Filner's Alford plea

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on November 28, 2007

On Monday, Democrat Rep. Bob Filner made an Alford plea -- basically he admitted the government could prove him guilty.

Filner was fined $100 and has to write a letter of apology.

In her complaint, [airline worker Joanne Kay] Kunkel said of Filner: “He wanted people in the back office to help him. I told him they were busy. I said he needs to stop. He told me, 'You can't stop me.' I said, 'The police can.'

“At this point, I am yelling for co-workers to call the police. He gets past me into the back office, yelling at other agents. He again pushes me out of the way near the doorway.”

Filner maintained nothing violent occurred.

“I want to make clear that I did not strike, push or shove anyone,” he said in his statement. “It's very important to me that the record be clear on this point. Nor did I seek any sort of special treatment because I was a congressman. I didn't tell the United personnel where I worked or what I did for a living. I was just trying to find out where our flight's bags were.”

Let's just say that I don't generally give any politician the benefit of the doubt when it comes to "Do you know who I am?" moments.


When Everytown, Giffords and others describe states like CA, NY, and NJ as having the best gun control laws in the country, but then say those gun laws are still way too weak, they are giving away their endgame. Full bans of most (if not all) of civilian owned firearms.

Konstadinos Moros@MorosKostas

Stronger gun laws? Bro this is what the organization you fund says about New York.

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