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It seems that Mr. Tucker is the poster child for Grotesque Ignorance in his take on the Ramsey case.
Mr. Tucker seems to think that there is all this incriminating “evidence” in the Ramsey case and falls back on the old media assumptions that made this case a huge fiasco in the first place. Mr. Tucker seems to believe that it is weird that the person that left the ransom note knew that Ramsey was from the South, had his own business, and carried an attache case. What it says to me is that the culprit may very well have been someone that the family was acquainted with. I mean lots of business men carry attache cases, it would not be too hard to find out if a person ran his own business, and I don’t think that Georgia drawls are that common in Boulder, Colorado.
As for it being suspicious that the family hired an attorney, I bet Mr. Tucker would have done the same thing if early on in an investigation he was publicly accused by the police of having something to do with the murder of his own child. That would have a huge effect on any interaction with the cops that a reasonable person had with them, as they had decided that one of the parents had committed the murder!
To the matter of John Ramsey finding the body, the cops had access to the room that Jon-Benet was found in before they sent John Ramsey to search the basement for his daughter. They found that the door to the room was stuck and instead of trying to open the door, they just skipped the room. Now if you have a police force that is too damned lazy to pull open a stuck door while searching for a missing child, how much better do you really think the rest of the investigation is going to go?
The cops screwed the case up from the beginning by not trying to immediately interview the Ramsey family, by allowing all sorts of people to come in and out of their crime scene, and by making their decision about guilt without conducting a complete investigation.
Now, sadly it seems that Mr. Tucker has succumbed to the same type of tunnel vision that the Boulder Police had in their “investigation.” Mr. Tucker seems to be saying that since he thinks the Ramsey’s did it…then they did it! I honestly have come to expect way better than this from TAS and its contributors. This has generally been where I could get well-informed, well-reasoned commentary and this particular article is a disappointment to me.p>For a good synopsis of the Jon-Benet Ramsey case, check out one that tells the whole story . br> — The Flagwaver /p>
I am concerned about the social response to the John Mark Karr incident. This man has a reputation for being obsessed with little girls, including JonBenet, and admitted to killing her. Many people are saying we should not have brought this man in for an investigation, but what would these people have us do? Would it better to find a suspect who admits to the crime and then do nothing about it? Such an act would draw even more criticism.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?