Tuesday, October 03, 2006

DEATH AS SPECTATOR SPORT--CONSIDERING THE IMPACT

Bud Wietholder has much family and extended family in this area. I am blessed to know some of them. Please, as we view this bloodsport and report on it, could we keep in mind that real people are being really hurt as this thing is examined under a microscope. Yes, the public has a right to know but being mindful of the need for space and privacy to grieve for these innocent, remaining additional victims would be an act of Christian charity.

Please.

6 Comments:

At 7:25 PM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, so true. I was taken by one comment from a family member about the livestock issue. How many fowl have issues and die in the hen house? Don't they have cattle that are on to steaks if they have trouble walking and the like.

It seems like these matters could be handled with some education, the local extension agent instead of heavy handled approaches that obviously had a serious effect upon an entire family.

With all due respect, we must all face the fact that some folks just love these type of things and get some thrill out of seeing this type of stuff.

These folks have suffered enough...I appreciate your keen ability to point out the key concern in such matters.

Compassion is not a republican owned term. I only wonder how this entire ordeal would have ended if someone else was in charge...

 
At 6:07 AM, October 05, 2006, Blogger Lootie said...

2002 there were 8956 cases.
2003, there were 9259,
2004 - 9427
2005 13089 !!!
If my math is right, that's a 72% increase!!

2006 is currently at 9293 as of today. Right on track for another record year.



Your propaganda is NOT working verse the STATS .....

 
At 7:51 AM, October 05, 2006, Blogger UMRBlog said...

Lootacious--

Cases of what? Filed by Whom?

If you're talking about "TR" cases, to make sense of your stats, you'd have to break out the QPD cases and see if there was an increase in those. We all know there's an increase in ISP arrests and they are prosecuted under the same docket numbers by the same prosecutors.

 
At 7:54 AM, October 05, 2006, Blogger UMRBlog said...

Anon 2125--

Thanks for your kind words. I was really looking more forward. This family's gonna die by inches as the publicity plays out. Some of it will have to happen. I'm hoping the "bread and circuses" surrounding a notorious case will be skipped. Let's not hurt good people unneccessarily.

It is not my purpose to fault any agency. Let's, as a society, not make this any worse than it has to be.

 
At 10:43 AM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wietholder family certainly deserves our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. No family should have to endure such a tragic situation. Deaths in a family are difficult enough without one family member admitting he caused the death of another.

Let us hope that the criminal justice system in Missouri works properly and in a dignified manner so that justice is achieved with regard to both the deceased and her family as well as the admitted offender and the remaining citizens of Illinois and Missouri.

 
At 2:32 PM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both TV stations and the Kirksville newspaper reported Bud pleaded not guilty Wednesday. WRONG. He entered no plea.

Read KHQA's lead sentence in their story, and you'll know why people are at times disgusted with the media in general, and why the media is negatively portrayed so much of the time.

 

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