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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Good News

Governor Christie commutes Brian Aitken's sentence.

Thanks to those who called and/or wrote.


Blogger Dedicated_Dad said...

The question on everyone's mind seems to be "why not just a pardon?"

One theory - in comments at the linked post - is basically (in my paraphrased words) this:

Pardon him now, he's free but everyone else is still screwed.

Let his appeals continue to wind their way through and hopefully we'll see a proper decision which will make things better for everyone.

Seems smart to me, actually -- provided when all is said and done he's compensated for his costs...


December 21, 2010 at 2:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I posted on theagitator,

How much did this all cost him; legal fees, loss of employment, confiscated firearms?
Is he now a convicted felon/prohibited person?
Will he get his guns back?
What does his family think of the "criminal justice" system now?
Will he remain in N.J.?


December 21, 2010 at 3:05 AM  
Blogger sofa said...

Are the prosecutors now being Prosecuted? Why not?

December 21, 2010 at 3:09 AM  
Anonymous Justin said...

While a good thing that he's free, it's like being happy that a mugger only took your wallet and didn't kill you.

Just because he got freed doesn't mean it all turned out fine.

It never should have happened.

Of course, the Only Ones involved get off squeaky clean.

I'm glad he's out, really. But what about the next 10 people this happens to? No more Katrinas?



December 21, 2010 at 3:13 AM  
Anonymous Defender said...

Glad he's out! Whew!
I agree, the prosecutor, the judge who would not let the jury hear exculpatory evidence, the attorney general who demands "vigorous enforceement" of the draconian law, and former Gov. Corzine who signed it into law, should be prosecuted. During every trial, the cited law itself should be examined closely and nullified if it conflicts with the Bill of Rights. Ever hear of a state or local gun law getting repealed by the legislature?

December 21, 2010 at 3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and a really big thank you to mom for ratting him off.

December 21, 2010 at 3:34 AM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

Neu Jersey people have chosen to be slaves. The utility of jury nullification there is nil, IMHO, based on the folks I knew there.

That's why they are still there.

They like it that way.

Other than delivering a corrrective for Mom (which is the lad's duty), they are on their own.

December 21, 2010 at 3:55 AM  
Blogger sofa said...

Prosecutors, Judges, Legislators, Bureacrats, Enforcers- All hold themselves above the law. A special uber-class who deign to rule without personal accountability, without consequences.

The serfs are subject to their laws, but they are not.

Long Train of Abuses...

December 21, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's still a felon. He can't vote and he can't own guns. While he's not still in jail, his life is still screwed. Christie is loser.

December 21, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Good news, yes of course. Problem solved? Not at all. Christie is a good man but he should have pardoned him.
Bill Richardson, the moron Governor of New Mexico for the last eight years just pardoned Billy the Kid.
10 more days, Bill, you liberal, criminal piece of crap.

December 22, 2010 at 5:20 AM  
Blogger Some Guy said...

This is what he gets for moving to Jersey - in Jersey, Democrats are Communists, and Republicans are Democrats.

December 22, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Mark Matis said...

For Mike:

Actually, Mr. Aitken and his attorney MAY have preferred the commutation to a pardon at this time:
They can now appeal and potentially get an appropriate ruling from an HONEST court (if there even IS such a thing in this country anymore) with maybe even a reprobation for all those involved in his railroading.

Governor Christie can always pardon him at a later date if there ARE NO honest courts left. Although if it truly comes to that I expect the civil war will be upon us.

December 23, 2010 at 2:31 AM  

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