False sniper witness

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by John Reynolds, Oct 18, 2002.

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Should the false sniper witness be prosecuted

  1. Yes

    100.0%
  2. No

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  1. John Reynolds

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  2. Joe DeFuria

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    I said "no"....but my real answer is "it depends."

    It depends on what we mean by "false witness".

    Is it someone who is really just "making something up? (for publicity perhaps?) In that case, Yes.

    Is it someone who really thought they saw something, but after being questioned, turned out he was mistaken, or turns out he really isn't sure what he saw? Then my answer is No.

    You definitely need to discourage being bringing forth bogus accounts. However, you don't want to discourage people who believe they have real data, but might be afraid to come forward because they have "some doubt" about what they might have actually seen.
     
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    Gotta agree with Joe on this one.
     
  4. John Reynolds

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    My local news had spun it that the witness had knowingly falsified details and had pretty much admitted to this, so my little poll is predicated on that. If wrong, then the poll definitely needs modified a bit.
     
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    I haven't really read the news accounts on this yet...I was just speaking in generality.

    If it is indeed the case this guy was intentionally being misleading, then he absolutely should be prosecuted.
     
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