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    Delegate Morrissey, a dangerous person

    Here we go again. Morrissey has filed another bill to reduce violence and as I do every year, remind people of the real Morrissey.

    http://news.oldva.org/?p=2024

    As reported here, Gun Owners in Virginia went to Richmond City Council, to ask that the mayor resign from an anti gun origination.
    Philip Van Cleeve, President of VCDL


    As a result, The Richmond Free Press reported on Councils concerns. Further, Delegate Joe Morrissey wrote the RFP a letter expressing concerns about law abiding gunowners…carrying guns.
    I find this odd coming from someone that has such a violent, uncontrollable temper that as Richmond Commonwealths Attorney, he assaulted a fellow lawyer in the courtroom. Not just a push, an all out attack worthy of the best street thug.
    That is not the only case of Mr. Morrissey attacking someone.
    Wycoff filed this lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages after Morrissey

    savagely beat Wycoff and then attempted to fabricate an alternative account and cover-up his

    actions. Record at 000046-000052.

    On July 3, 1999, Morrissey, an attorney and former Commonwealth Attorney, Tr. 412-413 stated to Wycoff, I m going to kill you. I m going to beat your head in,  Tr at 17Accordingly, Morrissey attacked Wycoff, beating Wycoff s face and head with his fists, wearinga heavy ring. Tr. 61,178,184. Although Wycoff informed Morrissey, I do not want to fightyou,  Tr. 179, Morrissey continued to attack Wycoff. When Wycoff attempted to stop theonslaught of blows to his face by hugging Morrissey, Tr. 52-53, Morrissey knocked him down to-3-the ground, continued to savagely beat Wycoff in the face. Tr. at 184, 185. When Wycoffattempted to crawl away from Morrissey, by turning over from his back to his hands and knees,Morrissey continued to beat Wycoff in the face and head with his fists, Tr. 53, 476, and grabbedWycoff s head by the hair and smashed his head into the corner of a brick wall. Tr. 185-186,After the attack and subsequent sanctions, Mr. Morrissey left the country for a time. One can only guess that it was to let the public have time to forget his actions. It must have worked.Joe Morrissey has come to VCDL meetings in a vain attempt to gain support.

    Joe Morrissey at a VCDL meeting




    The simple fact is that Morrissey is a dangerous flake. To listen to him spew law and order is akin to hearing temperance and fairness from a white supremacy leader.
    He has no business in the legislature and his very existence there, is a sad reminder that few good people are willing to run for office. All that’s left in cases like this, is the trash like our esteemed Joe Morrissey.
    Considering Mr. Morrissey’s history, it’s not unrealistic to expect him to again, attack one of his peers, this time in the General Assembly. Hopefully, there will be Police Officers near enough to prevent serious injury or worse.

    A little more about Joe Moeeissey.
    Here’s the record that Mr. Morrissey established for himself while an elected official and in the years since and on which he is not running:
    1) Two wrongful convictions (that we know of) in four years as Commonwealth’s Attorney costing each man 10 years of his life and state taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in claims paid to the wrongfully convicted men: Troy Hopkins, claims bill for $229,419 cash plus $10,000 in free college tuition, http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...?061+sum+SB609; and Jeffrey Cox, claims bill for $350,000 cash and $400,000 annuity, http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...?021+sum+SB267. Compare this to Robert Horan’s 4 decades without any wrongful convictions.
    2) License to practice law in Virginia revoked on April 25, 2003, http://www.vsb.org/disciplinary_orde...y_opinion.html
    The Bar submitted a summary of Respondent’s previous record regarding professional disciplinary matters which includes, three matters which were dismissed with terms, one private reprimand, one public reprimand, one six-month suspension, a three-year suspension (the underlying matter), and his disbarment by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Bar requested that the Board revoke the license of Respondent, arguing that the circumstances of this case and his prior record demonstrate a lack of the necessary respect for his profession and merits the complete revocation of his license.
    3) Disbarred from practicing before the federal courts in 2001 following 16 incidents of disciplinary problems that Morrissey had had with the courts, both state and federal, commencing in March, 1986 and continuing through the decision of the district court to recommend disbarment in August 15, 2000. The precipitating incident involved a violation of his probation in a federal criminal action in which he was convicted of a federal violation and sentenced to 90 days in jail and 3 years of probation. He lied to his probation officer about community service and tried to get a Habit for Humanity official to lie for him about it as well, by offering free legal services in exchange for falsifying his community service hours.
    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bi...ase&no=021105P
    4) On December 28, 1999, a three-judge Virginia court suspended his license to practice law in Virginia for three years, which was affirmed by the Virginia Supreme Court in Morrissey v. Virginia State Bar, 538 S.E.2d 677 (Va. 2000).On December 28, 1999, a three-judge Virginia court suspended his license to practice law in Virginia for three years, which was affirmed by the Virginia Supreme Court in Morrissey v. Virginia State Bar, 538 S.E.2d 677 (Va. 2000):
    Applying these principles, we hold that the court did not abuse its discretion by suspending Morrissey’s license for a term of three years. The evidence, which we will not repeat, clearly establishes that Morrissey has exhibited a pattern of disrespect for the judiciary, the rules of practice, and the laws of this Commonwealth. He has repeatedly been sanctioned because of his misconduct, as exemplified by the number of contempt of court sanctions that he has received. He has often exhibited disrespect for the authority of the courts in which he has appeared.
    Contrary to Morrissey’s assertions, he did not merely “aggressively” assert the rights of his clients. Rather, the record demonstrates that he has repeatedly acted in flagrant disregard of the ethics and standards necessary to maintain public confidence in the legal profession. A suspension of three years is appropriate to protect the public and deter others from committing similar misconduct.
    We find no merit in Morrissey’s contention that his prior record “is so remote in terms of time, place, and circumstances that it does not reflect upon Morrissey’s current fitness to practice law.” Our independent review of the record in this case indicates that during his career, Morrissey has exhibited a pattern of misconduct and a lack of respect for the dignity, civility, and integrity of the legal profession.
    5) 1993 six-month suspension from the practice of law by a three-judge Virginia court for his handling, as Commonwealth’s Attorney, of a guilty plea in a rape case, upheld by the Virginia Supreme Court inMorrissey v. Virginia State Bar, 448 S.E.2d 615,617 (Va. 1994). Here’s how the VA Supreme Court described it in the opinon affirming the 3 year suspension of his license in 2000:
    “In 1993, a three-judge court suspended Morrissey’s law license for six months because of misconduct which constituted “dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation” in violation of former Disciplinary Rule 1-102(A)(4). Morrissey, while serving as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond, arranged a plea bargain in a rape prosecution. Under the terms of the plea agreement, a felony rape charge against a criminal defendant was reduced to a misdemeanor, and the defendant’s father paid $25,000 to the victim and $25,000 to charities designated by Morrissey. At a hearing before the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond, when the court accepted the plea agreement, Morrissey directed the defendant’s attorney not to tell the court about the part of the plea agreement relating to the defendant’s father’s contributions to charities of Morrissey’s choice. Morrissey also concealed this portion of the agreement from the victim, who had indicated to Morrissey that she wanted more than $25,000 as an “accord and satisfaction.”
    On appeal, this Court affirmed the order of suspension. Morrissey v. Virginia State Bar, 248 Va. 334, 343-44, 448 S.E.2d 615, 620 (1994). We stated that “Morrissey’s carefully orchestrated scheme was designed to secure something of value to Morrissey — the possibility that members of the donee charities would express their gratitude in the form of political support in the forthcoming election” and that his conduct violated former Disciplinary Rule 8-101(A)(3).“
    6) 2005, fired from his job teaching prosecutors in Australia because he failed to disclose his disbarment and license revocation: http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/...562924779.html
    And now Joe Morrissey makes law and criticizes others for their attempt to protect their families …from violent criminals. Ironic, isn’t it





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    Joe Morrissey is plan and simple, Nuts!

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    Can somebody explain how this clown keeps getting elected?
    While I am inclined to believe that people end up in politics because they cannot do anything else that society values, I'd prefer to be wrong on this particular point.
    Last edited by architect; 01-11-2013 at 07:56 PM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect View Post
    Can somebody explain how this clown keeps getting elected?
    While I am inclined to believe that people end up in politics because they cannot do anything else that society values, I'd prefer to be wrong on this particular point.
    Unfortunately, in some areas, you aren't wrong.

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    My personal "Joeism"

    Is listening to him attempt to explain how he "lost" 2 mac 10s while he was CA. One from his unlocked office closet, the other from his unlocked car back seat.

    Says a lot about Henrico doesn't it?

    Yet another reason I live "South of the James, by invitation only".

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    Well, let's see here...,

    Quote Originally Posted by architect View Post
    Can somebody explain how this clown keeps getting elected?
    While I am inclined to believe that people end up in politics because they cannot do anything else that society values, I'd prefer to be wrong on this particular point.
    You might start by asking the people who continued to support hypocritical criminal scumbags like Marion Barry, Chuck Richardson, and a certain former Richmond Mayor for fairly local references, then throw in a couple of the fairly recent Governors of Illinois, and well..., starting to get the picture now? The list is long and "distinguished".

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect View Post
    Can somebody explain how this clown keeps getting elected?
    While I am inclined to believe that people end up in politics because they cannot do anything else that society values, I'd prefer to be wrong on this particular point.
    bad lawyers usually end up as a Judge or a Politician. His temper will keep him from ever being a Judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect View Post
    Can somebody explain how this clown keeps getting elected?
    While I am inclined to believe that people end up in politics because they cannot do anything else that society values, I'd prefer to be wrong on this particular point.
    Because people will blindly vote for their party without regards to past history or voting records.
    Pretty much how the GOP had Romney as presidential candidate.

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    Joe Morrissey, Scary Dude!

    Look at Joe.

    Look at Joe wave a scary weapon.

    Look at Joe wave a scary Assault Weapon.

    Look at Joe wave a scary Assault Weapon with his thumb where it doesn't belong.

    Joe Morrissey, Scary Dude!


    Little Joe, with a big thumb

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    From Peter Nap's quoted article, "Accordingly, Morrissey attacked Wycoff, beating Wycoff s face and head with his fists, wearinga heavy ring."

    Let us not forget that according to the latest FBI crime statistics, more people die from plain old fist beatings than from being shot by rifles of all kinds, including the nefarious "assault rifles".

    TFred

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    Can somebody please confirm that Joe Morrisey does not have a CHP?.....
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Look out. Morrissey has a gun

    Interesting night.

    Joe Morrissey had his no assault weapons bill come up.
    It was killed right away but that's not the most interesting part.

    Morrissey came in wih an AK47

    The rules are you cannot bring a gun in unless you have a CHP. Legislators are not exempted from that and according to the Capitol Police, he does not have a CHP. I'll check on that in the morning.

    The Capitol Officer I was talking to was quickly hushed up by his supervisor by Morrissey knew he was in trouble so he left the gun in another Delegates office.

    Joe always runs when he sees me because he knows I'll catch him at something.

    Tonight he punched the elevator button, then ran down the hall when it didn't come right away.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Can somebody please confirm that Joe Morrisey does not have a CHP?.....
    Ask me after I go to Henrico Circuit Court tomorrow

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    ****** it, arrest the ***********.


    He deserves it.
    Last edited by Grapeshot; 01-18-2013 at 05:38 AM.
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    Let's not forget......

    Looks like he had a 30 rd magazine.



    § 18.2-287.4. Carrying loaded firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty.


    It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a loaded (a) semi-automatic center-fire rifle or pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material and is equipped at the time of the offense with a magazine that will hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition or designed by the manufacturer to accommodate a silencer or equipped with a folding stock or (b) shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered on or about his person on any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or in any public park or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public in the Cities of Alexandria, Chesapeake, Fairfax, Falls Church, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, or Virginia Beach or in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Henrico, Loudoun, or Prince William.

    The provisions of this section shall not apply to law-enforcement officers, licensed security guards, military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, or any person having a valid concealed handgun permit or to any person actually engaged in lawful hunting or lawful recreational shooting activities at an established shooting range or shooting contest. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
    Last edited by Grapeshot; 01-17-2013 at 11:35 PM.
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    Grape, please edit my expletives. Sorry, he just really gets under my skin. Wish he had stayed out of country. Can't believe the fools elected him to office.
    Remember Peter Nap and Skidmark. Do them proud. Be active. Be well informed. ALL rights matter.

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    He needs to be charged.

    We CAN NOT LET THIS ONE PASS.
    Remember Peter Nap and Skidmark. Do them proud. Be active. Be well informed. ALL rights matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat10k View Post
    Grape, please edit my expletives. Sorry, he just really gets under my skin. Wish he had stayed out of country. Can't believe the fools elected him to office.
    Unless they've changed the settings recently you should be able to edit your own posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Looks like he had a 30 rd magazine.



    § 18.2-287.4. Carrying loaded firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty.


    It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a loaded (a) semi-automatic center-fire rifle or pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material and is equipped at the time of the offense with a magazine that will hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition or designed by the manufacturer to accommodate a silencer or equipped with a folding stock or (b) shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered on or about his person on any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or in any public park or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public in the Cities of Alexandria, Chesapeake, Fairfax, Falls Church, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, or Virginia Beach or in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Henrico, Loudoun, or Prince William.

    The provisions of this section shall not apply to law-enforcement officers, licensed security guards, military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, or any person having a valid concealed handgun permit or to any person actually engaged in lawful hunting or lawful recreational shooting activities at an established shooting range or shooting contest. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
    Was it loaded? We'll never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Was it loaded? We'll never know.
    It doesn't matter. He's pointing that pinky right at Philip and the Legislative Services girl looks lie she's ready to faint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat10k View Post
    He needs to be charged.

    We CAN NOT LET THIS ONE PASS.
    He can't be charged:

    Section 9. Immunity of legislators.
    Members of the General Assembly shall, in all cases except treason, felony, or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during the sessions of their respective houses; and for any speech or debate in either house shall not be questioned in any other place. They shall not be subject to arrest under any civil process during the sessions of the General Assembly, or during the fifteen days before the beginning or after the ending of any session.

    Article IV, Sec 9, VA Constitution. (bold emphasis added by Citizen)

    http://constitution.legis.virginia.gov/

    Doncha y'all read the daggone constitutions?
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    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Damn!

    Oh well...the good delegate trying to leave



    Somebody looks like the cat that swallowed the canary


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Looks like he had a 30 rd magazine.



    § 18.2-287.4. Carrying loaded firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty.


    It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a loaded (a) semi-automatic center-fire rifle or pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material and is equipped at the time of the offense with a magazine that will hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition or designed by the manufacturer to accommodate a silencer or equipped with a folding stock or (b) shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered on or about his person on any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or in any public park or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public in the Cities of Alexandria, Chesapeake, Fairfax, Falls Church, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, or Virginia Beach or in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Henrico, Loudoun, or Prince William.

    The provisions of this section shall not apply to law-enforcement officers, licensed security guards, military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, or any person having a valid concealed handgun permit or to any person actually engaged in lawful hunting or lawful recreational shooting activities at an established shooting range or shooting contest. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
    Will he "lose" this big bad assault rifle like the 2 he lost while he was Commonwealths Attorney?

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