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(Opposing Views)   Bank robber's official defense: "Since the banks had been bailed out and the people had not, I was going to confiscate money from US Bank in Jackson, Wyoming, and redistribute it to the poor and homeless in America. And that's what I did"   (opposingviews.com) divider line 62
    More: Spiffy, Wyoming, Corey Donaldson, U.S. District, bank robbery, branch manager, homeless  
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2013-05-01 04:20:16 PM  
8 votes:
Good. Fu*k banks.
2013-05-01 06:05:20 PM  
7 votes:

AugieDoggyDaddy: Yep,  the world would be better  if we got rid of all the banks.


No, but it would be a better place if banks and bankers were held accountable for their actions instead of being bailed out and given bonuses for committing fraud and making bad bets. "Too big to fail" and "too big to jail" are inherently unjust concepts.
2013-05-01 04:39:56 PM  
7 votes:
Steals from the government (as he sees it) and give to the people


That is actually Robin Hood!
2013-05-01 06:45:53 PM  
4 votes:

Tatsuma: Calmamity: Good. Fu*k banks.

Oldiron_79: Im ok with this

phlatulence: Hero tag cringing under bank teller desk somewhere?

Ned Stark: Acquit.

ToastTheRabbit: [media.tumblr.com image 500x276]

libranoelrose: He didn't give me any money, but I still support what he did.

Warlordtrooper: I'd like to buy this guy a beer.

AugieDoggyDaddy: Yep,  the world would be better  if we got rid of all the banks.


... what the fark is wrong with you people?

This man robbed a bank, kept tens of thousands of dollars for himself, probably hid away some more, gave thousands to his friends, but because he said 'fark bailouts' and gave some to other homeless people (who happen to be personal friends, as he was himself homeless), suddenly what he did is heroic and justified?

What the fark.


If the government had gone after even one person in the mortage and banking scandal, I would not be sympathetic to his argument.  Since NOT ONE FARKING PERSON was even investigated, I say his actions were reasonable.

Yes, he robbed a bank for a couple of hundred thousand.  I'm more concerned with the billions robbed by politically protected rich bastards.  And I'm a libertarian who never goes the "fark the rich bastard" route.
2013-05-01 06:29:07 PM  
4 votes:

Tatsuma: Treygreen13: I'm sure the glowing praise of the anonymous internet cellar-dwellers will comfort this guy as he prepares to go to jail for a decade.

Seriously everyone who posted things like that have to be basically cellar-dwellers with very little impact on society, this is a beyond farked-up mentality to have.


The reason people don't have a problem with stealing from banks is because the banks may have farked up the entire world economy and caused a lot of grief/harm to people. It's called comeuppance and since no governmental authority has done jack shiat to provide said comeuppance, people will tend to look the other way when shiat like this happens regardless if this guys motives were exactly as he said they were. It may not be right, the people at that bank in Wyoming probably had nothing to do with the actions of the bank at large, but I can at least understand both robbing it and being okay with the guy doing it.
2013-05-01 05:47:50 PM  
4 votes:

Ned Stark: Acquit.


I'd say this is an excellent case for jury nullification, but he's not allowed to discuss his motives.  Also, what's up with that shiat?  If he'd killed some dude because he was sleeping with his wife, the prosecution could use that motivation as evidence.
2013-05-01 06:50:34 PM  
3 votes:

Tatsuma: links136: It's kinda like when prison guards look the other way while jail-mates beat the shiat out of child molesters. They had it coming.

No, no it's not. It's not the same thing at all.

Communist_Manifesto: I said nothing about justifying homicide mr. strawman.

Oh so only crimes that might lead to murder, like robbing a bank, are justified, but not straight up murder?


Are you kidding?  Private banks have decayed society to the point of collapse.  Frankly, they should all be charged with treason and have banks nationalized.

Wouldn't mind the french revolution either.
2013-05-01 06:11:52 PM  
3 votes:

Calmamity: Good. Fu*k banks.


Oldiron_79: Im ok with this


phlatulence: Hero tag cringing under bank teller desk somewhere?


Ned Stark: Acquit.


ToastTheRabbit: [media.tumblr.com image 500x276]


libranoelrose: He didn't give me any money, but I still support what he did.


Warlordtrooper: I'd like to buy this guy a beer.


AugieDoggyDaddy: Yep,  the world would be better  if we got rid of all the banks.



... what the fark is wrong with you people?

This man robbed a bank, kept tens of thousands of dollars for himself, probably hid away some more, gave thousands to his friends, but because he said 'fark bailouts' and gave some to other homeless people (who happen to be personal friends, as he was himself homeless), suddenly what he did is heroic and justified?

What the fark.
2013-05-01 06:00:26 PM  
3 votes:

titwrench: PunGent: FTA  "Last week, a U.S. District judge told Donaldson he could not argue before the jury that his actions were justified."

I'm a lawyer, but not a criminal lawyer...did this guy just get a solid issue for appeal?

It sounds as though the judge is saying kind of tounge in cheek that he can argue the legality but he is not able to admit whether or not he feels the robber was justified. A take it as a wink and a nod to the robber even though he has to do his job and upstand the law.


I take it as more of the same problem with the legal system in America that causes us to put 17-year-olds in prison for consensual sex with their 16-year-old girlfriends...

The idea that the law itself is paramount, and that the jury cannot question it from the courtroom.

We've forgotten that this was one of the reasons why the jury system existed in the first place - to make sure that well-intended laws weren't inappropriately applied.
2013-05-01 04:56:01 PM  
3 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Steals from the government (as he sees it) and give to the people


That is actually Robin Hood!


I say give him a bow and a target with an arrow in the bullseye. If he can split the arrow with his shot, then let him off.
2013-05-01 09:08:37 PM  
2 votes:
Look, let's cut the sh*t about "conservatives" and "libs".  They don't exist.  There's just the scerwers and the people who cheer lead for them because they think they're gonna get in the back door as "one of the good ones", and the screwees who are about 3 clicks shy of building guillotines and, historically, pretty much on schedule.  But let's stop pretending that those emperors cloaks add up to anything like a useful definition for any ideology within a political system that got dismantled and thrown under a train 40 years ago.
2013-05-01 07:01:58 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah screw bankers and the 50 year-old lady working as a bank teller making minimum wage and that digusting Bank manager making 50k a year stealing money out our pockets!

Psst you're robbing the wrong "bankers" numbnuts. And to you dumb farks showing empathy or support for this moran, fark you too for being too dense to understand the difference between a Wall Street Investment Bank and Bum-Fark Bank of Wyoming.
2013-05-01 06:51:25 PM  
2 votes:

Tatsuma: Communist_Manifesto: I never said the guy was justified, I even said it wasn't right. Go fark yourself troll

You said you could empathize with it earlier and 'while you might not be ok', not stating whether you actually were or not.

And please, do you even know what a troll is? Hint: much like hipster, the definition is not 'everything I loathe and despise'


Empathy:
1.  the imaginative of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it

2.  the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively manner;  also: the capacity for this

The reason people don't have a problem with stealing from banks is because the banks may have farked up the entire world economy and caused a lot of grief/harm to people. It's called comeuppance and since no governmental authority has done jack shiat to provide said comeuppance, people will tend to look the other way when shiat like this happens regardless if this guys motives were exactly as he said they were. It may not be right, the people at that bank in Wyoming probably had nothing to do with the actions of the bank at large, but I can at least understand both robbing it and being okay with the guy doing it.

I never condoned his actions. You apparently don't know what the word empathy means. So I guess if you're not a troll you're just a straight up moron. Don't bother responding, I'm not going to respond to someone who doesn't even understand the concept of empathy.
2013-05-01 06:46:55 PM  
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: insertsnarkyusername: What minority owned banks exist?

There has to be one, right?


Jews are minorities.
2013-05-01 06:40:48 PM  
2 votes:

Tatsuma: links136: It's kinda like when prison guards look the other way while jail-mates beat the shiat out of child molesters. They had it coming.

No, no it's not. It's not the same thing at all.

Communist_Manifesto: I said nothing about justifying homicide mr. strawman.

Oh so only crimes that might lead to murder, like robbing a bank, are justified, but not straight up murder?


I never said the guy was justified, I even said it wasn't right. Go fark yourself troll
2013-05-01 06:37:55 PM  
2 votes:

Tatsuma: Communist_Manifesto: The reason people don't have a problem with stealing from banks is because the banks may have farked up the entire world economy and caused a lot of grief/harm to people.

Actual bank are merely entities, it's the people who control the banks who did all of these things.

Can I go out and start murdering them? It is, after all, comeuppance.

Communist_Manifesto: the people at that bank in Wyoming probably had nothing to do with the actions of the bank at large, but I can at least understand both robbing it and being okay with the guy doing it.

Gangbangers in America are responsible for the death of lots of innocents. If I have a relative who dies in a drive-by, can I just walk up to any gang-banger and shoot him in the head? After all, it might not be this individual who is responsible, but well he's in a group responsible for most of these crimes.


I said nothing about justifying homicide mr. strawman.
2013-05-01 06:31:29 PM  
2 votes:

Communist_Manifesto: The reason people don't have a problem with stealing from banks is because the banks may have farked up the entire world economy and caused a lot of grief/harm to people.


Actual bank are merely entities, it's the people who control the banks who did all of these things.

Can I go out and start murdering them? It is, after all, comeuppance.

Communist_Manifesto: the people at that bank in Wyoming probably had nothing to do with the actions of the bank at large, but I can at least understand both robbing it and being okay with the guy doing it.


Gangbangers in America are responsible for the death of lots of innocents. If I have a relative who dies in a drive-by, can I just walk up to any gang-banger and shoot him in the head? After all, it might not be this individual who is responsible, but well he's in a group responsible for most of these crimes.
2013-05-01 06:20:29 PM  
2 votes:

Tatsuma: ... what the fark is wrong with you people?

This man robbed a bank, kept tens of thousands of dollars for himself, probably hid away some more, gave thousands to his friends, but because he said 'fark bailouts' and gave some to other homeless people (who happen to be personal friends, as he was himself homeless), suddenly what he did is heroic and justified?

What the fark.


I'm sure the glowing praise of the anonymous internet cellar-dwellers will comfort this guy as he prepares to go to jail for a decade.
2013-05-01 06:18:43 PM  
2 votes:
Good. We need this and the public execution of bank and finance executives who have negativly hurt the United States and her people.

i234.photobucket.com
2013-05-01 05:51:29 PM  
2 votes:
I'd like to buy this guy a beer.
2013-05-01 05:48:57 PM  
2 votes:
He didn't give me any money, but I still support what he did.
2013-05-01 05:48:50 PM  
2 votes:
media.tumblr.com
2013-05-01 05:37:35 PM  
2 votes:
Stick it to the man. Fark banks and bankers
2013-05-01 05:35:14 PM  
2 votes:
See? See what I was on about?

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2013-05-02 08:27:06 AM  
1 votes:

Tatsuma: links136: It's kinda like when prison guards look the other way while jail-mates beat the shiat out of child molesters. They had it coming.

No, no it's not. It's not the same thing at all.


Actually, it is.

Better yet, it's like the tacit approval of Pound-Me-In-The-Ass Prison, rape and murder in the cell block that guards will not try particularly hard to stop and which will never get investigated beyond, "who did it?!  All right all you suspects in solitary for a while!"

It's a situation where organizations which have consistently avoided any punishment for systemic criminal or unethical behaviors and received what our sense of justice considers insufficient punishment (often none at all).  It's not right, from a reasoned perspective, and it's questionable from an ethical perspective, but it grabs the attention of emotional appeal like unattended steak draws the attention of your dog.

Realistically, there is a logical argument that "examples need to be made" of the criminal behaviors of the financial industry.  Some execs need to do a perp-walk, some exceedingly wealthy need to see up-close and personal that yes, there ARE laws and there ARE consequences.  A bank robber getting off while the money is returned AND insured AND possibly some is "creatively positioned"(stolen) by the banks is not going to be that.

So no, the people above alternating between "let 'im go!" and "hang the bankers up by their entrails!" are wrong, but you would be wise to understand the emotional reasoning behind it.  It's why we still listen to you after you've gone on "Genocide yay!" tears and frothed about things that got your pathos going.   You don't have to agree to understand.

Also you come off as defending the banks and the bankers, probably not your intent but it's still what you sound like.
2013-05-02 03:56:35 AM  
1 votes:
I am going to have to join the crowd who are asking WTF is up with the instructions about not discussing motives. That seems wrong. I'm not a lawyer, though. Any lawyers got an explanation for this?

Tatsuma: I've spent most of the last two years away from fark


You've logged in your alt a mighty damn lot.
2013-05-01 11:28:35 PM  
1 votes:

another cultural observer: bunner: another cultural observer: Sorry.

You seem insincere.   :  )

It was a befuddled Englishman's "sorry", not a used car salesman's "sorry"


Context is important, I agree.  Nothing to be befuddled about, really.  He premise I have stated is quite simply that codified theft on a large scale is quite often excused, supported and a granted privilege of those who have access to large financial constructs while penny ante mooks get nailed to a tree.  I'm sort of against both approaches because they're both illegal and designed to deprive people of their property and capital.  And when I see Lehman Bros. execs in stocks, I shall find a modicum of equilibrium in our  criminal justice system.
2013-05-01 11:07:00 PM  
1 votes:

another cultural observer: Justification is not a defense to fraud, either.  Sorry.


Apparently "nudge, wink, we're too big to f*ck with" is, though.
2013-05-01 10:54:21 PM  
1 votes:

another cultural observer: Because legislatures and courts haven't been convinced by the logic of decriminalizing bank robbery because poor people exist. For some strange reason.


I absitively agree.  I am curious, however, as to how they managed to arrive at the notion that investment bankers colluding to obliterate entire market sectors, not only with impunity, but a fat bonus for their efforts, IS justifiable.  The legal system just gets curiouser and curiouser.
2013-05-01 08:57:41 PM  
1 votes:
If I was on that jury, I'd make damned sure it was a 'hung' jury, if I couldn't otherwise convince my fellow jurors that he should be judged "not guilty". Period.
2013-05-01 08:55:48 PM  
1 votes:
Last week, a U.S. District judge told Donaldson he could not argue before the jury that his actions were justified.

This legal defense is only available to the banks.
2013-05-01 08:52:17 PM  
1 votes:
US Bank?

where's the HERO tag?
2013-05-01 08:50:13 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: insertsnarkyusername: What minority owned banks exist?

There has to be one, right?



The Freedom National Bank of Harlem was the only bank deemed not too big to fail during the S&L crisis and depositors were only covered to the FDIC $250k limit.  All the other banks' depositors had their deposits covered above $250k.  Bill Cosby lost a small fortune, so no there doesn't have to be another one.
2013-05-01 08:37:44 PM  
1 votes:

jcooli09: The reason people don't have a problem with stealing from banks is because the banks may have farked up the entire world economy and caused a lot of grief/harm to people. It's called comeuppance and since no governmental authority has done jack shiat to provide said comeuppance, people will tend to look the other way when shiat like this happens regardless if this guys motives were exactly as he said they were. It may not be right, the people at that bank in Wyoming probably had nothing to do with the actions of the bank at large, but I can at least understand both robbing it and being okay with the guy doing it.


This. One way or the other, the rich in America need to be exposed to the consequences of their enriching themselves by looting the public treasury and taking an ever-larger share of income from the private economy. Nothing will change until that is the case, one only needs to look at recent history.

Roughly 100 years ago there (in a nutshell) was a very legitimate threat from ideological like socialism, communism, and even anarchism. The wiser of the elites realized this existential threat and supported FDR. While he reformed the capitalist system, he did not overthrow the monied interests, and the rich got to stay relatively rich and in power. The elites of today seem much less open to sensible compromise that would aim to keep the capitalist system intact, as the reckless decisions their puppets in the legislature would suggest. There is no foreseeable avenue within the political system to implement reform in a way that would make our crony capitalist economy more equitable while preserving its basic structure.

Things are going to get more and more interesting.
2013-05-01 08:06:36 PM  
1 votes:

rolladuck: sgnilward: If I were on the jury, I certainly would be going for nullification on this one.

So, what you're saying is if someone were to come into your place of business with a gun, corale you and your customers into a corner while his friends take all the cash and valuables they could find, that you would be okay with it, as long as you worked for in industry that had been vilified in popular media.
You are messed up.


I don't think your hypothetical is similar to what happened in the news story. There were no weapons involved. He told the bank manager someone else had planted bombs in the snow outside. I'm not condoning his actions, but it seems to me only the bank manager was impacted emotionally by this guy's actions. There was no gun, there was no "coraleing" (I assume you mean corral?) involved.
2013-05-01 07:59:31 PM  
1 votes:

Tatsuma: Communist_Manifesto: The reason people don't have a problem with stealing from banks is because the banks may have farked up the entire world economy and caused a lot of grief/harm to people.

Actual bank are merely entities, it's the people who control the banks who did all of these things.

Can I go out and start murdering them? It is, after all, comeuppance.

Communist_Manifesto: the people at that bank in Wyoming probably had nothing to do with the actions of the bank at large, but I can at least understand both robbing it and being okay with the guy doing it.

Gangbangers in America are responsible for the death of lots of innocents. If I have a relative who dies in a drive-by, can I just walk up to any gang-banger and shoot him in the head? After all, it might not be this individual who is responsible, but well he's in a group responsible for most of these crimes.


I doubt anyone would complain to much if you did.
for that matter I doubt anyone would care that much at all.

Ive always thought. If one is a member of an outlaw group.
IE. Hells angles bloods crips mafia. Why are they given the same legal protection as anyone else. By definition they belong to an organization bent on breaking law.

who cares if john Q public goes all charles bronson on them?
theyve got it coming
2013-05-01 07:53:58 PM  
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Voted for what?


Voted for the guy who put a millionaire Wall Street defense attorney in charge of the Department of Justice right after bank fraud brought down the global economy. Oddly, the millionaire Wall Street defense attorney didn't even bother to prosecute any of the clients he will go back to working for when he's back in the private sector in a couple of years.

Hell, just today Obama appointed a major lobbyist for the Cable and Telecommunications industries (as well as a major Obama fundraiser) to be in charge of regulating the Cable and Telecommunications industries at the FCC.
2013-05-01 07:53:50 PM  
1 votes:

Communist_Manifesto: Tatsuma: Treygreen13: I'm sure the glowing praise of the anonymous internet cellar-dwellers will comfort this guy as he prepares to go to jail for a decade.

Seriously everyone who posted things like that have to be basically cellar-dwellers with very little impact on society, this is a beyond farked-up mentality to have.

The reason people don't have a problem with stealing from banks is because the banks may have farked up the entire world economy and caused a lot of grief/harm to people. It's called comeuppance and since no governmental authority has done jack shiat to provide said comeuppance, people will tend to look the other way when shiat like this happens regardless if this guys motives were exactly as he said they were. It may not be right, the people at that bank in Wyoming probably had nothing to do with the actions of the bank at large, but I can at least understand both robbing it and being okay with the guy doing it.


Yep.

I've been called for jury duty this summer.  If I get a bank robbery, I'm voting innocent unless someone got hurt.

I won't admit that during selection, though.
2013-05-01 07:53:07 PM  
1 votes:
Anytime a bank corporation or even a rich guy is stolen from it should be seen as a good thing.

because none of the above got there without stealing screwing or theiving from someone along the way
2013-05-01 07:48:49 PM  
1 votes:
I'll take another moment to recommend everyone read this book:

dl.dropboxusercontent.com

When the rich and powerful aren't even prosecuted for bank fraud so extreme that it takes down the global economy, I see no reason why anyone else should be convicted of crimes involving banks.

Equal justice under the law is a very old American concept.
2013-05-01 07:16:55 PM  
1 votes:

rolladuck: I've got two friends who've worked as bank tellers and both of them have been robbed. One of them was robbed at gunpoint, the other by a man with a letter who threatened to have a gun. Both of them have had psychological damage, and the one who was robbed at gunpoint still wakes up screaming at night because of the ordeal--years later.

The fact is that what he did likely terrorized normal, everyday, common people who were just trying to make a living for their families. The executives weren't harmed by this--even a $200k loss is a relatively paltry sum, especially considering banks carry insurance for this sort of thing. It is the violence--and the threat of violence, as well as the psychological harm that a robbery inflicts upon people, that makes the action unexcusable. No peaceful person should be subjected to torment in his or her efforts to make a decent living.

While some banks do make a mockery of the system, the normal folks who are trying to survive should not be punished because their bosses are evil. To think they are is to glorify punishing the true victims of the crimes--the patrons and staff of the business targeted for theft.


They work for banks, they should be mistreated. Part of the problem and all that.
2013-05-01 07:06:08 PM  
1 votes:

OgreMagi: Tatsuma: Calmamity: Good. Fu*k banks.

Oldiron_79: Im ok with this

phlatulence: Hero tag cringing under bank teller desk somewhere?

Ned Stark: Acquit.

ToastTheRabbit: [media.tumblr.com image 500x276]

libranoelrose: He didn't give me any money, but I still support what he did.

Warlordtrooper: I'd like to buy this guy a beer.

AugieDoggyDaddy: Yep,  the world would be better  if we got rid of all the banks.


... what the fark is wrong with you people?

This man robbed a bank, kept tens of thousands of dollars for himself, probably hid away some more, gave thousands to his friends, but because he said 'fark bailouts' and gave some to other homeless people (who happen to be personal friends, as he was himself homeless), suddenly what he did is heroic and justified?

What the fark.

If the government had gone after even one person in the mortage and banking scandal, I would not be sympathetic to his argument.  Since NOT ONE FARKING PERSON was even investigated, I say his actions were reasonable.

Yes, he robbed a bank for a couple of hundred thousand.  I'm more concerned with the billions robbed by politically protected rich bastards.  And I'm a libertarian who never goes the "fark the rich bastard" route.


You know what's more disturbing? The fact no-one feels the need to hold the politicians who voted for it accountable because they are a member of the party they favor. The just pisses me right off.
2013-05-01 07:00:25 PM  
1 votes:
Tatsuma:
... what the fark is wrong with you people?



Justice
2013-05-01 06:59:21 PM  
1 votes:

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Stick it to the man. Fark banks and bankers


And, well, the rest of us eventually. It's not like the money doesn't come out of the taxpayers' pockets sooner or later.
2013-05-01 06:51:59 PM  
1 votes:

Tatsuma: Communist_Manifesto: I never said the guy was justified, I even said it wasn't right. Go fark yourself troll

You said you could empathize with it earlier and 'while you might not be ok', not stating whether you actually were or not.

And please, do you even know what a troll is? Hint: much like hipster, the definition is not 'everything I loathe and despise'


You don't understand.

Just because something is wrong doesn't mean you can't sympathize with it.

For example, if one of your family members were assaulted, it's only natural that you go out and seek revenge.

It's just in this case you ended up beating the kid brother of the guy who committed the actual assault.  But they're in the same family so it's close enough.
2013-05-01 06:51:54 PM  
1 votes:
So in other words, this guy blatantly confessed to it, and gave the judge every reason to sentence him not only for armed robbery, but to even tack on terrorism charges as well for it being politically motivated.

BRILLIANT.

I bet that defense attorney sat down with a facepalm after he had to tell the jury that.
2013-05-01 06:37:54 PM  
1 votes:

Tatsuma: Treygreen13: I'm sure the glowing praise of the anonymous internet cellar-dwellers will comfort this guy as he prepares to go to jail for a decade.

Seriously everyone who posted things like that have to be basically cellar-dwellers with very little impact on society, this is a beyond farked-up mentality to have.


It's kinda like when prison guards look the other way while jail-mates beat the shiat out of child molesters.  They had it coming.
2013-05-01 06:30:55 PM  
1 votes:
Only think I am mad about is that he failed.
2013-05-01 06:23:27 PM  
1 votes:

Treygreen13: I'm sure the glowing praise of the anonymous internet cellar-dwellers will comfort this guy as he prepares to go to jail for a decade.


Seriously everyone who posted things like that have to be basically cellar-dwellers with very little impact on society, this is a beyond farked-up mentality to have.
2013-05-01 06:12:19 PM  
1 votes:
Good they are all crooks and this is what should happen.  The people are demanding their money back, and the banker's heads on pikes.
2013-05-01 06:08:34 PM  
1 votes:
The prosecutor in that case should be happy I'm not on the jury.
2013-05-01 06:04:48 PM  
1 votes:

AugieDoggyDaddy: Yep,  the world would be better  if we got rid of all the banks.


No, it really wouldn't. They wouldn't keep popping up in societies if there wasn't some sort of net benefit.

/That's not to say we don't need some sort of banking/financial system in general reform in the US.
2013-05-01 06:02:54 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: timujin: I'd say this is an excellent case for jury nullification, but he's not allowed to discuss his motives. Also, what's up with that shiat? If he'd killed some dude because he was sleeping with his wife, the prosecution could use that motivation as evidence.

I guarantee you that if he was robbing minority owned banks cause he didn't like "darkies" having banks he would be facing a new bunch of new charges.


What minority owned banks exist?
2013-05-01 05:57:55 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-05-01 05:48:25 PM  
1 votes:
The first mistake was letting an Ausie in the country.  Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, as everyone knows.
2013-05-01 05:46:45 PM  
1 votes:
Go the fark home, aussie. This AMERICA, got-dammit! Our wealth redistribution only goes one way, and it's not from top to bottom. You take your evil socialism back to the land of nightmares. Those bankers worked hard for those bailouts. If those homeless bums wanted a bailout, they should have hired better lobbyists.
2013-05-01 05:45:52 PM  
1 votes:
FTA  "Last week, a U.S. District judge told Donaldson he could not argue before the jury that his actions were justified."

I'm a lawyer, but not a criminal lawyer...did this guy just get a solid issue for appeal?
2013-05-01 05:39:15 PM  
1 votes:
Bad subby. Popover subscribe fail.
2013-05-01 05:37:13 PM  
1 votes:
Crime does not pay, and that's why we bail out the criminals when their businesses go down the toilet. Only the innocent will have to carry the burden.
2013-05-01 05:36:30 PM  
1 votes:

mbillips: See? See what I was on about?

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Holy, shiat, check that awesome spiderweb tie! John Dillinger, you are more my hero every day.
2013-05-01 05:35:46 PM  
1 votes:
Im ok with this
2013-05-01 04:51:47 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Steals from the government (as he sees it) and give to the people


That is actually Robin Hood!


Isn't this stealing from the government? Aren't these funds FDIC insured?
 
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