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CNN: Is Reese Hopkins Innocent?(Conservative Talk Show host accused of rape)
Fathers&Families ^ | March 22, 2010 | Glenn Sacks

Posted on 04/22/2010 12:09:41 PM PDT by libertarian27

CNN’s Rick Sanchez did a segment last week on Reese Hopkins (pictured, right), a former Boston-area radio talk show host who is charged with raping an 11-year-old girl in 2004 in the Manhattan apartment he shared with his fiancée. The alleged victim was a friend of his fiancée’s daughter. Hopkins has been imprisoned for 18 months, most of it on Rikers Island, on $100,000 cash bail.

We’ve covered this case on and off for 15 months, and I’ve spoken with Hopkins from prison. In Glenn Sacks eyes Reese Hopkins case (Boston Herald, 1/16/09), I explained:

I’m not going to declare [Hopkins] innocent and white as snow, but I think there are a lot of very tangible problems with the prosecution’s case that point to possible innocence.

My position is still the same, except that I now believe there is increasing reason to believe that Hopkins may be innocent.

(Excerpt) Read more at fathersandfamilies.org ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: conservativetalk; guiltybeforeinnocent; talkradio; wrko
http://ricksanchez.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/17/i-didnt-rape-anybody/

CNN video clip of the Rick Sanchez show concerning this case.

1 posted on 04/22/2010 12:09:42 PM PDT by libertarian27
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To: libertarian27

If Bill Clinton’s rapes were no big deal, why does this matter to the Pravda Media?


2 posted on 04/22/2010 12:10:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: libertarian27

http://ricksanchez.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/17/i-didnt-rape-anybody/
CNN video link.

I used to listen to this talk show host and I believe he’s getting railroaded. He’s been sitting in jail, without bail funds, for well over a year.


3 posted on 04/22/2010 12:11:29 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: raccoonradio

WRKO ping


4 posted on 04/22/2010 12:12:13 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

He was/is guilty of being black and conservative.


5 posted on 04/22/2010 12:16:41 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: libertarian27

He may well be innocent. However, at this point it’s entirely up to the jury to decide, not the media, conservative media or otherwise.


6 posted on 04/22/2010 12:17:48 PM PDT by Melas
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To: libertarian27

If there aren’t any hospital records, what’s the evidence?


7 posted on 04/22/2010 12:20:40 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: GladesGuru

I find it amazing, from the video, that the courts/DA offered him a sentence of time served for admitting to rape of a child. If they have a worthy case why would they toss out a plea bargain like that?

Good for him to not take the plea bargain.
Something is extremely fishy with this supposed case.


8 posted on 04/22/2010 12:22:35 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

Was it a lack of bail money? How much did the judge demand?


9 posted on 04/22/2010 12:24:33 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners buTt never trade patsies.")
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To: skr
If there aren’t any hospital records, what’s the evidence?

From what I've read in the article the evidence is purely *She said/He said*

Of course kids/people are not known to fabricate so he sits in jail for months waiting for a trial. With the DA offering a 'time-served' bargain I don't think they have any evidence.

10 posted on 04/22/2010 12:27:55 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27
they should string up the prosecutor

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11 posted on 04/22/2010 12:30:22 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Paul Ross
Was it a lack of bail money? How much did the judge demand?

Apparently 100K - assumed a flight-risk.

12 posted on 04/22/2010 12:30:37 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

April 8 trial date. Has there been a trial, or is one underway?


13 posted on 04/22/2010 12:46:31 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: libertarian27

Sad story. He should hold firm and sue their butts.


14 posted on 04/22/2010 12:47:31 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: libertarian27

thanks, spread to radio-info and facebook


15 posted on 04/22/2010 12:50:16 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: libertarian27

A $100,000 bail would mean a $10,000 actual cost, right?

I am surprised people didn’t try to pull the money together for that. That is a shame.


16 posted on 04/22/2010 12:52:19 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: ConservativeMind

A Gag Order is in effect as of April 8th. You can follow the case at Webcrims. Control date is May 5th. That’s all I can say.


17 posted on 04/22/2010 12:52:30 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: libertarian27

Looks like the defense has solid evidence he wasn’t even in the same freaking state when the rapes occurred.

Sure smells like a railroad. Politically motivated, or just overzealous prosecution? Or both?


18 posted on 04/22/2010 12:52:31 PM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: libertarian27; GladesGuru
The crime is alleged to have occured in an apartment rented by the accused ... at a date certain according to the alleged victim, but many months after he moved elsewhere, and had given the premises back to the landlord. The landlord has so testified.

IMHLO, the "time served" plea bargain for what is a heinous crime indicates "no case, no evidence." Has this man no attorney?

Prediction: Not enough to go to trial. Exhorbitant bail. Case will be dropped. He will be released. No resolution. Stigmatized for life.

This is pubescent hysteria. Common enough. It is also not unknown for young girls to blame a discovered loss of virginity on whomever is handy! Sorry.

19 posted on 04/22/2010 1:01:06 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama. He'll bring back States' Rights. In the meantime, this ain't gonna be pretty.)
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To: ConservativeMind
A $100,000 bail would mean a $10,000 actual cost, right?

The article said $100K Cash Bail, so I'm assuming it's $100K cash!

20 posted on 04/22/2010 1:03:52 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27
Your assumption speaks well for your past.

So I'm assuming it's $100K cash!

Know about Bail Bondsmen? Dog, on TV?

21 posted on 04/22/2010 1:07:27 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama. He'll bring back States' Rights. In the meantime, this ain't gonna be pretty.)
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To: libertarian27

I’m surprised somebody hasn’t helped this guy with bail.


22 posted on 04/22/2010 2:06:47 PM PDT by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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To: massgopguy

Thanks for the info.


23 posted on 04/22/2010 2:42:23 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: libertarian27
I have no knowledge of whether Reese Hopkins is guilty or innocent, but I do know that Rick Sanchez plead no lo contendre to a DUI charge involving a fatal hit and run.
24 posted on 04/23/2010 9:58:23 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: libertarian27

Reese does have Facebook page. Pls. join & invite your friends to join. This case needs publicity.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000753994108&ref=profile#!/profile.php?id=100000968702912

Go to the Wall to see who has joined & the comments


25 posted on 04/24/2010 6:41:32 PM PDT by kbmc7478
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To: kbmc7478

It sure does need more publicity!

I am not signed up for facebook so can’t access the page -hope there are many facebook people there.

Welcome to Free Republic newbie:)
Stick around - it’s a great site!


26 posted on 04/25/2010 6:15:16 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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