January 28, 2009, - 11:08 am

Three Cheers for Kentucky Grand Jury: Bucks Trend to Criminalize un-PC Speech

By Debbie Schlussel
The trite old adage says that a grand jury will indict a ham sandwich. But not the bright, independent-minded critical thinkers in a Fayette County grand jury in Lexington, Kentucky.
They chose not to indict two college students who hung an effigy of Barack Obama from a tree on the University of Kentucky campus during the Presidential campaign. Memo to Fayette County prosecutors: this is what’s known as free speech, and it’s supposed to be protected by the First Amendment.
Prosecutors in this case were so zealous, they charged the two students with stealing the pants and shirt of the effigy from their own fraternity, despite the fact that frat members testified that this wasn’t the case.

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Hunter Bush’s and Joe Fischer’s Free Speech Restored, But Not Lawyer Fees

I guess real crime must be down on and around the U-K campus and the rest of Fayette County because this was a huge waste of taxpayer dollars to silence critics of Barack Obama. However offensive you may find their expression of the criticism, there was nothing unlawful about it. Among the many piled-on charges they faced was disorderly conduct. There is nothing disorderly about expressing your disapproval of Barack Obama.
I’d bet these same politically correct prosecutors would never prosecute Muslims for hanging a President Bush effigy or burning the Israeli or American flags.
Congrats to these Kentucky grand jurors. They staved off the rush to restrict our speech to that which is politically correct and acceptable to the Obamasses. Their bravery is laudable.
Oh, and by the way, no-one prosecuted a man who hung an effigy of Sarah Palin on his front lawn in California.
And that’s how it should be.

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4 Responses

This is an outrage!!!
Are you telling me that two students desecrated the holy image of the Obama-Messiah and misrepresented Him as a hung effigy???
This is racism to say the least!!
This is blasphemy!!!
This is an unforgivable insult to all the prophets and the saints!
They should be excommunicated from America and be thrown in Guantanamo for the rest of their miserable lives.
How could this happen?
They should have known better.
See what these rotten universities teach the kids these days!!
No respect for the sacrosanct.
I am so pissed off.
This is bullshit.

Independent Conservative on January 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm

One of my concerns for years has been: “Who polices the police?” During the recent election various law enforcement agencies were transformed into the jack-booted enforcers of Obama’s plan to eliminate free speech that was critical of him.
In the days and years to come I expect to be extremely frustrated observing agents of Obama’s grand scheme operating outside and above the law. And of laws being unenforced. We’ve already seen that the SCOTUS does not feel compelled to uphold the Constitution when it may inconvenience the annointed one. Is he an illegal alien? He may well be.
So now I wonder, when the district attorney’s office prosecutes for crimes their own investigation proves were not comitted (stealing pants and a shirt) is there some kind of misconduct taking place? There is one attorney who stood before the court and pursued these charges knowing full well they were trumped up. Is this cause for disbarment? Debbie, any comment?

Richard on January 28, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I think what they did was rude and immature, but not a crime-I just would not want to hang out with people like them

mindy1 on January 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm

And this happened at UK why? For one, the curriculum at this university is probably on par with my last two years of high school. Does anyone have an idea of what the cosanguinity rate is in Kentucky?
My brother got into a little bit of trouble in Kentucky. State officials accused him of smuggling books. He got off because no one in Kentucky could prove they were books.

Richard on January 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm

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