Get the Facts
I've been told that the statute of limitations for possible charges in relation to this investigation has not expired, although I confess that I don't know enough about criminal law to know exactly what those charges might be, nor how long the statute of limitations is. But if that is true, it does shed some light on why he might be so motivated to help his allies win the District Attorney's race and a couple of judgeships.
[Oak Ridger, 8/1/06] In 2004, area media reported that the probation director had been cleared.
But TBI spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson sees the outcome differently.
“The TBI doesn’t, quote, clear people,” she said. Anderson County District Attorney General Jim Ramsey agreed.
“We’re not in the business of clearing people,” he said.
Now, if only the article had noted that the documents posted on LetsTalkFrank.com did not come from the TBI file, but from Anderson County records, I would feel fully vindicated.
It is unfortunate that the local papers are compelled to note in every article my status as a school board member, because the creation of that website had nothing whatsoever to do with the school board. It was the act of a private citizen on a Saturday morning. Of course, I do understand that it is news only because I hold elective office.
If I were just another mom sitting at the keyboard, it's unlikely that the papers would have covered it at all, and that would have been too bad.
Hits to the site skyrocketed after last week's story. It's now up to 5,213.