We are the 99%

April 12, 2007

The Contemptible Ms. Carlisle

I caught the late replay of WTAE TV's 11:00 PM newscast and according to them Councilwoman Twanda Carlisle decided not to show up this evening, as ordered, to be fingerprinted and have her mugshot taken.

If she does not reschedule soon, she can be held in contempt and possibly go to jail before her trial even begins.

Carlisle currently faces 17 charges.

Yes, having to face an appointment to get fingerprinted is not something most people would want to do. But most adults know that they often have to do things that they may not like to do -- like not stealing from the city, for example. It would seem that Carlisle wants to continue to do exactly as she pleases. Perhaps she gets this from her mother, Constance Parker, who also seems to be having problems acting like an adult and dealing with reality.

Parker has a unique take on her daughter's troubles:
"And also, you know, if you look at our society, any time you have a person come out and say, 'rough, tough, nappy-headed hos,' this is what our society thinks of women, women as a whole," Ms. Parker said. "So it's really a dangerous type situation, how we can be handled when things happen.
If nothing else, Don Imus deserved to be let go from MSNBC for providing an opportunity to make this kind of idiot-headed excuse by those who are as far removed from reality as he is.


Councilwoman Carlisle and
Mom in matching red coats paid
for by taxpayers' dollars.**

**OK, we can't guarantee that, but
hell, the chances are pretty good.

7 comments:

Judge Rufus Peckham said...

Bravo, Maria.

Richmond K. Turner said...

Funny. I'm not seeing any MSM references to the fact that she failed to turn up for booking.

Maria said...

I heard them mention it on WTAE again today on either the morning or noon news. I missed the early evening news.

Jason Phillips said...

Can anyone tell me why she was arraigned in a DJ's office? That doesn't make sence to me. Was it some type of professional courtesy so that she didn't have to stand behind the bars at City Court while the cameras were on?

Richmond K. Turner said...

Good question, Jason. I wondered that myself. I especially wondered why it was all down down in Brookline, where I rather doubt Ms. Carlisle has ever spent much time. Why not one of the offices in or near her district?

Jason Phillips said...

I've easily seen a hundred people arraigned. Never once was it in a DJ's office! It has always been by a DJ, but it was always done downtown.

I'm guessing it was so she wouldn't look as guilty as she does when she did her "perp walk"

"fair and balanced" dave said...

I caught the late replay of WTAE TV's 11:00 PM newscast and according to them Councilwoman Twanda Carlisle decided not to show up this evening, as ordered, to be fingerprinted and have her mugshot taken.

The P-G reports that Carlisle did show up to be fingerprinted:

The East Hills councilwoman was fingerprinted and photographed Wednesday night, and the prints were sent to state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as with any criminal case.