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NYC meteorologist Heidi Jones pleads guilty to falsely reporting rape
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Posted on 09/18/2011 10:31:41 PM PDT by Borough Park

NEW YORK - Heidi Jones, former New York tv meteorologist, admitted Wednesday she'd made up claims of being repeatedly attacked by a stranger on the city streets, allegations that sparked an extensive investigation before police said she told them she'd invented the story to get attention.

Jones, 38, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two misdemeanor counts of falsely reporting an incident. The judge says she will be sentenced to three years' probation and 350 hours of community service -- the same amount of time prosecutors say police spent looking into her false claims, reports CBS station WCBS.

It took over nine months for the plea deal to be worked out.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fakerape

1 posted on 09/18/2011 10:31:45 PM PDT by Borough Park
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um, not guilty?

2 posted on 09/18/2011 10:33:01 PM PDT by Borough Park
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To: Borough Park

Jones, 38, pleaded guilty.
Jones, 38, pleaded guilty.
Jones, 38, pleaded guilty.

She’s 38. She’s guilty.


3 posted on 09/18/2011 10:46:37 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me)
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To: Avery Iota Kracker
It's not a bad 38.


4 posted on 09/18/2011 10:48:52 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Borough Park
"This has been a tragic case for Heidi Jones."


5 posted on 09/18/2011 10:55:55 PM PDT by TChad
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There seems to be this stupid FR game of declaring people in the news as guilty or not depending on whether they’re lookers. It’s like asking Laz if he would hit it.


6 posted on 09/18/2011 10:56:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: TChad

Does it emit ultrasonic notes?


7 posted on 09/18/2011 10:57:42 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Borough Park
The judge says she will be sentenced to three years' probation and 350 hours of community service -- the same amount of time prosecutors say police spent looking into her false claims, reports CBS station WCBS.

I don't think they are the same. The opportunity cost of police's time spent on her lie might be solving real criminal case or preventing real rapes from happening. Meanwhile, opportunity cost of this person's time in community service is someone might get wet from not bringing an umbrella. The judge needs to take Econ 101.

8 posted on 09/18/2011 11:02:05 PM PDT by paudio (The 0bama Downgrade Part Two (a possible sequel to the current horror movie))
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To: Borough Park
She should serve the time of the man she accused, should he have been convicted.

But that's never the case, and we're supposed to be good sports about getting falsely accused, having lives ruined and getting a bill from her lawyer.

She'll get time served (none) and a slap on the wrist.

And people wonder why I avoid crowds or any gathering of humans.

/johnny

9 posted on 09/18/2011 11:02:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Does it emit ultrasonic notes?

Yes. It's hell to tune.

10 posted on 09/18/2011 11:02:52 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TChad

And of course, during heated divorce and custody hearings, women NEVER lie when they dust off that ol’ chestnut saying that dad abuses the children. . .KoFF KoFF. . .

False rape accusations, false domestic abuse accusations, false child abuse accusations, false paternity accusations, do we see a pattern here? Lie to the court and get what you want (money, custody, etc.)


11 posted on 09/18/2011 11:05:04 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: Borough Park

Feminists use the idea that rape is possible to destroy mens lives just to scrape their way to the top. And guess what most of the lib donators are?


12 posted on 09/18/2011 11:06:24 PM PDT by DelanoSAlways (The Obamas: Truly Something Awful)
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To: Lazlo in PA

It’s a very sad 38 if she thinks she has to cry rape to get attention,a strong indicator that her looks aren’t the problem.


13 posted on 09/18/2011 11:08:08 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It appears that the man remained mythical as the police hunted in vain. She did not have a patsy in mind (thank God for small favors, at least).


14 posted on 09/18/2011 11:09:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

She should have been fined an amount at least equal to the value of the extra overtime that detectives and street officers spent investigating her bogus claims!

JC


15 posted on 09/18/2011 11:09:56 PM PDT by cracker45
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To: skr

Healthy body, sick mind.


16 posted on 09/18/2011 11:10:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: cracker45

I wonder if the judge considered sending her to a mental hospital for examination. Criminal yes, but crazy too.


17 posted on 09/18/2011 11:12:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: AbolishCSEU
Lie to the court and get what you want (money, custody, etc.)

And suffer trivial consequences if that lie is revealed. False rape accusation by a female is not a serious crime in America. It is just taken as a sign that the poor dear needs therapy.

How much time did Crystal Gail Magnum serve in prison for falsely accusing the Duke lacrosse players of rape?

18 posted on 09/18/2011 11:21:13 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TChad

Oh...that was funny!


19 posted on 09/18/2011 11:27:39 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: TChad
I will always throw a good, meaty, bone for that radio guy, Tom Leykis, for SAYING HER NAME OUT LOUD, during that mess.

He is an iffy guy...Some of his programs were great, some in the gutter...but, boy did I LOVE it when he made a point of making a point of speaking this POS’s name.

Wonder how she's doing now? Probably trying to sue her lawyer from the first go round because it was raccciiissss.

20 posted on 09/18/2011 11:38:24 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: Borough Park

Now, will she have to pay the cost of police man hours spent due to her lies, as does Casey Anthony?


21 posted on 09/18/2011 11:54:21 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Laura Ingraham’s sister?


22 posted on 09/18/2011 11:55:20 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: TChad
"This has been a tragic case for Heidi Jones."

Still playing the victim. (puke) Also, it's really hard to believe someone from the media would make something up (extreme sarcasm)

23 posted on 09/19/2011 12:05:14 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Borough Park

Of course the femi-nazi’s have always said from the beginning, women don’t lie about such things....and those that lie hurt the victims that have really been raped and brutalized...jail time for false report to police...


24 posted on 09/19/2011 12:07:28 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Borough Park

I’m not what you’d call a handsome man, but she looks guilty to me. Maybe after a six pack and a couple shots.


25 posted on 09/19/2011 12:08:29 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: HiTech RedNeck
There seems to be this stupid FR game of declaring people in the news as guilty or not depending on whether they’re lookers.

It originated in threads about female high school teachers accused of having sex with underage male students. If the teacher was attractive, the FR jury concluded that she probably had not forced the boy to do anything he didn't want to do, so... Jury nullification.

It makes no sense in cases like this.

26 posted on 09/19/2011 12:09:11 AM PDT by TChad
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Wonder how she's doing now?

The most recent news I found said that Crystal Gail Mangum was in jail for murdering her boyfriend.

(I finally noticed that her name is Mangum, not Magnum.)

27 posted on 09/19/2011 12:25:14 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Borough Park

Hung jury.


28 posted on 09/19/2011 12:27:55 AM PDT by monocle (es have ing high income)
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To: Borough Park

I thought women never lie about rape. Isn’t that what the feminists always told us?

Or did they all change their minds during the Clinton years?


29 posted on 09/19/2011 12:40:23 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: TChad
If the teacher was attractive, the FR jury concluded that she probably had not forced the boy to do anything he didn't want to do, so... Jury nullification.

Nope. It originated when the attorney of teacher Debra Lafave, found guilty of having sex with a fourteen year old student, argued that she should not be sent to prison because she was too pretty and would be eaten alive (no pun intended) by the other prisoners. It worked because she avoided prison. See here. So the guilty/not guilty thing has since become a sarcastic joke pointing out the ludicrousness of meting out justice based on the attractiveness or unattractiveness of the accused as was done in the Lafave case.

Debra Lafave


30 posted on 09/19/2011 3:24:31 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: TChad

Correction: Lafave wasn’t found guilty because the prosecutor dropped the charges, but there was no doubt that she had the relationship with the kid.


31 posted on 09/19/2011 3:28:17 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: TChad

Any any white male who has been through family/divorce court will tell you that it’s an “Old Biomom System” instead of an “Old Boy System.”

And then people like Michael Savage wonder why white Western men have practicallly stopped marrying and having children as opposed to their Muslim counterparts whose women are under Sharia law. (not that I’m a proponent of Sharia law but Western family court law is the exact opposite EXTREME of Sharia law)


32 posted on 09/19/2011 4:49:00 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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Oh, that sweet, innocent “college girl” Crystal Mangum in jail for murder?

Shocked! Shocked I tell you!


33 posted on 09/19/2011 10:09:35 AM PDT by Pigsley
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I don’t mean to argue, but I think TChad’s explanation is the correct one.


34 posted on 09/19/2011 10:18:56 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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I don’t mean to argue, but I think TChad’s explanation is the correct one.


35 posted on 09/19/2011 10:19:14 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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I don’t mean to argue, but I think TChad’s explanation is the correct one.

Did you read the article that I linked? I was following those Lafave threads from the beginning and can assure you that's how it started. It has taken on a life of its own now, but at its core it's sarcasm related to the Lafave case. Sure, there are often discussions in those threads about how it's a victimless crime since for most teen boys (me included when I was a teen) it would be a dream come true to have sex with a moderately attractive teacher, but that's not what the whole guilty/not guilty thing is about.

36 posted on 09/19/2011 1:42:39 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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I will always throw a good, meaty, bone for that radio guy, Tom Leykis, for SAYING HER NAME OUT LOUD, during that mess.

He is an iffy guy...Some of his programs were great, some in the gutter...but, boy did I LOVE it when he made a point of making a point of speaking this POS’s name.

Wonder how she's doing now? Probably trying to sue her lawyer from the first go round because it was raccciiissss.

I think Tom Lekyis will be back doing his daily show again after his CBS contract is up next year. Isn't he doing a wine show for a Los Angeles CBS radio station in the meantime?

37 posted on 09/19/2011 1:54:53 PM PDT by moviefan8
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Yeah....it's billed as a “life style program”...Haven't heard it. I met him a few times socially when I lived in LA. Definitely an original. I liked his early ‘90’s show...lots of un-PC stuff...politics, pop culture. His later show...well, as he would say,I’m def NOT the target audience.

Did you know him from the early show or the devolved Leykis 101? Just as an aside, I think the guy is still rather traumatized from a difficult childhood...being a very smart kid stuck in a weird blue collar family that moved to some crappy far out suburb of NYC where he felt completely alienated. Always wish he'd write a book...I do believe he's go an interesting one in him. Hmmmm...wonder if the show is going national...hope he goes back to his orginal format and leaves the "Dad" stuff...teaching the "boys" about how to get over on women. He's a tad old for that stuff. And, he really was a smart guy that was fun to listen to when he talked about things of substance.

38 posted on 09/19/2011 5:35:22 PM PDT by Pigsley
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Accusing a man of raping you? That is about as bad as they come. You literally murder the man's good name. She should do hard time for that.

I'm a woman and enjoy the equality we have in the US...problem is it's not EQUAL. Women have it much easier, have more choices in life, are not held to the same standards in many cases.

I've got a REAL problem with what some women do the their ex-husbands...I was divorced once and just wanted out—I don't understand these women that think their X, after paying child support and splitting marital assets fairly owes them ANYTHING. Boy, if I were a man, I would get a pre nup. My husband and I don't have one, but we are cut from the same cloth and have histories of being decent to our X's. I would, however, highly recommend that men do this. It could extracate you from a VERY nasty, never ending situation.

How does one live with themselves, draining a guy dry, not working, using the kids against him...It blows my mind.

But back to this creep. Should have gotten at least a couple of years in prison. She has no sympathy from me. Plus, she looks like a tranny.

39 posted on 09/19/2011 5:46:13 PM PDT by Pigsley
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Hey! Thanks for the explanation...always wondered where that came from. I figured it had some other explanation other than being “male”.

That teacher sure was pretty. She should have gone to prison. Some boys at 14 are very, very innocent. She is pretty, but a vile human being.

Le Tourneau was very pretty, too. And she is certifiable.

If I were a man, I wouldn't hit it. I'D HIT HER. Pow! Right in the kisser. I know, I'm a woman that just advocated for a beat down on a woman. So sue me.

40 posted on 09/19/2011 5:54:07 PM PDT by Pigsley
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Nope, just a opportunistic liar who got a pass from the judicial system...

JC


41 posted on 09/19/2011 6:44:34 PM PDT by cracker45
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To: Pigsley

I heard it towards the end of its run when it was syndicated and then a few times on the internet from his flagship station KSLX 97.1 FM. I also listened to a few other radio hosts on that station before they blew it up. I love listening to the radio, especially to out of town stations.


42 posted on 09/19/2011 11:38:38 PM PDT by moviefan8
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