White House on Randy Blythe
2012-12-07 by Kyle Pierce | 62 Comments

The White House has responded to a petition to help free Randy Blythe of manslaughter charges he received in the Czech Republic.

The response is as follows:

We appreciate your inquiry about the case of D. Randall Blythe, who was released from detention in the Czech Republic on August 3, 2012, and returned to the United States shortly thereafter. Mr. Blythe has publicly stated his intention to return to the Czech Republic to face trial for the alleged manslaughter of a Czech man at a concert in 2010. He recently told MTV, "It's the correct thing for me to do ... this poor young man's family deserves some answers." Pending Mr. Blythe’s trial, we cannot discuss the details of his case. We are closely monitoring the progress of his trial.

The Department of State noted in its 2011 Human Rights Report that in the Czech Republic, “The laws provide for the right to a fair trial, and the independent judiciary generally enforced this right.” We expect that the Czech government will make all efforts to ensure a fair, transparent, and timely trial for Mr. Blythe, and guarantee full protection of his legal rights under Czech law and his welfare.


If you would like to know more about what the Department of State does for U.S. citizens overseas, please visit our website at www.Travel.State.Gov. General information on U.S. human rights policy is available at www.HumanRights.gov.

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Spec
December 7th 2012

27130 Comments


Cannot open page.

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fish.
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December 7th 2012

21780 Comments


petition?

Do people not know how justice systems work?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 7th 2012

50062 Comments


"petition?

Do people not know how justice systems work?"

They're petitioning white house to pardon Randy Blythe or give him protection or something.

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MTObsidian
December 7th 2012

118 Comments


Broken link?

JrmyPrks
December 7th 2012

307 Comments


Link fail.

Free Randy guise.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 7th 2012

31085 Comments


https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/response-we-people-petition-d-randall-blythe?utm_source=wethepeople&utm_medium=response&

Can anyone access this?

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iswimfast
December 7th 2012

1286 Comments


Deviant's link works ^

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thumbcrusher
December 7th 2012

3591 Comments


i can read Deviant's one but not the one in the article

JrmyPrks
December 7th 2012

307 Comments


article was written by Michael Posner, heh.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 7th 2012

31085 Comments


Just posted the response in the article instead

goop
December 7th 2012

131 Comments


Just put the colon in after the s in https for fuck's sake people, fix the link yourselves rather than complaining about it

zxlkho
December 7th 2012

3461 Comments


Everyone who signed that petition is a complete idiot who has no idea how international law works.

savagecabbage
December 7th 2012

2105 Comments


thank god for this

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 7th 2012

50062 Comments


Implying most people have a knowledge of international law like it's common knowledge or something
Damn did I miss that day in history class when we learned about the Czech Republic legal system?

eternium
December 7th 2012

16337 Comments


Typical Americans assume that the U.S. can trump a sovereign nation's legal process.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 7th 2012

50062 Comments


But yeah pretty dumb, like the petition response said, he already stated he plans to face trial

Fieryfenderz
December 7th 2012

1435 Comments


Cause I mean the United States can totally get rid of foreign charges... That's how democracy works, right guiz?

Boogeyman5870
December 7th 2012

9 Comments


As Americans it's a time honored virtue to not know nor care how the rest of the world works.

TheFifthEye
December 7th 2012

122 Comments


I live in the rest of the world and I have no idea how it works so don't worry, Boogeyman.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 7th 2012

50062 Comments


"Cause I mean the United States can totally get rid of foreign charges... That's how democracy works, right guiz?"

What the fuck does that have to do with voting for elected officials who implement policy based on the public's wishes my word

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 7th 2012

31085 Comments


my word

DrMaximus
December 7th 2012

9132 Comments


"Petition?"

I lol'd

zxlkho
December 7th 2012

3461 Comments


"Implying most people have a knowledge of international law like it's common knowledge or something
Damn did I miss that day in history class when we learned about the Czech Republic legal system?"


fucking lol dude

krig9412
December 7th 2012

794 Comments


This is a thing now? Aren't there other pressing issues the U.S. has to deal at the moment?

zxlkho
December 7th 2012

3461 Comments


krig, every petition with over 25k signatures gets an official response. It's been that way since Obama took office.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 7th 2012

50062 Comments


It probably took one dude like 5 minutes to google the situation and respond

fagnutzzz
December 7th 2012

42 Comments


save us from the archon


drasticaction74
December 7th 2012

1729 Comments


Nancy Pelosi moshes

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zaruyache
December 7th 2012

6235 Comments


You never know, they could promise not to extradite him or something.

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Irving
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December 7th 2012

7164 Comments


Typical Americans assume that the U.S. can trump a sovereign nation's legal process.

This. Lol.

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krig9412
December 7th 2012

794 Comments


@zxlkho: I meant the petition, not the official statement

Lakes.
December 7th 2012

26675 Comments


blythe house on randy white

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FictionalFlames
December 7th 2012

1516 Comments


Obama why u no bailout Gr00ve metalz?

DrMaximus
December 7th 2012

9132 Comments


White Blythe on Randy House

americanohno
December 7th 2012

1599 Comments


that one sounds sexxy

ConcubinaryCode
December 7th 2012

2063 Comments


I thought this was going to talk about his campaign to become president.

nedflanders
December 7th 2012

19 Comments


randy blythe is in one pick-diddly-ickle!

Funeralopolis
December 7th 2012

11210 Comments


good bub randy

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newjunkaesthetic93
December 8th 2012

1871 Comments


I'm gonna start a petition for Obama to make the final season of Breaking Bad start sooner. I can't wait any longer!!!

newjunkaesthetic93
December 8th 2012

1871 Comments


And they have the nerve to call it a mid-season break. Those fuckers.

NightmareCinema16
December 8th 2012

2016 Comments


America...

henryChinaski
December 8th 2012

2721 Comments


Fuck yeah!

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kuk
December 8th 2012

50 Comments


"
petition?

Do people not know how justice systems work? "

Well duh, we live in a democracy. We just vote on stuff and we change the laws. Our people have EQUALLY as much power over the country as the President. THAT IS WHAT A DEMOCRACY IS.
USA USA USA LEGALIZE POT PROUD AMERICANS LAND OF THE FREE 420 BLAZE IT

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2012

21780 Comments


Well duh, we live in a democracy. We just vote on stuff and we change the laws. Our people have EQUALLY as much power over the country as the President. THAT IS WHAT A DEMOCRACY IS.

you're an idiot

paxman
December 8th 2012

4084 Comments


This thread really brought the dummies out

FrozenVain
December 8th 2012

2402 Comments


I wonder what Obama Mandela is up to.

FrozenVain
December 8th 2012

2402 Comments


I mean Will Barrack...

BallsToTheWall
December 8th 2012

44164 Comments


As Americans it's a time honored virtue to not know nor care how the rest of the world works.

So true.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2012

21780 Comments


I saw an advert for breaking bad whilst in ecuador and it looked really bad, but then I see it getting all this acclaim. Adverts have a habit of making great tv series and films look shit

DrMaximus
December 8th 2012

9132 Comments


"I'm gonna start a petition for Obama to make the final season of Breaking Bad start sooner. I can't wait any longer!!!"

I agree, but at least it allows the writers to craft the best ending possible.

DamnVanne
December 8th 2012

1773 Comments


If Barack ignores this then I'm not gonna vote for him in 2016

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DotEight
December 8th 2012

5482 Comments


This is what it sounds like... when the doves cry.

Greyvy
December 8th 2012

4266 Comments


Ole dude killed a czech why can't people accept he is guilty?

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2012

21780 Comments


If Barack ignores this then I'm not gonna vote for him in 2016

lmao

do you think if the show was even close to being total shit all
of sputnik will be singings its praises on an almost cult level?

I haven't really been paying attention tbh

XingKing
December 8th 2012

10412 Comments


I know absolutely nothing about laws and shit like this but what would happen if Blythe chose not to return for the trial? Would he be fucked anytime he tried to leave the country or would he just never be able to step foot in the Czech Republic?

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2012

21780 Comments


i swear the us and czech governments are best buddies anyway

DamnVanne
December 8th 2012

1773 Comments


Anyone actually have an opinion on how responsible Blythe is for that guy's death? Or whether or not he will be convicted?


NightmareCinema16
December 8th 2012

2016 Comments


Yeah, my country of the U.S.A. is pretty messed up in certain criteria. Can't anyone see why half the world still hates us?

funkyjunkie
December 9th 2012

1 Comments


I've heard today in czech news that the court could give him up to 10 years in jail. But if he doesn't come, probably nothing happens. Randy just couldn't step in the Czech Republic if he wants to be safe.

GarlicBreath
December 10th 2012

149 Comments


Don't go to Czech Randy. Come to ENGLAND instead. I haven't seen LOG live yet and I'd like do so before I turn 30. Not like you murdered him anyway...

UnitK2K
December 12th 2012

106 Comments


weren't we just told this exact thing a couple days ago?

JokineAugustus
December 18th 2012

5873 Comments


They cancelled coming to Canada. Hopefully he isn't convicted, because I doubt the band would continue without him.

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