Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:31 pm

The jury returned a guilty verdict around noon today on one of the 5 counts Mayor Dixon faced in a case in which she used gift cards donated to the City for distribution to needy families for personal items for herself, her friends and family. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: pvolcko On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:58 pm

Not to go too offtopic: Anyone here a fan of the HBO tv series called "The Wire"? Based in Baltimore about the drug trade, the downfall and corruption of trade unions, corruption in local Baltimore politics and the good and the bad of law enforcement there. Even touched on the crumbling of print news as a business and its effect on the credibility of what they produce.

This story is directly in the vein of the kinds of things depicted in the series.
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:42 pm

Hope she does some real time. Too many politicians get off easy or get no punishment at all. :poke:
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: tvb On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:08 pm

It's a misdemeanor conviction so I wouldn't count on any jail time for her. She should lose her job. If she's smart enough to get elected, her claims of 'confusion" are laughable.
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:24 pm

What she did is despicable given the plight of the Citys' poor. The staute calls for 1-5 years but I agree, she most likley won't do any time. She will lose her job as soon as she is sentenced, per the state consititution. Sheila "the shoe" goes down. Sentencing probably in about 60 days. One other trial on the horizon for her though. She faces a perjury charge also. It's possible sentencing may be delayed until after this trial which won't start until after the first of the year.
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:24 pm

If it's a misdemeanor then it's likely all that will happen is a fine but there can still be jail time with some types. Hopefully she will lose her job and not return like Marion B
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:38 pm

In other parts of the world you might lose a finger or a hand.

China has mobile death squads to administer punishment. They will even send the bill for the bullet, fuel and inconvenience fees.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/wor ... -van_x.htm

Tolerance, we have an abundance of it.
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: tvb On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:53 pm

Are you saying we should be cutting off hands and fingers for theft convictions?
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:31 pm

tvb wrote:Are you saying we should be cutting off hands and fingers for theft convictions?


A few fingers or hands for the Trillions of dollars stolen would be a light punishment.

Stealing you and your families Liberty should be a death sentence.
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: tvb On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:42 pm

But we are talking about someone who stole a gift card!
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:05 pm

tvb wrote:But we are talking about someone who stole a gift card!



HELLO.... A frikin mayor!! ok somewhat intelligent Woman who used.gift cards donated to the City for distribution to needy families


moral's not just one shes a frikin cheatin slimy crook..... and a MAYOR pos :(
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:08 pm

tvb wrote:But we are talking about someone who stole a gift card!


Well technically, I think it was quite a few more than 1 gift card. It was $1,500 worth and i think I read they were $15.00 dollar gift cards. That's a hundred.
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:10 pm

I agree -- most politicians are wealthy .... actually ... scratch that -- ALL politicians are wealthy. She should be forced to march through the ghetto. Let the people she stole from serve justice. You can't get any lower than that -- wealthy stealing from poor.

Should chop her head off .... nevermind a finger. :mad:
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: tvb On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:03 pm

May I suggest a different judicial system for you guys? Iran may suit you well because that's what they do.
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Re: Sheila Dixon, Democrat Mayor of Baltimore convicted

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:14 pm

And I bet there are no repeat offenders. :idea:
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