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Posted on 10/18/2004 6:42:57 AM PDT by KidGlock
Local News Anchor Charged With Prostitution
Fri Oct 15, 5:09 PM ET Local -
A local television news anchor was arrested on prostitution charges Thursday.
Darryl Tardy was arrested at Westside Regional Park. Police said the arrest was part of their normal undercover work to eradicate prostitution.
Officers said they chose the park because of complaints from nearby residents. It has also been the site of prior prostitution arrests.
According to a police report, Tardy asked an undercover officer if he was a cop and demanded that he prove that he was not.
Tardy was reportedly arrested after the sheriff's officer refused to expose himself.
Seven men were arrested in the sting. Police emphasized that prostitution is not a victimless crime.
"The problem is, there are children there and it's not right for people to go there to act out their fantasy or what they think they want," said Public Information Officer Ken Jefferson.
Tardy works for First Coast News, WTLV in Jacksonville. The station had no comment on the arrest.
Tardy waived his first appearance in court and is in a Duval County jail.
Doing undercover investigative reporting, no doubt......
I caught that too. Sick! Sick! Sick!
Yeah, I had to re-read the article three times before I finally figured out the guy was a 'mo.
Film at 11...NOT
Speaking of media whores...
Some people will do anything to get Dan Rather's job.
I think we got that. Most of us passed reading comprehension in about second or third grade.
Pray for W and Our Troops
Well, it could have beed Darryl like Darryl Hanna.
Such a nuisance...
But it really didn't *stand out* in the article.
Looks another maggot infested member of the darkside exposed itself and outed itself.
This headline reads as if the person was the prostitute, and not merely soliciting.
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"Tardy works for First Coast News, WTLV in Jacksonville."
Ummm, probably not for much longer.
No doubt his 'investigative journalism' was inspired by Woodward and Bernstein....Mr. Tardy was merely searching for 'deep throat' ;-)
What next? He holds a tearful press conference where he apologizes and announces he is a Gay-Newsanchor-American?
Re the perp on the right: You just can't make this stuff up.
Did anyone note the name of one of the others arrested... Kevin Blower?
Kevin Blower, huh.
Sigh...tough times for local news anchors. Ron Burgundy never had to pay for it...
What a fine looking crew! /sarc Did you notice that one mugshot was of Kevin Blower - you can't make this stuff up if you tried!
'Kevin Blower..' LMFAO!
If you hear about "prostitution" going on at parks, highway rest stops etc, it is almost 100% of the time Gay prostitution.
"Be my Tinkie-Winky, sweetheart. "
Heck--the truth is that the entire MSM could and should be charged with prostitution.
I'm sure Darryl ain't smiling now.
It told the facts of the case. What do you want it to say, "Hey, this guy's a homo"?
This just proves we were right when we called them Media Wh*res.
This looks like a clear case of police violating the 1st Amendment rights of a tinkerbell brother who was working on a story exposing the Bush administration. The cops knew a black fairy presstitute would be biased toward Viet Cong John and they arrested him. Case will go nowhere!
Last modified Fri., October 15, 2004 - 03:23 PM
Originally created Friday, October 15, 2004
Local news anchor arrested
By TIA MITCHELL
Darryl Tardy, a Jacksonville television news anchor, was arrested at a public park Thursday evening and accused of trying to get an undercover detective to expose himself, police said today.
Vice detective Tommy Herrington was walking down a trail in the woods at Westside Regional Park when he passed another man, according to an arrest report. The man began touching himself suggestively and looking at the detective.
After a brief conversation, the man said to the officer, "You're a cop, aren't ya," the police report said. The officer said he wasn't.
The man asked the officer to prove he wasn't a cop, the report said. Herrington asked if that meant exposing himself, and the man nodded his head yes. When the detective refused to expose himself, the man wouldn't talk with him anymore.
Herrington arrested Tardy, who lives in the 1300 block of Menna Street, about 5 p.m. Thursday. He was charged with offering for prostitution, a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
Tardy is the lead investigator for First Coast News, the Times-Union's news partner. In addition his reporting duties, he also anchors Good Morning Jacksonville on Saturday mornings.
He joined First Coast News in November 2000 after serving as a reporter anchor and host of a talk show for R News in Rochester, N.Y.
For more on this story, read Saturday's Florida Times-Union or log on to Jacksonville.com.
Damn, you don't need gay-radar to know that fella's light in the loafers. Heck, even his picture has a lisp.
The answer doesn't address the assertion. Prostitution behind closed doors, where there aren't children, is still illegal. Solicitation for sex in a public park could be criminalized even if prostitution were legal, and it would address the cop's concern.
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Thank Heaven I do not work in television!!!! Tardy probably got tired of the "political correctness" at his station and in everyday life. He does what most men do...if they cannot get it at home they will search elsewhere to get it!!
As Times reporter Richard Berke, who is gay, explained: "Literally three-quarters of the people deciding what's on the front page are not-so-closeted homosexuals."
Also arrested - Kevin Blower.