Funny how detectives will work their tail off for this stupid case, but when it comes to murder, they are too busy "with their own lives" *rolls eyes*
Did you investigate this case and do you have personal knowledge of the facts? You post makes it sound like you do. You also sound as though you are so angry that "the Chief, Lt, Mayor, and Former City Attorney" were indicted and people commented about that in these forums. Then you tee off on the person who is the subject of this story and state as fact that:
"The man WAS texting a MinorThe texts WERE sexually explicitThe crime WAS committed.This IS an open and shut guilty case"
When Chief Ure, Lieutenant Buentello, Mayor Armstrong and former City Attorney Smith were arrested, I don't ever recall anyone stating in these forums it was a fact that those accussed of perjury were guilty, because a post of that nature would have been removed immediatedly by the Advocate police. Refresh my memory JohnW, but I thought what many people felt, and expressed an opinion about, was that Chief Ure, Lieutenant Buentello, Mayor Armstrong and former City Attorney Smith should have faced a jury of their peers. They were all indicted multiple times by a Grand Jury and some believe the justice system was short-circuited and subverted when Judge Williams dismissed the charges. Now we find an officer in this forum posting in here, in a very predjuicial way, that an accussed person is gulity beyond a shadow of a doubt. You don't see the hypocirsy in your words JohnW?
RedRageNDallas..."Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?"
Ain't gonna happen, Red. Perhaps you remember a former county sheriff who was accused by a junkie of molesting him TEN years prior. The people posting here had him all but hanged.
RedRage--I never said the guy was guilty or innocent. I asked why would we punish a child for a crime an adult is committing. It is a crime to solicit a minor. They do have the text messages from the perp. It does not matter, in the eyes of the law that the child texted back.
As KCi says--let's let the DA handle this.
And, you DON'T know WHAT I know, do you?
And as for a child misleading an adult- say that out loud and listen to how lame you sound. What--the world is full of girlie men who can't resist a child's advances?
I don't have any comments to make about this story, but many of the comments about it do intrigue me. I recently watched a History Channel series on punishment over the ages. It was an interesting series, and from reading peoples attitudes in these forums, not soley this thread, but others as well, the comments resemble attitudes from the Dark Ages.
The History Channel: Punishment
"In every culture and every era of human history, the definition of crime has changed. From violating religious strictures to the evolution of civil law, criminal acts are constantly being redefined. And punishment has evolved on a parallel track.
PUNISHMENT is an often disturbing look at the methods mankind has developed to exact retribution on those who violate the strictures of society. It is a story peppered with cruelty, anger and madness, a veritable tour of the dark side of the human psyche. In the name of creating more humane societies, we have come up with some of the most unimaginable devices and practices ever conceived. Whether stretched on the rack, ripped apart by wild animals, or strapped to the electric chair, the ways in which those convicted (or perhaps just suspected) of criminal acts are treated boggles the imagination."
We are just waiting for all the facts before we stone someone. You don't know if this child mislead him and said she was 21 or something. You act like a child has never lied about their age before.
Dang, I'd hate to be falsely accused of something and stoned before given a trial.
I'm not defending him....just giving him a fair trial. If he's guilty he'll get his deserved punishment.
A 13 year old child can be misled easily. It was very good that her parents stepped in and caught this before it became a tragedy. I salute the parents for having the initiative to look into this. This is a case of a predator on the prowl for an easy victim. This is not an isolated case and he should be made an example of, for the kids that are preyed upon everywhere.
Navywife--you start out great with the caution about CHILDREN having cells phones, but then you flub the dub when you suggest that the CHILD should be punished for the CRIME the ADULT is committing.
You want to rethink that?
This story was close to home with me and my family. Too close. I have 3 young granddaughters.He was caught texting a minor. I have to give praise to our police department for texting to him and pretending to be a minor. He got himself caught. He never should have been texting her. Hopefully he will go to jail for a long time. They have all the evidence they need from the phones.
Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?
I am not defending the man, but at least let him get a trial before you all stone him. If he's guilty he'll get what he deserves. If not, he'll still be guilty in the eyes of everyone in Victoria.
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Richard Cole should have joined Michael Steele and fellow RNC Christians doing missionary work at Voyeur West Hollywood’s bondage-themed night club instead.
Oh, he knew he was texting a 13 year old. One of the last lines in the article states they had a common acquaintance.
Let him serve time in TDCJ. Those inmates love child molesters. They beat the cr*p out of them (if they don't kill them first).
The current District Attorney has an excellent track record in prosecuting sexual offenders and getting convictions. No, not 100%, but still very high. Not every case is prosecutable, not every case is winnable, and unfortunately, it's those cases that receive the most most attention and the most criticism.
It sounds like the VPD has done their work. Please allow the DA to do his.
Just to be sure, he knew she was 13?or was she posing as an adult? Just making sure I got the facts straight.I know online kids are making up ages all the time, thats why I want to make sure of the complete story .
Make tamales out of him.
Maybe we need a DA that will be a prosecutor and not a politician. Oh wait he is neither. He is the myopic cop prosecutor.
Lets just hope that the PD got enough "evidence" for our lovely DA to do his job since he only takes open and shut cases. Just saying.
GOOD JOB VICTORIA PD!!!!
Kenneth, I'd buy a couple of tickets to that.
I'm right there with you Kenneth. Need help?
A toast to the VPD! ^_^ seriosuly good work guys!
Good work guys!
I second Barry. Kudos, good work getting this scum off of the streets!!!
Outstanding work! Kudos to the detectives handling this case!