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Sources: Ryan Loskarn dead in suspected suicide (Lamar Alexander aide)
politico.com ^ | 1/24/14 | John Bresnehan and Manu Raju

Posted on 01/24/2014 9:12:51 AM PST by cotton1706

Jesse Ryan Loskarn, a one-time star staffer who was the former top aide to Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, was found dead Thursday afternoon following charges he possessed and distributed child pornography, according to three people familiar with the matter. Loskarn, 35, is believed to have committed suicide.

Loskarn’s sharp and sudden downfall stunned Capitol Hill, given his reputation as a well-regarded and savvy operative who was close to GOP senators, powerful political aides and members of the media. He was arrested last month by U.S. Postal Service investigators on charges that he possessed and distributed child pornography following a raid by federal agents on his home.

Loskarn was released into the custody of his parents’ Sykesville, Md., home, where he was ordered not to use the Internet and to wear an ankle bracelet while his grand jury proceedings played out.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 113th; childporn; jesseryanloskarn; lamaralexander; loskarn; ryanloskarn; suicide

1 posted on 01/24/2014 9:12:52 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Justice.
Next.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 9:15:48 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: cotton1706

Next question of course is this.... Was he ‘encouraged’ to commit suicide?

I can see lot’s of powerful and connected people who might feel in danger of revelations from him.


3 posted on 01/24/2014 9:17:53 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: longfellow

The desire to look at naked children is just plain sick. But soon it will probably be celebrated as an accepted alternative lifestyle.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 9:18:09 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

If he was a pervert, he did us a favor by offing himself.

But, there’s always the possibility that the scum in this administration purposefully planted child porn on his computer—I’ve read stories about this. He may have offed himself because he got trapped and saw no way out with the courts being lefty.


5 posted on 01/24/2014 9:27:37 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: longfellow
Assuming the charges are legit.

OTOH, how long would it take the NSA to find kiddie porn on your computer?

(Hint: they will, even if they have to put it there themselves, they will.)

6 posted on 01/24/2014 9:32:33 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: Mortrey

snip- “Luke opened the email from another computer and it stated that he was a whistleblower and wanted Luke to break the story so he was sending him these photos exclusively and specifically stated that Luke needed to download the photos.

Fortunately before downloading, Yahoo gives a preview of the photos and the photos were actually graphic child pornography.”

http://www.infowars.com/attempted-setup-of-luke-rudkowski/


7 posted on 01/24/2014 9:32:56 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: cotton1706

How convenient for Alexander that his aid kills himself.
Or did someone close to Alexander have him taken out.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 9:45:35 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman

People in TN still believe in Lamar! exclamation point and all!


9 posted on 01/24/2014 10:01:39 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Theodore R.

Maybe the Rino people do. Conservatives don’t.


10 posted on 01/24/2014 10:29:38 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: cotton1706
Look, in today's society, I ain't buyin' that the guy did ANYTHING. These are very weird times we live in, and all of a sudden, ANYONE could be a 'child pornographer'.

It's just THAT weird out there these days.

11 posted on 01/24/2014 10:41:53 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

“Look, in today’s society, I ain’t buyin’ that the guy did ANYTHING. These are very weird times we live in, and all of a sudden, ANYONE could be a ‘child pornographer’.
It’s just THAT weird out there these days.”

You may be right. But an aide to a moderate republican is not likely to be the type of person who would defend their innocence to the death. They’re experts at mediocrity.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 10:46:10 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Theodore R.

Not this one in TN..


13 posted on 01/24/2014 10:47:55 AM PST by pnz1
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To: cotton1706

Prayers for a misguided soul.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 11:44:48 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cotton1706

In comments on articles about those accused of possessing kiddie porn I have already seen apologists saying, “it’s not like they actually touched the child,” or, “viewing it is not really bad like producing child porn is.” The slippery slope.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 1:13:18 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: null and void

Yes but I will put a bullet in their head.
That’s the difference between guilty or innocent.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 2:14:09 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

I do like the way you think...


17 posted on 01/24/2014 2:20:51 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: null and void

I just think an innocent man would fight were this man new it was the end.


18 posted on 01/27/2014 5:39:31 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

Hard to say. Certainly the way to bet, but even an innocent man is not immune to despair when the full weight of a malevolent government comes down on him.

What public defender (selected by the very people who want to crucify him) will be clever enough to spot any errors the government’s best software experts made planting “evidence” on his electronics?

Which other “they” would he shoot?

Guilty or innocent, as an enemy of the state/obama he can look forward to a short life sentence, not in Club Fed, but in gen pop in the most violent prison available, coming in with every inmate being informed that a new short-eyes is joining us.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 8:14:01 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: null and void

Short eyes, not familiar with that term.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 5:43:18 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

It’s prison slang for child molester, the very bottom of the prison pecking order. A significant proportion on inmates started out their lives as victims of child molesters, tainting their sense of self worth and setting the stage for “acting out” and a life of troubles. They want revenge.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 7:22:48 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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