Skip to comments.Mob Rule (Steve Forbes on Barry Bonds)
Posted on 12/11/2007 10:21:48 AM PST by EveningStar
Barry Bonds is being shafted by the legal system. His case is, sadly, part of a pattern of judicial abuse, the stretching of the law like rubber to allow prosecutors to go after unpopular figures in business, politics and, now, sports. The indictment recently returned against him could have been rendered years ago. Why now? Because this season Bonds, an ill-tempered, arrogant, disliked athlete, broke the record for lifetime home runs. Had he not set a new record or had he been a friendly figure beloved by the fans, prosecutors would never have touched him...
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Selective prosecution? What cave has Forbes been living in the last couple of hundred years?
The Bonds indictment is more like a whiff of the French Revolution, which descended into terror, than of the American Revolution, which led to our Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the idea that the law will be applied fairly and in a timely manner to one and all.
Yet Bonds stands to serve as many as 30 years in the slammer. There having been no crime committed, prosecutors trotted out an old-time fallback: perjury.Like Libby.
Forbes must be on drugs, just like Bonds.
Steve Forbes doesn’t have more important issues on his mind?
Wow. What the hell happened to HIM? Forget Balloon head Barry, whats up with Forbes?
Whathave we learned? NEVER talk to a Fed.............
Yup. Same as Libby. Case never should be in the courts.
I’d say in this case, “tard” applies to the thread subject.
So, if I'm on Bonds' jury, I would give him a well-deserved break...say, 29 1/2 years.
And our entire system of justice depends on people testifying truthfully on the stand when they swear to do so. All Bonds had to do was obey his oath, especially considering that he was granted immunity for his testimony.
He chose not do so in the desperately vain and arrogant hope of preserving his bogus legacy, and now he's paying the price for it.
Anyone who doesnt run out ground balls, takes Saturday off in front of the home fans, and is the antithesis of a team player deserves to be prosecuted.
How about police on steroids? Should they be prosecuted too? Or should we just look the other way when they come down with ‘roid rage and quietly pay a settlement to the victims’ families?
Police on steroids didnt cause my beer price at the ball park to go to $10. Thats the real crime.
...just heard Mitchell report comes out on thursday....early report says 60 to 80 players on report
retro-ballpark construction, not steroids, are more to blame for the higher prices of ballpark beer.
And for the record, the Expos had the lowest beer price anywhere. I think it was like $3 or $4 for 40 (44?) ounces. They only had 3,000 people going to the games.
Bonds may not be the most charismatic guy but hey he has used athletic performance enhancing drugs and is being prosecuted while the city of San Fransicko offers healthcare to cover genital mutilation and the same steroid drugs to the pyschologically ill folks to become “transgendered.”
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