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Former Scout Leader Accused of Forcible Sodomy to Remain in Jail - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA...

There are 33 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Dec 3, 2012, titled Former Scout Leader Accused of Forcible Sodomy to Remain in Jail - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A former Albemarle County Boy Scout leader accused of forcible sodomy of a juvenile is going to stay locked up after a bond hearing Monday morning.

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RNR

Scottsville, VA

#1 Dec 3, 2012
"Allowed to buy his way out of jail while awaiting trial" give me a break NBC29, its a BOND hearing. Really need to use better language. Your articles on this case seem like you just wanna stir the pot.
Justin

Harrisonburg, VA

#2 Dec 3, 2012
RNR wrote:
"Allowed to buy his way out of jail while awaiting trial" give me a break NBC29, its a BOND hearing. Really need to use better language. Your articles on this case seem like you just wanna stir the pot.
NBC29: The Instigation Station
Justin

Harrisonburg, VA

#3 Dec 3, 2012
NBC29: The Instigation Station
Justin

Harrisonburg, VA

#4 Dec 3, 2012
Sorry about the double post, I thought my original comment got removed. :)
New Slogan

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Dec 3, 2012
The new slogan for NBC29 News: "We make it more dramatic so you don't have to!"
Liberalace

Collinsville, VA

#6 Dec 3, 2012
RNR wrote:
"Allowed to buy his way out of jail while awaiting trial" give me a break NBC29, its a BOND hearing. Really need to use better language. Your articles on this case seem like you just wanna stir the pot.
As disgraceful as this station is, I would not be surprised if the words "buy his way out of jail" were uttered by his Watkins's attorney, and NBC29 just forgot to enclose the words in quotation marks. There is a reason why editors and reporters work in the smallest news markets.

R.I.P.: Roy Cohn
milkyway

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Dec 3, 2012
I agree ^^^ with the above statements.. Come on NBC29, quit trying to make it something it is NOT. CALL IT WHAT IT IS! Your station should receive an award for DRAMATIZATION!
leeann ardinger

Crozet, VA

#8 Dec 3, 2012
wow i knew this guy he did the same thing to my little brother
rmorris

Fairfield, VA

#9 Dec 3, 2012
leeann ardinger wrote:
wow i knew this guy he did the same thing to my little brother
You might want to talk to the police.
JJM

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Dec 3, 2012
I went to school with him and he had issues back then!
Deputy Dawg

Cumming, GA

#11 Dec 3, 2012
The term "buy his way out of jail" makes the man sound guilty as sin already. This is why I have always said a suspect is guilty until proven innocent nowadays because of the media. There is no more "innocent until proven guilty".
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#12 Dec 3, 2012
Deputy Dawg wrote:
The term "buy his way out of jail" makes the man sound guilty as sin already. This is why I have always said a suspect is guilty until proven innocent nowadays because of the media. There is no more "innocent until proven guilty".
I couldn't agree more. They should outlaw those magazines where they publish the arrest of people as an invasion of privacy. Assumption of guilt is the antithesis to liberty.
outraged

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Dec 3, 2012
How can 29 call itself a news agency, calling bail "buying your way out of jail" is about as low as you can get. This is the judicial system many have fought and died for yet 29 chooses to diminsh it by stupid comments such as this!!!!!!!!
NBC29 News Guy

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Dec 3, 2012
The line in the story has been changed.
Sunny2468

Fairfield, VA

#16 Dec 3, 2012
Deputy Dawg wrote:
The term "buy his way out of jail" makes the man sound guilty as sin already. This is why I have always said a suspect is guilty until proven innocent nowadays because of the media. There is no more "innocent until proven guilty".
And for the majority of arrested suspects who are guilty, does your liberal justice system erase the memory of being raped and molested from the victim's mind until a couple of years later when a court of law gets around to actually saying he is guilty? Can the dead get up and live their lives until a court decides that the killer is actually guilty, at which time the presumed dead person becomes really dead and can be buried?

The presumption of innocence is strictly for the judicial system. From the very minute a person commits a crime, that person is guilty of said crime. Example: In front of 100 witnesses, including law enforcement, the prosecutor and several defense attorneys, a man pulls out a gun and shoots and kills a judge sitting on the bench. Is this man innocent of the crime because he hasn't had his day in court? Absolutely not. For the sake of a fair trial, we then go forward with the presumption of innocence until the facts are laid out before a jury or judge for the formal conviction. A guilty person is not ever innocent of the crime from the second the crime is committed.
life is unfair

Winchester, VA

#17 Dec 3, 2012
David, Dumbler and Dee Dee should all be pictured together, might as well through in Dave N too, it wont be long.
Sunny2468

Fairfield, VA

#18 Dec 3, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>I couldn't agree more. They should outlaw those magazines where they publish the arrest of people as an invasion of privacy. Assumption of guilt is the antithesis to liberty.
How about the liberty of the victim??? If you presume the criminal is innocent, then you are presuming the victim is guilty of lying. They can't both be telling the truth.

The victims in this country are victimized all over again because only the criminal has rights. The true victims have no rights. Only the guilty.
common sense

Richmond, VA

#19 Dec 3, 2012
Deputy Dawg wrote:
The term "buy his way out of jail" makes the man sound guilty as sin already. This is why I have always said a suspect is guilty until proven innocent nowadays because of the media. There is no more "innocent until proven guilty".
The term is actually "Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law." Outside of a court of law, you can presume whatever you want.
Grapes

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Dec 3, 2012
PLEASE go to the police with this. My family is greatly affected by this as well. We have to all help each other!!!
Grapes

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Dec 3, 2012
Please go to the police. My family has been greatly affected by this as well. We have to all help each other.

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