Quantcast
Connect with us

Cop attacks Calif. Deputy Attorney General for ‘speaking loudly’ in court — and gets away with it

Published

on

Surveillance video inside a California courtroom captured a bailiff assaulting Deputy Attorney General Jennie Mariah Kelly during a recess because she was “acting in an unprofessional manner.” Although Kelly was arrested for resisting an officer, the District Attorney’s office has not filed charges against the deputy attorney general or the bailiff.

While arguing against a wrongful termination lawsuit on October 20, Kelly reportedly became angry when the plaintiff’s attorney, Timothy Magill, asked a state witness whether she had met with Kelly prior to her testimony in order to cast doubt on her credibility. After Superior Court Judge Barry LaBarbera called for a morning recess, the judge and jury filed out of the courtroom as Kelly began berating Magill for his tactics.

ADVERTISEMENT

In the beginning of the video, Kelly can be seen shouting at Magill across the mostly empty courtroom. Instead of attempting to defuse the situation, a bailiff approaches the deputy attorney general and appears to ask her to leave before grabbing Kelly’s wrists. As Kelly attempts to pull her hands back, the bailiff tackles her to the ground slamming her head against a metal rail.

Before calling for backup, the bailiff continues to hold down Kelly while pointing a finger and seeming to threaten another female attorney. At least six deputies immediately can be seen on the surveillance video restraining the nonviolent deputy attorney general while placing her in handcuffs. A military veteran with 21 years of legal experience, Kelly was escorted out of the courtroom and arrested for resisting a police officer.

According to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, the bailiff was legally justified in attacking Kelly because the deputy attorney general was “speaking loudly” to Magill and “acting in an unprofessional manner.” Instead of attempting to calm Kelly down following the controversial cross-examination, the bailiff immediately resorted to violence.

Although the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has not filed criminal charges against Kelly, they have also neglected to charge the bailiff with use of excessive force. Even when government employees are caught on video physically assaulting each other, apparently they still continue to cover their asses.

Watch footage of the incident, as posted online, below.

ADVERTISEMENT

This story first appeared on The Free Thought Project

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

CNN

‘It’s all distractions’: CNN panel obliterates GOP for totally refusing to discuss Trump’s conduct

Published

on

A CNN panel on Thursday obliterated House Republicans for once again completely ignoring the substance of allegations against President Donald Trump and instead throwing out numerous distractions intended to deflect attention from the president's actions.

"It's been distractions about the Bidens, it's been distractions about conspiracy theories about Ukraine's involvement in the election," said CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero. "Yesterday, it was distractions about FISA and FISA so-called abuse. It was distractions from Congressman Gohmert reading calls from 1943! It's been all distractions and they won't wrestle with the actual conduct."

Continue Reading

CNN

CNN’s Jake Tapper does line-by-line fact check of Jim Jordan’s nonstop misleading statements during impeachment hearing

Published

on

Host Jake Tapper did a special web fact-check for CNN.com where he looked line-by-line into Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-OH) claims about the impeachment proceedings.

He had four specific talking points that were disingenuous and outright false.

1. Jordan: "There was no quid pro quo in the transcript"

There absolutely was evidence in the summary of the transcript. Tapper began by explaining that Americans still haven't seen the full transcript or a recording of the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

"If you read the summary of the transcript it clearly shows that after a discussion of U.S. military support for Ukraine, President Trump said the relationship is not 'reciprocal' and he asks Zelensky for 'a favor,'" Tapper said. "The favor? To investigate a conspiracy theory into the 2016 election and later in the call he says, 'one other thing,' he wants Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘Where’s Melania?’ The View hosts blister first lady for ignoring ‘bully-in-chief’ Trump’s attack on Greta Thunberg

Published

on

A discussion on Donald Trump's bitter Twitter attack on 16-year-old environmentalist Greta Thunberg, after she aced him out of Time Magazine's Person of the Year, caught the attention of the panelists on The View, who hammered both the president and the first lady after they both protested the mention of their teen son Barron just weeks ago.

After co-host Joy Behar read the president's tweet from Thursday morning where he proclaimed, "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!" she called the president out for being jealous of the teen for getting the Time magazine cover he so desperately wanted.

Continue Reading