Friday, May 02, 2014

Eight Years For Bill White

Bill White has been sentenced to eight years in Roanoke, Virginia for the "crime" of sending his ex-wife an irate e-mail over money, an e-mail actually sent by the federal government's star witness who was apparently in the physical presence of United States Marshals at the time. 

The sentence will run consecutive to his other sentences, which means effectively Bill is now looking at something like eleven to twelve more years in prison.

The 90-year-old judge, James C. Turk, then made the following comment, according to the Roanoke Times:

"Then, Turk expressed what he described as a significant concern with the prosecution.

“I think the government is trying to prosecute you for your beliefs, largely for your beliefs,” Turk told White. “If you hadn’t been Bill White, prosecution would have been in state court.”
Turk said authorities probably would have processed in juvenile and domestic relations court a matter like White’s involving somebody else. But, continuing the point, Turk told White he’s virtually a public figure and the general public disagrees with his views."

So the judge openly admits it's a political prosecution, and then sentences him anyway.

There is no justice in this land.


Blogger WV Foundations said...

In fairness to Judge Turk, in the nutty 90's, Congress imposed Federal Sentence Minimums, thus taking away from Federal Judges any desecration.
Turk's statement could be used in an Appeal, which I suspect is the reason Turk made them. The real issue is with Jury's. American Jury's are now worthless. They often ignore fact logic and reason and find on emotion and PC.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats Crazy.

5:57 PM  

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