I received several speeding tickets as a teenager. I deserved all but one. When I tried to fight that one, the officer took the stand and read his story.
When I presented facts that contradicted his story, he simply altered his story to better fit the facts right there in front of the judge.
Facts are truths that don’t need to be changed, but lies must constantly evolve. Catching a witness or defendant in a lie is a very good way to discredit them.
I was convicted anyway. The officer must have been prettier than me.
Sheriff John Turner has told his stories about Barry Blackman and Tom Cooper, but when confronted with facts that contradict his stories, he has simply adjusted his stories. Their truths haven’t changed, but his lies have.
The penalty for my case was an inconvenience and a fine, but Mr. Turner’s lies are nothing short of character assassination that can affect the rest of Mr. Blackman’s and Mr. Cooper’s careers. All this because they dared to run against him.
Get a ticket and most people will just shrug, but get accused of the things Mr. Turner is saying and it will cast a shadow over the rest of their lives. The bully will stop at nothing to retain the power of being sheriff. The lies will only get worse as the campaign continues.
For you fans of Mr. Turner who are tired of the mudslinging, you need not look any further than your own Mr. Turner’s website to see where it all started. Mr. Blackman and Mr. Cooper are only trying to defend their good names and reputations.
I will admit that Mr. Turner is prettier than the other two, so it’s easy to understand why — once again — a judge is siding with a liar. I thought justice was supposed to be blind.
I hope the voters will have more sense.
Stop the lies. Stop the bullying. Stop Turner.