Sunday, September 09, 2007

Recent comment

On the recent "Harrison Square" post written by Mike Sylvester, someone had left an anonymous comment that was unrelated to the topic discussed in the post. The post made some very serious allegations concerning fraud, but offered insufficient evidence. I tried to delete it, but I could not. So I hid all the comments attached to that post until I can figure out how to remove the comment or the person who made the comment contacts me and gives me the proof that I need.

I do understand the need for people to post anonymously, so I allow it in most cases. But if you are making a claim that someone has done something illegal that the prosecutor overlooked, then you should contact a professional journalist so that you will be protected by Indiana's shield laws. Do not post it here.

The obvious exception to this is when it is already been established that a person has taken a course of action, but the debate is whether or not that action was illegal. For example, after Bill Clinton admitted to receiving oral sex from an intern, we can still debate whether or not denying it under oath constituted perjury. So we can still debate whether or not the Kelty loans were illegal, and if the use of the Jefferson Pointe TIF to pay for Harrison Square was illegal.

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