Skip to comments.Grotesque Ignorance Exposed (The Media & John Mark Karr)
Posted on 08/30/2006 5:01:48 AM PDT by IrishMike
About ten years ago, while writing a book on crime, I attended a district attorneys' convention in Las Vegas. I wasn't supposed to be there -- they don't like the press -- but I managed to sneak into the back of the hotel ballroom.
After the first speech I struck up a conversation with the assistant district attorney sitting next to me. He was a young black man, neatly dressed, with a trim mustache.
"What's the biggest thing you've learned as an ADA?" I asked him.
He twirled his mustache for a moment, reflected and said, "People are capable of anything."
I wish that lesson had penetrated the head of Boulder County District Attorney Mary Keenan. We might have been spared the last two weeks' farce in the JonBenet Ramsey case.
Was there ever any question that John Mark Karr, the 41-year-old schoolteacher paraded before the TV cameras for the last two weeks, was making the whole thing up? Did his professions of undying love for the victim ring one bit true? Or was he just a partially deranged weirdo obsessed with the case? ............
What the whole incident revealed is the grotesque ignorance of the American press. Nobody has the slightest knowledge of police investigations. As any police detective can tell you, people confess to high-profile crimes all the time. Sometimes the investigators have to throw them out of their offices. God knows what motivates these people but it certainly has nothing to do with solving crimes. Yet newspapers and TV stations across the country immediately took the whole confession at face value. Across the country, newspapers wiped the dreary reports from Israel and Lebanon off their front page and ran nothing but "investigations" into this guy's sorry sex life.
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This is actually a good generic sentence for any article on the current M-S-M. Just fill in the blank from the following:
True, very true.
The DBM has taught us by now to Never trust any news report as accurate. NEVER!
So the reports about Karr knowing details of the crime on one else could have known were false too? Who was reporting this information, and who was the source?
Bush, Rove or Libby ???????????????
Before the days of affirmative action, a person actually had to be competent before they became a prosecutor.
I suspect the MSM was just using this to distract from something else.
I realize we - the citizens - only get what the media decides to show us. And I am sure plenty of police are smart. But on almost a daily basis, you here or read of something like this where a crime cannot be solved because the police or DA are too dumb to figure it out.
On a side note, I realize taxpayer money was spent bringing this weirdo back from Thailand, but in the long run, is it a good thing because another molester is off the street?
I think one of the something elses was the two reporters being returned. And their forced conversion. Not that a lot of people would have done the same thing, but it allows the media not to let the citizens become informed of what the Islamofacists are capable of doing.
Who was reporting this information, and who was the source?
That used to be the job of an editor, until they all became activists, and factchecking became "judgemental."
Him and her both.
I was glad when FNS dumped her.
..... is it a good thing because this molester is off the street?
A fan of a certain Nancy Grace here. Last night I watched in amusement as she worked herself up into a high state. Probably her style though.
She sharpened the knives for the luckless woman proscecutor.Her figures were $9,200 for the expenses-oh grief and misery (laughs). A weeks overtime for a moderate police force?. In the prosecutors defence I offer this. This utter menace to the defenceless, would have molested Thai children. He, having the smarts, could have skipped off back to the States. He would not stop his perversion.
What are his chances now of gaining a position with little kids? Parents will shoot the fools that hire him in future- hopefully.
Problem with Karr is that if he serves a short sentence for possession of child pornography, he could get out, and I am not 100% certain, but I think that he can leave the country again after he registers as a sex offender...he doesn't need a teaching licence to work at one of those rinky-dink, fly-by-night language schools overseas. A few months from now, he will probably be forgotten (unless he does something heinous or something else is revealed -I wouldn't be surprised as I have a hard time believing that his sojourn in Asia was wholesome), and he may end up "working" with kids again in, say, Phnom Penh, Saigon, Luang Prabang, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, etc. It's a real, and frightening, possibility.
I read you and sadly you have a point. Well, we shall see. The "hound dog" press may yet be able to serve a purpose. Out him, says I.
In order to enter another country, he will need a visa to enter. He is an internationally famous pervert. They won't give him one.
He's gonna need some big bucks for bribes and fake documentation to get out of this country and into another one.
Actually, not all countries require visas to enter as a tourist. For example, Karr could enter certain Asian nations with just his passport. Now, to work there legally, of course, he would need to apply for a work visa, but many travellers work in English language schools without one, so, who knows? Perhaps, this guy will be back trolling the streets of, say, Manila, Jakarta, Saigon, etc.
Let us just hope that his notoriety will follow him everywhere and keep him out of this profession and far away from children. Perhaps he'll just join NAMBLA and move to the Bay Area and get his gender-reassignment surgery paid for by some charity organisation up there. Twisted...absolutely twisted!
P.S. I don't know if a registered sex offender can leave the United States or not without permission, so I can't say anything definitive about how Karr's whereabouts will be tracked.
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