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  •  Wingnuts don't get "rule of law" (10+ / 0-)

    I had the same first reaction.  Going in to a business (even a SuperPAC) with guns in order to take over control is a scene out of a gangster movie, not the way things happen legally.  This incident sounds like something for a prosecutor to examine.  Armey may think he's above the law, or that Washington is subject to his Texas fantasies, but he seems to have committed assault with a deadly weapon, probably among other crimes.  He should do hard time for this.

    •  It is interesting ... (2+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, BlueStateRedhead

      Is the assault "Armey's" or the assistant's ... or both ... or ...???

      I've sent a LTE to the Post on this. (Can't duplicate here since they have a 'not published elsewhere' restriction that they will use to not publish a LTE. I sometimes post unpublished letters after a few days w/out Post contact.  See, for example, A tale of two articles.)

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      by A Siegel on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 08:58:56 AM PST

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      •  Criminal joint action (1+ / 0-)
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        A Siegel

        When people commit a crime together, they are all guilty.  The gunman could perhaps be viewed the same way as a hit man -- while a hit man who kills someone is guilty of murder, so is the person who hires him, who is really viewed as the more serious criminal.  Armey and his wife were both part of the armed assault and thus both appear to have been perpetrating a felony. (Dislaimer: IANAL, but I watch a lot of procedurals on TV.)

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