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Acquittal in Laura Bush heckling case
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Posted on 06/17/2009 1:26:59 PM PDT by Chet 99

NEW YORK , June 17 (UPI) -- A New York jury has acquitted a 24-year-old man accused of heckling Laura and Jenna Bush and assailing a wheelchair-bound teenager and her family.

The New York Post reported Wednesday a Manhattan Criminal Court jury acquitted Gary Talis Tuesday on assault charges stemming from an April 2008 incident in which Talis allegedly attacked a family following a New York appearance by the wife and daughter of then-U.S. President George W. Bush. The Bushes were in New York to talk about their children's book, "Read All About It."

Authorities had accused Talis of shouting obscenities at the Bushes before attacking John Lovetro's family at the event.

Lovetro testified against Talis during his trial, as did Lovetro's daughter and wife Wendy. The Post said several New York police officers and one Secret Service agent also offered testimony against Talis.

At the time of the incident, the Post reported Talis allegedly started punching Maureen Lovetro, who has cerebral palsy, on the shoulder blades after John Lovetro told him to shut up. When the father pushed her wheelchair away, Talis allegedly reached past him to strike her on the thigh.

The two men then allegedly fought as the Bushes drove off.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 911truther; hecklers; laurabush; moonbats

1 posted on 06/17/2009 1:26:59 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Jury nullification.


2 posted on 06/17/2009 1:28:25 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Chet 99

This is not a crime in the Land of Liberals. Its only a crime to be a Republican Conservative.


3 posted on 06/17/2009 1:28:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Chet 99
Justice as seen by an O. J.New York jury.
4 posted on 06/17/2009 1:28:56 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: Carley

The Obolution cometh


5 posted on 06/17/2009 1:29:19 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Carley

Yup. Maybe it is time to start attacking Libtards in Red States.


6 posted on 06/17/2009 1:29:28 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say the thug got off from a charge of assaulting an invalid?


7 posted on 06/17/2009 1:29:33 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Chet 99

If this story was reported correctly it does sound like a liberal jury giving one of their own a break.


8 posted on 06/17/2009 1:30:43 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp1hK3CjThA

Above is video of this moron. He’s a “truther”


9 posted on 06/17/2009 1:31:01 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

He luck it didn’t happen in Texas where they would have shoot him and the problem would have been ended with a bang!


10 posted on 06/17/2009 1:31:29 PM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristote)
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To: Chet 99
Liberal idiots confusing "free speech" with assaulting a wheelchair-bound person. They'll never get it.

That being said, it's time to take a cue from ALIENS..."We'll take off and nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
11 posted on 06/17/2009 1:31:39 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Chet 99

Heckling is not a crime. The article doesn’t say of what he was acquitted, exactly. It could have been DTP, or maybe even some kind of simple assault. But, this I’m sure didn’t have anything to do with heckling.


12 posted on 06/17/2009 1:31:53 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Chet 99

I would like to cordially invite Mr. Talis to Texas where we will happily kick the sh** out of him.


13 posted on 06/17/2009 1:33:07 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: Carley

So when is the federal charge of abusing a handicapped person going to come up? This is a civil rights case.


14 posted on 06/17/2009 1:42:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Juan Medén

According to New Yorkers, that is free speech. Like stripping.


15 posted on 06/17/2009 1:43:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Chet 99

Wished this dumb jerk had done it in Crawford, TX because we wouldn’t be hearing about it.


16 posted on 06/17/2009 1:44:54 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Chet 99

He would be in Gitmo if he did that to the Obama girls.


17 posted on 06/17/2009 1:45:40 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Juan Medén
Could you also invite Obama, Keith Oberman and Joe Scarborough?
18 posted on 06/17/2009 1:46:51 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( Yes I Love Sarah Palin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Chet 99
he is a moron and you can bet he will be one of those non taxing paying citizens working at McDonald's or some other minimum wage job for the rest of his life.
19 posted on 06/17/2009 1:49:59 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Chet 99

Who cares about the heckling Laura crap? this was ASSAULT! On a disabled person no less.


20 posted on 06/17/2009 1:51:33 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: FreepShop1

Because a headline that said “Man aquitted of charges for assaulting cerebal palsey victim at Bush book tour event” wouldn’t make it sound like Free Speech vs. evil Bushies.


21 posted on 06/17/2009 1:54:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Chet 99

Imagine the verdicts in the terror cases in NY


22 posted on 06/17/2009 2:06:08 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Chet 99

Guilty! Of being a left-wing jerk. Imagine, the guy gets into an argument with the family, so he punches the daughter in the wheelchair. Good thing they didn’t have their dog with them, or he would have kicked it. Typical brave left-wing protestor.

As for the jury, they can go back to collecting welfare checks and watching “The View”.


23 posted on 06/17/2009 2:18:34 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: Big_Monkey

Sounds more like a hate crime — verbal abuse and handling a conservative, handicapped young lady.


24 posted on 06/17/2009 2:18:53 PM PDT by Snapping Turtle (Slow down and get a grip!)
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To: Chet 99

It had to be self-defense. He was hitting a girl with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair.

The guy may not have two nickels to rub together, but why not bring a civil suit?


25 posted on 06/17/2009 2:20:25 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: martinidon

“...working at McDonald’s or some other minimum wage job for the rest of his life.”

If not, he is most likely a young college professor.


26 posted on 06/17/2009 2:21:03 PM PDT by Snapping Turtle (Slow down and get a grip!)
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To: Chet 99

I don’t remember seeing this in the news last summer. A crazed leftist attacking a girl with cerebral palsy and cursning at a first lady. Im sure that would have made the news/ sarc


27 posted on 06/17/2009 2:22:19 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Chet 99
Even had testimony from Secret Service and couldn't get a conviction on assaulting a disabled person?

What a court.

28 posted on 06/17/2009 2:23:18 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: DesertRhino

That news item was on the same page as the list of recipients of DSC, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Navy Cross, and MOH. Interestingly, there were also photos of all the girl’s schools built or repaired in Iraq and Afghanistan on that same page. /sarc


29 posted on 06/17/2009 2:34:25 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Chet 99
Yup. Maybe it is time to start attacking Libtards in Red States.

LOL, they have never even been there.

30 posted on 06/17/2009 2:34:49 PM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: Friendofgeorge

With pleasure ;)


31 posted on 06/17/2009 5:31:53 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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