Benjamin Marrison - Dispatch

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Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 15, 2013
Benjamin J. Marrison commentary: Our mission? Readers put it best: Keep finding truth


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Story posted 09.15.2013 at 08:10 AM EDT

The Columbus Dispatch News

Officials in our company have been poring over research that should help us better understand what central Ohioans want from their media: newspaper, television, radio, magazines and online.

As I left a meeting with more than 100 Hilliard residents on Friday afternoon, a woman summarized the volumes of research we have been studying with 10 simple words: "We're counting on you guys to watch out for us."

In a way, it's that simple.

Readers trust us to keep an eye on those in power and report when someone violates the public trust or threatens their well-being or freedoms......

But for some reason you avoid covering or reporting a true story that is beyond newsworthy. CPD, that is Columbus Police Department or Child Penetration Department, both seem interchangeable, has sand-bagged an internal affairs investigation into Detective Terry McConnell. That reports sits in your newsroom. It is the report taken during the investigation by the reynoldsburg Police Department where Detective McConnell admitted meeting underage boys on the internet in a gay chat site and taking them back to his home. The report which is public record and you have, details his own admissions and statements. One which he admits to taking the boys home but claims he didnt know their ages. He admitted that these were dates. CPD didnt even follow its protocol in its "IA investigation" and the matter simply disappeared. I dont have a problem with your claims of "truth reporting" and you patting your own back and complimenting yourself to put yourself in a great light but, look in the mirror. Dont claim you are something you are not. You are all about "some truth" not truth.

Columbus, OH

#2 Sep 15, 2013
Oh and btw, Reynoldsburg reqeusted he be indicted for sexually related offenses.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Sep 15, 2013
Who cares. I hope they phucked each other so much they both oozed blood from their rectuhms all night long. I hope it was a memorable evening for both of them.

Columbus, OH

#4 Sep 16, 2013
Society should. having a cop sexually abusing underage kids. many should care.
Monday Monday

Reynoldsburg, OH

#5 Sep 16, 2013
Reader wrote:
Society should. having a cop sexually abusing underage kids. many should care.
I have been told to care too often and now I am all out.

The needle on my DontGiveAShit-meter reads FULL.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Sep 16, 2013
Reader wrote:
Society should. having a cop sexually abusing underage kids. many should care.
I explained what the law is to you. Don't care.

You have a hard on to get a cop for something he did THAT WAS NOT ILLEGAL. Jealous or just another fascist making up laws as you go?

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