WINGNUT EX-COPS IN THE NEWS  2:31 pm April 5, 2011

Right-Wing Radio Nut/Ex-Cop Accused of Murdering Neighbor

by Ken Layne

UhhA former Baltimore cop, carpet installer and wingnut host of some web-only thing called “Liberty Works Radio Network” has been arrested for the shooting murder of his next-door neighbor, because the neighbor’s dog allegedly wouldn’t stay in its own yard. Charles “Pete” Richter (?), a 66-year-old ex-cop and failed candidate for Queen Anne’s County sheriff known for painting swastikas on the cars of his political opponents, is accused of killing his neighbor on Maryland’s Kent Island. Because of the dog.

Richter had been battling with all his neighbors forever, so it was inevitable that a dingbat violent failure of an ex-cop would eventually — we mean, “allegedly” — kill somebody. He also used to go around in a red-white-and-blue shirt while playing “anti-drug songs” on his guitar, and we are deeply sorry to have missed out on that. (But the black guys in prison for simple possession will probably really enjoy some cracker ex-cop performing such tunes in jail.)

Let’s here from Charles “Pete” himself!

“We deserve better and I’m ready to implement and enforce positive adjustments. When you see me on the street or at an event with my guitar in tow, please come up and say hi and let me know what I can do as sheriff to help you feel more fairly treated and protected in Queen Anne’s County.

“Remember friends: The Constitution was written to protect the citizens from the government. It’s time for the people to stand up and be counted. I believe in God, I say Merry Christmas, and I will insure that every citizen’s rights are protected. Illegals will be arrested and charged.”

Anyway, that’s your “local wingnut in the news” story for today. [Hometown Annapolis]

 
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Gratuitous World April 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

'playing “anti-drug songs” on his guitar'

This should've been Bunny Colvin's alternative strategy to 'Hamsterdam.'

Crank_Tango April 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm

well now we know the real auteur of "Friday."

Fun fun fun fun shoot your neighbor on the week-end!

Gratuitous World April 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

my ideal setlist would include hits such as,

"Granny's Crown"
" 'Where the fuck is Wallace?' Medley"
"Good Night, Hoppers"
"Pandemic "
"Honey Nut Blues"
"Money Be Green"
"You got the Briefcase" and of course,
"What the Fuck Did I do?"

JustPixelz April 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Songs like his compositions:

"Dope is for Dopes"
"Stay Clean for Your Dream"
"Mary Jane Has The Clap"

Also, "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

fuflans April 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

yup, illegals will be arrested and charged.

lowaltflier April 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

CHARGED? Unless they can hold the charge for later use I say HELL NO. We're in an energy crisis you no.

bumfug April 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

The dog that pissed him off was probably some damn wetback chihuahua.

OC_Cesium-137 _Serf April 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

The law should enforce positive adjustment and go all Pete (Townsend) on his geetar…

Swampgas_Man April 6, 2011 at 7:44 am

. . . Over his pointy head.

freakishlywrong April 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I hope he doesn't miss National Prayer Day when he's being ass raped in the clink. Or not.

zhubajie April 7, 2011 at 5:16 am

I expect he'll find lots of fellow nazis in the joint.

MrFizzy April 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I was wondering who cleaned out the cowboy section at TJ Maxx.

Crank_Tango April 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Dom Delouise, is that you?

Not_So_Much April 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Close enough — I'll bet he's pissing himself right about now and hoping like hell for a major cardiac infarction.

OzoneTom April 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Sadly, Dom is no longer with us.

Thurman Munster IV April 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttt

Tundra Grifter April 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Probably gonna be more like "Suuuuueeeeeeeee."

pinkocommi April 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm

In Charles “Pete” Richter's defense, that dog was an unwed mother of five who hasn't worked a day in its life, but instead lived off the hardwork of others, so the dog had it coming.

nounverb911 April 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm

"(But the black guys in prison for simple possession will probably really enjoy some cracker ex-cop performing such tunes in jail.)"
It'll keep the inmates waiting in line to rape him entertained.

widestanceroman April 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I'm thinking all he's gonna be able to do is hum a tune.

CessnaDriver April 6, 2011 at 8:06 pm

He's a republican. They may find him a bit looser than what they usually like.

SorosBot April 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Does anyone have a prediction of what twists the Breitbarters will use to claim this guy's really a left-winger?

jus_wonderin April 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I am not sure that type of geometry has been discovered yet.

genxr April 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Ah, the Mobius Gambit. Well played.

PsycWench April 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm

and has any noticed if Fox has carried this story with a "D" in front of the guy's name?

Ducksworthy April 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm

The beard.

LetUsBray April 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Plus, he's playin' a ghee-tar like a damn hippie.

GOPCrusher April 5, 2011 at 3:10 pm

The red, white, and blue shirt and hat screams, "Liberal".

glamourdammerung April 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Why would someone need to twist to outright lie?

mightykendar April 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm

"Insure," in this context, or "ensure"? I'm thinking the latter.

emmelemm April 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm

You are correct… it's a personal pet peeve of mine.

DaRooster April 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm

"A former Baltimore cop, carpet installer and wingnut…"

This hasn't laid anything, including carpet, in quite some time.

Not_So_Much April 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

That will soon change…forcibly.

DaRooster April 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

That guy wouldn't even make a good Prison Bitch… although he probably does have Tig Ole Bitties…

widestanceroman April 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Can't find a hole–make a hole!

pinkocommi April 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

'playing “anti-drug songs” on his guitar'

The irony is, if this guy smoked pot, this tragedy would not have happened.

weejee April 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Would an E7#9 be off the Richter scale? Too foxy perhaps? Too soon after Japan for earthquake jokes?

SayItWithWookies April 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

By the sheerest coincidence, most of the pants he wears are augmented cords.

FNMA April 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm

"Hey, Pete, where you goin' with that gun in your hand?"

4TheTurnstiles April 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

creepy show-all-your-teeth phony grin on a creepy brownshirt phony

jus_wonderin April 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I hope they get the dog into the witness protection system so he will testify.

W88 April 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Palin supporters are just not right in the head.

FNMA April 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

And guitars.

LabRodent April 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Cause in the USA thats how you win an argument.

EdFlintstone April 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I hope he gets more opportunity to work on his hands and knees on the cell block but it won't be laying carpet.

GregComlish April 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm

he'll be helping to lay some pipe

LabRodent April 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

No. He will be on the receiving in of said Pipe.

widestanceroman April 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

So, that would in fact be pipe-fitting?

glamourdammerung April 5, 2011 at 10:27 pm

So, in other words, he is going to be in a pipe-fitting union?

Fare la Volpe April 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I hear prison is a great place to practice your skin flute.

smokefilledroommate April 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Seems rational–neighbor's dog enters your yard, kill your neighbor. Perfect Tea Party candidate once he's acquitted.

Swampgas_Man April 6, 2011 at 7:47 am

Hey, at least he didn't hurt the dog.

Poindexter718 April 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

And?

hagajim April 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Maybe this cats neighbor should have carried the Constitution to protect himself from wingnuts like "Pete".

Moonbatting Average April 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Why couldn't it have been Alex Jones!?!? *shakes fist at sky*

Gopherit April 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Alex Jones is too busy getting coked up to worry about barking dogs.

edgydrifter April 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Even when the dingbat bohunk murderer is the source of reichwing propaganda, the Establishment Right will maintain that their fringe-pandering messaging has absolutely nothing to do with imbalanced buffoons enacting their own personal 2nd Amendment remedies.

Fare la Volpe April 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm

"Guns don't kill people. We kill people."

JoshuaNorton April 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Give him a fair trial – then hang the summabitch.

weejee April 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

How 'bout like the earlier Alice postings and hang him first, then give the corpse a fair trail?

DahBoner April 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

# LIKE

zhubajie April 7, 2011 at 5:20 am

Firing squad!

GuyClinch April 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Arpaio/Richter Butt-Secks-a-Palooza 2012 coming to a county fairground near you!

Ducksworthy April 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm

The Tea Party-always ready to implement and enforce positive adjustments.

Radio_______ April 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I just said a little prayer for him.
And then I upfisted everybody.

Ducksworthy April 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Is this a great country or what? And this is in Maryland.

Jaded[redacted] April 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Eastern Shore is strange. Real Strange.

OkieDokieDog April 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

If he'd used the all inclusive "Happy Holidays" he wouldn't be such an uptight dickwad.

Speaking of dickwad, bend over Sheriff WannaBe, I think some illegals have a request.

OkieDokieDog April 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Uh oh – I think I just got downfisted by my new BFF – microphallus. So so sorry about your teeny tiny thingy, so downfist away.

GregComlish April 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

You can shoot your neighbors and you can shoot your dog, but you can't shoot your neighbors' dog.

PsycWench April 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm

“Remember friends: The Constitution was written to protect the citizens from the government.
Time for my very favorite Onion article: http://www.theonion.com/articles/area-man-passion

natl indecency cmdr April 5, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I get all of my news from The Onion. Did you hear about Biden? http://www.theonion.com/articles/biden-calls-dibs

Dudleydidwrong April 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

That guy sounds like an ideal candidate for governor of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maine, Iowa, Ohio…I'm sure that somewhere in his Constitution it gives him the right to govern all of those states at once. And why not go all the way: Kyle Mortensen/ LouSarah in 2012!

GOPCrusher April 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Is this that same government of the people, by the people, for the people that we need to be protected from?

Not_So_Much April 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm

This is good news for the NRA. If only all of his neighbors had been preemptively packing heat, all the time everywhere, the deterrent would have avoided this needless tragedy.

MOAR GUNZ FER EVER'ONE!!!!1!!

genxr April 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm

If everyone had a Browning .50 cal semi-automatic sniper rifle with night vision scope, or if anyone had bothered to learn how to convert an AK-47 to full auto, this could have been prevented. READ THE CONSTITUSHUN SHEEPLE!

zhubajie April 7, 2011 at 5:20 am

I'm sure someone is on the radio right now, making that point.

GeneralTapioca April 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm

2nd amendment remedies in action! What's the big deal?

GodShammgod April 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

He *may* have killed his neighbor, but at least he's not in a union.

PsycWench April 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm

as did the Virginia Tech shooter.

gurukalehuru April 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm

But he does say Merry Christmas.

natl indecency cmdr April 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

"Merry fucking Christmas, dog-lover" blam!

XOhioan April 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Heartbreaking detail:
Other news accounts said that Xander's dog, a Rottweiler, guarded his master's body. Relatives had to take control of the dog to allow paramedics access.

Patriot/pussy had "chest pains" after he was arrested and had to be rushed to the hospital. One could hope those pains represent remorse, but I doubt it.

metamarcisf April 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Happy Holidays, asshole.

Fox n Fiends April 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I can see Atlas shrugging right about now….

Beetagger April 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

He chose a 2nd amendment solution… perfectly reasonable for a man in a flag shirt.

Fox n Fiends April 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

They probably have bigger lawns to protect.

natl indecency cmdr April 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

"let me know what I can do as sheriff to help you feel more fairly treated and protected in Queen Anne’s County." um, "Pete", how's about you don't shoot people to death? I guess no one suggested this to him.

(psst… Wisconsinites! go vote!)

BlueStateLibel April 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I think this must officially be "crazy rightwing nut week" at Wonkette–this guy, Trump, crazy lady at the museum. You should have told me, I would have put on my tinfoil lizard-people hat.

ttommyunger April 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

No guts, Pete. Dontcha' know that the proper thing to do was to turn the gun on yourself after offing your neighbor? Jeeesh! Now we have to pay for your room and board 'till you die of bleeding piles in prison awaiting your eventual exoneration on appeal. BTW, that smile reminds me, got to get the Rabies shots for my dogs.

trondant April 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm

The real problem here is that dogs aren't allowed to carry guns.

DahBoner April 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

The Constitution was written to protect the citizens from the government.

Common nutter misconception.

Actually, the Constitution was written to protect the citizens from the government being controlled by Rich People and Corporations, such as the East India Trading Company (the cause of the original Tea Party),,,

genxr April 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Does it never occur to them? If I have rights, they shouldn't be taken away by anyone- government or private. If their only purpose is to limit the power of government, they will find willing allies in those powerful companies who wish to have that power for themselves.

comrad_darkness April 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm

It turns out, unfortunately, that difference is one that exists only hypothetically. Sadly.

mrpuma2u April 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I think he should be waterboarded with bong water.

genxr April 5, 2011 at 3:10 pm

He should be forced to sit for hours in an uncomfortable position while his interrogators get really really stoned and say, "wait wait, what were we going to ask him?"

jus_wonderin April 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I would say "naked and on a leash" but once the thought was conceived, I aborted it.

ManchuCandidate April 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be wingnuts
Don't let 'em wear US flag shirts and drive them old trucks
Make 'em be useful and learned and such

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be wingnuts
They'll always shoot your ass over shit like your dog
Even at someone who's white

SorosBot April 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Or can use spellcheck at least. Hee, check his site out – for some reason he puts the first letter of each paragraph in a giant font, and it was "Last updated: 3/28/11". I wonder when they're going to mention this.

Troubledog April 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Nice shirt! Dude looks like Debbie Riddle's "naughty uncle".

http://www.texastribune.org/immigration-in-texas/

chascates April 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm

His bio shows him bravely taking down a dangerous hippie:
http://www.libertyworksradionetwork.com/jml15/ind

randcoolcatdaddy April 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm

"I believe in God, I say Merry Christmas, and I will insure that every citizen’s rights are protected. Illegals will be arrested and charged.”

Is this Obama's 2012 campaign stump speech?

mereoblivion April 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm

With big-ass banners flutterin' in the breeze:
NO WE COULDN"T, AS IT TURNED OUT, SO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND GO BACK TO SLEEP

woodthrush April 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Hey! what happened to all my P? and my comment history?

dynamite512 April 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm

hope he brings up his firm stance on property rights when he runs again

Billmatic April 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I'm glad he takes a hard line stance on saying Merry Christmas.

Tundra Grifter April 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

In due course he's going from a hard line to a wide stance…

meufchelou April 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm

"I believe in the law and the law is upside down in this country. " Sounds like we need to establish a national backwards day, all the time!! Unless you believe in upside down law!!

Wait, what?

MissTaken April 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

maybe not upside down, but this asshole is about to learn all about face-down, ass-up.

mereoblivion April 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

For some reason I thought you were leading up to "their penises." Following some wacked-out Moody Blues "Tuesday Afternoon" train of thought is my excuse for an excuse.

Duly_Noted April 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Got to respectfully disagree, here. The Constitution was written in the wake of Daniel Shays and others to protect the government from the people. A subtle but important difference!

chicken_thief April 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

GET OFF MY LAWN!!!

Tundra Grifter April 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

After the way all those right wing nutz came out to "support" the Border Patrol officers who shot a man and then lied about and tried to cover it all up – no bet.

DaSandman April 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

They should have taken him out with some sort of petting zoo trank gun years ago.

indysocco April 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Needs more flag.

3_Piece_Suet April 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

It's hard to blame a man so full of sweet sweet liberty.

That and rat feces.

vacuumslayer April 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm

That photo looks like a manip that some liberal made that confirms EVERY SINGLE TEATARD STEREOTYPE that exists. LOVE IT!

JoshuaNorton April 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Why the hell do they ALL look like that?

MissTaken April 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm

It's like how hunters wear orange so they don't shoot each other. Wingnuts wear flags and flubber so they don't shoot each other.

Worthly[♬♪♬♪♫♪♬]Skum April 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm

It's a virus. Better wear a face mask.

trondant April 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Fambly tree not branch.

Rosie_Scenario April 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I'm old enough to remember the GOP howls when Abbie Hoffman wore a flag shirt.

prommie April 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Hey, he says "Merry Christmas," that tells the whole story. Its another white Christian male driven out of his mind by the oppression he had to face from the anti-white, anti-Christian, anti-male majority in this country. You know, the ones that say "happy holidays."

Zombie_Reagan April 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

NEEDZ MOAR GUNS

MadBrahms April 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

But does he say "Merry Christmas" to illegals?

MinAgain April 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Some people just need killin'. Unfortunately, they're never the people who end up getting shot.

MissTaken April 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

How does one get Pete from Charles?

Is it like Joe the Plumber from Sam the Wurzelbacher?

poncho_pilot April 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Sam the Sham and the Pharisees.

mrpuma2u April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Let's hope Joe the plunger shows up as a character witness…

__kth__ April 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Not that he looks like the kind of guy that has a bunch of dead runaway boys buried in his backyard or anything.

DahBoner April 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

"…is accused of killing his neighbor on Maryland’s Kent Island. Because of the dog."

Well, in his defense, it was a black lab…

Beowoof April 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

You know I am not a supporter of the death penalty, but making this fucker walk the green mile would make me smile.

Rotundo_ April 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I don't know… Hackneyed repeated set up for injectable death delayed a couple of times, then completed while he is still able to sense pain or spending the remainder of his years either in solitary confinement or getting routinely raped. I just don't know… But I guess to be consistent the rapey/solitary thing works pretty well. And it lasts a lot longer.

SenileAgitation April 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I wish an ex-policeman in a red, white and blue shirt had cared enough to serenade me understandingly with his guitar when I was young man. Instead, I've endured a life time of marijuana addiction, sometimes turning to pot every evening to deal with the pain and loneliness I feel inside, and to make Jeopardy more confusing.

poncho_pilot April 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm

the dog probably told him to do it.

Limeylizzie April 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Is the dog ok?

emmelemm April 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

That was my first question too.

onemoretime79 April 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I need to know. Channeling Mr. Tom Petty.

Jukesgrrl April 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

The problem is such a manly man living in a place with the sissified name of Queen Anne County. If he lived in Arizona, he would have WON that sheriff election and his radio program could share airtime with Bristol Palin's.

zhubajie April 7, 2011 at 5:24 am

Queen Anne would probably hanged him, to the great entertainment of all the county.

randcoolcatdaddy April 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

All you had to do was ask…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ihSdN4oPI

onemoretime79 April 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Is the dog OK?
I mean, that is the real story here.

Where is the fourth (or is it thefifth) estate when one needs them?
As much as I google I can't find the answer.

BZ1 April 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm

"It’s time for the people to stand up and be hunted…"

Joey_Ratz April 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm

…I believe in God, I say Merry Christmas…

This would have been enough to get this dingbat elected in Arizona or Alabama. Good on ya, Marylanders!

comrad_darkness April 5, 2011 at 9:29 pm

"The Constitution was written to protect the citizens from the government."
Absolutely dead-on (ehem) correct.

"Illegals will be arrested and charged."
Ah. That explains it. You never read it, did you?

eastcoastelite April 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm

And Happy New Year….IN JAIL!

ShaveTheWhales April 6, 2011 at 12:21 am

If you read the linkie, you'll find that about 25% of the commenters sort of support this guy. I find this slightly weird, because there is nothing to indicate the political leanings of the decedent. In my own life, most of the folks I've encountered, who refused to control their animals, have been more like teabaggers than hippies.

As far as I know, I'm on good terms with my neighbors, but these comments make me think I need more ammo and possibly a larger caliber rifle.

zhubajie April 7, 2011 at 5:30 am

A dog is usually better than a gun.

Negropolis April 6, 2011 at 12:30 am

Trolling the streets with a guitar singing anti-drug songs, eh? That's like the pedophile calling card, right there. Was he dressed as the D.A.R.E lion, too?

CessnaDriver April 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

zhubajie April 7, 2011 at 5:31 am

But it's a lot easier with a gun than with a knife or a club. Avoid temptation!

DahBoner April 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm

"Al Jolson"?

Hopefully, someone videotaped these musical "talent" shows to be used at his trial.

And the judge is black….

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