What else to make of this?
Owes, 17, had been a student at the prestigious Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Prosecutors say she was also a member of a drug gang that terrorized 137th Street in Harlem.
Owes was one of fourteen suspectedÂ â€œ137th Street Crewâ€ gang members arrested last month. Prosecutors said the gang used shootings, beatings and robberies to protect their turf and gain street status on a stretch of West 137th Street. The gang allegedly openly dealt crack in apartment lobbies, near Harlem Hospital and near the Abyssinian Baptist Church.
Nevermind contempt of court.Â Charlie Rangel is arguing that a menace to society be allowed to continue terrorizing the captives of Harlem.Â And you’d better believe it’s racism if she’s not allowed to keep drug-dealing to, robbing and killing black people.
A court officer told Rangel three different times to sit down. When he stood up again, Judge Edward McLaughlin had apparently had enough.
â€œI see someone standing who should not be standing, unless you have a bad back like I do,â€ McLaughlin said. Rangel sat down.
Rangel says Owes was a straight-A student and should be given a chance to straighten herself out.
Why is this senile, old crook still in office?Â I thought he was supposed to be kicked out over ethics violations.
Oh, that’s right.Â Democrats have no shame, ethics or morals.
Sorry Harlem. Â Payback’s a bitch.Â You produced the crook that robs you and you keep electing the one that robs us.