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20 Responses to Teilhet ad features Kenneth Walker’s mother, video of shooting

  1. Melb says:

    Statement from Greg Edwards – Co-Counsel on the Walker case and current DA of Dougherty Co.:

    I am Greg Edwards, District Attorney of Dougherty County.

    I’ve known Ken Hodges for 17 years, and I can tell you he is a man of integrity and a committed prosecutor.

    I served as co-counsel with Ken Hodges on the Kenneth Walker case.

    Ken Hodges was totally committed to investigating and bringing to justice any person or persons that may have violated the law in relation to the tragic death of Kenneth Walker.

    My heart goes out to Ms. Walker and her family. The loss of that young man’s life was inexcuseable and a tragedy.

    I am also sad and disgusted that Rob Teilhet has resorted to exploiting a grieving mother for his own selfish political gain.

    After seeing his ad featuring Ms. Walker, I must address the many factual errors in the ad.

    1. It was stated that Ken tried to hide the video.

    Here are the facts. The video was shown repeatedly to every member of the grand jury. This is a blatant falsehood. I personally presented the videotape to the civil lawyer and grand jury.

    2. It was stated that Ken refused to retry the case.

    Here are the facts. Ken Hodges has said, and it has been documented numerous times, that if any new evidence came to light that he would bring the case back before the grand jury. No such evidence ever came to light. I personally sat with Ken in Ms. Walker’s home to explain these facts to her.

    3. It was stated that the reason the grand jury did not indict was because the officer was not sworn in.

    Here are the facts: The officer gave the exact same testimony several times to law enforcement officials. His statement before the grand jury was consistent. Not swearing him had no bearing on the grand jury’s decision.

    This “win at all cost” strategy from the Teilhet campaign is, frankly, unacceptable. It’s negative campaigning at its worst. It is most disappointing that persons have used a mother’s loss and grief and outright misinformation for political purposes via a particular negative campaign ad.

    Your next Attorney General should be an experienced litigator and an experienced prosecutor. Ken Hodges has personally prosecuted hundreds of cases and supervised thousands more.

    I support Ken Hodges for Attorney General and I hope you will too.

    Thank you.

  2. Melb says:

    I have a feeling he knows more than you or the Teilhet campaign.

    • MouthoftheSouth says:

      Not a question of knowledge, but then I have done grand jury presentments before. Have you?

  3. Melb says:

    http://www.wtvm.com/Global/story.asp?S=12782470

    “Richard Hagler, the man who squared off against Hodges in the Walker grand jury hearing, has a much different viewpoint, and claims the ad contains false truths.

    “The ad strikes me, number one, not factually accurate, and number two, as a politicians desperate attempt to raise a race issue, when it shouldn’t be there,” Hagler said.”

    • MouthoftheSouth says:

      Is this the guy who defended the police officer? Don’t you think he has a vested interest in supporting both Ken’s performance and the outcome of the grand jury proceeding? Whatever. You guys are tired.

  4. Melb says:

    Oh, you candidate is publicly busted for lying and you don’t think that is bad?

  5. Stefan says:

    Oh, hello Scary Spice. I didn’t see you there. You may go now.

    Andy Young told Galloway he didn’t endorse Hodges. You yourself had backed off the Young “endorsement” and the campaign began listing him under “Supporter” rather than endorsed. It is pretty clear Young decided to support Teilhet after he supported Hodges. (Wrote check to Teilhet), now he says he is, alternatively, supporting both or supporting neither. The common understanding of endorsement is when a person with some following or importance supports and lends his credibility or whatever towards one candidate in a race. That was claimed to have happened here by the Hodges campaign, but it turns out Young wasn’t endorsing him. This same scenario has now happened with Sheriff Modena, and, less publicly, with Senator Nunn. So either they learned more information that made them step back from the candidate or the campaign had it wrong the entire time.

    I don’t think you come out any better this way.

  6. Joe says:

    We all know that this was done because Teilhet has never tried a single criminal case and he has nothing else to run on. Hidden videotape? A blatant lie. Btw, we also now know Teilhet was lying when he acted like Ken didn’t have the Young endorsement:

    http://georgiademocrats2010.blogspot.com/2010/07/teilhet-caught-lying-knew-all-along.html

  7. Amy Morton says:

    It’s a little late for Hodges to claim to give a damn about the Walker family.

  8. JMPrince says:

    Again, the obvious difference there? A different sort of audience, and plenty more vids. JMP http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/08/johannes-mehserle-guilty_n_640089.html

  9. JMPrince says:

    Thanks for your posts here Stefan. It’s not like this was not seen marching down 5th Ave as they say. But I always admire Melb’s persistence. JMP

  10. Melb says:

    Now we can all see Teilhet exploiting this family directly on BFD!

    • Matt says:

      Give that shit a rest. She’s there on her own volition.

      • swg says:

        Seriously, move past it. If you wanna argue something, try to rebut what she’s saying. Your blind punditry is getting really old really quick.