Wouldn’t you know that in the age of the “Me Too” movement, “I Believe Her,” “Nasty Women” and “No Due Process, No…” that the hypocrisy from those spearheading these movements in the heart of the D.C. swamp are that or maintain that which they claim to take up arms against?
Enter former assistant prosecuting attorney/former judge Lance T. Mason who just eight days ago (Saturday, November 17, 2018) was arrested for the stabbing death his estranged wife, Aisha Fraser, in front of her home. The whole scene occurred in the presence of their two children.
According to reports, Mason attempted to commit suicide, failed and then rammed a police car with his SUV in Shaker Heights (Cuyahoga County), Ohio. The police officer was in his vehicle at the time that Mason rammed the cruiser.
Long story short, it is Lance Mason, his pattern of domestic violence, aggressive anger issues, clear signs that were “dismissed” and his connections to Rep. Marcia Fudge that may have played a role in Fudge and soon-to-be Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi making a deal that I suspect the Democratic Congresswoman from Ohio could not refuse.
One of many Black Progressives close to Nancy Pelosi and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Marcia Fudge, penned a letter of support dated August 15, 2015 to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office on behalf of Lance Mason.
In her letter, Marcia Fudge acknowledged more than two decades of friendship with Lance Mason and vouched for Mason’s integrity and character. The purpose of the letter was to enable Mason to secure a reduced sentence.
“This letter of support on behalf of Lance T. Mason, comes as the result of more than 20 years of friendship…The behavior Lance displayed on August 2, 2014 is out of character and totally contrary to everything I know about him.”
Lance accepts full responsibility for his actions and has assured me that something like this will never happen again…Lance Mason is a good man who made a very bad mistake. I can only hope that you can see in Lance what I and others see…”
Lance Mason brutally attacked his wife bashing her head 20 times into the dashboard/armrest of their vehicle, pulled her hair, choked and bit her lip. The reports are that even as Fraser attempted to flee the attack, Mason followed her outside the vehicle and continued the assault.
Mason, a former aide to former Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones also of Ohio unleashed such a savage beating on his wife that he broke her orbital socket, causing her to be hospitalized during which she had to undergo reconstructive surgery [i]but to hear Fudge tell it, “Lance Mason is a good man who made a very bad mistake. I can only hope that you can see in Lance what I and others see…”
We have found a letter of support from @RepMarciaFudge during the 2015 sentencing of Judge Lance Mason after the severe beating of his wife Aisha Fraser. Mason is now the lead suspect in the weekend murder of Fraser. @cleveland19news pic.twitter.com/6Yzgw2gkkD
— Dan DeRoos (@DanDeRoos19) November 19, 2018
The Pillar of the Community
Since the disgraced judge was such a pillar of his community (sarcasm) four sitting judges, clergymen, community leaders, his legal counsel and Ohio’s Democratic politicians among them Marcia Fudge rallied on his behalf (They are Judges John J. Russo, Hollie Gallagher, Brendan Sheehan and Joan Synenberg, former Judge Ronald Suster, judge-elect Bill McGinty, all of whom “condemned the attack, but threw the weight of their reputations behind Mason’s character.”
Mason who plead out to charges of attempted felonious assault and domestic violence was sentenced to 24 months but served only 9 months for the brutal assault that nearly killed his wife the first time around.
At his sentencing, Mason allegedly owned up to his sins, declared his love for his wife and accepted the sentencing, “I make no excuses, I mean I beat my wife in front of my kids…I mourn the harm I did to my family.” Or did he truly relent. Upon leaving the courtroom, Mason is reported to have said to those in the courtroom, “I’m good, I’m strong.”
The prosecuting attorney and friend, Timothy McGinty, supposedly stated, “It’s a sad day. He was a good judge and a friend, but he owes society this time. I am confident he will leave prison rehabilitated and will again be an asset to our community.“
Aisha Fraser Mason, a sixth-grade teacher, did not attend the sentencing hearing. Instead, she sent an email to the judge expressing her concern and fear of retribution and aggressive action from Mason unless Mason “underwent aggressive counseling and supervision upon his release.” The letter remained private until last Wednesday November 21, 2018, four days after her murder.
Upon release from prison, Mason applied for a job with the City of Ohio which has a policy of hiring convicted felons.
At the same time that Progressives were attacking President Donald J. Trump with allegations about alleged treatment of women, Ohio’s Democratic Party not only stood by Mason who was hired by the City to the position of Minority Business Development Administrator. On Saturday, the City of Cleveland terminated Lance Mason .
According to Heavy.com and pursuant to Lance Mason’s website, Battlethru.com, “started a website offering life coaching and consultancy work and touting how the domestic violence conviction changed his outlook.”
As stated on his website:
“In August of 2014, upon returning home from a funeral, Lance assaulted his wife in the presences of his children. He plead guilty to charges, resigned from the judgeship, and was sentences to 2 years in prison. In addition to serving a 9 months prison term, Lance endured multiple media attacks, some calling for his firing 3 years after the assault. Since the assault, Lance has battled on a long and painful road of remorse, recovery, rehabilitation, and restoration. Lance has tirelessly fought in the courts to be active in his children’s lives. He is the father of two beautiful daughters, Audrey and Ava.”
Perusing Mason’s blog section of his website, I ran across a testimony entitled, Broken, bloodied, but unbowed: Learning from my great failure. The following excerpt stood out:
“I never thought I was broken until I assaulted my wife in front of my children. I certainly didn’t see the signs. There had been no prior violence by me. I didn’t think about being wounded or hurt –neither by the passing of both of my parents within 2 years after being their caretaker, nor from learning that my daughter was born with Down Syndrome. I kept moving forward despite these losses and did what I thought all men should do: I sucked up my pain, was strong for my family, and provided…”
Hindsight, hypocrisy, the words of a narcissist or psychopath? It appears that Lance Mason may have more soul searching to do.
Back to Marcia Fudge
On October 6, 2018 shortly after the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, Fudge issued the following statement:
“I am both saddened and angered the Senate would confirm a jurist who doesn’t support women’s rights, voting rights, or affirmative action. Based on what he displayed during the hearings and subsequent questioning, it is clear that he is an elitist, entitled misogynist with a temperament that should disqualify him from any court. History will not be kind to those who voted to confirm someone so offensive to the majority of Americans.”
As the news regarding Lance Mason began to spread, Fudge found herself under fire. In response, Fudge’s office released the following statement:
“My heart breaks for Aisha Fraser. I pray for Aisha’s family, especially her children, as they attempt to deal with this tragedy. My support of Lance in 2015 was based on the person I knew for almost 30 years – an accomplished lawyer, prosecutor, state legislator and a judge. That’s the Lance Mason I supported. The person who committed these crimes is not the Lance Mason familiar to me. It was a horrific crime. I and everyone who knew Aisha are mourning her loss.”
Here's @RepMarciaFudge's statement on Aisha Fraser and her previous support for Lance Mason, a former judge who served jail time for beating Fraser and was later hired by the City of Cleveland. Mason is a suspect in Fraser's stabbing death. pic.twitter.com/7N5Hz7AQDJ
— Tony Ganzer (@tony_ganzer) November 20, 2018
Plainly put, while Marcia Fudge elicited compassion for long-time friend and going so far as to vouch for this suspected murderer’s integrity and character based on a friendship that spanned over two decades, Fudge showed no such compassion for the victim, now deceased Aisha Fraser or their two children who witnessed in real-time the 2014… until after Aisha Fraser’s death.
The sentence in Fudge’s press release, “My heart breaks for Aisha Fraser,” rings hollow when reminded of the Congresswoman’s lack of empathy for Fraser back in 2015 involving the 2014 domestic violence assault that could have ended the sixth grade school teacher’s life. Thus, it stands to reason that Fudge’s sudden awareness that her opportunity to become speaker of the 116th Congress had just slipped away is the actual reason behind her heartbreak.
Dropping the Challenge, Fudge Endorses Pelosi as Speaker
A few hours later, the news broke that Marcia Fudge would not challenge Nancy Pelosi for the speakership. Instead, Marcia Fudge will endorse Pelosi for Speaker of the House:
“Last week I announced that I was strongly considering a run for Speaker of the House.
“My consideration was due in large part to the lack of sustained efforts that ensure diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of the House. Further, despite the great success we experienced on November 6, voter protection and voter integrity are still at risk. The erosion of voting rights and civil rights was on full display in Georgia, Florida, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas. Our party should reflect the diversity of our changing nation and guarantee all our citizens the unfettered right to vote and to have every vote count. …
So what changed?
“…Leader Pelosi has granted me the opportunity to create the record necessary to satisfy the 2013 Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, so that the protections of the Voting Rights Act will be reinstated and improved. She has also assured me that the most loyal voting bloc in the Democratic party, Black women, will have a seat at the decision-making table. I am now confident that we will move forward together and that the 116th Congress will be a Congress of which we can all be proud. I now join my colleagues in support of the leadership team of Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn.”
Rep Fudge: “I now join my colleagues in support of the leadership team of Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn." pic.twitter.com/sH3MqqQHDv
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 20, 2018
“Shelby County v. Holder? ” “protections of the Voting Rights Act will be reinstated and improved.” “Black women, will have a seat at the decision-making table?” Balderdash! Mere talking points where the rubber does not meet the road.
Fudge and her racially divisive comrades that make up the Congressional Black Caucus are continuing to sell out the Black vote and the Civil Rights movement. Black women having a “decision-making seat at the table,” is the lie of the century. The primary agenda of Progressives is to bring as many illegal aliens into the United States, a future voting block for Progressives that will cancel out the Black vote and shoving Black women, children and their families under the chassis of the Democratic bus. The seat at the decision-making table is incumbent upon Blacks doing the bidding of their Progressive masters and Fudge as well as her comrades in the CBC know of the rules of the game.
Speaking of the Rules of the Game
In reality, how much of a chance to become speaker did Marcia Fudge have other than in hear head?
While the CBC has been pushing for a Black speaker of the House, several high profile leaders in the CBC backed Nancy Pelosi to become speaker of the 116th Congress.
…in interviews with eight CBC members about Fudge’s possible bid for speaker, all but two members said they would back Pelosi over Fudge. Other CBC members on Thursday tweeted or put out statements of support for Pelosi, including Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the most powerful African-American in the House and a close friend and ally of Fudge.
“She knows that, she knows that, she knows I’m for Pelosi,” Clyburn said of Fudge in a brief interview in the Capitol[…]
The short of it, Marcia Fudge has been thrown a bone and the illusion of saving face meaning she will chair the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections. In addition, the number of anti-Pelosi Progressives threatening to stand in the way of her speakership appears to be dwindling quickly.
It promises to be an interesting week once Congress returns.
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