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Be careful how you speak on the phone to your ex, you could end up in prison for 18 years!

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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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I was reading a very recent news article concerning Jeremiah Wright and when I got to this part below I was shocked and totally forgot about Jeremiah Wright.
It turns out that Arthur Morrison, Muhammad Ali's one-time manager has been in prison for the last 18 years for making threatening phone calls!! Just phone calls, he never laid a hand on anyone. Does this seem fair or just punishment?
I am all for punishing criminals but holy cow this is a bit much for a man that was a productive business man and contributed to charity organizations.


...Morrison, who has been imprisoned for nearly 18 years after he was convicted of making phone threats between 1989 to 1992 to hospitals where an ex-girlfriend worked. apnews.myway.com...


The only information I could find on his trial and case is this old news article from 1996


An Inmate Takes a Big Risk to Save His Name
By DON VAN NATTA Jr.
Published: June 18, 1996


Mr. Morrison, 49, who describes himself as a former business partner of Muhammad Ali, has served almost all of a 51-month Federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to making threatening phone calls to former girlfriends.

...Mr. Morrison has a lot to lose. If the jury convicts him, prosecutors say they will seek a 15- to 17-year term. The maximum he faces is 55 years.
www.nytimes.com...


If anyone can find more info please feel free to post it. I keep thinking that he must have commited further crimes whilst in prison to extend his sentence???
The alternative just doesn't seem fair.




posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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there is a new film out called "accused at 17"
the girl gets roped into shouting threats at her bf, her mates murder the girl he went with and the girl who didn't do anything and shouted at her bf over voicemail got arrested

yes be very careful when speaking to people and using dodgy comments, It will do you no favor either way



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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And this loser gets off with time served after only serving part of his sentenced for the heinous act he commited


Tenn. man released after trial of death of 14-month old daughter
The body of 14-month old Angel was found face down in a pond while with her father, Mitchell Delashmitt in June 2003. Further investigation showed that she had been raped and murdered. During his trial in McMinn County, Tenn., there was a dispute about if the police legally obtained a confession. Delashmitt admitted to raping and murdering Angel but because he was intoxicated and when he asked for an attorney, one was not there when he confessed.
www.digitaljournal.com...


there is no justice n this world.


[edit on 18-5-2010 by Just Wondering]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:50 AM
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My life is an excellent example of this.

I have been paying for 18 years for nothing, but what was in another persons mind. Always said since be careful who you speak too, or get close too, as you may upset them and they may have friends in high places or just know about how corrupt society is and wreck your life.

Coincidence my life was wrecked when i was 17, lol.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:50 AM
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I can't make a judgement on this without more information.

Your source says he made phone calls to the hospital where his ex-girlfriend worked, it doesn't say he spoke to her.

Maybe he made bomb threats, which isn't cool to a hospital full of sick people.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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But the point is, your life can be wrecked over anything today.

You do not have to do anything, trust me, i should know.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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Was that the point? I can see one wanting to figure out why this fellow got such a long sentence, for just phone calls, but the fact is, at this point we don't know what kind of phone calls he made.

Maybe he deserved to have his life ruined.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by Blanca Rose
I can't make a judgement on this without more information.

Your source says he made phone calls to the hospital where his ex-girlfriend worked, it doesn't say he spoke to her.

Maybe he made bomb threats, which isn't cool to a hospital full of sick people.
I haven't found out more info on him. His crime and trial predate the internet so....



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:11 AM
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Going to prison in this country is a big business that only big politicians invest in it.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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I am saying that you do not have to do anything and my life proved it.

The ptb and namely the police and government just go after people, and who is to say and why they should have done it, plus is the accused any different from anyone else.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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Text153 F.3d 34




On July 7, 1989, someone called the Dominguez Hills Medical Center, where Dr. Cochrane worked, and told a security employee, Dale Smith, that there was a bomb in the hospital and that the hospital must be evacuated within fifteen minutes. The director of facilities and services, James Spinelli, testified that he received two phone calls related to the bomb threat, in the first of which the caller claimed to be an FBI agent, validating the bomb threat and ordering that the emergency room and the lobby be evacuated. In response, Spinelli had the emergency room closed and ambulances and paramedics routed to other hospitals. Spinelli tape recorded the next call, and Cochrane identified the voice of the caller as Morrison when the tape was introduced as evidence at Morrison's trial. In that call, Morrison ordered Spinelli to evacuate the first two floors, as the emergency room was on the first floor. Upon search of the hospital, no bomb was found.


Here you go. What I copied this from was the court proceedings of his trial. This was only part of what this sick twisted fellow did.

edit to add:

I am sorry, I intended to link to the website where all of it could be read, but I had difficulty in posting the link here. The guy really is a sick and twisted, and should be in jail, or at the very least, a mental institution.

[edit on 18-5-2010 by Blanca Rose]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:46 AM
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What a very timely post! While there isn't enough information to make a decision on whether the punishment is just or not, even a bomb threat to a hospital isn't worth 18 years in prison unless there were deaths or grievous injuries because of his actions.
It does pay to be cautious as to what u say in conversation, voicemails and text messgages. The mother of my child threatened to have me put in jail last night a minimum of 6 times! My crime? Refusing to send her money! I already pay child support, deducted weekly from payroll at my request. She finds herself layed off from work and in a bind. She has a boyfriend and other family that she could ask for assistance. She refuses to allow me to see my son, even though there is a court order. I lack the funds to have my lawyer take her back to court for further action at this point so I'm stuck. She has the nerve to ask my mother, for assistance!!! I got in trouble with the dept. of human resources for giving her money in the past, while she was collecting aid from the state. Was instructed not to give her any further aid, I told her that and she unleashed a verbal assault, lol! Making even further threats to sever all ties with my child. As it is I've not seen him in 2 months, only the occasional phone call n picture received from her. If I go to the police I'm told its a civil matter go to court. If she reports it to police then being a man, I must be a threat! Justice... There is none.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:46 AM
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Yep but what is the difference between him and someone who rings up the fbi or homeland security and gives false info about someone they hate to destroy there life?

Tell me what is the difference?



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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You are a good researcher

I guess nowadays that would be considered a terrorist act hu?

Still, his attorney could have played it down to prank calling.




[edit on 18-5-2010 by Just Wondering]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:49 AM
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Like I say, I am sorry I couldn't fix the link for you to read all. This was not the only thing this fellow did.

He threatened not only the hospital, but several other people, some of whom had to go literally into hiding, for years on end!



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:50 AM
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This wasn't his only phone call, it went on for years!



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:50 AM
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But tell me how is this different than people ringing up secret service saying you are a threat, trying to destroy your life?



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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reply to post by Blanca Rose
 

Thanks for the extra information blanca! In light of that info jail time is indeed called for. Perhaps some serious psychological counseling as well!



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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Here is the link, that I am having a hard time pasting here, of the court proceedings.

bulk.­resource.­org/­courts.­gov/­c/­F3/­153/­153.­F3d.­34.­97-­1370.­html

There is a heck of a lot more interesting information on this fellow to read about.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 12:30 PM
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Our legal system really is a joke. Maybe it's a huge conspiracy, throw the good people in jail for as long as we can with bogus claims and keep letting the criminals free. More crime, more chaos and then step in with more police force. Just a thought...



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