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Hey, what's going on guys, today is Saturday, August 20 2022. Hope you're having a great weekend. Hope you having a good day. Today's episode, you know, again, I I'm frustrated guys, I'm not gonna lie to you. I'm a little frustrated the way things are going right now in this country, and the state in particular the state of New York. I just again, I just it's just another nother example of rules for the not for me situation. And I know, I just I just want things to be fair. I believe in freedom, I believe in freedom of speech, the freedom of press, and I just feel like everything should be fair across the board, and shouldn't be, you know, these people can do one thing and the others people can't. Right. It should be it should be the same rule should apply for all I mean, isn't that what Justice for All is supposed to be, you know, supposedly all about? Isn't that what that means? Justice For All, meaning equal justice for all. Not justice for some, depending upon your political affiliation, or, you know, bash or your color of your skin or your age, none of that shit should even matter. It should be justice for all period. But here it goes on New York man. Alleged supposedly, allegedly, he sent hundreds of online threats to three Fox News broadcasters and their families. And you may not be a fan of Fox News. And you may not I personally don't watch Fox News. Like I used to. I know Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity like I don't know them know them, but I know of them rather. You know, just like I know, Rachel Maddow, Chris Cuomo, and, you know, all the other people on the all the other anchors, but I don't particularly choose one of the stations to watch. But what I, what upsets me is that, you know, if you're, if you're going to get in trouble, if you're going to do something like this, where you go harass somebody, or accuse somebody or just keep, you know, going after their family members, even, there should be some kind of penalty, you should face some kind of justice system. And here's a story where I believe this guy is getting away scot free, without any kind of reason, like, why should he stop? Why should Why should others do this? In other words, is he getting a pass? Because it's Fox News? I don't know. You guys telling me let's let's read the story. Let me know in the comment section, right. So he's supposedly allegedly sent hundreds of online threats to three Fox News broadcasters, not just said the broadcaster's to the broadcasters, families as well. We're talking public kids, probably, you know, who knows older kids are the wives, sisters? Is this something that that we should, you know, be concerned with? I think so, depending upon the threats. But he was given a pass by federal prosecutors. Not once, twice, two times. What that noise is, that is the sound of the slap on the wrist. That's what he got twice. Fair, huh. I don't know. Jeffrey Rodriguez, was arrested in 2021 and charged by the Feds in a six count complaint with cyber stalking and threatening interstate communications for the vile missives, in which he repeatedly said he would kill the anchors and call them Nazis, according to court records while Wow, kill the anchors and call them Nazis. Let's give him a slap on the wrist. What? Instead of speaking, sorry, instead of seeking a trial or even a plea deal, Manhattan thought of Manhattan federal prosecutors, and I'm laughing because these prosecutors man, Manhattan federal prosecutors inked a deferred prosecution agreement with Rodriguez in May, agreeing not to proceed with the case. If he followed a number of rules for one year. This is again another story of them saying listen, we got our eye on you. We're watching you. We're going to watch you Mr. Rodriguez for one year. i We know you did this twice. We know you threaten the lives of these these media people and their family. But I know we know you did it more than once. But this time, we're going to be watching you. You better follow our rules. Ah, where was I? Some of the rules include making no social media posts about anyone who works at the network. The agreement also requires him to participate in mental health treatment. So he as what's his name, Rodriguez right as his what's his first name just to get next. Jeffrey as Jeffrey's Rodriguez. The end of vigil. He cannot make a social media post about anyone who works on the network. What is stopping Joseph Rodriguez from making another account under a different name? What if he comes out with an account as Josephine Rodriguez? And so that can Josephine Rodriguez make posts? Can John Smith, who is really him in disguise, make posts and continue is threatening? How are someone really going to be monitoring his IP address? Is someone really going to be FBI really going to be monitoring his whereabouts? Is Twitter going to be reporting to the court office when he tweets or whatever he uses? This, you know, hey, this is really him. Like, is there gonna be any kind of verification validation? Like one year, then he has to do mental health treatment? I don't I'm not even going to go into what that entails. Rodriguez violate the terms earlier this month with a post on Instagram that tagged one of the victims in the case. Assistant US Attorney Madison's miser wrote in a letter field in the case letter filed in the case Wednesday, but rather than rip up the agreement, even though he violated it, he violated the rules. The terms earlier this month with the post on IG, he already violated it. Instead of ripping up and saying, Ross, you violated the terms. Now you have to face jail time No, no, no. Prosecutors agreed to let Rodriguez slide requesting that Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses only admonish and warn him at a conference Thursday. Listen, you've been lucky thus far. That's a quote. I'm not making that up. This is what a magistrate judge said. Quote, you've been lucky thus far. Moses told Rodriguez at the hearing, adding that the discretion to arrest him lies with the US Attorney's Office. Quote, I couldn't stop her. Moses said referring this miser. But Assistant US Attorney, the judge told Rodriguez that the prosecutor believes his actions were an aberration and that he has the ability to get a grip on the conduct. He's always just a good guy. He's just a good guy. He's very outspoken. And you know, even though he three threats people in their family, he's just he just has to get a hold of things. You know, he's just he's dealing with a lot. And he's just needs to get another chance to do right now this this is legitimately what they're saying right now. Excuse me. Sorry about that. This is legitimately what they're saying this is this is who really needs a mental health treatment at this point. In brief remarks are Vegas said he was off his medication when he made the Instagram post earlier this month, but has since got back on it. It's always about people of medication, what's your name? Roseanne or whatever it was? Who said, oh, yeah, I was I took Ambien that night. And that's why I went on this crazy racist party. Okay, sure. I was drinking. I said it because I was drunk. Listen, don't matter. You did it while you were intoxicated, whether you're not intoxicated, you still did it. So you should suffer the consequence. Just like a you could say like, um, so now I'm driving. I'm just called me Paul Pelosi, and I'm intoxicated. And I hit someone and hurt them in the car DUI, right? I can't turn around and say, Well, you know, the only reason why I crashed the car was because I was drinking. Keep in mind, I'm Paul Pelosi. So get let me get off scot free. No, it doesn't work that way. You're an adult. You have to be responsible for your actions. I guess it's a good thing. I'm not a judge or prosecutor da or calm. Thank goodness. I'm not a cop. Could you imagine who his attorney Neil Kelly out of that he believes Rodriguez is threats may have been caused or exacerbated by excessive drinking. I called it yo yo. Call it here. We got well, it's not. We should ban alcohol. We guys we have to ban alcohol. Then what's next? We're going to ban keyboards. We're going to ban we're going to ban cell phones. Like come on. You gotta take some responsibility. This is some BS. Rodriguez threats have been caused or exacerbated by excessive drinking. Kelly added that his client has increased his mental health treatment and has also sought group therapy. Judge Moses ordered Rodriguez be subjected to random breathalyzers during the remainder of the time under his deferred prosecution agreement before sending him on his way. You will not get another chance. She told him before ending the hearing. Your Honor, the reason why he did this he was drunk. Oh, well, then we have to give him a breathalyzer every day or a random breathalyzer test to make sure he's not drunk. If he's not driving seriously, good thing he's not operating as he goes, Oh, the further up further questions like is he you know, what else is he doing when he's intoxicated? A spokesperson for the US Attorney's Office declined to comment about why the agreement was inked from March 2020, to December 21. December 2021, rather, so from March 2020 to December 2021, Rodriguez allegedly sent hundreds, not one or two or dozen hundreds of menacing messages and posed to the broadcaster's and eventually threatened to have their families and posted information about where they live. Guys, that's not right, man. That is so messed up. I don't care what side you're on. I wouldn't want someone to do that about CNN as hosts, or NBC source. Because those innocent kids family, they don't have nothing to do with this. If you angry about somebody reporting the news, then that's your problem. That's their job reporting the news. Why are you going to take it out on someone's family? This little girl, whatever the boys at home, whatever, by himself and something happens to him. You're not going to feel bad about that. As if I was a judge, I'd be like, I mean, come on, man. That's gonna be a crime right there. That should definitely be a jail sentence. You endangering people's families, endangering the lives of others when you drank when you're intoxicated. Hello. But nonetheless, even though he posted where they live, he threatened to crack smash or split their skulls guys, and also said he would pop or skin the victim. You want to tell me in the message he said I'm gonna skin somebody like that means cut them their skin off. That's something like that's hot Nazi stuff. That they unfortunately though, man that he did to the Jewish people that I wouldn't want that done to anybody. He did to the Jewish people made Latin you know, Nazis, they made lampshades and all kinds of stuff out of the skin. That's what this guy was talking about doing. And you're gonna give him a slap on the wrist? And we're gonna give you one more shot. What? What what is his job? What does he do hope he's on like a lunch cafeteria, a lady or something? That's horrible. I don't know. Like, what? What do you think this guy does for a living? I don't want to look it up. I don't want to look it up. Because it's gonna be like, Oh, well, he works with children. Oh, no. I don't want to know. Oh, let's see what he did. Let's look at his priors. Maybe he's a good guy. Maybe he's you know, prior to his federal charges. Rodriguez was arrested in January 2021 and later charged in state court with stalking and harassment for threats he made against the first unnamed broadcaster. It's unclear how that case was resolved. His state case a sealed Wow. Despite the brush with the law, Rodriguez drastically increased his threats. Well, why wouldn't he? He has been getting away with it. This is my gripe with the judicial system. There is no there's no penalty. There's nothing what what is stopping him from going over? You're gonna get a slap on the wrist. There's probably people reaching out to him telling him how great of a job he's doing. And he's feeling you know, encouraged to do it by some other crazy you're crazy people keep up the good work bro. And then that one or two positive messages are probably fueling him. On top of that you keep giving him slaps on the wrist. And supposedly he has a mental condition Oh man. The rate of his posts, comments and direct messages directed toward broadcasters two and three, as well as the severity of his threats increased drastically in the months following his arrest. Here is one of them. Oh, man. Ready, quote. Lm FAO. If this albino only knew what I am capable of doing, I would skin a Nazi alive. Don't think I forgot. Just because you move away from the mornings doesn't mean I'm not going to split your top and quote that's just one of his post. Another post I plan on doing something after I hit this one with a bottle the audacity LM FA Oh, I know where she lives and where she runs etc. While he goes allegedly wrote in another quote I'm going to box caught her across the face, bro. One of the unidentified news personalities suffered great emotional distress, fear for her life and made changes to her and her family's life according to the complaint. Fox did not respond. And Kelly's Rodriguez attorney has no comment at this time. lot. Yeah. I mean, if I was a female reporter, and someone said, I know where you run, and she runs, and I run, you know, and they listed the address of me Yeah, I would I would 100% be nervous, especially if I have a family you know, and I would have to move and change my whole life around just because and also knowing that this guy didn't get any any any jail sentence any fine. And what is he gonna get a breathalyzer test and probably mental health. Like they said, they're gonna group sessions probably paid by the taxpayer. Because at this point, there's no no mention of $1 sign in the story. So I'm assuming the taxpayers covering the breathalyzer test as taxpayers covering the mental health treatment. I mean, if we throw them in jail, it's still you're still going to be covering that. But at least if he's in jail, he wouldn't be able to physically harm other people put him in jail and ban him from using computers. Put them in a if he's really that crazy, put them in a psychiatric institute 24 hour suicide watch whatever. And you know, padded room, they still got those, maybe they got to bring those back again, bring back psych wards. For people like this. strap them up. There you go. You want to create some jobs. CJ got the idea. CJ has the plan. You want to create jobs, bring back psych wards. Put these people in, give them a psych test. They fail the test. You go to a psych ward, like Ward So picnic, you got a white padded room you're gonna freakin straight jacket, you got serve your pills this and that. No, no internet, no, this you get to watch. Whatever you you know, they have on TV, probably Sesame Street or something really calming. Hopefully, it's not Fox News. But it just, it's just frustrating to me. Because again, it's rules for the one wonders if the if the shoe was on the other foot if the situation was reversed, and somebody was threatening a CNN host on NBC host in the same manner? Could they quote this case? And be like, Well, according to this case, you can't try me you can't put me in jail, you can't find me, because of what happened in this case. I'm not hoping that happens. But it's interesting to wonder, it's interesting to know, because I have a gut feeling. I don't know if you guys have one, two, that if that situation were to occur, that's what what happened. They those people who go against CNN or NBC or ABC or any of these mainstream mainstream or, you know, news companies, they would be prosecuted to the fullest sense of the law. But we live in a society now where if you post a Supreme Court justices address and say anything bad about, you know, Clarence Thomas, or whoever else, you know, who's on the other side, you can do that and be fine with it. But if you post something about I don't know Rachel Maddow or somebody else, maybe you know, Brian Setzer, he still has a job. Seeing them plus the winner Cuomo, who's left? I don't even know who's left. Anderson Cooper, he's still around. I don't know, if you post something about him or them today, you know, would they do the same? Or would they give you a slap on the rest? I don't know. I don't know. Hope it doesn't happen. But the fact that it happened twice. And he's got a slap on the wrist? I don't know. I mean, I'm sure the news people at Fox, they don't want to talk about it, because they don't want encourage other people to do what he did. And you know, I'm only bring it up, because I feel like it's not going to be brought up in mainstream news. Because why would you want to promote this? But it just I need to bring it up. Because again, it's been given the past twice. I mean, this, this person is one of I'm sure many who they probably get all kinds of mail pack, you know, packages. God knows what in the mail. And, you know, now that this guy posted his address online, for people to see, it actually kind of upsets me that Instagram took this wild this long to, to, to report these these wrongdoings, like usually, from what I understand Instagram and Facebook. They're like the monitors, or, you know, the online database of system, red flags, certain posts. So how come it took this long for this post to or this man to be caught? Again? I don't know. Maybe? I don't know. I guess I'm not, you know, versed on how those software's or websites work. I'm not familiar with those, how the innings the inner workings of that works. If it works for that, you know, if it's the same for both sides, but again, I go back to the statement that I want equal justice due to one which due to the other should be fair, political. Well, excuse me. Politics should not play a part in the judicial system. But it seems like it constantly does. And it's not getting better with time. And it's a very scary to be where I feel like sometimes I feel like I'm on target. And I have to worry and I and I don't want to I want to be able to have the freedom of speech. I want you guys to have the freedom of speech to comment to say, whatever you want to say to me if you don't like my hair you don't like the you know, picture or you don't like my shirt. Tell me I don't you know, I don't care. Hit me up on Twitter at CJ Bronson show. Tiktok TJ Bronson show my website, CJ Bronson show.com Has the links podcast, the audio, the video, Twitter all my links are on that website. You know, I'd love to hear your comments positive or negative and that's the beauty of freedom of speech right? Just don't threaten and say you're going to skin somebody I mean. Hello. That's a little very extreme. But anyway, that's a Saturday had to report that to you guys get that off my chest had to vent. Hope you guys share the show and enjoy it again. You episode tomorrow. Have a fantastic Saturday. Be safe. Keep your head on that swivel. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Be alert and always have something with you just in case for self defense purposes. Anyway, I love y'all. Bye bye.