Monday, June 01, 2009

Exec Director Of Tancredo PAC Admitted Karate Chopping Pedestrian, Calling Her 'Nigger'

From Jack Turner at JJP

via Tancredo Aide Pleads Guilty to Karate Chopping Pedestrian, Calling Her 'Nigger' | TPMDC.
On July 7, 2007, at approximately 7:15 p.m. at Jefferson and M Street, Northwest, in Washington, D.C., defendant was walking down the street making offensive remarks when he encountered the complainant, Ms. [REDACTED], who is African-American. The defendant uttered, "Nigger," as he delivered a karate chop to Ms. [REDACTED]'s head.

For real. Karate chopped. Called her nigger. The defendant is Marcus Epstein, former Tancredo speechwriter. This is madness.

rikyrah here: I found this in a DailyKos diary about this CRIMINAL racist thug-


From that DailyKos Diary on him:

Apparently Epstein
is a repeat offender:

CRIMINAL OFFENSE 1
Offense Date:
Case Number: 830GC0400168200
Offense Type: Trespassing
Offense Code: 18.2-119
Offense Description: TRESPASSING
Date Reported: 08/31/2004
Disposition: GUILTY
Sentence Details: COURT COSTS

CRIMINAL OFFENSE 2
Offense Date:
Case Number: 059GT0607878900
Offense Type: Traffic/Other
Offense Code: C.46.2-862
Offense Description: 075/55 RECKLESS
Date Reported: 04/06/2006
Disposition: GUILTY
Disposition Date: 06/05/2006
Sentence Details: COURT FINE & COSTS

CRIMINAL OFFENSE 3
Offense Date: 02/18/2007
Case Number: 013GC0700061400
Offense Type: Alcohol
Offense Code: 17-7
Offense Description: DRUNK IN PUBLIC
Date Reported: 02/20/2007
Disposition: GUILTY IN ABSENTIA
Disposition Date: 09/25/2007
Sentence Details: COURT FINE & COSTS

CRIMINAL OFFENSE 4
Offense Date:
Case Number: 830GC0400168300
Offense Type: Alcohol
Offense Code: 18.2-388
Offense Description: PUBLIC SWEARING/INTOXICATION
Date Reported: 08/31/2004
Disposition: NOLLE PROSEQUI
Disposition Date: 10/28/2004

CRIMINAL OFFENSE 5
Offense Date:
Case Number: 830GC0400168100
Offense Type: Larceny
Offense Code: 18.2-96
Offense Description: PETIT LARCENY
Date Reported: 08/31/2004
Disposition: NOLLE PROSEQUI
Disposition Date: 10/28/2004

CRIMINAL OFFENSE 6
Offense Date:
Case Number: 830GC0400168000
Offense Type: Assault
Offense Code: 18.2-57
Offense Description: ASSAULT & BATTERY
Date Reported: 08/31/2004
Disposition: NOLLE PROSEQUI
Disposition Date: 10/28/2004


Pensitoreview did a good write up on this and made some excellent points.



"The fact that the Buchanans and Tancredo rushed to the cameras to bash Judge Sotomayor with such glee, all the while knowing that at the end of the week Epstein would plead guilty plea for a racist assault is significant. They likely assumed — correctly — that Epstein’s plea would not get the attention of the corporate media, and even if it did, the Beltway bouffants would not connect the dots from him to them.

As of 6:30 a.m. Pacific on Monday, there has been no reporting about Epstein’s plea. Nor has an announcement that he has been fired made its way onto the Google — but why would there be when his bosses have known about this attack since the summer of 2007 and could have, should have, distanced themselves from him then."



Seems as if The University of Virginia Law School actually DOES have issue with this thug.

From Talking Points Memo:

University Of Virginia: Epstein Will Not Enroll With Us
By Brian Beutler - June 1, 2009, 4:12PM


One thing that struck us about The Karate Chop Heard 'Round The Blogosphere was the news that the chopper--Marcus Epstein--is saying goodbye to Tom Tancredo and Pat Buchanan this summer to go to law school at the University of Virginia. Dave Weigel reported this, and Bay Buchanan told me the same thing.

But Jason Wu Trujillo, UVA's Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, now says Epstein will not enroll this fall, or ever.

Trujillo couldn't discuss the specifics of that decision, but it raises a question: The incident itself occurred on July 7, 2007, before Epstein applied, but the school requires applicants to disclose all criminal convictions.

3 comments:

I am not Star Jones said...

because of my hatred of bay buchanan, i am more than thrilled that this has been exposed.

The Angry Independent said...

Tancredo is a mega hypocrite.

He should publicly apologize to Sotomayor. But an apology can only come from someone who actually has a Soul.... so we shouldn't expect to hear one from him....or any of the other thugs who are doing the GOP's dirty work.

I saw Sen. Sessions reading the plausible deniability script on either CNN or MSNBC yesterday (regarding the Right Wing Media attacks on Sotomayor). Acting as if the GOP had no idea what was going on with the attacks...I wanted to throw something at my TV.

Andre said...

I'm trying to be serious about the racialized component of this story. But each time I hear "Karate chop," I burst out in laughter. I know it's not funny: but, damn. What's next: going Daniel Laruso on Chris Matthews?