New York AG: Tweets Let’s Prosecute People Twice For The Same Crime… Then Takes A BEATING!
Now the left sees our fundamental rights as loopholes, very interesting. The “double-jeopardy loophole” is actually just called “double jeopardy” and you can NOT be prosecuted twice for the same crime.
Aw, poor thing, a perfectly legal action taken by a duly elected President, isn’t to her liking? Well, gosh, why don’t you just jump off! Again the constitution gets in the way of leftist democratic ideals.
Blatantly improper for making a political appeal from an official account. One can theoretically have different prosecutions in different jurisdictions (federal and state) and that isn’t double jeopardy. But many states including NY says they will not retry anyone who was tried for a federal crime for the same offense in the state, recognizing they’ve already been tried. But what the AG is arguing for the sole reason of being able to potentially prosecute Trump people is that they do away with that law.
On Thursday, after news broke that President Trump had pardoned Dinesh D’Souza for his campaign finance violations, the New York Attorney General’s office immediately tweeted out that they’d like to pass a state law to unjustifiably jail those who had been pardoned for federal crimes. In fact, they’d like to violate the constitutional prohibition on double jeopardy.
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Here’s their statement and tweet:
First it was Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Then it was Scooter Libby.
Now it’s Dinesh D’Souza.
We can’t afford to wait to see who will be next. Lawmakers must act now to close New York’s double jeopardy loophole. pic.twitter.com/nF5wTUGSjf
— New York Attorney General (@NewYorkStateAG) May 31, 2018
That is what makes the 2018 midterms so important. These people that call themselves Democrats are really dangerous.
If Justice was applied blindly, such pardons wouldn’t be a necessary correction to an overtly politicized system trying to punish political opponents.https://t.co/FQyKBc3A8V
— Founding Ideals (@founding_ideals) June 1, 2018
You belong in prison for even suggesting this…renegade judges and assholes like you who pick and choose what laws to enforce and when the shoe is on the other foot you get pissed off. Buckle up cupcake, the rule of law matters now.
— Truth Hammer (@TruthHammer1) June 1, 2018
Everybody replying to this who doesn’t see a problem with calling the 5th amendment a loophole….my God.
— William Belcher (@EdB_Ohio) June 1, 2018
Aren’t YOU supposed to be about FAIRNESS/JUSTICE for all+punishment must fit the crime? If you cant see the INJUSTICE in what was done to @DineshDSouza then YOU must be recommending the same treatment for Rosie O’Donnell @rosie who intentionally DECEIVED. Are you working on that?
— KarenSL (@KarenSL) June 1, 2018
— NetAdvisor.org® (@NetAdvisor) June 1, 2018
Justice? Time for @Rosie to be charged.
How ’bout finding a ‘reasonable prosecutor’ to charge whats-her-name on the numerous laws she broke?
— JeffW (@jeff28w) June 1, 2018
— Dr. Évi 🇺🇸 (@EvaLB5) June 1, 2018
Read the US Constitution idiot
— Jamie (@JamieTGriffin) June 1, 2018
Double Jeopardy isn’t a “loophole” – it’s a constitutional protection that’s enforceable against the States via the 14th Am. Benton v. Maryland, 395 U.S. 784 (1969).
I shouldn’t have to tell this to someone who has been practicing law for almost as long as I have been alive.
— Gene Berardelli (@gberardelli) June 1, 2018
A cop-killer is back on the streets and allowed to vote because of @NYGovCuomo, think you can reverse that too, cupcake?
— RKBA1911 (@RKBA1911) June 1, 2018
Try reading the constitution you twit. You’re in America not a banana republic.
— Deplorable_Covfefe (@DS_Doolittle) June 1, 2018
No, blatant misuse of the powers you’ve been granted to punish political opponents undermines the rule of law. But if you go to jail for it like you should and the next Obama-esque president pardons you, then you might have a case.
— Dean Emmett (@poeticlargess) June 1, 2018