Exalted Cyclops, er, um I mean Kent County Court of Common Pleas Judge Welch promised to give a continuance date with a week. Never happened. Seven weeks went by with no word.
Two key witnesses coincidentally left their jobs at Delaware State University while Dr. Issa and his attorney waited patiently for a continuation date so they could present their evidence in the motion hearing.
Finally on February 1, 2013 the Judge made a ruling on the pretrial motion without any presentation from the defense. Apparently in Delaware the Judges don't want to hear anything from "Negroes". This is shocking even for Delaware: https://docs.google.com/file/d/1ylfxg-Q4cDHWXsEACRRPIn9-j6Bo9gPHVft4EaqRkCMQXzlzRKj55QeOjFr-/edit?usp=sharing
In his ruling the Judge dismissed the charge of disorderly conduct, but his finding of 'facts' supported charges of offensive touching and resisting arrest going to trial.
The Judge's opinion stated as fact that Dr. Issa pushed the police chief, and refused to be handcuffed. This is contrary to testimony given. Officer Buchwald did not testify that he tried to handcuff Dr. Issa to the best of my recollection.
In any case, the video shown here refutes the testimony of the Delaware State University Public Safety Chief Downes and Patrolman Buchwald. They both testified under oath that Chief Downes only touched Dr. Issa on the shoulder in a calming manner and that Dr. Issa responded by striking the Chief with an elbow or forearm blow depending on whose testimony we are referring to. I call Bullshit. Check out the video of the event and you tell me.
The Judge finds that Dr. Issa resisted arrest by pulling away from the officers and falling to the ground. Not considered was the fact that EMS was called to the scene, found Dr. Issa's blood pressure ( over 200 ) to be dangerous and Dr. Issa was in fact admitted to the hospital from the emergency room.
While having one of the charges dropped is good news, Judge Welch ruling on the motion without allowing the defense to present any evidence is troubling.
I'm puzzled as to why the state of Delaware is even pretending to have a judicial process here. Wondering when people are going to wake up to the white supremacy that is pervasive in the first state. Totally at a loss as to how this 'Judge' can look in a mirror.
It would appear that old school white supremacy in Delaware is alive and well. Please consider contributing to Dr. Issa's legal defense fund http://hbcuinstitute.org