Cocke Co. businessman charged with DU...
stupid

Charlotte, NC

#41 Jul 14, 2011
GoodGrief wrote:
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They are not rafters. If you are gonna post at least get it right or know what you are talking about. The one that died was working here this summer I think at a rafting company but she wasn't a tourist rafter.
guides are rafters too..right?
coon hunter

Morristown, TN

#42 Jul 14, 2011
Morals Anyone wrote:
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Is he the same man who is road superintendent.
no, his name is kenneth ford.
OMG

Pigeon Forge, TN

#43 Jul 14, 2011
The young woman who passed away is 21. Both women are rookie raft guides and have been in Cocke County for 2 months working for the summer during their break from school. Dan Ford is being charged with vehicular homicide and DUI--doesn't matter who he knows. He has the right to take it to trial, which will then be taken before the Grand Jury in Cocke County as Vehicular Homicide is a felony, but the family has every right to ask for a change of venue to any county but Cocke County, as long as the venue is in Tennessee. Trial would give Dan the chance to have his sentence lowered or even thrown out, depending on the amount of evidence presented before the court. As far as I am concerned, a trial, should it happen, needs to be somewhere far from Cocke County because of the jury pool. And if it were in Cocke County, it only takes one person on the jury to say Poor Dan Ford and make it a hung jury. Can he be tried again on a hung jury? Yes, but again, it only takes one person to say Poor Dan Ford and have the case prolonged and then thrown out. But should a change of venue be granted, the jury pool would be bigger and most likely contain less people who think Poor Dan Ford. Let's wait and see what happens. But do not forget that the young woman who passed away was here for the summer working before going home to Vermont to play professional soccer and begin her life, as she just graduated from college in May with her physical therapy degree. And the young woman who was biking with her, although she was not injured physically, watching your friend be hit by a car and dying is not something you can forget. I do not blame her if she leaves and goes home to Washington State to be with her family.
coon hunter

Morristown, TN

#44 Jul 14, 2011
...and poor julie bass in michigan is going to jail for 93 days for having a GARDEN in her front yard. and dan ford, guilty as sin of killing someone, is at home sitting on his big fat rich a$$ watching CNN and eating bonbons. what a FUBAR country...
Smoky

United States

#45 Jul 14, 2011
Someone wrote:
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What is this suppose to mean? I am responding to others who have made comments. And who said I was from Knox County? And FYI I never said anything about justice one way or the other! Perhaps your snotty comment was ment to be directed at someone else!
It was you who was making a snotty comment about my dead co-worker and her parents.
Lynn Crum

Pigeon Forge, TN

#46 Jul 14, 2011
coon hunter wrote:
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if that had been john bells kid or yours, you would sing a different tune. and dan would still be in jail if it was bells kid.
My kids, your kids, John Bells kids, whomever, the law is the law. Thats what the judicial system is for. It allows equality for all. Unfortunately, it does have flaws.
morristown tn

Morristown, TN

#48 Jul 14, 2011
what was the ladys name that got killed.
Think

Sevierville, TN

#49 Jul 14, 2011
I want to go there wrote:
<quoted text> And the beautiful girl is in heaven. no pain just beautiful heaven.
Only if she was saved. If she had not asked Christ into her heart she is in Hell. Hopefully she was a Christian.
Good Grief

Sevierville, TN

#50 Jul 14, 2011
heaven wrote:
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And if your dang kid grows up and kills someone from drinking and driving you will change your hellish tune 2! People aint perfect you dumb idiot! I said he deserves to pay for the crime. He will probably get manslaughter and that is fine with me. What isnt fine with me is that just when you think you can judge, you will be the one in that situation. And if it is your kid or adult or whatever, you may say well serves them right, but your heart will break.
You are an idiot. The only dang kid would be yours if you have any. And I can guarantee you my kids will not be drunks when they grow up. Just because YOURS are doesn't mean mine are. And FYI I didn't judge anybody. You did but I didnt. Manslaughter? You think it's fine if that is all he gets? He won't even serve a day for that. He should go to jail for murder. But mark my words he won't serve any time. It was late at night. It was dark. They were riding in the road. He is a big wig with money. He will not do any time.
Good Grief

Sevierville, TN

#51 Jul 14, 2011
Morals Anyone wrote:
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Is he the same man who is road superintendent.
No. Kenneth Ford is the road super.
Someone

Sevierville, TN

#52 Jul 14, 2011
Smoky wrote:
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It was you who was making a snotty comment about my dead co-worker and her parents.
I DID NOT make a snotty comment about anybody. Not the girl and not her parents. Learn to read already!
heaven

Morristown, TN

#53 Jul 14, 2011
Good Grief wrote:
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You are an idiot. The only dang kid would be yours if you have any. And I can guarantee you my kids will not be drunks when they grow up. Just because YOURS are doesn't mean mine are. And FYI I didn't judge anybody. You did but I didnt. Manslaughter? You think it's fine if that is all he gets? He won't even serve a day for that. He should go to jail for murder. But mark my words he won't serve any time. It was late at night. It was dark. They were riding in the road. He is a big wig with money. He will not do any time.
I do not have kids and was making a statement for you, the perfect one, to put yourself in anothers shoes. I agree he should have consequences. All I am saying is he made a drastic decision and he did not intend to kill someone. Sucks to be him that he did and that is the price for drinking and driving. And you dont want to ever say that your kids wont do this or that. You have no idea what they will do. And when they do it, they wont need people like you to criticize them more than needed. You cant guarantee anything. I am trying to get you to see that you never know when it will be you or hit at your home. Can you imagine how Fords kids feel? Better yet, wonder how he feels. I would want to kill myself just saying. I wouldnt want to live with knowing I took someones innocent life. I dont know what he will get and you may be right, he may walk. Heck, I agree he needs a consequence to his action.
Gibson

Knoxville, TN

#54 Jul 14, 2011
heaven wrote:
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I do not have kids and was making a statement for you, the perfect one, to put yourself in anothers shoes. I agree he should have consequences. All I am saying is he made a drastic decision and he did not intend to kill someone. Sucks to be him that he did and that is the price for drinking and driving. And you dont want to ever say that your kids wont do this or that. You have no idea what they will do. And when they do it, they wont need people like you to criticize them more than needed. You cant guarantee anything. I am trying to get you to see that you never know when it will be you or hit at your home. Can you imagine how Fords kids feel? Better yet, wonder how he feels. I would want to kill myself just saying. I wouldnt want to live with knowing I took someones innocent life. I dont know what he will get and you may be right, he may walk. Heck, I agree he needs a consequence to his action.
Don't try to make a victim out of the murderer. Let there be no mistake, the girl who died IS THE VICTIM.

I could careless if the moron drunk driver is remorseful. As for his kids, I feel sorry for them that they have such a stupid father. I certainly do not feel sorry for the idiotic drunk driver/druggie.

He'll have to answer for the death of that poor girl. I only hope that he lives at least 10 more years so he can spend them in prison.
opie

Morristown, TN

#55 Jul 14, 2011
Gibson wrote:
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Don't try to make a victim out of the murderer. Let there be no mistake, the girl who died IS THE VICTIM.
I could careless if the moron drunk driver is remorseful. As for his kids, I feel sorry for them that they have such a stupid father. I certainly do not feel sorry for the idiotic drunk driver/druggie.
He'll have to answer for the death of that poor girl. I only hope that he lives at least 10 more years so he can spend them in prison.
well he is headed to hell
NOT

Morristown, TN

#56 Jul 14, 2011
coon hunter wrote:
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yes it is...he is also the chairman of the cocke county republican party.
CORRECTION... he WAS not IS
Truth

Lenoir, NC

#57 Jul 14, 2011
Idiots shouldnt have been riding bicycles on a State highway in the dark anyways. HOW STUPID.
NOT

Morristown, TN

#58 Jul 14, 2011
Truth wrote:
Idiots shouldnt have been riding bicycles on a State highway in the dark anyways. HOW STUPID.
Im not fond of having to watch for bicycles in car lanes so I do see your point but this is a WELL KNOWN bike route...
coon hunter

Morristown, TN

#59 Jul 14, 2011
Truth wrote:
Idiots shouldnt have been riding bicycles on a State highway in the dark anyways. HOW STUPID.
it aint illegal to ride a bike on the highway. it is illegal to drink and drive.
Jamie

United States

#60 Jul 14, 2011
Truth wrote:
Idiots shouldnt have been riding bicycles on a State highway in the dark anyways. HOW STUPID.
Be a little respectful dumbass it doesn't matter what time they were riding nobody deserves to get run over by a drunk piece of shit
Wiggins

Knoxville, TN

#61 Jul 14, 2011
Is this the same Dan Ford who has the large cross at his buisness on Cosby Hwy.that say "Jesus Saves"? Doesn't have anything to do with the tradgety,only trying to figure out his motive for the cross. Probably is a differend person.

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