Remember the lovely Jay Grodner? He's the anti-war Chicago lawyer who was able to key a Marine's car (equipped with veteran's plates), verbally insult the Marine, verbally insult the USMC and still remain vertical.
Well, Grodner's had his day in court today. His fine is light in dollars (for a lawyer) and heavy in symbolism.
1 year Social Service Supervision, restitution of 600 dollars to be paid to Social Services and which would go to the Injured Marine Semper Fi fund, to be paid by February 25th, 2008, and $50/month in supervision fees.If Grodner fails to meet any of the provisions, he will spend 364 days in jail. Most observers think he'll fail since the man seems to have a problem with showing up to appointments on time--even today!
The only member of the MSM that Matt of Blackfive was able to get to publicize the story was John Kass of the Chicago Tribune. (The New York Times didn't take it? Imagine that.) Well done, Mr. Kass. (Column one, column two.)
However, others came to see justice done.
About 25-35 marines and assorted military were there.Can you imagine what it was like for Grodner, surrounded by a bunch of unhappy GIs in that courtroom? The judge was even a Marine.
As for Sgt. Michael McNulty--the Marine in question--he's either in Kuwait or Iraq right now. God Speed, Jarhead, be well and, most of all, thanks.
(Thanks to Michelle Malkin)