I don't have a dog in this fight so I could care less about the watch guy but Old Scout has this one right when he said "I just love the way that the media has him tried, convicted and ready for execution when the police haven't even finished the investigation yet."
What this post was originally about was Gannett attempting to show that they have some integrity as a company by reprimanding some journalists on their staff for signing recall petitions. Integrity is an idea that many on the left fail to grasp weather it be many of our public school teachers with their narcissistic me-me entitlement attitude toward the taxpaying public or liberal Wisconsin judges, as many as 25 or more, who signed recall petitions and some of those who choose to rule on cases involving the Walker administration. Mimi61 stated "I found this decision by Gannett reprehensible. Regardless of what you do for a living, all citizens have the right to their opinions, have the right to vote however they choose, and have the right to sign petitions." The liberal Wisconsin news media treated these judges as heroes when the state constitution requires a semblance of integrity and impartiality in the judiciary. WI statutes SCR60.06 states: "Wisconsin adheres to the concept of a nonpartisan judiciary. A candidate for judicial office shall not appeal to partisanship and shall avoid partisan activity in the spirit of a nonpartisan judiciary" and under SCR 60.03: "A judge shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all of the judge's activities. (1) A judge shall respect and comply with the law and shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary." These judges either never read the Wisconsin Code "about what they do for a living" or simply choose to ignore it. I find the actions of those judges and their news media cheerleaders reprehensible. Gannett was at least attempting to show it has some journalistic integrity.
"Experts" are hired and used in courtrooms throughout the country on a daily basis. They will use their expertise to prove a point in favor of what ever side of a case that paid their fees. This neighborhood watch guy is being denied his rights as well as that retired couple that I spoke of courtesy of the media. What about the Police Chief that resigned or the cops conducting the investigation? Do they have rights? Do they have the right to conduct an investigation with out it being interfered with by the accusatory leftist media, liberal politicians, MSNBC's Al Sharpton, Black Panthers or whatever. The Constitution be dam***d for it interferes with the left wing media's agenda.
The Special Prosecutor on this Florida case said that she wasn't going to have any arrest warrants issued until the investigation is complete and that investigation proves illegal actions on the part of someone. There are reporters following around the detectives on this case re-interviewing potential witnesses in an attempt to prove that the cops are doing something wrong or provide cover for this watch guy. One potential witness, a woman, stated to the camera that the detective implied that they, the Police Department, were trying to make a case against the watch guy. Hardly sounds like a cover-up. The cops gather information, present to the prosecutors and the prosecutors go to the court and request an arrest warrant which is usually issued under the signature of a judge if there is probable cause for the warrant to be issued. But what the h*** do I know, I'm not a liberal media type, so I'll stand corrected, as usual, Kerry. Did you ever read the Tawana Brawley story?