At the October 12 city council meeting, there was discussion about the possibility of the jury pool contamination. There was a man who was referring to something he received in the mail. Some papers, that according to him went after the mayor beating up on the mayor. Now remember no one asked what the mailing said no one on the council told the viewing public what information the documents contained sent to this man. This left most of us who watched the council meeting confused. This person claimed that by sending out these papers who ever is doing it, could be corrupting the jury pool. The jury pool for a lawsuit against the city, and the mayor.
The mayor agreed with him on the spot, said that is absolutely correct. The fact that the Down River Sunday Times wrote about it, or Press and Guide news newspaper wrote about it never even mentioned. The mayor did not say a word about these two newspapers possible corrupting the jury pool. I mention these news papers because the mayor refereed to a disgruntled employee and the contamination of a jury pool in and up coming case against the city. These two news papers wrote about the case. Now if, the mayor would like to start talking about corrupting a potential jury pool, start with the papers. The news papers broke the story. Both papers refer to the same court documents filed in a federal lawsuit. Not a word from the mayor at the council meeting referring to those media outlets corrupting a jury pool. No mention at the city council meeting about the mayor going after the news papers, to prevent them from writing the story. I did not hear him say he is going to federal court to suppress the news papers.
The mayors augment galls short, the news media discusses cases all the time. Local and national news media outlets discuss up coming cases all the time. I do not hear mention of jury contamination when the news media reports on an on going case. If that is the argument media outlets in this country better stop all reporting on any pending case.