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Sanders Criminal Justice Adviser
Caught Plotting Violent Jailbreak

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 2/21/2020 4:57:03 AM

A former adviser on criminal justice issues to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) was plotting a violent prison escape, stashing guns and ammunition inside a soon-to-be-opened prison, authorities said this week. Nashville police said Wednesday that Alex Friedmann, a prison reform advocate who helped shape the Vermont senator's criminal justice agenda, spent months plotting an escape for inmates of the city's detention center. Sanders worked with Friedmann to develop positions on criminal justice in the lead up to his 2016 presidential campaign—positions Sanders still touts.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo 2/21/2020 5:11:26 AM (No. 324931)
Looks like some of the Bernie Bros may be planning for a Red October surprise. The closer Uncle Bernie gets to being a czar, the more his and his followers' inner Bolshevik starts to emerge.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: George R. 2/21/2020 5:52:20 AM (No. 324940)
Democrats, criminals and parasites...difference?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ARKfamily 2/21/2020 6:41:31 AM (No. 324969)
What do you expect from a man like Bernie who really doesn't mind taking God out of society? He is also a man who supports the Democrat's version of abortion. If you view the innocent baby in slaughter terms of abortion, a Bernie supporter will have no problem supporting intimidation of adult people.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: janjan 2/21/2020 7:02:37 AM (No. 324984)
Very unfortunate. This upstanding citizen was Bernie’s number one candidate for Attorney General.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lazyman 2/21/2020 7:06:13 AM (No. 324988)
This criminal should confine his activities to New York where he can have free rein.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander 2/21/2020 7:10:46 AM (No. 324993)
Why should anyone be surprised at this Sixties throwback? He is lockstep ideologically with the likes of Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dorn, the Chicago Seven, the Sybianese Liberation Army, and all the other violent denim-clad Marxist radicals in that turbulent time. I have no doubt he inspired these present kooks with stories of fighting against “The Man.” He is personally responsible for the political violence we’re seeing. Of course he doesn’t condemn it, he encouraged it all the way!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hazymac 2/21/2020 7:35:59 AM (No. 325010)
Die hard (literally) Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson tried to wipe out the Republican congressional baseball team with a rifle. Sanders' criminal justice advisor Alex Friedmann, being held by the Tennessee Department of Corrections on $2.5 bail is a real piece of work that needs to go back to prison and stay there. Nashville is the city of my birth and upbringing. My family still lives there. Bernie's advisor would have sprung free many violent criminals who might have threatened my family and friends there. Lock Friedmann up and throw away the key. FTA: "Friedmann was arrested last month after he posed as a construction worker, entered the Nashville detention center, stole keys that could open 100 doors, and made a diagram of the jail's layout. He attempted to eat the diagram during his arrest." Friedmann was also sneaking loaded guns into the not yet opened prison. He should spend the rest of his worthless life in ... let's see ... a private prison. Bernie's political philosophy is essentially criminal. Why wouldn't he attract scads of criminal losers looking for freebies?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hazymac 2/21/2020 7:40:19 AM (No. 325013)
$2.5 million bail for this hardened criminal and Sandernista. Here's another reason for law abiding citizens to keep and bear firearms. Sanders attracts the worst of the worst. He's not a socialist; he's a communist. Communism is socialism at gunpoint. Why do you think the Left want to disarm American citizens? So they can use their weapons against their political opponents.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 2/21/2020 7:45:58 AM (No. 325023)
It's like Melvin Mole. You can't make this stuff up.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Newtsche 2/21/2020 8:25:00 AM (No. 325072)
Sanders' angry image is at least as influential as his words. And where in the hell did "Bernie Bros" come from, a cutesy term for the criminally violent.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 2/21/2020 8:45:43 AM (No. 325092)
This is a perfect way to get the old Commie off the stage. Accuse him of collusion with violent criminals and let the House start an investigation. No wait, he's not a Republican.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BillW. 2/21/2020 8:46:26 AM (No. 325094)
Comrade Sanders would quickly become as nasty as his "supporters" if America was ever voted him in.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 2/21/2020 8:54:23 AM (No. 325104)
It really frizzles my hair - - when I hear pundits say that Boinie honeymooned in the "former" Soviet Union. No - - he did NOT! He honeymooned in the actual Soviet Union - - the evil empire headed by Stalin's bloody hatchet man Khruschev. Boinie is a hardcore commie - - to the bone - - so no act of violence by the neo-Stalinists should surprise anyone.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver 2/21/2020 8:57:37 AM (No. 325111)
How can your average citizen evaluate an article like this to determine the facts? 'former advisor' 'was' 'authorities said'.. I submit every prison facility in the world has guns and ammo stored or even hidden away within the confines. Every last one. So on the face of it this bit of speculation is most likely a smear piece. that's how I read it. I have NO plans to vote for or support Sanders in the election.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: LadyHen 2/21/2020 10:02:41 AM (No. 325199)
Well, well... this was all over the local news. But they never mentioned that he was Bernie advisor. I wonder why..not. And what you wanna bet this same nasty little criminal who is smuggling guns into the under construction detention center, and those guns would have been used to murder guards and who knows who else is PROBABLY anti-2nd Amendment rights for all us little people out here. Evil, evil people.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Zumkopf 2/21/2020 10:34:06 AM (No. 325252)
FTA: Sanders's office did not respond to a request for comment by press time. Quelle surprise.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: JimBob 2/21/2020 10:39:11 AM (No. 325261)
I searched the ABCNews website and found their version of the article. No Mention that this guy worked with Bernie. I 'cut and pasted' the first couple paragraphs -and a link- as a comment on the ABC site. I wonder how long until they remove it?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: jacksin5 2/21/2020 11:10:28 AM (No. 325302)
And none of this will stick to the Candidate, Bernie Sanders.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Strike3 2/21/2020 11:19:56 AM (No. 325309)
Friedman and, by inference, Sanders, want to ban private prisons? So all that leaves are the government gulags and re-education centers for the rest of us. Nice try you commie jackasses but patriots in America have fought long and hard to maintain our freedom and we will not roll over that easily, or at all. If this radical only had three guns then he wouldn't last ten seconds if he decided to get frisky. Another case of domestic terrorism supported by the Vermont whacko and a real FBI would be all over Bernie for it.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/21/2020 12:35:26 PM (No. 325404)
Why do Bernie and his supporters love violence? I guess we could travel in the wayback machine to the early 1900's in Russia and ask the Bolshies why they love violence. Those were also leftist Jews who decided to rush headlong into destruction and murder the entire royal family, and send their fellow Russians into a form of slavery for over 7 decades. Leftist anything is absolutely wrong, and decent people worldwide do not want it. The reason Bernie is so enamored of the Soviet system isn't because he wants to be czar. For it was his ideological ancestors who murdered a czar and his entire family then buried them in the forest to rot until they were found in the 90's. Now, he wants to be another Lenin or Stalin and lead America to destruction, just like his ideological ancestors have done throughout time.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 2/21/2020 1:19:57 PM (No. 325465)
Wish he would take a trip to China. One-way.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 2/21/2020 6:39:48 PM (No. 325695)
Well, on the bright side, the average Bernie adviser makes even the worst Trump adviser hires look like decent people.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: 4Justice 2/21/2020 7:36:45 PM (No. 325736)
And all the little Bernie Bros keep saying Bernie is the most ethical candidate?? What a joke!
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