March 5, 2013

"In addition to striking himself with a rock... [Kyle] Wood also admitted..."

"...  that he struck his head on a mirror at his apartment and ran into a doorknob. He said he was the only one who knew that the attack was made up."

Obstruction charges filed against a Madison Republican campaign volunteer. Previously discussed here.

51 comments:

Bob said...

I personally think that any time "hate crime" charges are filed with the police, that the investigation should automatically go in two directions: one in the direction of a legitimate crime, and the other in the direction of fraud by the so-called "victim." There's just too many of these frauds being committed.

Revenant said...

I'm inclined to agree with Bob.

In any event, I'm glad to see that this guy is being prosecuted for his little stunt.

Maguro said...

He certainly deserves to be prosecuted, but would he have been if he had committed the "right kind of hoax"?

Crystal Gayle Mangum was never prosecuted for what she did to those lacrosse players.

Amartel said...

Is the charge a false police report? He doesn't seem to have accused a particular person of the attack. I'm fine with a charge for making a false police report. I'm really uncomfortable with the "hate crime" scenario since it criminalizes thought and because it's selectively enforced. Certain types of hate are acceptable, obviously.

phx said...

A grown-ass man. Does he have a family? I'll bet they feel humiliated.

dreams said...

He doesn't seem like a Republican to me, that is the kind of thing liberals do.

Pogo said...

He seems to have done a lobotomy.

edutcher said...

Lessee now, the Lefties can breathe easy because he's Republican; the righties because he's homosexual.

Win-win?

Carol said...

does seem like a drama queen...oops

rcocean said...

"He doesn't seem like a Republican to me, that is the kind of thing liberals do."

He's a gay Republican in Madison.

Enough said. Say no more, wink, wink.

john said...

I thought this was going to be about Sean Kedzie. There were some doubts about that one too.

Madison. What a weird town.

Astro said...

A few more self-inflicted whacks on the head with a rock and he'll become a life long Democrat.

Tim said...

Geezus.

I don't care what party one belongs to, but this kind of stunt isn't only stupid, it harms the perp's goals.

Stupid people, everywhere.

Yeah, he should be prosecuted (and yes, no doubt the threshold for prosecution would be higher for a Democrat), but it's an open question if he'll learn anything from this.

Make him do community service of some kind.

Richard Dolan said...

This is what happens when political power becomes the be-all and end-all, as it is for many junkies. That description (junkies) is apt, since it's a form of addiction that can destroy a person. As it has done to this pathetic fellow.

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Renee said...

For someone to harm themselves in such a manner, you would think a psych eval would be ordered by the judge.

DADvocate said...

This is obviously a plot to discredit the Republican Party. A sock puppet fakes being a Republican and fakes an attack on himself. Then he recants, making the Republican Party look bad. Clever, but I see right through it.

Bob Boyd said...

"Head Banging Rocker with Recent Hits to Appear in Madison March 14th Despite Guitar String Injury"

Lem said...

A more believable story would have been, thus...

Upon being elected Senator of a blue north eastern state, a big donor, with interest on federal contracts you could push, would lavish you with private plane trips, to a country, that, just so happens to have legal prostitution.
And, once your political enemies got wind of it, they, themselves go and interview the prostitute. Who, is alleged to be underage, and, once she confirms the senators liaisons and adds that he did not paid her as promised, the story breaks.
But the senator, not one to sit on his laurels, somehow manages to pull the chestnuts out of the fire, by getting the alleged underage prostitute to recant the liason.
The would be dead duck senator, is now turning the tables on the people that broke the story, accusing them of paying the alleged underage prostitute, to concoct a story of paid underage pleasure.

Madison gay republican?... more like Rank Amateur.

Michael K said...

I'm sure he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Unlike ....

madAsHell said...

This is how George Zimmerman fooled the police.

Of course, I'm kidding, but someone, somewhere will attempt to advance this theory.

David said...

I guess he was trying to put more rocks in his head.

Sad story. The guy should be charged, probated, helped and then left alone.

If he can keep away from politics, then politics should stay away from him.

If he goes back into the fray, he becomes a legitimate target again, under today's rules of the game.

Let's see if the lefties can let this guy rebuild his reputation in peace.

Wanna bet on it?

Pogo said...

Another Oberlin graduate?

bagoh20 said...

How do you punish someone who already hurt himself far more than the law will for the crime he committed. If anyone in particular was defamed, then monetary damages are in order in a civil suit, but if he kicked his own ass, we should just laugh at him, and hope he never calls in a bomb threat.

rcocean said...

I knew it was false the minute I read his story. Only the KKK operates that way.

Titus said...

Any gay man who lives in Madison is pathetic because the city is not fab and tiny.

Get another city gay cheeseheads.

Lem said...

Another Oberlin graduate?

lol

Pogo said...

"Sometimes there are not enough rocks."

WineSlob said...

It's Gay Wood; It's Understood
Not that he Should but that he Could
Deceive as a UW Doctor Would
Being a Gay RINO Robin Hood
In the Madison Way for the Common Good.

SteveR said...

Based on the charades in Madison the last few years (including the Wisconsin Supreme Court) that our hostess has shown us in some detail, this is completely in bounds. Hardly rises to interesting.

phx said...

How do you punish someone who already hurt himself far more than the law will for the crime he committed. If anyone in particular was defamed, then monetary damages are in order in a civil suit, but if he kicked his own ass, we should just laugh at him, and hope he never calls in a bomb threat.

Mercy is one thing - I'd respect a call for mercy. But he intended to hurt someone personally and hurt them badly. And he wanted to cheat the system. I disagree that he deserves a pass.

kentuckyliz said...

I thought the Alvarez decision means it's OK to lie.

Mel Plontz said...

If you look up self-abuse in the dictionary, you see his photograph!

garage mahal said...

How much money would you need to be paid to smack yourself in the face with an aquarium rock wrapped in a sock to ratfuck your opponent?

Heckuva scoop, there, Christian Schneider! Ooops. That story was pulled.

tiger said...

Our long state-wide nightmare is over.

Now if we could only get the Madison DA and police to go after death threats and attacks to our Republican governor and representatives...

Mark O said...

Sounds like he watched "Liar, Liar" too many times.

bagoh20 said...

" But he intended to hurt someone personally and hurt them badly"

Leave Obama's energy and tax policies out of this.

Synova said...

I hate to say it but political campaigns attract "interesting" volunteers.

I think all the sane people are employed or something.

(Okay... the occasional "interesting" volunteer... and a whole lot of sane people *aren't* employed...)

I'd go for "false arrest" and funds expended on the investigation... man hours... that sort of thing.

EMD said...

What do you people put in the water in Madison?

Inga said...

Weirdo.

David said...

So Inga, is that a mug shot or were you in a gypsy band?

Inga said...

Mug shot.

wyo sis said...

I'm not sure it's purposeful, but it does seem to favor the left when everything is questioned.
If people automatically suspect every rape, assault, gun crime (heck, any crime) might be fake then you are placed in a position where the people with the most powerful voices get to define the crime.

Cry Wolf for the good of the masses!

gadfly said...

edutcher says -

. . . the Lefties can breathe easy because he's Republican; the righties because he's homosexual.

Actually, I just exhale in disgust at senselessness of it all. Then again, we of the conservative bent know full well that our ilk is incapable of such idiocy. So he may be gay, he may be Republican, but he ain't right.

AllenS said...

Over and over again, we see this bullshit hate crime nonsense. Get rid of the concept. A crime should be a crime, and nothing more.

Incidents like this probably would be smaller in number, if there was no such thing as a hate crime.

Pogo said...

His main mistake was not employing Rev. Al Sharpton.

lemondog said...

Why, why, why......

Any background info on him?

Any family, friends?

Sad.

Patrick said...

So Inga, is that a mug shot or were you in a gypsy band?

Could be both

EMD said...

So Inga, is that a mug shot or were you in a gypsy band?

She's a double agent.

Methadras said...

"What the hell are you doing?"

"I'm kicking my ass!!!"

Methadras said...

So can we finally do away with hate crimes legislation? I mean if a republican can fake his own ass kicking and attribute it to a hate crime because he was a homosexual who didn't support another homosexual, then what do we need it for? Is this how republicans gay bash?