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Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza said he was locked up for 8 months in a “federal confinement center” for a “relatively minor campaign finance infraction” following the release of his film, 2016, about President Obama.

Tell me this doesn't bother you, when supposedly we are in the country that created the Freedom of Speech era.
Are we in Communist China, that when you disagree with the leaders of the country that you get jailed for exposing them or just differ in opinion. I can't believe this happened to such a good guy and what is worse the mainstream media just turns a blind eye to this. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the first time everyone here is hearing about this. He is currently making a film exposing Hillary Clinton and he commented by saying if he got 8 months for the 2016 movie about Obama, he was going to get a life sentence for this next move.LMAO

My how we have fallen as a nation. I am disgusted
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What a joke, this is going to happen to Climate Change deniers soon.
What you dont believe in climate change your going to reeducation camp, get in line.
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Ugh... would most definitely like to see this movie
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Ugh... would most definitely like to see this movie


Well put Allie Cat ugh
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In January 2014, D'Souza was indicted on charges of making illegal political contributions to a 2012 United States Senate campaign, a felony under U.S. law. On May 20, 2014, D'Souza pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to a charge of using "straw donors" to make illegal political campaign donations. On September 23, D'Souza was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house near his home in San Diego, five years probation, and a $30,000 fine.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinesh_D%27Souza

Not sure characterizing that as a minor violation is appropriate (blatant might be better), but then anything excite conservative conspiracy theorists.
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In January 2014, D'Souza was indicted on charges of making illegal political contributions to a 2012 United States Senate campaign, a felony under U.S. law. On May 20, 2014, D'Souza pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to a charge of using "straw donors" to make illegal political campaign donations. On September 23, D'Souza was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house near his home in San Diego, five years probation, and a $30,000 fine.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinesh_D%27Souza

Not sure characterizing that as minor violation is appropriate (blatant might be better), but then anything excite conservative conspiracy theorists.


Yeah California only upholding laws they want to. I'm sure he wasn't the first to make illegal donations. He was just unfortunate to get caught. That's not the issue here though. Even if he leaned to the liberal side this should bother any freedom loving person about how the government dictates winners and losers. What about Michael Moore and his distorted documentaries about Bowling for Columbine
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prh99 wrote:



In January 2014, D'Souza was indicted on charges of making illegal political contributions to a 2012 United States Senate campaign, a felony under U.S. law. On May 20, 2014, D'Souza pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to a charge of using "straw donors" to make illegal political campaign donations. On September 23, D'Souza was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house near his home in San Diego, five years probation, and a $30,000 fine.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinesh_D%27Souza

Not sure characterizing that as minor violation is appropriate (blatant might be better), but then anything excite conservative conspiracy theorists.


I'm sure he wasn't the first to make illegal donations. He was just unfortunate to get caught. That's not the issue here though. Even if he leaned to the liberal side this should bother any freedom loving person about how the government dictates winners and losers. What about Michael Moore and his distorted documentaries about Bowling for Columbine



We haven't even established the prosecution had anything to do with his movie. Timing alone is not proof, 2 year between release and prosecution btw.



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Yeah California only upholding laws they want to. I'm sure he wasn't the first to make illegal donations. He was just unfortunate to get caught. That's not the issue here though. Even if he leaned to the liberal side this should bother any freedom loving person about how the government dictates winners and losers. What about Michael Moore and his distorted documentaries about Bowling for Columbine




This has little to do with California, election law is federal and he was tried in New York.
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prh99 wrote:


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prh99 wrote:



In January 2014, D'Souza was indicted on charges of making illegal political contributions to a 2012 United States Senate campaign, a felony under U.S. law. On May 20, 2014, D'Souza pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to a charge of using "straw donors" to make illegal political campaign donations. On September 23, D'Souza was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house near his home in San Diego, five years probation, and a $30,000 fine.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinesh_D%27Souza

Not sure characterizing that as minor violation is appropriate (blatant might be better), but then anything excite conservative conspiracy theorists.


I'm sure he wasn't the first to make illegal donations. He was just unfortunate to get caught. That's not the issue here though. Even if he leaned to the liberal side this should bother any freedom loving person about how the government dictates winners and losers. What about Michael Moore and his distorted documentaries about Bowling for Columbine



We haven't even established the prosecution had anything to do with his movie. Timing alone is not proof, 2 year between release and prosecution btw.



In the hearing the Judge claimed Dinesh's mental health could be in question
He already served his time.
https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/03/13/dsouza-hillary-film-could-earn-me-life-in-prison/
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I don't believe I said he hadn't.

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I don't believe I said he hadn't.



Yeah i just think its a weird coincidence, how many back door deals are down with politicians from both sides.
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So this guy breaks campaign finance laws and now wants to claim it has to do with his movie? And this is all just in time to promote his next movie? You can't seriously buy into this.

We all respect freedom of speech, and that includes the Obama administration. Lots of people have been highly critical of Obama. Many of them are downright nasty. None of them got locked up for their beliefs.
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Yeah, I heard about this when it was actually happening. People said that "If he were a liberal, they wouldn't have prosecuted him for this," or "This happens all the time. Isn't it fishy that HE'S the one that got caught?" Well, too bad. Fix it the right way, by prosecuting everyone who does it, instead of saying that D'Souza shouldn't be prosecuted. I liked his film, and thought there was a lot of truth to it, honestly. But I'm not going to support someone who knowingly breaks the law, then tries to turn himself into a victim.
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Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza said he was locked up for 8 months in a “federal confinement center” for a “relatively minor campaign finance infraction” following the release of his film, 2016, about President Obama.


If you believe actually believe this, I have recently come into the ownership of a particular bridge. Which I would gladly be willing to sell you. When Obama comes for you, you can hide under it.

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Yeah, I heard about this when it was actually happening. People said that "If he were a liberal, they wouldn't have prosecuted him for this," or "This happens all the time. Isn't it fishy that HE'S the one that got caught?" Well, too bad. Fix it the right way, by prosecuting everyone who does it, instead of saying that D'Souza shouldn't be prosecuted. I liked his film, and thought there was a lot of truth to it, honestly. But I'm not going to support someone who knowingly breaks the law, then tries to turn himself into a victim.


Yeah for real prosecute everyone who does these back door deals, you know both sides are guilty of this.
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So this guy breaks campaign finance laws and now wants to claim it has to do with his movie? And this is all just in time to promote his next movie? You can't seriously buy into this.

We all respect freedom of speech, and that includes the Obama administration. Lots of people have been highly critical of Obama. Many of them are downright nasty. None of them got locked up for their beliefs.


You need to stop using logic and critical thinking skills... this is the internet, man
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