Absolutely they should charge her

Posted by: Bryan

Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 02:35 PM

The DA in Georgia is considering charging that runaway bride with making a false report, and I think he absolutely should. Sorry lady, but you can't go reporting fake kidnappings and expect to be off the hook just because of your wacky behavior. <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 02:40 PM

I've paid little attention to this fiasco. Last night I was astounded to find the evening network news broadcasts roadblocked by the story. Was it that slow of a news day? <br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 02:41 PM

I can't really figure it out either. <br><br>A runaway bride gets cold feet? How many times a day does that happen? This is like the Scott Peterson thing...it's a top story because the media decided it was. <br><br>Nothing more than a programming decision. <br><br>
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 02:50 PM

Yup and she should be forced to reimburse all the costs for the investigation. AND she should be sentenced to community service working with people who HAVE been abducted and abused. Maybe even toss in an apology to every 911 caller who was put on the back burner because of her case. I initially had some sympathy for her but it's beginning to look more and more like she's just childish and self-centered, without any regard for others. How, for one second, did she think the bride from a marriage joining two prominent, well-to-do families WOULDN'T result in a massive manhunt and wall-to-wall news coverage?<br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 03:40 PM

Exactly. <br><br>The way I see it, it's her right to disappear if she wants. Anyone can do that. <br><br>What crosses the line for me is the kidnapping crockery that she fed authorities. <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 05:55 PM

Right Mike<br><br>Well at-lease the Coast Guard will charge you for a phony rescue and a stupid rescue, like you ran out of gas or hiking somewhere thats prohibited.<br><br>Anyway the bride has got to a little ditzy - and with that so called money they have hire someone one to plan the wedding for them, how hard could that be ?<br><br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 06:02 PM

Maybe she knew all that and was desperate enough to do it anyway. Maybe she didn't think about it because she was not thinking rationally at all. I think she needs mental help and a little sympathy. Judge not lest ye be judged.<br><br>
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Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 06:10 PM

"I think she needs mental help and a little sympathy."<br><br>Puhleeze! She needs a good swift kick in the ass. Then she can kick me. Oh yeah. You know I like it rough, my little runaway. I'm gonna ride you like a Greyhound to New Mexico. Make that left turn at Albuquerque. Make it! Oh, oh, oh....<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 06:19 PM

Well I don't think that jail time should be the way to go. However she should be "shamed" and apologize to those who searched.<br><br>If the court wants a jail term - then the judge should just marry the couple, to the man she was trying to run from <br><br>
Posted by: Dissenter

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 06:51 PM

I agree that she should have to pay, but she hasn't broken any laws in Georgia. Perhaps and activist judge can intervene and help the DA out. I think the DA is hedging because they have no clue what to charge her with. <br><br>She did lie to cops in another state, NM, so they would have better luck. I wonder if she talked with cops in Georgia because that's the only way I could see them getting her. Sucks that she could get away with this.<br><br>
Posted by: Pete

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 06:52 PM

If anyone's to be 'shamed', it's the media and anyone who jumped to the assumption that the husband was up to no good. That's where this was leading, anyway...<br><br><br>[color:red]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=red>
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 07:28 PM

I agree she probably has some mental problems and I'm certainly willing to extend some sympathy to her, but that doesn't mean she should get away scott free. Making a false claim and tying up law enforcement officers unnecessarily with no penalty is something that needs to be nipped in the bud right now. Just as the woman spilling a cup of obviously hot coffee in her lap and being awarded damages opened the floodgates for trivial lawsuits, this one will establish a blueprint that attention-starved, selfish people will be all-too-willing to follow.<br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 08:00 PM

Haha just seeing if I could throw something in to stir you guys up. I feel a little sorry for her but not that much. Although she does look crazier than a raccoon to me. I think the best punishment would be to make her get married. I like Sam's comeback the best. <br><br>
Posted by: alAnonymous

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 08:32 PM

That's it. I'm playing the gender card.<br><br>If this was a man (in some capacity, some lateral scenario) the media would be stoking the coals beneath the guy's feet. Nancy Grace would be livid, spittle flying at the camera from her frothy anger while her kicky blond doo does it's best to simulate a bobble head doll.<br><br>I'm serious. With all the Amber alerts (ALWAYS about a girl although boys are molested too), and now this kind of crap, consider how much bias there is against men.<br><br>I have no problem with women (honestly) but I'm sick of the media's bias perpetuating the BS.<br><br>-------<br>Aren't you a little old for post-modern nostalgic irony?
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/01/05 11:03 PM

I'm with you there - I was in Starbucks this weekend (In England) and there was a thing on my table inviting me to participate in a campaign to reduce domestic violence - but it was entirely about violence towards women. Now according to people I know who work in social services over here, the instance of domestic violence is pretty much 50/50 women towards men as well as the other way round... but they're not allowed to say so publicly, because there's just no cultural support for the idea that women are imperfect too. It's difficult - men and women are both making each other suffer, and it could all do with stopping.<br><br>- padmavyuha<br><br>Where the truth is, there had better be love...
Posted by: alAnonymous

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 05:57 AM

It's Monday and the morning news shows are milking this woman's story for all it's worth and treating her with kid gloves, because since it was the bride...it's "cute".<br><br><br>Commence with the rotten produce:<br><br><br><br><br><br>Can you imagine being Nancy Grace's husband??? Even if it was all exploitation/schtick... imagine the crap you'd take from other guys. Yeesh.<br><br>-------<br>Aren't you a little old for post-modern nostalgic irony?
Posted by: Bryan

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 06:04 AM

I was reading where she told the cops and the FBI that it was all spur of the moment...<br><br>But an investigation is finding out that she bought her bus ticket weeks ago. <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: alAnonymous

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 06:10 AM

Yeah next she'll be turning up on a Girls Gone Wild video or something...<br><br>-------<br>Aren't you a little old for post-modern nostalgic irony?
Posted by: Bryan

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 06:13 AM

Maybe she went to Albuquerque to make it in porn. She'll marry this dude, then one day...<br><br>
Posted by: Michael

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 07:43 AM

When I first heard about this woman (when she was reported missing) and they showed a picture of the couple the first thing I thought was she ran away. He's a big goof and she had a look in her eye like she wasn't all right in the head. In the end if she had just said she ran away and said she hadn't watched TV or read a paper so she had no idea anyone was looking for her, but phoned police as soon as she knew she would have gotten away with it.<br><br>
Posted by: Mississauga

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 08:09 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Can you imagine being Nancy Grace's husband???<p><hr></blockquote><p>Only if I were O.J. Simpson.<br><br>- alec
Posted by: SparkCollector

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 09:25 AM

ALOL@Alec!<br><br>I can't hit the remote fast enough when I see Nancy Grace pop onto my TV.<br><br>She is a bitter woman and really not all that freakin' smart considering her education.<br><br>
Posted by: Topper

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 10:45 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>it's a top story because the media decided it was.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Absolutely.<br>The stories that get top billing are because of the news media.<br>Wilbanks is not the only run away bride-to-be.<br>How about the Terri Schiavo story? It's not all that unusual. Hundreds of right to die decisions are being made daily. Most families work through it. But the media got ahold of it and then the conservatives and bam! it takes off.<br>There are over 55 murders per day in the US. The media will decide which ones make the headlines.<br><br><br>
Posted by: Llewelyn

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 11:17 AM

From what I understand<br>- she did a Martha Stewart to officials in New Mexico - but NM don't want to prosecute, since it didn't cost them anything to find her.<br>- the family called for the Georgia police search - but she didn't commit a federal crime within the borders of Georgia - well at least last time I checked bording a bus isn't a crime!<br><br>Truth is a 3 edged sword.
Posted by: Topper

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 11:26 AM

Georgia is looking for a technicality. <br>She made a call to Georgia and said she was abducted. <br><br>
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 11:28 AM

If she escapes prosecution, then she either planned and pulled off the perfect crime or she's lucky as hell. At the very least, her family should offer to reimbursh some costs to the local law enforcment. If their attitude is "Let the little people bear the expense", it will not be good PR for them.<br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 12:19 PM

Yeah...<br><br>If all she did was disappear and didn't want to be found, then the Georgia officials and whatever spent tons of money and resources looking for her, that's on them. We all have a right to disappear if we want. <br><br>But where I get off the bus (no pun intended,) is when she starts lying and saying she was kidnapped and also apparently lying that it was spur of the moment. For that, she needs the book thrown at her. <br><br>
Posted by: Llewelyn

Re: Absolutely they should charge her - 05/02/05 01:08 PM

Not to mention the free donuts (and whathaveyou) that the local businesses handed out to searchers!<br><br>Truth is a 3 edged sword.