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Jesse Jackson Jr. lawyers link crime to disorder (not guilty by reason of insanity)
Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 14, 2013 | Lynn Sweet

Posted on 06/15/2013 5:03:17 AM PDT by Zakeet

Lawyers for Jesse Jackson Jr., in asking a judge for a lenient sentence, are arguing that his lavish spending sprees — paid for by money looted from his campaign fund — were tied to his bipolar disorder.

The attorneys also are pleading for a shorter sentence by arguing that Jesse Jackson Jr. will “unlikely” be able to relate to a prison psychiatrist and as a consequence, his mental health may suffer.

“It is unlikely that Mr. Jackson will be able to establish a trusting relationship with a Bureau of Prisons psychiatrist quickly enough to maintain his progress toward improved mental health,” the lawyers said in newly revealed portions of their sentencing memo.

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The Jacksons pled guilty in February to crimes related to stealing $750,000, most of it through the looting of their campaign funds, and in the case of Sandi Jackson, failing to pay income taxes on the money she stole.

Reid Weingarten, an attorney for Jesse Jackson, signaled in February, at a press conference following the guilty plea, that he would be arguing that Jesse Jackson’s mental illness was responsible for the lavish purchases — including a $43,350 gold-plated Rolex and sports and political memorabilia.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; crime; givehimthechair; illinois; jackson; politics

My race-baiting Chicago Democrat baby boy was out of his mind when he bought that Rolex, looted his campaign fund, and evaded taxes ... and his depression was caused by oppression ... due to repression and discrimination!

1 posted on 06/15/2013 5:03:17 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

The curious thing...if the federal guys hadn’t gotten involved....the district would have continued year after year....reelecting this guy. For all we know....there’s forty bi-polar Congressmen sitting in the House today.


2 posted on 06/15/2013 5:08:03 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Zakeet

Well... insanity does run in that family.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 5:09:05 AM PDT by rusureitflies?
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To: Zakeet
This psychopath is no more bipolar than I am. What a travesty. But then that's what shysters are for I guess.
4 posted on 06/15/2013 5:21:49 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Zakeet

He has the “disorder” of being a Democrat politician.


5 posted on 06/15/2013 5:22:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's a caaaaaaaat!)
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To: Zakeet

Well, Liberalism IS a MENTAL DISORDER.


6 posted on 06/15/2013 5:22:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Zakeet
Well Papa Jessie the acorn doesn't fall fare from the tree..he took lessons from the biggest flimflam man in the USA..
7 posted on 06/15/2013 5:34:42 AM PDT by PLD
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To: PLD

Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago instead of Iraq....
Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago.
221 killed in Iraq, AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US. (Only criminals have guns.)

Here’s the Chicago chain of command:

·President: Barack Hussein Obama
·Senator: Dick Durbin
·House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.

Governor: Pat Quinn
·House leader: Mike Madigan
·Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
·Mayor: Rahm Emanuel (don’t forget 4 decades of Daley’s)
·The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats.
·Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago.
·Of course, they’re all blaming each other.
·Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
·Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
·State pension fund $96 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
·Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
·This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he is going to ‘fix’Washington politics for us???
·George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house.
·Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is...that’s right, also in the big house.
·And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a couple of months ago. That is because he is fighting to prevent being sent to...that’s right, the big house.
·The Land of Lincoln, where our governors make our license plates.

But you know what?

As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.


8 posted on 06/15/2013 5:41:04 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Zakeet
Within a few years doctors will have a genetic test available to see if you're really bipolar or just crooked.

Probably be a good idea to test EVERYONE who runs for political office ~ make it a constitutional requirement in fact.

9 posted on 06/15/2013 5:42:02 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Zakeet

When “Blame Whitey” no longer works....


10 posted on 06/15/2013 5:52:41 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Tax-chick
He has the “disorder” of being a Democrat politician who was dumb enough to get caught (In Chicago no less!).

Fixed it for you.

11 posted on 06/15/2013 5:57:45 AM PDT by Wingy
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To: Wingy

well, since Jackson Jr. is black and a good Democrat, he is permitted to have an excuse for his illegal behavior.

Imagine if a Republican did what Jackson Jr. did, and his excuse was being bipolar/manic deoressive. The liberals would NOT let a Republican get away with such an excuse.


12 posted on 06/15/2013 6:02:11 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Wingy

Good point.


13 posted on 06/15/2013 6:03:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's a caaaaaaaat!)
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To: Zakeet

The lawyer might be right. Anyone who would pay $43,350 for a gold PLATED Rolex must be insane.

For that kind of scratch, I would demand solid gold.


14 posted on 06/15/2013 6:04:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: pepsionice
The curious thing...if the federal guys hadn’t gotten involved....the district would have continued year after year....reelecting this guy. For all we know....there’s forty bi-polar Congressmen sitting in the House today.

I have no reason to believe that he won't be reelected sometime in the near future - mental instability is a plus for Dims - they leverage it to avoid punishment for their crimes.

15 posted on 06/15/2013 6:08:13 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: rusureitflies?

Considering how the man has voted in the House of Representatives over his term of office, I have no doubt that the man is insane.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 6:12:32 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Rolex doesn’t make “plated” watches.


17 posted on 06/15/2013 6:14:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: reg45

Didn’t we say a few years back: “Obamacare, you would have to be crazy to vote for it.”


18 posted on 06/15/2013 6:16:10 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And “journalists” don’t concern themselves with facts.


19 posted on 06/15/2013 6:20:28 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Zakeet

“liberalism” is a mental disorder.

I think that case has already been made.....


20 posted on 06/15/2013 7:14:31 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Zakeet

Not guilty by reason of Democrat thugocracy.


21 posted on 06/15/2013 7:19:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Zakeet
“It is unlikely that Mr. Jackson will be able to establish a trusting relationship with a Bureau of Prisons psychiatrist quickly enough to maintain his progress toward improved mental health,” the lawyers said

Yes, because every other inmate feels safe and warm and trusting from their very first day behind bars. /sarc>

22 posted on 06/15/2013 7:21:10 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: SeminoleCounty

“When “Blame Whitey” no longer works....”

Mychal Massie hit the nail on the head with a recent article. He said it about the Obamas but it applies here as well. Jesse Jr. has been “Living Nigger Rich.” The only difference is that there aren’t 35 other “owners” on his Caddy.


23 posted on 06/15/2013 7:52:23 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Zakeet
“It is unlikely that Mr. Jackson will be able to establish a trusting relationship with a Bureau of Prisons psychiatrist quickly enough...

Wait a minute there! If I were the judge I'd take that as an argument for a longer sentence - so that poor Mr. Jackson would have plenty of time to relate to the shrink. "Thank you, counseler, your client is hereby sentenced to 25 years."

24 posted on 06/15/2013 8:25:08 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Zakeet.


25 posted on 06/15/2013 8:36:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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meme-building:

CDC: ‘Nearly 50% of U.S. Adults Will Develop at Least One Mental Illness’
CNS News | 06/13/2013 | Taylor Knoph
Posted on 06/15/2013 7:46:11 AM PDT by Rusty0604
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3031646/posts


26 posted on 06/15/2013 8:50:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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