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Anthony Weiner Sentenced To Prison

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:18 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Anthony Weiner’s statement before a sentence of 21 months in prison was pronounced:

“I acted not only unlawfully but immorally, and if I had done the right thing, I would not be standing before you today,” he said, crying as he addressed the judge.

“The prosecutors are skeptical that I have truly changed and I don’t blame them,” he said. “I repeatedly acted in an obviously destructive way when I was caught.”

He then pled for probation:

“I victimized a young person who deserved better,” Weiner said in court. “I am not asking that I be trusted … I ask you for the opportunity on probation to keep my sworn oath.”

NYC mayor and former political rival Bill de Blasio commented that “…it’s time for us to all stop talking about it….Let’s leave his family in peace and let’s go on.”

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)


69 Responses to “Anthony Weiner Sentenced To Prison”

  1. Their poor little boy.

    Dana (023079)

  2. the post doesn’t mention but I’m gonna guess “democrat”

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  3. So true dana.

    Hope he stays in jail a long time and that they have a cell phone sniffing dog there. Maybe that will break his addiction.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  4. Patricia,

    I wonder about that, in broader terms. There is an entire generation sexting a la Weiner, and one has to wonder about the healthiness and longevity of couples, monogamy, and entire families as a result.

    Dana (023079)

  5. I have no problem with his punishment but the selective prosecution and the way illegality is portrayed by media are mind-boggling.

    Lois Lerner and Hillary Clinton and Antifa rioters committed acts that had you are I committed them would have resulted in prison/jail time. People who enter our country illegally are actually rewarded for doing so. People who say the immigration laws should be enforced are called anti-immigration racists.

    Even Bradley Manning got a get-out-of-jail-free card because to Chairman Zero treason is patriotic.

    Nice to see a law-breaker punished but it seems you have to be a PR disaster before the authorities do anything.

    harkin (63965c)

  6. The Travis cty prosecutor who replaced Ronnie earl, getting caught for employing a psychic, that s more amusing.

    narciso (d1f714)

  7. Couples only count if they’re gay, monogamy is just male misogyny and families are white privilege and racist. That’s Western Civilization in 2017.

    Rev.Hoagie® (6bbda7)

  8. Nice to see a law-breaker punished but it seems you have to be a Democratic PR disaster before the authorities do anything.

    You’re welcome.

    Rev.Hoagie® (6bbda7)

  9. Speaking of what’s happened to my one time mayor, (I left before he became mayor) bob menendez corruption trial?

    narciso (d1f714)

  10. He’s lucky he only got 21 months from a Manhattan judge. He was Hillary’s October Surprise. With Comey’s help.

    nk (dbc370)

  11. Marion Barry proved that nobody is really ever down and out in democrat politics.

    But then again, AW doesn’t have an M.S. in organic chemistry and a bunch of other stuff going for him.

    It sounds like MB should have called himself Heisenberg.

    Pinandpuller (f8b0e2)

  12. He will go to some camp, get a job in the laundry and deal with dirty underwear.

    mg (31009b)

  13. First, there are lawyers who specialize in placing prisoners in the federal system. Notwithstanding that, with his short sentence and background, he is neither en escape risk nor a danger to other prisoners, so he would be a candidate for minimum security just about anywhere.

    nk (dbc370)

  14. AW is going to learn Morse Code in prison. That’s what he’s going to tell his bunk mate.

    mg from what I hear the socks are worse than the underwear.

    Pinandpuller (f8b0e2)

  15. Not my house, nk.

    mg (31009b)

  16. Yes Pinandpuller, the old whip it sock will be in his grasp.

    mg (31009b)

  17. TMI regarding socks came from the same guy who swore there was a right and a wrong side of the tinfoil to smoke your crack off.

    Pinandpuller (f8b0e2)

  18. @13 nk

    His SAT’s help. His extracurricular activities hurt.

    Pinandpuller (f8b0e2)

  19. Being watched 24/7 is AW’s dream job.

    Pinandpuller (f8b0e2)

  20. The wheels of justice grind slowly but, sometimes, exceedingly fine.

    Karma nods and decides to have a glass of chardonnay, she had a good day in court.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  21. The Travis cty prosecutor who replaced Ronnie earl, getting caught for employing a psychic, that s more amusing.

    narciso (d1f714) — 9/25/2017 @ 5:48 pm

    Rosemary Lehmberg replaced Ronnie Earle, and she’s no longer in office. If you’re referring to Dawna Dukes and her recent $51k ‘psychic’, she’s not a DA, she’s a state legislator, and if you think that money was for fortune telling services I’ve got some ocean front property to sell you. But yes, Austin politics can be pretty amusing.

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  22. When he was three AW’s parents had a furious disagreement over which Federal Correction Institution he should go to.

    “Weiners are Otisville men,” said father.

    When AW was 11 he was hit in the head with a 14 year old Catholic School Girl.

    FWIW there are some funny prisons in NY.

    Arthur Kill Correctional Facility

    Clinton Correctional Facility

    Summit Shock Incarceration Institution

    Volunteers of America

    Wyoming Correctional Facility

    Pinandpuller (f8b0e2)

  23. @ Dustin (#21): Agreed. Can’t not.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  24. Dana, I apologize in advance for wandering way off topic. If I were more disciplined — as my friend DRJ is — I’d find the last post about immigration matters and comment about this there instead.

    However: There’s been a really big court ruling today out of Texas that’s very important here, and also very relevant to what Trump and Congress may yet be deeling with on a national level, regarding sanctuary cities: Appeals Court Allows Parts of Texas Sanctuary Cities Law. The subhead: “Ruling says Texas can enforce three parts of law that aims to crack down on cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities.”

    The WSJ article is commendably perceptive and accurate in describing the Texas law, the constitutional challenge to it, what the federal district judge had ruled in generally blocking its enforcement, and today’s Fifth Circuit ruling on the State’s resulting motion for to lift the district court’s injunction pending appeal, thereby permitting the State to enforce most of the law against its sanctuary cities pending a full decision later.

    However, the bits and pieces of the district judge’s injunction (blocking enforcement) that the panel left in place were mostly by agreement of the State, meaning they weren’t choosing to fuss during the pendency of the appeal about some (rather obvious) overreaches by the Legislature, such as the law’s command that no local entity or campus police department may “endorse” policies that would prohibit or materially limit the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

    The far more important, and far more obviously constitutional portion, of the new law is that which forbids those entities from “adopting [or] enforcing” such policies. So basically, in the handful of Texas would-be sanctuary cities, Democratic elected local officials can continue to b*tch and moan about having to comply with federal immigration law — but that’s it, at least while the appeal is pending.

    Most importantly, and not included in the WSJ article, is this from the order:

    We conclude that the defendants are likely to succeed on the merits of two of the claims as we subsequently discuss….


    Section 752.053(b)(3) provides that the local entities to which it is directed may “not prohibit or materially limit” persons who, in effect, have authority that may impact immigration, from “assisting or cooperating with a federal immigration officer as reasonable or necessary, including providing enforcement assistance[.]” Focusing on the second quoted section, we hold that nothing in Arizona v. United States, 567 U.S. 387 (2012), prohibits such assistance. We also hold that the statute on which the district court relied, 8 U.S.C. § 1357(g), provides for such assistance. Finding the defendants [i.e., the State] likely to succeed on this claim, we grant a stay of the first numbered injunction ….


    Finally, the district court enjoined Article 2.251(a)(1), which requires law enforcement agencies to “comply with, honor, and fulfill” any immigration detainer request issued by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). We stay that injunction[, i.e., permit enforcement of this requirement pending appeal]. We note, however, that under Article 2.251(b) law enforcement agencies need not comply with or fulfill a detainer request when a detainee “provide[s] proof” of lawful immigration status. Article 2.251(b) does not limit the permissible proof to the government identification listed as examples in the statute, as acknowledged by defendants before us at oral argument. Further, the “comply with, honor, and fulfill” requirement does not require detention pursuant to every ICE detainer request; rather, the “comply with, honor, and fulfill” provision mandates that local agencies cooperate according to existing ICE detainer practice and law.

    In consequence, as I wrote in a comment at the WSJ:

    So as to the parts of the law that the Fifth Circuit is now permitting the State to enforce while the appeal progresses, this three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit has found the State’s arguments meritorious, at least at first blush. A different three-judge panel — the “merits panel,” as this order calls it — will handle the decision on the merits in due course after oral argument and briefing.

    I am absolutely unsurprised by this result today, and I predict that it does indeed predict the likely final rulings on the merits of the “merits panel” and indeed, ultimately, the SCOTUS. This is a big, big win for Texas Republicans in particular, but for anyone upset with the notion of other places, including Blue States and progressive-dominated cities even in Red States like Texas, engaging in selective nullification of federal law.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  25. Here’s a link to DRJ’s comment today on the most recent thread on which this would have been on-topic, in which DRJ also linked this report that the Travis County Sheriff has indicated that she’ll comply with the Fifth Circuit’s order.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  26. Twenty-one months is not nearly enough. Five years would be better. I’m sorry for his little boy, not so much for him or Huma. Honestly, I don’t think any length term will be enough to ‘fix’ Weiner’s problems. He’ll be back doing the same thing again within months of being released.

    Bill M (906260)

  27. “I acted not only unlawfully but immorally, and if I had done the right thing, I would not be standing before you today,” he said, crying as he addressed the judge..”

    That shows bad values (if he believes that what he did was wrong)

    That really should be:

    “I acted not only immorally but unlawfully, and if I had done the right thing, I would not be standing before you today,”

    Which comes first?

    There are more things that are immoral than are unlawful. The opposite order is stating there are many things that are unlawful but not immoral (which come to think off it is also true)

    Anthony Weiner is only grudgingly conceding that what he did is immoral, and may not honestly believe that. And he’s conceding it is immoral only on the basis that the law picks – age of his interlocutor.

    His second point is very valid, and if it is not, and it is also important to prevent him from doing this again, than I am not sure how a case can be made that he should ever be released from prison.

    The prosecutors seem to believe he needs a period of incarceration to motivate himself to really stop. But what would motivate him is fear of prison, or something. He’d get that with supervised probation. Anthony Weiner states that probation would be enough to enable him to keep his pledge. If that’s not true, it probably won’t be true is two years, either. To state that the first is not true but the second is, you have to argue that the supervision will be much ore effective after orison – and then the question is: Why should that be?

    I think the sentence is a compromise between two different approaches: No prison, and imprisonment for life. With not too much logic for the compromise.

    Sammy Finkelman (cd8d89)

  28. This Dawnna Dukes story sounds interesting. The Ronnie Lehmbergs (Rosa Earles?) accuse her of 13 (sic) felony (sic) counts on the grounds that she padded her expense account to the tune of just under $800.00 (that’s right, no missing zeros) but when it’s time to go to trial and prove it the prosecutors “put their case on hold”. They are getting ready to try her on two misdemeanor counts, seemingly for having her legislative staff drive her kid to or from school, and the evidence they intend to use is that she spent $51,000 of her own money on a psychic, and that a cellphone she turned over to investigators did not have the serial number of the phone they wanted (Jennifer Lawrence’s?) but some stupid number the stupid phone company had pasted on her phone. As Harry Hoo would say: Amazing!

    nk (dbc370)

  29. He’ll be back doing the same thing again within [the walls of his correctional facility.] FTFY.

    Nature finds a way.

    SarahW (3164f0)

  30. Duke is a problem, nk.

    DRJ (15874d)

  31. And my understanding is that Texas law requires that the prosecutor give notice of evidence that is extraneous to the charge but might prove motive, etc. I assume spending $50k a year on psychics could be evidence that she has an obsession, and it make her more likely to do illegal acts for money to support her obsession.

    DRJ (15874d)

  32. > Which comes first?

    > There are more things that are immoral than are unlawful. The opposite order is stating there are many things that are unlawful but not immoral (which come to think off it is also true)

    I disagree. I think the order is indicating relative importance. It’s *bad* to act unlwafully. It’s *worse* to act immorally.

    Now, whether that’s an honest position or a posture, who can say. But I think that it’s about relative value, not about relative frequency.

    aphrael (3f0569)

  33. @3. If only they’d just get on w/it and secede; we could grant PR statehood and not have to change any flags! Our real estate developer leader will visit soon to get the lay of the land: tropical island, palm trees, beaches… cheap labor… a few golf courses, hotels… maybe a casino or twenty— and rum! There’s a deal to be made there— and there’s an art to it! He’s got a distractor– err, presser, today; maybe he’ll tell us his plan, and trash talk more football!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  34. ^@36, for 31, not 3.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  35. The Right won something in Texas? Awesome.

    Poor Biggie (987b85)

  36. Beldar

    Hey did you see the ruling from the 11th Circuit where the gay guy lost his tax deduction for child surrogacy and fertilization services? No cake for you!

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  37. I was listening to a podcast called My Favorite Murder. They were talking about a guy who would have been paroled if he had actually copped to the murder. He didn’t so they kept denying his parole. I was trying to look it up but I found something about this guy named Thomas Silverstein who was tied to the Aryan Brotherhood (wut) and not a nice guy. World Record solitary confinement contender.

    Whew, he was adopted.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  38. @36 DCSCA


    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  39. Chester Weger aka the Starved Rock Murderer.

    Longest Serving Inmate in IL currently

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  40. I don’t care how much time they give him. The minute he gets out, he’ll be back to sexting minors.

    ROCHF (877dba)

  41. #43 Not if you chop off his fingers.

    Poor Biggie (987b85)

  42. @41. LOL– don’t he know it.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  43. We should have at least a little bit of gratitude for Mr Weiner. It was his perversion which led officials to seize his laptop, which resulted in the FBI reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. The lovely Mrs Clinton claims that, had the FBI not done so, and James Comey not informed Congress of this, she would have won the election. If she’s right about that, then we can pin Mrs Clinton’s defeat right on Mr Weiner.

    The snarky Dana (89c41c)

  44. @46. How’s her book tour going BTW, Dana?

    Old news, fast, eh.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  45. i need an awesome but not too ostentatious gift for my picklehead baby cousins for halloween

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  46. #43 Not if you chop off his fingers.
    Poor Biggie (987b85) — 9/26/2017 @ 2:59 pm

    don’t be ridiculous, how do you think he rings doorbells?

    felipe (023cc9)

  47. The snarky Dana (89c41c) — 9/26/2017 @ 5:12 pm

    Truth is often stranger than fiction, snarky Dana.

    felipe (023cc9)

  48. You guys really nailed the perv..whats the tally for republican washroom attendants?

    Ben burn (40f73a)

  49. Looks like Vlad/Donald did us all a favor going back to paper ballots. So sad for voter suppression.

    Ben burn (40f73a)

  50. ok cause of there is hurricanes all up in it this year i decidered to go down Houston way for a something what’s prosaic and scrumptious and helps them houstons get back to work doin what they do so here we go:

    Texas Frito Brittle!

    i think i’ll do a couple larges and call it good but maybe check back in a week and see if they have something specifically seasonal i can pair with it

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  51. no since jumpin the gun

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  52. chockit-covered fritos don’t just fall out of the sky you know

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  53. @51. Weiner shot his wad w/me many, many years ago during a House subcommittee hearing raping NASA on live TV. ‘Course no NASA facilities in his teeny-weeny constituency. Had no idea who he was then but couldn’t help notice he had a striking resemblance to the large, furry rodents often seen scurrying between NYC subway platforms– and no, not the lawyers or the stockbrokers.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  54. Yeah but he was a bare knuckle debater and wingers sharpening their knives like with Billy is their overwrought sphincters contracting with hypocrisy.

    Ben burn (40f73a)

  55. Has kind of scrawny, like horshack but with some bad habits, how bad was Cory stoll’s masque of wiener in house of cards who is given roger O’neill role.

    narciso (d1f714)

  56. a small bird in hand
    got him two years in prison
    teh Commie prevert!!!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  57. He’s Huntz Hall… that’S him on the left

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  58. @63.=Haiku!= Gesundheit!

    More Gabriel Dell than the ‘Satch’ Man.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  59. @58 DCSCA

    @51. Weiner shot his wad w/me many, many years ago

    Was it AW or Gallagher and were you wearing a poncho?

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  60. happyfeet (28a91b) — 9/26/2017 @ 5:43 pm

    No, no, no, HF! this is what you want.

    felipe (023cc9)

  61. DCSCA asked:

    How’s her book tour going BTW, Dana?

    Wonderfully, marvelously, spectacularly well. What (TF) Happened is number one on the best seller list, and I, for one, am absotively, posilutely overjoyed that she is having such huge success detailing why she lost; it’s much better than her not having had the time to have a book ghostwritten for her because she was too busy being President.

    The very relieved Dana (89c41c)

  62. felipe wrote:

    Truth is often stranger than fiction, snarky Dana.

    Karma, baby, karma! Hillary Clinton introduced Mr Weiner to the lovely Huma Abedin, and Bill Clinton officiated at their wedding. Then Mr Weiner does to Mrs Clinton what he had been doing to his wife.

    I am greatly amused.

    The very snarky Dana (89c41c)

  63. The little Weiner again lied
    And thus Hillary’s term died
    She was so sad
    But we were so glad
    That she was on the losing side!

    The Limerick Avenger (89c41c)

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