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The NRA's Top Lawyer Was Once Convicted Of Murder (ZOT!)
Business Insider ^ | 7/29/14 | Pamela Engel

Posted on 07/30/2014 7:49:34 AM PDT by PlasticMan

The National Rifle Association's top lawyer, who has been instrumental in shaping gun policy in the U.S., was once convicted of murdering a woman in Indiana....

Robert J. Dowlut, general counsel for the NRA, reportedly admitted to police in 1963 that he killed his girlfriend's mother. He was 17 years old at the time. Dowlut reportedly led police to the graveyard where he buried the gun and also copped to attempting to rob a pawnshop the same night as the killing.

Bullets from the gun Dowlut unearthed at the graveyard matched those found at the site of Anna Marie Yocum's murder and at the pawnshop, according to Mother Jones.

A jury found Dowlut guilty of murder, but his conviction was later overturned because of shoddy police work during the investigation....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; dowlut; guncontrol; murder; nra; secondamendment; zot
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Well, that's embarrassing. It also begs the question of why the case wasn't re-tried with proper police work.
1 posted on 07/30/2014 7:49:34 AM PDT by PlasticMan
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To: PlasticMan

Uh, the story said it was overturned, which means he is now not guilty of murder. That’s how our system works. But you knew that, right?


2 posted on 07/30/2014 7:51:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: PlasticMan

Well that’s nice, expect the left to have a good time with this juicy tidbit of information.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 7:52:43 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: hellinahandcart; darkwing104; Old Sarge; humblegunner

Sniff, sniff!


4 posted on 07/30/2014 7:52:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: PlasticMan; TheOldLady

You haz a smell. Iz not a gud smell.


5 posted on 07/30/2014 7:53:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PlasticMan

6 posted on 07/30/2014 7:55:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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7 posted on 07/30/2014 7:56:10 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Fresh Wind

8 posted on 07/30/2014 7:58:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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9 posted on 07/30/2014 8:00:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another troll doing what obama tells them to do.


10 posted on 07/30/2014 8:00:04 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a classic case of a perp getting off on a ridiculous technicality.


11 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:14 AM PDT by PlasticMan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see PlasticMan just recently joined up with FR. The smell of disrupters and trolls around here is getting thick again.


12 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:16 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: TribalPrincess2U

He won’t last long here. The storm clouds are gathering, and lightning will surely follow.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:54 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: PlasticMan

You’re a special kind of stupid, aren’t you?


14 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:58 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

...and kitty litter.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 8:04:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PlasticMan

Reportedly?

Reported by whom?

Oh, there it is at the bottom of the story-

“Read the full story at Mother Jones >”

BS.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 8:05:38 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: PlasticMan
Yeah, you say that until you're the defendant. As it stands now, he's not a “murderer” at all, no more than George Zimmerman is, despite the protestations of the left. If I were in his shoes, I'd be on the horn with my attorney, getting the lawsuit against that site going.
17 posted on 07/30/2014 8:05:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: PlasticMan

The idea of letting people out of jail is that they are theoretically able to become productive members of society. This gut chose to be a lawyer instead.


18 posted on 07/30/2014 8:05:43 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: PlasticMan; martin_fierro

> Dowlut

...lolwut?


19 posted on 07/30/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PlasticMan; 50mm; Darksheare; Admin Moderator
PlasticMan hasn't created an about page.

And he doesn't like the NRA or Dinesh D'Souza, but he does post threads to Support Gay Marriage. Sniff.

20 posted on 07/30/2014 8:07:01 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: The Working Man; PlasticMan

Obama’s boys are hard at work. I wonder if Josh Ernst, the spokes boy, is the Plastic Man?


21 posted on 07/30/2014 8:07:49 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk ("Good beer is proof that God loves us." Ben Franklin)
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To: thorvaldr

My question is how did the police screw up the investigation on this one? That’s really worthy of investigation.


22 posted on 07/30/2014 8:08:11 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: PlasticMan

Plastic People (You’re Such a Drag)

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23 posted on 07/30/2014 8:08:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Why would I like 1)an organization that hires a murderer who got off on a ridiculous technicality to a high position or 2)a cheese-eating pro-Islamist surrender monkey?


24 posted on 07/30/2014 8:08:40 AM PDT by PlasticMan
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To: PlasticMan

It’s kinda difficult to get too worked up over this, considering that the guy who singlehandedly launched the political career of B. Hussein Obama was a himself murderous terrorist who never faced justice for his crimes.


25 posted on 07/30/2014 8:12:32 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: PlasticMan

There is no statute of limitations on murder, so you know the Democrats are going to jump on this like flies on $hi*


26 posted on 07/30/2014 8:14:20 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: PlasticMan

I see you chose today to hoist yourself by your petard


27 posted on 07/30/2014 8:14:50 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: PlasticMan

IBTZ


28 posted on 07/30/2014 8:15:29 AM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: DJ Taylor
There is no statute of limitations on murder, so you know the Democrats are going to jump on this like flies on $hi*

Won't matter. Double Jeopardy applies. A jury found him not guilty. He can't be tried again.

29 posted on 07/30/2014 8:20:22 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: PlasticMan
It also begs the question of why the case wasn't re-tried with proper police work.

Probably because the prosecutor didn't think the case was winnable.

Prosecutors make that type of decision all the time.

30 posted on 07/30/2014 8:24:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: PlasticMan
It’s a classic case of a perp getting off on a ridiculous technicality.

Well, Plastic Man, you might be in a differerent comic book universe than Dr. Sivana, but I don't think this is embarrassing or wrong.

He's one of the NRA's lawyers. He is not the face of the NRA. He is a hirling. If he had been found guilty, he might well have been out of jail 30 years ago. Without the jail, he has kept his nose clean. He got lucky and made the most of it.

He is obviously a skilled and talented attorney, and I would be happy to hire him. With Bill Ayers cackling all over, you are worried about this employee?

Sheesh.
31 posted on 07/30/2014 8:27:30 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: PlasticMan; 2ndDivisionVet; hellinahandcart; darkwing104; Old Sarge; humblegunner
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32 posted on 07/30/2014 8:27:49 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: PlasticMan
Plastic man, paper face. Candy heart, what a waste.
33 posted on 07/30/2014 8:28:46 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: PlasticMan
Bye bye, plastic boy.


34 posted on 07/30/2014 8:29:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: TheOldLady

Another troll bites the dust.


35 posted on 07/30/2014 8:32:06 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10,v 19)
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To: PlasticMan

36 posted on 07/30/2014 8:33:14 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: IYAS9YAS

That’s incorrect. The jury found him guilty. The Indiana Supreme Court overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial. He never got a new trial. He likely will now after this story in Mother Jones, which was probably the intent.


37 posted on 07/30/2014 8:44:47 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: PlasticMan; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Aloysius88; Altariel; Americanwolf; ...

Everyone wing by and dump the chamberpots on “Plasticman”, our latest ZOT recipient.


38 posted on 07/30/2014 8:50:35 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Sidebar Moderator

It was Sidebar, in the kitchen, with the rattailed towel!


39 posted on 07/30/2014 8:51:23 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This reminds me a bit of the case in which a guy was convicted of armed robbery, sentenced, but was never actually sent to jail because of a clerical error.

All the liberals whined that he had led an exemplary life since his conviction and should not be sent to jail years later.

But this case is different. This guy isn’t a black liberal, so he’s fair game.


40 posted on 07/30/2014 8:52:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Darksheare

lol


41 posted on 07/30/2014 8:54:29 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: BuckeyeTexan
That’s incorrect. The jury found him guilty.

Sorry, I misread that last bit of the blurb, and put a "not" in front of the "guilty". Thanks for the correction.

42 posted on 07/30/2014 9:00:23 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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43 posted on 07/30/2014 9:03:40 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
He likely will now after this story in Mother Jones, which was probably the intent.

Doubt that. Witnesses are dead. Gun is still inadmissible. Interrogation is inadmissible. There was a reason for not having a retrial when his conviction was overturned. They had no evidence left.

44 posted on 07/30/2014 9:09:06 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

They have no evidence and no witnesses, everyone but Dowlut is dead now.

In spite of the fact that it is in Mother Jones, it’s a great read. I especially enjoyed the catalog of the yeoman work Mr. Dowlut did for the NRA.

I don’t think they meant to have this effect, but after reading the article I am impressed with and grateful to Mr. Dowlut.


45 posted on 07/30/2014 9:11:05 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Col Freeper; All
Thank You, for the post!

46 posted on 07/30/2014 9:16:16 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: PlasticMan
thy name is, ZOTEE!

47 posted on 07/30/2014 9:22:11 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Col Freeper

IATZ

Thank you, Sidebar Moderator, and Col Freeper. Good catch!

They always seem to creep out of the woodwork when we’re nearing an election, don’t they?


48 posted on 07/30/2014 9:27:53 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: PlasticMan
Yeah, that's right.

And yer next.

49 posted on 07/30/2014 9:32:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: PlasticMan
Noob got the ZOT!!


50 posted on 07/30/2014 9:35:04 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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