Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Justice Dept. finally ends hopeless pursuit of Barry Bonds

That's the headline in a blog called Above the Law: Redline

That was our tax dollars at work. My reaction is the same way I feel when I see cops ticketing people for jaywalking. As in "Don't you have better things to do?" The answer is "no -- I have the power  to do whatever I feel like."

Here's part --

After more than a decade of wasted tax dollars in the name of “justice” the government has officially dropped its case against the embattled slugger. Yesterday, the federal government informed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that it would not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that reversed Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction.
As Kevin Draper aptly summarized earlier this year:

Twelve years after his testimony in the BALCO case, eight years after he was indicted by a grand jury for perjury and obstruction of justice for that testimony, and four years after he was convicted of a single obstruction of justice charge, the federal government’s case against Barry Bonds has been revealed to be the farce we knew it was all along. . .
The case against Bonds was flimsy, stupid, and a massive waste of millions of taxpayer dollars from the beginning. The federal government tried to charge Bonds with as many as 15 counts, had that reduced to four, and won conviction on a single obstruction of justice charge. He was convicted, essentially, of giving a rambling answer to that grand jury back in December 2003.

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