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It’s The Recovery That Matters…

Who knows if that oft quoted line by Hunter will do the Ramsey’s any good today. But after seeing John Ramsey stoically comment on his family’s name being cleared by the Boulder DA today, I must say, it looks like he has done some serious spiritual work and is in recovery, to say the least. The readership of this blog has changed a bit since I took a Hillary stance, but most are pretty young. But you MUST remember the mass media attempt to crucify that family for the death of their daughter, JonBenet Ramsey. Dec. 26, 1996, six-year-old JonBenet was found dead in the basement of her Boulder, Colo., home. The media at that time was DESPERATE to find another O.J. Simpson, and the Ramsey’s seemed like it. It was awful to watch.

But today, what is really strange is that Oct. 27, 1994: Colorado Gov. Bill Owens decided against appointing a special prosecutor and urged the Ramseys to “quit hiding behind their attorneys” and help find their daughter’s killers.
Already in June of 2004, the Ramseys’ attorney said DNA found in JonBenet’s underwear did not match any samples in an FBI database of convicted violent offenders.

Two years later, in August, a suspect, John Mark Karr, was arrested in Thailand. He yelled at reporters that he was “with JonBenet when she died,” but that “her death was an accident.”

But prosecutors abruptly dropped their case against Karr, saying DNA tests failed to put him at the crime scene despite his insistence he sexually assaulted and strangled JonBenet.

I’ll ask Jeralyn (Jerri) or Hal why the hell it took four (4) YEARS to use that same DNA to clear the rest of the family that their attorney’s were showing the DA as proof of innocence? What the hell is wrong with these prosecutors?? Different type of DNA? Or Is it the same disease the media suffers from? I don’t know.

My next Huffingtonpost post will be on Jim Lehrer’s speech at a symposium for the Reform of Media in the USA. He gave a fantastic speech about the Cherokee Cheiftain explaining to his grandson the good and bad wolf within his heart. Did anyone else hear the speech? If you have a link to it, could you PLEASE email it to me? I just heard it while driving and can’t remember exactly when or where it took place. But I’ll find it eventually.

Speaking of Cheiftains, Hunter never believed the Ramsey parents did it (partly because one of his best friends was Hal Haddon, the Ramsey’s attorney). But also, he simply read between the lines, and paid attention. Jerri Merritt also covered the story and posts about it on here. Just like he knew Lisl Auman was innocent — just by reading the news, and trusting his gut. To hear more about the beautiful and FREE Lisl Auman, go to http://www.lisl.com.

Anyway, I’m actually chained to the library (in Aspen) for the next few days studying for my first International Law exam, but thought I’d take a break to say congratulations to the Ramsey family and to their supporters. I’m sorry Patsy isn’t here to see the letter and apology from the DA. What an awful thing to go through indeed.

I’ll check in later.
Your friend, diving back into international waters,
Anita Thompson

p.s. Thursday Morning update: Hey, thanks Gabriel, and others who were paying attention while I was asleep at the wheel. It wasn’t Jim Lehrer that made the speech, but Bill Moyers, moderated by Amy Gododman. Thanks guys! And Gabriel, thanks for the kind email.

p.p.s. Here’s a nice link send this morning too by an astute Hunter reader:

p.p.p.s Peter, thanks for getting the links up. Can tell me how to link on my mac? XXXXXA.

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