It doesn’t get any more what the fuck than this. Mark Martin, a Pennsylvania magistrate judge has completely dismantled the First Amendment with his recent stellar ruling.
Ernest Perce was participating in a Halloween parade and was costumed as a zombie Muhammed. Perce was attacked by Talag Elbayomy, a Muslim immigrant who claimed that it was not only his duty to protect his prophet, but more so to demonstrate to his 9-year-old son (who was present) that he was willing to do so. As many things are these days, the attack was caught on video and the suspect admitted his violation to the investigating officers. Open and shut case; no worries.
Enter extreme douche bag Mark Martin and watch the entire thing go to hell in a hand basket:
Having had the benefit of having spent over 2 and a half years in predominantly Muslim countries I think I know a little bit about the faith of Islam. In fact I have a copy of the Koran here and I challenge you sir to show me where it says in the Koran that Mohammad arose and walked among the dead. I think you misinterpreted things. Before you start mocking someone else’s religion you may want to find out a little bit more about it. it makes you look like a doofus
Yep, he just called the victim a doofus. The brain trust president goes on to say this:
Then what you have done is you have completely trashed their essence, their being. They find it very very very offensive. I’m a Muslim, I find it offensive. But you have that right, but you’re way outside your boundaries or first amendment rights. This is what, and I said I spent about 7 and a half years living in other countries. when we go to other countries it’s not uncommon for people to refer to us as ugly Americans this is why we are referred to as ugly Americans, because we are so concerned about our own rights we don’t care about other people’s rights as long as we get our say but we don’t care about the other people’s say
During this nonsensical tirade, Martin would also not allow the introduction of video evidence into the trial and had this to say about the testimony of the investigating officer:
The officer didn’t give an accurate account or doesn’t give it any weight
I have seen a lot of decisions made by judges on many issues over the past 16 years of my life and there have been some where I have shaken my head and asked what the judge was thinking when they made the decision. In all that time, there has never been a decision made where I have sat back in my chair speechless……until now. In what should have been an open and shut battery case, the judge turns the table over, lets the defendant walk and chastises the victim for the way he was dressed. I suppose in Martin’s court, rape suspects can walk because their victims are dressed provocatively or worse than that, child molesters can…….well you get the drift.
Mr. Elbayomy will also have Martin to thank when he gets his ass handed to him one night because now his attacker only need claim that it was religion that allowed the seeking of retribution where the legal system had failed.
I don’t really see an appeal getting any farther than the District (Superior) Court. As far as Martin is concerned, I know that in some states, decisions about the retention of magistrate judges are made by the voters. Perhaps this is something that the voters in Martin’s district should be seriously looking at. It’s time for the people to speak up and to string this one up by his balls.