Cheney Indicted!!!!!

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 The indictment criticizes VP Dick Cheney’s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds

interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers.

Vice-President Cheney Indicted!

Associated Press

 McALLEN, TX — A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County’s federal detention centers.

The indictment criticizes Cheney’s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and “at least misdemeanor assaults” on detainees by working through the prison companies.

Gonzales is accused of using his position while in office to stop an investigation into abuses at the federal detention centers.

Another indictment charges state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. with profiting from his public office by accepting honoraria from prison management companies.

The indictments were first reported by KRGV-TV.

There have been numerous reports of torture and abuse in private prisons.  Looks like Cheney just can’t stop himself!

h/t to Edger for this:

DICK CHENEY INDICTED!! (Kinda)

Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 05:05:24 PM

The long arm of Rio Grande Valley justice has reached out and nabbed….Dick Cheney?

Yes, apparently. A grand jury has indicted the vice-president this afternoon.

Hasn’t the stature of limitations passed on “accidentally” shooting innocent bystanders?

It turns out that it’s not the shooting, it’s all about Cheney’s investment in a group that runs prisons (badly, it’s claimed) in Texas.

In other words, it sounds like one runaway, nutty grand jury. Which is something we never thought could exist in the Valley.

But, we guess, if you can’t be brought up on war crimes before the World Court in The Hague, we guess it’s up to the Willacy County grand jury to do what it can. . . . .

Could this. . . . might this . . . . oh, please let this be . . .  . . !!!!!  

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  1. in this “get’em” box!

    • RiaD on November 19, 2008 at 1:23 am

    w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t!

    Thank YOU!!

  2. that Galveston law enforcement locked down the penitentiary when Ike hit and left the prisoners to die?  

    • Edger on November 19, 2008 at 1:35 am

    for Dick “Hairball” Cheney?

    • ctrenta on November 19, 2008 at 1:39 am

    … “Sir” Vincent (Bugliosi) was right. This is how we do it!

    • Diane G on November 19, 2008 at 1:51 am

    & not one has reported this yet, dammit!!!!!!!

  3. Gonzales is accused of using his position while in office to stop an investigation into abuses at the federal detention centers. AP

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

  4. Prisons and war crimes and criminal acts:

    Dick Cheney likes to torture.

    Let’s string him up to the mizzenmast

    And push his body over.

    (Everybody)

    Over the side; over the side

    Let’s push his body over.

  5. Cheney Indicted  Even Fox has it!

  6. Scooped I am.

  7. I love the headline.  And now if only it were a federal grand jury, and the charges were war crimes, obstruction of justice, wire and mail fraud, conspiracy.  Sigh.

  8. in reality, its the folks of Willacy County, Texas, that we should sing our praises to!  

    But I can’t say that I haven’t been MOST HAPPY to report it!  πŸ™‚

  9. This is the same excitement people showed for Patrick Fizzgerald…..

    But….

    Cheney is the most vulnerable…he’s blamed for everything…he blamed for Bush being Bush….everything Bush did…it was Cheney’s fault because Bush is really just an average….oh….I don’t know…..guy who started out as a child torturing frogs and then made it government policy to torture human beings and established that ….torture of Arabs as part of American policy and culture to be continued by Barak Obama who has appointed a couple of Cheney’s people to develop the (lack of) intelligence agencies for Obombah.

    Bush is more culpalbe…send him to Iraq and let him be judged by Sunnis and see how he likes being hanged, his image captured on a cell phone hanging from a rope.

    I’m afraid this particular meaningless indictment is the only one he’ll face….it’s a sop to the pretentious liberals….

    It will keep all YOU PEOPLE quiet for a while….while Obombah goes on Obombahing Iraq, Iran Pakistan, Somalia and on and on.

  10. in 2006.



    U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, left, and Vice President Dick Cheney are shown in this 2006 file photo at the White House. Cheney and Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)

    Cheney, Gonzales indicted in South Texas county

    By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN – 1 hour ago

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) – Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor.

    The indictment returned Monday has not yet been signed by the presiding judge, and no action can be taken until that happens.

    The seven indictments made public in Willacy County on Tuesday included one naming state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. and some targeting public officials connected to District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra’s own legal battles.

    Regarding the indictments targeting the public officials, Guerra said, “the grand jury is the one that made those decisions, not me.” . . . .  

    Now, we can watch the stories, scenario, whatever, change with the minute!

    • pfiore8 on November 19, 2008 at 11:07 am

    that wicked witch-is-dead feeling continues on!

    holy indictment moly tahoe. this is just fucking great.

    btw, am now formally a resident of The Netherlands. Got my card and Sofie number (so i can work) yesterday!@!!!!

    i celebrated with lunch in town and reading a dutch magazine (well kinda sorta reading it. but goodness gracious, i could read enough to understand that the Dutch love the Obamas here and think Michelle is the balm!)

    • pfiore8 on November 19, 2008 at 11:40 am

    scooped NY Times and CNN. i find no front page mention and when i search the times, it lists stories from blogs carrying the Cheney indictment.

    now. give me a fucking break. this is NOT news????????? this is crazy. just plain out of the box crazy.

    btw, i looked at 5:30 am EST (11:30am my time)

    • Diane G on November 19, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    (I don’t know if AG would like me stealing it, so here’s a link and a glimpse)

    http://thewildwildleft.soapblo

    If I didn’t know better…and of course, I don’t know better…I’d think that the secret hand of Obama/Clinton/the left wing of the Intel community was involved here.

    Think about it.

    They can’t indict the ButchCo Boys. This whole next 8 months or so is going to be dedicated to some sort of feelgood media blitz.

    Its a interesting thought….

    • ctrenta on November 19, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    The AP report noted that the indictments “have not yet been signed by the presiding judge, and no action can be taken on them until that happens.”

    My question is how likely is this going to happen?

    That’s the crux and the biggest stumbling block of this seeing the light of day. Do we pressure the judge to approve it? I dunno. I just want to make sure all the t’s are crossed and all the ducks are in order so that this becomes a reality.

    Let’s take this to the next step folks!

    • Diane G on November 19, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    People in the know have told me that a President can only pardon a Federal crime, and this is a State indictment.

    A Republican Governor could pardon him though…..

    • TMC on November 20, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Now read this. Can this get any more bazaar?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200

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