David Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), should be hailed as heroes who have uncovered mass criminality of a government sponsored agency. They should be lauded, have flowers tossed at their feet, and be carried around on the shoulders of law abiding citizens everywhere. Instead, liberals in California (and indeed across the nation) have taken to defaming and slandering these intrepid investigators for having the audacity to reveal the immoral and ILLEGAL actions of their most sacred cow – Planned Parenthood.
Corrupt prosecutors in Texas and California brought the investigators up on charges and threatened them with jail time.
In Texas, the charges were quickly recognized for the sham that they were and the court threw the charges out. In California, where the corruption runs deeper it took a while longer but the courts have finally recognized the truth and tossed 14 of the 15 counts as spurious.
In a huge victory, a California court today dismissed almost all of the criminal charges abortion activists filed against the pro-life advocates who recorded undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts from aborted babies.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed 15 felony charges against both David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. Becerra is a longtime abortion advocate with financial connections to the Planned Parenthood abortion company that the two pro-life Advocates exposed in the videos for selling body parts such as fetal brains and livers.
At the time, pro-life advocates said Becerra’s 15 felony charges were bogus charges meant to belittle the expose’ campaign and to cast aspersions on Daleiden and the organization behind the videos. They said the attempt was about drawing attention away from Planned Parenthood’s sales of aborted baby parts…
The court ruled that counts 1-14 were legally insufficient. The state has the opportunity to amend if it can plead a more legally sufficient and specific complaint. The California’s Attorney General filed 15 criminal counts against Merritt, with counts 1-14 for each of the alleged interviews and count 15 for an alleged conspiracy.
Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver is representing Merritt and says that the legal team will now turn their attention to getting the final count dismissed. “This is a huge victory to have 14 criminal counts dismissed. We will now turn our attention to dismissing the final count. Sandra Merritt did nothing wrong. The complaint by the California Attorney General is unprecedented and frankly will threaten every journalist who provides valuable information to the public. This final count will also fall.”
It’s good to see a California court recognize the frivolous nature of the charges against Daleiden and CMP, but it’s still a travesty to think that they were brought up on charges at all. Prosecutors would have never considered bringing charges against liberal journalists for uncovering criminal behavior, but because conservatives were able to prove that the liberals favorite death mill was breaking many laws… the corrupt liberal prosecutors tried to sully the reputation of the conservative heroes.
But now the truth has won out. Now, to refocus our attention on bringing down the evil criminals aligned with Planned Parenthood.