Thursday, March 17, 2016

Five sheriff's deputies disciplined for failing to arrest man who struck protester at Donald Trump rally.

Image courtesy of Radar Online.
Courtesy of CNN: 

Five sheriff's deputies were disciplined Wednesday for failing to immediately arrest a man who elbowed a protester in the face at a Donald Trump rally last week in North Carolina. 

Three Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were demoted and suspended for five days without pay and two more deputies were suspended for three days without pay in connection with the incident following a week-long internal investigation, the sheriff's office announced Wednesday. 

"The actions of the deputies and their failures to act in situations such as that which occurred during the Trump rally at the Crown Coliseum have never been and will not ever be tolerated under the policies of this office," Cumberland County Sheriff Earl Butler said in a press release, adding that his office regrets "that any of the circumstances at the Trump rally occurred." 

Sgt. Sean Swain, the county sheriff's office's public information officer, said the five officers were present for McGraw's alleged assault. 

"Those five officers saw or the sheriff felt they reasonably should have seen what took place and failed to take action," Swain told CNN on Wednesday.

Of course this does nothing to solve the actual problem, which is that Trump is inciting his supporters to target brown skinned people for violence. Though I guess it might send a message for other law enforcement agencies to not get caught up in the racist vibe and actually do their jobs.

(I mean in this case they actually manhandled and arrested the guy who got hit.)

The sheriff in this case actually considered charging Trump with inciting a riot, but he didn't probably because he realized it would incite another riot.

And as Donald Trump's influence increases it is that very fear which protect him from all sorts of legal challenges.

After all nobody tried to arrest Hitler after his arrest for the Beer Hall Putsch because by then he was much too powerful.


  1. Anonymous11:21 AM

    OT Considering what a bad accident Todd Palin had the other day, are there any updates?

    1. Anonymous11:41 AM

      Who really cares?

    2. Anonymous11:43 AM

      Just saw one. Quite detailed.

    3. Anonymous11:53 AM

      Every damned thread.
      See TMZ or Daily Mail, okay?

    4. Anonymous11:59 AM

      11:41 You cared enough to comment. Is this your blog now? There are over 300 comments on yesterday's Todd Palin thread so you don't know squat about IM. It is too late for Palin damage control.

    5. Anonymous12:30 PM

      UPDATE: Tripp can take a vacation from being Iron Dog tough. He is now a first time snowboarder and guess what? He is a 7 year old going on 17.

    6. Anonymous12:32 PM

      Sure, 11:59 AM Only trouble is the majority of the comments are negative! Most folks could care less about Sarah and Todd Palin.

  2. Anonymous11:25 AM

    Hard to blame the deputies: the event was clearly advertised as a Trump rally. The old man was merely doing his best to make America great.

  3. Anonymous11:29 AM

    Someone needs to do something to Donald Trump and Sarah Palin - who incite riots and racism!

    They are horrible folks and should not be followed w/any kind of adoration or support! They are both very vile people and would bring nothing but harm to America!

  4. Anonymous11:31 AM

    I see the ass who sucker punched the protester doesn't look so cocky in his mugshot. He also said next time he might have to kill him (protester).He might want to rethink his arrogance. Iam sure there are some people in the jail who might take a dim view of this pricks actions. To which I say oh well...

    1. Anonymous3:10 PM

      Once this clown gets to court, he'll be admitting his stupidity

  5. Anonymous11:40 AM

    AIP baby.
    This is NOT taking our country back.
    I know the Constitution better than they do.

    1. Anonymous12:04 PM

      It's "overtaking" our country. Not the same.

    2. Anonymous12:17 PM


  6. Anonymous11:42 AM

    OT, but it was about time Sarah posted something on Todd's condition. She's quite informative in her new post. Given all that he needed done and still needs done, it just makes a person wonder why her ass wasn't on a plane back home ASAP. And it makes me wonder how long she'll wait before begging Trump to let her campaign again.

    1. Anonymous12:12 PM

      Who gives a shit.

    2. Anonymous12:28 PM

      @12:12 PM YOU DO, TROLL!!!!!

    3. Anonymous12:30 PM

      Few in Alaska could give a shit less about the Palin klan. Scum of the earth!!!

    4. Anonymous12:35 PM

      This is cool and every teenager cares because they give a shit about everything Palin.

      Sailor Palin to meet her dad for the first time.

    5. Anonymous12:39 PM

      Well, you must be asking that of Gryphen, too, since he posts about the Palins all the time. Why waste your time on IM.

    6. Anonymous12:49 PM

      Because Anonymous 11:41 AM cares so much they can never allow anyone to forget how much they care.

      Coincidence #1 and #2:

      #1 Bristol photo before incident.

      #2 Bristol photo before incident.

    7. Anonymous12:57 PM

      BECAUSE, 12:39 PM, he inserts topics worthy of discussion where there is cognitive, thoughtful discourse.

      It's the likes of comments above that are trying to destroy us long timers and take him down. Good luck with that.

      Maybe you should do an open thread everyday for $arah, Gryph, so they can have at it and let the adults speak on other topics.

    8. Anonymous12:58 PM

      That is a wild coincidence. I wonder what the next curse pic will be.

    9. Anonymous1:51 PM

      Sarah's just pissed he is still alive and she can't play the widow cred.

  7. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Thank you for posting this! It is a travesty and thankfully the suspension of these officers made the news.

  8. Anonymous11:49 AM

    All you need to know, IMers.
    Two years ago.

  9. Caroll Thompson12:07 PM

    Well, help is on the way to make short work out of our national bully Donald Trump.

    None other than President Obama himself has now vowed to be the most active President on the campaign trail in order to defeat either Trump or Cruz.

    Suddenly, I feel much better. The master chess player is still playing. No lame duck status for him. Check and checkmate.

    And while Obama takes down Trump, let's hope that little yapping dog called Sarah Palin gets in the way and he takes her out too.

    1. Anonymous12:41 PM

      AS much as I have always loved Bernie, it will be Hillary. And I think he'll come out supporting her, along with Pres Obama, and the three of them will bury this so-called "mOOOOOvement," as Sarah calls it.

    2. Anonymous1:06 PM

      Bernie is old; this is his greatest hurrah. I doubt he's going to campaign for her anytime soon. But we'll have the President, the VP, the First and Second Ladies!

  10. Anonymous12:27 PM

    FU_K donald tRUMP and his shtarkers!

    "But, anyway, the bottom line is I look at Donald and said, “You and Marla (Maples) have to go. You’re fired.” He looks at me and goes berserk."

  11. Anonymous12:29 PM

    Carroll Thompson, you are right on!!

    Last paragraph should end with 'forever and ever'!

  12. Anonymous12:34 PM

    It is really scary that so many support a Hitler wannabe. More and more news outlets are referring to Drumpf as such. Is it enough to shut him the fuck up?

  13. Anonymous12:45 PM

    It's good to be white.

    1. Anonymous1:27 PM

      Todd, You are so right.

      Sarah and TMZ are updating the mystery accident victim. Like Tripp, Todd is a superman.


    2. Anonymous2:01 PM

      Todd is going to be in pain for the rest of his life. Either that or he gets addicted to pain killers and floats through life.

  14. Anonymous1:15 PM

    If it hadn't been on video that went viral nothing would have happened. This is a perfect example of white privilege.

  15. Anonymous1:16 PM

    G, the final sentence of your post is in error. Hitler was arrested two days after the Beer Hall Putsch, tried for treason, and sentenced to five years in Landsberg prison. While in prison, he lived fairly comfortably, enjoying privileges far beyond those accorded the other prisoners. He spent most of his time dictating Mein Kampf to Rudolf Hess, and was released after just nine months.

    If Drumpf should ever find himself in prison, hopefully he will be forced to serve his entire sentence, and here's hoping it will be yuuuuggge.

    1. Actually I knew he got arrested after the Beer Hall Putsh, that's why I mentioned it, but I failed to make that point in my post.

      Fixed now.

  16. Anonymous1:21 PM

    Donald Trump has half a point about riots

  17. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Obvious konstitoooshunal deputy sheriff's ...

    ask sheriff glenn parker, down in Oregon, how that's workin' out for him ..

  18. Anonymous2:09 PM

    So, the VICTUM was arrested... The COPS whi did the original arresting and cop-based stupidity, BUT NOTHING about the DO'ER !!!!


  19. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Was just on d's fb. Yeah, i troll. He is crying about Megyn Kelly again noticing him. His supporters are trying to talk the big baby up. His thin skin gets thinner by the day. Can't wait till his insides all fall out of that orange thing he's encased into. We need to start moving on from this horrible manifestation of our country. We are better than that. The followers are drinking the kool aid.

  20. Anonymous3:09 PM

    Trump isn’t a simpleton, he just talks like one. He has dyslexia.

  21. Anonymous3:24 PM

    SP is included AGAIN>

  22. The Man who Crossed Hitler (2011) is an excellent film on the trial the incident

    “Hans Achim Litten (June 19, 1903 – February 5, 1938) was a German lawyer who represented opponents of the Nazis at important political trials between 1929-32, defending the rights of workers during the Weimar Republic.
    During one trial in 1931, Litten subpoenaed Adolf Hitler, to appear as a witness, where Litten then cross-examined Hitler for three hours. Hitler was so rattled by the experience that, years later, he would not allow Litten's name to be mentioned in his presence. In retaliation, Litten was arrested on the night of the Reichstag fire along with other progressive lawyers and leftists. Litten spent the rest of his life in one German concentration camp or another, enduring torture and many interrogations. After five years and a move to Dachau, where his treatment worsened and he was cut off from all outside communication, he committed suicide.” (Wikipedia)

  23. Anonymous3:45 PM

    How much longer until the venues refuse to host a Trump rally?

    It's too dangerous and their insurance companies could advise against it. Too much liability. And the cops and security guards don't want to be put in these positions either. Bet these 5 cops wish they hadn't taken this assignment.

  24. Anita Winecooler4:51 PM

    I can't wait till he goes to court, he'll be sobbing and sorrying all over his seventy year old pony tail, he'll plead the insanity defense saying "Donald Trump's Lawyers will get me out, right Donald? You said so and it's on tape!"

    Poor Sucker.

  25. Anonymous5:25 AM

    They say Americans are sue happy.

    In the case of the protester who was sucker punched, I would sue the Sheriff's department for not arresting that racist and for throwing the protester to the ground.

  26. Anonymous5:32 AM

    Is Trump paying for his supporter's lawyer for giving the cheap shot?


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