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Justice Breyer robbed by machete-wielding intruder at West Indies vacation home
Associated Press ^ | February 13, 2012 | unattributed

Posted on 02/13/2012 1:53:47 PM PST by Hunton Peck

A Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed last week by a machete-wielding intruder at his vacation home in the West Indies.

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Arberg said the intruder took about $1,000 in cash and no one was hurt.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: armedrobbery; banglist; machete; scotus; scotusdwls; stephenbreyer; westindies
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1 posted on 02/13/2012 1:53:57 PM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

did they steal his more liberal tendencies?


2 posted on 02/13/2012 1:56:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Hunton Peck
One has to wonder if Breyer will demonstrate the aphorism:

"A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged".

3 posted on 02/13/2012 1:57:07 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Hunton Peck

And a USSC justice lives in a foreign country because?


4 posted on 02/13/2012 1:57:20 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Is that as good as a mugging?


5 posted on 02/13/2012 1:57:48 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Hunton Peck

So much for the rule of law.


6 posted on 02/13/2012 1:59:15 PM PST by Kennard
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To: Hunton Peck

Is this the same Justice who got mugged going for a walk in the park at midnight a few years ago?


7 posted on 02/13/2012 1:59:35 PM PST by stellaluna
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To: GeronL

If so, let’s hope they’re never recovered.


8 posted on 02/13/2012 2:00:59 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: GeronL

And he thinks guns are unconstitutional


9 posted on 02/13/2012 2:03:12 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Hunton Peck

How long until he blames the NRA?


10 posted on 02/13/2012 2:03:12 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: stellaluna
Is this the same Justice who got mugged going for a walk in the park at midnight a few years ago?

No, that was Souter

11 posted on 02/13/2012 2:04:04 PM PST by NEPA (Give me liberty, not debt)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Well, it said he was vacationing there. But who in their right mind would have a vacation home in the West Indies? There’s a ton of black radical and Islamist action throughout those places, not to mention plain old crime.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 2:04:59 PM PST by livius
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To: justlurking

I doubt it.
Most libs are libs because they can have a false sense of righteousness about it.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 2:04:59 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: personalaccts
"And he thinks guns are unconstitutional."

And now the poor, dumb bastard will add machetes to that list.

14 posted on 02/13/2012 2:05:54 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Hunton Peck

So he is now a conservative?

or still an anti-gun liberal, but with armed security guards.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 2:06:16 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Anyone who would invest in a country where there is no rule of law is a fool and gets what he deserves.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 2:07:35 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Hunton Peck

Just a gentleman exercising some eminent domain.

It was eminent that he have domain over Breyer’s cash!

Good.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 2:07:53 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: stellaluna
The article has expanded some since I posted it. There is now the following added info:
The last time a justice was the victim of a crime was in 2004, when a group of young men assaulted Justice David Souter as he jogged on a city street. Souter suffered minor injuries.

In 1996, a man snatched Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's purse while she was out walking with her husband and daughter near their home in Washington. Ginsburg was not hurt.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 2:08:32 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: justlurking

Unfortunately he’ll only be a conservative in Nevis...


19 posted on 02/13/2012 2:09:05 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: Hunton Peck

bump


20 posted on 02/13/2012 2:09:40 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Hunton Peck

BIG TIME PRAYERS for the health and well-being of Justice Breyer and Ginsberg. May they remain in top-notch health until King Obama is dethroned on Jan 20, 2013.


21 posted on 02/13/2012 2:09:59 PM PST by montag813
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To: stellaluna
The article has expanded some since I posted it. There is now the following added info:
The last time a justice was the victim of a crime was in 2004, when a group of young men assaulted Justice David Souter as he jogged on a city street. Souter suffered minor injuries.

In 1996, a man snatched Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's purse while she was out walking with her husband and daughter near their home in Washington. Ginsburg was not hurt.


22 posted on 02/13/2012 2:10:23 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: justlurking

Let us hope so.

But I doubt it, liberalism is part of his livelihood. Think of the women who go to 3rd world hell-holes as ‘volunteers’ or whatever, get raped, and STILL find a way to blame it on white, Christian, preferably Southern, American men.


23 posted on 02/13/2012 2:15:50 PM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: Hunton Peck

That was OUR money they stole from this overpaid black robed tyrant thriving lavishly on the Federal paycheck.


24 posted on 02/13/2012 2:16:15 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: aomagrat
Check this out:

http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/st-kitts-and-nevis

In 2009, the rate of homicides committed with firearms was 44.23 per 100,000. By comparison, the comparable rate in the US was 2.98 per 100,000.

I haven't been able to find an authoritative source about gun laws in Nevis, but I suspect it's something like New York City.

25 posted on 02/13/2012 2:16:57 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: stellaluna

Cruising no doubt.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 2:20:13 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Tomorrow Justice Breyer will issue an apology to all members of the burglar’s ethnic group.


27 posted on 02/13/2012 2:26:44 PM PST by American Quilter (GO SANTORUM! Last true conservative in the race.)
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To: livius

West Indies could be almost anywhere south of Puerto Rico. I am just guessing that it was in the USVI. We spend a month or so on sail boats in the British Virgin Islands every year and have never seen or experienced any kind of crime. No so for the USVI. Lot of it there. We no longer make the sail from BVI to USVI for that specific reason.


28 posted on 02/13/2012 2:27:55 PM PST by Afterguard
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To: junta

“Cruising no doubt.”

Is he a sodomite, or is that just a rumor?


29 posted on 02/13/2012 2:28:20 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Souter, Ginsberg, Breyer, all involved in strongarm robberies, yet continued their “soft on crime” liberal jurisprudence. 3/9 people get mugged and they STILL don’t freakin’ get it. Most people go their entire lives without being attacked, and THEY “get it”.


30 posted on 02/13/2012 2:29:46 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Hunton Peck

Never bring a law book to a knife fight!


31 posted on 02/13/2012 2:32:40 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: Afterguard
We spend a month or so on sail boats in the British Virgin Islands every year and have never seen or experienced any kind of crime.

About a decade or so ago, me and eight friends spent 9 days sailing from island to island in the BVI. We never once saw a policeman, and never once saw the need for one. What a wonderful place.

32 posted on 02/13/2012 2:32:49 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Hunton Peck

At first I thought it said robed. Then I envisioned Justice Breyer getting the James Brown treatment as he sat down at the bench.


33 posted on 02/13/2012 2:34:41 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Islam...Imperialism in a turban.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Inquiring minds wonder why a US Supreme Court judge owns property in an offshore tax haven.


34 posted on 02/13/2012 2:35:55 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Hunton Peck

The robbery suspect was just doing a little wealth redistribution!


35 posted on 02/13/2012 2:39:07 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Afterguard
Nevis, which surprises me. I haven't been there in awhile, but it was a small, quiet, peaceful island compared to St. Kitts which was more urban and more crime-ridden (relatively speaking).

Things have apparently changed, vide this article: Murder, shooting and larceny accounts for 60% of Nevis' crime, says Inspector of Police..

According to Inspector Mitchell, statistical data from the Nevis Police Division for the past five years indicated that there were no incidents of murder in 2005; one in 2006, two in 2007, five in 2008, three in 2009 and four so far for 2010. All but three were as a result of gunshot injuries and haemorrhage and shock were common words seen on autopsy reports. In relation to larceny offences and those related to dishonesty he disclosed that there were 183 out of 291 reported crimes in 2005; 179 out of 270 reports in 2006; 174 out of 284 in 2007; 196 out of 358 in 2008; 173 out of 334 reports in 2009.

“The solvability of these crimes, the picture is this: 48 percent in 2005; 50 percent in 2006; 45 percent in 2007; 46 percent in 2008; 36 percent in 2009 and so far in 2010 it is 45 percent. With the exception of 2009, Nevis enjoyed a fair detection rate with an average of 47 percent when compared with the international standard of 1 in 3 crimes or 33 percent.

Nevis police couldn't catch cold when I was last there, but then they weren't really needed. I would think they would be strongly motivated to catch this dude, whoever he is. They just got a big black eye in the world press.

36 posted on 02/13/2012 2:45:00 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: dead

“What a wonderful place.”

You have that right FRiend.


37 posted on 02/13/2012 2:45:47 PM PST by Afterguard
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To: Afterguard

Oops, sorry. I read right over the fact that it was Nevis. Never been there.

Alexander Hamilton was born and raised there. A place I would like to visit, I think.


38 posted on 02/13/2012 2:51:34 PM PST by Afterguard
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To: NativeNewYorker
It's not a tax haven so far as I know (although the new administration is pushing offshore banking). It's still a British affiliated island (or pair of islands, actually) but independent, and I'd say 99% of their income is still tourism.

Breyer is just a part-time member of the expat community that you'll find all over the Caribbean. The cost of living is low, so vacation homes are very affordable. If you play your cards right, you don't even need to buy one. My parents stayed free at a friend's villa for years, since my dad is a very competent plumber and electrician and my mom does interior design. Whenever their friends didn't need the place, they would show up with a big box of stuff and get to work, and incidentally loll on the beach and drink rum punches on the veranda. Not a bad deal.

39 posted on 02/13/2012 2:52:29 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Hunton Peck

Perhaps this will persuade Breyer to take compulsion and armed robbery into account when ObummerCare comes before the court.


40 posted on 02/13/2012 2:52:44 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Why was he on vacation?

Don't we pay him to work nine months a year?

41 posted on 02/13/2012 2:54:14 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Hunton Peck

“The last time a justice was the victim of a crime was in 2004, when a group of young men assaulted Justice David Souter as he jogged on a city street. Souter suffered minor injuries. In 1996, a man snatched Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s purse while she was out walking with her husband and daughter near their home in Washington. Ginsburg was not hurt.”

Just the precursors to the Stinkify Wall Street thugs insisting the 1% give their fair share.


42 posted on 02/13/2012 2:55:54 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Afterguard
It's a very beautiful and interesting place. NOT a typical tourist island, very rural, very peaceful. Gorgeous beaches with beautiful blue water. One rather posh hotel and the rest little inns and B&Bs.

I am SO sorry to hear that they have fallen on hard times from a criminal standpoint. We never had a minute's trouble there, not one.

43 posted on 02/13/2012 2:58:47 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: ResponseAbility
"At first I thought it said robed. Then I envisioned Justice Breyer getting the James Brown treatment as he sat down at the bench."

While on his knees begging, "Please, please, please don't cut me!"

44 posted on 02/13/2012 3:01:53 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

The Justice claims his property on Nevis is worth between 100k and 250k. I seriously doubt that, unless he has a 1b condo. It would be interesting to appraise his property. I am sure it’s an “oversight”.


45 posted on 02/13/2012 3:17:37 PM PST by BereanBrain
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To: Hunton Peck

Why didn’t he turn on his penumbra and rule that a .357 appear in his hand?

Guess that ol’ ju-ju is slipping away.


46 posted on 02/13/2012 3:21:16 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: AnAmericanMother

SKN hired a new head of national police - a Kittitian who was a Texas sheriff and very experienced in special operations . He brings a wealth of experience, connections and contacts . Crimes are starting to get solved now.


47 posted on 02/13/2012 3:22:10 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldnÂ’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: Hunton Peck
doesn't the US Marshal Service protect the SC Justices?

That's all we need is a conservative justice kidnapped or worse

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48 posted on 02/13/2012 3:25:51 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Hunton Peck

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving (or arrogant) fellow.


49 posted on 02/13/2012 3:25:57 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There has not been a conservative American government for 90 years.)
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To: Kennard

What we need here is a law that bans the use of sharp objects during the commission of Robberies. That would take care of this problem.

Maybe they should have passed a rule that said no machetes were allowed there, that would have fixed it.

Or, maybe they should have posted a sign on their property saying, “machetes are banned on this premises.” That would have stopped it, for certain.

Its his own fault for not putting up a sign, IMHO.


50 posted on 02/13/2012 3:26:32 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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