Quantcast
Connect with us

New video shows insane arrest of Oklahoma Trump surrogate busted on child sex trafficking

Published

on

The Moore Oklahoma Police Department has released the bodycam footage of former Republican state-senator Ralph Shortey when he was caught in a hotel room smoking marijuana with a 17-year-old teen.

The video was posted by local blog TheLostOgle and shows police as they attempted to do a wellness check at the hotel room.

“Responding officers found a juvenile male in a hotel room which was also occupied by an adult male. The circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation and no additional information can be released at this time,” said Lt. Kyle Dudley in March.

ADVERTISEMENT

Shortey, who served as chair of President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, can be seen wearing a T-shirt saying “make me a sandwich” with the Biblical quote from Ephesians 5:22. The reference is about the subjugation of women.

“I’m sorry, you guys are just freaking me out a little bit,” Shortey says.

“Yeah, that’s kind of what we do,” the officer can be heard saying. The officers didn’t know at the time that Shortey was an elected official and at first didn’t believe it was his real name. The officer can be heard saying that the boy is 17 years old. Shortey claims he “didn’t know.”

“Can you show me that he’s only 17?” Shortey asks.

“No! I can’t,” the officer laughs. “But I can convince you that he is. I can put you in handcuffs and put you in the back of a car.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Shortey continues to request proof that the boy is under age and the officer continues to promise that the age is true.

“What sense does it make for me to lie to you?” the officer asks. “But listen, whatever you’re doing, it’s a bad f*cking idea. Does that make sense to you?”

He goes on to say that if Shortey wanted to get high by himself or “if you’ve got things you need to figure out — you need to figure that out.” He said that Shortey can “live your life however you want to live it, but when you start doing it with kids and stuff, then it starts to become a serious, serious problem.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Shortey pleaded guilty to one charge of child sex trafficking in an Oklahoma federal court last week.

Watch the videos below:

ADVERTISEMENT

Part 1:

Part 2:

ADVERTISEMENT


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

2020 Election

‘Kiss Florida goodbye’: Voto Latino head warns Democrats of coming 2020 debacle

Published

on

Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy," Voto Latino CEO María Teresa Kumar said Democrats should not count on taking Florida's 29 electoral votes in the upcoming 2020 presidential election if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the at the top of the ticket.

During a fairly contentious panel discussion on the viability of Sanders as a candidate due to self-identifying as a democratic socialist, Kumar claimed that would not play well Florida's Latino community.

"All I can think about when David [Corn] was unpacking it for us, we can all agree is you can kiss Florida goodbye," she explained. "I say that, Floridians -- Latinos that have fled socialism, they have fled and they are in Florida and they have sensibilities that are different from the rest of the Latino community."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

CNN’s Bakari Sellers schools Rick Santorum over claim Trump is not part of the ‘extreme hard right’

Published

on

During a panel discussion on CNN's State of the Union, contributor Bakari Sellers set fellow panelist Rick Santorum straight after he tried to claim that Donald Trump doesn't take far-right positions.

Following a discussion on Sen. Bernie Sanders' Nevada caucus win, Santorum tried to note the major differences between Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Responding to conservative commentator Linda Chavez who called both Sanders and Trump "two angry people," Santorum remarked, "I wanted to take issue with what Linda said: two angry folks representing the extremes, and I would agree with that, with Bernie Sanders, and he is representing, no question, the extreme of the Democratic Party and he says that he is a socialist and he is angry, I agree."

Continue Reading
 

Facebook

‘Jesus was not a socialist!’ Fox News panel explodes over Jesus Christ’s political views

Published

on

Conservative religious pundits on Fox News recoiled in outrage on Sunday after a left-leaning guest suggested that Jesus Christ was "more of a socialist" than a capitalist.

During a Fox & Friends segment designed to cast doubt on the faith or Democratic presidential candidates, evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress argued that socialism is "antithetical to Christianity."

But St. Paul Reverend Dee Dawkins-Haigler reminded the other panelists that scriptures seemed to point to what people now call socialism.

"We believe in things like, what did you do to the least of them?" Dawkins-Haigler explained. "You fed the hungry, you clothed the naked, you went to see those who are in prison."

Continue Reading
 
 
close-image