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    Morrissey to do jail time

    Looks like Joe's shenanigans have finally caught up with him. Unfortunately, it appears that he will only be locked up at night, leaving him to do his damage during the General Assembly session.

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    Morrissey enters plea, sentenced to 12 months with 6 suspended

    Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, D-Henrico, entered an Alford plea Friday to a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to 12 months in jail with six suspended but will be allowed to participate in a work-release program and could be free after three months.

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    He will be allowed to engage in a work-release program under which he would continue to work as a legislator and lawyer while spending nights in the jail, said his attorney, Anthony Troy.


    So lawyers can be rapists? Go figure..the legal system protecting a lawyer. Who would have thunk it?

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    Isn't contributing a crime of moral turpitude?

    Sadly, conviction as a misdemeanor does not disqualify him from voting which is the only qualification to be a member of the General Assembly. Rule 23 or 24 could be applied, but I doubt either will be. http://hodcap.state.va.us/publicatio...eRulesText.pdf

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    LOL We *know* why this elect delegate is afraid of his armed constituency!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Isn't contributing a crime of moral turpitude?

    Sadly, conviction as a misdemeanor does not disqualify him from voting which is the only qualification to be a member of the General Assembly. Rule 23 or 24 could be applied, but I doubt either will be. http://hodcap.state.va.us/publicatio...eRulesText.pdf

    stay safe.
    They may make it a requirement !

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    They may make it a requirement !
    "They" who?

    And what would it be made a requirent of/for?

    Yes, I [U]am[/U too ignorant to discern your meaning without further explanation. Please school me.

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    Fighting Joe got a "sweetheart" deal..........literally!

    The court gives him every benefit, the legislative rules too.

    The voters return him to office, though I cannot imgine why. He is an embarrassment, a bad joke, and deserves only our scorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Fighting Joe got a "sweetheart" deal..........literally!

    The court gives him every benefit, the legislative rules too.

    The voters return him to office, though I cannot imgine why. He is an embarrassment, a bad joke, and deserves only our scorn.
    I may ask him about ethics in the General Assembly Grape....If he would just quit running off whenever he sees one of us.

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    Just go to every committee hearing that allows public testimony and say "I wonder what Mr. Child Molester over there thinks?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I may ask him about ethics in the General Assembly Grape....If he would just quit running off whenever he sees one of us.
    That presumes Joe knows something about the subject

    Sooner or later (hopefully sooner) he is going to trip up trying to run away from his shenanigans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    That presumes Joe knows something about the subject

    Sooner or later (hopefully sooner) he is going to trip up trying to run away from his shenanigans.
    If he keeps up this type of shenanigans, sooner or later, he's going to come across a father that doesn't have as much restraint as this one apparently did... and then he's going to have some real trouble!!

    TFred

    From later in the same original article:

    The relationship with the 17-year-old, who turned 18 this past March, came to public attention on Aug. 20, 2013, when Henrico police converged on Morrissey's home near Virginia Center Commons.

    The teenager's father had come to the home furious that his daughter was with Morrissey and had called police. Morrissey and the young woman were found together, but there has been no physical evidence that they were sexually involved at the time.

    Neely, though, would release information after the indictments saying that Morrissey had sex with the young woman in his law office Aug. 20 and subsequently sent out text messages to friends confirming a "sexual encounter."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    If he keeps up this type of shenanigans, sooner or later, he's going to come across a father that doesn't have as much restraint as this one apparently did... and then he's going to have some real trouble!!

    TFred

    From later in the same original article:
    The relationship with the 17-year-old, who turned 18 this past March, came to public attention on Aug. 20, 2013, when Henrico police converged on Morrissey's home near Virginia Center Commons.

    The teenager's father had come to the home furious that his daughter was with Morrissey and had called police. Morrissey and the young woman were found together, but there has been no physical evidence that they were sexually involved at the time.

    Neely, though, would release information after the indictments saying that Morrissey had sex with the young woman in his law office Aug. 20 and subsequently sent out text messages to friends confirming a "sexual encounter."
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    My favorite picture of Joe glaring at me

    And Philip looking thoughtful.......



    OH I've got a hot date, in the old office....Tonight.



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    A while back I wrote this story about Morrissey being a danger to society. Looks like I was right but he's still allowed to practice law which is a sacred position that should only be held by the trustworthy of men, and represent the public in our legislature. A new low for both professions.




    Delegate Morrissey, a dangerous person


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    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.

    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.


    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 inMorrissey 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 in Morrissey 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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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    My favorite picture of Joe glaring at me

    And Philip looking thoughtful.......


    That girl, yes. That young girl there, I want to speak with you in private...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post



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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    A while back I wrote this story about Morrissey being a danger to society. Looks like I was right but he's still allowed to practice law which is a sacred position that should only be held by the trustworthy of men, and represent the public in our legislature. A new low for both professions.

    Delegate Morrissey, a dangerous person

    --snipped--

    And now Joe Morrissey makes law and criticizes others for their attempt to protect their families …from violent criminals. Ironic, isn’t i
    Those are just the more publicly known trangressions. Willing to bet that there are other skeletons in the closet with his missing guns.

    It is a real shame that tarring & feathering has gone out of style.
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    "Fighting Joe", also known as Idiot Joe Jr., will be spending his nights with his constituents in jail. This will be a big boom for his business as he can hold meetings in his cell and form closer "relationships" with his clients that are innocent, just like him.

    Maybe his clients can help him find a couple more machine-guns to lose like when he was CA. As much time as this fool has spent in jail for contempt he should feel right at home.

    Nothing but the best to represent Henrico !!!

    Enjoy your time with your fellow criminals Joe. You deserve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    It is a real shame that tarring & feathering has gone out of style.
    fashions seem, like history, to have a habit of repeating. It just needs someone to start plucking a few chickens to start a trend once more

    Quote Originally Posted by va_tazdad View Post
    "Fighting Joe", also known as Idiot Joe Jr., will be spending his nights with his constituents in jail. ... Nothing but the best to represent Henrico !!!

    Enjoy your time with your fellow criminals Joe. You deserve it.
    according to the link in the OP it seems his attorney requested the time be served in the Richmond City Jail

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouser View Post
    fashions seem, like history, to have a habit of repeating. It just needs someone to start plucking a few chickens to start a trend once more

    according to the link in the OP it seems his attorney requested the time be served in the Richmond City Jail
    The not so funny part is Joe is free to renew his relationship with his former employee - she's over 18 yo now.

    Will he regale the local population with his exploits? As I remember things though, inmates don't tolerate those that they see as child molesters well. Wonder if Joe will have to sleep with one eye open?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    The not so funny part is Joe is free to renew his relationship with his former employee - she's over 18 yo now.

    Will he regale the local population with his exploits? As I remember things though, inmates don't tolerate those that they see as child molesters well. Wonder if Joe will have to sleep with one eye open?
    Let's hope so. A little "Jailhouse justice" would be fine with me. I bet her dad will not complain if his fellow inmates get "up close and personal" too.

    ;>)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    The not so funny part is Joe is free to renew his relationship with his former employee - she's over 18 yo now.

    Will he regale the local population with his exploits? As I remember things though, inmates don't tolerate those that they see as child molesters well. Wonder if Joe will have to sleep with one eye open?
    Better question yet....Will Joe find true love in the City Jail. Maybe BUBBA BOOP !

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouser View Post
    fashions seem, like history, to have a habit of repeating. It just needs someone to start plucking a few chickens to start a trend once more



    according to the link in the OP it seems his attorney requested the time be served in the Richmond City Jail
    That is so he can be close to his other fellow conspirators and day job, his legislative buddies in the Democratic party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    The not so funny part is Joe is free to renew his relationship with his former employee - she's over 18 yo now.

    Will he regale the local population with his exploits? As I remember things though, inmates don't tolerate those that they see as child molesters well. Wonder if Joe will have to sleep with one eye open?
    Contributing is not molesting.

    According to the TV tonight she is preggers, but nobody has heard who the babydaddy might be. Joe is in the runninng but by the way the talking heads were not saying certain things there are probably a few other candidates.

    The talking heads also brought in a "political expert" to tell us that the House could vote to censure or expel but that getting a 2/3 majority is not likely. Sadly, I agree.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Contributing is not molesting.

    According to the TV tonight she is preggers, but nobody has heard who the babydaddy might be. Joe is in the runninng but by the way the talking heads were not saying certain things there are probably a few other candidates.

    The talking heads also brought in a "political expert" to tell us that the House could vote to censure or expel but that getting a 2/3 majority is not likely. Sadly, I agree.

    stay safe.
    Pregnancy is not the result of "contributing" in the normal sense of the word. Seems to me that it is more like molesting - blind as that little beast is said to be and with no conscience apparently.

    Will be interesting to see if she names the daddy. DNA could tell a lot. Child support etc.

    If Joe does turn out to be the father, she may just have outfoxed the fox.
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