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Bush Asked To Pardon Saudi Man in Colo. Prison
CBS Denver ^ | Jan. 18, 2008 | Rick Sallinger

Posted on 01/18/2008 4:35:14 AM PST by Alouette

DENVER (CBS4) ― President Bush heard a request to release a man in a Colorado prison during his visit to Saudi Arabia.

Homaidan Al-Turki is behind bars awaiting the outcome of an appeal. A court convicted him in 2006 of sexually assaulting and enslaving his Indonesian maid in his Aurora home.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs4denver.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; immigration; pardon; saudi; slave

1 posted on 01/18/2008 4:35:15 AM PST by Alouette
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To: Alouette

“I am a Saudi,” Al-Turki said. “I am a Muslim and I think that’s an attraction to law enforcement itself.”

wow, i cant imagine why... oh wait slavery is not legal here dufus...

Besides Bush can always be counted on to do the right thing when it comes to the “good saudis”

Frank


2 posted on 01/18/2008 4:39:21 AM PST by wyowolf ("we were the winners , cause we didn't know we could fail.")
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To: Alouette

Who bets he pardons this creep while leaving our BP agents to rot?


3 posted on 01/18/2008 4:39:44 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: Alouette
"I am a Saudi," Al-Turki said. "I am a Muslim and I think that's an attraction to law enforcement itself."

Boo freakin' woo. If Al Jorge even considers this before releasing our own border patrol.

4 posted on 01/18/2008 4:41:38 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Alouette
Saudi newspapers reported no less than the King Abdullah and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia were to bring up the case with President Bush as they met this week in Riyadh...

Arapahoe District Attorney Carol Chambers told CBS4 Al-Turki was convicted by a jury of citizens from Arapahoe County and does not believe he should be pardoned.

Critical facts tell the story. At least the reporter bothered to give it to us.

5 posted on 01/18/2008 4:42:00 AM PST by sr4402
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

I see you thought the same.


6 posted on 01/18/2008 4:42:27 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Alouette

So wierd.


7 posted on 01/18/2008 4:48:24 AM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: mtbopfuyn

We won’t be the only.


8 posted on 01/18/2008 4:49:23 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: Alouette

And along the lines of our request for oil out increases:

“The law dictates the release of prisoners and we feel that the sentence is valid”, quipped the Arizona Board of Paroles.


9 posted on 01/18/2008 4:58:53 AM PST by doodad
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To: Alouette

Man I’m telling you, if this turd gets pardoned by Bush as a favor to the Saudis, you may as well just contaminate the Bush presidential library with radioactive Cesium. Why? So no one will go there and we can forget about this third-trimester abortion of a president. I lost so much respect for him, watching him fumble around under the robes of the Saudi king, trying to find which cheek to give a big wet sloppy kiss to. If this blatantly transparent ploy works, his final legacy - fighting for freedom and democracy - will be absolutely obliterated and I’ll just become a Democrat. When they take your freedoms, you might at least get a meal or two out of it.


10 posted on 01/18/2008 5:10:16 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
Who bets he pardons this creep while leaving our BP agents to rot?

Pardoning this "slave keeping" Saudi will send a good-will message to the Saudi government... While keeping the BP agents in prison, even during their appeal process, sends an even more important message to the rest of the BP and ICE agents, not to enforce the immigration laws too seriously.

Mark

11 posted on 01/18/2008 5:11:57 AM PST by MarkL
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To: Alouette

We should release the Saudi slave abuser right after the Saudis stop chopping body parts, flogging, supporting terrorism, and sell oil at actual production costs.


12 posted on 01/18/2008 5:16:36 AM PST by CPOSharky (Energy plan: Build refineries and nuke plants, drill for our oil, mine our coal.)
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To: CPOSharky

I wonder if Turki’s prison buddies, of the African-American persuasion, know the reason he’s residing among them.


13 posted on 01/18/2008 5:23:25 AM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: mtbopfuyn

free him for OIL.


14 posted on 01/18/2008 5:30:01 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: sr4402

If the guy was convicted on State charges, then Bush has no jurisdictional authority to pardon him. Bush can pardon people in federal prison on federal charges. The Governor of Colorado is the guy to go to for a pardon on a Colorado charge


15 posted on 01/18/2008 6:03:51 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: Alouette
I wonder if Turki’s prison buddies, of the African-American persuasion, know the reason he’s residing among them.

You think his fellow inmates would care what he did with an Indonesian woman? Or would they fantasize about being in the position to have their own female slaves?

16 posted on 01/18/2008 6:07:19 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: PapaBear3625

Just what I was thinking. All Bush can do is promise to speak to the Governor about it.


17 posted on 01/18/2008 6:08:04 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Alouette
How 'bout a reverse pardon? Maybe the President should have the power to single out felons for immediate hanging?

ML/NJ

18 posted on 01/18/2008 6:40:11 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

I was going to bet that this thread would be full of knee-jerk reactions such as yours, but I’m to late . . . the opportunity is lost.


19 posted on 01/18/2008 7:18:06 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh, how silly and jerk kneed of me to be annoyed with Jorge the Mexican for cuddling up to his Wahabbi smooching buddies.

Little people like me can’t be expected to understand the workings of a great mind like Jorge’s.


20 posted on 01/18/2008 7:43:08 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

No one’s asking you to understand anything (that might present its own set of problems). I am merely observing that you have already concluded that Bush will pardon this guy, and applied your conclusion to your pet issue. That, my friend, is a knee-jerk reaction.


21 posted on 01/18/2008 7:47:28 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I was asking for takers on a bet.


22 posted on 01/18/2008 7:50:55 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: Alouette

Well, it was just a woman after all. Why should a man be in prison when a filthy woman tempted him? /s


23 posted on 01/18/2008 7:51:47 AM PST by chuckles
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

I got it. I also got a mental picture of an old man sitting on a stool shaking his cane in the air.


24 posted on 01/18/2008 7:52:32 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Vaquero

‘free him for OIL.’

As long as they deport him, I’m okay with that deal.


25 posted on 01/18/2008 7:54:47 AM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: Alouette

Colorado is a sovereign State. No head of another State can pardon one of its prisoners. So, unless the guy was convicted in a Federal Court, George Bush has no more power to pardom him that Fidel Castro does. He would have to ask the Governer of Colorado to do it.


26 posted on 01/18/2008 8:22:09 AM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: PapaBear3625

The Gov of Colorado, Bill Ritter, would bend-over for the Saudis in a heartbeat if it meant getting his name in the paper and being seen as an international player. His only conflict would be in Bush asked him to.


27 posted on 01/18/2008 8:27:34 AM PST by mad puppy (I'd rather live a day on my feet than a year on my knees)
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To: PapaBear3625
If the guy was convicted on State charges, then Bush has no jurisdictional authority to pardon him.

Not true. The Presidential power to pardon is absolute.

28 posted on 01/18/2008 8:28:14 AM PST by Centurion2000 (It's only arrogance if you can't back it up.)
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To: Alouette

Not just no.

Heck no!

(unless the Border Agents, are freed ... FIRST)

Mr. President: Deal or no deal?


29 posted on 01/18/2008 8:31:52 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (So-called free trade advocates = "China Firsters")
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To: Centurion2000

“Under the Constitution, the President’s clemency power extends only to federal criminal offenses.”
http://www.usdoj.gov/pardon/index.html


30 posted on 01/18/2008 8:44:35 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Alouette

No pardons for oil.


31 posted on 01/18/2008 8:48:30 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

Way better than even money. He’s presidentially disgraceful on this issue.


32 posted on 01/18/2008 10:57:03 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Vaquero

Exactly, tell the the dirty pirates in filthy robes that they can have their turd back for 1 million barrels of oil. Plus we get to lop off his toes. Deal done. Geez thank God Im not in charge...


33 posted on 01/18/2008 11:00:32 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Centurion2000

Thats what I thougt. Very curious to know the answer. It does seem that the pardons you hear about were for scumbags that were convicted in federal court...


34 posted on 01/18/2008 11:03:16 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 1rudeboy

“I was going to bet that this thread would be full of knee-jerk reactions such as yours,”

Says the FR King of Knee jerkers.....


35 posted on 01/18/2008 11:17:51 AM PST by AuntB (" DON'T LET THE PRESS PICK YOUR CANDIDATE!" Mrs. Duncan Hunter 1/5/08)
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To: AuntB
riiiiight

Try pointing it out when I do it sometime. I won't hold my breath, though . . . you tend to run away when outclassed.

36 posted on 01/18/2008 11:20:53 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: sr4402

>>Saudi newspapers reported no less than the King Abdullah and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia were to bring up the case with President Bush as they met this week in Riyadh...

Arapahoe District Attorney Carol Chambers told CBS4 Al-Turki was convicted by a jury of citizens from Arapahoe County and does not believe he should be pardoned.

Critical facts tell the story. At least the reporter bothered to give it to us. <<

Wouldn’t that take to the governor? I’m not sure the President can pardon someone from a state law.


37 posted on 01/18/2008 11:23:54 AM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: ml/nj

Yes...this creep for all the guys about to be beheaded for reading the Bible.


38 posted on 01/18/2008 11:28:05 AM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: 1rudeboy
Your post #19 will sit upon the pedestal of honor in the Hall of Knee-Jerk Reactions.
39 posted on 01/18/2008 11:31:55 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky
I would hope there are criteria for that honor, other than someone saying so. I mean, shouldn't they learn what a knee-jerk reaction is, first?

Meaning that, I demonstrated why I think my nominee deserves the honor . . . you haven't done squat.

40 posted on 01/18/2008 11:38:12 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Your post speaks for itself.


41 posted on 01/18/2008 11:41:29 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: PapaBear3625
"If the guy was convicted on State charges, then Bush has no jurisdictional authority to pardon him."

He was convicted on State charges. See-
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_4977234,00.html

Bush cannot pardon him.

42 posted on 01/18/2008 11:44:51 AM PST by NoLibZone (If the Clinton years were so great, why is Osama doing so well?)
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To: Mr. Lucky
Yeah, I didn't think you could. The way I see it (until someone shows me some other way), you'd have to show that my characterization in comment #21 is inaccurate in order to establish your contention. Better luck next time.

Seriously, when I make a knee-jerk-reaction-type comment, please let me know. Because they're stupid. Looking forward to hearing from you all.

43 posted on 01/18/2008 12:00:02 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: wyowolf
Only if Jorge Arbusto wants to be tarred as PRO-SLAVERY

44 posted on 01/18/2008 12:04:49 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: 1rudeboy

Thank you for your thoughtful, non-stupid, post.


45 posted on 01/18/2008 12:10:45 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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