Friday, April 23, 2010

An Interesting Aside ...

When I was writing today's BLOG titled " Is The Trial Stacked Against Rahn?" I reread several of my own BLOGs and some past news articles on Rahn's trial to try to keep things straight in my own mind. One item I used was Berkeley Brean's Update: Meet the Rahn Trial Cast of Characters  which he posted on 04/13/2010 12:05 PM and later Updated at: 04/20/2010 11:44 AM ~~ THREE DAYS AGO!

As a result, my posted BLOG contains the following statement: "Former Deputy Chief Mackin ~~ Given a "deal" for his testimony and allowed to "retire" with no charges pending."  This completed BLOG is time-stamped for Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:26AM. Remember, I based my statement about Mackin using BB's Cast of Characters as one reference in aiding me to choose my wording.

Fast forward to BB's article this afternoon: "Greece Dep. Chief advised Rahn to reopen Joseph crash, never told to "cover up" Posted at: 04/23/2010 12:41 PM. At the end of his post is the following:

"Reporter's note.
Last week, based on cross examination by defense attorney John Parrinello, it was reported that former Deputy Chief Bill Mackin "cut a deal" with the District Attorney's office to testify in exchange for not being charged. The DA's office says it never had any intention to charge Mackin. Mackin retired from the Greece Police Department in 2009."

I went back to check and sure enough, the info posted on his "Cast of Characters" piece has been changed since 10:26AM today to reflect what's stated in his "note." However, the time stamp for when it was last "updated" remains unchanged. 

I find it most interesting that something posted by TV media on April 13th (originally) and updated on April 20th goes "unchallenged" until SCATS posts today using one small piece of it. Suddenly the DA's Office seeks to "correct" Berkeley Brean's "mistaken" impression? HA!!



Anonymous said...

Scats, keep this under the potted catnip plant, at least 3 members of Team Green are watching this site to see what is spilling out.

They know damn well that the retired cops network is buzzing and they are mad as hell they can't get into the network to see who knows what.

There's enough coverup going onin Afronti's Courtroom to keep a team of carpet installers from RubyGordon going around the clock.

Biggest problem is partying cops with those dang celphones that have cameras, done went and took a lot of pictures at a couple parties. Seems Piglet wasn't the only horney little porker, and some people are real nervous about how far some pictures of certain people about to be elevated to lofty positions might have gotten, and who might have saved them on a harddrive.

Greece PD has a well deserved reputation for knowing how to party.

SCATS said...

To 12:58AM ~~ I promise not to tell a soul ;) I do appreciate the confirmation.

Anonymous said...

Scats: Doesn't it unnerve you to realize people are monitoring this blog? Don't get me wrong, I love it, but it must be a bit creepy.

keep up the great job!

SCATS said...

To 11:25AM ~~ Not really. Loyal readers "monitor" the BLOG ;)

Anonymous said...

There is nothing to see here.
Move along, now.

SCATS said...

To 4:02PM ~~ In a nutshell, that's what Tom Schamerhorn said when he decided not to treat the Nick Joseph accident scene as a "major" incident ;) Thanks for weighing in ;)