Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Beer Company Has Higher Ethical Standards Than Judiciary When It Comes To Domestic Violence

Anheuser-Busch has threatened to pull more than $1 billion in advertising if the National Football League does not start taking a tougher stance against players who engage in domestic violence.

Sounds like America's judiciary should take a lesson from the beer company.

Federal Judge Mark Fuller (Middle District of Alabama) stands accused of beating his wife in an Atlanta hotel room--and it looks like he will keep his job upon completing a 24-week treatment program for alcohol, drug, and domestic-violence issues. U.S. Senator Richard Shelby called on Fuller to resign yesterday, and that's big news, but Shelby supported Fuller for the position--and the senator's words at this point seem to be a case of too little, too late.

According to Facebook reports from Alabama attorney Donald Watkins, some of Fuller's judicial brethren have asked him to step down from his lifetime perch on the bench. But Fuller, it appears, has refused, and we see no signs that the judicial establishment is going to put any bite behind its mild bark.

The folks who make Budweiser are not so timid. From USA Today:

Now the NFL has real trouble on its hands.

Fed up with the league's woeful inconsistencies on domestic violence and its belligerent insistence on protecting misbehaving players, Anheuser-Busch took the NFL to task on Tuesday. No, it didn't say it was pulling its $1.2 billion, six-year contract – yet.

But it doesn't take a marketing genius to see what's down the road if the NFL doesn't get its act together. And fast.

Meanwhile, Judge Mark Fuller does not have to work quickly. He can go into rehab for 24 weeks and hope the public largely forgets about the 911 call that provides evidence of him savagely beating his wife.


e.a.f. said...

Yes, but Fuller is white and the football players, who have been "suspended" are black. It might be something to do with race as opposed to occupation.

of course Fuller has a no cut contract and the football players don't.

If the judiciary is serious that Fuller resign, they could force it, but I doubt if they want to spend that type of energy.

Redeye said...

Not so fast on praising the folks that brew beer LS. They haven't said a word about Mike Brown which happened in their own back yard. No Bud for me until they take a firm stand on shooting unarmed teens and demanding the arrest of Darren Wilson.

Ken said...

Karma is a mutha. This judge is going to go down in flames. It will be a pleasure to watch him as his fellow rethugs abandon him to the wolves.


Anonymous said...

How does the fact that Alabama's two Republican senators have called for Fuller's resignation affect your assessment of the situation?

e.a.f. said...

The "rethugs" may abandon him, but he will still have his job and salary. If a guy doesn't care he beats his wife, will he really care if the "rethugs" abandon him. About all the good judge will care about is if he still gets his time at the golf course and if he can get "laid" somewhere.

The judge isn't going anywhere, he has a "no cut contract".

Anonymous said...

I'm confused Redeye, why would anyone want Darren Wilson arrested since he committed no crime? It is perfectly legal to shoot someone who is attacking you if you perceive that the other person intends to cause serious physical injury or death, regardless if there is a weapon or not. Just so you know, you can be beaten to death by an "unarmed" person.
As far as Anheuser-Busch taking a stand against domestic violence, do you see the irony? An overwhelming majority of domestic violence occurs when at least one of the participants is intoxicated. I'm sure the fact they chose the NFL had more to do with the fact that more Americans are concerned with it than a Federal Judge. It's about pretending to care so that the victim's of domestic violence don't start a class action suit against Anheuser-Busch for not doing enough anti-domestic violence education.

Anonymous said...

NFL sure detracts from the acts of the whites, the whites are getting a pass while the blacks aren't. nothing new in this news.

Mark Fuller, by year-end 2014, should be on the retirement committee sticker shock.

Year-end, 2014, watch the petro dollar take the play.

Run, run, rung petro dollar fast as the technology did.

Real reality is going to make the USA realize how this time was spent doing what Fuller and Rove did rather than figuring out how to save our whole people that are the true value.

Do we trust those in charge while the collapse happens in real time?

Hunkering down and out.

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legalschnauzer said...

Good question, @10:52. It certainly doesn't help Fuller's cause. But I have to wonder why it took the senators so long to speak out.

e.a.f. said...

It takes senators a long time to speak out because first they want to know how it will impact the number of votes they will receive the next election. In this case, they have figured out if black football players loose their jobs for beating their wives and kids, judges might be held to a similar standard, or someone might point it out in the not so distant future.

We haven't heard much about white football players and domestic violence, but they maybe passing it off as the results of head injures and if the black football players get good lawyers they maybe able to get out of it also.