Wednesday, November 09, 2011

U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill Sentences Edgar Steele To Death -- Which Is The Effect Of A 50-Year Sentence On A 66-Year-Old Man

For all intents and purposes, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill sentenced Edgar Steele to death on November 9th, 2011. This is the effect that a 50-year sentence will have on a 66-year-old man who had aorta surgery just two years ago.

To be precise, Winmill sentenced Steele to 50 years in prison for using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, use of explosive material to commit a federal felony, possession of a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence, and tampering with a victim. He was not given credit for time already served. Then, as if to deliberately mock him, Winmill also ordered Steele to serve three years of supervised release and pay a total of $2,836.91 in restitution to the State of Idaho Military Division, Quik Lube, and Cyndi Steele. Mandatory sentencing laws are responsible for much of the severity of this sentence, setting a minimum of 30 years in prison alone for violent crimes committed with explosives. Read the official FBI press release HERE.

The court rejected Steele's contentions that prosecutors or FBI agents engaged in misconduct by reviewing attorney-client communications or failing to disclose exculpatory evidence, and also rejected Steele's contention that an FBI agent manipulated the recordings in which Steele made statements suggesting his own guilt. Steele has 14 days to appeal his conviction and plans to do so. KXLY news video embedded below (after the jump):

Before sentencing, Cyndi Steele delivered a victim impact statement. But she one again disavowed any victimhood because, in her opinion, her husband didn't do anything wrong. Cyndi also said she was pressured by government agents and lied to in order to turn her against her husband. She asked the judge to free her husband so he can come home where he belongs. Asst. U.S. Attorney Traci Whelan, who played Judge Winmill like a fiddle during the trial, quickly countered, saying the charges aren't any less serious just because Cyndi doesn't believe them. Later on FreeEdgarSteele, it was noted that there was still a "chummy" relationship between Whelan and Winmill.

Edgar Steele also addressed the court before sentence was pronounced, and was adamant that he has been wronged. He told the court, "Everyone assumes I'm a liar and a bad guy and that ain't right." He repeatedly referred to himself as an officer of the court and said the real bad guys here are the FBI and the prosecutor, adding that, "America is broken. Critically, terminally broken," and that it has been hijacked by groups like the Anti-Defamation League. He also spoke of his love for Cyndi, calling her his soulmate and saying his heart leaps every time he sees her.

After sentencing, Edgar Steele was promptly removed from the courtroom. The cold-blooded Feds wouldn't even allow a last hug between Cyndi and Edgar. This is justice turned completely upside down; while Steele, accused of ordering Cyndi's death, gets 50 years, Larry Fairfax, the federal snitch who actually planted a bomb on Cyndi Steele's car, got only 27 months, with much of that spent at a halfway house.

Additional media stories of significance include the Spokane Spokesman-Review, the Washington Post, and CBS News.

Reaction: A complete report is posted on The outrage continues to bubble on VNN Forum -- except for Donald E. Pauly, who suddenly started taking the government's side. Pauly claims that Steele was not framed and that the effects of aorta surgery made him lose his reason; he claims he's caught Steele in "dozens of lies". The problem with this is that it validates the federal government, and one never validates the enemy.

TruthInOurTime has a more patriotic reaction, writing "He is a political prisoner, possibly the highest profile in the White Nationalist movement. Undoubtedly this whole circus is meant to send a message to the rest of us, that if you cross the line they have the power to drag your name through the mud, separate you from your family and friends, take everything you have worked a lifetime for and in the end? You die in a cell".

1 comment:

Anchorage Activist said...

The previous two comments have served their purpose and are now deleted. They were retained long enough to send an appropriate message to the person who posted the first comment celebrating the sentencing of Edgar Steele to 50 years in prison. How any White racialist could celebrate that is utterly incomprehensible.