Friday, July 13, 2007

Chris Krok On Genarlow Wilson

Tonight as I was driving home I heard WSB Radio's Chris Krok ranting about the Genarlow Wilson tape. He had the letter which alledgedly D.A. McDade sent to Eric Johnson who then gave the letter and tape to Neal Boortz. The letter begins:
I hope this tape helps you...

WSB is reporting unequivocally that D.A. McDade sent the tape to Sen. Johnson unsolicited.

So much for those open records requests.

12 comments:

Jason Pye said...

Oh, that is hilarious. This thing is getting more messed up by the day.

Open+Transparent said...

grift, luv your work, but it's 24/7 Genarlow these days. Missing the quality stuff you had going before GW.

griftdrift said...

When the muse strikes Trackboy. Right now there's a bone and I ain't even to the marrow yet.

Sara said...

Trackboy, this is quality stuff! And has the added bonus of fueling a just cause to get a guy out of jail who shouldn't still be there. How often do bloggers really get the chance to participate in such a meaningful quest?

You just miss Doug. It's OK, we understand. We all miss him too. But if you want more transportation stuff you're going to need to start your own blog like everyone keeps telling you that you should.

Open+Transparent said...

No Sara, you're off base. Was referring to grift's Innocence Lost three parter, takes on Whitehead, Mike Jacobs, immigration, and "A Blogger Answers A Few Questions", etc. Have only mentioned transportation stuff here on grift a few and far between times. Will start my own blog when family commitments slow down and I can put the time in that a good blog deserves.

Sara said...

Well, I've told him I'd like to see more of that stuff too but a writer can't force that stuff to come--it does when it does. Plus I think the Genarlow Wilson story is very important and he has been pushing this angle of it since Feb. so it's good that others outside the GA blogosphere are finally listening.

Open+Transparent said...

Have to say this Genarlow stuff would make for a great documentary, especially with how bloggers are so integral to it.

Polusplanchnos said...

I don't mean to be that guy, but I don't think that opening alone demonstrates an unsolicited gift. I didn't hear the radio show, so perhaps there is more to move things over to unequivocal. However, it's possible there was a solicitation, and that's how McDade responded.

For instance, I ask a good friend if I can borrow five hundred dollars to pay for medical expenses. The friend sends me a check with a letter, and the letter opens with "I hope this money helps in your situation." It doesn't sound that unreasonable or improbable to go down this way.

Not that I want to defend McDade either way on spreading the tape, but I'm just curious if there was more than just that line that leads you to say the reporting was unequivocal.

griftdrift said...

P, I understand your point. Unfortunately I was driving and unable to transcribe completely so that is the only part I could repeat with any accuracy.

I will say that Krok in his reporting was pretty clear the tape was unsolicited. If Sen. Johnson or MdDade or even WSB want to say I misquoted or I was wrong in my interpretation of what Krok said, I will gladly issue a correction.

Polusplanchnos said...

Thanks. I figured there was more to it.

Chuck Gallagher said...

The outcome of this case will surely be decided within a week or two at the latest. But, beyond the minimum sentence issue, at hand, a larger question exists: what will Genarlow Wilson do to benefit others from his experience? Certainly, his sentence and incarceration has caused a law to be changed. One could say that is good. But beyond that, Genarlow is an example of a simple, yet profound, principle: Every choice has a consequence.

As former inmate from Federal prison, today I share with business executives and young people that simple message: Every choice has a consequence. http://www.chuckgallagher.com And, while I am extraordinarily sympathetic to Mr. Wilson's plight, his example has helped other young people evaluate the power of their seemingly simple choices. As the founder of the Choices Foundation, perhaps Genarlow would consider stepping up and helping others understand the power of choice.

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