NBC stood by their story, but later agreed to a reported settlement of $500,000 in December 1997. They issued a statement saying they agreed on the settlement to protect confidential sources.
The settlements—NBC's for more than $500,000 and CNN under that figure—came without any retraction by NBC or CNN. "The journalists simply weren't prepared to do that," the industry source said.
Jewell, 43, who now works as a sheriff’s deputy in a rural county, says he never considered himself a hero for warning people.
The settlement money he won bought houses for Jewell and his mother, and eventually he found work as a deputy sheriff in Meriwether county, Georgia, where sheriff Steve Whitlock described him as a "go-getter" who "ate and drank his job".
Last year, on the 10th anniversary of the bombing, Jewell remarked: "I never sought to be a hero ... [I was] just one of many trained professionals who did their jobs that night."
He was struck with severe diabetes earlier this year and suffered from heart and kidney disease. He was found dead on his bedroom floor by his wife, Dana. She and his mother survive him.
• Richard Allensworth Jewell, law enforcement officer, born December 17 1962; died August 28 2007.
Ya see moleman, some stories just ain't so.
Glad he got some $ for the crap he was put through.
ANd he was a Sherriff's Deputy for his final years.
Originally Posted by moleman
A lot like the ATF agents. If he is not guilty and jailed, he shouldn't hold his breath till release. Too bad.
I can't believe that the Judge would not allow the Document from Plympic Arms saying they they SOLD AR-15's with M-16 Parts WITH the BLESSING of the ATF, this document would have pushed the Jury into a Not Guilty verdict, that is IF they had common sense!
The Prosecution wanted the Document surpressed because it was a Friggin Tax document :ranting:
Our System AND Country is SCREWED, period, the system is broke, has been broke and needs fixed !
How? I am not sure, but the system IS broke!
Hmmmmmmmm ???????????? did I say something wrong ?
Originally Posted by blackshoesnipe
There is a really good 6-7 page thread concerning this case over on m4carbine.net. Just run a search for 'felony conviction'.
The thread includes hot links to the trial transcripts and other court records.
Love it or hate it , your choice , but it is a reasoned discussion by some very knowledgable people.
He aint the first guy who the BATFE has gone after for a broken gun, ruled to be a machinegun, check JPFO's story and video the gang... Atf has ruled a shoelace to be a machinegun... Dam I'm wearing two of them...B2B
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United States v. Cruikshank 92 U.S. 542 (1875)
The first amendment to the Constitution prohibits Congress from abridging 'the right of the people to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.' This, like the other amendments proposed and adopted at the same time, was not intended to limit the powers of the State governments in respect to their own citizens, but to operate upon the National government alone. Barron v. The City of Baltimore, 7 Pet. 250; Lessee of Livingston v. Moore, id. 551; Fox v. Ohio, 5 How. 434; Smith v. Maryland, 18 id. 76; Withers v. Buckley, 20 id. 90; Pervear v. The Commonwealth, 5 Wall. 479; Twitchell v. The Commonwealth, 7 id. 321; Edwards v. Elliott, 21 id. 557. It is now too late to question the correctness of this construction. As was said by the late Chief Justice, in Twitchell v. The Commonwealth, 7 Wall. 325, 'the scope and application of these amendments are no longer subjects of discussion here.' They left the authority of the States just where they found it, and added nothing to the already existing powers of the United States.
The second and tenth counts are equally defective. The right there specified is that of 'bearing arms for a lawful purpose.' This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence. The second amendment declares that it shall not be infringed; but this, as has been seen, means no more than that it shall not be infringed by Congress. This is one of the amendments that has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government, leaving the people to look for their protection against any violation by their fellow-citizens of the rights it recognizes, to what is called, in The City of New York v. Miln, 11 Pet. 139, the 'powers which relate to merely municipal legislation, or what was, perhaps, more properly called internal police,' 'not surrendered or restrained' by the Constituton of the United States.
The fourteenth amendment prohibits a State from depriving any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; but this adds nothing to the rights of one citizen as against another. It simply furnishes an additional guaranty against any encroachment by the States upon the fundamental rights which belong to every citizen as a member of society. As was said by Mr. Justice Johnson, in Bank of Columbia v. Okely, 4 Wheat. 244, it secures 'the individual from the arbitrary exercise of the powers of government, unrestrained by the established principles of private rights and distributive justice.' These counts in the indictment do not call for the exercise of any of the powers conferred by this provision in the amendment.
Who was the conspirator in this case, who was the injured party. Cruikshank states specifically, the 2nd amendment does not guarantee the right, nor does in depend on that document for it's existance.
Whether OLOFSON is guilty of transferring or not, would he even be guilty of any crime if the Cruikshank decision is adhearred to.
This is where the outrage begins.