Long story short, the cases have been deemed shaky because the evidence was collected by TV/entertainment people and not law enforcement. Problematic legal issues include lack of authentication, lack of chain of custody of such evidence as chat room logs, and the suggestion of entrapment for entertainment purposes.
Personally, I don't think TV people should insinuate themselves into police investigations. I admit that I'm just as intrigued by an interesting murder case as anyone else but, in the end, crime falls within the purview of law enforcement, not the entertainment industry. Pedophiles and other criminals should be arrested by law enforcement, not confronted by talking heads. I think Dateline went too far and some dangerous people are getting a free pass as a result. What do you think?
In lighter news, I love this story. Researchers will visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan next month to search for evidence of the legendary creature known as "Bigfoot" or "Sasquatch." The expedition will focus on eastern Marquette County, according to Matthew Moneymaker of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.
Moneymaker said members of his organization have either glimpsed Bigfoot or gotten close enough to hear the creature in all but three of thirty expeditions in the United States and Canada. The late Grover Krantz, a Washington State University professor who specialized in cryptozoology, the study of creatures that have not been proven to exist, believed Bigfoot was a "gigantopithecus," a branch of primitive man believed to have existed 3 million years ago.
Some people say bah-humbug. I say, "Why not?!" I think pretty much anything is possible, and I think it's disingenuous to declare that something cannot exist until it is definitively proved that it does not. I've seen some wilderness areas, particularly in the mountains, where the primary thought running through my mind was, "Wow, it's so inaccessible in there that anything could exist hidden away from civilization and nobody would know." Why not Sasquatch?
In TWISTED LINGUISTICS today, we find:
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