member of Bloomberg's group under indictment
Jackson, MS mayor Frank Melton, a member of Bloomberg's Mayors' group, is in hot water again. This time he's under indictment for federal civil rights violations.
Hat tip to reader Jim Kindred....
How many does that make, and when will we get to hear that hizzoner himself has been indicted for fraud waste and abuse, for spending taxpaid lawyer hours on his personal crusade against Georgia gun dealers?
Posted by: doug in Colorado at July 10, 2008 08:07 AM
looks like NSSF could be tacking another one on the list?
Posted by: jon at July 10, 2008 10:48 AM
Go Aim Fire!
Posted by: Libertarianaut at July 10, 2008 11:25 AM
I can't believe NSSF missed Frank Melton. He was in a lot of hat water a year or so ago for carrying on a commerical flight as well as pretending to be a police officer and showing up packing on police calls. The state attorney general whacked him on that last one.
Posted by: Jim Kindred at July 10, 2008 05:46 PM
Follow up information on this guy - http://www.reason.com/news/show/123117.html
Posted by: Jim Kindred at July 10, 2008 06:51 PM
Some time back, the federal government began successfully prosecuting issue groups under the legal theory that if three or four people who had membership in that group committed related crimes, then the group they happened to be members of was guilty of conspiracy, collusion, incitement, or whatever. About that same time, many such groups stopped having "members" and started having "donors" or "supporters." Indeed, I believe Brady/HCI has never officially had "members."
Now, here we have a high-profile group with admitted and self-identified "members," a great number of whom have been indicted/convicted of crimes, many of which have involved the violation of civil rights and almost all of which have involved the violation of a public trust.
Isn't it time for the federal government to begin action against the leaders of the group?
Posted by: Henry Bowman at July 11, 2008 03:12 PM