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Here now comes my favorite lawsuit of the year

OMG.

The “lawsuit” was filed on Monday, and the forum in question was last night. The document, which is an ALL CAPS, no punctuation marvel, may or may not have involved an actual attorney; only the first four pages are shown in the tweet, so we don’t know who signed it, or if any supporting items were submitted along with it. Why HPD Chief Art Acevedo, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, and Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen were included as defendants is a question that I at least cannot attempt to answer. I leave it to you to read and admire, for we may never see its like again.

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4 Comments

  1. mollusk says:

    Wow. I downloaded the whole thing off of the court’s site. “Word salad” doesn’t even begin to describe it – it’s downright presidential.

  2. Kenneth Fair says:

    Here’s a link to the original petition:

    https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txsd.1708957/gov.uscourts.txsd.1708957.1.0.pdf

    What a doozy. It was filed pro se by Demetria Smith, and it’s essentially one long run-on sentence. It’s also legally inaccurate; 47 U.S.C. § 315(a) and 47 C.F.R. § 73.1941 only require a broadcaster to give equal opportunity to candidates for the use of the broadcaster’s facilities. Those sections contain an exception for “on-the-spot coverage of bona fide news events,” which would include a debate held in another venue.

  3. Jason Hochman says:

    Reading the lawsuit, the sheriff and police were included because of their collusion with the media in stopping Demetria Smith from getting on stage, and their unwarranted detention of Demetria Smith, in order to create the illusion that there are only five candidates for mayor, and to suppress minority candidates. Meantime, I read that King really swung his mazzatello at Turner, calling him the “fixin’ to do” mayor and that he (King) is the “doin’ to fix” candidate, and he really was the best candidate in the debate. Meanwhile, Buzz attacked the corruption and the intern who is being paid $95,000, as well as other expenditures. Turner denied everything, but didn’t have data to support his denials, and Buzz intends to get into a run off and win it. The fire department is supporting Boykins, and his signs are everywhere around the neighborhood, the fire department also said that if you don’t like Boykins, OK, but anybody but Turner. The anybody but Turner signs are around the neighborhood, too. Turner said that the Astros are playing the Tampa Rays, and Tampa is where everyone goes to retire, so the Astros will send them the Rays back there to retire. Perhaps they will save Turner a seat on the trip back.

  4. Steve Houston says:

    None of the candidates shined in the debates Jason so go ahead and watch it before declaring a winner. King was so mediocre that even Boykins shot his phony numbers down, King lacking any of the energy he had the last time he ran for the office. Buzbee seemed to have learned from past mistakes while Lovell and Boykins proved why they have no chance at all, the lawsuit just another bit of comic relief from Smith. It’s looking more like Buzbee V. Turner for the runoff despite some wishful thinking out there.