April 1, 2009, - 3:09 pm

The Obama Criminal (Non)Justice Era Begins: Ohio Seeks Non-Felony Designations for Muslim Food Stamp Scammers, Other Criminals

By Debbie Schlussel
As I’ve noted on this site, the groups of people you generally see engaged in food stamp fraud these days are Muslims often tied to terrorist groups like Hezbollah, which is what the fraud is,in part, financing.
And as we all know, those involved in food stamp fraud are scamming taxpayers in a major way.
Yet, in Ohio, prosecutors are seeking to reduce food stamp fraud from a felony crime to a misdemeanor.
And there are other soft-on-crime pursuits being pimped in Ohio. It’s an omen for the rest of America, as the Obama liberal criminal justice philosophy goes into action.


Shi’ite Muslim Food Stamp Fraudster Hussein Beydoun Gets Busted

Ohio’s county prosecutors are recommending major changes. . . .
The prosecutors also want to reduce several other non-drug crimes to misdemeanors from felonies, including assaulting a school teacher, administrator or school bus operator without physical harm; injuring a police dog or horse; illegal use of food stamps; and unauthorized use of a cable television or telecommunication device.

Do any of these crimes seem “minor” to you?

If approved, the changes would ratchet back some “tough-on-crime” laws enacted in the 1980s and 1990s.

Yup, those awful Reagan ’80s. The days of “excess”–when criminals actually got caught and had to face hard time.

John E. Murphy, executive director of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, said the changes are intended to counter the Strickland administration’s proposal to ease prison overcrowding by allowing inmates to accumulate seven days of “earned credit” per month by participating in programming. The credit would allow them to reduce their sentences — even if they’re serving definite or “flat” sentences — so they can be released earlier.

Oh, and guess what? Criminal defense attorneys love this idea. Shocker.

Ian N. Friedman, a Cleveland lawyer who is president of the 700-member Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, called the proposal “a realistic approach” that recognizes the overcrowding in Ohio’s prisons and also acknowledges that there are alternative means of dealing with these cases other than prison.

Yes, why on earth should someone who scammed the taxpayers, by committing food stamp fraud, go to prison?
I mean, they’re not hurting anyone. Right?
Like I said, this is a sign of things to come nationwide under “ObamaJustice.”

8 Responses

Well — injuring a police dog or horse goes down to a misdemeanor? Where are our friends in PETA now that we need them? or are some dogs and horses more equal than others?

c f on April 1, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Miss Schlussel, Et Alii:
I have always thought it was ridiculous for a court of law to equate the life of a trained police dog to that of a human police officer.
I also think there are far too many laws on the books, already.
Shucks, with so many laws, it’s become impossible for a guy to do ANYTHING without finding himself in violation of something he never even heard of.
Anyway, you sound like you’re in favor of draconian laws.
Have you really thought this through?
A spontaneous general armed uprising is brewing, and you, like all other American citizens, will have to decide which side you’ll choose to stand or die with.
For those of us who intend to fight for liberty, we will have to endure the tyrannical inhumanity of the very legal system you are advocating.
Forget about the Arabs and the Jews.
It’s the inalienable rights of your fellow AMERICANS (including you) that we need to be considering.
Of course, at that point, it probably won’t matter anyway, for with our revolt, it will be an all or nothing gamble.
The rebels either win, or get executed as traitors.
But, look what’s at stake.
Because the system no longer works, armed revolt is the only practical recourse left for restoring our CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, our Republic, our inalienable rights, sovereignty for the states, a free enterprise economy, and traditional Christian values.
I don’t know what anyone else plans to do.
But, when I entered the United States Army, I publicly swore a sacred oath before Almighty God to uphold and defend the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.
No one ever released me from my oath.
Just think, what if the German population had done something this desperate during the Nineteen Thirties?
Thank you.
John Robert Mallernee
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

writesong on April 1, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Remember Debbie, if they get a felony they can’t vote. So the COBRAMA voter protection plan is in effect. OHIO always a swing state. And do you think they are many Republicans collecting food stamps or assaulting bus drivers or teachers? Just worthless scum who can live without consequence and still vote.

californiascreaming on April 1, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Stealing cable is a felony? That’s over the top. I’m not defending theft, but let the punishment fit the crime.

Richard on April 1, 2009 at 7:42 pm

like how they just change the punishment for the crime to help uncrowd prisons. so they are not stopping the crime, just moving it to another catagory so the numbers look better. hey look felonies are down, yes because nothing is a felony any more.
you wanna see the numbers go down in prison? simple actually make it punishment. no visitors (which means less drugs in prison), no cable, hell no tv, no college. just actually make them pay for their crimes. when they get out they will never want to go back.

ender on April 1, 2009 at 9:57 pm

I have mixed feelings about the late Ronald Reagan, who is constantly praised here. While he did have a major role in bringing about the downfall of the Soviet Union, under his administration the psychiatric hospitals disgorged numberless chronic psychotics who, homeless and filthy, created Calcutta-like conditions in New York City and elsewhere. I also remember James Watt, appointed by Reagan as Secretary of the Interior, who was eager to deforest and despoil public lands intended to be wild in perpetuity; Watt, it turned out, was a millenialist fanatic who believed that the End of Days was at hand (in retrospect, perhaps, he was correct, but for the wrong reasons) and saw no reason to preserve anything. There was also a woman who was similarly guilty, but I forget her name. Under Reagan, cities crumbled and the social order in urban areas did as well, and crime was out of control. Reagan also did nothing, as I recall, to staunch our dependence on foreign oil – in fact, I recollect that he relaxed or revoked fuel efficiency requirements for automobiles that had been established in the wake of the orchestrated gasoline shortages of 1973 and 1977.
If anyone is to be lauded for enforcing the law and bringing relief to crime-ridden municipalities, I would choose Rudy Giuliani, the last great mayor of New York City. He singlehandedly brought New York back from the brink, and I believe he would have done the same had he been mayor of Detroit, D.C., or anywhere else. Let us also not forget that he alone had the integrity to tell Price Bandar to go to hell after Bandar offered to give NYC $10 million to rebuild the Trade Center once it became clear that accepting the money would have been tantamount to acquiescing that the U.S. foreign policy was too favorably disposed toward Israel. I deeply regret that he did not become a viable presidential candidate in 2008.

commonsense on April 1, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Yup. Welcome to the hot chocolate, french vanilla, HEZBO COUZINA nation.

Daniel on April 2, 2009 at 12:25 am

I am from Ohio. This state used to be a proud, prosperous Republican state. It is very quickly becoming a third world cesspool. All major cities have imported third world immigrants, that do not and will not appreciate the American dream. These people join the ghetto fabulous, prison cultured folks that are native to the major cities. They are here to take, and make nice new Democrats. I have no doubt these crimes are being made non-felonies because the prison system is filled to capacity, and the Democrats in control do not want to provide more funding. My husband works in corrections, and is now working for “free” for several hours a week. This is so actual job cuts won’t be made. There are plenty of funds for the prison system. The governor just doesn’t want to increase the budget. My husband said the loudest he had ever heard the inmates was the night Obama was elected. Its hard to get the Democrats to vote when they are locked up in prison. I am sure this will become a trend. Thank you for all you do Debbie.

Kellie on April 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm

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