric Holder cannot leave soon enough. Yesterday would not have been too soon. Sorry, but when you are driven by color, when all you see is color, when everything you do is dictated by color, no matter what color that is, you are a bigoted racist. In an interview with the Politico, Eric Holder said that during his final weeks in office he plans to push for a new, lower standard for civil rights offenses. Why, because Holder could not press civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin and was unable to get a feather in his cap and press civil rights charges against police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Both individual, George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson, were never convicted of any crime, Zimmerman was acquitted and found not guilty by a jury and the Robert P. McCulloch, the Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri, received a “no true bill” and no indictment from the grand jury. However, this is not good enough for the likes of Eric Holder, because all he sees is color. The hell with a jury decision or one from a grand jury. Holder only sees that black people can be wronged. Remember the voting intimidation case by the NBPP in Philly that Eric Holder nixed? But as Holder says, when it comes to “My people”, its a different story. My people? Gee, didn’t you think that the Attorney General of the United States upheld the law for all people?
Eric Holder ‘My People”
Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin.
In a lengthy discussion ranging from his own exposure to the civil rights movement of the ’60s to today’s controversies surrounding the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Holder also acknowledged that he felt some of his own struggles with Republicans in Congress during his six years in office were driven partly by race.
“There have been times when I thought that’s at least a piece of it,” Holder said, adding that “I think that the primary motivator has probably been political in nature … [but] you can’t let it deflect you from … your eyes on the prize.”
Holder told POLITICO that between now and his departure, probably in early March when the Senate is expected to confirm Loretta Lynch as his successor, he will call for a lower standard of proof for civil rights crimes. Such a change would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in the case of a future Ferguson or Trayvon Martin.
“I think some serious consideration needs to be given to the standard of proof that has to be met before federal involvement is appropriate, and that’s something that I am going to be talking about before I leave office,” Holder, 64, said.
Lower the standard of proof for a civil rights case, seriously? Please tell me that this fool, this bigot, this race-baiting, hate-filled individual does not have the authority or power to do so. Then again, when does the Obama administration ever abide by the US Constitution or the law? Civil Rights prosecutions have existed for years, but it is only when Eric Holder is Attorney General that the standards need to be changed. It is truly sick that this man only sees the world through the bias lenses of black and white, where only white can be wrong and evil. As I said earlier, Holder cannot leave office soon enough, this country will be a better place once he does.
Oh, and just to show exactly who and what Eric Holder is, when asked by the Politico what book he would recommend to a young person coming to Washington, Holder made a revealing choice: “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.”
Eric Holder, America is a ‘Nation of Cowards’
The best comments of Eric Holder and his ilk can be heard below by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Watch the VIDEO below where Clarke blasts Holder and calls him out for what he truly is.
“Some one said Eric Holder. I’m known for not sugar coating things. This pissed me off. I sat up and watched as events unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri. An unfortunate situation, obviously. Amy time a law enforcement officer uses force and takes a life it deserves a thorough, transparent vetting … But groups started to converge on Ferguson, Missouri like vultures on a roadside carcass. Groups like the New Black Panther Party. People like Al Sharpton. To come and exploit that situation and instead of coming in to help and try to restore calm, poured gas on that fire with some of their inflammatory and irresponsible rhetoric. And I sat up there and listened to Gov. Nixon and I sat up there and listened to Claire McCaskill the senator. And then I sat up there and listened to Eric Holder through law enforcement officers under the bus for political expedience. [...]
I expect that from Gov. Nixon. I expected that from Claire McCaskill. Those are nothing but two-bit politicians. They do that sort of thing, that’s what politicians do. You know that. But I did not expect that from Eric Holder, who calls himself a law enforcement officer.”
Mother of Chad Littlefield Gives Emotional Statement after Jury Found Eddie Ray Routh Guilty of Murdering Her Son
The emotional words of the mother of murdered Chad Littlefield following tonight’s guilty verdict. Eddie Ray Routh was found guilty Tuesday night of the 2013 shooting deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” and his friend Chad Littlefield.
JURY FINDS EDDIE RAY ROUTH GUILTY!
Tonight, it took an Erath County, Texas jury less than 2 1/2 hours of deliberation to find Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the murder of American sniper, Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. The verdict came in at around 9:20 p.m. local time (10:20 p.m. E.T.) at a Stephenville, Texas courthouse. Routh will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Chad Littlefield’s brother-in-law, Jerry Richardson, said of Routh after the sentence was handed down (VIDEO), “You took the lives of two heroes, men that tried to be a friend to you. You became an American disgrace.”
Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine and Iraq War vet struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, was found guilty of capital murder Tuesday night in the shooting deaths of American Sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.
Routh stared straight ahead at the judge’s bench as Judge Jason Cashon read the verdict. The jury of 10 women and two men took just over two hours to convict Routh, 27, in the murder of Kyle, 38, and Littlefield, 35, at an upscale shooting range near Fort Worth on Feb. 2, 2013.
Immediately after the verdict was read, Cashon condemned Routh to life in prison in the Texas criminal justice system without possibility for parole. Routh could appeal the verdict.
“We have waited two years for God to give [us] justice on behalf of our son,” Littlefield’s mother, Judy, told reporters outside the courthouse. “And as always, God has proven to be faithful, and we’re so thrilled that we have the verdict that we have tonight.”
Chris Kyle’s widow, Taya, was not in the courtroom when the verdict was read. Earlier in the day, she had stormed out of the courtroom in the middle of the defense’s closing arguments, whispering an expletive and slamming her hand on the wall as she walked out the door. At the time, attorneys were discussing how useful it would have been for Routh’s mother to have told Chris Kyle about her son’s history of violence.
God Bless Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, May they rest in Eternal Peace
In the end, Eric Holder’s Department of Justice will not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
The Department of Justice will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Try as they might to to charge Zimmerman in this politically motivated sham of a DOJ investigation, it turns out they had nothing. Zimmerman was originally charged with the first degree murder of Trayvon Martin as many irresponsible individuals stated it was racially motivated and a hate crime. The “white” Hispanic killed a black teen. Even though the feds had intimated that there would be no charges filed, federal officials have insisted their civil-rights probe would be thorough and complete as it went on for nearly three years. After all is said and done, after the liberal MSM and Obama/Holder Justice Department tried to railroad Zimmerman, he walks away with an acquittal and no civil rights charges. That usually occurs when one kills another in a self defense shooting. As Legal Insurrection opined, “This decision comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the actual facts of the case.” Imagine that Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, NBPP, NAACP and the rest of the race-baiters, George Zimmerman did not violate Trayvon Martin’s civil rights or kill him because of his color.
Local prosecutors initially did not feel there was enough evidence to prosecute the case. They were replaced and a politically motivated prosecution was conducted to get their pound of flesh from George Zimmerman. The murder prosecution failed, not the federal investigation into civil rights charges against Zimmerman has failed. One has to wonder if a civil law suit is next? However, I would have to agree with Robert Zimmerman, a wrongful death trial, could be very troubling to the family of Trayvon Martin and could lead to very unpleasant facts that were never a part of the criminal trial.
Justice Department officials met with Martin’s family today, and were told that they will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed.
Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights.
“Although the department has determined that this matter cannot be prosecuted federally, it is important to remember that this incident resulted in the tragic loss of a teenager’s life,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division said. “Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin and is based solely on the high legal standard applicable to these cases.” The case sparked intense discussions over race in America because Martin was walking to his home with only Skittles and an iced tea in his hands.
Florida prosecutors tried to convict Zimmerman of state-level murder and manslaughter charges, but in July 2013 a jury acquitted him, saying prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to prove their case.
Shortly after Zimmerman’s acquittal in state court on July 13, 2013, federal investigators resumed active investigation. Federal investigators reviewed all of the material and evidence generated by the state of Florida in connection with its investigation and prosecution of Zimmerman, including witness statements, crime scene evidence, cell phone data, ballistics reports, reconstruction analysis, medical and autopsy reports, depositions, and the trial record. Federal investigators also independently conducted 75 witness interviews and obtained and reviewed the contents of relevant electronic devices. The investigation included an examination of police reports and additional evidence that was generated related to encounters Zimmerman has had with law enforcement in Florida since the state trial acquittal. In addition, federal authorities retained an independent biomechanical expert who assessed Zimmerman’s descriptions of the struggle and the shooting.
The federal investigation sought to determine whether the evidence of the events that led to Martin’s death were sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman’s actions violated the federal criminal civil rights statutes, specifically Section 3631 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code or Section 249 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, as well as other relevant federal criminal statutes. Section 3631 criminalizes willfully using force or threat of force to interfere with a person’s federally protected housing rights on account of that person’s race or color. Section 249 criminalizes willfully causing bodily injury to a person because of that person’s actual or perceived race. Courts define “willfully” to require proof that a defendant knew his acts were unlawful, and committed those acts in open defiance of the law. It is one of the highest standards of intent imposed by law.
The federal investigation examined whether Zimmerman violated civil rights statutes at any point during his interaction with Martin, from their initial encounter through the fatal shooting. This included investigating whether there is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman violated Section 3631 by approaching Martin in a threatening manner before the fatal shooting because of Martin’s race and because he was using the residential neighborhood. Investigators also looked at whether there is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman violated Section 3631 or Section 249, by using force against Martin either during their struggle or when shooting Martin, because of Martin’s race.
“Although the department has determined that this matter cannot be prosecuted federally, it is important to remember that this incident resulted in the tragic loss of a teenager’s life,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division. “Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin and is based solely on the high legal standard applicable to these cases.”
NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch indefinitely Ahead of Daytona 500 in Wake of Protective Order hearing for Ex-Grlfriend Patricia Driscoll (Update: Appeal Denied)
Hmm, before any criminal charges have been made, NASCAR has suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely ahead of Daytona 500 … I guess it does not help when your nickname is “The Outlaw”.
Ahead of NASCAR’s biggest race, The Daytona 500, NASCAR has suspended driver Kurt Busch indefinitely, effectively immediately. The suspension is in the wake of a Family Court of the State of Delaware granting Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, a protective order, stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred on September 26, 2014 where Busch is accused of choking her. Kurt Busch and his legal team have denied the allegations and have put forth that notion that Patricia Driscoll is woman scorned, who has set out on a path to destroy Busch. It is a case of she said, he said, with a twist, a bizarre twist. Kurt Busch says his ex is a “trained assassin”.
NASCAR has suspended driver Kurt Busch for an indefinite period of time, which means he will not be in Sunday’s Daytona 500, pending an appeal.
“Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Kurt Busch, effective immediately,” NASCAR said in a statement. “He will not be allowed to race nor participate in any NASCAR activities until further notice.”
Busch will appeal the decision, but Regan Smith has been named his official replacement and will fill Busch’s seat on Sunday.
“We are extremely disappointed that NASCAR has suspended Kurt Busch and we plan an immediate appeal,” Busch’s attorney Rusty Hardin said in a statement. “We assure everyone, including NASCAR, that this action against Mr. Busch will turn out to be a travesty of justice, apparent to all, as this story continues to unfold.”
The former champion and current driver for Stewart-Haas has spent the last six months embroiled in a dispute with his former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. The precipitating event was an incident at Dover, Del., last fall in which Busch allegedly choked Driscoll. During that Sept. 26 incident at Busch’s motor home, Busch claimed he simply “cupped her head” and she struck her head by accident, while Driscoll claimed she was choked and thrown into a wall.
NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing following the release today of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order of Protection from Abuse against him.
Busch, driver of the No. 41 car, was found to be in violation of:
• Section 12.1.a: Actions detrimental to stock car racing
• Section 12.8: Behavioral Penalty
“Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch, effective immediately. He will not be allowed to race nor participate in any NASCAR activities until further notice.
“Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team are fully aware of our position and why this decision was made. We will continue to respect the process and timetable of the authorities involved.”
This is the first driver that NASCAR has ever suspended for domestic violence. It appears the NFL has spread to NASCAR. Obviously NASCAR felt the need to get ahead of this issue, having seen how badly NFL Roger Goodell handled the Ray Rice knock out of his girlfriend in a hotel elevator last year. Even before criminal charges were filed, NASCAR has decided to put the brakes on Kurt Busch.
It’s important to note that Busch has not yet been charged with any crime in the alleged incident — that is still an open investigation with the Delaware Attorney General’s office.
And let’s be clear: There are plenty of people in the NASCAR garage area who have their own opinions about Driscoll, her motives and her credibility.
But Jones’ ruling regarding the protective order was worded so strongly in Driscoll’s favor that it left NASCAR with no choice but to suspend Busch — especially in light of recent high-profile cases of domestic abuse or assault involving athletes, particularly NFL players Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson.
The American public appears to have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to public figures and domestic abuse.
Patricia Driscoll Granted Restraining Order Against Kurt Busch
UPDATE I: Kurt Busch’s suspension upheld by panel.
An appeals panel upheld NASCAR’s indefinite suspension of driver Kurt Busch on Saturday, one day after the sanctioning body handed down punishment based on the findings of a Delaware family court.
NASCAR announced the decision from its headquarters at the International Motorsports Center, where Busch’s appeal was heard by a three-member panel consisting of Mr. Paul Brooks, Ms. Lyn St. James and Mr. Kevin Whitaker.
Busch will file a final appeal to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer, Bryan Moss.
Attorney General Eric Holder Blames Fox News For Talking About ‘Radical Islam’ (VIDEO) … Watch Reaction
Hasn’t this Fox News obsessed hater left office yet?
From The Daily Caller comes the following … At the National Press Club on Tuesday, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder mocked Fox News for having the audacity of talking to much about the Obama administration’s refusal to use the term “radical Islam.” WOW, how dare they. Because you know Eric, if they didn’t report on it, we all know that the bias, left-wing liberal Democrat media complex would not. This is yet another example of just how small, petty and thin-skinned the Barack Obama White House is. Seriously, the media’s job is to question government. To single out a news media outlet like that is just so low rent. Holder said, we spend more time on what do you call it. Hmm, isn’t this the same person who calls out the Tea Party by name and calls police officers racists?
Huh, 21 Coptic Christians beheaded, a Muslim Jordain pilot burned alive in a cage, terror attacks in Paris and Copenhagen and the Obama administration refuses to use the term “radical Islam.” Instead they attack Fox News for actually doing their job. Why does it appear that the Obama administration talks tougher to Fox News than ISIS?
HOLDER: Whenever you’re getting criticized by both sides, it probably means you’re probably getting right. We spend more time, more time talking about what you call it, as opposed to what do you do about it, you know? I mean really. If Fox didn’t talk about this, they would have nothing else to talk about, it seems to me.
Radical Islam, Islamic extremism; I’m not sure an awful lot is gained by saying that. It doesn’t have any impact on our military posture; it doesn’t have any impact on what we call it, on the policies that we put in place. What we have to do is defined not by the terms that we use, but by the facts on the ground. So I don’t worry an awful lot about what the appropriate terminology ought to be.
I think that people need to actually think about that, and think about will we be having this conversation about words as opposed to what our actions ought to be? This is a difficult problem. This is going to be an ongoing issue. This is something that requires us to think as a nation how we are going to deal with the domestic issues that I was describing in my previous response, and how are we going to deal with the foreign policy consequences of some very, very serious problems that our allies face, and that we face, particularly in a particular part of the world. The terminology, it seems to me little to no impact on what ultimately we have to do.
Holder Blames Fox News For ‘Radical Islam’ Controversy – Greta Van Susteren
Watch the reaction to Holder’s comments. These may be some of the most truthful and honest comments ever made of the Obama administration. Its time to send the JV packing. Note to Obama, Holder et all … the jihad is not because they can’t get jobs at Arby’s.
The Five: Eric Holder Lashes Out At Fox News – Part 1
The Five: Eric Holder Lashes Out At Fox News – Part 2