People Who Fake Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Should Be Jailed So Bryan Fischer Can’t Lie
The reason a hate crime is treated by law enforcement as more “serious” is because it affects not only the victim, but all the people in the group the perpetrator targets. Just like terrorism.
Perhaps the best explanation comes from conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, who, discussing federal hate crimes legislation, wrote in 2009Â that a hate crime â€œis really two crimesâ€‰â€”â€‰one against the individual and another against the group to which he belongs. By that definition, Shepardâ€™s murder may be viewed as a terrorist act against all gays, who would have felt more fearful as a result.â€
Violent anti-gay hate crimes happen far too often and are life-changing, physically and emotionally.
In late 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center commented on the data released in theÂ FBIâ€™s 2009 Hate Crime Statistics reportÂ and stated it showed â€œthe LGBT community is, by far, the most victimized by violent hate crimes.â€ The SPLC also added,Â â€œHomosexuals are far more likely to be victims of a violent hate crime than any other minority group in the United States.â€
So, to fake a hate crime is an act so egregious, it should be met with a jail sentence for those who perpetrate the fraud, (assuming there aren’t mental health considerations,) but especially when they are attempting to profit politically or financially for perpetrating the fraud.
Meet Kyle Wood, gay Republican. His photo, from his Twitter profile, is above.
Kyle Wood hails from Madison, Wisconsin, and is working for RepublicanÂ U.S. congressional candidate Chad Lee. Lee is running against — and, reportedly, losing against, DemocratÂ Mark Pocan.
“Kyle Wood, a campaign worker for the Republican congressional candidate Chad Lee, today recanted his statements about being assaulted and choked at his home on Oct. 24, according to Madison police,” the Daily Page reports:
Wood, who is gay, originally claimed he was attacked because of his politics and sexual orientation.
“It was terrifying,” WoodÂ told Christian SchneiderÂ of theÂ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “All of a sudden, there was something around my neck, so I couldn’t breathe — I mean, I could breathe enough to live, but I couldn’t scream. All I could think about was getting it off my neck.”
Red Alert Politics, one of the few media outlets to not have updated its reporting, the same day Wood recanted, published this account:
Last Wednesday, Kyle Wood, a full-time volunteer with Republican Chad Leeâ€™s Congressional campaign,Â was beaten inside his home in MadisonÂ by a yet-unidentified attacker who claimed that as a gay man Wood should be supporting the gay candidate for Congress.
The text messages obtained by Media Trackers show Philip Frank, Pocanâ€™s partner, making sexually-charged comments to Wood before threatening him and making racist statements about the spouse of Chad Lee. The messages were apparently sent two or three days before the Wednesday beating.
After mocking Wood for supporting the Republican candidate, Frank wrote, â€œRemember your station in life and remember not to cross the husband of a powerful man. You are on shaky footing as it is, push much farther and you wonâ€™t have a future in this town, or any other.â€
Wood has since told interviewers that he believes the attack on him â€“ who attacked him he doesnâ€™t know â€“ could have been motivated by who he was supporting and the increasingly rancorous atmosphere of Wisconsin politics. â€œIt probably had something to do with the fact that I support a Republican candidate running against an openly gay man,â€Â he told Christian Schneider of theÂ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Â â€œI think thereâ€™s just so much animosity at this point, people have just stopped being reasonable,â€ he commented.
Apparently, none of it was true.
Here are Wood’s recent tweets, going back to October 13, from his previously dormant Twitter account:
I’m so proud to be part of a group like @goproud , and represented by awesome people like @chrisrbarron and @jimmylasalvia. You guys rock!
â€” Kyle Wood (@zenandbadgers) January 21, 2011
Joe Jervis, aka Joe.My.God., yesterday had this to say:
There were so many holes in Wood’s story, not the least of which were the “injuries” that were clearly inconsistent with his claims, that most LGBT news sites, including this one, did not report the story.Â My “silence” on the “attack” spurred GOProud president Jimmy LaSalvia to taunt me on Twitter, ultimately telling me to “rot in hell” for my disbelief.
This latest bit of outrageous homocon fakery makes claims of beingÂ pushed off a bikeÂ or having aÂ brick thrownÂ through a window pale in repulsive comparison.Â THIS time, the husband of aÂ U.S. House candidateÂ was smeared. Kyle Wood will surely get what is coming to him. But the worst part of his despicable crime is that now our enemies haveÂ yet another reasonÂ to suspect all future anti-gay violence.
Now, meetÂ Bryan Fischer, the public face of the certified anti-gay hate group, American Family Association:
Hate crimes based on sexual orientation so rare that even Republican homosexuals are making them up. thedailypage.com/daily/article.â€¦
â€” Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) October 30, 2012
No “so rare,” as much as Fischer — a radical religious right extremistÂ whose entire job seems to consist of attacking the LGBT community — would like his followers to believe.
Last November, Zack Ford at Think Progress reported:
According to just-released statistics from the FBI,Â 1,528 hate crimesÂ were committed against people because of their sexual orientation in 2010, up fromÂ 1,436 in 2009. AsÂ Instinct Magazine points out, a similar number of hate crimes were committed based on religion (1,552), but only 7.2 percent of them were attacks against Christianity. This undermines the self-victimizing claims of groups like the National Organization for Marriage, who claim that anti-equality Christians are more significantly oppressed.
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‘Disgraced’ Trump-Appointed Florida Judge Initially Assigned to Oversee Ex-President’s Criminal Case: Report
A federal judge whose highly-controversial rulings favoring Donald Trump were derided by legal experts and judges on a higher court, has been initially assigned to the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s criminal case against the ex-president, who appointed her to the bench three years ago.
Judge Aileen Cannon, known for agreeing to Trump’s request by assigning a special master to review the entirety of federal government documents the FBI retrieved from Mar-a-Lago last summer during the execution of a search and seizure warrant will, at least for now, oversee the government’s case allegedly charging Donald Trump with seven different felony categories in its classified documents probe, according to ABC News.
“The summons sent to former President Donald Trump and his legal team late Thursday indicates that U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon will be assigned to oversee his case, at least initially, according to sources briefed on the matter,” ABC News reports.
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“Cannon’s apparent assignment would add yet another unprecedented wrinkle to a case involving the first federal charges against a former president: Trump appointed Cannon to the federal bench in 2019, meaning that, if Trump is ultimately convicted, she would be responsible for determining the sentence – which may include prison time – for the man who elevated her to the role.”
Cannon, agreeing to Trump’s request to appoint a special master last September, also halted the Dept. of Justice’s use of those materials, which included at least one hundred classified documents, in its criminal investigation into Trump.
Harvard University professor emeritus of constitutional law, Laurence Tribe, called Judge Cannon’s special master decision “utterly lawless,” and said: “She has disgraced her position as an Article III judge.”
ABC News notes that “Legal experts [had] accused Cannon of handing Trump a series of head-scratching victories over the course of those proceedings,” and added, “Cannon’s order was ultimately thrown out in its entirety by an 11th Circuit Court of appeals panel, which found she overstepped in exercising her jurisdiction in the probe.”
The 11th Circuit issued a scathing rebuke of Judge’ Cannon’s decision to appoint the special master. One week later, without explanation or reasoning, she overruled the special master’s decision and extended deadlines – decisions which favored Donald Trump.
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Cannon is not the only judge whose name appears on the summons.
“In addition to Cannon, Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart’s name also appeared on the summons sent to Trump on Thursday, the sources said,” ABC adds. “Reinhart, who was sworn in as a magistrate judge in 2018, is also familiar with the proceedings against Trump: he signed off on the initial search warrant of Mar-a-Lago last year and later ruled to unseal the search affidavit – decisions that made him the target of antisemitic jabs on the internet.”
The New York Times in August of last year reported, “in a segment on Fox News, a host showed a manipulated photo that appeared to show Judge Reinhart seated on a plane with Ghislaine Maxwell, Mr. [Jeffrey] Epstein’s companion who had been convicted last year of aiding Mr. Epstein in sexually abusing minors.”
Brian Kilmeade, the Fox News host, the following day tweeted: “Last night while subbing for Tucker Carlson, we showed you an image of Judge Bruce Reinhart w/ Ghislaine Maxwell that was sourced on screen to a meme pulled from Twitter & wasn’t real. This depiction never took place & we wanted to make clear that we were showing a meme in jest.”
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The Times noted “the scrutiny of Judge Reinhart has also prompted the local authorities to step up security. His synagogue canceled a Friday night Shabbat service last week in response to multiple antisemitic threats, and the police in his neighborhood said officers had intensified patrols near his house.”
Professor of Law Joyce Vance, an NBC News/MSNBC contributor and former U.S. Attorney responded to the news of Cannon’s assignment. Pointing to an earlier case as precedent, Vance says: “This is persuasive authority that Judge Cannon must step aside if the case falls to her as a permanent assignment. Her court & certainly the 11th [Circuit] won’t tolerate the damage it would do to their credibility if she failed to voluntarily recuse.”
Trump Lawyers Blindsided by Existence of Bombshell Recording – ‘They Don’t Know How to Defend This’: Maggie Haberman
CNN on Friday morning obtained a bombshell transcript of a recording in which former President Donald Trump boasts of retaining “secret” military information that he never declassified while he was president.
Appearing on CNN shortly after this news broke, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman revealed that the former president’s team was essentially blindsided by this recording’s existence.
“I don’t think they quite know how to defend this… from what we have heard,” she said. “They were… startled by the existence of this tape. This tape was something that they learned existed when this aide to Trump testified. The prosecutors were already in possession of this tape. They didn’t get it from the aide, although it appears the aide had a copy when it was subpoenaed later, but this is has been described to us by multiple sources… as a really problematic piece of evidence for Trump.”
Haberman predicted that the recording’s existence would not change the Trump legal team’s overall defense strategy, however.
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“I think they are going to stick that their line: ‘He says things, he didn’t mean it a certain way,'” she said. “I am sure they can come up with all kinds of explanations for why he used the language he used. But it’s on tape.”
Trump is due in court in Miami next week to face seven felony counts related to his handling of top-secret government documents.
Watch the video below or at this link.
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Trump Indicted by Grand Jury: Reports
Donald Trump’s attorneys have been notified a grand jury has voted to indict the ex-president on numerous federal charges and ordered to appear in a Miami court next Tuesday, according to ABC News, CNN, and NBC News. Trump on his Truth Social account made a similar claim..
“Former President Donald Trump has been indicted in the special counsel’s classified documents probe, sources familiar with the matter tells CNN,” the network reports. “Trump has been charged with seven counts in the indictment, according to another source familiar with the matter.”
CNN has two sources confirming that Trump has been indicted pic.twitter.com/xY7aFXo9dL
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 8, 2023
“We’re learning from our sources that there appears to be at least seven counts here,” ABC News’ Katherine Faulders reported on-air, ABC News online reports.. “This ranges from everything from the willful retention of national defense information to conspiracy to a scheme to conceal to false statements and representations.”
MSNBC on-air reports NBC News has confirmed the Trump indictment, and NBC News online reports the indictment is “in connection with his mishandling of more than 100 classified documents that were discovered last year at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, making the twice-impeached former commander-in-chief the first former president to face federal criminal charges.”
Watch this currently ongoing ABC News live streaming video:
BREAKING: Former Pres. Trump has been indicted for a second time, sources familiar confirm to @ABC News.
@PierreTABC joins @DavidMuir: “This is perhaps one of the most consequential investigations the Justice Department has done in recent memory.” pic.twitter.com/klwOQjGoiK
— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) June 8, 2023
In three separate entries on his Truth Social platform, Trump writes: “The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted,” along with several false allegations NCRM will not publish.
“I have been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM,” he adds.
He also declares he is “innocent.”
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