Sunday, November 12, 2017

38.2 - Clown Award: unnamed man who went to a Halloween party dressed as a suicide bomber

Clown Award: unnamed man who went to a Halloween party dressed as a suicide bomber

Next, the Clown Award, given as always for an act of meritorious stupidity.

Two years ago, Warren Demesme was arrested in New Orleans on suspicion of sexually assaulting two girls, both of them minors. He was read his Miranda rights but waived them to deny the allegations, which he had already done in a previous interrogation. During his questioning, he invoked his constitutional right to counsel, telling the police as quoted in the police transcript:
If y'all, this is how I feel, if y'all think I did it, I know that I didn't do it so why don't you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not what's up.
Despite that, the cops kept questioning him and he later made incriminating statements. Demesme was charged with aggravated rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile, which in Louisiana carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

His attorneys petitioned to have his incriminating statements tossed from his upcoming trial. But on October 27 the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled 6–1 that because he included the slang term "dog," his statement was so ambiguous that neither the cops nor the courts could have any idea if he was asking for a lawyer or not and so there was no need to stop the questioning or bar use of the statements.

This is not the kind of thing that is normal for the Clown Award, which is usually geared to what is mockable, but this was just so outrageously offensive and stupid that I had to find a way to include it.

Okay, back to the mockery.

Roy Moore
Right-wing psycho bigot Roy Moore is, I expect you know, the GOPper candidate for Senate in Alabama, with a special election on December 12 intending to fill the seat vacated by Jeff - "I'm not a racist, I swear I'm not" - Sessions.

On October 31 he called for the impeachment of District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who issued an injunction against Tweetie-pie's ban on transgenders in the military.

He called the injunction, quoting,
absolutely ridiculous and a perfect example of the outlandish doctrine of judicial supremacy whereby judges exalt themselves over the Constitution they are sworn to uphold.
Roy Moore was kicked off the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003 because he refused to remove a 10 Commandments monument from the lobby of the court building despite an order from a federal court to remove it as an unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state.

He got himself elected back to the Court in 2013 only to be suspended in 2016 and later resign - in essence, he was booted again - because he ordered state probate judges to continue to enforce the state's ban on same-sex marriage despite the fact that it had been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

And this is the guy who is now whining about judges thinking they're something special and above the law and the constitution. Now, that is a clown.

Happy Halloween
But I do like to give the award for genuine stupidity, so here it is, the Big Red Nose, and it must go to someone whose name I don't know because I believe it has not been released.

It happened this past week in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, a suburb of the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia has seen several incidents liked to Daesh, that is, ISIS, over the past few years, including some in country and some where Malaysian nationals were suicide bombers in Iraq.

So this guy, identified only as a man in his thirties, thought it would be clever to go to a Halloween party - including going to the condominium building and riding the elevator up to the floor where the party was - dressed as a suicide bomber.

Yeah, he would up getting arrested. Officials say he is being investigated for a charge of criminal intimidation.

Apparently there is no legal charge of clown.

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