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There are 9 comments on the International Herald Tribune story from Jul 14, 2007, titled Small US town stunned by truck driver's discussion of 6 ki.... In it, International Herald Tribune reports that:

ALBION, Illinois: Investigators in several U.S. states are examining unsolved murder cases to see if they are linked to an Illinois truck driver suspected of killing at least six women near truck stops over the ...

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Tell the Truth

Ashburn, VA

#1 Jul 14, 2007
Jane Radostits was the top Assistant State's Attorney in DuPage County. Elected by her colleagues #1 prosecutor in Illinois in 2006. She was fatally injured in an auto collision last week. Car which she was driving caused serious injuries to others. Her blood alcohol test was .25, three times the legal limit.
State's Attorney Birkett and numerous law enforcement officers in DuPage County professed surprise and shock that the lead prosecutor would drive while thus impaired. Human nature is such that it is incredible that the departed got totally drunk once only. The conclusion is inescapable that her weakness for alcohol was long standing, tolerated and concealed by those with whom she worked.
Diligent cops who stop Joe Blow for a missing tail light, order a breathalyzer test instanter at the slightest smell of booze. Had this same rule been applied to the hierarchy, the deceased might well be alive, receiving treatment for her illness, albeit without driver's license.
Jane Radostits is not an isolated tragedy. Similar cover-up occurs with sickening frequency. One need not travel 260 miles to DuPage County to witness cozy relationship within law enforcement and the tolerance not extended to the rest of the world. The State's Attorney of Edwards County has been accused in sworn testimony of repeatedly driving and drinking. Yet, none dares subject him to a breathalyzer test. His reaction to possible correction by his associates, "I have them under my thumb."
hullabaloo

Louisville, IL

#2 Aug 19, 2007
yet another ridiculous comment
Paradox

Nashville, TN

#3 Aug 19, 2007
And justice for few........
et tu brute

Catonsville, MD

#4 Aug 25, 2007
Is hullabaloos initials BTS or DS
Wth

Nashville, TN

#5 Sep 5, 2007
If Mendenhall were a female,the police wouldn't have dared touch her in that male-hating disCRIMINATING state of crooks and femnazis.http://www.foxnews.co m/story/0,2933,208461,00.html. ...investigators she had been "emotionally abused and verbally abused." How many times have we heard this before. A woman gets caught committing murder, just turn on the waterworks and get away with it. The judicial system in tennesse is infamous with taking the word of a woman over that of a man. I name one; sandi delk
Wth

Nashville, TN

#6 Sep 5, 2007
and another, vanessa dile
VICTIM

Nashville, TN

#7 Sep 7, 2007
Wth wrote:
If Mendenhall were a female,the police wouldn't have dared touch her in that male-hating disCRIMINATING state of crooks and femnazis.http://www.foxnews.co m/story/0,2933,208461,00.html. ...investigators she had been "emotionally abused and verbally abused." How many times have we heard this before. A woman gets caught committing murder, just turn on the waterworks and get away with it. The judicial system in tennesse is infamous with taking the word of a woman over that of a man. I name one; sandi delk
Where the bruises from the alleged abuse? Why didn't she call the police if she was being abused? All she had to do is call the police and have her husband arrested , it's easy to do these days, especially if it's a man accused of abuse.
VICTIM

Nashville, TN

#9 Sep 7, 2007
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Another Prosecutor

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Sep 20, 2007
A U.S. prosecutor accused of using the Internet to arrange for sex with a 5-year-old girl flew to Michigan carrying sexual materials and presents for the child, authorities said Tuesday.

John D.R. Atchison, 53, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., was arrested Sunday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after several weeks of Internet conversations between the prosecutor and a detective posing as the mother of a 5-year-old girl, authorities say.

Officials said Atchison, an assistant U.S. attorney in Florida, made the trip anticipating a sexual encounter but was arrested instead. He was carrying presents for the girl, including a doll and hoop earrings, and also had sexual materials, including petroleum jelly, Sheriff Mark Hackel said.

A federal grand jury added a charge Tuesday of crossing state lines with intent to have sex with someone younger than 12. Atchison also faces charges of use of the Internet to seek illicit sex and interstate travel to engage in illicit sexual contact. He could face up to life in prison.

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