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Mob Rule (Steve Forbes on Barry Bonds)
Forbes.com ^ | December 10, 2007 | Steve Forbes

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barrybonds; judicialtyranny; nifongism; politicalwitchhunt; roidrage; steveforbes

1 posted on 12/11/2007 10:21:48 AM PST by EveningStar
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2 posted on 12/11/2007 10:22:43 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: SevenofNine

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3 posted on 12/11/2007 10:23:09 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Selective prosecution? What cave has Forbes been living in the last couple of hundred years?


4 posted on 12/11/2007 10:24:42 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: EveningStar
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.

5 posted on 12/11/2007 10:24:44 AM PST by cornelis
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To: EveningStar
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.
6 posted on 12/11/2007 10:29:10 AM PST by cornelis
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To: Wolfie

Forbes must be on drugs, just like Bonds.


7 posted on 12/11/2007 10:34:31 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: EveningStar

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?


8 posted on 12/11/2007 10:37:40 AM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: EveningStar; Fast Ed97; Flavius Josephus; GreatOne; highimpact; JRios1968; Leto; Moose4; ...


Jim Rome ping


Makes you wonder what Romey will say about Steve Forbes' article on Barroids

"Have a take, don't suck or you'll get run......."

9 posted on 12/11/2007 10:38:11 AM PST by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: EveningStar

Whathave we learned? NEVER talk to a Fed.............


10 posted on 12/11/2007 10:38:57 AM PST by Lexington Green (Not one dime to Hollywood traitors)
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To: EveningStar

Yup. Same as Libby. Case never should be in the courts.


11 posted on 12/11/2007 12:09:55 PM PST by byteback
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To: EveningStar

I’d say in this case, “tard” applies to the thread subject.


12 posted on 12/11/2007 12:14:41 PM PST by JZelle
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To: EveningStar
Mr. Forbes makes some persuasive points

So, if I'm on Bonds' jury, I would give him a well-deserved break...say, 29 1/2 years.

13 posted on 12/11/2007 12:25:34 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: cornelis
There is no chance in hell that Bonds will do anything remotely close to that even if convicted, which is doubtful to begin with considering the trial is in San Francisco.

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.

14 posted on 12/11/2007 12:31:59 PM PST by jpl (Dear Al Gore: it's 3:00 A.M., do you know where your drug addicted son is?)
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To: EveningStar

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.


15 posted on 12/11/2007 1:22:45 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: samadams2000

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?


16 posted on 12/11/2007 2:21:24 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: weegee

Police on steroids didnt cause my beer price at the ball park to go to $10. Thats the real crime.


17 posted on 12/11/2007 2:56:44 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: EveningStar; All

...just heard Mitchell report comes out on thursday....early report says 60 to 80 players on report


18 posted on 12/11/2007 2:56:49 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: EveningStar
"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."

My argument is this:

Even if Forbes is right, so what? Should the law be structured in such a way that it protects blatant a**holes? I think not.
19 posted on 12/11/2007 5:45:35 PM PST by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: samadams2000

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.


20 posted on 12/12/2007 5:55:55 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: EveningStar

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.”


21 posted on 12/12/2007 7:50:56 AM PST by Neoliberalnot
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