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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: 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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To: org.whodat

You are no different than Barry Soerto, Sharpton or the rest of the race baiters. You have no more knowledge than the local PD has released. Get over your stupid assumptions of anything.


61 posted on 03/24/2012 7:05:24 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Yassir Arafat still holds the record.”

Kim Jong Il was on a pace to break it, if only his career hadn’t ended so abruptly.


62 posted on 03/24/2012 7:07:26 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck; Slings and Arrows

McCartney has a good record but it was more for duration than number of times.


63 posted on 03/24/2012 7:10:45 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: MizSterious

The jury’s still out on that one.


64 posted on 03/24/2012 7:11:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: eyedigress

Persistence pays off, for sure.


65 posted on 03/24/2012 7:12:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Vindication
>"The drive-bys at their usual - stirring up mayhem."

Stirring up mayhem?

More like inciting mob riots.

This is a powerful deception, and thy are laughing at how many more people will become murderers and die because of it.

Yes we can, Thank You Satan 1:50sec

66 posted on 03/24/2012 7:13:00 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: Hunton Peck

Be interesting to see if Baby Kim can fill his father’s coffin. Shoes. I mean shoes.


67 posted on 03/24/2012 7:14:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: faucetman
"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?"

Well EXCUSE ME! I didn't know those things.

68 posted on 03/24/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: eyedigress
Don't swallow the hatred. It's poison.

Hatred brings death. Love brings life. Choose Life.

org.whodat is consumed with hate. Don't get burned. Stay cool.

The facts are just now coming out.

Zimmer-Trayvon Martin Killing. Letter from the City Manager. (Best concise telling so far)

69 posted on 03/24/2012 7:18:17 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: eyedigress

Sir Paul does hold the record, if you play it backwards...


70 posted on 03/24/2012 7:19:46 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I hear there’s an up-and-comer in the Venezuelan league. Castro’s managing him and is real high on the kid.


71 posted on 03/24/2012 7:21:52 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: rawcatslyentist; org.whodat

Org couldn’t burn me with a gallon of gas and a lit joint. Puhleese!


72 posted on 03/24/2012 7:26:46 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: org.whodat

You personally know Zimmerman then?


73 posted on 03/24/2012 7:29:17 PM PDT by sport
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To: Hunton Peck

Hah! I tried to play it backwards once but the stylus gave up. Reel to Reel was the answer.


74 posted on 03/24/2012 7:30:18 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: org.whodat
Wrong, I care about someone thinking they have the right to kill you because you are armed with snacks.

So you know that George Zimmerman was thinking "I can kill you because you are armed with snacks"? Can you tell me what I am thinking, as you are so blessed with mind-reading abilities? Bet you can't.

'Course, I guess the witness who saw the sweet little Trayvon on top of Zim, punching him, is to be ignored, too...since Zim had some evil intent that you can discern with your magic mind reading powers.

75 posted on 03/24/2012 7:34:44 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: rawcatslyentist

You’ll get no disagreement from me. From dictionary.com:

Mayhem (n) - random or deliberate violence or damage.

In this case - deliberate.


76 posted on 03/24/2012 7:37:17 PM PDT by Vindication (Election 2012 - Patriots vs. Parasites baby!)
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To: hiho hiho

The truth of the matter is that this incident at worst is a case of a mall ninja screwing the pooch. Nothing more, nothing less.


77 posted on 03/24/2012 7:38:30 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Vindication

I thought that Mayhem was Dean Winters.


78 posted on 03/24/2012 7:40:58 PM PDT by gusty
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To: hiho hiho
You have a lot of evidence to say that he clearly created a dangerous situation. And if he is not totally at fault he is the one that created the conditions that would kill someone.

He followed a kid who was not doing anything wrong. He was told not to by the police. The kid was on the phone with a girl friend who said he was worried about a strange big guy following him. He was carrying a weapon, was being menacing, and ignoring the real authorities.

Zimmerman is a pathetic police want-a-be. While I don't think he should be arrested for a hate crime. He should go to jail for manslaughter. Even if the kid turned and jumped on him.

79 posted on 03/24/2012 7:45:52 PM PDT by poinq
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To: gusty

Had to bing.com the name.

Yeah, him too.


80 posted on 03/24/2012 7:49:31 PM PDT by Vindication (Election 2012 - Patriots vs. Parasites baby!)
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To: poinq
Even if the kid turned and jumped on him.

Really?

81 posted on 03/24/2012 7:58:55 PM PDT by okie01
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To: BallyBill
He got such a bad deal, he died twice.

Remember how many times Arafat died on these very threads? Every time you turned around he was dead again.

82 posted on 03/24/2012 8:08:36 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: hiho hiho

No they never learn.


83 posted on 03/24/2012 8:18:33 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: hiho hiho

“No good deed goes unpunished” Rest In Peace, Richard Jewell, job well done.


84 posted on 03/24/2012 8:28:12 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: org.whodat
Your mountain of non sequiturs has nothing to do with what happened with Treyvon Martin that night.

The only thing that matters are those facts.

You're playing the same game as Obama and the media machine.

85 posted on 03/24/2012 8:28:16 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Hunton Peck

We can but watch and hope.


86 posted on 03/24/2012 10:22:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: madison10

Yeah, sorta like he and beck have already convicted Zimmerman. Sad. I don’t listen to either one now, ‘course I’m sure they won’t notice since I don’t buy their books or sell vitamins from my basement.


87 posted on 03/24/2012 10:35:21 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: okie01

Yes, you follow a kid around, chase him in the dark with a gun. And then he jumps you. Not behind any bushes but right out in the open. And you shoot him. I wonder how many people I could murder that way.Its at least manslaughter.


88 posted on 03/25/2012 9:19:47 AM PDT by poinq
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