The violent attack on Senator Rand Paul: will the punishment fit the crime?

The violent attack on Senator Rand Paul: will the punishment fit the crime?

by Jon Rappoport

November 10, 2017

Breitbart reports: “Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s injuries are more serious than previously reported, following an attack, allegedly by one of his neighbors, last week in Bowling Green, KY.”

“’A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion‬,’ tweeted the Republican senator Wednesday.”

“Previous medical reports stated that Paul suffered five broken ribs and lacerations to his lungs. Reports indicate a violent attack from Paul’s long-time neighbor, 59-year-old retired doctor Rene Boucher, after a dispute. The exact nature of the dispute remains unclear, but Boucher’s lawyer claimed it had nothing to do with politics.”

“Police arrested Boucher and charged him with fourth-degree assault.”

Breitbart also interviewed several neighbors of Senator Paul. They rejected the story that Boucher’s attack on Paul was the result of a “landscaping dispute.” The neighbors stated the Senator has been a very friendly homeowner, and there is no record of any complaints either against him or from him in the homeowner’s association files.

The Senator’s injuries are serious. I looked up the definition of 4th degree assault in Kentucky law, to understand what his alleged assailant is being charged with:

From reference.com: “According to the Kentucky Legislature Research Commission, fourth degree assault is defined as intentionally causing a physical injury to another, wantonly causing physical injury, or recklessly causing injury to another with a dangerous instrument.”

“The Kentucky Legislature Research Commission lists the possible penalties for fourth degree assault in Kentucky as fines, jail time and probation. Fines resulting from fourth degree assault cannot exceed five hundred dollars, and jail time for those found guilty of fourth degree assault cannot exceed one year. Fourth degree assault is a misdemeanor, and it is considered the least serious of assault charges in the state of Kentucky.”

“Wantonly causing physical injury” is the least serious assault charge? And it carries a maximum of a five hundred dollar fine and a year in jail? And it is a misdemeanor?

Preposterous.

Of course, when we’re witnessing mass shootings and mass murder with cars, it’s easy to view the attack on Senator Paul as a trivial event. But it’s not.

You’re mowing the lawn outside your house. A person sneaks on to your property, runs up behind you, and attacks you. You had no idea what was coming. As a result of this vicious and cowardly assault, you suffer six broken ribs and fluid in your lungs.

And this is a minor offense?

No, we don’t know all the facts, and the defendant has not yet had his day in court. But assuming the reports are correct, the misdemeanor charge and the potential punishment are absurd travesties.

The law has been twisted to allow grave offenses to become minor episodes. The reason is fairly clear: so many crime are being committed by so many people, the system has been adjusted to accommodate criminals.

“Well,” people say, “what about all the high-level felons who serve in government and lead corporations, and are never brought to justice?”

What about them? They too should be charged and convicted and given long prison sentences. Minimizing one group of offenses because another group of offenses goes unpunished is egregious bullshit.

If you need living proof, find a friend and ask him to violently attack you from behind, during the day, when you least expect it and are unable to defend yourself. Experience your injuries, and then think about whether this should be a misdemeanor in the lowest possible assault category.

What about forgiveness? What about loving your enemies? That’s another rationalization that pops up, now and then, after violent events. If you were the victim, would you really find it persuasive?

Would you be worried that having “negative thoughts” about your attacker and experiencing anger against him might “pollute your consciousness” and affect your life going forward? Would you rather paste a smile on your face and opt for marshmallows and rainbows?

Righteous moral outrage is a positive trait.

Young law students, who are considering a future as a money-grubbing sleazeball tactician, should contemplate the meaning of it.

In part, The Law was instituted as an expression of moral outrage. It was supposed to channel that emotion into avenues of fair retribution.

And at the highest level, it was supposed to protect an individual citizen’s private property and the safety of his person.

Apparently, in the case of Senator Paul, both rights were extraordinarily violated.

If current reports of the attack are true, Rene Boucher should spend a long time behind bars. It’s called justice.

No, Virginia, everything doesn’t belong to everybody in some fantasy of a socialist paradise. Individual property and person are real. Crimes against them are real. To demonstrate it, stroll into a bar where there is a very good chance your most precious possessions—your iPhone and iPad—will be stolen. Later, when you’re lying outside on the sidewalk, think about “everything belonging to everybody.” See how that works for you…


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16 comments on “The violent attack on Senator Rand Paul: will the punishment fit the crime?

  1. JJ says:

    Jon. I do find this attack during an interesting time frame – the current tax reform debates are underway, and, he is a vocal proponent of a responsible and balanced budget. Secondly, if you might have missed it, on Oct. 31 Rand Paul (on CSPAN.org) in open hearings
    Senator Rand Paul Challenges Secs. of State and Defense to End Open-Ended War. maybe coincidental but he certainly is down for the count for a bit.
    http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/senator-rand-paul-challenges-secs-of-state-and-defense-to-end-open-ended-war

  2. Sean Thomas says:

    I think this is the real reason why Rand Paul took a beating: http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/23/rand-paul-throws-incredible-shade-at-lin

    Does anyone believe a 69-year-old would tackle a neighbor while mowing his lawn?

  3. The Great Leap Forward says:

    He won’t be charged with a political attack even though he is a true believer in the comrades of the collective cause. Also they both worked together in the past at the same mchealthcarez center in the glorious people’s republik of Kentucky.
    Isn’t it odd that Scalise and Rand who can muster votes for certain bills were both attacked in the same year?
    People better wake up to the threat of the Neo-Bolsheviks because we are almost to Chairman Mao territory in this Republica Bananera.

    • paschnn1 says:

      Very insightful and, sadly, not noticed by too many in this dying “democracy”. Shall we take a candid look at what the ORIGINAL Bolsheviks planned and (by all accounts, thanks to the Judas Class in D.C.) are very near completing?

      “We have exterminated the property owners in Russia. We are going to do the same thing in Europe and America
      (The Jew, December, 1925, Zinobit)

      Notice the DATE of this “boast”?

      Recall the high treason committed by Wilson et al carried out in 1913? Ironic that within less than 5 years afterward, Schiff and his Kuhn/Loeb bank backed Lenin to completion of THAT “regime change”, the first world (bankers’) war, the literal GROUND work for the 2nd world (bankers’) war with the treaty of Versailles, “boom and bust” cycles to begin transfer of wealth from bottom to top, REAL assets taken by those responsible for our corrupted currency.. Creation of the private collection agency for the illegal FED RES commonly referred to as the IRS, the bald-faced LIE about ratification of the 16th amendment used to invent/enforce the UN-apportioned wage earner tax..
      The “icky” POS Bush is credited with saying if the people knew what they’ve done (and for who) they’d chase them down the street and hang ’em high.

      I beg to differ. THAT action would require brains/spine/testicles. Three things this culture lost with the inception of Sodium Fluoride, Common Core and the women’s movement among many OTHER covert ops the bulk slept through.

  4. fauxscienceslayer says:

    I was attacked by drunken, alcoholic father and multiple felony convicted brother, and recieved a black eye and two broken ribs. For two months, if I lifted my arm, turned suddenly or inhaled deeply, the jagged rib ends poked my kidney, causing seizure and loss of bladder control. This is not a trivial injury, and there is no treatment.

    The attacker should be ordered to vacate his home, have his medical license revoked and sued for mental anguish. Federal charges should be pursued.

  5. IMNAHA says:

    I trust that there is still the option of a civil suit with damage awards which in today’s USA is potentially the most onerous punishment – just ask O.J.

  6. brusplace says:

    Rite on Jon, I have a feeling this maniac will receive his just reward.

  7. Tom says:

    Thanks Jon. This was well written and well said.

  8. From Quebec says:

    Washington Examiner – NOVEMBER 9, 2017

    The Bowling Green, Ky. neighbor who allegedly sucker attack Sen. Rand Paul last weekend, causing six broken ribs, was aggressively anti-Trump and anti-GOP in his social media, calling for the impeachment of the president and urging Russia investigator Robert Mueller to “fry Trump’s gonads.”
    Captured screen grabs of Rene Boucher’s Facebook page provided to Secrets and taken down since the event also show that the anesthesiologist was a fan of the #NeverTrump clan.
    —————————————

    Just imagine if instead of Ron Paul it would have hapenned to Senator. Schumer . You would be hearing about it for the next decade.

  9. Not So Free says:

    On the bright side, at least Senator Paul didn’t end up on the Clinton Body Count page.

  10. flyinggabriel says:

    We are addressing the same judicial system that can slap a 3rd timer with 25 to life for stealing a car jack off the back of a pickup. Let’s keep our expectations realistic.

  11. maidinamerica says:

    Thanks, Jon and everyone for your comments. This is where I come for my education.

  12. I am no fan of Senator Paul and his visceral conceitedness, Jon. I wonder if that inspired the attack. But the only assault that is worthy one is the skilled assault of the tongue.

    Now, onto the “law” and its enforcement….

    My latest highly controversial article taking due process on left right and centre 😉

    https://ozziethinker.wordpress.com/2017/11/12/the-powers-great-accolade-brand-pedo/

    Best
    OT

  13. JB says:

    Incarceration is NOT justice. It is punishment. Theoretically, incarceration is meant to cause the jailee to consider their behavior and effect reform by the time of release. incarceration is meant to keep an offender from perpetrating further offenses.

    Justice involves restitution for damages. Justice involves equalization (remember the scales of justice??) between perpetrator and victim. Justice involves reconciliation. Justice for Rand would at minimum having his medical bills paid for by his attacker.

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