TRIAL BY HOUND
THE FBI RUNS ANOTHER SUSPECT TO GROUND
RIGHT INTO THE GROUND, THIS TIME
"Getting It Wrong: The Richard Jewell Case"
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Dawg 'Em To Death?
We all know how good the Federal Bureau of Investigation is. At media manipulation, anyway. Hell, they had their own damn Tee-Vee program for many years. All fiction, of course. Nothing about a cross-dressing closet queen Director ignoring the Mafia while he spied on legitimate protesters and political activists he didn't happen to agree with. Who would've believed that?
We all know how important our rights are to them down there on N.W.9th St & Pennsylvania Ave, also. Why, that's the very first thing they sweep away, in every case they can. People's rights just get in the Feebs' way. Just ask Dr. Martin Luther King, or any of their other victims. (Oh, wait, King's dead. Could be a pattern. Better investigate.) Why bother to charge, try & convict somebody, when you can just assassinate them? Or assassinate their character, anyway.
Here's another pattern worth investigating: remember the "alleged" Atlanta Olympics bomber, Richard Jewell, who turned out to be not a bomber, but a hero, after the FBI hounded him out of house & home, job & family, in the media? Jewell died of stress-related illnesses last year at the age of 44, having never received an apology or a retraction from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which started the media frenzy that destroyed the young campus security guard's life.
The FBI never did bring a case against him; which is their job, by law, by the way. But he brought one against them, this poor little rent-a-cop, and he won. Seems the Feds take short-cuts through the Media, indicting people on the Tee-Vee when a judge might throw their case out of the Grand Jury. Pretty bad when you can indict a ham sandwich, but not a "terrorist." Pretty bad for you, your career, your boss and his Federal agency. Not to mention the President presiding over all this. (Especially when he only has a few months left in office, now. And could easily be indicted his own self.)
Same thing happened with the last "sure thing" the FBI targeted in the anthrax-by-mail case. They followed the poor guy around so much he practically had to take a Feebie with him whenever he went to piss. And they made sure the media knew it. He sued and won for a pile. The Feds never got into criminal Court with him. But they were so SURE!
Now they're so sure about this poor dead government schlub that they're closing the anthrax case, just because their only remaining suspect committed suicide under pressure from the FBI and their tame pet media. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! So, either they're right this time; or the real son-of-a-bitch got away with it. (My money's on Cheney. Let's DAWG him!)
See, the thing is, the job of law enforcement officers is to protect us from bad guys, and bring them to justice, for a trial by jury, when they catch them: Not to execute them on the spot, or torture them into confessing, or harass them to suicide. They're supposed to follow the laws themselves, or any honest, unbiased, competent judge is obliged to throw out their case.
The first rule is Innocent Until Proven Guilty. That's our system. You don't like it, go somewhere else and be a cop. (I hear China's hiring.) When the police, or the FBI in this case, use the law as a bludgeon, and misuse their authority to get the badge-awed media to wrongfully accuse, try, convict and sentence somebody to Death By Publicity, as in this case, a supreme miscarriage of justice has occurred. A crime has been committed. All of us are the victims. Our legal system has been assaulted, and the perpetrators are getting away with it. That's just wrong. Even if the perps are cops. Especially if they're cops.
Meanwhile, the real bad guy may still be out there. That's what happens when we don't have a trial. We just never know. That's why we have trials. So we'll all know, within the limits of human reason, who was guilty of what, and who was innocent. No matter what the FBI says now, by hounding this man in the media instead of bringing him into court, he will forever be innocent, officially, legally, to all intents and purposes. Because they never bothered to prove him guilty in our Courts. And that's the Law.
But watch the tame media jump on the corpse, and start feeding, anyway. Well, they did assist with the kill. I guess they can claim hyenas' rights.
"Scientists Question FBI Probe On Anthrax"
' Yet, colleagues and friends of the vaccine specialist remained convinced that Ivins was innocent: They contended that he had neither the motive nor the means to create the fine, lethal powder that was sent by mail to news outlets and congressional offices in the late summer and fall of 2001. Mindful of previous FBI mistakes in fingering others in the case, many are deeply skeptical that the bureau has gotten it right this time. "I really don't think he's the guy. I say to the FBI, 'Show me your evidence,' " said Jeffrey J. Adamovicz, former director of the bacteriology division at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID, on the grounds of the sprawling Army fort in Frederick. "A lot of the tactics they used were designed to isolate him from his support. The FBI just continued to push his buttons." Investigators are so confident of Ivins's involvement that they have been debating since Friday whether and how to close the seven-year-old anthrax investigation. That would involve disbanding a grand jury in the District and unsealing scores of documents that form the basis of the government's case against Ivins. Negotiations over the legal issues continue, but a government source said that the probe could be shuttered as early as tomorrow. The move would amount to a strong signal that the FBI and Justice Department think they got their man -- and that he is dead, foreclosing the possibility of a prosecution. No charges are likely against others, that source added. '
THE BALTIMORE SUN
"Doubts about anthrax story"
' "I think he's a convenient fall guy. They can say, 'OK, we found him, case closed, we're going home,'" said Dr. Kenneth W. Hedlund, the former chief of bacteriology at Fort Detrick who hired Ivins. "The FBI apparently applied a lot of pressure to all the investigators there [at Detrick], and they found the weakest link." The New York Times reported that investigators intensively questioned his children, Andrew and Amanda, now both 24. One former colleague, Dr. W. Russell Byrne, said the agents pressed Ivins' daughter repeatedly to acknowledge that her father was involved in the attacks. "It was not an interview," Byrne said. "It was a frank attempt at intimidation." Byrne said he believed Ivins was singled out partly because of his personal weaknesses. "If they had real evidence on him, why did they not just arrest him? '
"Is another Bruce Ivins lurking in a biolab?"
' There could be another Bruce Ivins lurking in a biodefense laboratory anywhere in America. These research facilities have expanded so quickly since the anthrax attacks in 2001 that the U.S. government cannot keep close tabs on the sites or their thousands of scientists. At most labs, security procedures are designed to prevent accidents, not weed out people like Ivins who work with deadly toxins while privately battling dark psychological problems. Military laboratories have policies intended to spot mentally troubled scientists. But those policies apparently weren't enough to flag Ivins, with his reported history of homicidal and sociopathic behavior. He killed himself Tuesday, knowing prosecutors were about to charge him with murder. At private and academic labs, the policies are even more lax. '
"A Onetime ‘Person of Interest’ Moves a Step Closer to Public Exoneration"
' A lawyer familiar with the investigation of the former colleague, Bruce E. Ivins, who like Dr. Hatfill worked at the Army’s biodefense laboratories at Fort Detrick, Md., said the expectation had been that Dr. Ivins would be indicted alone. But he died Tuesday after taking an overdose of prescription painkillers. Dr. Hatfill, now 54, spent years in the glare of official suspicion after someone mailed envelopes containing anthrax powder to government officials and news organizations in late 2001. Those suspicions became public in mid-2002, when F.B.I. agents wearing biohazard suits were shown on television raiding Dr. Hatfill’s apartment. John Ashcroft, then the attorney general, later described Dr. Hatfill as a “person of interest” in the investigation. Dr. Hatfill held a tearful news conference in August 2002 where he denied any involvement in the attacks and contended that he had been smeared by F.B.I. leaks and irresponsible news reporting. But he would spend years more under scrutiny. He accused investigators of alerting the news media in advance to the search of his home, and later of conducting constant surveillance of him. His home phone was wiretapped, he said, and agents followed him wherever he went. '
"Richard A. Jewell (December 17, 1962 – August 29, 2007) v. Cox Enterprises (d.b.a. Atlanta Journal-Constitution)"
' Jewell also sued the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, which stated Jewell was "an individual with a bizarre employment history and aberrant personality". It also said Jewell "fit the profile of a lone bomber." According to Jewell, the paper's headline, which read FBI suspects 'hero' guard may have planted bomb, "pretty much started the whirlwind". The Atlanta Journal went as far as to compare Richard Jewell's case to that of serial killer Wayne Williams. The newspaper was the only defendant that did not settle with Jewell. As of April 2005, the lawsuit remained pending, after having been considered at one time by the Supreme Court of Georgia, and had become an important part of case law regarding whether journalists could be forced to reveal their sources. It was set for trial in January 2008 at the time of Jewell's death, and his attorney said he expected to continue it on behalf of Jewell's estate. '.
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