Page 14 of 112 FirstFirst ... 412131415162464 ... LastLast
Results 131 to 140 of 1120

Thread: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat [W:613/629]

  1. #131
    Hates Kittens
    NonoBadDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Mountains
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    15,299
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    HOT DAMN, SOMEONE ACTUALLY PRESENTED SOME USEFUL INFORMATION!!!! How the hell did that happen? I mean, WTF?!?!?!?!?! This is all supposed to be conjecture and opinion based and Stut brings actual law into the subject.

    Thanks, I was getting tired of the usual conjecture, assumptions, rhetoric and speculation. If you were here I would give you a glass of good ole Irish whiskey. You aren't here so I will drink it myself. Thanks for the whiskey.

    Quote Originally Posted by STUT View Post
    I think that we are getting a little side-tracked here. I don't believe that Gov. Perry was indicted for his use of the veto, but rather the manner in which it was exercised. The two counts are "Abuse of Official Capacity" and "Coercion of Public Servant". The state laws that apply to this matter are Texas Penal Code Section 39.02: Abuse of Official Capacity, and Section 36.03: Coercion of Public Servant or Voter.

    I've pulled some applicable language from both:
    From 36.03:
    (a) A person commits an offense if by means of coercion he:
    (1) influences or attempts to influence a public servant in a specific exercise of his official power or a specific performance of his official duty or influences or attempts to influence a public servant to violate the public servant's known legal duty;

    However this may be rendered moot by subsection c:
    (c) It is an exception to the application of Subsection (a)(1) of this section that the person who influences or attempts to influence the public servant is a member of the governing body of a governmental entity, and that the action that influences or attempts to influence the public servant is an official action taken by the member of the governing body. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "official action" includes deliberations by the governing body of a governmental entity.

    And from 39.02:
    (a) A public servant commits an offense if, with intent to obtain a benefit or with intent to harm or defraud another, he intentionally or knowingly:
    (1) violates a law relating to the public servant's office or employment; or
    (2) misuses government property, services, personnel, or any other thing of value belonging to the government that has come into the public servant's custody or possession by virtue of the public servant's office or employment.

    Food for thought...
    To everyone else, I haven't seen any proof that the investigation is still active. People say it is but I can't find any statements from any the Public Integrity agency that Lehmberg heads up that the investigation is still active. All I can find is that they indicted one person in December of 2013. After that there doesn't seem to be any movement on the investigation.

  2. #132
    Hates Kittens
    NonoBadDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Mountains
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    15,299
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Improper grant making to political contributors of state Republican officeholders.
    Were they actually investigating Perry or were they investigating one of his associates? I still haven't found anything official that says they were actually investigating Perry himself. I am not saying they weren't. I am just saying that I can't find anything actually official. I did find one indictment of Abbot.

  3. #133
    Paying To Play
    AJiveMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    wisconSIN
    Last Seen
    05-15-15 @ 04:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,775

    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    When I read a different rag, they said this might hurt perry's chances for a 2016 presidential run, after reading that, I was .

  4. #134
    Slayer of the DP Newsbot
    danarhea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    39,763

    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    Were they actually investigating Perry or were they investigating one of his associates? I still haven't found anything official that says they were actually investigating Perry himself. I am not saying they weren't. I am just saying that I can't find anything actually official. I did find one indictment of Abbot.
    Where was that? Got a link? I don't see any indictment of Abbot.
    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

  5. #135
    Slayer of the DP Newsbot
    danarhea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    39,763

    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Yes damn you right wingers for presuming one of your politicians innocent before guilty yet presuming an American soldier (Bergdahl) guilty before he even returns to freaking America.
    Well, this is politically motivated, and both sides are guilty of it. Liberals scream bloody murder at the conviction of Don Siegelman, governor of Alabama, who Karl Rove personally went after. Conservatives scream bloody murder at the indictment of Rick Perry. But, in both cases, they broke the law. It's as simple as that. But, whichever side political hacks are on, the will scream witch hunt at one, and scream for the maximum penalty at the other. But, in both cases, the perpetrator could have avoided everything by not breaking the law.
    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

  6. #136
    cynical class clown
    Luftwaffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    CONNECTICUT
    Last Seen
    11-18-17 @ 10:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    10,499

    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Well, this is politically motivated, and both sides are guilty of it. Liberals scream bloody murder at the conviction of Don Siegelman, governor of Alabama, who Karl Rove personally went after. Conservatives scream bloody murder at the indictment of Rick Perry. But, in both cases, they broke the law. It's as simple as that. But, whichever side political hacks are on, the will scream witch hunt at one, and scream for the maximum penalty at the other. But, in both cases, the perpetrator could have avoided everything by not breaking the law.
    Both sides indeed are, but some people on both sides think their **** don't stink.

    It's up to people like you and me to correct them because all of our **** stinks.
    -----MOS 19D = cavalry scout = best damn MOS there is

  7. #137
    Anti political parties
    FreedomFromAll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    New Mexico USA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,062

    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It's Austin. They take pride in being weird.

    They are copying Portland Oregon ..Thats sad.

  8. #138
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:46 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    29,092

    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Could not have happened to a "nicer" guy.. hope he gets the maximum.
    PeteEU

  9. #139
    Sage
    Excon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Seen
    10-14-17 @ 01:26 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,997

    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Conservatives scream bloody murder at the indictment of Rick Perry.
    I haven't seen that yet. Care to point it out?
    “The law is reason, free from passion.”
    Aristotle
    (≚ᄌ≚)

  10. #140
    Sage
    Excon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Seen
    10-14-17 @ 01:26 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,997

    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    You're totally correct. The scuzzy kickback grants have nothing to do with Texas' political environment, or the fact that Rick Perry is now facing indictment.

    I know for an absolute fact that Rick Perry is a completely honest guy, only concerned about the taxpaying public, and couldn't possibly carry a grudge against the woman or an organization leading up an investigation intimately involving Rick Perry's administration.

    It'd totally be against Rick Perry's nature to be into that type of political payback.
    You know all that now do you? Wow!
    “The law is reason, free from passion.”
    Aristotle
    (≚ᄌ≚)

Page 14 of 112 FirstFirst ... 412131415162464 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •