Yes, apparently it’s true. It’s okay to beat women if you’re the right political and racial persuasion. Here’s a hint: You can’t be supportive of gun rights though.
It all comes back to a question we’ve asked repeatedly: Why are gun control proponents such control freaks? Why are they so violent?
Massachusetts State Representative Carlos Henriquez should be a poster-child for the “War on Women” meme that national Democrats have delivered to us for almost two years now.
The anti-gun Henriquez was a member of the Massachusetts House in July 2012 when he was charged with domestic kidnapping and domestic assault and battery. …of a college student who met him while working on a class project. From the Boston Globe:
Representative Carlos Henriquez was arrested at about 4:30 a.m. on charges of domestic assault and battery and domestic kidnapping, said Boston Police Officer James Kenneally, a department spokesman.
Kenneally said that Henriquez and the woman began arguing after she asked him to drive her home, and that Henriquez attacked her. The woman jumped out of the car and flagged down a Northeastern University police officer in the area of 21 Forsyth St., police said.
The unidentified woman told officers that Henriquez punched her while they were in the car, according to authorities. She received medical attention at the scene, but was not taken to a hospital, Kenneally said.
Of course, the national mainstream media wasn’t interested.
As we wrote earlier in the week, Carlos Henriquez has a been an ardent supporter of the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. We think we know why. It’s self-interest as he doesn’t want people in general, and his dating pool of single ladies in particular, to have the means to defend themselves from guys like himself.
When he was convicted earlier this year, people assumed he would resign his office. Especially given the judge’s comments at the sentencing hearing – and we quote: “When a woman tells you she doesn’t want to have sex, that means she does not want to have sex.”
It’s been nearly a week now since the Dorchester lawmaker was convicted of assaulting a woman who had dared to refuse to have sex with him. She was a college student who met him working on a class project; somehow she ended up assaulted and stranded on the side of the road at 4 a.m. after jumping out of his car. Henriquez didn’t testify or make any statement after the verdict.
A judge sentenced him to six months in the Suffolk County House of Correction with the words, “When a woman tells you she doesn’t want to have sex, that means she does not want to have sex.”
The media still wasn’t interested outside of Boston.
Could it be because Henriquez is the son of Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing?
Obama has quite the knack for finding the best people for government leadership roles, now doesn’t he?
Sorry for the digression.
Even the blue-stated Massachusetts House of Representatives has had enough of Henriquez’s rather boorish, cave-man antics.
They brought him up for expulsion hearings (see picture at top).
Poor Henriquez had to take time from attending to his constituents’ needs from his jail cell to testify.
Yes, he was conducting State business from his jail cell.
From a Boston Herald story:
Inmate lawmaker Rep. Carlos Henriquez is doing his Beacon Hill business from his Billerica jail cell, thumbing through bills and budget proposals, and speaking to staff by phone “at least once a day,” according to the disgraced Dorchester Democrat’s legislative aide.
“We’ve been in regular contact with him, and at this point he’s concerned with the issues of the district,” aide Jessica DaSilva told the Herald.
He had his supporters though.
The most telling moment of the entire process to eject Carlos “You better have sex with me woman!” Henriquez was the NAACP’s written support for the convicted domestic abuser who beat his college girlfriend when she wouldn’t have sex with him.
The NAACP, New England Area Conference (NEAC), respectfully requests that the Massachusetts House of Representatives abstain from voting in the matter of the expulsion of Representative Carlos Henriquez, expected to come before the House today. In the alternative, Members of the House are asked to vote against the expulsion of their colleague.
Seriously, the NAACP, one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the country is going to bat for Carlos Henriquez? Why on earth would they do this?
There are two basis on which NEAC makes the request. Firstly, the matter of expulsion is premature since Representative Henriquez’s case is under appeal. The House of Representatives must respect the Massachusetts judicial process and let Representative Henriquez’s case before the Appeals Court proceed, without jumping to judgment before the appellate decision is rendered.
Seriously? A conviction isn’t good enough, he has to lose the appeal as well. Cripes with a good set of lawyers to delay the process he could stay long enough to become speaker.
Secondly, while NEAC respects the jury’s decision, there is currently no rule for expulsion that applies to misdemeanor convictions. Representative Henriquez was duly elected by the electorate and there is no legal basis upon which the House of Representatives can properly act.
So there is no specific rule for expelling a member of the Massachusetts House if they assault a women who refuses them sex. That’s seriously the argument the NAACP is making?
Let’s forget for a moment how this symbolizes the fall of the NAACP as a civil rights organization that this letter illustrates and look at this simply in terms of news.
I know I’m just a blogger & radio talk show host, but it seems to me that the NAACP actively working to make sure a democrat convicted of assaulting a woman who refused him sex is something that would not only be Immediately be recognized as Newsworthy, but given the “War on Women” meme would elevate this to a national story.
What else should we expect from an anti-gun national mainstream media and an anti-gun NAACP. They circle the wagons for their friends.
Who wants to be associated with people and organizations who believe it’s okay to beat women if you’re anti-gun enough and have the “correct” political and racial persuasion?
The good news is, we’ve got a picture of him that he’s welcome to use when he signs up on the dating websites like Plenty of Fish and others: