Skip to comments.Van Dam Trial Transcripts, Complete: Testimony continues to vary from previous statements.
Posted on 04/09/2002 11:30:44 AM PDT by FresnoDA
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The news reports themselves? Not much. But please consider: the video clip (you did click on the link to hear for yourself, didn't you?) had the officer speaking the words for himself. I like videoclips for that reason: no reporter can gum up the works. Then we have the trial transcripts. Read 'em and weep. And finally we have the motion documents. So only one of my sources was actually the kind of news report that can be tainted by sloppy reporting.
On the other hand, you have touted the news reports like they're gospel on more than one occasion, most especially the often-discredited 67,000 porn images figure. You're also fond of quoting John Walsh, yet another police procedural genius who can't seem to get his facts straight.
He did in some instances, and has most likely stored the rest to use at the trial. Remember, this was not a trial. It was a hearing. Go check out your texts from your years studying criminal justice, or else there are law libraries on the net that explain the differences--I think Amore might have written a post a long time ago on the subject also. Nevertheless, Feldman was not give much latitude: the sole purpose was to find whether or not there was enough evidence to bind Westerfield over for trial. The judge thought there was, but would not permit Feldman to do or say much. Read the very end of the transcripts, and you'll see how the hearing ended, and how the judge said he would not allow this hearing to be turned into a mini-trial.
Sorry Vacrn...I got lost in fres's world for a minute.
Don't forget to put the top up on your new BMW! Mustn't mess up your hair on the way to the publicist. Be sure to pick up some more of that miracle pizza on your way. Remind Damon to stop kicking that dog! /sarcasm
Don't stay gone long vacrn. Your posts are great!
Ah, but being a victim means not having to take any responsibility--past, present or future! It means not having to tell the truth! Haven't you learned a thing from Kim? LOL, smileyface, and kumbyah!
OPS4, you are a breath of fresh air here! Thank you for stating what should be obvious to so many--yet it does seem to elude them, doesn't it? God help the Children!
A more local case involved a mother leaving the kids alone while going to the grocery store. The house burned in her absence, taking the lives of two of her kids.
None of the people in these examples intended to harm their children, but they also did not take proper care of them. The mother in the local case got slapped with a c.n. charge as she left the funeral. She was a victim, but also contributed to the death of her kids.
Quick quiz: name the mother who left her daughter alone while looking for the other kids in the mall? Name the mother who left all her kids alone while getting pizza.
And this isn't a flame either, but I couldn't help thinking that the last cookie sales outing seemed more like a pick-up opportunity. On the other hand, I often thing she looks so dead in the eyes because of her relationship with her
pimp husband. Sometimes I wonder if she got into that "lifestyle" willingly, or if it was the only way she could hold onto him.
I've said this before, but here in Arkansas, if your child under the age of 5 is in the car with you, you have a wreck and the kid dies, IF YOU did not buckle the child in it's car-seat, you can be tried and convicted in the child's death. NEGLIGENCE!
Parents are responsible to take precautions to insure their children's safety. The van Dams invited trouble into their home that night, no matter who killed the little girl.
I will ignore that untruth..and raise you a fact. Fresno is the one who appears infatuated..he's the one who has been researching and posting his research about swinging: that I won't read btw. Wrong Gal er fella Spec! Besides, everyone, all of us agree with you about the immoral issues. But the judge will say..the only think illegal is the pot smoking. Sorry, but true.
239 posted on 4/10/02 9:47 AM Central by ~Kim4VRWC's~
So, do your data dumps on child molestation make you infatuated with child molesting? As I said before, I don't believe you are a child molester, but the same standards apply.
There, is that better? LOL, smileywhatever, and grouphugz.
Hugs and XOXOXO's to all!!
Pinging....operation Candyman....investigation required
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