May 18, 2009
It seems Notre Dame was getting ready for a police state just like Denver. God forbid freedom of speech and religion and the right to assembly interrupt barry’s adoration. A 78 y/o Catholic priest, who was doing nothing more than peacefully protesting and singing to the Virgin Mary, was manhandled like he was a meth head threatening to assassinate someone.
Four policemen layed hands on him, forcibly restrained him, roughly bound his arms behind his back, shoved him down, pinned him there with a booted leg and let him lay humiliated on the ground – surrounded by gawkers and media who captured the humiliation on cellphones and video and camera but did absolutely nothing – before they hauled him off to jail. Four minutes of violence perpetrated ON him and he was arrested for trespass and resisting arrest.
I sure hope Father Weslin fights his arrest in court – as humiliating and demeaning as that video is – so that the media will be forced to show what they have censored and Fr Jenkins will have to be forced to explain why he didn’t simply have a wheelchair waiting to take Fr Weslin away. If there was anyone who was absolutely certain Fr Weslin was coming it was Fr Jenkins and he allowed his fellow priest — who was actually following his vows — to be dehumanized and humiliated.
And also so all of those mindless folks who chanted Change! and Yes, we can! can see what exactly Change! means and that Yes, they did! assault a priest in the name of barry’s ego.
Why doesn’t the absolute media corruption not concern folks?
Here’s what St. Joseph Superior Court judges got together and decided. Guess they figured the sight of a Catholic priest getting assaulted day after day might just have to be picked up on the media somewhere so they made themselves a little ruling under the darkness of night and cover of media embargo that on the second arrest on a misdemeanor charge [for instance, trespassing at Notre Dame], the arrestee would not be able to bond out until a hearing before a judge, at which time the judge would have the discretion to set a new (higher) bond.
Yep. A second misdemeanor arrest would warrant a special hearing before a judge on a weekend before the violent misdemeanor offender could safely be released back into society on Monday with the commencement long over. But Judge Jerome Frese made an appearance on Saturday and they were allowed to bond out. Why?
(5-17) WSBT.com SUE LOWE:
….However, the St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office and St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jerome Frese reviewed the cases Saturday and Frese set the bonds, allowing the six to be released, St. Joseph County Police Sgt. Bill Redman said.
The only person arrested for a second time Saturday was the Rev. Norman Weslin, 78, of Council Bluff, Iowa.
Redman did not know if Weslin’s case will be reviewed today or if the priest will have to stay in jail until Monday.
Weslin was one of four people arrested Saturday on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest. Another 15 were arrested only on trespassing charges.
Please watch the videos of Fr Weslin’s arrest and decide for yourself whether he resisted arrest or whether he was a victim of excessive police force.
Then decide how much the video of Father’s first arrest played into his additional charge and the sudden reversal of the judge’s ruling allowing the violent misdemeanor offenders posing a threat to society at large to bond out after all.
And the best part?
The police, the St Joseph Superior Court, the DA and evidently the media in and around South Bend must think the entire country either loves barry or just too damb dumb to reason because they expect the world to believe the “emergency ruling” did not come about because of protests at Notre Dame and that it was just a coincidence that it didn’t come to light until after the first set of arrests were made on Friday.
How many turnip trucks are there driving around South Bend?
South Bend Tribune, PABLO ROS (5-16):
Reported that the ruling was signed on Thursday, went into effect Thursday, but wasn’t announced until after the policed captured their first wave of Notre Dame insurgents, and that it will expire on Dec 31st if not adopted. He interviewed Judge Scopelitis who would have folks believe that it was something brewing and that Notre Dame had nothing to do with and that the timing was, you know, strictly coincidental and that it’s meant really for drunks and not to keep 78 y/o (real) Catholic priests and barry naysayers from taking the spotlight away from obamessiah and making ND look bad.
Too late for that.
ROS: The new rule is something “we, or at least I, have been thinking about for quite some time,” Chief Judge Michael P. Scopelitis said Friday. The arrests of protesters at Notre Dame brought the need for such a rule into focus, but the need existed also in other cases, he said.
A classic example, Scopelitis said, is of an individual arrested for driving while intoxicated, posting bond, then being arrested a second time for driving while intoxicated and posting the presumptive bond yet again.
How often does/has that happen in that jurisdiction? Is it a common problem? Has it been talked about by prosecutors? MADD? Is $1K bond the norm for a simple trespass charge? It would have been nice to know that the reporter at least looked into something. What else would the Judge say?
ROS: Notre Dame officials did not ask the judges to implement such a rule at this time, Scopelitis said.
“This local rule is not for Notre Dame’s benefit,” he said. “It was not created to benefit Notre Dame in some way.”
Why the need to say it? What are the chances any reporter will actually become a reporter and investigate this further for the non-South Bendians?
Are there any reporters not corrupted by barry? Any with even a microgram of curiosity? An outraged law student?
Forget the national press corps. Their corruption is complete. They are now the National Press Corps.
There has to be someone locally who saw that video of Fr Weslin being “arrested” – the word punishment and scapegoat come to mind – with the wherewithal to investigate and continue documenting this insanity.
A real old fashioned American who could tell folks the connection of the St Joseph Superior Court Judges personally and professional to Notre Dame University, Father Jenkins and barry; whether they’re alumni, board members, contributors, have family members involved in the Commencement or barry’s campaign; whether they’re Catholics; appointed (most likely), elected, running for re-election; the precedence for the ruling, whether it had been brought up before, how often these emergency rulings are made; explain why St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jerome Frese did what he did; and then document the quid pro quo resulting from the ruling – especially from the White House.
Remember those days?
barry’s idea of Change! is becoming clearer and clearer, isn’t it, Comrade?