Comments by Jim Campbell
Jonathan Turley is a politically left as any judge can be.
He is consistent however in that he follows the Constitution as written no matter his core beliefs and proclivities.
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 29: George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley prepares to testify at a U.S. House Natural Resources Committee hearing examining Park Police response to Lafayette Square protests on June 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Amid protests of the death of George Floyd, authorities in D.C cleared the largely peaceful crowd gathered in Lafayette Square on June 1 prior to President Donald Trump’s walk across the park for a photo op at St. John’s Church. (Photo by Bonnie Cash-Pool/Getty Images)
The media and the leftist’s in our country want us to believe that shooting of black drivers is a real phenomena.
In some cases it may be but in this one it was a matter of driving while stupid.
The recently released video of a NYPD officer being dragged by a fleeing suspect took an even more controversial turn when it was disclosed that the suspect was out on bond despite being charged with attempted murder.
Takim Newson’s earlier release by a judge is baffling given the alleged crime and Newson’s prior criminal record.
Newson, 32, was stopped by police officers after he doubled parked on a busy street and the car had heavily tinted windows.
The officers noted that his speech was slurred and Newson admitted to smoking marijuana.
He was told by the officer that he was not under arrest but they asked him to get out of the car. He then threw the car in reverse and dragged the officer.
After the traffic stop, Newson is accused of breaking into a home in Queens and threatening a 66-year-old woman by pretending he had a gun.
He then left without taking anything and allegedly stole a Jaguar sedan.
He was finally apprehended in Suffolk County, Long Island, according the New York Post.
What is surprising is the fact that he was out after an arrest in February without bail.
Newson is accused to shooting a person in the groin during an attempted Valentine’s Day robbery at a Queens bar.
Prosecutors demanded that he remain in jail pending trial.
His lawyer was asking for $50,000 bail.
However the court reportedly released him without bail even though he was arrested after fleeing the scene.
[Ya got to love the leftist legal system in our country, don’t ya?]
According to media reports, Newson served a 3½-year prison sentence for an armed robbery in Nassau County before being paroled in 2011.
He was also accused of shooting at police officers in 2008 and another shooting in 2011.
The New York Post reports that Newson is a reputed member of the Edgemere Crew gang.
She ran unopposed for the judicial seat.
She did not have an approved rating was due to the fact that Johnson failed to submit information and papers for review by the Bar.
[Could it have been any other way?]