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To: porter_knorr
The Spokane newspaper (Spokesman Review) publishd a graphic description of a video filmed by Duncan, of him torturing the nine year old boy. If I were juror viewing that, I would have wanted to beat him to death with any weapon I could have found in the courtroom.

On a side note, I thought the level of disturbingly graphic detail provided by the Spokesman Review (separate article, print-subscription based only) of the video was in extremely poor taste. I would have compared it to a cheap supermarket tabloid except they have demonstrated more journalistic integrity than the rest of the press

7 posted on 08/22/2008 1:52:47 PM PDT by eeman
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To: eeman
I thought the level of disturbingly graphic detail provided by the Spokesman Review (separate article, print-subscription based only) of the video was in extremely poor taste

Last week when this trial phase first started I mentioned in my thread that I wasn't going to post any more Duncan threads unless something truely newsworthy happened or a verdict was handed down.

I've read lots of disturbing articles since then and haven't posted a single one because it would be continuing to sensationalize Duncan's crimes.

Two articles were posted today at about the same time within 5 minutes of the verdict coming out, one from Spokesman Review and one from Idaho Statesman.

I selected this one as it didn't contain any graphic detail, where the Idaho Statesman one details were added where they didn't need to be added.

12 posted on 08/22/2008 3:15:33 PM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: eeman

I have a theory about that type of reporting - and I’m sad to say there’s been a few posters around here that I’ve wondered about.

I believe they enjoy the details. I simply don’t believe the public at large needs to know the horrors, we all know Shasta survived and could have expected the same or worse treatment - I think it’s criminal to detail, knowing some pervert out there enjoys reading them.

I also can’t believe that law enforcement can’t get get a file open on a computer.


14 posted on 08/22/2008 5:02:25 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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