Supreme Court Judge Stephen Beyer was robbed while visiting his vacation home in the Caribbean Island of Nevis with his wife and friends the other week when the group was robbed by a robber with a machete. With three Supreme Court justices robbed in the past several years, it’s as if being one of the ‘Supremes’ is like being a robber’s magnet.
The robbery was committed by a masked thief who walked away with a thousand dollars in cash from Breyer’s home. Unfortunately, according to the Nevis Police Department, there are no suspects or arrests yet regarding the Breyer robbery nor other robberies that occurred at the same time around area.
Prior to the Breyer robbery last week, two other Supreme Court justices had been robbed in relatively recent times. Justice David Souter, who retired in 2009, received minor injuries when he was mugged by several young men while he was jobbing in 2004. Also, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the victim of a purse-snatching robbery as she was walking with her husband and daughter near the Kennedy Center.
This goes to show even being a Government official does not exempt you from being the victim of a crime.Robbery can be an extremely serious charge. If you have been accused ofrobbery, you could be facing the possibility of years in prison. The distinguishing feature of robbery is that in addition to theft, it includes an aspect of threats or force. Unfortunately, this means law enforcement officials are rarely sympathetic to those charged and convicted.
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