Justice. Almost.

Governor Christie of New Jersey has commuted Brian Aitkin’s sentence:

Brian Aitken, who was convicted of illegally possessing two handguns he had legally purchased in Colorado, will be out of prison in time for Christmas.Gov. Chris Christie commuted Aitken’s sentence Monday, from seven years to time served, according to an order signed by the governor. It was Christie’s first commutation since taking office almost a year ago.

“We are overjoyed at the news,” his younger brother Robert Aitken said in an e-mail. “It’s been an extremely emotional time and we all had our own doubts at one time or another I’m sure. I was hoping for the best but preparing for the worst — for this to be the first battle of a long war to get him out of jail.”

We wrote at some depth about this case last week.   It was as gross a miscarriage of justice as I’ve personally seen.

Still, there is room for improvement.  It was a commutation, not a pardon, so Aitkin still has the conviction on his record.   I have no idea how he needs to go about clearing his record and getting exonerataed for this shameful abuse of judicial power.

But that’s what real justice would require.

Well, that and putting that scumbag former “Judge” James Morley in jail.  Morley refused to allow the jury to consider the relevant federal laws that would have gotten Aitken acquitted, or gotten the entire case dismissed.  Morley, like all such globs of semi-human pus, should be put cuffed and hauled off – preferably with great violence or at least humiliation – to rot in jail for every single day he stole from Mr. Aitken’s life.   Plus one.

That would be justice.

9 thoughts on “Justice. Almost.

  1. Our esteemed ex-hippie governor has vowed not to raise the sales tax here to cover an $800 million deficit.
    The Dem speaker of the state house actually said “It’s a Christmas gift to all the general public”.
    As a “Christmas gift” to all of Mitch’s readers, I am not going to break into their houses and steal their stuff. Not next year, anyhow.
    You’re welcome.

  2. Thank you Terry. How kind of you!!!

    Our Gov. Tarjay loves to raise taxes. It was a campaign promise!

    The moonbats claim the government creates wealth. Cue ‘In Living Color” sketch.

    The fact of the matter is that government can only take wealth… inefficiently at best.

  3. It always perplexes me why the judge would not allow the introduction of relevant law into the issue. More or less, exactly why do we insist on the right to counsel, if not for the reality that sometimes it’s important that our lawyers get to remind the judge of applicable law? It is as if we abandon Anglo-Saxon law for the old Roman orators…..except minus the explicit right of Roman citizens to appeal to Roman law.


  4. Does the commuting of his sentence preclude him from appealing his sentence? Because now that prison is not staring him down, you would think that there are enough 2nd amendment groups to fund his appeal for the express purpose of establishing precedent in this matter.

  5. As I understand it, by commuting his sentence, he preserves his appeal rights. A pardon would have made an appeal moot.

  6. Christie, like all other Pols isn’t perfect. On 2nd Amendment issues he seems to be a East Coast lib first.

    However, if he can get NJ back on the road to fiscal sanity he will still be considered a Rock Star in the Conservative movement.

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