Joliet reporter found in contempt for not divulging...

There are 20 comments on the The Herald-News story from Sep 20, 2013, titled Joliet reporter found in contempt for not divulging.... In it, The Herald-News reports that:

A Will County judge on Friday found a Joliet crime reporter in contempt of court for not divulging how he obtained confidential police reports about a notorious double murder earlier this year.

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hello again

United States

#1 Sep 20, 2013
good.
Buh Bye Hosey

United States

#3 Sep 20, 2013
Honestly So so sick of pretend journalism.
Tom

Des Plaines, IL

#7 Sep 20, 2013
I don't make no senseof none of all this.
I know whothe Hosey report manis but I ain't gettin nothingmore but other people now. Who are thes people?
Shelia

Des Plaines, IL

#9 Sep 21, 2013
Has Joe had any comment on any of this?
Mr Green

Chicago, IL

#10 Sep 23, 2013
Today is day 4 -$1200
Eric

Bellwood, IL

#15 Sep 24, 2013
Mr Green wrote:
Today is day 4 -$1200
You have to understand how this works. The lawyers and the judge set up this case for the appellate court to decide. What normally happens at the appellate court level is that the court decides whether the info has to be disclosed. If it decides for disclosure, it will normally vacate prior fines and give the person a chance to voluntarily comply with its decision.
Jeff Besta

Melrose Park, IL

#16 Sep 24, 2013
Eric wrote:
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You have to understand how this works. The lawyers and the judge set up this case for the appellate court to decide. What normally happens at the appellate court level is that the court decides whether the info has to be disclosed. If it decides for disclosure, it will normally vacate prior fines and give the person a chance to voluntarily comply with its decision.
I could swear the judge set up this case for Hosey to be fined $300 for each day he continues to be in contempt.

But until appellate court makes a decision otherwise it's a daily fine. The judge has not waived in his demand that Hosey disclose his source and documents relating to the case.
Eric

South Elgin, IL

#17 Sep 24, 2013
Jeff Besta wrote:
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I could swear the judge set up this case for Hosey to be fined $300 for each day he continues to be in contempt.
But until appellate court makes a decision otherwise it's a daily fine. The judge has not waived in his demand that Hosey disclose his source and documents relating to the case.
Did you catch this in the article?

"Hosey’s lawyer, Kenneth Schmetterer, immediately announced an appeal and the fines were stayed pending that appeal."
705RockRedhorse

Chicago, IL

#18 Sep 24, 2013
Eric, thanks for the facts. :-)
2587Moon

Bolingbrook, IL

#19 Sep 24, 2013
705RockRedhorse wrote:
Eric, thanks for the facts.:-)
Yes Eric seems pretty knowledgeable.
Yellow Brick Road

Alsip, IL

#25 Sep 25, 2013
Sue Koman wrote:
For some reason or another some people feel they need to post about completely unrelated things on this thread. Clearly an attempt to distract from the real and actual story.
Why would someone want to divert from the story of Hosey being told to name his source?
Or are the diversions to minimize the focus on Val Radeka potentially violating trust and giving Hosey info out of the JPD????
Much like political tricksters who are always attempting to lure the peoples focus off of the more relevant topics when the relevant topics don't work well for the politicians.

Another case of the Great Oz. all the noise and smoke but pay no attention to the character hiding behind the curtain.
Ah Ha

Chicago, IL

#27 Sep 25, 2013
Well, I think the time has come for the Joliet PD to use their subpoena power to begin tracking down who this obsessed individual is that repeatedly accuses an individual within their department of being involved in this "leak" situation. The Joliet PD can be given a couple of names of individuals who may be tied-in with these consistent posts. Since the poster or posters seems to be so anxious to share names and information, it is time for this to be taken further and compel this/these individuals to appear in court and divulge their information. Since anyone can make accusations against another, and that is what is being done here, why waste anymore time? Knock on this individual's door with a subpoena with a date to appear before the court, and get to the facts. Easy enough to do.
U R no Perry Madon

Chicago, IL

#28 Sep 25, 2013
Ah Ha wrote:
Well, I think the time has come for the Joliet PD to use their subpoena power to begin tracking down who this obsessed individual is that repeatedly accuses an individual within their department of being involved in this "leak" situation. The Joliet PD can be given a couple of names of individuals who may be tied-in with these consistent posts. Since the poster or posters seems to be so anxious to share names and information, it is time for this to be taken further and compel this/these individuals to appear in court and divulge their information. Since anyone can make accusations against another, and that is what is being done here, why waste anymore time? Knock on this individual's door with a subpoena with a date to appear before the court, and get to the facts. Easy enough to do.
Maybe it was far easier to go above the JPD AND inform the COURT of the suspected source? You wouldn't want to inform JPD and risk them covering anything up.
OMG

Chicago, IL

#29 Sep 25, 2013
Ah Ha wrote:
Well, I think the time has come for the Joliet PD to use their subpoena power to begin tracking down who this obsessed individual is that repeatedly accuses an individual within their department of being involved in this "leak" situation. The Joliet PD can be given a couple of names of individuals who may be tied-in with these consistent posts. Since the poster or posters seems to be so anxious to share names and information, it is time for this to be taken further and compel this/these individuals to appear in court and divulge their information. Since anyone can make accusations against another, and that is what is being done here, why waste anymore time? Knock on this individual's door with a subpoena with a date to appear before the court, and get to the facts. Easy enough to do.
The childish immature antics continue.

Is it ADD? Try to stay on topic. Reminder : the topic is Joe Hosey, his being in contempt of the court, his fine of 300/day and the source of his info.

When people keep trying to distract and deflect it usually means there is something going on they don't want people to see.
Ah Ha

Chicago, IL

#31 Sep 25, 2013
No one is trying to detract from anything. Really very simple, actually. You can be subpoenaed. You are here looking for some kind of recognition or attention, so it's time to give you want you want.:-)

Joe Hosey allegedly has a source from which he wrote a story, YOU keep naming the source, and that's the end of it. You need to be ready to man up and be prepared for what's to come. Lucky for you, you are actually very transparent and easy enough to locate.
Ah ha ha ha

Chicago, IL

#33 Sep 25, 2013
Ah Ha wrote:
No one is trying to detract from anything. Really very simple, actually. You can be subpoenaed. You are here looking for some kind of recognition or attention, so it's time to give you want you want.:-)
Joe Hosey allegedly has a source from which he wrote a story, YOU keep naming the source, and that's the end of it. You need to be ready to man up and be prepared for what's to come. Lucky for you, you are actually very transparent and easy enough to locate.
Really? Joe Hosey ALLEGEDLY had a source? ALLEGEDLY? Because if he didn't have a source inside the PD then how did he get the info that wasn't released?

It has all been previously explained how one could believe the source could prob obtain info and why the source would give it to Hosey. It would raise anyone's eyebrow.(that's if you have eyebrows)

Team Henderson over and out.
Tab time

Steward, IL

#34 Sep 26, 2013
$1800 as of today.
Eric

South Elgin, IL

#35 Sep 26, 2013
Tab time wrote:
$1800 as of today.
"Hosey’s lawyer, Kenneth Schmetterer, immediately announced an appeal and the fines were stayed pending that appeal."
Tab time

Addison, IL

#36 Sep 26, 2013
Eric wrote:
<quoted text>"Hosey’s lawyer, Kenneth Schmetterer, immediately announced an appeal and the fines were stayed pending that appeal."
People sentenced to death occasionally have their sentences stayed also. That does not vacate the sentence or mean they don't eventually receive their sentence. So the fines are indeed tallying. If the lawyer fails there will be a tab to pay.
Sly

Chicago, IL

#37 Sep 26, 2013
Eric wrote:
<quoted text>"Hosey’s lawyer, Kenneth Schmetterer, immediately announced an appeal and the fines were stayed pending that appeal."
The judge can pretend he's getting to the bottom of an egregious offense here, but he's merely dealing with a typical and usual situation, wherein, a reporter wrote a story based on facts obtained through an unnamed source. The irony is, this judge appears to be appeasing an attorney who has an agenda. In addition, even though this is not an unusual situation, i.e., a reporter basing a story on facts within police reports acquired through an unnamed source, this is not a typical and usual reaction by a judge to a defense attorney's various requests. In this case, forcing the issue of identifying an unnamed source by requesting that the journalist be heavily fined and jailed, so he is intimated and "scared" into revealing the source, and the judge accommodating the lawyer, is outrageous. I've not seen one, single response in favor of this judge's ruling in any local or national newspaper report, radio broadcast, or television report.

I believe it is highly likely Judge Kinney's ruling will be overturned by the Appellate Court. It defies any logic.

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