David Daleiden Turns Himself in on Planned Parenthood Sting Charges

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David Daleiden, the man behind the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress, turned himself in today after being indicted on charges of tampering with a government record and a misdemeanor count related to the prohibited sale of human organs. He posted a $3,000 bond and was immediately released.

Video taken by the anti-abortion group Texas Right to Life shows Daleiden smiling as he walked into the Houston courthouse to cheers and applause.


He also took a fairly chipper mugshot.

Daleiden’s alleged co-conspirator, Sandra Merritt, turned herself in yesterday and was also immediately released after posting bond. Merritt has been offered a plea deal that would involve probation. Her attorneys haven’t indicated if she’ll accept the deal.

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Daleiden leaving the courtroom in Houston, February 4, 2016. Image via AP.

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Mr.Noir, Liberal Hippie King

What is it with the smug self satisfied “I’m a prick and I know it” looks on these guys faces?! Merritt had one yesterday, this douchebag has one today.