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A Law and Order Candidate Is Indicted for Committing a Crime

The man behind the "Deportation Bus" said he wanted to round up criminals. Looks like he should have started with himself.

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When Michael Williams unveiled his "Deportation Bus" last May, he was trying to show Georgia voters how devoted he is to law and order. Now that law-and-order candidate has been indicted for committing a crime.

Williams, a Republican state senator, made an unsuccessful bid this year for his party's gubernatorial nomination. In one of his campaign ads, he stood in front of a gray school bus covered with slogans like "MURDERERS, RAPISTS, KIDNAPPERS, CHILD MOLESTORS, AND OTHER CRIMINALS ON BOARD" and "FOLLOW ME TO MEXICO."

Though Williams said in his ad that he intended to fill the bus with undocumented immigrants, he later said that he had no intention of actually using the bus in that way; it was just supposed to be a symbol of his strong commitment to law and order.

This week, Williams was indicted for insurance fraud, making false statements, and false report of a crime. The charges stem from an incident just before the primary election, when $300,000 worth of computer equipment were apparently stolen from Williams. The recent indictment suggests that the alleged theft was nothing more than insurance scam.

I don't know how Williams' onetime supporters are reacting to the news. I can report that he didn't have many supporters to begin with: He finished dead last in the gubernatorial primary.

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9 responses to “A Law and Order Candidate Is Indicted for Committing a Crime

  1. Though Williams said in his ad that he intended to fill the bus with undocumented immigrants, he later said that he had no intention of actually using the bus in that way; it was just supposed to be a symbol of his strong commitment to law and order.

    Seems like most legislation. A sham titled for one thing, and either does nothing, or …

    This week, Williams was indicted for insurance fraud, making false statements, and false report of a crime. The charges stem from an incident just before the primary election, when $300,000 worth of computer equipment were apparently stolen from Williams. The recent indictment suggests that the alleged theft was nothing more than insurance scam.

    … (tries to) cover up the real purpose.

  2. The guy sounds like a douche but let’s not go automatically believing law enforcement now.

  3. Politician is a corrupt hypocrite.

    In other news, water is wet and puppies are cute.

  4. Kemp is our Georgia Governor.

    Not the socialist bitch.

    System worked as designed in Georgia. The criminal politician was not elected governor.

    1. “MURDERERS, RAPISTS, KIDNAPPERS, CHILD MOLESTORS”

      Sounds like a LC1789 family reunion.

  5. MURDERERS, RAPISTS, KIDNAPPERS, CHILD MOLESTORS

    Yeah, I can see why “insurance fraud” would be in the same moral grouping, right?

    (Also, yeah. Indicted. Not convicted.

    I’m perfectly willing to believe he might be guilty, but … he was talking about convicted criminals, not people indicted or charged, no?

    Reason’s push for “all immigrants good all the time no immigrants bad ever” is starting to rankle – and I say this, again, as someone who likes immigration as a general good, and thinks we should have plenty of it!)

  6. I’m perfectly willing to believe he might be guilty, but … he was talking about convicted criminals, not people indicted or charged, no?

    No. Those who were convicted don’t need a special bus to take them back to Mexico – they’re either locked up here and will be deported to there when their sentences are up or are already deported to there.

  7. hid computers on bus.

  8. $300k? So a handful of MacBooks.

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