Charges Dropped against Center for Medical Progress in Houston July 27, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, asshatery, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society, unbelievable BS.
Big surprise. This was nothing but a political persecution from the beginning, designed to frighten through lawfare pro-life organizations from giving Planned Barrenhood, the lynchpin of the sexular pagan ethos, a bloody nose. Even the stridently pro-abort major media seemed to report the charges without much conviction, as if they knew all along they’d never stick.
Welcome to the US of A in the year of Our Lord 2016, where the power of the state at all levels is used extensively to punish those holding the wrong set of beliefs, meaning not left-liberal. What a sham:
All charges have been dismissed against Center for Medical Progress investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, multiple sources have confirmed to LifeSiteNews. [Rather unusual in such a high-profile case. This is the DA basically admitting the charges were baseless to begin with, confirming this was nothing more than a politically motivated witch hunt]
Prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney’s office dropped the charges before the pair could pursue their legal motion to quash the charges at a hearing at 9 a.m. Central time, according to the Houston Chronicle. [They were about to get embarrassed again, thus the motivation]
This morning, CMP project lead David Daleiden called the dismissal of the charges “a resounding vindication of the First Amendment rights of all citizen journalists, and also a clear warning to any of Planned Parenthood’s political cronies who would attack whistleblowers to protect Planned Parenthood from scrutiny.”
“Planned Parenthood tried to collude with public officials to manipulate the legal process to their own benefit, and they failed,” Daleiden said. “A year after the release of the undercover videos, the ongoing nationwide investigation of Planned Parenthood by the House Select Investigative Panel makes clear that Planned Parenthood is the guilty party in the harvesting and trafficking of baby body parts for profit.”
“The indictment was politically-motivated and should never have been filed in the first place,” said Mat Staver, the founder of Liberty Counsel, who represented Merritt.
“This meritless and retaliatory prosecution should never have been brought. Planned Parenthood did wrong here, not David Daleiden,” said Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society represented Daleiden in the Harris County courtroom this morning.
Texas prosecutors agreed with his attorneys that the grand jury, which was called to investigate charges against Planned Parenthood, had been wrongly held over to indict the pro-life advocates instead.
The two faced up to 20 years in prison for a felony count of tampering with a government record for using false identification to gain access to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC), which is based in Houston……
…..Although initially called to investigate PPGC, the Harris County grand jury indicted Daleiden and Merritt for using false identification, a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of attempting to purchase human organs, on January 25.
The defendants turned down offers of a plea bargain that would result in probation instead of risking decades in a Texas prison, confident they would prevail. [Good for them. How many others are falsely imprisoned after being slapped with numerous charges and then given a “good deal” is known only to God, but I bet it’s more than a handful]
In April, their attorneys asked a judge to dismiss the charges, becauseDistrict Attorney Devon Anderson’s office colluded with Planned Parenthood. PPGC’s attorney, Josh Schaeffer, told the media that from the outset of the potential charges, he “explicitly pushed prosecutors” to turn the investigation against the whistleblowers, rather than his clients.
Anderson confessed in a May court brief that her office may have skirted legal prohibitions barring such an incestuous relationship between accuser and accused, but the lawbreaking was “minor and harmless.” She further dismissed her office’s wrongdoing as a “mere technical, inconsequential violation of” the law and a “procedural irregularity.” [BS. They provided the videos to Planned Butcherhood, allowing PB to craft a response in advance. This is the entire matter upon which the charges hinge, saying it is an inconsequential violation is beyond ludicrous]
The same grand jury failed to bring charges against Douglas Karpen, a Houston abortionist whom multiple eyewitnesses accused of twisting off babies’ heads with his bare hands. Anderson had close ties to Karpen’s attorney……[I’m shocked, shocked to find our liberal overlords in improper incestuous relationships, watching each other’s backs at all times!]
……“We need to get to the bottom of why rampant corruption occurred during the investigation in Harris County,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America this morning. “The DA made a mockery of the office, colluded with an organization that should have had its employees arrested and charged for criminal conduct, and indicted a journalist who exposed Planned Parenthood.”
Great summary. I could not have said it better myself.
Houstonites, that DA Anderson who ginned up these charges and got a grand jury to indict (and isn’t that disconcerting) needs to be remembered at the next election. She should be out.
More and more, don’t you get the impression that even the very truth is up for sale, that on the Left especially (though it does occur, but much less often, on the “right”) even facts are viewed and distorted through a political lens? I know that’s like describing water as wet, but it seems to be much, much more frequent, and the lies we are asked to swallow infinitely larger. Thus Cankles Clinton, who covered up her husband’s serial abuse of women and helped persecute those same women, is portrayed as the savior of women. That’s because the Left can only sail upon a sea of lies, and the more power they have, the bigger the lies have to get. Eventually they have to hit upon a villain to explain away the failure of their always deferred paradise, and you know who those villains are going to be, don’t you?
CMP is only an early example of this.