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Prosecutor who had Cheney indicted yells at judge
Yahoo! News ^ | November 21, 2008 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 11/21/2008 5:41:29 PM PST by deaconjim

Prosecutor who had Cheney indicted yells at judge
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas – A county prosecutor who brought indictments this week against Vice President Dick Cheney and others pounded his fist and shouted at the judge Friday during a routine hearing. Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra asked Presiding Judge Manuel Banales to recuse himself from the case, which alleges abuse at federally run prisons.

Attorneys for the vice president and other defendants leapt to their feet in objection as Guerra pounded the table and accused Banales of giving the defendants special treatment.

"Now all of a sudden there is urgency," Guerra shouted. "Eighteen months you kept me indicted through the election."

Guerra lost his bid for re-election in the March primary and will leave office in January. He was indicted last year on charges he extorted money from a bail bond company and used his office for personal business, but the charges were dismissed last month.

Guerra said the judge was wrong to allow motions to quash the indictments to be heard before the defendants were arraigned.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; cheney; govwatch; indictment; prosecutor; prosecutormisconduct
I'm so glad that some people aren't afraid to act like idiots in public, otherwise I'd have to pay for entertainment.
1 posted on 11/21/2008 5:41:30 PM PST by deaconjim
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To: deaconjim

I don’t think yelling at a judge is ever a good idea. ;)


2 posted on 11/21/2008 5:42:53 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: CE2949BB

Yep, it’s never a good idea to yell at the judge.


3 posted on 11/21/2008 5:44:29 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: CE2949BB

I don’t know, it’s rarely tried. Perhaps he could do it again and let’s all watch and see where it gets him.


4 posted on 11/21/2008 5:44:35 PM PST by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: deaconjim

bump


5 posted on 11/21/2008 5:46:47 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: deaconjim

Don’t they have a special word for people who yell at Judges??....isn’t it “inmate”...??


6 posted on 11/21/2008 5:47:55 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: freekitty

Chump move for sure! The Cheney indictment from a kook Grand Jury is going down. Too bad the prosecutor is not in a lot of trouble for bringing this before a court.


7 posted on 11/21/2008 5:48:12 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: deaconjim

Let me get this straight. Yahoo news is covering this wacko’s lawsuit but is ignoring the numerous suits concerning Obama’s elgibility to be POTUS?


8 posted on 11/21/2008 5:48:12 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: deaconjim
Guerra first said "I will not obey that order," but then agreed to stay if the judge asked him respectfully.

That's one lawyer who must need a wheelbarrow to cart his cajones around!

9 posted on 11/21/2008 5:50:05 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: deaconjim

“Eighteen months you kept me indicted through the election.”

Welcome to Tom DeLay’s world. Not so much fun when the proverbial shoe is on the other foot, is it? Otherwise, go chase an ambulance.


10 posted on 11/21/2008 5:51:54 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: freekitty
Don't Argue With The Judge
11 posted on 11/21/2008 5:52:35 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: deaconjim
This about it folks...

This is a DEMOCRAP operative probably operating in front of a DEMOCRAP judge- Theatrics are not only welcome but ENCOURAGED if it will help publicize this circus act against Cheney.

12 posted on 11/21/2008 5:53:18 PM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: deaconjim

“After Guerra’s office was raided as part of the investigation early last year, he camped outside the courthouse in a borrowed camper with a horse, three goats and a rooster. He threatened to dismiss hundreds of cases because he believed local law enforcement had aided the investigation against him.”

http://www.caller.com/news/2008/nov/18/willacy-county-das-final-actions-cheney-indicted/


13 posted on 11/21/2008 5:54:16 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: NTHockey
Considering TX is a red state they sure have their share of kook prosecutors.
14 posted on 11/21/2008 5:56:53 PM PST by mimaw
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To: Sooth2222

That’s one judge with the patience of Job.

I wonder what it will be like for that former prosecutor when he has to do time with the same folks he put in jail?


15 posted on 11/21/2008 5:57:52 PM PST by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: Dallas59
Don't Argue With The Judge

Oh crap.

16 posted on 11/21/2008 5:58:11 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: deaconjim

Juan Angel Guerra should be in prison for prosecutorial misconduct. There are few things in a free nation more abhorrent than government prosecutors abusing jurisprudence and using criminal prosecutions to settle scores or conduct persecutions.


17 posted on 11/21/2008 5:59:45 PM PST by counterpunch ( We must not re-fight 2008 in 2012.)
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To: deaconjim

The Judge might bark back.

18 posted on 11/21/2008 6:02:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (McCain had no honor when he failed to defend Sarah Palin, Leno was not enough)
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To: freekitty

Is he sleeping at home tonight?


19 posted on 11/21/2008 6:04:47 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights (SHUT UP, Chuck)
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To: deaconjim
Now all of a sudden there is urgency," Guerra shouted. "Eighteen months you kept me indicted through the election.">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The courts in Texas seem to have a problem with this. They have been doing it to Tom DeLay for even longer. And Tom can't run for office either.

A speedy trial depends on which side of politics you might be on.

To tell the truth, I can't blame Him for yelling, but it will get him bumpkiss.

And Indicting Cheny is simply an act of protest at his own treatment, really the exercise of a moonbat option.

20 posted on 11/21/2008 6:05:06 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: Dallas59

Ouch!!!


21 posted on 11/21/2008 6:07:31 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights (SHUT UP, Chuck)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
The Cheney indictment from a kook Grand Jury is going down. Too bad the prosecutor is not in a lot of trouble for bringing this before a court

Does the flea trying to rape an elephant ring any bells?

22 posted on 11/21/2008 6:08:25 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Sooth2222

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but isn’t the Spanish word cojones? A cajon is a box. I get tired of this mistake.


23 posted on 11/21/2008 6:56:32 PM PST by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

He’s probably camped out with the goats again.


24 posted on 11/21/2008 7:04:15 PM PST by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: deaconjim

Grand-standing, trying to build name recognition for his next campaign. We’ve seen it at every level, from “Nader for President” on down to the Memphis City council.


25 posted on 11/21/2008 7:22:35 PM PST by MainFrame65 (The US Senate: World's greatest PREVARICATIVE body!.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
"Too bad the prosecutor is not in a lot of trouble for bringing this before a court."

From the sounds of it, this prosecutor is pulling one last power play before he leaves office in January. He's obviously angry that he lost his reelection bid, and is acting out his frustrations by indicting Cheney & Gonzales, and being snotty with the Judge who he blames for his election loss. The guy's a whack job.

26 posted on 11/21/2008 7:26:16 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th
"..The guy's a whack job. "

Gotta be, but he did cause the headline, "Cheney Indicted".

27 posted on 11/21/2008 7:31:21 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Wonder how many on the Grand Jury are illegal?


28 posted on 11/22/2008 2:49:06 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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