Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Trial By Smear, Biography Channel Convicts Drew Peterson
Joliet, IL—Behind bars is an American citizen whose been there for nearly one and one-half years. He is innocent having never been convicted of so much as littering in his life. With paper thin evidence, bail for this man has been set at $20 million.
Honorably retired Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson stands accused having been indicted for murder on mere hearsay evidence. This is the very kind of evidence that the Fifth and Sixth Amendment to our sacred Bill of Rights has precluded from trials for 234 years. Illinois politicians have created a new law to lower the bar of justice to mirror The People’s Court of Germany in 1943.
Peterson has by all accounts been a great father to his children and at the same time a lousy husband throughout four marriages. Being a lousy husband does not make a killer.
One estranged wife died apparently in the safety her, locked home in her own bathtub. That death was investigated and determined to be an accident by the coroner and police. Three years later the case was reopened and somehow re-determined to be a murder.
Peterson’s fourth wife disappeared in 2007 after telling a friend that she planned to do just that because she was unhappy with Drew Peterson. She has not been found and police can only speculate on her whereabouts.
The case has become a True Crime aficionado’s wet dream. It has been taken up by bloggers, and all manner of media as the story went international.
The Biography Channel took up the story last night. Don’t confuse this show as news programming because there was no effort to do more than smear Drew Peterson.
The story tellers for this television smear were primarily a blogger and local print reporter with an ex-wife and another old girlfriend of Peterson.They have done little more that to collect and or disseminate unreliable gossip about this case. Their sources are the near do well relatives of the dead and missing wives that have left no stones unturned in their zeal to profit from this tragic situation.
The smear show was a non-stop effort to deprive Peterson of an objective jury pool. They made no attempt to contact bloggers or writers that would criticize the gossip that has been disguised as evidence.
We as Americans have filled cemeteries all over the world with our fallen patriots sent into battle so we could enjoy the Bill of Rights.
This Biography Channel hit piece is a symptom of the shift this country has taken to shed itself of freedom and liberty. We are being taken into a police state of the worst kind. We can either fight to keep our freedom or we may well find ourselves fighting for our own lives from some jail cell on the strength of gossip.
If you will tolerate this kind of treatment of Drew Peterson don’t whine when it’s you or someone you love get’s put in the sights of a politically ambitious prosecutor like Will County’s James Glasgow.