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(Billings Gazette)   We're taking all bets on who is lying . . . the Chief of Police, or the District Attorney   ( billingsgazette.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, manager John Patterson, Testimony, city manager John, Councillor, Chief Jim Wetzel, Casper, Wyoming, Local government in the United States, Discovery  
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2017-04-18 10:55:12 PM  
It's Wyoming, the Wales of the American West.  That is, nobody cares
 
2017-04-18 11:48:14 PM  
I kind of want them to come to realization that they never met or had that conversation at all and both of them are lying.  Just...because.
 
2017-04-19 12:42:16 AM  
Are they arguing over which one the sheep loves more?

"No, yew first..."

/DNRTFA, duh
 
2017-04-19 01:12:16 AM  
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2017-04-19 05:29:12 AM  
A cop and a lawyer?  Trick question.  They're both lying, duh!  Next question!!
 
2017-04-19 05:39:38 AM  
After a tense discussion about progress on various construction projects, Hedquist told Beamer, "You f------ going to stand up, b----?"

The councilman obviously had to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2017-04-19 05:40:10 AM  
It is of course entirely possible that neither is lying, and just one is mistaken.   Memory doth play tricks on us all.
 
2017-04-19 05:44:42 AM  
Wouldn't there be a record of the visit by the D.A.'s secretary or clerks?
 
2017-04-19 06:05:52 AM  
Law and Order: High Plains corruption.

(Dun, Dun)
 
2017-04-19 06:30:23 AM  
"Different people remember things differently," Wetzel said. "I believe I'm being completely and accurately truthful in my account."

Guilty as fark.
 
2017-04-19 06:44:53 AM  
No perjury.  It's quite common for people to forget embarrassing episodes.
 
2017-04-19 06:45:23 AM  
"I mean, a construction site where people raise their voices or swears - that's not very unusual," Blonigen remembered saying. "I would run out of tickets if I wrote everybody a ticket that swore on a construction site."

Yeah, except there a difference between the kind of yelling and swearing you'd expect to see on a construction site, and what that dude did, which was basically a direct threat, not that I would expect Blonigen to actually know how people who actually work for a living conduct themselves.
 
2017-04-19 06:47:42 AM  

NutWrench: "Different people remember things differently," Wetzel said. "I believe I'm being completely and accurately truthful in my account."

Guilty as fark.


Yep. In my experience, the person who says "people remember things differently" is the one lying. Also, "I believe" is hedging, also indication of lying.
 
2017-04-19 07:19:46 AM  
Thunderdome ;)
 
2017-04-19 07:34:16 AM  
good luck in criminal court without any physical evidence
 
2017-04-19 07:34:26 AM  
My bet would be on the police chief. I don't see him being charged with perjury. How do you prove someone intentionally forgot something that's not even a material fact, now that the plaintiff's case has been dismissed?
 
2017-04-19 08:03:10 AM  

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Came here for this, leaving satisfied
 
2017-04-19 08:48:40 AM  

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It took way too long for that to show up. Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2017-04-19 09:36:36 AM  
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2017-04-19 09:40:41 AM  

Farabor: It is of course entirely possible that neither is lying, and just one is mistaken.   Memory doth play tricks on us all.


Yes, but of them is a cop, and the other is a lawyer, so what are the odds?
 
2017-04-19 09:47:20 AM  

LiberalConservative: NutWrench: "Different people remember things differently," Wetzel said. "I believe I'm being completely and accurately truthful in my account."

Guilty as fark.

Yep. In my experience, the person who says "people remember things differently" is the one lying. Also, "I believe" is hedging, also indication of lying.


Sounds to me like the Chief of Police is hemming and hawing after the recordings make him look ineffectual.

That Construction Company owners sounds like the stereotypical man-ape that we all imagine a construction foreman to be in our heads.
 
2017-04-19 09:53:03 AM  

Splinthar: LiberalConservative: NutWrench: "Different people remember things differently," Wetzel said. "I believe I'm being completely and accurately truthful in my account."

Guilty as fark.

Yep. In my experience, the person who says "people remember things differently" is the one lying. Also, "I believe" is hedging, also indication of lying.

Sounds to me like the Chief of Police is hemming and hawing after the recordings make him look ineffectual.

That Construction Company owners sounds like the stereotypical man-ape that we all imagine a construction foreman to be in our heads.


Maybe. I lost track on who was saying what, just focused on the actual words. Not sure which I actually suggest is lying.
 
2017-04-19 10:42:50 AM  
Three quatloos on the D.A. lying.
 
2017-04-19 11:20:50 AM  

LiberalConservative: NutWrench: "Different people remember things differently," Wetzel said. "I believe I'm being completely and accurately truthful in my account."

Guilty as fark.

Yep. In my experience, the person who says "people remember things differently" is the one lying. Also, "I believe" is hedging, also indication of lying.


Prevarication is often a big neon sign of guilt.
 
2017-04-19 12:08:30 PM  

LiberalConservative: NutWrench: "Different people remember things differently," Wetzel said. "I believe I'm being completely and accurately truthful in my account."

Guilty as fark.

Yep. In my experience, the person who says "people remember things differently" is the one lying. Also, "I believe" is hedging, also indication of lying.


But then there is this gem:
Later in his statements, Blonigen noted that recent health problems had affected his memory, specifically his ability to recall timelines.

Any time someone makes general statements about their memory possibly being faulty while testifying,  might be an attorney and setting up a way out.

Backwater politics... so confusing!
 
2017-04-19 01:14:35 PM  
cop is lying. Its pretty obvious. And expected.
Hopefully this one actually gets charged with perjury.
 
2017-04-20 03:20:51 AM  

NutWrench: "Different people remember things differently," Wetzel said. "I believe I'm being completely and accurately truthful in my account."

Guilty as fark.


^^^ THIS
 
2017-04-20 09:01:52 AM  

Percise1: LiberalConservative: NutWrench: "Different people remember things differently," Wetzel said. "I believe I'm being completely and accurately truthful in my account."

Guilty as fark.

Yep. In my experience, the person who says "people remember things differently" is the one lying. Also, "I believe" is hedging, also indication of lying.

But then there is this gem:
Later in his statements, Blonigen noted that recent health problems had affected his memory, specifically his ability to recall timelines.

Any time someone makes general statements about their memory possibly being faulty while testifying,  might be an attorney and setting up a way out.

Backwater politics... so confusing!


Certainly is, especially after beer and wine and ruckus of two kids put to bed (not in that order). I can't even remember which is Blonigen.
 
2017-04-20 12:50:07 PM  
That story was hard to wade through for some reason. The article itself seems to transmit health problems that affect the ability to recall timelines, for both the author and me as a reader.
 
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