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11.06.2006

As A Follow Up to The Ex-DA Suicide

I noticed that Dateline NBC may actually have been rolling tape when the cops went to his door - and then the gun shot went off. In an unrelated case, former DFW investigative reporter Marty Griffin (Michael Irvin's buddy) was recently about to out a pastor for "illicit" activity when the pastor killed himself. There's a fine line between reporting news and creating news. And isn't it amazing that people will choose death over public shame.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a BAD deal and suicide is NOT the answer!! I am very close to the Sheriff and know for sure without a doubt that our Sheriff is in talks with Dateline and all the others regarding this sting. I work close to the Sheriff and know that he has been with them in other States watching how the program works. He is getting ready for them to work in Wise County and target those who prey on kids.......BUST THEIR ASS!

Anonymous said...

I wish dateline would do a story on our own D.A.

Anonymous said...

It is very sad that someone would choose suicide over public shame.

Anonymous said...

A child molester and a lawyer all with one bullet. What’s bad about this story.

Anonymous said...

It really is sad that a person would choose death over public shame.

Though death releases that person from facing the shame, regrettably the person's family are the ones who have to live with it.

Suicide is a horrible burden for a family to carry.

Some know of that pain.

Anonymous said...

1:00 How dumb are you broadcasting that information! I'm sure Mr. Walker wants that information told. Now you have let perverts know they are going to be watched in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

I hope somebody in Wise County is watching the perverts - hope a lot of "somebodies" are because we indeed have a lot of perverts. Sorry, no pity for the DA. He made a choice - to prey.

Anonymous said...

Was the exposure of the Watergate scandal reporting news or creating news? What child predators are doing is far worse. It's called investigative reporting, Barry.

Anonymous said...

That'll save the tax payers some money.

Anonymous said...

Wise co. perverts are in a class all their own. They don't have to worry about going to jail cuz all Jana will give them is probation . She makes it safe for sex perverts in WiseCo.

Anonymous said...

I never really understand why the news media does what is SUPPOSE to be the job of our police force/FBI/Sheriff, etc.

Some questions remain unanswered with me...

1. With all of these news programs continuing to expose these guys (and you would have to be living in a hole somewhere to not know these stings are going on), doesn't this say more than the fact that these guys are stupid? Doesn't it tell us that they are, in fact sick?

2. Wouldn't a camera in your face (especially a nationally broadcasted media) ready to expose you in a horrible way cause you to react in a panicked way you might not normally react? i.e. suicide.

3. Isn't getting these guys off the street - putting them behind bars or a mental hospital the goal here - or is the primary goal to entertain us and make us all feel superior to these guys?

4. Can they not go after those who have actually committed a crime instead of those who are about to commit a crime? Entrapment? Temptation?

Loss of life and humiliation seems like a bit high a price for one to pay for something they may or may not have ever acted upon.

Heartbreaking all the way around...

Anonymous said...

5:06, It is called a deterrent! The more publicized it becomes that these predators of our chidren will be EXPOSED in a national format, the more deterrent there is for those sickos to "think twice" before going online after them! I think it is important to do ALL we can to help prevent the assault of children! Adults are "by law" in a position to know better. Ignorance is not an excuse! And, by the way, none of them are truly SORRY until they have been caught. And then they are just sorry they were caught. Exposing them is better then executing them. I'm for the latter after they have been convicted once of molesting/assaulting a child. ( And I'm not talking about 14 - 17 year olds)....I'm talking about little kids!

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:06 - I have no answers to your in depth questions, but do think that sexual predators were likely molested as children. Just a personal thought.

Children are trusting. If somebody introduces them to deviant behaviors, they don't know if that "act" is right or wrong. They are thinking as children think.

Not to be preaching here, but the Word of God says that leading a little child astray is akin to having a heavy weight attached to one's body that would send it to the bottom of the ocean.

I believe that because if a little child is led astray, that human grows up thinking the behavior is ok and just passes it on.

And so it goes.

Anonymous said...

7:20 - being a victim is no excuse. You are a victim until you decide to become an abuser.

Anonymous said...

This Thursday night..(nov 9) watch news on CW 33 at NINE oclock. Short story on Wise Co (including DA) in beginning of the hour...and more to follow later in the hour. Pass the word!

Anonymous said...

7:08 - you make such good comments.

Lawyers who take cases involving sexual acts against our children should go down deeper with the molesters they defend.

Way deeper.

Will they?

Doubtful.

Anonymous said...

Everyone deserves to have a damn lawyer when they are accused of a crime. What if they did not do it?

Mary Mack said...

8:06- I hope you are never wrongfully accused. Or, I hope one of your sons is never accused.

Anonymous said...

10:02 - If someone is wrongfully accused, certainly their innocence should be defended.

Kinda makes me wonder how many lawyers were molested as children. Certainly that would make it difficult to be involved in such a case.