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  • To Serve, to Protect, to Brag (The FBI, Van Harp, Hatfill, et al)

    06/04/2003 10:08:35 AM PDT · by Princeton · 3 replies · 187+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2003 | Phil Brennan
    To Serve, to Protect, to Brag You could see it coming. Minutes after the news flashed around the nation, FBI agents, active and retired, were preening themselves before the TV cameras, once again basking in the limelight of an arrest they had absolutely nothing to do with. Let this be said loud and clear before it becomes part of the self-created image of an agency that, like the Mounties, says it always gets its man: Eric Robert Rudolph was nabbed by a local cop on the beat. The FBI didn't have a damned thing to do with the capture of...
  • In our opinion: It's time to learn from the dangerously quick judgments of the past

    09/05/2014 4:30:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | September 4, 2014 | The Editors
    Two years ago, the media reported that Trayvon Martin, a young, unarmed black man, had been gunned down by a white assailant named George Zimmerman, and racism was the reason. But then the facts started to dribble out, and many of the assumptions that drove the initial outrage turned out to be inaccurate. The Martin shooting wasn’t the first time the media has gotten it wrong. Many may not remember the case of Richard Jewell, the security guard who alerted police about pipe bombs left in a park during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He was wrongfully charged with the...
  • Ex-FBI director Freeh finds possible corruption in BP settlement program

    09/07/2013 8:36:15 AM PDT · by fone · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/06/2013 | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS — A former FBI director recommended Friday that the Justice Department investigate whether several lawyers plotted to corrupt the settlement program designed to compensate victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill.*snip* However, Freeh concluded that then-top members of Juneau’s staff engaged in conduct that was improper, unethical and possibly criminal. He recommended that his report be forwarded to the Justice Department.*snip* BP spokesman Geoff Morrell said the report “confirms what BP has suspected for some time: there has been fraud and unethical conduct within the facility itself and among various claimants and their lawyers —and immediate steps need...
  • [August 30, 2007] Richard Jewell, 44, Hero of Atlanta Attack, Dies

    03/24/2012 6:06:07 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 87 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2007 | KEVIN SACK
    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...
  • Judge dismisses final libel claim in Richard Jewell lawsuit

    12/12/2007 7:35:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies · 316+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/11/7 | TIM EBERLY
    Olympic park security guard Richard Jewell's long-standing libel suit against The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is over for now. State Court Judge John R. Mather on Tuesday dismissed the final claim that remained in Jewell's suit against the newspaper, said AJC attorney Peter Canfield. Mather had dismissed all but one of 22 claims in 2006. "We are pleased by the judge's ruling," AJC Publisher John Mellott said Tuesday, "which affirms what we always knew — that our reporting of the Centennial Olympic bombing investigation was fair, responsible and accurate." The case has taken 11 years to resolve, and it might be resurrected...
  • Richard Jewell: The Death of a Little Big Man

    09/11/2007 7:21:31 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 15 replies · 1,087+ views
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | 11 Sept 2007 | Nicholas Stix
    When people think of heroes, they typically think of a big man, and laugh at little guys. And while in seeking to subdue a violent character without recourse to a deadly weapon, bigger, as a rule, is better, there is no correlation between physical strength and physical courage. For instance, I’m fond of the late John Wayne, who was the most popular actor in screen history. And yet, when World War II came, the 6’4 ½” Wayne got himself a deferment from the draft, and stayed home. Meanwhile, America’s most decorated soldier was 5’5, 110 lb. Audie Murphy. Forty-four-year-old Richard...
  • Jewell,falsely tied to '96 blast,dies

    08/30/2007 6:43:37 AM PDT · by Roccus · 20 replies · 747+ views ^ | 8/29/07 | Harry R. Weber
    Richard Jewell has passed away.
  • Olympics bombing figure Richard Jewell dies

    08/29/2007 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Westlander · 111 replies · 2,669+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 29, 2007 | Associated Press
    ATLANTA - Richard Jewell, the former security guard who was erroneously linked to the 1996 Olympic bombing, died Wednesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Jewell, 44, was found dead in his west Georgia home, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said.
  • Richard Jewell found dead in home

    08/29/2007 12:10:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 49 replies · 3,946+ views
    AJC ^ | 08.29.07
    bombing of the park during the 1996 Summer Games, was found dead Wednesday in his home in Meriwether County. He was 44.
  • Richard Jewell Dead

    08/29/2007 11:51:53 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 93 replies · 4,702+ views
    WSB ^ | 08/29/04
    ATLANTA -- Richard Jewell, the man once accused of being the Olympic Park bomber and then cleared of the attack, is dead. Check back with for more on this developing story.
  • Governor Perdue Commends Richard Jewell

    08/03/2006 6:28:17 AM PDT · by eyespysomething · 17 replies · 1,133+ views
    Governor's Office ^ | 8-1-06 | Sonny Perdue
    Tuesday, August 1, 2006 Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774 Governor Perdue Commends Richard Jewell Governor asks Georgians to Remember Jewell as Hero ATLANTA, Ga. – Today, during the 10-year anniversary of the 1996 Olympic Games, Governor Sonny Perdue recognized Richard Jewell for his service to Atlanta and the state of Georgia for spotting a suspicious backpack in Centennial Olympic Park and moving people out of harm’s way prior to the bomb explosion. “The bottom line is this – Richard Jewell’s actions saved lives that day. He deserves to be remembered as a hero,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “As we look...
  • GBI completes probe of Jefferson Police Dept.

    07/05/2006 8:34:45 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 1 replies · 297+ views
    AP via AccessNorthGeorgia ^ | Wednesday, July 5 at 9:47 AM | Associated Press
    JEFFERSON - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its ten-month look into activities at the Jefferson Police Department. Special prosecutor Rick Malone says agents are still drafting a report of their findings and that he expects the report by the end of the week. Malone said Monday there is a "distinct possibility" a grand jury will lodge criminal charges in the case, but he declined to say who might be charged. (end excerpt)
  • China Names Condom for Bill Clinton

    09/21/2005 3:38:25 AM PDT · by MrPiper · 28 replies · 1,431+ views
    True legacy?? A Chinese company is honoring ex-president Bill Clinton by naming a new line of condoms after him - along with a companion line of condoms that will be named after his ex-girlfriend, Monica Lewinsky........
  • Don’t Call Rudolph ‘Pro-Life’ - (he's a death dealer)

    04/15/2005 6:18:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 65 replies · 1,219+ views
    CWFA.ORG ^ | APRIL 14, 2005 | Jan LaRue, Chief Counsel
    A five-year manhunt for Eric Rudolph ended in 2003, when someone recognized him while he was foraging for food behind a grocery store in Murphy, North Carolina. Scavenging in a trash dumpster and hiding as a lone survivalist in the mountains of western Carolina are quite revealing. Rudolph had no support, aid or comfort within the pro-life community. Rudolph is a cowardly killer disguised as a defender of life. Rudolph, 38, pleaded guilty April 13 to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing and two other explosions, after earlier admitting to orchestrating a 1998 abortion clinic bombing in Alabama. The bombings killed...
  • Clinton covered up 1996 Atlanta Olympic bombings

    10/19/2004 10:55:16 AM PDT · by Coffee_drinker · 36 replies · 4,205+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | oct 19, 2004 | Jack Cashhill
    The very same day that the Clintons go to Long Island to meet with the TWA Flight 800 families, security guard Richard Jewell is patrolling the grounds of Centennial Park in Atlanta. He's a little Barney Fife-ish, but a good guy and very observant. Right around midnight, Jewell spots a large, olive-green, military-style backpack, known as an Alice pack, under a bench. He immediately shares this information with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. When the GBI cannot find the pack's owner, the GBI officer and Jewell begin to clear an area around the pack. Soon afterward, the pack explodes. Two...
  • Rudolph caught, but Jewel's life still tarnished

    04/09/2005 12:53:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 1,361+ views
    ESPN ^ | 4/8/05 | Mark Kreidler
    You'll hear the word "closure" a lot with regard to the Eric Rudolph case, and if you have no idea who Rudolph is, you're probably living a wonderful life. He's the humanoid who bombed Centennial Park at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, bombed a lesbian night club, bombed two abortion clinics, killed two people, maimed a nurse, and injured 120 folks unlucky enough to be caught on planet Earth in the same tiny sliver of lifetime as this unbridled loser. Now Rudolph has cut a deal with federal officials under which he will go to prison for the rest of his...
  • Holy Hillary: I Always Prayed

    01/21/2005 11:36:39 AM PST · by kattracks · 113 replies · 5,120+ views ^ | 1/21/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Borrowing a page from President Bush, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton told a Boston audience this week that prayer has always played a meaningful role in her life - though accounts from her days as a student radical suggest that's probably not true. "I've always been a praying person," Clinton told a crowd of more than 500, including many religious leaders, at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza. According to the Boston Globe, the newly religious former first lady "invoked God more than half a dozen times" as she urged society to accommodate religious people who "live out their faith in the...
  • Hillary's in

    01/16/2005 3:10:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies · 3,068+ views
    You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends tell us that the two are cheering Sis on and say she's making all the moves to get ready for the race--presuming she is re-elected by New Yorkers in 2006.
  • Hillary Blasts Bush 'Fear Factor'

    01/19/2005 4:19:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,574+ views ^ | 1/19/05 | Carl Limbacher
    On the eve of President Bush's second inauguration, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is blasting him as the "fear factor" president who tries to sell his irresponsible agenda by scaring the voters. "The fear factor has become the overriding strategic approach that this administration uses," Clinton complained to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The likely 2008 presidential candidate told the paper that Bush has used scare tactics to rally public support on issues ranging from U.S. policy in Iraq to privatization of Social Security. On Iraq Clinton griped that Bush had even botched the election process, saying that regional balloting...
  • Hillary Clinton on Environment

    01/20/2005 10:38:38 AM PST · by Brilliant · 6 replies · 2,016+ views ^ | 2000 | Issues2000
    Hillary Clinton on Environment Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation Q: Do you support conserving energy?A: I’ve spoken about an energy policy that would include conservation tax credits that the Republicans have blocked. The administration has put forth an energy policy that we couldn’t get through that Republican leadership that my opponent is part of. We need a new Congress. I was pleased when the president did release some oil from the reserve. So we have work to do and it needs to be led by Democrats who understand that we shouldn’t be beholden to big oil. Source:...