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Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#1 Jan 8, 2013
In the early hours of March 25th, 1979, a mother and her son were savagely beaten in their own home by an animal that police suspect has claimed at least two other victims. The young mother did not survive her attack and the young four year old boy still carries the external scars to remind him of his loss. But more so, the scars remind him daily that the killer of his mother to this day still roams the streets of Muncie and that “justice” is merely a word that the politicians throw around to further their agendas and to paint a picture of law and order to benefit themselves when we all know differently. For decades, it’s been the “who you know” and not “what you know” that rules in Muncie, Indiana.

Most of us are familiar with the Paula Garrett murder along with other “unsolved” cases in Muncie. If we aren’t, we are reminded every decade or so by the media in an exposé that catches our attention and prompts a sorrowful shaking of our heads. Then we go about our business for another decade or so until the next “special edition” of the Star/Press (who by the way takes some of the journalistic responsibility for not aggressively pursuing these cases).

Eric Garrett, the four year old boy who’s loving mother was brutally taken from him in 1979 pays a much deeper price for the corruption that has eaten away at Muncie like a cancer for generations. On Friday, January 4th, after months of begging for a meeting and cancellation after cancellation by Delaware County Prosecutor Jeffery Arnold, Eric had his meeting. There, he was spoon fed reason after bogus reason why the prosecutor’s office could not do its job. According to Arnold, there was a flood in the evidence room of the police station and crucial evidence was destroyed. Other evidence was mysteriously missing. Witnesses were now unsure of what they heard and saw that night and on and on.

Strangely enough, no one remembers any such “flood”. And there is no documentation to validate such an event. And just before Christmas, family and witnesses once again gathered from all over the mid-west to again hash over the time line and what they heard and saw that March evening in 1979. Yet the Muncie police department and the office charged with the safety and well being of the tax payers (prosecutor’s office) are unable to move forward with bringing this animal to justice and letting the “people” have their day in court.

For generations it’s been the “It’s who you know” and not the “What you know” that has destroyed the fabric of our community like a cancer. We all know that! With all the unemployment and idle time much of our population has on their hands now because of the economy and all, I can’t think of a better crusade to go on than the cleaning out of our local government and holding them accountable.

Those who were being protected thirty three years ago are still being protected by those who are suppose to be protecting us now. The animal who killed Paula Garrett and is suspected of at least two other murders still roams the streets and bars of Muncie because he (by his own words) knows too much to be brought to trial. How many Paula and Eric Garretts will there have to be before we finally stand and take a position?

Contact Eric Garrett to see what you can contribute towards a better Muncie, for Paula’s sake.

Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#2 Jan 8, 2013
It’s a known fact that people do (or don’t do) things for just two primary reasons. Those are, for “reward” or for “fear of reprimand”. That’s it, plain and simple!

Outside our involuntary functions like breathing, sleeping etc., pain and pleasure rule our daily lives in every aspect and at every turn. We hug our children because it makes us feel good and it gives them a good feeling. We pay our bills because if we don’t, something bad is likely to happen. And on and on, get the picture?

So now the question is,“How can we get our government/elected officials to do the right thing” regarding the Paula Garrett case? In my previous post, the Paula Garrett murder (as well as others) has purposely been reduced to a memory by high ranking elected officials due to knowledge held by the main suspect in the case (Richard Green). If he falls, so do several others within the rank & file. So executive powers are invoked, turned heads are the norm, back room whispers dominate and sacrificial lambs were led to the slaughter in order to keep the privileged out of harms way. And all the while, in the wake of this orchestrated blood bath, the innocent are forgotten and justice is a laughable dinosaur of a concept.

Those who are being protected and those protecting them will never budge until the above concept kicks in. Either they will have to benefit from “coming clean” or someone will have to corner them by getting “the goods” on them and they have no choice. In the mean time, a killer remains loose and is free to kill again if the mood strikes. So unless a bundle of cash (because that’s all they relate to) drops from the sky in the form of a reward for information leading to the arrest & conviction of Green (along with immunity for not coming forward sooner) we’re stuck on square #1.

But wait a moment. What about the “fear of reprimand” thing? There is no doubt in my mind that there are those close to those who are being protected or are close to those doing the protecting that have information that can break this grip of insanity that has destroyed lives and communities for generations. If just one person would step forward, if just one person would make a stand, if just one person would set an example for others to follow and hold someone’s feet to the fire, the rest of the “mob” would be clamoring to get in line at the newly appointed prosecutor’s office to “cut a deal”! Old rats would be selling out new rats on the sinking ship “S.S.Corruption”.

Please, if anyone knows anything that may help or at least may get us started in the right direction, please contact Eric Garrett. Confidentiality will be paramount and gratitude overwhelming. Thanks & God Bless.

Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#3 Jan 8, 2013
Does anyone know of Richard Green's where abouts these days?

Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#4 Jan 13, 2013
WHO ARE WE
From my perspective, I’ve found it easier to answer this daunting question by reducing every factor to its lowest common denominator. Instead of thinking on a global scale, I’ve reduced it down to a national question, then to a state by state question and then to a community question.

Am I the only one who finds it disturbing to read that billions of tax dollars are going to countries (actually to their leaders pockets) just so they will be our friends, yet our veterans are returning home maimed and disfigured in the worse way imaginable and friends and families are having bake-sales to raise money to help support them and their loved ones because our government won‘t?

Does anyone find it disturbing that Muncie is looking at a 1.8 million dollar tab for a “bath house” at Prairie Creek? If the beach was open for 365 days a year, it would have to take in at least 100 paid attendance every day at $3 a head for the next “twenty years” to recoup 1.8 million dollars. How about using a chunk of that 1.8 for a “cold case unit”?

And today I was watching t.v. and saw two commercials “back to back” that caused me to raise an eye brow. The first was for a legal company that got you out of paying your taxes if you somehow owed the government tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. The second commercial was for another company that got you out of paying your credit card debt, regardless of how much you owned. In both commercials, the actors were smiling and happy that they had screwed the government and credit card companies. What the commercial didn’t explain was that the debt these people wiggled out of was now someone else’s burden but who cares about that, right?

And lastly, I can remember growing up and the common message from family and teachers was,“Work hard, take responsibility and do on to others.” and you’ll be a success in life. Well now if you’re a success, you’re demonized and made to look like some “greed-monster” that preys on the weak and less fortunate. The world is upside down and for those who can remember back a couple of generations ago, you know I’m speaking the truth.

When people stop caring and fail to take the time to analyze what’s going on around them and then fail to act to correct the problem, do you think that we (individually) will some how escape the consequences? The tax paying citizens of Muncie, Indiana get a big fat “F” in “taking care of business”. The “Big Four”(POLITICS, UNIONS, DRUGS & CRONYISM) has destroyed lives and entire communities and has gone unchallenged by all those who were not themselves directly adversely effected. And that’s the worse crime of all.

When we get to the point when innocent lives are brutally taken from their loved ones and we just stand by and shake our heads, one has to ask,“WHO ARE WE”?

Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#5 Jan 13, 2013
In the previous post, I mentioned a “cold case unit”. It’s ridicules and naive to think that those responsible for the problem will police themselves and correct the problem. What Muncie needs is the following:
(1) An independent, non-Delaware County Resident civilian panel who have absolutely no connections to current or past administrations, unions or government money related activity of Delaware County.
(2) They will be charged with locating those who are proven competent and possess investigative skills and have law enforcement back grounds.
(3) The Panel will also petition the state and obtain an independent prosecutor for its findings.

Any one of the County Commissioners can put this together and make it happen and it can be matched or financed entirely with federal grant monies. The only thing keeping it from happening is those who fear its effectiveness and will work to block it!

Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#6 Jan 15, 2013
Hello, is anybody home?
Dick

New Castle, IN

#7 Jan 17, 2013
No, no one cares. So SHUT AND GET OVER IT. STOP B*&CHING!!!

Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#8 Jan 18, 2013
Dick wrote:
No, no one cares. So SHUT AND GET OVER IT. STOP B*&CHING!!!
Well Dick (appropriate name);
It appears that someone cares enough to take the “low ground” and voice their opinion. My guess is that you’re either part of the problem (the mob) or you are one of their lackeys that they depend on to do their dirty work so their names will remain in the shadows.

Would you care to elaborate on just why we should just “move on” and let murder and broken lives go unchallenged? I’d be interested in knowing.
Dick

New Castle, IN

#9 Jan 19, 2013
Not a part of the group at all. Just want you to stop bi*&hing.

Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#10 Jan 19, 2013
Dick wrote:
Not a part of the group at all. Just want you to stop bi*&hing.
Let me get this straight.
Innocent people are being murdered in their homes and elsewhere, those responsible are being left to roam the streets, lives are shattered, elected officials and law enforcement are part of the cover up and your tax dollar is paying for it all and you think it’s “bitching” to voice displeasure with it all? Really?

Then my advice to you is to respectfully stick with other “posts” like,“Weed in Muncie” & “Where can I meet people”. This may be a little bit over your head?
Dick

New Castle, IN

#11 Jan 19, 2013
The dead person was probably a dirt ball.

Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#12 Jan 25, 2013
Dick wrote:
The dead person was probably a dirt ball.
are you brain damaged or what?
Anonymous

Port Orange, FL

#13 Jan 28, 2013
Hair Ball wrote:
<quoted text>are you brain damaged or what?
Brain dead!
concerened citizen

United States

#14 Feb 4, 2013
Hey, um "DICK" this person who is "dead" now that u call a dirtball. How big of a dirtball could she have been being 22 years of age w/ a 4 year old son, compared 2 the SCUM BAG that broke into her house & killed her?

Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#17 Feb 18, 2013
From a city of nearly 60,000, this is it? There's an old saying that "The people usually get the government they deserve". I guess if you are raised in an environment of abuse and corruption, you just don't know anything else and think it's the norm. Pity!
me2z

Anderson, IN

#18 Feb 20, 2013
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that there was major corruption concerning the Paula Garrett case.

Since: Jan 11

Local Guy

#19 Feb 25, 2013
me2z wrote:
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that there was major corruption concerning the Paula Garrett case.
Which do you think is worse, the "actual crime" or the population recognizing it and "doing nothing about it" for three decades?
Janice

Bradenton, FL

#20 Aug 31, 2013
Dearest Eric, I went to school with your mother Paula and she was a beautiful person. The smile in her picture was her all over. She was a very nice girl who deserves exactly what you are doing.
Don't give up. Don't let Dick's destroy your mission. There are cold case files that are solved every day. I know for a fact that Muncie's police force did have some bad blood about that time period. If you were a son of a police chief, or anything comparable, you could literally get away with murder.
I wish you the best in your quest to find the scum that did this to your family... You are in my prayers....... Take care
Green

Muncie, IN

#21 Mar 1, 2014
Hair Ball wrote:
Does anyone know of Richard Green's where abouts these days?
Richard Green is my great uncle and for everyone to chase after him like rabid dogs is just ridiculous. If I were to ask my 4 year old what he had for breakfast he would tell me he ate his left shoe and a worm. He is now well into his 70's and deserves to be left alone. He didn't kill this woman or beat her son and instead of going after an innocent man, they need to find the man who actually did this. Richard is and was always a kind man to me and my family and to read these outlandish accusations is merely insulting. Maybe if MPD wasn't as illiterate as a rock, they would have solved this case 33 years ago instead of it sitting in a box in storage waiting for someone to stir up the pot once again just to point the finger at the easiest person to blame.
TSB

Leonard, MI

#22 Mar 25, 2014
Green wrote:
<quoted text>
Richard Green is my great uncle and for everyone to chase after him like rabid dogs is just ridiculous. If I were to ask my 4 year old what he had for breakfast he would tell me he ate his left shoe and a worm. He is now well into his 70's and deserves to be left alone. He didn't kill this woman or beat her son and instead of going after an innocent man, they need to find the man who actually did this. Richard is and was always a kind man to me and my family and to read these outlandish accusations is merely insulting. Maybe if MPD wasn't as illiterate as a rock, they would have solved this case 33 years ago instead of it sitting in a box in storage waiting for someone to stir up the pot once again just to point the finger at the easiest person to blame.
Just read a reply from the nephew of Suzanne Rainey who Murdered two people and now wants a reduced sentence and his comments sound a lot like yours. I'm sure many murderers treat their nieces and nephews well.
I've also noticed, in the TSP Cold Case articles, that the MPD frequently has a strong suspect but "Believes they are telling the truth". Since when is this good investigation skills?

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