Skip to comments.Four Iowan's Attempt Citizen's Arrest On Karl Rove
Posted on 07/27/2008 6:22:32 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
Des Moines, Iowa (AHN) -- Four people were arrested Friday for attempting to make a citizen's arrest on Karl Rove.
The group of three Catholic workers and a retired Methodist minister and Peace and Justice Advocate were cited for trespassing and released after trying to enter the Wakonda Country Club in Des Moines where Rove was scheduled to speak at a Republican Fundraiser.
The small group were acting under Iowa law that states private citizens have a responsibility to arrest someone if they believe a felony has been committed. That person is then turned over to police officials and a judge for formal indictment. Under the law a federal judge must evaluate the charges and decide if an indictment should be made.
This is the second attempt by two members of the group to arrest Rove, whom many believe should be held accountable, along with other members of the Bush administration, for war crimes, murder and lies to the public related to the Iraq war.
The retired minister, Rev. Chet Guinn, 80, told reporters who were on site for the pre-arranged arrest that everyone who remains silent when major crimes are being committed against all humanity becomes an accomplice.
Well..............every society has it’s loonies. Unfortunately, ours has it’s own “party” and press.
This isn’t a news article. It is a press release from communists.
those same people can be sued for false arrest and false imprisonment as well as a list of other offences. really stupid.
Liberals are just weird.
I see they are sending in the young bucks to do the work.
Rev. Chet Guinn - you sir, are a stupid jerk!
Saddam Hussein repeatedly violated an Armistice he signed at the end of Desert Storm. We had every right under Internation Law to go into Iraq and resume the war.
After about 16 UN resolutions, I don’t understand how you can be so stupid, sir, as to believe the Main Stream Media and THEIR lies!!
Surely Iowans have a similar law that provides for the netting of individuals, or groups, that show obvious mental defects, and may be a harm to themselves or others?
is there anything she missed in describing the ‘crimes’ that Rove and the Administration committed? I thought Kucinich was writing the article.
No, they are tyrants.
This was an act of frustrated tyrants.
If this were Rome, they would have tried to stab Mr. Rove with daggers.
Now, when two people meet to plan a crime, even if it is a misdemeanor like jay walking, that planning becomes a felony called conspiracy.
I really, really hope these tyrants are charged with conspiracy. Acts such as these are terroristic in nature and meant to intimidate the opponents of these communists from speaking and acting in opposition.
They say history repeats itself - first time as tragedy and second time as farce.
I think the situation here is the reverse. Right now this is all hardy-har-har - My guess there may come a day when we see this being done for real. Pinochet, Milosevic, and now Karadicz - Bush and Rove later on? There are now books about how Bush is guilty of “war crimes”. I see real problems ahead.
They have already been added to the official tx_eggman
People Who Need To Be Punched In The Face List®
That doesn’t dispute the fact that liberals are just weird.
Wow, moonbats hunting its prey. What an amazing moment in moonbatology. Its all part of nature folks, nothing to be afraid of. Its not like the moonbats can actually catch there prey, but it is fascinating to watch them flail about.
What's particularly sick is that apparently this is the second time two of those idiots tried to do this.
Lock 'em up, I say.
“The group of three Catholic workers and a retired Methodist minister and Peace and Justice Advocate...”
Why aren’t they making citizen’s arrest on any Catholic priest for possible complicity in possible child sex abuse case?
I am joking, of course.
Man, this shows you how extensive this condition of Bush Derangement Syndrome has become.
Diana is right on. This is just an apparently silly beginning that will sadly get much worse.
For example, the Dems first used the weapon (at least recently) of “special investigator” against Nixon, and now every Congress has its own politically-motivated special investigator going after the administration. Just look at the latest case against Scooter Libby to see how ridiculous it has become.
This was nothing but a stunt to get a handful of unknown useful idiots in the paper. If they really thought they could actually have a citizens arrest against Rove, they ought to be lock up in a mental ward because they are dangerous to themselves and others.
If I were the arraignment judge, I would have sent them to a mental institution for 48 hour observation. Jail is an acceptable price to these morons, let's see if a record of mental instability does any good. I would also drug test them.
Nothing that a stay in the local psych ward can’t take care of.
Now I never attended journalism school, and by reading this, neither has the author. However, shouldn't the paragraph have ended with "...arrest Rove." for the rest of the paragrah was just an editorial. I must also admit I have never heard of "ALL HEADLINE NEWS"..so I don't know how legitimate this "source" is...
Gee...why didn’t they arrest Bill Clinton when he was in Iowa as several women have accused him of rape?
The Madame DeFarge’s of our time.
The men, wearing "George Norry for President Tee-shirts," rushed at Mr. Rove screaming "Bush Cheney war profiteers! Liars! Criminals!" . . . .
w/just a teeny tiny :)
My own guess is that they don't consider any kind of sexual activity to be a crime. And I'm not joking
If the headline writer does not know English grammar any better than this, skip reading the story!
These idiots should be charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Yup. False arrest is also a felony, not just a civil matter (a tort). Duly sworn peace officers (cops, sheriff's deputys, etc.) are immune unless they act with actual malice, e.g., harrass their ex-wife's boyfriend.
The standard for a citizens arrest is generally something along the lines that the person making the arrest have first hand knowledge of criminal act and that without the citizens arrest there is danger that the perpetrator will flee. Clearly, neither condition applies in this case.
When they're not, they're quite annoying. ;-)
You answered your own question. They really are that stupid. Scary, too. :)
No proof of a crime, of course. Ignorant fools! I hope they sit in jail for awhile.
Hmmm...I wonder how many abortionists the -uh- "Rev" Guinn has tried to make a citizens arrest upon.
Put some ice on that..!!
“three Catholic workers and a Methodist Minister”.. So what?
Plenty of Catholic workers are not going to vote for Obama either because he’s in favor of infanticide when babies are born alive during late-term abortions. SCREAM THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS!
The writer of this article is merely trying to give some phoney moral value to the actions of these four idiots. Funny, isn’t it? Usually journalists use Catholics for whipping boys and girls, but not if it serves some other purpose promoting liberalism. Then suddenly being a Catholic gets meaning. Jerks, that’s what I call them.
Waht a bunch of self-righteous, arrogant b@st@rds!
“There are now books about how Bush is guilty of war crimes. I see real problems ahead.”
You are quite right. Recently I heard Vincent Bugliosi discuss his book “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder” on the Michael Medved Show. It was truly scary. Though left wing, no one can portray Bugliosi as a kook. How he cannot see the damage he is doing to his country is beyond me. The thought that his efforts might actually move beyond the monetary profit his thesis is enjoying, and into action, is frightening. He should fear the monster run amok, on men on his side of the aisle as well as the right wing. Political disfavor is moving into the realm of criminality, and the fate of Robespierre cannot be too far behind for those in power if the trend continues.
If we think of the “Bush is guilty of war crimes” kooks as weeds or mushrooms, the problem is that they seem (to me) to be spouting up everywhere. One kook running around saying it is one thing. Incidents popping op everywhere from New York to New Zealand and as you say people like Bugliosi getting in on the act seems to me something altogether different. What at one time seemed to be way “out there” steadily becomes “mainstreamed”.
The left indeed wants to criminalize political differences, just as Robespierre, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao did in their times.
Whenever this has been tried the results have been predictably bloody.
I fear for our nation.
The blurb doesn’t say, but I’m guessing the three Catholics were members of Pax Christi, and I’m also guessing they’re over the age of 60, since most of the lib Catholic activists got their start in the late 60’s, and early 70’s, near the end of the Vietnam War. They’re graying more every day.
This really borders on terrorism. What I worry about is what if moonbats like these decide to go to the next level and appoint themselves jusges and executioners?
Now that they’re in custody, let’s have a judge offer them the traditional “jail or the military” option for first timers. Then, regardless of their choice, let’s parachute them into Zimbabwe to continue their good work on Mugabe.
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