reply to post by Trubl
I'm not an apologist for the cops, or any other group for that matter. I spend a lot of time online focused on exposing bad cops. Is this guy one
of them? I don't know. Yesterday when I first read the articles and saw his guilty plead I instantly jumped on it and started posting it on other
sites that I frequent. The comments made by LetYrMindWonder caught my attention and provoked me to recant, if only for a second, and do some further
research (as much as one can with limited "leads") because I don't want to be one of the mob lynching a potentially innocent man....read that again
before accusing me of sympathizing, I said potentially.
I would think that before instantly labeling another as a "apologist" or a "sympathizer" one would do a bit of research into the claims made by
the one being labeled. After deleting my initial threads, ones I created in various places online after first reading the articles, I spent about 2
minutes searching for stories related to those involved....especially Earl Theriot. I found this, it corroborates what LetYrMindWonder initally said
about the attempted forced resignation of Earl Theriot.
Over two months have elapsed since Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot learned that his department would lose its liability insurance, and attempts
to acquire replacement coverage have been unsuccessful. Sorrento’s other elected officials are beginning to feel the pressure created by the
uncertainty surrounding the police department, and one of them has called for Earl Theriot’s resignation.
Seems like, if nothing else, LetYrMindWonder had knowledge of this. Is it possible that this article was seen by "the lurker"? Sure. It is always
possible that anyone posting online is not who they say or who they seem to be.
In the end, the point is.....maybe a bit of research is needed more so than the typical knee jerk reactions. Things aren't always as they seem, even
when (and many times especially if) things seem "clear cut".
As I said, I am generally one of the first in line to crucify a dirty cop. In this case, I am willing to reserve judgement. Call it a "gut
feeling" but after leaving the threads I created up last night and waking up thinking about them, thinking about the fact that I could be screaming
"crucify him" in a case where things aren't as they appear, thinking that I could be directing calls for "action" from the mob...at the mob,
amplifying their feelings and their desire to burn this man.......let's just say that, over the course of the day today, my mind just kept nagging
until I took down those original posts and replaced them with something similar to this one.
Again, I am NOT defending this guy.
I'm just saying, maybe a bit of a deeper look is in order. We all know how easy it is to frame another with these type of allegations. No one wants
to be the one appearing to defend a sex offender of any kind or sort.
I, for one, want to know more about the accuser. Still digging so maybe one of us that is searching will find a bit more that will add a few more
pieces to this puzzle.