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Citizens arrest attempt on Karl Rove - Journal of Omnifarious

Aug. 2nd, 2008

08:56 am - Citizens arrest attempt on Karl Rove

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A group of citizens in Iowa made an attempt to perform a citizen's arrest on Karl Rove. They were arrested for trespassing on private property, but apparently Iowa law allows them to do this for the purposes of making a citizen's arrest. They at least appear to have gotten all their ducks in a row before doing it.

Here is a link to the website by the people who did the citizen's arrest. It contains links to media coverage, a video of the attempt and a bunch of other things.

In a recent interesting bit of news, the judge told Mona Shaw "It's about time." when she explained what she was doing at the country club.

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From:joreth
Date:August 2nd, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Is it on my end or yours that the first link goes only to the main LJ page? When I view this through my f'list, it takes me back to my own LJ and when I view it on your journal directly, it takes me to your page.
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 2nd, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)

Oops

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Thanks for catching that.

I had forgotten to fill in the link. So I had <a href=""> which is basically equivalent to <a href="./">. :-)



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From:smitty1e
Date:August 2nd, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)

OK

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Allow that he is indeed guilty, for the sake of argument.
What does it say about the rest of the country that Rove continues to tool about?
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 3rd, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)

Re: OK

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Arresting him does not require that he's guilty even. It merely requires that there be enough evidence that there should be a trial.

What I think it says is that we are not, and have not been for a long time, a country in which the rule of law reigned supreme. I think we are a country in which complete autocracy is only barely restrained by some sense that we ought to be a country in which the rule of law prevails. This leads to people in power frequently being able to act as if they're above the law.

In our country, laws are only for the little people. And the police know it and act accordingly.

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From:smitty1e
Date:August 4th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)

Re: OK

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Sure, Chappaquidick. This is news?
Although I'd contend that we're closer to oligarchy than autocracy, but your point stands: we ain't the egalitarian place we thought we once were.
Oh, wait: the Constitution featured a 3/5th compromise. Did the Golden Age ever exist?
I submit that the power of the Internet may yet bring the Golden Age to pass, at least in some fashion.
Personally, I don't think Rove the ueber-demon some would paint him. An actually 'fair' and 'honest' trial that pulled down all the strings would leave most of Washington, D.C. standing there in hairshirts.
Yet our election season consists of finger-pointing and farcical claims of racism.
Go figure.
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From:joreth
Date:August 3rd, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
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Apparently Rove is now being held in contempt of court. It's mainly for show and I doubt anything serious will come of it, but it's a start.
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 3rd, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
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It is a start. And other mail I keep getting from various politicians tells me that the idea of impeachment is not completely dead either. Though I generally expect even less to come of that.

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