It’s often said that a liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet. As a former liberal who was mugged at knife point, copy that. Which brings us to Susan J. Dlott, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. President Bill Clinton appointed Dlott after her husband Stan “the father of class action law suits” Chesley raised millions for the Democratic Party. Fast forward 21 years [via news.yahoo.com]: “Judge Susan Dlott fled [her $8 million mansion] barefoot in her nightgown and through the woods, banging on doors for help.” The story continues . . .
One neighbor let the judge in.
Her husband, a prominent 79-year-old attorney, was being held at gunpoint at their house.
Dlott told the 911 operator: “My husband and the dogs are still there, there’s three black men with guns and masks in our house. Call the United States Marshals. I’m a federal judge, call the marshals.”
Wait. Are we still allowed to identify home invaders by race? Can we pull rank in a 911 call? (I’m America’s most-read gun blogger! Send a well-armed militia!) Why wasn’t Judge Dlott’s mansion alarmed and equipped with a panic button? And why didn’t Dlott trust the local police/SWAT team to perform the necessary rescue mission?
That’s a mission that may not have been necessary if the Judge and/or her husband had been armed. Home carry people, home carry! Especially if you’re a federal judge living in a big house with a seriously wealthy significant other known to rip people a new you-know-what in court to prise big bucks from legally challenged defendants.
When cops got there, they found the judge’s husband had been thrown down a flight of stairs.
The three gunmen had already fled and three suspects were later arrested.
Let’s see what happens if and when Judge Dlott gets a gun rights case before her court. Probably nothing different, but you never know….