Now, I’m no saint by any means, but there’s a special place to be buried underneath a prison when someone has nefarious interactions with a minor. And by nefarious, of course I mean encounters of a sexual manner.
Not to mention, it makes it all the creepier when the perpetrator is someone old enough to be the father or mother of the victim.
You’re likely wondering what the fate of one particular individual, who when he was in his 50’s, had decided to intermingle with a 17-year-old girl who was an employee at his place of business.
If you guessed he was ostracized from his respective community, you’d be wrong. Instead, he’s now an elected official.
Virginia Democrats elected convicted sex offender Joe Morrissey to the state Senate.
— Casey Hartman (@Ghentite) November 6, 2019
Joe Morrissey, a Democrat who was jailed for having sex with his 17-year-old secretary and lost his law license for “episodes of unethical, contumacious, or otherwise inappropriate conduct,” according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, has won a Senate seat in Virginia.
With regard to losing his license to practice law, the court ruled in that cast that Morrissey:
“Had a 15-year history of contempt citations, reprimands, fines, suspensions, and even incarcerations arising from unprofessional conduct mostly involving an uncontrollable temper, inappropriate responses to stress and dishonesty.”
On Tuesday, Morrissey was elected to a state senate seat winning close to 64 percent of the vote. Waylin Ross, an Independent who was running against the democratic candidate, got 36 percent of the vote. No Republican was on the ballot for this particular election.
Virginia Democrat and sex offender Joe Morrissey won his election Tuesday.
— Not Pierre Delecto (@DaveCinVA) November 8, 2019
While Morrissey isn’t the first elected official to have brushes with the law, this is certainly an interesting turn of events considering the egregious nature of the charges that were put forth against the now Senator at the time.
Morrissey, now 61, was in his 50’s when he was accused of having sex with his 17-year-old secretary, to whom he is now married. I get it, love is love, but it’s still creepy even if it is now legal.
He claimed he did nothing wrong, but pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in 2015 while admitting there was enough evidence to convict him.
The girl and her mother also denied anything troublesome was happening between the two, though he was initially indicted on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography and the electronic solicitation of a minor.
Having naked pictures of kids is typically considered wrong, and the prosecution had evidence that he had nudies of the young women while she was a minor on his phone.
Morrissey had resigned as a legislator after the scandal, but won it back in a special election. He sailed to victory in a primary for state Senate earlier this year, defeating incumbent state Sen. Rosalyn Dance by 14 points. While Morrissey’s run for the senate was a success, he also ran a failed bid for Richmond mayor in 2016.
In 2015 Style Weekly interviewed Morrissey, who brought his girlfriend, at the time Myrna Warren, with him. She was pregnant with their second child after having their first child at 19. The couple are now married and have three children. Style Weekly reported on his legal problems and the relationship that led to some of them:
Warren, who then went by Myrna Pride, was a receptionist at Morrissey’s law firm when she was 17. Morrissey was accused of having sex with her when she was underage, a charge both of them deny.
In December, Morrissey entered an Alford plea in the case, denying guilt, but acknowledging the evidence against him. He received a six-month sentence that was reduced to a three-month work-release term. He served it while holding the 74th District seat in the House of Delegates, to which he was re-elected in January.
Morrissey seems carefree about his health in declaring that he and Warren eventually want to have four children together. He also has three daughters from other relationships, ages 3, 28 and 29. While the two in question seem to be a happy couple, the fact that Morrissey has children older than his now-wife has to be mildly off-putting to outsiders and downright weird to his children.
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In the meantime, here’s the good news. At least politicians and people who hate America aren’t trying to hide it anymore.
Former 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke came into some heated exchanges with the public and members of law enforcement recently after announcing that he planned on enforcing strict ‘assault weapons’ bans if he was elected.
But now he’s out of the race, and some say it’s because his views were too out in the open.
To avoid the same downfall and apparently sneak their way into the White House, a popular TV show host thinks she has a way for other candidates to dance around the problem.
Don’t talk about gun control during the campaign — simply wait until you’re in power and then just take them.
Those are the comments that came from Joy Behar, co-host of the popular daytime talk show ‘The View’, according to Breitbart.
Apparently the 77-year-old actress and talk show host thinks that Democrats should say and do anything they need to get elected — then enforce their secret agenda.
“They should not tell everything they’re going to do. If you are going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected and then take them away. Don’t tell them ahead of time,” Behar said while discussing O’Rourke’s drop from the race.
Great, so now not only are we discussing dismantling the rights outlined by our Founding Fathers and our Constitution, but we’re going to do in secret.
Megan McCain, another co-host on the show added in her comments, saying she thinks that’s most likely what other candidates running against Trump are already planning on doing and that Beto screwed the pooch by bringing it up too early.
“I will also say that [Beto O’Rourke’s] stance on gun buybacks — Mayor Pete said it was a shiny object that distracts from achievable gun reform,” McCain said. “That clip will be played for years… with organizations that try and scare people by saying that Democrats are coming for your guns.”
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 3, 2019
McCain said that O’Rourke screwed himself by admitting his full plan, scaring moderate voters away from the pool of Democrats running against Trump.
“By the way, that’s what people like me think you’re going to do, so I appreciate his honesty,” McCain said. [O’Rourke] ran as the most left, most woke candidate and look where he ended.”
So, Behar…. who do you think is going to enforce this ridiculous forced buyback? Because we can tell you one thing – it won’t be local authorities going door to door to remove guns from law-abiding Americans.
Mind you, this is the same woman who said that Trump rallies are fake and filled with paid actors…
And what might be most crazy is when she says that candidates shouldn’t tell Americans before taking their guns, the audience actually laughs.
Check it out.
One of our friends still actively serving in law enforcement weighed in on candidates’ plans to enact these strict gun control measures. Here’s his stance on the whole thing.
This is madness.
These candidates actually thing that we, as police officers, would go door to door across the country and confiscate firearms.
Spoiler alert: We won’t.
Multiple 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have addressed plans to ban certain firearms if elected.
O’Rourke in particular said he expected the American public to follow the law and go along with the sweeping ban.
But he also said that if not, there would be “consequences” and law enforcement would “visit” to “recover” the firearm.
“I think just as in any law that is not followed or flagrantly abused, there have to be consequences or else there is no respect for the law,” O’Rourke explained. “So you know, in that case, I think there would be a visit by law enforcement to recover that firearm and to make sure that it is purchased, bought back so that it cannot be potentially used against somebody else.”
“But my faith is in this country and in my fellow Americans following the law and listening to people who own AK-47s and AR-15s who acknowledge, who concede they don’t need it for self-protection. They don’t need it to hunt. Its real true purpose and use is on a battlefield.”
Guess what, O’Rourke? Your just demonstrated the exact reason why we need them. Because when you decide to go door to door confiscating that which the Constitution protects, you’ve CREATED a battlefield by declaring war on the American people.
I understand that a lot of these new candidates hate law enforcement. I get that they want to create a divide between police and those who have historically supported us – gun owners. But I’m here to tell them something: they don’t speak for us.
Their mission is transparent: to destroy America by removing the ability of Americans to protect themselves from tyrants.
And so, on behalf of law enforcement, I have a message for these anti-American “leaders”. It’s something I said earlier this year… and it’s perhaps even more relevant today than every before:
I WILL NOT COMPLY.
The New Jersey Attorney General has banned large capacity magazines. They have refused to rule out door to door enforcement and widespread confiscation.
There’s something residents need to know.
I WILL NOT COMPLY.
Liberal politicians ARE coming for our guns and ammunition. It starts slowly, like forcing you to turn in magazines that you paid for and have been legal until now.
Do they really believe we’re going to knock on doors and disarm our fellow citizens? Do they expect us to put our lives on the line to enforce unconstitutional orders?
I WILL NOT COMPLY.
I might be an officer in New Jersey. But you will never know my name… because if you did, I would lose my ability to provide for my family.
The truth is that I could be an officer anywhere. In your town or city. In your state. You will never know who I am… but you know me. I am your neighbor. I am your friend. I am your protector.
All you need to know is one thing. No matter how many anti-gun orders you decide to make… no matter how you use the media to get your message out… no matter how you try and politicize police departments…
I WILL NOT COMPLY.
My oath isn’t to politicians. It’s to serve and protect. It’s to defend the Constitution. It’s not to be a pawn. My oath is to the country and Her people.
Last week, New Jersey banned active police officers from possessing their duty weapons while off duty. Apparently they’re going to change that thanks to media and union pressure.
The union. A collection of those who, in many cases, have traded their spines for a few pennies. They never should have allowed this to happen.
New Jersey “leaders” have also made it clear they don’t recognize the provisions of the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA). It’s an act that allows retired officers to carry our weapons or hollow point ammunition.
Our Attorney General says it applies only to those who carry firearms in interstate commerce, and that if we aren’t leaving the state immediately, it doesn’t count. That’s NOT why it was created.
But you can’t expect these liberal elitists who have never been shot at to understand that.
The point of it was to protect us and our families from criminals looking to get revenge and to protect those of us who have become targets thanks to the war that was launched on us by liberal politicians. It was to allow us to be able to respond quickly. Because unlike those who sit on their high horses, we actually run TOWARDS gun fire and danger.
Now New Jersey officials they won’t recognize that law.
I WILL NOT COMPLY.
New Jersey’s law over gun magazines with a 10 round limit went into effect on December 10 and there’s no exception for law enforcement, meaning that we’re all breaking the law by carrying our assigned duty weapons while off duty.
Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo issued a memorandum to us as a reminder that the prohibition of the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines didn’t just apply to our neighbors… it also applied to us when we are off duty.
I WILL NOT COMPLY.
In May, the city council in Boulder, Colorado voted to ban possession of high capacity magazines, bump stocks and so-called assault rifles. They grandfathered in people who already own the rifles. But they said in order to continue legally owning them, residents are required to “certify” their guns with the police by December 27.
Residents have been told there is no database of gun owners being made (like anyone buys that).
But they ARE keeping a record of the number of rifles reported.
So far… the number reported is 87. Officials say there are duplicate certificates in that count, making the true number even lower.
There are more than 100,000 people in the city, and CBS News puts gun ownership in Colorado at more than 34 percent.
That means there’s still somewhere around 34,000 firearms that aren’t certified.
It’s worth pointing out that Colorado has about 5,300 uniformed members of the Army National Guard.
Does anyone think patriots like me are going to truly just hand over or report our weapons to be listed on a database?
Do these officials believe officers like me are going to ultimately go to war with our own neighbors over confiscation?
- READ: THERE WERE JUST THREE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS. HERE’S WHY THEY DIDN’T MAKE NATIONAL HEADLINES.
I WILL NOT COMPLY.
My brothers and sisters, please don’t confuse those of us who hold the thin blue line with those who are trying to destroy it.
I am not alone.
We are with you. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with you in the streets.
WE WILL NOT COMPLY.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
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