clark vs. gaither in the hdr

clark vs. gaither in the hdr

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wondering

Morganton, NC

#1 Jan 8, 2010
does anyone know why the comments are gone from the hdr in regard to these lawsuits?

“old fart has wise cracks!”

Since: Dec 09

Hickory NC

#2 Jan 8, 2010
someone got paid off to omit them ! just the way it is at the HDR!!!!
wondering

Morganton, NC

#3 Jan 8, 2010
are you serious? does jay gaither have that kind of power over the newspaper?

“old fart has wise cracks!”

Since: Dec 09

Hickory NC

#4 Jan 9, 2010
politics !!!!
Chucky

Lincolnton, NC

#5 Jan 11, 2010
The truth will come out... but will it be in time for the election... LMAO!!!
TruthSeeker

Greenville, NC

#6 Jan 11, 2010
HDR is in with Gaither...
TruthSeeker

Greenville, NC

#7 Jan 11, 2010
The HDR is the only news outlet to even write about these civil matters- Gaither has had his hand in the entire matter, the reporters at HDR don't know their way around the courthouse, Gaither had to put this out in front of them through his vast network of "friends" whom owe him favors.
Here is the bigger question: Why does this "news"paper the HDR ignore the criminal courts of our county and the lack of justice being served. They don't even follow the court calendar to see how many cases we have that are over 1 year old! Gaither controls the criminal calendar and gets his "numbers" up by dismissing most of his docket. His ADA's work diligently to pursue justice and then Gaither buckles when a powerful defense attorney ("aka campaign donor") or rich friend calls in a favor. There has been one rape trial that i can recall the HDR covering in the past several years, where is the justice for the victims!

Do they even know what is going on with several high profile cases that have been pending for one year or more? Here are some questions a reporter should want to follow up on...some fine examples of how our DA's office dispenses justice...What about Jonathan Burke? What about the young Mr. VonDrehle? When will these matters ever get a hearing? when will justice be served?
Interested

Greenville, NC

#8 Jan 11, 2010
The political corruption in Catwba County is unbelievable. Thank goodness Gaither's campaign buddy, David Huffman, is on his way out. Gaither's father in law is the one that illegallly gave Huffman $100,000 to try to win election to congress. That's the name of the game with tehse guys ... you give me a favor, I'll give you a favor. Wonder what Gaither's father in law expected in return for that $100,000? Wonder what Gaither had to give HDR to pull those comments?
intheknow

Morganton, NC

#9 Jan 12, 2010
People should look in to Jay Gaither's friends and family as well. JV Huffman drags out the process, Joe Mike Abernathy is a friend of Gaithers, look how easy he got off.Dr. Liljeberg? I guess we know how that ended. Gaither's brother, Cole is in all kinds of hot water for the Court Street Commons debacle. Nothing ever came of that, and word on the street is that he has big problems in Charleston and has been up this way trying to get work, in spite of the fact that he lost his contractors license in NC. His brother Jay can only protect him a little bit longer, because his house of cards is falling. There are good Republicans in Catawba County, like John Cline, Barbara Beatty, Joe Long, Lance Sigmon. All of these folks need to distance themselves from Huffman and Gaither and Reid. Catawba County is rife with political corruption. It is time to clean house and it would be nice if a special investigator from the States Attorneys office was able to speak with employees in the DA and Sheriffs office since there seems to be so much hidden there...
Just Curious

Cary, NC

#10 Jan 12, 2010
This is interesting, However I heard what was being said about Gaither and Huffman. What does the Reid person have to do with all of this?
TruthSeeker

Greenville, NC

#11 Jan 12, 2010
Just Curious- FYI-Coy Reid runs the sheriff's office and the STAR/SWAT Team. He is #2 to Huffman.
Interested

Greenville, NC

#12 Jan 12, 2010
intheknow- it makes me sick thinking about how Dr. Liljeberg got offf with a slap on the risk for what should have been death by motor vehicle. and now Gaither has the gall to be seen in public with Liljeberg, most of the time drunk from what I understand. I saw them being all buddy-buddy at a Newton-Conover football game.
whatshappening

Greenville, NC

#13 Jan 13, 2010
Check out www.jaygaither.com . looks like jay gaither made a huge misteak that made national news. Denver Post did several articles on the worst crimes that prosecutors have messed up. One of jay gaithers was the worst in America.
ncgirl

Durham, NC

#14 Jan 26, 2010
Shawn Clark for DA!!!
Bowlhead

Erwin, NC

#15 Jan 26, 2010
like i read in another post,sounds to me like the state attorney generals office needs to investigate these clowns. (judges, da's, etc). all you have to do is look up the # and call or write. all the info is on the internet.

“old fart has wise cracks!”

Since: Dec 09

Hickory NC

#16 Jan 27, 2010
Bowlhead wrote:
like i read in another post,sounds to me like the state attorney generals office needs to investigate these clowns.(judges, da's, etc). all you have to do is look up the # and call or write. all the info is on the internet.
why bother crooks dont prosecute crooks ! your in "dreamland" if you think thats going to happen !!
Bowlhead

Erwin, NC

#17 Jan 27, 2010
you know what holedigger? you're right! maybe the TV stations could shine some light on these crooks? or people could picket their offices? its worth a try. may not win but what is there to lose? theres got to be something and someone to stand up for honest, law abiding people around here!
HickoryFactfinde r

Conover, NC

#18 Jan 27, 2010
What about http://www.shawnclarkda.com/
NCGirl have you read the lawsuit? Why change our leadership in the DA's office when conviction rates on DWI's are among the highest in the state?

whatshappening- you obviously haven't read the criminal case with the Dr. Our DA had a conflict and he did the right thing by allowing another district's prosecutor to handle the case. There is no story with Dr. L.

“old fart has wise cracks!”

Since: Dec 09

Hickory NC

#19 Jan 27, 2010
thats a great facts there! dwi's need to be high on the list- but there are probably a lot of people / friends that get away from prosecution by this DA- just like the ones before him did not fry their political friends ! all is not clean with any elected official all are dirty in some way !
MADD Mother

Morganton, NC

#20 Jan 28, 2010
"I apologize to the people of the district for my lapse in judgment, but also feel strongly that both my wife and I observed my friend that night and did not appreciate that he was significantly impaired," Gaither said in an e-mailed statement.

Tough on DWI's? Look at todays Newton Paper- we need a change leadership in our DA office all right- i am thankful his office has a high conviction rate on DWIs however our DA needs to set an example for the community in his personal life and professional life as well. Drinking impairs judgment. Why would our DA and his wife let someone drive their own car drunk in the mountains?

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