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(CNN)   Ray Nagin, former Mayor of New Orleans, enters the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame: Federal prison   (cnn.com) divider line 81
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2014-07-09 11:52:26 AM  
Lulz
 
2014-07-09 11:56:08 AM  
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday

So that's like, what - 6 months in real time served inside a prison?  Unless they proved he had 3 grams of weed on him, in which case it sticks...
 
2014-07-09 12:29:10 PM  
That's a pretty damn good headline there, Subby.  It's funny because it's true.
 
2014-07-09 01:05:42 PM  

Cyberluddite: That's a pretty damn good headline there, Subby.  It's funny because it's true.


As a native of New Orleans, I'd say it's not just true, it's the gospel truth.  :D
 
2014-07-09 01:24:46 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday

So that's like, what - 6 months in real time served inside a prison?  Unless they proved he had 3 grams of weed on him, in which case it sticks...


No, its federal prison, so he will wind up serving 85% of that time.

He still got off light. He should count himself lucky he didn't draw a hanging judge who would have given him twice that.
 
2014-07-09 01:29:19 PM  
Party in his chocolate city.
 
2014-07-09 01:42:35 PM  

gilgigamesh: Benevolent Misanthrope: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday

So that's like, what - 6 months in real time served inside a prison?  Unless they proved he had 3 grams of weed on him, in which case it sticks...

No, its federal prison, so he will wind up serving 85% of that time.

He still got off light. He should count himself lucky he didn't draw a hanging judge who would have given him twice that.


Ginger Berrigan is the most lenient judge he could have drawn in the EDLA. There are some judges in that division that would have locked him in a room and thrown the room away. I like Judge Berrigan, but she really went soft on him.
 
2014-07-09 01:44:41 PM  
That's funny right there, I don't care who you are.
 
2014-07-09 01:46:07 PM  
Good.

What is the over/under on SOMEONE on Fark coming in to defend him on this?
 
2014-07-09 01:47:16 PM  
uh oh, the hershey highway leading to chocolate city might need some roadwork after his sentence.
 
2014-07-09 01:49:44 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Good.

What is the over/under on SOMEONE on Fark coming in to defend him on this?


Am I allowed to bet that they will, then defend him under an alt?
 
2014-07-09 01:49:51 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Good.

What is the over/under on SOMEONE on Fark coming in to defend him on this?


Zero.
 
2014-07-09 01:51:18 PM  
So is his intent to make that a "Chocolate" Prison and will he be introducing fellow inmates to his Hershey Highway?

farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2014-07-09 01:56:17 PM  
This is Ray Nagin's Katrina.
 
2014-07-09 01:56:54 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Good.

What is the over/under on SOMEONE on Fark coming in to defend him on this?


just because you asked for it....  for some reason the black politician goes to jail while someone like joe bruno gets a suspended sentence while he appealed! booyah! racism!
 
2014-07-09 01:58:30 PM  

Arkanaut: This is Ray Nagin's Katrina.


I have it on good authority that when Ray Nagin was holed up in in a downtown hotel after the storm, he brought the then-Superintendent of police up to his room and demanded a NOPD officer be assigned to be his personal food taster because the CIA was trying to kill him. That is allegedly one of the reasons the superintendent suddenly quit when things were relatively stabilized a few weeks later.
 
2014-07-09 02:00:43 PM  
just another POS politician who is gonna do some easy time in club fed.
 
2014-07-09 02:02:07 PM  
Nabb1

...because the CIA was trying to kill him.

I don't suppose there's any notion as to why the CIA would want to kill him? Because that sounds pretty funny.
 
2014-07-09 02:03:02 PM  

paygun: That's funny right there, I don't care who you are.


Thanks!  :D


/subby
 
2014-07-09 02:05:34 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: Nabb1

...because the CIA was trying to kill him.

I don't suppose there's any notion as to why the CIA would want to kill him? Because that sounds pretty funny.


He blamed Bush, as I recall.
 
2014-07-09 02:06:20 PM  
I came here for comments about chocolate cities and Hershey highways, and I leave satisfied.
 
2014-07-09 02:10:43 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday

So that's like, what - 6 months in real time served inside a prison?  Unless they proved he had 3 grams of weed on him, in which case it sticks...


Pretty much this.
Wait for the judicial followup.

This is just retribution for calling out the Bush's before other people started realizing what monsters they are.
 
2014-07-09 02:10:51 PM  
I've actually had the pleasure of hanging out with Ray Nagin quite a bit - he went to my church for a couple years after he left Louisiana and was a regular at men's bible study and for a few months was in my particular small group.  I actually only found out of his being the former mayor or NO after several months of knowing him.

I can't speak to the charges or sentencing, as that was not a topic of discussion we typically had, but I can say he is a nice guy and I'm sorry to see him get locked up.
 
2014-07-09 02:11:28 PM  
He's going to be sodomized.  *DING!*

/couldn't happen to a nicer guy
 
2014-07-09 02:11:46 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: I don't suppose there's any notion as to why the CIA would want to kill him


Who was running the CIA?
Someone who" don't like brown people"

Someone who wants to rewrite history
 
2014-07-09 02:15:08 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: He's going to be sodomized.  *DING!*

/couldn't happen to a nicer guy


He's going to Oakdale. It's a minimum security facility. "Club Fed," if you will.
 
2014-07-09 02:17:04 PM  
Mayor Bradley didn't end up in prison. Are there any other black mayors who didn't end up in jail? They are obviously being targeted because they are black if it's a higher percentage than with white mayors. At least that is the method for discovering racism everywhere else.
 
2014-07-09 02:21:10 PM  
How long before his cellmates refer to him as The Big Easy?
 
2014-07-09 02:28:18 PM  
I don't think Nagin's corruption can be attributed to his party. It can be attributed to the state he comes from.

I think they had 3 consecutive insurance commissioners imprisoned about 10 years ago.
 
2014-07-09 02:31:39 PM  
[timg]http://www.bestofneworleans.com/imager/feb-19-2008-mayor-ray-nag in-hoist-on-the-petard-of-his-own-words-and/b/original/2235069/3f66/20 08-0219-SuspectDevice.jpg[/timg]

How I'll always remember him.

RIP Greg Peters "Invincible"
 
2014-07-09 02:32:11 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: I don't think Nagin's corruption can be attributed to his party. It can be attributed to the state he comes from.

I think they had 3 consecutive insurance commissioners imprisoned about 10 years ago.


It's the political culture, not the party, for the most part. But, bear in mind, like 80% of Orleans Parish are registered Democrats, almost ALL elected officials are Democrats, so naturally, if a New Orleans politician is in hot water for corruption, odds are he or she is a Democrat. Party affiliation is purely a function of what it takes to get elected here. But, no, corruption is rampant statewide, and I don't think it is particular to one party or the other. It just depends on where you are in the state and which party tends to dominate the political landscape.
 
2014-07-09 02:32:29 PM  

rjakobi: [timg]http://www.bestofneworleans.com/imager/feb-19-2008-mayor-ray-nag in-hoist-on-the-petard-of-his-own-words-and/b/original/2235069/3f66/20 08-0219-SuspectDevice.jpg[/timg]

How I'll always remember him.

RIP Greg Peters "Invincible"


Oh and fark you, iPhone.
 
2014-07-09 02:36:56 PM  

Nabb1: Debeo Summa Credo: I don't think Nagin's corruption can be attributed to his party. It can be attributed to the state he comes from.

I think they had 3 consecutive insurance commissioners imprisoned about 10 years ago.

It's the political culture, not the party, for the most part. But, bear in mind, like 80% of Orleans Parish are registered Democrats, almost ALL elected officials are Democrats, so naturally, if a New Orleans politician is in hot water for corruption, odds are he or she is a Democrat. Party affiliation is purely a function of what it takes to get elected here. But, no, corruption is rampant statewide, and I don't think it is particular to one party or the other. It just depends on where you are in the state and which party tends to dominate the political landscape.


Remember when Bobby Jindhal was touted as the savior of the modern republican party?
 
2014-07-09 02:38:05 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday

So that's like, what - 6 months in real time served inside a prison?  Unless they proved he had 3 grams of weed on him, in which case it sticks...


Maybe you should ease up on reading all those James Patterson novels there, Snarky McCorruptionitis.
 
2014-07-09 03:21:30 PM  
Wonder if his jail cell needs some granite countertops?
 
2014-07-09 03:21:37 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Good.

What is the over/under on SOMEONE on Fark coming in to defend him on this?


A New Orleanian can agree with Nagin's stances on just about everything and still despise him for the man was ultimately shown to be. There is very, very little Nagin white-knighting in our quirky little city.

Also, at least Edwin Edwards had some panache to his being so crooked he had to screw his pants on in the morning. Nagin is just an arrogant ass who endears himself to virtually no one these days. About the only thing I can say in his defense is that the sentencing should not have surpassed what former Gov. Edwin Edwards got, given that Nagin's approximate haul was $500,000 and Edwards was milking casino executives to the tune of millions.

Goodbye, Mr. Nagin. You're now just another curious footnote in an already curious history of New Orleans. We'll never forget you, Brent.
 
2014-07-09 03:27:01 PM  

Headso: BojanglesPaladin: Good.

What is the over/under on SOMEONE on Fark coming in to defend him on this?

just because you asked for it....  for some reason the black politician goes to jail while someone like joe bruno gets a suspended sentence while he appealed! booyah! racism!


What, do you mean the Joe Bruno whose conviction was overturned because the Supreme Court found the law he was convicted under to be unconstitutionally broad?  The decision that was authored by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and joined by a coalition of Roberts, Alito, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Stevens, with the dissent of Scalia, Thomas, and Kennedy saying the entire law should be scrapped.

The same Joe Bruno, who, when he was subsequently re-tried under the more narrow version of the law, was acquitted of all charges?

That Joe Bruno?
 
2014-07-09 03:27:57 PM  
I just listened to an NPR piece on stiff drug sentences and they featured a mother of a guy who got locked up for 20 years in LA for a half ounce of weed (not first offense) but to think Nagin was convicted on multiple offenses and got 10 years when the recommended minimum is 20 years tells you how farked up the scales of justice are in this country.
 
2014-07-09 03:33:28 PM  

hardinparamedic: Nabb1: Debeo Summa Credo: I don't think Nagin's corruption can be attributed to his party. It can be attributed to the state he comes from.

I think they had 3 consecutive insurance commissioners imprisoned about 10 years ago.

It's the political culture, not the party, for the most part. But, bear in mind, like 80% of Orleans Parish are registered Democrats, almost ALL elected officials are Democrats, so naturally, if a New Orleans politician is in hot water for corruption, odds are he or she is a Democrat. Party affiliation is purely a function of what it takes to get elected here. But, no, corruption is rampant statewide, and I don't think it is particular to one party or the other. It just depends on where you are in the state and which party tends to dominate the political landscape.

Remember when Bobby Jindhal was touted as the savior of the modern republican party?


And Vitter was seen as a young, competent, family-values candidate who could reach across the aisle?

New Orleans is the northernmost Caribbean Island. An island which happens to be smacked up against a stronghold of Dixie ignorance.
 
2014-07-09 03:35:26 PM  

dittybopper: That Joe Bruno?


Yeah, the Joe Bruno who paid a fact witness for testimony that was less that truthful. Swell guy, that Joe Bruno.
 
2014-07-09 03:36:05 PM  

MetryPapi: max_pooper: Nabb1: I guess this thread's not going to be about Nagin anymore, is it? Yeah, nice work Mr. Threadshiatter.

Well there isn't much to be said. It has been pointed out that Nagin was a scumbag who got what he deserved. The mouthbrethers rushed in to project their own tendencies to bitterly defend any and all GOP criminals. It's fun to ridicule them for it.

I honestly feel the first person associated with government that had any real solutions to our problems immediately after Katrina was General Honoré. I felt bad for the police superintendent and for all the first responders and for all the medical professionals stuck in the city.
Nagin was a businessman who suddenly found himself mayor. He tried to reform NOLA gov't but it ended up reforming him.
I think Katrina broke him.

Anyway, he got what he deserved. 10 years is what Edwards got and he stole 6x more than Nagin.


Well put.
 
2014-07-09 03:40:15 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: So that's like, what - 6 months in real time served inside a prison?  Unless they proved he had 3 grams of weed on him, in which case it sticks...


He's black so it'll probably be 13 years.
 
2014-07-09 03:40:51 PM  

MetryPapi: hardinparamedic: Nabb1: Debeo Summa Credo: I don't think Nagin's corruption can be attributed to his party. It can be attributed to the state he comes from.

I think they had 3 consecutive insurance commissioners imprisoned about 10 years ago.

It's the political culture, not the party, for the most part. But, bear in mind, like 80% of Orleans Parish are registered Democrats, almost ALL elected officials are Democrats, so naturally, if a New Orleans politician is in hot water for corruption, odds are he or she is a Democrat. Party affiliation is purely a function of what it takes to get elected here. But, no, corruption is rampant statewide, and I don't think it is particular to one party or the other. It just depends on where you are in the state and which party tends to dominate the political landscape.

Remember when Bobby Jindhal was touted as the savior of the modern republican party?

And Vitter was seen as a young, competent, family-values candidate who could reach across the aisle?

New Orleans is the northernmost Caribbean Island. An island which happens to be smacked up against a stronghold of Dixie ignorance.


Yes, I remember Bobby Jindal well. My in-laws held a party for some big political types and Bobby was there, and he was literally days from making his announcement that he was running for governor, but it was the worst kept secret at the party. And he was a bright guy, nice. A little awkward, but sharp as a tack. And he seemed light years better than Kathleen Blanco. This was long before the Tea Party set the GOP on fire. And I think the first couple of years Bobby was governor were pretty good. He handled Hurricane Gustav deftly. But then his second term, he decided to start courting a national base. And that base is full of insane people. And now, he's reversed course on a number of positions, and turned himself into a very unpopular governor, one who was so popular a few years ago that the Democrats didn't even bother mounting much of a campaign against him and he was elected virtually unchallenged. Nationally, he's not even a dark horse for the GOP nomination. What a waste. Next, we get what will surely be a nasty race with Vitter running. Which is a shame, because we need to right the ship after Jindal let us drift for the last few years and the public debate will most definitely be about Vitter's personal shortcomings. It seems we can't catch a break in this state when it comes to politics.
 
2014-07-09 03:46:19 PM  

dittybopper: What, do you mean the Joe Bruno whose conviction was overturned because the Supreme Court found the law he was convicted under to be unconstitutionally broad?


Guess where that Joe Bruno was while waiting for his conviction to be overturned? spoiler alert: it wasn't where you or I would be while waiting for a decision.
 
2014-07-09 03:50:57 PM  

MetryPapi: stronghold of

willful Dixie ignorance.

FTFaccuracy.  ;)
 
2014-07-09 03:51:15 PM  
I'm generally against prison rape, but in this case, I'll allow it.
 
2014-07-09 03:52:45 PM  

The_Sponge: I came here for comments about chocolate cities and Hershey highways, and I leave satisfied.


www.dvdizzy.com

I am right there with you, my brother.
 
2014-07-09 03:54:29 PM  

Nabb1: MetryPapi: hardinparamedic: Nabb1: Debeo Summa Credo: I don't think Nagin's corruption can be attributed to his party. It can be attributed to the state he comes from.

I think they had 3 consecutive insurance commissioners imprisoned about 10 years ago.

It's the political culture, not the party, for the most part. But, bear in mind, like 80% of Orleans Parish are registered Democrats, almost ALL elected officials are Democrats, so naturally, if a New Orleans politician is in hot water for corruption, odds are he or she is a Democrat. Party affiliation is purely a function of what it takes to get elected here. But, no, corruption is rampant statewide, and I don't think it is particular to one party or the other. It just depends on where you are in the state and which party tends to dominate the political landscape.

Remember when Bobby Jindhal was touted as the savior of the modern republican party?

And Vitter was seen as a young, competent, family-values candidate who could reach across the aisle?

New Orleans is the northernmost Caribbean Island. An island which happens to be smacked up against a stronghold of Dixie ignorance.

Yes, I remember Bobby Jindal well. My in-laws held a party for some big political types and Bobby was there, and he was literally days from making his announcement that he was running for governor, but it was the worst kept secret at the party. And he was a bright guy, nice. A little awkward, but sharp as a tack. And he seemed light years better than Kathleen Blanco. This was long before the Tea Party set the GOP on fire. And I think the first couple of years Bobby was governor were pretty good. He handled Hurricane Gustav deftly. But then his second term, he decided to start courting a national base. And that base is full of insane people. And now, he's reversed course on a number of positions, and turned himself into a very unpopular governor, one who was so popular a few years ago that the Democrats didn't even bother mounting much of a campaign against him and he was elected virtually unchallenged. Nationally, he's not even a dark horse for the GOP nomination. What a waste. Next, we get what will surely be a nasty race with Vitter running. Which is a shame, because we need to right the ship after Jindal let us drift for the last few years and the public debate will most definitely be about Vitter's personal shortcomings. It seems we can't catch a break in this state when it comes to politics.


I, the libbiest lib who ever ate king cake with Al Gore in my hybrid, voted for Jindal because he seemed intelligent and sane. I remember, on the 18-hr evacuation drive to Birmingham for Gustav, thinking he was a great governor.
What an ass he's turned out to be, and not because he's a conservative ... but because I know he's smart enough to know better, but mistakes playing obtusely ignorant to being populist.
I'm holding out hope for Mitch, but I've been burned before.
 
2014-07-09 03:56:39 PM  

AeAe: I'm generally against prison rape, but in this case, I'll allow it.


Don't stick your d*ck in crazy, man.
 
2014-07-09 03:57:12 PM  

dittybopper: The same Joe Bruno, who, when he was subsequently re-tried under the more narrow version of the law, was acquitted of all charges?


Uh... actually my real name is uh... think Krusty, think... Joe Valachi!
 
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