Think Progress » Judge on Rove’s citizen arrest: ‘It’s about time.’And who said nothing good ever came from Polk County? :P
Last Friday, police in Des Moines, Iowa arrested four people who attempted to make a citizens’ arrest of former top White House aide Karl Rove, who was in town to speak at a GOP fundraiser. A retired minister and three members of the Des Moines Catholic Workers community were cited for trespassing. However, according to a press release, the judge presiding over the case praised their efforts:
[Mona] Shaw was the first called before Polk County Fifth Judicial District Associate Judge William Price.
After entering her plea, the judge asked Shaw, “Mamn, what were you doing at the Wakonda Country Club?”
“I was attempting to make a citizen’s arrest of Karl Rove, your honor,” Shaw answered.
“Well,” the judge looked up and said, “it’s about time.”"
BTW, as the police were apparently aware of the intent of the four, would it not have been their duty to facilitate the arrest, rather than obstructing it? If there is any meaning to be had in the term "obstruction of justice," this would be a direct example of it.
The comments at Think Progress are fascinating. Clearly, this new sense of citizen empowerment and second-amendment based activism is making conservative heads explode. And yes, I did say "second amendment."
You have two arms. Go uphold the Constitution.
Oh, OB Nevada, Karl Rove hales from Sparks, and drops by from time to time.