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In all seriousness...

Posted on: January 22, 2008 6:12 pm
 
I am going to climb on my soapbox for just a minute, or two or three, however long it takes me to write this, and however long it takes you to read this.

I frankly am tired of the humor and jokes that gets thrown in after an athlete is accused of hurting another human being. Last week, Randy Moss of the Patriots, who does not have the best track record mind you was accused of battery charges against another woman. I know people try to make light of these situations when they arise, but it does not do us victims of violence any justice what so ever, when:  

  1. jokes are made about violent acts to another person,
  2. someone makes false allegations for financial gain
  3. the media makes a circus out of the charges, let the trial run it's course - just look what happened to the three guys in the Duke lacrosse trial, we are still talking and hearing about it, even after those allegations were deemed false
And yes, I did say "US" victims of violence, being a victim of domestic violence myself adds a different perspective to everything, everything. Remember in this great country you and I both live in, people are innocent until proven guilty, this protects those that are wrongfully charged, but also allows the justice system to run it's course, to make sure that justice is served.
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Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2008 9:33 pm
 

In all seriousness...

Being a detective, I have worked thousands of these type cases.  What Dook says is dead on.  Cases that looked like a slam dunk have turned out to be bogus, and cases that looked really shakey were true.  You can not pre-judge a case, and that is someone that is close to it!  Those of us who are only reacting to news stories need to get a news flash....NOT EVERYTHING IN THE NEWSPAPER, OR ON TV OR ON THE INTERNET IS TRUE!!!   I have seen stories reported as fact by reputible news agencies, when I was working on it and knew most of their facts were wrong.  We have to do like Dook said and let the system work.  I truly believe they usually get it right in the end. 



Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2008 4:27 pm
 

Moss and the Mn police officer

Hold the phone.  Were talking about the same Randy Moss that took it upon himself to be an idiot after leaving a strip club in Minneapolis (bad idea morally), was arguing with a cop (not bright), and then decided to hit her with his car (stupid).  Then he acted innocent and thought the cop was out to get him.

Randy Moss was a punk, is a punk, and will emerge a punk again.  Give it time, and he will again show his true colors.  Given this, I highly doubt Mr Moss is innocent of anything involving women.  New England has done great keeping him occupied with a new home.  This will wear off and will once again be an embarrassment to the Patriots and the league.




Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2008 10:21 am
 

In all seriousness...

Dookisevil: I appreciate what you're saying very much. My dad said something when I was young that has stuck with me to this day: "Only cowards hit women." No one in his right mind could ever possibly condone such behavior.

Your point about "innocent until proven guilty" is well taken - and in light of your own experience, a very courageous attitude. I'm sure that the circumstances surrounding such incidents are very personal and individual in nature, which is why each accusation needs to be treated that way. These are perhaps exceptions, but you have incidents like the Duke lacrosse players and Kobe Bryant, where there were sufficient questions about the veracity of the accuser's charges that they were dismissed.

In the case of someone like Randy Moss, I know he has had a blemished past; but I am convinced he has turned over a new leaf this year -- that's a widely held consensus, in any event. And now there are more stories coming out about this so called "extortion" plot that put the accuser in a very unsavory light ... such as stiffing landlords, etc. She doesn't appear to be a very nice person.

Randy Moss' life in the NFL has been an open book for years - and that tale has often been an ugly one filled with sensational press coverage. I just hope, as you do, that justice will served when this is all said and done. Last Sunday, I noticed that after the San Diego game he just jogged into the clubhouse ... apparently not wishing to serve as a distraction in an otherwise ecstatic event for the Patriots and their fans. That's understandable, and speaks well to the maturity he's gained since signing with New England. In my opinion, he's just come too far to let this destroy the great progress he's made in his personal and professional life.




Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2008 12:16 am
 

In all seriousness...

Dook, I can feel the real truth and emotion in what you are saying. You are 100% correct in all your points of view. I agree people need to need show more compassion in these sensitive matters. Dook that why you are the real deal for me. I love your blogs and post for this reason.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2008 12:14 am
 

In all seriousness...

Dook, I can feel the real truth and emotion in what you are saying. You are 100% correct in all your points of view. I agree people need to need show more compassion in these sensitive matters. Dook that why you are the real deal for me. I love your blogs and post for this reason.



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2008 10:30 pm
 

In all seriousness...

Yes MU it did, and I agree with you.



Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2008 9:57 pm
 

In all seriousness...

From the highest mountain LM!!!!!!

I've got a good short joke for that, but will let it slide.

I see what your saying dook, and agree with you. But after all these types of things happen dozens of times, they are hard to take seriously. The real shame is how many athlete's do good and give back to the community, but are overshadowed by the idiots, or the jerks that try to take advantage of people with a known face. Most likely, Moss did nothing wrong on this last one, yet it can destroy him. That's the way the media works, just like Pujols was ripped apart because someone said his name was in the Mitchel Report when it wasn't. Just like Uncle Ben said in Spiderman, "With great power, comes great responsibility." We all have power to affect the world, what matters is if we use that power in a responsible manner. It's a shame that people can do horrible things to other people, and it is thought lightly of, but the reality of it is that about half of the athletes that alligations are brought against did nothing wrong. So in one sense it is unfair to the people that are harrassed, but it is also unfair to those who are harrassed by the media for nothing.

Did that all make sense?




Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2008 7:21 pm
 

In all seriousness...

From the highest mountain LM!!!!!!



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2008 7:17 pm
 

In all seriousness...

Sing it sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 



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