It amazes me how low people must sink in order to find a person like this a
hero. He is a law-breaking felon. Nothing special about him is apparent. Get
out of prison. Go to McDonalds and get a job.
md lamented "He is a law-breaking felon."Thank you for not
reading the article before posting your comment. It's good to express
thoughts uncluttered by the details. Nobody questioned DeChristopher's
status as a felon. The question was what did he do to warrant solitary
he is my hero along with all other convicted felons. they only cost the taxpayer
thousands of dollars a year
This is hard for me to say, since I deplore what Tim DeChristopher did as
above-the-law arrogance, but it does look like he got thrown into solitary for
less-than-justifiable reasons to say the least. Was he really in the concrete
box because a congressman called the prison out of political anger? If so then
that never should have happened. Allowing politically motivated actions like
that in a prison falls for the same arrogance that motivated Tim to think he was
above the law just because he thought his political opinion was "better"
than everyone else's. There's a blindfold on Madame
Justice for a reason.
@moderateI am officially busted. I did not read the article. This
is one person that frequently is in the news who irritates me. I saw his name
and I immediately clicked on the comments. I tire of his 15 minutes of infamy.
Timmy–boy showed no remorse at his sentencing, he is still trying to be
the activist behind bars. If solitary confinement is what is needed to curtail
on-going criminal behavior, throw him back in solitary. Granted, he
was not thrown in solitary this time for his ongoing attempts at criminal
behavior, but if his confinement serendipitously stopped him from so doing,
"they could be placed in there for something as simple as not cleaning up
their area or breaking chow line"Why am I not surprised that
criminals have a hard time obeying simple instructions like clean up your area
or stay in chow line(which I'm paying for). Criminals have
shown they can't obey simple rules(dont kill, don't steal from others
including taxpayers, don't be a drug dealer). I'm not surprised these
criminals with a history of choosing not to obey simple rules are again choosing
not to obey simple rules like stay in the chow line.If they choose
not to obey simple rules, they get what they deserve.
I still find the selective enforcement that lead to Christopher's prison
term appalling. In 2009 a large group of Sagebrush Rebels illegally rode their
ATV's into Paria Canyon while BLM officers simply watched. No one was
cited, no arrests were made - but, real damage was done to an area that was
posted for no ATV traffic. It seems like Conservatives love to bludgeon people
with the law when it serves their interest (Christopher), but feel like breaking
laws they don't agree with is Patriotic. One of the reasons I no longer
call myself an American Conservative is that their ideology is based on anger,
emotion and spite instead of a consistent application of reason. Rush
Limbaugh's latest rant blows the flag that they all seem to follow.
When a call from a politician gets you thrown in solitary aren't you by
definition a political prisoner? Too bad the politician in question is too much
of a coward to stand and defend their action.
It does happen! As a federal employee I once made a decision one afternoon and
firtst thing in the morning I had one Representative and one Senator call me 1st
thing (not Utah) and while he didn's say he would get me fired, he sure
implied it. I didn't report it.I told them the facts as I knew
them and both found out that their voter's proposed needs would have caused
problems for Shell Oil Company, each backed off and I didn't hear anymore.
Some people like to "throw" their ideas around, others are
"afraid" to listen to others. Some people tell the truth, some tend to
stretch it a little. Sometimes it is a little hard to tell the difference,
sometimes it is apparent.I would hesitate to judge based on just
what I have read in a newspaper. Believe it or not, I do know of some newspaper
articles that have been "incomplete!"