12-15-2008, 12:10 PM #1Registered User
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Should False Leads and "Sightings" be Prosecuted?
I say YES!
All of these people -- especially the "incredible tip" at the Airport -- and the guy who claimed he saw Casey in the big floppy hat -- should ALL be rounded up and charged.
I absolutely hate these "sightings" that always occur by people who want nothing more than attention and to inject themselves into a case.
12-15-2008, 12:12 PM #2
Anything that caused LE to divert their work/time on wild goose chases..... yes.
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12-15-2008, 12:14 PM #3
Maybe some of them really thought it's her and wanted to help.....not their fault that the A's took advantage of it.....
12-15-2008, 12:16 PM #4Registered User
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No -- the airport tipster said the little girl said something like "The girl told me her name was Cay--lee Anthony" --
Which obviously was a load of crap.
12-15-2008, 12:17 PM #5
I would like to think it's like filing a false police report but the reality is that you don't want to discourage people when a true Amber Alert goes out.
12-15-2008, 12:17 PM #6
12-15-2008, 12:19 PM #7
I think the people (other than the A's) that reported sightings should NOT be prosecuted. They believed they saw Caylee and did the right thing by reporting it to the authorities.
If there was missing child and the people that reported sightings got prosecuted for the lead not being valid than you can believe that others would not report in the future. This would be a huge mistake!!!
12-15-2008, 12:21 PM #8
12-15-2008, 12:22 PM #9
You can't prosecute anybody for giving a tip. False or otherwise. If they saw someone who looked like Caylee and felt doing the right thing would be to report it what harm is there in that? Who knows that it might not have been her. Until she was found they had an obligation to check those tips out.
Covering up should be prosecuted but not calling in tips. IMO"Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect" Steven Wright
12-15-2008, 12:22 PM #10
deliberate ones ya they should ...like the one where the person said caylee said her name that is bs ...
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12-15-2008, 12:25 PM #11
Well, this particular person has had her face on tv. I would imagine that when all is said and done she's going to feel a bit stupid.
But you don't want to prevent folks from reporting a sighting. It just needs to be done properly - to LE - not to anybody else. LE can look into it and be somewhat discreet about it. They did look into her tip and nothing came of it.Faxing death threats to a location near you!
12-15-2008, 12:28 PM #12
That's a slippery slope IMO...of course I say "YES" but provong their intent to purposely mis-lead LE may be difficult...even total BS tips...like airport lady..if SHE believed it...it could deter people in the future for wanting to help LE by reporting tips...
-BUT- people like CA/GA..who stir up continual contraversy..and publicly bad mouth LE for not biting on the tips...yes yes yes..........---------------------------------------------------
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12-15-2008, 12:28 PM #13Registered User
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12-15-2008, 12:29 PM #14
Yes....... they should be prosecuted! Especially the tweeker scrap metal (can collecter) dude whos only intention was to get his 15 minutes of fame. It was so obvious he was not being truthful. I think LE had a little chat with him and told him they were on to his scheme. If I recall he was also told not to search for Caylee.
That whole story was so far fetched, and it made me gag when the media and Nancy Grace broadcasted his story without checking out his backround. The whole floppy hat, sunglasses, man in a suit, shovel, bag, white sunfire with a bra, story was so off the wall.......but I guess the media was bored at the time and just grasping for any story they could get their hands on.
I say lock him up for sure!!!
12-15-2008, 12:29 PM #15
Unless the tipster intentionally tried to mislead LE, I say no. I believe some of these people truly thought they saw Caylee.
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