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8.10.2009

It's Race Talk Monday

"A 67-year-old Arlington woman convicted last week of hitting a neighbor in the face with a 2-by-4 after shouting racial slurs and threats was sentenced on Monday to 180 days in jail and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine." This one was really complicated legally. The DA charged her with Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon and also sought an "affirmative finding" by the jury that "the defendant intentinally selected the person against whom the offense was comitted . . . because of the defendant's bias or prejudice against a group identified by race [or] color." If they pulled that off, she would have been guilty of a First Degree Felony and subject to a term of confinement of 5 to 99 years/life (but could receive probation if she had no prior felony convictions.) But the jury found that no Deadly Weapon had been used and found her guilty of a Class A misdemeanor of assault. However, they did find that it was a hate crime. This finding meant that the range of punishment became 180 days to 1 year in jail with the possibility of probation. But if probation was granted, the judge, by law, had to impose 90 days in jail as a condition of the probation. (Told you it was confusing.) I think this is why the defense lawyers didn't even argue for probation. If they were to get it, the defendant would still have to do 90 days in jail. So since the Tarrant County Jail gives 3 for 1 credit, they sought the minimum jail time only and got it. In 60 days, she'll be out. Considering what the prosecution was seeking, I'd call that a defense win.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

When you read the narrative of the trial and investigation, that lady has a full jug of crazy going on.

The minority neighbors were not June & Ward Cleaver in their quest for publicity, but they didn't deserve the white sheet welcome wagon they received either.

My Other Brother Darryl

The Judge said...

Ok, folks.

We have our first nominee for the "LLLDQ Dumbest statement of the Day" award.
Here she is....try not to vomit!

"•Note to my Hispanic Texas friends: Remember when you next go to vote that Texas Republican Senators Cornyn and Hutchison voted against Sotomayor"

Assinine.

Anonymous said...

I have never hit anyone that I did not hate at that moment in time. I was also usually busy calling them names. Depending on who they were, what social group they were in, or what their ethnic background was, I would select an appropriate derogatory insult for them. When blacks fight among themselves they call each other the n word. Is that a hate crime?

soz said...

i think it's better to hurl "inappropriate" ethnic slurs. call a black person an "asian" slur word. confuses the hell out of "them", AND you still get to sound like a backwoods racist! it's win/win. is THAT a hate crime?

Anonymous said...

Why can't ALL crimes be considered hate crimes? hm?

Anonymous said...

The soz person must be some smart dude. By their name calling they are pissed off at anyone that has an opinion different than theirs. These folks with opinions different than soz's are backwoods uneducated trash.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Sherriff in the background runs many marathons.

Anonymous said...

I love race talk. The IRL is coming to Texas Motor Speedway 2 weeks after Indy 500.

Anonymous said...

2:16, All crimes are hate crimes but liberal weenies want to punish the white race because of the guilt they have. You will never hear of a crime about blacks beating up a white person as a hate crime, even while they are yelling rascist things. But put the shoe on the other foot......

Anonymous said...

I am sure that you would call that a "win". You defense attorneys have to rationalize a victory somehow when your clients get convicted.
On the other hand, I have always told people that a 2x4 was not necessarily a deadly weapon. People who have been hit in the head with one always want to argue that with me.
And finally, I really don't understand why prosecutors are pursuing racial hate crimes. Apparently, racism and bigotry are now okay since they put that caucasian-hatin' latina on the Supreme Court. Now all boundaries have been removed from discrimination on the basis of race...or is it just okay to discriminate against white people?

Anonymous said...

As an Arlington resident, I hope that Gamble and Littlejohn will just fade away now. It was an unfortunate thing that happened to them, however they seemed to have made the most of the situation (profit, protests, blanket accusations).

I'm just wondering when they are going to be married. Everything I've read since December 2007, refers to one or the other as "fiance". I can tell that it's going to be a storybook wedding based on the extremely long engagement period.

Anonymous said...

She hit an obnoxious neighbor with a 2x4? In the good old days that was known as community service.

Anonymous said...

1:36-- Your Honor


You misspelled asinine. However your new improved spelling of the word actually captures the essence of Barry's lewdicrous statement.

The Judge said...

Counselor 4:46.

Chalk it up to shaky hands and high blood pressure after having to nominate such a rediculous statement.
You may proceed.

Anonymous said...

C'mon, man-- You're not even gonna call me out for misspelling (intentionally) ludicrous?

I thought for sure you would at least instruct the bailiff to whack my pp

Anonymous said...

I sure hope that the 2 niggers on trial for murdering those white guys, gets the death penalty and I would love to be the person that gets to kill them both..I would really love to do it Inglorious Basterd style.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet she gets off the walker pretty quick.Those things are hard on your back if you don't need them.But in her defence she should get two swings with the board on the goofey bitch.DAGO

Anonymous said...

Can you make a banjo out of a 2x4?

Anonymous said...

10:34 if you hit'em hard & often,
you can make a believer out of'em-
(2x4 or baseball bat!)

hangman said...

a sad fact of life if a white person does somthing to a black mexican etc then it is a hate crime if they do the same thing to a white person then it is considered a crime with no mention of hate the same goes for the fags if straight people do anything to fags we are tried for hate crimes if the fags do things to the straight people then it is just a regular crime. this country is slipping away from the greatness that it used to be and most of us are setting around and watching the obamas pelosi's rieds and franks destroy our fine country. thank you to the democrats who voted in obama you have proven that when you think things cant get any worse that they can hell yall even back those who say that we are unamerican for standing up for what we believe in so thank you

soz said...

haha. this "soz" dude is a chick, man. and i never called anyone a racist. however, i am a little giddy at being personally called out on this site, even if it IS by one of the nutjobs. oh, to someday be on par with mzchief... ::fades into daydream trance::

Anonymous said...

That wasn't a 2 x 4, that had to be a 2 x 12 "ugly stick".

soz said...

hangman:

have you read the hate crime bill that became law? i'm not sure you're getting the root point of it. maybe you are and you just don't care. i don't know.

and not all democrats (or liberals) think that speaking out against your government is "unamerican", although i will admit the irony of it brought a smile to my face (it's what i and many of my friends were called for the last 8 years).

btw, when was the last time a group of fags lured a straight man into a car with them, beat him to death, and tied him to a fence so the buzzards could peck his eyes out while he died? that, is hate. i think a good attorney and our solid legal system could get the hate crime bill applied in that circumstance (or amended through appeal perhaps by a conservative activist judge). if that ever happens to you (god forbid), you can thank that "fag" matthew sheppard for the peace your family may get after the trial.

Anonymous said...

Hangman, it is the stupid second term Bush voters that put Obama in the Whitehouse. The second termers would rather have a dimwit twice and just could not force a Kerry vote. If Kerry had a got it, McCain and Palin would be there now. Your own fault.