Nancy Pelosi’s husband arrested for DUI in California

Serryah

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I certainly agree the attack was reprehensible but are we suggesting that DePape should spend more time in prison than those who have done this to Joe Average Citizen?

No.

Ideally it should be 'equal time'. But as it is sometimes the law/justice isn't equal anyway, like TB said.

Personally from some of the reporting, things this guy has said/done shows mental issues, so that would have to be part of the sentencing.
 

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Paul Pelosi attack suspect sought to take speaker hostage, break kneecaps: Prosecutors
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Paresh Dave and Steve Gorman
Publishing date:Oct 31, 2022 • 13 hours ago • 4 minute read • 19 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — The man accused of bludgeoning U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer after breaking into the couple’s home threatened to take her hostage and break her kneecaps if she lied under his questioning, according to a federal criminal complaint filed on Monday.


David Wayne DePape’s alleged intentions emerged as federal prosecutors charged the 42-year-old suspect with assault and attempted kidnapping in Friday’s predawn break-in at the Pelosis’ San Francisco home.


Several state charges were filed separately in San Francisco Superior Court, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, elder abuse and threatening a public official, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced at a news conference. An arraignment was set for Tuesday, her office said.

The 82-year-old speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, a Democrat who is second in the line of succession to the U.S. presidency, was in Washington at the time of the assault. Her husband, Paul Pelosi, 82, a real estate and venture capital executive, has undergone surgery for skull fractures and injuries to his hands and right arm, and he remained hospitalized on Monday.


“Paul is making steady progress on what will be a long recovery process,” the speaker said in a statement on Monday.

The attack, which Jenkins called “politically motivated,” has stoked fears about partisan extremist violence just over a week ahead of the midterm elections, on Nov. 8, that will decide control of Congress during one of the most vitriolic and polarized U.S. campaigns in decades. Democrats’ continued control of both the House and the Senate is at stake.

As one of the highest-ranking Democrats in Washington and a longtime representative of one of America’s most liberal cities, Nancy Pelosi has been a frequent lightning rod for expressions of conservative criticism and contempt.

Her office was ransacked during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of supporters of Republican President Donald Trump, some of whom hunted for her during the melee, following a fiery speech by Trump featuring false claims that his defeat in the 2020 presidential election was the result of fraud.


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DePape was arrested by police officers dispatched to the Pelosis’ home after Paul Pelosi placed an emergency-911 call reporting an intruder, according to an FBI affidavit filed as part of the federal criminal complaint.

The San Francisco Police Department recovered zip ties in the bedroom and in the hallway near the front door. Police also found a roll of tape, rope, a second hammer, a pair of gloves and a journal in DePape’s backpack, the affidavit said. The intruder had broken in through a glass door to the residence.

Paul Pelosi, who was initially left unconscious from the attack, later told police that he was asleep when a stranger, armed with a hammer, crept into his second-floor bedroom and awakened him, demanding to speak with his spouse, the complaint states.


According to Paul Pelosi’s account in the affidavit, he told the intruder that his wife would be away for several days and the intruder responded that he would stay and wait for her. Pelosi’s husband recounted that he managed to slip away to the bathroom to place the 911 call, the affidavit said.

The suspect told police in an interview following his arrest that he planned to hold Nancy Pelosi hostage for questioning, and that if she told the “truth” he would let her go but if she “lied” he would break her kneecaps, according to the FBI affidavit.

He told police he did not flee the Pelosi home after Paul Pelosi’s 911 call because, according to the affidavit, “much like the American founding fathers with the British, he was fighting against tyranny without the option to surrender.”


Authorities said police officers arriving at the Pelosi home saw DePape and Pelosi struggling over a hammer. As the officers shouted at both men to drop the tool, DePape yanked the hammer away and struck Pelosi in the head before officers subdued DePape and took him into custody.

DePape was charged in federal court with one count of assault on a family member of a U.S. official and one count of attempted kidnapping of a U.S. official. Prosecutors alleged the offences stemmed from the suspect’s intent to retaliate against the House speaker for her “performance of official duties.”




The federal charges carry a combined maximum sentence of 50 years in prison, the Justice Department said in a statement announcing the charges. The state charges are punishable by a prison sentence of 13 years to life, Jenkins said.

Online messages recently posted to several websites by an internet user named “daviddepape” expressed bigoted sentiments against minorities, Jews, women and transgender people while embracing the cult-like, right-wing conspiracy theory QAnon.

Older online messages promoted quartz crystals and hemp bracelets. Reuters could not confirm the posts were created by the suspect charged on Monday.

Experts on extremist ideology have said Friday’s attack appeared to be an example of a growing trend they call “stochastic terrorism,” in which sometimes-unstable individuals are inspired to violence by hate speech and scenarios they see online and hear echoed by public figures.
 

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Nobody currently in gov't (with the POSSIBLE exception of AOC) has spewed more hate speach and rhetoric than Nancy herself. If the dems are getting concerned about the political language out there, they are the worst offenders by far so it should be easy for them to tone it down.
 
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Suspect in Paul Pelosi attack was on 'suicide mission'
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Olga R. Rodriguez And Stefanie Dazio
Publishing date:Nov 01, 2022 • 17 hours ago • 4 minute read • 5 Comments
Public defender Adam Lipson speaks with the media after the arraignment hearing for David Wayne DePape, accused of attacking U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi with a hammer after forcing his way into the couple's San Francisco home, at the Criminal courts in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2020.
Public defender Adam Lipson speaks with the media after the arraignment hearing for David Wayne DePape, accused of attacking U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi with a hammer after forcing his way into the couple's San Francisco home, at the Criminal courts in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2020. PHOTO BY CARLOS BARRIA /REUTERS
SAN FRANCISCO — The man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home, beating her husband and seeking to kidnap her told police he was on a “suicide mission” and had plans to target other California and federal politicians, according to a Tuesday court filing.


David DePape was ordered held without bail during his arraignment Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court. His public defender entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. It was his first public appearance since the early Friday attack.


In the court filing, prosecutors detailed the attack in stark terms as part of their bid to keep DePape behind bars. Paul Pelosi was knocked unconscious by the hammer attack and woke up in a pool of his own blood, the filing said.

DePape’s intent “could not have been clearer,” San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins wrote in the filing: “He forced his way into the Pelosi home intending to take the person third in line to the presidency of the United States hostage and to seriously harm her. Thwarted by Speaker Pelosi’s absence, Defendant continued on his quest and would not be stopped, culminating in the near fatal attack on Mr. Pelosi.”


Without being questioned, DePape told officers and medics at the scene that he was sick of the “lies coming out of Washington D.C.,” the filing said. “I didn’t really want to hurt him, but you know this was a suicide mission. I’m not going to stand here and do nothing even if it cost me my life.”

DePape allegedly told first responders he had other targets, including a local professor as well as several prominent state and federal politicians and members of their families. The filing did not name any potential targets.

“This case demands detention,” Jenkins wrote. “Nothing less.”

Wearing orange jail clothing and with his right arm in a sling, DePape only spoke during his arraignment Tuesday to tell Judge Diane Northway how to pronounce his last name (dih-PAP’).


After the hearing, DePape’s public defender Adam Lipson said he looks forward to providing him with a “vigorous legal defence.” He said his 42-year-old client’s shoulder was dislocated during the arrest.

“We’re going to be doing a comprehensive investigation of what happened. We’re going to be looking into Mr. DePape’s mental state, and I’m not going to talk any further about that until I have more information,” Lipson said.

He later said he was pleased that Paul Pelosi was improving and urged the public not to pass judgment on what he called “a complicated situation.”

The attack on 82-year-old Paul Pelosi sent shockwaves through the political world just days before the hotly contested midterm elections. Threats against lawmakers and elections officials have been at all-time highs in this first nationwide election since the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol, and authorities have issued warnings about rising extremism in the U.S.


DePape faces state charges of attempted murder, burglary and elder abuse. He also faces federal charges including attempted kidnapping of a U.S. official.

While prosecutors have not offered a timeline prior to Friday’s events, Jenkins previously told The Associated Press that the attack appeared premeditated.

“This was not something that he did at the spur of the moment,” she told the AP on Monday.

The court filing said DePape smashed his shoulder through a glass window early Friday in the back of the Pelosis’ Pacific Heights home and confronted a sleeping Paul Pelosi, clad only in boxer shorts and a pajama top.

“Are you Paul Pelosi?” DePape said, standing over him around 2 a.m. holding a hammer and zip ties. “Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?”


A groggy Pelosi told DePape that his wife was not home and would be gone for several days. DePape then allegedly threatened to tie Paul Pelosi up — the first of 10 such threats, the filing says.

Paul Pelosi was eventually able to call 911 from the home’s bathroom, where his cellphone was charging. While speaking to the dispatcher, DePape was gesturing and telling Pelosi to hang up, the filing said.

Pelosi then told the dispatcher that he did not need police, fire or medical assistance but he instead asked “for the Capitol Police because they are usually at the house protecting his wife.”

Moments later the dispatcher heard him interacting with a man and Paul Pelosi said “Uh, he thinks everything’s good. Uh, I’ve got a problem, but he thinks everything’s good.”


Two officers who raced to the home witnessed DePape hit Pelosi with the hammer at least once, striking him in the head, the filing states. Jenkins has said the assault was captured on the officers’ body cameras.

Speaker Pelosi was in Washington at the time and under the protection of her security detail, which does not extend to family members. She quickly returned to San Francisco, where her husband was hospitalized and underwent surgery for a skull fracture and other injuries.

In Washington, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger provided a sobering update Tuesday of security protocols for members of Congress.

Manger said that although many improvements have been made since the Capitol attack, including the hiring of nearly 280 officers by the end of this year, “there is still a lot of work to do.”

“We believe today’s political climate calls for more resources to provide additional layers of physical security for members of Congress,” he said.

Manger said the attack on Pelosi’s husband was “an alarming reminder of the dangerous threats elected officials and public figures face during today’s contentious political climate.”

— Dazio reported from Los Angeles. Associated Press writers Lisa Mascaro and Michael Balsamo in Washington, DC also contributed to this report.
 

Taxslave2

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Turns out DePape was in the U.S. illegally.

We need to BUILD A WALL! from Vancouver to Gaspe to keep those snowback rapists and murderers out!

The Canadians will pay for it!
So what does homeland security do for all that money you pay them? The guy has been there for about 20 years.
 

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The bolded part is the problem.

There are those who think Dems of the past equal Dems today, as TB pointed out.

Not the case.

Dems today were Republicans of pre 60's history.

As for what caused the switch, it was mostly the War and Civil Rights... and mostly Dixiecrat, from what I read. Basically Dixiecrat wanted to keep up with the status quo but Dems from the North were not in agreement. Republicans however - being state rights positive - thought they had every right to keep things as they were. Then it became infiltration of Dixiecrat into the Republican party, and those pro civil rights/anti slavery sliding into the Dems.

In a nutshell, IIRC.
 
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Very Old school democrats:"Black people are too stupid to care for themselves, we therefore must enslave them for their own good so they don't starve".

Old school Democrats: "Black people are too stupid to be good citizens, so we should oppress them and drive them out of our lands as fast as we Klan.

Modern democrats: Black people are too stupid to have lawyers or accountants and can't possibly figure out the internet - so they should vote for us because we care and we'll help them figure all that stuff out because we're so virtuous! (bow bow bow)

Sigh. The evolution of racism in the left wing is a fascinating thing to watch.
 

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Canadian suspect in Pelosi attack was in U.S. illegally: Immigration officials
Author of the article:Reuters
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Ted Hesson
Publishing date:Nov 03, 2022 • 18 hours ago • 2 minute read • 13 Comments

WASHINGTON — The man charged with breaking into U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home and attacking her husband with a hammer is a Canadian citizen who has been in the United States illegally 14 years after he entered as a visitor, U.S. officials said on Thursday.


The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said it had issued a “detainer” notice with San Francisco authorities seeking custody of David Wayne DePape once criminal proceedings against him are completed.


Under the detainer, lodged with the San Francisco County Jail on Nov. 1, four days after his arrest, DePape would be turned over to ICE for possible deportation to Canada after serving any prison sentence he receives, according to ICE.

DePape, 42, was arrested on Oct. 28 at the San Francisco home of the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives after he allegedly forced his way into the residence, demanded to see Nancy Pelosi and then clubbed her husband, Paul, in the head with a hammer.

Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat who is second in the line of succession to the presidency, was in Washington at the time.


According to court documents filed by prosecutors, who labeled the incident a politically motivated assault, DePape told police after his arrest that he had planned to kidnap the speaker, interrogate and break her kneecaps if she “lied.”

The attack left Paul Pelosi, 82, with a fractured skull and injuries to his arms and hands for which he underwent surgery, according to the speaker’s office.

CNN, citing unnamed sources, reported on Thursday that the real estate and venture capital executive has been released from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and was back home resting six days after the attack.

DePape, who has been jailed without bond, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to state charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, elder abuse, false imprisonment and threatening a public official. He could a maximum sentence of 13 years to life in prison if convicted.


Federal prosecutors have charged DePape separately with assault and attempted kidnapping charges punishable by up to 50 years in prison.

Records show that DePape entered the United States as a temporary visitor in March 2008 at the San Ysidro U.S.-Mexico border crossing in San Diego.

According to immigration officials, admissible Canadian travellers who present themselves as a visitor for business or pleasure generally do not require a visa and are typically admitted for a stay of up to six months in the United States.

The detainer is a request to another law enforcement agency to notify ICE before any deportable individual is released from detention so immigration officials “can take custody of that person in a safe and secure setting,” the agency says.


 
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Canadian suspect in Pelosi attack was in U.S. illegally: Immigration officials
Author of the article:Reuters
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Ted Hesson
Publishing date:Nov 03, 2022 • 18 hours ago • 2 minute read • 13 Comments

WASHINGTON — The man charged with breaking into U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home and attacking her husband with a hammer is a Canadian citizen who has been in the United States illegally 14 years after he entered as a visitor, U.S. officials said on Thursday.


The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said it had issued a “detainer” notice with San Francisco authorities seeking custody of David Wayne DePape once criminal proceedings against him are completed.


Under the detainer, lodged with the San Francisco County Jail on Nov. 1, four days after his arrest, DePape would be turned over to ICE for possible deportation to Canada after serving any prison sentence he receives, according to ICE.

DePape, 42, was arrested on Oct. 28 at the San Francisco home of the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives after he allegedly forced his way into the residence, demanded to see Nancy Pelosi and then clubbed her husband, Paul, in the head with a hammer.

Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat who is second in the line of succession to the presidency, was in Washington at the time.


According to court documents filed by prosecutors, who labeled the incident a politically motivated assault, DePape told police after his arrest that he had planned to kidnap the speaker, interrogate and break her kneecaps if she “lied.”

The attack left Paul Pelosi, 82, with a fractured skull and injuries to his arms and hands for which he underwent surgery, according to the speaker’s office.

CNN, citing unnamed sources, reported on Thursday that the real estate and venture capital executive has been released from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and was back home resting six days after the attack.

DePape, who has been jailed without bond, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to state charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, elder abuse, false imprisonment and threatening a public official. He could a maximum sentence of 13 years to life in prison if convicted.


Federal prosecutors have charged DePape separately with assault and attempted kidnapping charges punishable by up to 50 years in prison.

Records show that DePape entered the United States as a temporary visitor in March 2008 at the San Ysidro U.S.-Mexico border crossing in San Diego.

According to immigration officials, admissible Canadian travellers who present themselves as a visitor for business or pleasure generally do not require a visa and are typically admitted for a stay of up to six months in the United States.

The detainer is a request to another law enforcement agency to notify ICE before any deportable individual is released from detention so immigration officials “can take custody of that person in a safe and secure setting,” the agency says.


Still all reads to me that if homeland security/ immigration had even one person each that did the job they are paid to do this would not have happened.
 
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