Tomcat for your protection (tomcatshanger) wrote,

What Fifth Amendment?

So the feds are looking into prosecuting Johannes Mehserle, the cop who, in my opinion, executed Oscar Grant at a train station in Oakland.

You know, the same cop (Johannes Mehserle, don't forget his name, he killed someone for no good damn reason) that was already found guilty of killing Oscar Grant?

I know the Mehserle didn't get life, and I don't agree that he won't qualify for at least life in prison, but that little bitty Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is pretty damn clear about not being tried for the same damn crime twice.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Unless the Bill of Rights protects dirt bags like Johannes Mehserle, it sure as hell isn't going to protect anyone else that's unpopular.

Now I understand our elected officials, including Congress critter Barbara Jean Lee, along with our very own Constitutional Scholar President Barack Hussein Obama II, take an old fashion oath to protect the Constitution of the United States of America.

Am I to believe that these wonderfully educated elected officials can't be bothered to read the Constitution of the United States of America? Nor it's Amendments?

Or should I believe that nice folks like them don't fully intend to uphold their oaths?

If only there was some label for people that betray their oaths of office, that violate the US Constitution.
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