Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pinky clear for now, re-indictment looms

Looks like Pinky got his indictment dismissed but is still neck deep in hot water. From the Times:

A State Supreme Court justice threw out the rape indictment against City Councilman Dennis P. Gallagher this morning, finding that prosecutors had unfairly prejudiced members of the grand jury when presenting the case against him, a lawyer for Mr. Gallagher said.

Rape Charge Against Councilman Is Dismissed

The 26-page decision , by Justice Sheri S. Roman, left open the possibility that Queens prosecutors could try to present the case again to a new grand jury — and the Queens district attorney, Richard A. Brown, immediately announced his intention to do so.

“As the court noted in its decision, ‘the testimony and evidence presented to the grand jury was legally sufficient to support each and every one of the counts charged,’” Mr. Brown said in a statement. “Accordingly, the matter will be re-presented to another grand jury before which the defendant can once again, if he be so advised, testify.”

In her decision, Justice Roman indeed concluded that “had the grand jury presentment consisted of the complainant’s testimony alone, the evidence, if accepted as true, would have been sufficient to support all of the charges.”


Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. is apparently now Pinky's spokesperson (From the Daily News):

Vallone called the married Gallagher's decision to have sex with a woman in his Middle Village office last summer "unwise," but added: "He did not commit the crime of rape...Justice is now done."

"The judge did the right thing in dismissing this indictment, and I would ask that the district attorney not seek to represent it because justice is now done," Vallone added.


Pinky must have some great dirt on Vallone. God save Council District 30.

25 comments:

Connie R said...

A fair trial in Queens County is a fairy tale!!! Brown should re-present the case and bring it to New Haven. Just as Giuliani did with Donald Manes' boys.

georgetheatheist said...

"Prosecutors improperly asked him embarassing personal questions that had nothing to do with the charges."

Hey, DA Brown ("Judge, Duck-down Brown"), are you running your office with kindergarteners?

Anonymous said...

Is saving a clubhouse hack justified in losing the public's confidence? Next, McLaughlin with a slap on the wrist?

You know Denis's detractors will milk this for all its worth.

Like turning over St Savious to the developers and thumbing your nose at the public, someday we will look back and find that this is was very, very, big mistake.

Anonymous said...

A machine appointed judge?

Justice, Queens style!

Justice, third world style!

Anonymous said...

Hey this is just a minor setback. Pinky will be re-indicted, tried and convicted.

Fred said...

The 26-page decision [pdf], by Justice Sheri S. Roman, left open the possibility that Queens prosecutors could try to present the case again to a new grand jury — and the Queens district attorney, Richard A. Brown, immediately announced his intention to do so.

“As the court noted in its decision, ‘the testimony and evidence presented to the grand jury was legally sufficient to support each and every one of the counts charged,’” Mr. Brown said in a statement. “Accordingly, the matter will be re-presented to another grand jury before which the defendant can once again, if he be so advised, testify.”

Go get him Judge Brown!

Anonymous said...

He's gonna walk !!
...Has to many friends, The Prosecutors likley asked him "improper" questions for a reason. This way they can pretend they dont know each other' wile comming up with grounds to get him out of it.
DA Brown is
1: a total moron for using his own people to investigate this.

2:Knew exactly what he was doing.

Frank said...

Hey Crap just let it go. Dennis is innocent and you cant take that away from him. So Im sorry but give up.

Joe from Ridgewood said...

NYC and the rest of the country no longer has a "Justice System" as Ben Franklin knew it.

Its now called a legal system Hi-jacked by Scull&Bones Muddaf*ckers's.
Franklin also warned of this in the future.
-Joe

Julie said...

Nothing about what happened today says that Pinky's innocent, it says that the DA's office failed to exercise discretion during the indictment. They will and should re-indict.

Anonymous said...

This case will be dragged out in the courts until his term is up. Nothing is going to happen to him.

Anonymous said...

You mean we'll get so see another perp walk and shot of Gallagher in handcuffs? AWESOME!!!!

Anonymous said...

The FIX WAS IN right from the start!

By asking Pinky all those "embarrassing questions"
(a stupid move) that might serve to prejudice a jury.....
they obviously planned on throwing the case
from day one!

No prosecuting attorney is that dumb.....
even one who works for the city!

And Vallone is probably as dirty as Gallagher!

Taxpayer said...

How does the perp plan to celebrate this temporary victory?

It's Friday, so he'll go out on a four-day binge and top that off by raping somebody's grandmother!

Naturally, since HE will consent to the rape, he will claim that the rape is "consensual".

sunnyside of Life said...

• The judge said that the evidence supports the (rape and assault) charges against Gallagher.
• DA Brown said they will re-present the charges against the councilman to another grand jury.

Dennis Gallagher is far from in the clear. It's amazing that the council idiot, Junior moron Vallone, is even opening his mouth. It's obvious that the chemicals in his hair dye have seeped into his brain.

How could a grand jury not indict after the judge even thinks the evidence is good?

curious said...

If convicted, will DPG be put in a regular prison cell, at Rikers, or be sent to one of those Paris Hilton prisons, with take out order menus and on-site manicurists?

Connie R said...

This must be so devastating for the victim in the case. I feel sorry for her.

Vallone is an idiot! His should learn to keep his trap shut.

Anonymous said...

did you notice how the gallagher story is being treated on the gallagher/sanchez idiots blog?

Anonymous said...

NEWS FLASH: Their lacky, Phil GUIE, will be named in the pending lawsuit. Then we'll watch the rats jump ship.

sunnyside of Life said...

Did you see the Gallagher story in the Queens Tribune? Hey Crapper you should include a link to that article. They did a good job of telling the real story and showing that councilpig in cuffs on the front page.

Anonymous said...

Tell me this machine fix is not in - less than 24 hours after his release and the Tribune is printed and on the streets with him on the front cover a free man.

Bubba said...

Pinky cheeks: Keep the KY Lotion handy.

Our honeymoon has been slightly delayed (but, I will never DE lay you, you'll know it's me back there).

Time will only intensify the orgasm of our first mating. Keep the KY and pink panties ready.

Taxpayer said...

Some of the pervert perp's lapdancing lickspittles are creaming their panties to defend this creep - saying that he did nothing but have "consensual sex". Well, here's the NY State law:

SEE: http://www.lectlaw.com/files/sex09.htm
From the 'Lectric Law Library's stacks
New York State Sexual Statutes

Ê 255.17 Adultery.
A person is guilty of adultery when he engages in sexual intercourse
with another person at a time when he has a living spouse, or the other
person has a living spouse.
Adultery is a class B misdemeanor.

"Mentally defective" means that a person suffers from a mental
disease or defect which renders him incapable of appraising the nature
of his conduct.

"Deviate sexual intercourse" means sexual conduct between persons
not married to each other consisting of contact between the penis and
the anus, the mouth and penis, or the mouth and the vulva.

"Sexual contact" means any touching of the sexual or other intimate
parts of a person not married to the actor for the purpose of gratifying
sexual desire of either party. It includes the touching of the actor by
the victim, as well as the touching of the victim by the actor, whether
directly or through clothing.

Is this pervert claiming that he is mentally defective? If he is, I'll help him prove such a claim.

Anonymous said...

I find it very interesting that this story was only reprinted in the Las Vegas Sun - maybe someone should check to see if he has a rap sheet there.

Anonymous said...

maspeth moms says

Geez...Crappie ...Your website....what a wealth of information - the dictionary explaination of "Sexual Conduct"

I always wondered what that meant... HAHAHA But I tink that was put in there for you George and sharly