Jewell, falsely tied to '96 blast, dies

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    This dude got hosed bigtime by the media.
     
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    I agree. It was a real tragedy.

    He was the guy who discovered the package and was demonized by the idiotic press.
     
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    Specifically the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The one media outlet that refused to settle with Jewell. Guess they can write this one off now. According to article, the case was finally supposed to be heard in January.
     
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    Not just the press, the FBI messed with him as well. They investigated him aggressively regardless of the complete lack of evidence. They publicly searched his home, questioned his friends and coworkers, investigated his background, and kept 24 hour surveillance on him. It wasn't until he passed a lie detector test given by an ex-FBI guy that they left him alone. All because of an FBI "lone bomber" profile, screw the evidence, screw his civil rights (I don't recall anyone calling for Janet Reno's head during all the hoopla). That same profile was leaked early on to the press and that was when they jumped on him. Two of the victims of the bombing even sued the poor man based on the reporting by the media.

    It wasn't until last year, August 1, 2006, that Jewell recieved any recognition for his rescue efforts during the attack.

    He got screwed over big time.
     
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    Why would Reno's head be called for? If you were to sack the AG for every Federal police fuck up, you wouldn't have one..
     
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    I think mick's referencing the many callings for Bush's head on a platter every time some private commits a crime.
     
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    I get ya...fair call..
     
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    She is a great singer, and I can't believe she was accused of this. How terrible.
     

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