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GOP candidate for gov. has criminal record: Registered sex offender, manslaughter, rape attempt

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Who wouldn't vote for a GOP candidate for governor with a criminal record? After all, the "party of family values" has forgiven D.C. Madam client, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA),  for his sins, right? So why let a little attempted rape and voluntary manslaughter in a GOP candidate's past get in the way of stump speeches and fundraising fun? In fact, just such a guy recently spoke at the California state party's semi-annual convention.

So what if he spent years and years behind bars for his crimes? Meh. He's found the lord now, and in RepublicanLand, that's what really matters. All a party member has to do is mention the G word (no, not gun... God), and they expect forgiveness.

Meet Glenn Champ, 48, whose rap sheet reads like a pulp fiction novel. The Los Angeles Times has the story:

Champ's rap sheet is lengthy. Court records show that in 1992, he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed firearm. In 1993, he was convicted of two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and as a result was placed on the state's sex-offender registry.

In March 1998, he accepted a plea deal on a charge of loitering to solicit a prostitute; later that year, he pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge after hitting a man with his vehicle, for which he was sentenced to 12 years in state prison, according to court records... Champ said the assault case "was just for picking up some underage prostitutes" and resulted in a 90-day jail sentence.

But see, that's when Champ turned his life around, he says. "I found the Lord when I got arrested for picking up the prostitutes," he says.

"I was like most people, ignorant in the darkness, in the very dark. I had no peace, had no love, had no joy. And now I do. Praise God for that…. I've grown considerably since I met Christ," he says.

"There was a situation where the gentleman, he was a little bit drunk and was trying to get violent and I left the area as quick as I could and apparently he got in the way. I didn't see him or even know I hit him until about four hours later, till it came on the news," he says.

You know what else he says? This one'll slay you! (Or maybe Champ'll slay you, so keep your distance.) He says that the politicians in Sacramento are the "criminals" because they want to infringe on his gun rights.

No, I'm not kidding.

The California Criminal who was convicted of assault actually said that, and then this: "I know what the criminal mind thinks, and I know how it works and I know how to stop it, and that's something [other politicians] don't get."

What a Champ. Be proud, GOP, he's your guy.

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Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleads guilty to false imprisonment, battery

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Via an L.A. Times email alert:

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been charged with one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery, San Diego Superior Court officials said today.

The charges were filed by the state attorney general’s office and are expected to be announced at a 10 a.m. news conference.

The charges are related to three victims, identified only as Jane Doe 1, 2 and 3, a court official told The Times.

Filner, 71, the city's first Democratic mayor in 20 years, resigned Aug. 30 after cutting a deal with the City Council for the city to defend him against a sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by an ex-staffer.

For the latest information go to www.latimes.com

And a CNN email alert piles on with a couple of more details:

The former San Diego mayor who resigned this summer over accusations of sexual impropriety has been charged in connection with allegations made by three women, the San Diego County Superior Court said today.

Bob Filner was charged with a felony count of "false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit," and two misdemeanor counts of battery, the court said.

Filner, also a former nine-term Democratic congressman, resigned from the mayor's post in August after at least 19 women accused him of sexual harassment and boorish behavior.

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And as I write this, I am getting updates. This one is from the Times again:

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who left office in August in a scandal over allegations of sexual harassment,  pleaded guilty today to one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery.

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High School Girl Sentenced to Jail For Consensual Sex With Another High School Girl

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So Florida justice is at it once again. Seems they can't be satisfied with an occasional natural hurricane, they have to brew up judicial storms of their own.

Some of the recent Sunshine State cases include the Trayvon Martin case, where at the root of it was the "Stand Your Ground" law. An unarmed boy is walking home alone, is confronted by an armed man and the boy ends up dead. The shooter's sentence, none. He's innocent under Florida law.

Then another high profile case, Marissa Alexander, 32, (who's Black and yes, that does seem to matter in Florida) fired a gun, a warning shot into the ceiling because she was afraid of her approaching, abusive  husband. She invoked the same state's stand-your-ground law but was found guilty of aggravated assault. The result, a 20-year sentence under state law.

Now comes another soon to be infamous case: Kaitlyn Hunt (female) who was an 18-year-old high school senior when she was arrested and charged for having sex with a then 14 year-old (female) schoolmate. Two high school kids fooling around but they were same sex, so now taboo enters the case.. The outcome of this teen activity? See for yourself:

UPDATE: THE VIDEO BELOW IS FROM AN EARLIER PLEA OFFER. SUBSEQUENTLY, SHE TURNED IT DOWN AND HAS GONE TO JAIL UNTIL MID DECEMBER, 2013

What if this was heterosexual activity, as opposed to same-sex? Would there even have been an arrest at all, let alone a young woman going to prison? Was this a case of a young girl being victimized or a lesbian relationship being vilified?

We're never going to know for sure, but it certainly makes you wonder what's going on in Florida. Is it the orange juice?

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Judge Turns Back on Woman Victim's Attack -- Sends Her To Jail

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Shorthand - In family court, a cop sexually assaults a woman. When she complains to judge, the accused cop, Marshals Ron Fox along with James Kenyon arrest the victim in front of her two year old daughter for complaining to judge -- all caught on camera. Yup, that about sums it up.

Oh, and did I forget to mention that the female judge, just turned her back when all of this was going on... Ignoring the victims desperate pleas for help?

From Sign Of The Times Net:

According to internal court documents, as Contreras was leaving, family court marshal Ron Fox ordered her into a waiting room for an unexplained drug search.

Contreras said Fox touched her buttocks, breast, and ordered her to lift up her shirt. A later internal investigation by Clark County courts validated her claims. Contreras went back into the same courtroom and told hearing master Patricia Donninger that her requests to have a female marshal handle the search were ignored.

Hearing this, the presiding officer, Donninger just turned her back after ordering the officer to arrest her. This is justice?  I call it outrage! Watch and judge for yourself.

Now a postscript. The sex-offending officer, Ron Fox, was fired yet not charged with any crime. But to add to the kerfuffle, Fox is now suing the city for wrongful termination. Does it get more crazy than this?

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GOP candidate for serial groper Bob Filner's job allegedly caught openly masturbating in restrooms

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Republican Carl DeMaio is running for Congress, but he also may run for former Mayor Bob "The Slobbery Groper" Filner's old job.

The New York Post (yes, yes, I know) and investigative site VoiceOfOC.org are reporting that DeMaio has been caught openly masturbating in restrooms on multiple occasions.

Allegedly.

According to the reporting, when DeMaio was in the City Council, he would leave during meetings to masturbate in a men’s room, per former City Council president Ben Hueso, a Democratic state senator who claims to have actually walked in on DeMaio during the act more than once.

Allegedly.

[O]thers suspect his inappropriate activity was more frequent. [...]

“DeMaio was masturbating,” Hueso told the website. “He jumped, caught by surprise. He jumped to the sink ... saying ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry’ about six times. Then washed his hands, darted out.”

T.M.I. people...

Marti Emerald, a City Councilwoman, confirmed Hueso's story:

Ben was in a state of shock, face red, eyes bulging,” Emerald said. “I said: ‘You look like you just saw the devil?’ He said: ‘DeMaio is masturbating in the middle of the room.’”

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San Diego officials said masturbation could be a fireable offense for a municipal employee, but not necessarily for an elected official.

See? Elected officials get perks!

Such an activity could have criminal implications, according to director of the city’s personnel department Hadi Dehghani, with the city attorney’s office making that decision.

Okay, time to get serious. Filner abused a whole lot of women. DeMaio (allegedly) pleasured himself, as embarrassing and shocking as his not-private-enough activities were to anyone who awkwardly encountered them. He clearly should have had better judgment, like, you know, waiting until he got home and understanding when and where to engage in masturbation, but that said, he's no Filner.

And if the allegations are true, he's also not exactly living up to those so-called Republican "family values" we hear so much about.

Bottom line: San Diego needs to clean up its political act. Enough with sordid situations like these to divert voters away from serious debate on policy positions.

By the way, the Post went out of their way to point out that DeMaio is "openly gay." That was irrelevant to the story and served no other purpose than to wrongly imply that gay men are icky and have no self-control. DeMaio's sexual orientation had no place in this article. None.

A DeMaio spokesman calls the masturbation accusations “absurd and ludicrous.”

So was the Post's "openly gay" reference.

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Serial groper Bob Filner faces criminal investigation

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Serial groper Bob Filner agreed to resign as San Diego mayor, so he's gone, vamoose, outta here. Good riddance.

Of course, you know he's filled with remorse, embarrassment, and shame for the repeated assaults and nauseating tongue action he inflicted on at least 18 women (and counting), right?

The Los Angeles Times:

In an emotional and defiant address to the council after the vote was announced, Filner apologized to his victims and supporters but also said he had been victimized by "the hysteria of the lynch mob" caused by politicians and the media once the allegations by some 18 women became public.

Alrighty then.

To make matters worse, the City Council approved a deal to pay for some of his expenses from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former aide. They did that, per council members, "in the best interest of the taxpayers" and to limit any damages the city might face from the lawsuit.

When you've finished banging your heads against your walls, read the next part. You'll be more encouraged:

Within minutes of the council decision, a spokesman for the state attorney general's office confirmed that a criminal investigation into Filner's treatment of women "is underway." Investigators have been interviewing some of the women who have come forward with allegations.

Filner's resignation does not affect the investigation, a source close to the investigation said.

That's better.

If there is any justice in this world, he will have a future as a piece of toast.

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BREAKING: Bob Filner to resign as San Diego mayor

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I heard the news a few minutes ago on MSNBC, and now an NBC affiliate in San Diego has more:

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week with city officials, NBC 7 News has learned.

Filner, spotted leaving City Hall with packing boxes Wednesday night, will formally vacate the office following a closed session of City Council Friday, according to several sources.

Other than the sixteen women this serial groper slobbered all over and pawed (including a great-grandmother), he is also being investigated for alleged “pay to play” schemes with developers.

He has now agreed to withdraw from office. Good riddance.

Next stop: Prosecution.

Council President Todd Gloria will take on the role of acting mayor under the city charter.

There could be at least one primary special election within 60 to 90 days.

UPDATE via an email alert from the L.A. Times:

In exchange for his resignation, the city will pay some, if not all, of Filner's financial damages from the lawsuit, said the sources, who spoke on the condition anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The City Council is set to vote on the settlement in a closed session Friday.

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