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Even SDGOP Spinster Agrees Respect for Jury Verdict Should Supersede Politics

Last week a San Francisco jury said that what Donald Trump sensationalized as a murder to win votes was not actually murder, or even manslaughter. That’s what happens when decent, honest Americans put facts over politics.

Even the South Dakota Republican Party spin machine is abandoning this Trump talking point, expressing respect for the sanctity of trial by jury in its condemnation of Republican gubernatorial candidate Lora Hubbel’s apparent call to kill what she calls an “evil” jury. Hubbel said, “I think we need another definition of ‘hung jury’… meaning what happens to an evil jury.” The SDGOP spin blog, ever eager to bat Hubbel’s easy piñata for stale candy, manages this sensible response to Hubbel’s anti-Constitutional sentiment:

I wasn’t there, so I have no idea of the evidence or the strength of the case presented by the prosecution. But advocating that they’re evil and should be hung because she doesn’t like the decision is pure crazy talk [Pat Powers, “Gubernatorial Candidate Intimates We Should Execute Juries If She Disagrees with Decision,” Dakota War College, 2017.12.02].

Now if the SDGOP spin blog could find the courage to apply that same honesty and decency to the outrageous statements of the Republican President whom Hubbel’s anti-jury language so closely tracks.


  1. mike from iowa 2017-12-04 08:24

    I found this a few days ago. Part of the defense in the Steinle trial.

    Lookee here, guns really do kill people.

    The defense also presented evidence regarding the SIG Sauer’s propensity to accidentally fire. One of Garcia Zarate’s attorneys detailed the issues in a San Francisco Examiner article:

    It’s an elite handgun intended for law enforcement and military personnel who may need to fire it with split second notice. Hence, it has a hair trigger in single-action mode. Even among well-trained users, it has a lengthy history of accidental discharges.

    Most police agencies don’t make records public, but those that do reveal disturbing data. In a four-year period (2012-2015), the New York City Police Department reported 54 accidental firearm discharges, 10 involving SIG Sauers. Los Angeles County reported more than 80 accidental discharges between 2010 and 2015, five involving SIG Sauers. From 2005 to January 2011, the San Francisco Police Department reported 29 accidental discharges (a time when it issued SIG Sauers as its primary sidearm)…

    The bullet was fired into pavement in front of the defendant and ricocheted nearly 80 feet before it struck the victim. Murder should never have been a charge. Blame the prosecution.

  2. mike from iowa 2017-12-04 08:29

    One last dig at Drumpf on this case. Drumpf has been lying all along saying this guy crossed Obama’s lightly guarded border several times and committed serious crimes. Fact is he only crossed once in Obama’s 8 years (2009) and the worst crime he committed was some minor drug deals. Obama has increased the number of agents on the border several times in his 8 years. Drumpf just spews garbage hoping something will stick. This is the kind of politician our country gets when wingnuts take charge.

  3. Rorschach 2017-12-04 09:42

    SDGOP Spinster is really only looking for something to criticize Lora Hubbel for. Said spinster’s defense of the jury is merely the means to generate a criticizm of Hubbel, nothing more.

  4. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-12-04 10:05

    Ror, I’m curious why Powers invest so much energy throwing insults at Hubbel. He savages her as vigorously as I challenged Bosworth… although in Bosworth’s case, I did some actual investigative work, challenged her petition, and produced the evidence that convicted her of actual felonies, which helped reduce her ability to perpetrate the various scams she and her husband were using to exploit people. Lora’s political views are unsavory, but I haven’t seen any evidence that she is either a threat to the nomination prospects of any viable candidate or a dangerous scam artist exploiting others (no shady Hubbel raffles or unpaid employees yet). What’s Pat’s deal? Is Hubbel just easy blogging to fill between the press releases?

  5. Tara Volesky 2017-12-04 10:27

    Cory, Lora is a threat to the Republican establishment. She is an outsider and they despise her because she exposes them. Just read her fb page. I can see why she carries a gun. lol.

  6. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-12-04 11:32

    She is only a threat if she shows the potential to raise money and win votes. She is unlikely to do either as long as she keeps suggesting we execute juries.

  7. Darin Larson 2017-12-04 11:40

    “Is Hubbel just easy blogging to fill between the press releases?” Yes, it is as simple as that with one addition: Hubbel is not part of any group that PP would like to court for business or influence.

  8. Tara Volesky 2017-12-04 11:49

    I hope people will look past money and focus on the issues or the Democrat and outside candidates have no chance.

  9. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-12-04 12:07

    Bingo, Darin. There’s the real ease. Powers tackles Hubbel because he faces no risk of business or political retribution. He will never criticize any establishment GOP figure who buys ads from him or could give him another patronage job.

  10. jerry 2017-12-04 12:35

    Sig Sauer is the new military replacement for the Beretta. It is a good shooting pistol but you must be aware of the trigger as you should on all pistols. It is light, that is for sure, but has a recoil that allows more confidence in what you are pointing at. Kind of spendy though, I prefer the HK9, but that is me.

    It was clear that the shooting was completely accidental. Now this guy shot and killed a woman thinking she was a deer when it was dark.

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