Monday, April 14, 2014

The Fed's are Making A Federal Case Of Shoe Thrower

This is overkill and another attempt to take over State rights.
From the LVRJ: Federal authorities filed a criminal complaint over the weekend against the woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton while she was speaking on stage at a metal recycling conference at Mandalay Bay.
Alison Michelle Ernst was charged with two misdemeanor counts — trespassing on a restricted building or grounds and violence against a person in a restricted building or grounds, according to a copy of the complaint filed by the U.S. Secret Service.
Agents were seeking to arrest Ernst and there was no word Monday on when she would be in federal court to enter a plea to the charges.
Ernst, 36, of Phoenix, was charged by Las Vegas police on Friday with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and later released.
She is alleged to have hurled the black and orange Puma cleat at the former U.S. secretary of state from 60 feet away last Thursday. The shoe missed Clinton, and she made light of the interruption during her speech.
District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Monday he likely will drop the local case against Ernst now that she faces federal charges....
At the Mandalay Bay last week, Clinton, a potential Democratic candidate for president in 2016, gracefully acknowledged the interruption by making jokes.
The Mandalay Casino is a public building where people can come and go as they please, dependent on the Casino's rules.  It is not a federal building and should not be be designated a federal building because a private citizen is speaking there.  Since she was trespassed previously, she did not commit a trespassing penalty.  And even if she trespassed, it's not a federal crime.
And violence against a restricted person?  Yes, a State charge is appropriate, not a federal charge especially since the person involved is a private citizen.
This is not a federal crime but a state crime and that is where she should be prosecuted.
Just another case where the Feds are taking away state's rights.

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