When Prosecution Becomes Persecution


Socialists love political show trials.

California attorney general files charges against antiabortion activists

California’s attorney general filed felony invasion-of-privacy charges Tuesday against two antiabortion activists who posed as employees of a fetal research company to infiltrate meetings of abortion providers and secretly record conversations that they posted on their website.

David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were charged in San Francisco Superior Court with conspiracy and 14 counts of violating a California law against eavesdropping and recording a confidential communication without consent.
Eight of the charges involve conversations at the annual convention of the National Abortion Federation in San Francisco in April 2014. The other charges stem from meetings with individual health care providers and researchers in Los Angeles and El Dorado counties in 2014 and 2015. One, a Los Angeles physician, later received death threats, prosecutors said.

“The right to privacy is a cornerstone of California’s Constitution, and a right that is foundational in a free democratic society,” Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement. “We will not tolerate the criminal recording of confidential conversations.”

[…]

Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Mary Alice Carter said the criminal charges Tuesday sent “a clear message that you cannot target woman and you cannot target health care providers without consequences.”

Daleiden and his colleagues, posing as researchers, released edited videos in 2015 purporting to show Planned Parenthood employees discussing their illegal sale of fetal tissue. Investigations by officials in at least 12 states have rejected those allegations, but Republicans in Congress and a number of states have cited the videos to seek defunding of Planned Parenthood.

The new criminal charges involve events that surfaced earlier in federal court in San Francisco, where a judge found that Daleiden and others had used fraud to gain access to National Abortion Federation meetings. U.S. District Judge William Orrick III has barred the antiabortion group from making any of the recordings public, and said Daleiden and his colleagues had tried to trap members of the abortion federation into expressing interest in selling fetal tissue.

In a sworn declaration filed Tuesday, state investigator Brian Cardwell said Daleiden had created a “phony fetal tissue procurement company,” BioMax Procurement Services, in 2013 in order to gain access to conferences held by Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Federation and other providers of health care for women.

Cardwell said Daleiden and Merritt, using false names and fake California driver’s licenses, obtained a vendor’s booth at the April 2014 convention in San Francisco and recorded conversations with at least eight attendees. Cardwell said all eight told him they had believed they were speaking privately, and one said she later had to hire security after the video was released and protesters showed up at her facility.

A Los Angeles physician who spoke with the supposed researchers at a restaurant in July 2014 told police in September 2015 that she learned the meeting had been recorded after excerpts of the video were posted on the website of Daeiden’s group and she started receiving death threats in the mail, Cardwell said.

He said Daleiden made similar undercover recordings of three employees of the biotech company StemExpress in May 2015 after telling sheriff’s officers in El Dorado County that StemExpress was selling human fetal tissue for profit. Daleiden provided electronic documents he had stolen from StemExpress to support his accusations, Cardwell said but the sheriff’s office conducted its own investigation and cleared StemExpress of any illegal acts.


So I guess those videos weren’t fake after all.

I really hope this goes to trial. I can’t wait to watch them play the full unedited videos in court. Then the defense attorneys can cross-examine the “victims”. The best part will be when the “victims” take the Fifth because they can’t admit to committing felonies. Either that or the AG will have to give them immunity deals.

It will be awesome.

I guess it should be pointed out that Loretta Lynch is no longer the US Attorney General. I wonder what Jeff Sessions thinks of these videos? Will the GOP Congress now make defunding Planned Parenthood a priority?

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136 Responses to When Prosecution Becomes Persecution

  1. Dora says:

    It’s not going to be very entertaining this year.

    ==

    White House staff will skip Correspondents’ Dinner in ‘solidarity’ with President Trump

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/white-house-staff-skip-correspondents-dinner-solidarity-president/story?id=46434005

    • DeniseVB says:

      It hasn’t been entertaining in years, especially when “Shecky” Obama got up to smear his political enemies like a mean girl and had the most rabid lefty comedians host these things.

  2. NBD says:

    Brexit is a thing now. This should be entertaining:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-idUSKBN16Z22G

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Jim Webb has fallen victim to a bunch of angry SJW ladies over an article he wrote more than 30 years ago about women don’t belong in combat. Nevermind that he’s evolved since then, he declines a distinguished award so they don’t disrupt the traditional ceremony. Dems just keep eating their own, what a shame.

    http://www.jameswebb.com/news/webb-declines-usna-distinguished-graduate-award

    • kanaughty says:

      He needs to declare himself at least an independent asap and get away from that toxic party. He needs to get some balls and realize the party has left him and thrown him under the bus.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Well this is an, uhm, interesting new look for Hills 😉

  5. DeniseVB says:

    I don’t blame him and why risk burning the stadium down by those worthless antifa’s.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Your Daily Hypocrisy Trigger …..

  7. Venus says:

    I know this was posted in the last thread, but it bears repeating. This bug-eyed lunatic admitting to the Obama admin spying on the incoming Trump admin is HUGE.

  8. Dora says:

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Eminem’s daughter ….

    Couldn't have asked for a better 21st birthday celebration (or a better guy to have by my side)

    A post shared by Hailie Scott (@hailiescott1) on

  10. votermom says:

    • lateblum says:

      They’re just testing to see if the spaghetti is done. . At some point, they think, something will stick. It is becoming laughable — almost. Mostly, I find the current state of politics deplorable in the truest sense of the word.

  11. taw46 says:

    • taw46 says:

      Twitter trashing Trump because of a gold Easter egg. Which is a normal, commemorative egg the WH sells to raise money for upkeep of WH. But don’t let facts get in the way, lefties.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    PP looks better funded than the VA Hospitals, they shouldn’t be showing off such snazzy digs and beg for tax funding ….

  13. Dora says:

  14. Dora says:

  15. DeniseVB says:

    What about the po’ chil’ren’s ? As a commenter mentioned, Sesame Street sold out to HBO a couple of years ago….under Obama.

    • DeniseVB says:

      In my area, low income families receive free iPads, laptops, wifi and smartphones, you know, to find jobs or something. I’m sure there’s streaming educational opportunities available on one of those gadgets.

      • Somebody says:

        PBS kids or youtube, most of the kids shows are available on youtube. A) CPB charges PBS stations for their shows, B) they make millions on licensing, so why should we subsidize them?

      • Constance says:

        The library has a lot of TV shows you can check out for free. I always go pick up the DVD or book but these days you can probably have it sent to your phone or computer without going near the library.

  16. Somebody says:

    OT…..for any dachshund lovers
    http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/trending-now/nearly-50-dachshunds-rescued-looking-for-forever-homes/506901288

    I do not need another dog. I do not need another dog. I do not need another dog…….I need to keep telling myself this.

    Seriously if you know anyone that would give one of these babies a good home, let them know about this situation.

    • Jadzia says:

      I am so worried about my doggie. She had surgery for a benign cyst on her paw on Monday and she seems like she’s in a lot of pain, hopping around, etc. She bit me this morning and snapped at one of the kids (not the youngest, fortunately), which is completely unlike her. So now she’s gotta be either directly supervised by me or in her crate, which doesn’t seem to bother her because she mostly wants to lie around. : (

      • lyn says:

        The vet didn’t give you any pain meds?

        • Somebody says:

          If the vet did give you pain meds they may not agree with the dog. I had a dog that acted like that after surgery. The vet had told me she prescribed a really light dose of pain meds so if I felt he needed it I could give him more. I gave him more, still didn’t help. Called vet, they said give him more you can quadruple the original amount if need be. They were out the door for a holiday weekend…….I ended up quadrupling it, the dog went ape shit. Off we go to emergency vet, dog was having bad reaction to pain med it could have killed him.

          Moral to the story, if you think things aren’t right call the vet. If you think the dog needs pain meds or a stronger dose……proceed with caution.

          • Jadzia says:

            She’s not crying when she is lying down or anything like that, so I don’t think she’s in terrible pain, it’s just when she walks. In any event, I’m going to go back to the vet in the morning if she still seems in a bad way then.

        • Jadzia says:

          She was doped up when she got home, of course, but the only meds that were sent home were antibiotics. (Trying to give her those pills is what got me bit.) She’s sleeping right now, poor baby.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Just make sure she’s eating and drinking okay. Try tossing her a pill wrapped in a piece of cheese or hot dog. If she’s in a bad mood and snappy, go for a whole hamburger 😉

          • Jadzia says:

            Her appetite is down. The only thing she wants to bite is me, and that happened while I was trying the cheese trick! She’s going back to the vet this afternoon.

          • lateblum says:

            Hope your little girl feels better soon. My sister feeds her little “kids” their meds in cream cheese. It’s a treat they love. (The cream cheese, that is. 😉 )

          • blowme0bama says:

            I think you can give them small doses of aspirin – look it up before you do.

        • votermom says:

          Ice pack under the paw maybe once in while?

    • DeniseVB says:

      According to their FB page, they only have 4 left 🙂

      • Somebody says:

        I don’t think so, I think they just haven’t processed the new ones. They got them Sunday night. I read where the lady said be patient and give them time to process them, they are a small group. Lots of people in the comments thought volunteering to adopt. Unfortunately most of those people were from out of state and questioned if they could adopt in Florida. My goodness I would assume they could, but you know some shelters are really picky about adopting out pets they put potential owners through the mill. No way somebody from out of that immediate area could do multiple visitations and what not. If they are that way I presume they’ll have to relax their standards. I live in Florida, but not near Ft. Walton. I wouldn’t jump through hoops for them, who has time for that.

      • NewOrleans says:

        An update from their website:

        **DACHSHUND UPDATE** WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE DACHSHUNDS AT THIS TIME! WE HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMED WITH APPLICATIONS & THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR INTEREST!

        We are still accepting donations for their care. If you would like to donate, please click on the “Donate” button on this site. 100% of your donation goes directly to the care of these dogs!

  17. foxyladi14 says:

    I hope all those babies find forever homes. ❤

  18. DeniseVB says:

    😛

  19. Dora says:

    My governor is about to make a complete ass of himself! I can’t help laughing just thinking about it. 🙂

    ====

    Cuomo to ride around in FDR’s old Packard

    http://nypost.com/2017/03/29/cuomo-to-ride-around-in-fdrs-old-packard/

  20. helenk3 says:

    https://www.statehousesports.com/single-post/2017/03/28/State-Rep-DuBois-has-a-message-for-those-who-dont-support-her-tipping-off-drug-dealers-about-ICE-raids

    there has to be something she can be charged with. interfering with an investigation? aiding and abetting criminals?
    throw her ass in jail and let her live with the criminals she loves so much

  21. AFVet says:

  22. AFVet says:

    Disgusting animal.

  23. She covers the WH for the NYT

  24. Dora says:

  25. helenk3 says:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/videos/spicer-and-reporter-laugh-after-testy-exchange/vi-BBz1dkr?ocid=LENOVOSIGDHP17
    when I saw this on TV today I started laughing so hard. Years ago a conductor told me two words to deal with PITA passengers and stay out of trouble. one was Charming the other was Fantastic. they had to be said with the right inflection and were said instead of bulls-it

  26. helenk3 says:

    now they are going after Jered Cushner with the Russian BS. How much time is being wasted on this nonsense just because the dems lost the election?
    they are going to vote against a good judge for not other reason than spite.
    I do not want to see any democrat in any office ever again. I want their salaries docked for every day that legislation is not passed.

  27. Somebody says:

    I am so sick of all this Russia crap. Our own CIA has sponsored coups, we’ve meddled in untold numbers of elections.

    These jackasses expect me to believe Russia Today and some bots had any impact on the election. What a bunch of BS.

    Unless and until there is proof that Russia changed votes, helped register and cast fraudulent votes. Fraudulently created any of the emails released AND can prove they actually came from a Russian state sponsor. They can’t because that didn’t happen. This is all such bullshit. Pearl clutching, virtue signaling and Kabuki theater at it’s absolute worse.

  28. Read the whole thread. This woman is nuts.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Best part of this made up stuff, it’s actually true of many of the muslims they defend.

    • DeniseVB says:

      That’s true of doctors and most other professional level positions, to avoid sexual harrassment stuff.

    • Miranda says:

      Religion aside, I think it’s a pretty good rule. Given the way both sides would love to take down Trump and Pence, not giving anyone the opportunity to charge him with harassment is smart.

  29. helenk3 says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/03/new_dem_chair_perez_seeks_massive_restructuring_of_the_party.html

    so will it be renamed the Democratic Communism party or the Democratic Muslim party?

  30. DeniseVB says:

    Would I get in Twitter trouble if I started blocking some of the really vile posts I see on the Trump accounts? I’m not sure if they’d consider that abuse if figuratively started chopping some aholes heads off?

  31. mothy67 says:

    Roger Daltry is no clinton fan

    “On other pieces of politics, let’s put it this way: when you say that middle America and the Democrats lost it, but Trump didn’t really win it—because Democrats threw it away by putting [Hilary Clinton] up. A dead dog would have won it against [her], look at that.”

    http://radio.com/2017/03/29/the-who-roger-daltrey-brexit-hillary-clinton/

  32. helenk3 says:

    this person’s should get interesting real soon

  33. Dora says:

    In 2011…While Hillary was SoS Bill received $750K for 2 speeches from a China Business Group with ties to the Chinese Gov

  34. DeniseVB says:

    I was wondering why Ivanka was trending on twitter, whew, it’s good news. Though the Dems tried their damndest to keep her out of the White House 😉

  35. taw46 says:

    Always like to read these stories, hope they are kicked out.

  36. DeniseVB says:

    Isn’t burying a story a form of fake news too? Go Hannity !

  37. DeniseVB says:

    I’m watching the Seinfeld epi “not that there’s anything wrong with it” which is hysterical, very unPC, surprised it’s still in the syndicate rotation. Though I think they’re all liberal actors, so I guess it’s okay 😉

  38. DandyTIger says:

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