Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"Planned Parenthood cleared, but 2 indicted over videos"

Chron: A grand jury convened to investigate whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic had sold the organs of aborted fetuses on Monday cleared the clinic and instead indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations, surprising the officials who called for the probe and delighting supporters of the women's health organization.

"As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us," said Anderson, [Harris County District Attorney] a Republican. "All the evidence uncovered in the course of this investigation was presented to the grand jury. I respect their decision on this difficult case."

An arrest warrant was issued late Monday; documents detailing the charges were expected to be available Tuesday.

The videographers, who had posed as employees of a company that buys tissue and filmed interactions with Planned Parenthood executives, issued a statement saying they had not committed any crimes.

11 comments:

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

It's a crime to uncover democratic lies, money-making-corruption, lawbreaking and general moral degeneracy.

bagoh20 said...

..."one of the Harris County prosecutors serves as a board member for the Planned Parenthood..."

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/26/houston-grand-jury-investigates-planned-parenthood-indicts-activists/

bagoh20 said...

There will be no conviction of these whistle blowers, but PP supporters only need this headline to run with. Fortunately, I think this travesty will only enrage more people about government corruption and the upside down priorities it pursues. This means more votes for Republicans.

Methadras said...

None of this matters. The narrative ship has sailed on. PP will use it as cover and the railroading of these two will continue as the MSM has a field day until either a deal or a verdict.

Amartel said...

If this was a real crime, 60 minutes and all the other hidden camera gotcha shows would have been indicted back in the 70s. It isn't. No doubt there are laws on the books that can be extended to cover this situation and it's politically expedient for the prosecutor to do so but this sort of phony bullshit crime/selective enforcement is why we have jury nullification.

Amartel said...

See, if only they were selling some evil shabby filthy corporate rip off, like Ford Pintos or guns, then these guys would be heros! Except, hmmm, they are a big corporation and they're selling dead baby parts for profit.

edutcher said...

Hey, if Pissy was really acting like Capone, instead of trying to imitate him, those guys would be dead.

ndspinelli said...

Lauren Reeder, a prosecutor w/ the DA's office, is on the PP Board. The false ID charge is absolute horseshit. There are millions of college kids and illegal aliens w/ false ID's.

ken in tx said...

Ham sandwich indictment.

Jim in St Louis said...

This case in Houston, and the one in CA where the CMP is being sued in a civil case, plus there is a standing injunction from a fed judge to forbid the release of any more videos, does all this keep the videos in the public eye?

Defenders of PP use the phrase 'highly edited and secretly recorded' about a dozen times a day. "HE&SR" is almost a meme in comment threads like this:

http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2016/01/26/david-daleiden-indicted-felony-charges-connection-planned-parenthood-scheme/#disqus_thread

I guess my question is if more people see the vids, isn't that a good thing? Are the videos proof enough for most people? I think the HE&SR tag is just to keep people from watching the vids. But the more lawsuits and headlines doesn't that cause more people to go and watch them on youtube?

I found them powerful.

Jim in St Louis said...

Streisand Effect

That was the phrase I was trying to think of earlier. Where the more one tries to cover up something, the act of the cover up draws more attention to the original thing.

Will the multiple lawsuits cause the videos to be given a wider audience and will that wider audience be turned against PP?