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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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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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To: org.whodat

Hey, better keep your troll job, you’d never make it as a comedian!


51 posted on 03/24/2012 6:49:21 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

This one is usually on the wrong side of any given issue.


52 posted on 03/24/2012 6:50:07 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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To: org.whodat
Sorry I am not one of the nuts making this about race, you seem to be.

Not I, the but the leftist are, and you're slacking.

53 posted on 03/24/2012 6:51:23 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
Is that you chumlee?
54 posted on 03/24/2012 6:52:27 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: MizSterious

No doubt.


55 posted on 03/24/2012 6:53:12 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: org.whodat

Don’t know who is Wilkow.

I am not implying that Zimmerman is innocent. I am concerned that the news media is using this story to whip up a riot.

I posted an “old” NY Times article where they admitted malpractice, rushing to judgment — that is the point.


56 posted on 03/24/2012 6:54:34 PM PDT by hiho hiho
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To: eyedigress

No one hit the dummy bell, so why are you here?


57 posted on 03/24/2012 6:54:53 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: hiho hiho

And then the Clinton FBI pinned the Olympic Park Bombing on Eric Robert Rudolph.


58 posted on 03/24/2012 6:58:38 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: hiho hiho

Xm 125,


59 posted on 03/24/2012 6:59:38 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

You have rammed it countless times. I have to set it upright for you to ram it again.


60 posted on 03/24/2012 7:01:14 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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