This time a different kind of celebrity stalker:
Robert Ray, pursuer of former president Bill Clinton was arrested yesterday for stalking a woman named Tracy Loughlin,
(I believe that's her on the left)
It seems that Ms. Loughlin didn't want Mr. Robert Ray, pursuer of President Clinton around anymore. "She tried to end it four months ago" someone told the New York Post, but Mr. Ray just couldn't seem to control himself--those urges, his urges-- to see her, be near her, smell again the sweet perfume of...her. Well it was just too much for old Bobby. "He kept calling her, sending her e-mails and showing up at places he knew she would be."
Robert Ray surrendered to cops last night and was charged with fourth-degree stalking.
Of course, rather than go through the system and spend a night in jail like almost everyone else, Mr. Ray was given a desk-appearance ticket and freed.
Here's the rub: Ray, a rich republican who stalked some PR chick is going to be let go with a non-criminal conviction and no jail time. I guarantee it. He's walking. But as this case unfolds, I urge you all to remember what happened to Sol Wactler, the esteemed former chief judge of New York's highest court. He too was charged with stalking--in his case a woman named Joy Silverman. But he (a republican judge turned liberal champion) was prosecuted by the feds, arrested in a sting that involved dozens of agents and ultimately sentenced to a substantial period of incarceration.
Talk about arbitrary and capricious...