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[August 30, 2007] Richard Jewell, 44, Hero of Atlanta Attack, Dies
NY Times ^ | August 30, 2007 | KEVIN SACK

Posted on 03/24/2012 6:06:07 PM PDT by hiho hiho

Richard A. Jewell, whose transformation from heroic security guard to Olympic bombing suspect and back again came to symbolize the excesses of law enforcement and the news media, died Wednesday at his home in Woodbury, Ga. He was 44.

The heavy-set Mr. Jewell, with a country drawl and a deferential manner, became an instant celebrity after a bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta in the early hours of July 27, 1996,

Only minutes earlier, Mr. Jewell, who was working a temporary job as a guard, had spotted the abandoned green knapsack that contained the bomb, called it to the attention of the police, and started moving visitors away from the area.

But three days later, he found himself identified in an article in The Atlanta Journal as the focus of police attention, leading to several searches of his apartment and surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and by reporters who set upon him, he would later say, “like piranha on a bleeding cow.”

The investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement officers lasted until late October 1996 and included a number of bungled tactics, including an F.B.I. agent’s effort to question Mr. Jewell on camera under the pretense of making a training film.

In October 1996, when it became obvious that Mr. Jewell had not been involved in the bombing, the Justice Department formally cleared him.

Even after being cleared, Mr. Jewell said he never felt he could outrun his notoriety. He sued several major news media outlets and won settlements from NBC and CNN. His libel case against his primary nemesis, Cox Enterprises, the Atlanta newspaper’s parent company, wound through the courts for a decade without resolution, though much of it was dismissed along the way.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: dueprocess; enemedia; feedingfrenzy; lynchmob; medialynchmob; richardjewell; zimmerman
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" ...came to symbolize the excesses of law enforcement and the news media"

Never learn do they

1 posted on 03/24/2012 6:06:09 PM PDT by hiho hiho
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To: hiho hiho

Thought this was a bizarre coincidence, but now I see the story is almost 5 years old.


2 posted on 03/24/2012 6:08:17 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Blacks get shot every day. What makes Trayvon so special? Democrat hype.)
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To: hiho hiho

Timing, huh?

G-dspeed, Mr. Jewell.


3 posted on 03/24/2012 6:08:36 PM PDT by Vindication (Election 2012 - Patriots vs. Parasites baby!)
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To: hiho hiho

Wow, that’s a strange coincidence. Hannity mentioned this the other night...how people went after Mr. Jewell and he wasn’t guilty. Tried and convicted him in the newsmedia, just like George Zimmerman.


4 posted on 03/24/2012 6:09:18 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Vindication

Note the date.


5 posted on 03/24/2012 6:10:09 PM PDT by hiho hiho
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To: ClearCase_guy

I thought it was a coincidence, too. Still, the lessons still apply.


6 posted on 03/24/2012 6:10:49 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10; hiho hiho

Note the date of the article. This did not just happen.


7 posted on 03/24/2012 6:12:10 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: stayathomemom

I know.


8 posted on 03/24/2012 6:13:29 PM PDT by madison10
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To: hiho hiho

Why not post it in breaking, it is only a five year old story.


9 posted on 03/24/2012 6:13:44 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: ClearCase_guy

Oops, didn’t know that he had died.

Still it’s best to remember and to remind folks of what happened to him.

The drive-bys at their usual - stirring up mayhem.


10 posted on 03/24/2012 6:14:03 PM PDT by Vindication (Election 2012 - Patriots vs. Parasites baby!)
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To: hiho hiho

Pull it


11 posted on 03/24/2012 6:14:20 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: hiho hiho

Yeah, I did. Oops.


12 posted on 03/24/2012 6:15:45 PM PDT by Vindication (Election 2012 - Patriots vs. Parasites baby!)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

The article shouldn’t be pulled. The date should just be noted in the headline. Hannity did mention Richard Jewell a few nights ago on TV. People, namely the media, haven’t learned their lessons and Mr. Jewell is a good reminder.


13 posted on 03/24/2012 6:16:20 PM PDT by madison10
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To: org.whodat

Do I have to spell it out? “Old” article, but the NY Times admits to “excesses of ... the news media.”

Think of the current Zimmerman case.


14 posted on 03/24/2012 6:16:55 PM PDT by hiho hiho
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To: hiho hiho

have the mod pull this


15 posted on 03/24/2012 6:16:55 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: hiho hiho

Wasn’t the NYT leading the way in condemning Jewell?


16 posted on 03/24/2012 6:17:48 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: al baby

“have the mod pull this”

Do it your self!


17 posted on 03/24/2012 6:18:07 PM PDT by hiho hiho
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To: hiho hiho

Speak like me you do.


18 posted on 03/24/2012 6:18:40 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: al baby

It DOES NOT need to be pulled. Just needs a date in the headline.


19 posted on 03/24/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10
There is not one thing similar. That is grasping a straw. Jewel by all accounts was an honest hard working man with no record. How does that compare to a 28 year old bum living off his wife and family, and with a record.
20 posted on 03/24/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: hiho hiho
I did, attempts to connect jewel to zimmerman is bogus hog wash. And shows further prosecution of mr jewel.
21 posted on 03/24/2012 6:21:56 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

You ARE ignorant. Geez. It’s not about the person and who they were living with, it’s about the media going into an overdrive, feeding frenzy and convicting someone before all the facts are in.

Never read anything about Zimmerman’s supposed record.


22 posted on 03/24/2012 6:22:07 PM PDT by madison10
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To: hiho hiho
It took me awhile, but I presume the comparison is between Jewel and Zimmermon.

Today they released a voice message from Zimmermon to his neighbor thanking him for standing by him.

They should do a voice recognition to see if it was him screaming for help, and if so that would definately clear him.

23 posted on 03/24/2012 6:22:13 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: hiho hiho

Cant afford the gas to drive to fresno


24 posted on 03/24/2012 6:24:15 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: hiho hiho

I’m going to answer another thread on your behalf, since you are tied up on this one.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2863379/posts

hiho hiho - 12 - not yet


25 posted on 03/24/2012 6:25:07 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (Who am I? Why am I here?)
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To: hiho hiho

Again?? Poor Bastard.


26 posted on 03/24/2012 6:25:47 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: hiho hiho

An old story, but worth remembering in the current hysteria.


27 posted on 03/24/2012 6:26:15 PM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: org.whodat

I do not have the evidence to judge Mr. Zimmerman, neither do you or the news media.

This is a feeding frenzy and Mr. Zimmerman’s right to being presumed innocent has been violated. The connection to the Jewell case if the drumbeat of the police/FBI to calm the public with an arrest and the press who runs off with stories for the sensational value rather than cautious, factual reporting.


28 posted on 03/24/2012 6:27:56 PM PDT by hiho hiho
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To: hiho hiho

He got such a bad deal, he died twice.


29 posted on 03/24/2012 6:28:11 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: hiho hiho
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30 posted on 03/24/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: org.whodat

You really have some investment in this case I take it. What did you do? Throw out some asshat reply to somebody then have to defend or attack based on hearsay?


31 posted on 03/24/2012 6:30:36 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Vindication

He died in 2007. The fellow FREEPer posted this as a reminder. :)


32 posted on 03/24/2012 6:30:47 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: madison10

He died in 2007. The fellow FREEPer posted this as a reminder. :)


33 posted on 03/24/2012 6:31:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: madison10
this Z case is all Duke lacrosse all over again.....national media condemning people and not mentioning the details....

don't know if Z is guilty but I do know there is a reason he has not been arrested nor accused of anything except by racists and media....

34 posted on 03/24/2012 6:31:33 PM PDT by cherry
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To: eyedigress; BallyBill
Again?? Poor Bastard.

Yassir Arafat still holds the record.

35 posted on 03/24/2012 6:31:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: hiho hiho
The connection to the Jewell case if the drumbeat of the police/FBI to calm the public with an arrest and the press who runs off with stories for the sensational value rather than cautious, factual reporting.

I take it that English is not your native tongue.

36 posted on 03/24/2012 6:33:15 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (Who am I? Why am I here?)
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To: org.whodat

Plenty similar. Both are being tried by the media.

Of course, the Al Sharpton crowd wasn’t looking to destroy Jewell.

And as far as I know, the New Black Panther party wasn’t making “$10,000 dead or alive” posters for Jewell.

But hey, go ahead and buddy up with them, org. They must be your kind of people.


37 posted on 03/24/2012 6:33:36 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: madison10

Fighting with a cop, beating his girl friend, in debt, has liens, last job was at car max, washing cars, I would guess, he left or was fired after garnishment of his wages. I think it was carmax. That was in 2008. There is no report of him working after that according to the paper.


38 posted on 03/24/2012 6:34:53 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Slings and Arrows
Yassir Arafat still holds the record.

How about Generalissimo Francisco Franco?

39 posted on 03/24/2012 6:36:32 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wrong, I care about someone thinking they have the right to kill you because you are armed with snacks.


40 posted on 03/24/2012 6:37:07 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Spunky
“They should do a voice recognition to see if it was him screaming for help, and if so that would definitely clear him.”

The eye witness saw and heard that it was Zimmerman screaming for help. Martin's dad said the voice on the 911 call was NOT his son's. How much more do you want?

41 posted on 03/24/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: org.whodat

Oops, beat you by 4 minutes.


42 posted on 03/24/2012 6:39:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: T-Bird45
How about Generalissimo Francisco Franco?

He's been slacking off since the 70's.

43 posted on 03/24/2012 6:41:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: org.whodat

Hey, you got that leftist dribble down pat org....as usual.


44 posted on 03/24/2012 6:41:45 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: hiho hiho
Once again jewel was an honest man and had killed no one, he was railroaded by the FBI just as much as the media, if not more so. That is nothing similar to shooting someone. Are you the nut that called Wilkow, the one he said was a loon, he, the caller, brought up the bogus Jewel stuff.
45 posted on 03/24/2012 6:41:50 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
Hey, you forgot to mention he is a White Hispanic....you're slacking org!
46 posted on 03/24/2012 6:43:57 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Still nothing intelligent in Las Vegas. Are you Chumlees brother?
47 posted on 03/24/2012 6:44:58 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Sorry I am not one of the nuts making this about race, you seem to be. The poster that posted pictures of the wrong person is the one you need to discuss that with.


48 posted on 03/24/2012 6:47:35 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yes - I’ll need to remember that when the Duke Lacrosse thread pops up! :)


49 posted on 03/24/2012 6:48:41 PM PDT by Vindication (Election 2012 - Patriots vs. Parasites baby!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What about Elvis? Sightings still occur, reportedly.


50 posted on 03/24/2012 6:48:48 PM PDT by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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