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Local News Anchor Charged With Prostitution
Yahoo ^ | 10/18/04

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 -

WJXT News4Jax.com

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.


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1 posted on 10/18/2004 6:42:57 AM PDT by KidGlock
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To: KidGlock

Doing undercover investigative reporting, no doubt......


2 posted on 10/18/2004 6:45:45 AM PDT by NRA1995 (TaRAYzah....."Let them eat gin-soaked white raisins")
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To: KidGlock
One little detail that is left to the reader... The anchor is named Darryl and "the sheriff's officer refused to expose himself." (emphasis added)
3 posted on 10/18/2004 6:45:49 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: KidGlock

4 posted on 10/18/2004 6:47:36 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole

I caught that too. Sick! Sick! Sick!


5 posted on 10/18/2004 6:48:46 AM PDT by Stonedog (Mr. Blather... tear down this STONEWALL!!)
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To: MediaMole

Yeah, I had to re-read the article three times before I finally figured out the guy was a 'mo.


6 posted on 10/18/2004 6:49:05 AM PDT by KidGlock
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To: KidGlock

Film at 11...NOT


7 posted on 10/18/2004 6:49:41 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against "global testing.")
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To: KidGlock

Speaking of media whores...


8 posted on 10/18/2004 6:49:45 AM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: NRA1995

Some people will do anything to get Dan Rather's job.


9 posted on 10/18/2004 6:49:56 AM PDT by KidGlock
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To: MediaMole

I think we got that. Most of us passed reading comprehension in about second or third grade.


10 posted on 10/18/2004 6:50:00 AM PDT by tdadams ('Unfit for Command' is full of lies... it quotes John Kerry)
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To: KidGlock
Must have thought he was interviewing Yaawn Kerry or Terri McAwful??

Pray for W and Our Troops

11 posted on 10/18/2004 6:50:04 AM PDT by bray (Hey Dingbat, how do you say Tax-Evasion in Portugese???)
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To: KidGlock; Delmont
"Well Hellllo sailor..new in town?"

12 posted on 10/18/2004 6:52:41 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Democrats: appear in September, leavin' November 3 - worse than a 1-night stand...)
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To: MediaMole

Well, it could have beed Darryl like Darryl Hanna.

/Sarcasm off


13 posted on 10/18/2004 6:52:56 AM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: KidGlock

Such a nuisance...


14 posted on 10/18/2004 6:53:16 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (One Day at A Time || Blue Angel in PJs)
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To: tdadams
I think we got that. Most of us passed reading comprehension in about second or third grade.

But it really didn't *stand out* in the article.

15 posted on 10/18/2004 6:53:41 AM PDT by KidGlock
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To: MediaMole; little jeremiah; scripter; MeekOneGOP; KidGlock

Looks another maggot infested member of the darkside exposed itself and outed itself.


16 posted on 10/18/2004 6:53:44 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: mhking

Just dang..


17 posted on 10/18/2004 6:53:49 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: KidGlock

This headline reads as if the person was the prostitute, and not merely soliciting.


18 posted on 10/18/2004 6:53:49 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: mhking

You might want to use your ping list on this one.


19 posted on 10/18/2004 6:54:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: KidGlock
The mugshots of the seven. Hrm, I'm wondering what clientele they were catering to.
20 posted on 10/18/2004 6:54:33 AM PDT by lelio
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To: KidGlock

"Tardy works for First Coast News, WTLV in Jacksonville."

Ummm, probably not for much longer.


21 posted on 10/18/2004 6:54:37 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: NRA1995

No doubt his 'investigative journalism' was inspired by Woodward and Bernstein....Mr. Tardy was merely searching for 'deep throat' ;-)


22 posted on 10/18/2004 6:54:37 AM PDT by Hornet19 (Somthin' about a purse and a sow's ear)
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To: NRA1995

What next? He holds a tearful press conference where he apologizes and announces he is a Gay-Newsanchor-American?


23 posted on 10/18/2004 6:56:22 AM PDT by Kokojmudd
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To: KidGlock

Re the perp on the right: You just can't make this stuff up.

24 posted on 10/18/2004 6:57:52 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: lelio
The mugshots of the seven. Hrm, I'm wondering what clientele they were catering to.

Did anyone note the name of one of the others arrested... Kevin Blower?

25 posted on 10/18/2004 6:58:09 AM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: ErnBatavia

26 posted on 10/18/2004 6:58:25 AM PDT by KidGlock
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To: lelio

Kevin Blower, huh.


27 posted on 10/18/2004 6:59:04 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: KidGlock

Sigh...tough times for local news anchors. Ron Burgundy never had to pay for it...


28 posted on 10/18/2004 7:00:08 AM PDT by TigerTale (What Iran really needs right now is $1.05.)
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To: lelio

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!


29 posted on 10/18/2004 7:00:49 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: KidGlock

Darryl Tardy

30 posted on 10/18/2004 7:02:57 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: L98Fiero

31 posted on 10/18/2004 7:04:12 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: lelio

'Kevin Blower..' LMFAO!


32 posted on 10/18/2004 7:05:13 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: MediaMole; KidGlock
An article also stated he was arrested for the same thing in New York June 2000....

http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/101604/met_16931799.shtml


33 posted on 10/18/2004 7:07:19 AM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Judge Greer allows violations of Florida Statutes)
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To: MediaMole

If you hear about "prostitution" going on at parks, highway rest stops etc, it is almost 100% of the time Gay prostitution.


34 posted on 10/18/2004 7:09:20 AM PDT by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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To: KidGlock
"Welcome to the Men's Room!"


35 posted on 10/18/2004 7:10:34 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Democrats: appear in September, leavin' November 3 - worse than a 1-night stand...)
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To: MediaMole

"Be my Tinkie-Winky, sweetheart. "

36 posted on 10/18/2004 7:12:20 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: lelio
Dude in the top right is named "Kevin Blower" ...

...

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37 posted on 10/18/2004 7:13:46 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard
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To: KidGlock

Heck--the truth is that the entire MSM could and should be charged with prostitution.

vaudine


38 posted on 10/18/2004 7:15:51 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: MediaMole

I'm sure Darryl ain't smiling now.


39 posted on 10/18/2004 7:18:19 AM PDT by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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To: KidGlock
But it really didn't *stand out* in the article.

It told the facts of the case. What do you want it to say, "Hey, this guy's a homo"?

40 posted on 10/18/2004 7:18:32 AM PDT by tdadams ('Unfit for Command' is full of lies... it quotes John Kerry)
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To: KidGlock

This just proves we were right when we called them Media Wh*res.


41 posted on 10/18/2004 7:19:47 AM PDT by jamaly
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To: KidGlock

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!


42 posted on 10/18/2004 7:21:16 AM PDT by Tacis (Kerry & Edwards - Because Lazy Empty Suits Need Something To Do, Too!)
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To: KidGlock

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/101504/met_tardy.shtml

Last modified Fri., October 15, 2004 - 03:23 PM
Originally created Friday, October 15, 2004

Local news anchor arrested

By TIA MITCHELL
The Times-Union

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.


43 posted on 10/18/2004 7:23:04 AM PDT by maggief
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To: AppyPappy

Damn, you don't need gay-radar to know that fella's light in the loafers. Heck, even his picture has a lisp.


44 posted on 10/18/2004 7:24:17 AM PDT by Ranxerox
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To: KidGlock
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.

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.

45 posted on 10/18/2004 7:25:21 AM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: KidGlock
Local News Anchor Charged With Prostitution

Yeah, that's goofy. But
If Deborah Norville needs
a pool boy, I'm there . . .

46 posted on 10/18/2004 7:30:19 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

47 posted on 10/18/2004 7:49:55 AM PDT by mhking ("The UN was supposed to be our last, best hope for peace. It failed.")
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To: KidGlock

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!!


48 posted on 10/18/2004 7:58:51 AM PDT by SmithPatterson
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To: KidGlock
This anchor's proclivities are, I'm afraid, typical of the mainstream. From Bill Sammon' book Misunderestimated:

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."

49 posted on 10/18/2004 8:09:44 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: lelio

Also arrested - Kevin Blower.


50 posted on 10/18/2004 8:14:07 AM PDT by Max Combined (I gave back, I can't remember, six, seven, eight, nine...)
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