Richard Jewell found dead in his home

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by JeremyEritrea, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    Sad news. RIP.
  3. Roel

    Roel Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Santa Cruz mountains
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Yes, that is sad. RIP.
  4. wallacegrommit

    Sep 19, 2005
    I think it is a little sad that after the incident, the litigation lasted the rest of his life and still isn't over.
  5. oman

    oman Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    South of Frisconsin
    Only the worst of defense lawyers can't drag a case out more than 10 years.
  6. John Kevin W. Desk

    John Kevin W. Desk New Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Not only did he NOT do it, he saved lives by discovering the bomb. And his life went to shit for it. We really let him down.
  7. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    He was a hero. RIP.
  8. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    and it should have been thrown out. all of the stories were reports of what the police were doing. the fact that in the end he had done nothing wrong was not something for which is actionable. hell, there are people of a different hue who are thrown into jail for years off of false testimony, who don't get a dime after serving out 10 or 15 years in jail before being released on DNA evidence. it's bad news and extremely unfortunate that he got caught up in the search for someone, but again, someone of a different hue wouldn't have gotten a penny from ANY source. as for the man himself (who again did nothing wrong) ........... may he rest in peace.
  9. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. ratdog

    ratdog Member+

    Mar 22, 2004
    In the doghouse
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At least he was fully exonerated and vindicated before he died. Small consolation, of course, but it's something.

Share This Page