I remembered that Boyle had been arrested in Charleston, SC on 10/2/2010 for brandishing a gun at two adults and one minor who were on the public sidewalk participating in 40 Days.
The incident is similar to one documented by Nashville pro-life advocates earlier this year in which Boyle, brandishing a handgun, got out of his car to confront a pro-life supporter outside The Women’s Center."
I have also followed news reports on how the Obama DOJ was cracking down with a ferociousness on people exercising their right to peaceful protest in front of abortion facilities. In one such case the court threw out the case and chastised the Obama DOJ with conspiracy at the highest levels with abortion facilities.
After 18 months of litigation, the DOJ’s case was thrown out of federal court, and the department was chastised for filing a case with no evidence. Federal Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp stated that Holder’s complete failure to present any evidence of wrongdoing, coupled with the DOJ’s cozy relationship with PWC and their joint failure to preserve video surveillance footage of the alleged “obstruction,” caused the court to suspect a conspiracy at the highest level of the Obama Administration. “The Court is at a loss as to why the Government chose to prosecute this particular case in the first place,” wrote Judge Ryskamp. “The Court can only wonder whether this action was the product of a concerted effort between the Government and PWC, which began well before the date of the incident at issue, to quell Ms. Pine’s activities rather than to vindicate the rights of those allegedly aggrieved by Ms. Pine’s conduct.”While two cases have ended well for the sidewalk counselors and the prayer vigil people there are six more still pending.
After this ruling the DOJ appealed on the last day possible and gave indication that President Obama ordered the appeal.
So I got to wondering what is happening with the man who brandished a loaded gun at the pro life vigil participants in Charleston. After his arrest in 10/ 2010, he was promptly released on a $25,000 bond and in January of 2011 his atty appeared on his behalf and the case was continued.
I looked up online and saw that no action following the continuation of over a year ago. I called the office of the Solicitor General, Scarlett Wilson and was promptly handed off to a Press Secretary, Naomi Nation who could give no information of when any further action would be forthcoming referring me instead to a website that tells of upcoming trials. I asked the press secretary for Solicitor Scarlett Wilson to call me on this question and I await her call on this matter.
I hope the ferociousness of prosecution is not a one way street.