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Prosecutor has no plans to bargain for info about missing Utahn

Published: Wednesday, May 16 2012 5:34 p.m. MDT

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

What in the world was Stephen Powell thinking when he decided it might be a good idea to take pictures of undressed little girls and store the images on his computer? Now that he has been found guilty by a jury of his peers I hope he spends a long time in prison where he belongs.

SundanceKid27
OREM, UT

$10 a day? That has to be super insulting. Why not just make it free.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Proving what?

And relevant to the disappearance of Susan how?

And all happening where [hint: not Utah]?

Hopefully, the media circus is over.
Covering this irrelevant story day-after-day for months changes nothing.

The DN monitor [a supposed "journalist"] has refused to post of a simple journalist definition:

Sensationalism -
Sensationalism is a type of mass media in which events and topics in news stories are over-hyped to increase viewership or readership numbers. Sensationalism may include reporting about generally insignificant matters and events that don't influence overall society.
Some tactics include being deliberately obtuse, appealing to emotions, and being controversial. Trivial information and events are sometimes misrepresented and exaggerated as important or significant, and often includes stories about the actions of individuals, the content of which is often insignificant and irrelevant relative to the macro-level day-to-day events that occur globally. Furthermore, the content and subject matter typically doesn't affect the lives of the masses and doesn't affect society.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

This case should serve as a lesson for all those liberals out there who claim that pornography never hurt anyone. Steven Powell not only hurt those two little girls whose photos he took, his actions also led to the violent murder of two of his own grandsons.

Pornography dehumanizes others in the minds of those like Steven Powell who view it. These porn viewers inevitably loose all respect and concern for anyone but themselves. Sadly, many like Steven Powell then pass on this tendency for selfishness and perverseness to their offspring.

Josh Powell obviously adopted his father's attitude that women are mere sex objects. He indulged this attitude so much that he eventually killed her for trying to be more than just the sort of woman that appears in porn. This lack of concern for others led him to think of his sons as mere objects that could be destroyed out of pure selfishness.

Hopefully, those from the left-wing who constantly push for fewer restrictions on pornography will look at this case and change their ways before they create more Steven and Josh Powell's.

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

To LDS Liberal:

...and yet you read the "irrelevant story". Hmmm.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

OK, now can we cover some real news stories?

SoDakota Yote
Vermillion, SD

I hope that, with the verdict in hand, Powell might want to cut a deal and TELL US what he knows happened to Susan...Now that he is facing significant time in jail, this bird might start to sing, hopefully!

Jim
Mesa, Az

judged by a group of his peers and now he will get to spend some time with a group of his peers. amazing how justice works.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

At least the Cox's are getting SOME justice. I think Powell knows more. This case is a classic example of how taking a step down the path to evil eventually can lead to disaster for yourself and many others. Steven Powell made the decision to take that step and look where it has all lead. Making evil choices can effect generations.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
"Proving what?"

You've previously mentioned a witch-hunt. Apparently the jury found one. Ir should I say fourteen?

The authorities believe Mr. Powell has information that could help them locate Susan Powell's body. Who knows, Mr. Powell might now be willing to barter information in exchange for a reduced prison sentence. You really can't blame the Cox family for wanting to give their daughter a proper burial.

People who want to downplay what Mr. Powell did might want to remember that is it is serious enough to send him to prison for a long time.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Why am I getting pasted for stating the obvious?

Steve Powell -- a creep living in Washington State, committed crimes in Washington State, is found guilty in Washington State.

This has nothing to do with Susan Powell or Utah.

Meanwhile -- if it's on-line Porn you people are so up in arms about,

Cover this:

"Utah is on-line PORN capital of America"

Now THAT is relevant.

MittRomney2012
Tucson, AZ

@LDS Liberal - What is your problem with Deseret News for reporting this story? Why do you question their journalistic authenticity or ability? How is DN sensationalizing this story? Let me just give you a short list of other news organisations that felt that this story was worth reporting and not "insignificant" :

ABC News, Reuters, Salt Lake Tribune, New York Daily News, Daily Mail, msnbc, Fox News, Huffington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and dozens more.

Please submit a detailed description of your "newsworthy requirements" to each of the news outlets listed above so that they can finally get it right.

SammyB
Provo, UT

Since Utah is the on-line porn capital, then it is especially important that this story be told here in Utah. Then there is the obvious connection with Susan with the hope that Powell will now speak up.

On a personal level, I am interested in anything that is connected in any way to Susan Powell and her beautiful boys because of my empathy for them. There is nothing wrong with that. For those who disagree, why read the articles, and why castigate those who have a different opinion than they have?

SLMG
Murtoa Australia, Victoria

John Charity Spring

Back Home in Davis County, UT

This case should serve as a lesson for all those liberals out there who claim that pornography never hurt anyone. Steven Powell not only hurt those two little girls whose photos he took, his actions also led to the violent murder of two of his own grandsons.

Hopefully, those from the left-wing who constantly push for fewer restrictions on pornography will look at this case and change their ways before they create more Steven and Josh Powell's.

Why do you feel this situation has to be politisied? Unfortunatly there are plenty from the right-wing conservatives that view and promote Pronography as well as having been found guilty of voyeurism. This is a tragic case no matter how you look at it, there is no need to try to try to turn it into a political football by play the blame game on the liberals. AS a liberal leaning person in no way do I or any other liberal that I know support or promote either pornography or voyeurism.

williary
Kearns, UT

@John Clarity Spring

Clearly all of the issues that Josh and his father have is the result of pornography!

Sometimes there are just bad eggs.

I think you could have put these two individuals in the middle of a Disney movie and they would have ended up the way they are/did.

But it's always nice to try and find someone/something to blame.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Excellent! Excellent! And Excellent!

nairbnosral
American Fork, UT

@LDS Liberal -
"This has nothing to do with Susan Powell or Utah."

Then I guess the DN should not have published any of these stories that have nothing to do with Utah (or Susan Powell for that matter):

- Ex-tabloid boss faces hacking charges - LONDON - One of Rupert Murdoch's most trusted lieutenants and five people close to her were charged Tuesday...

- Murdoch to be quizzed on his UK political sway - LONDON - Now, with his influence shriveled by Britain's phone hacking scandal, media mogul Rupert Murdoch...

- UK police arrest 6 in phone hacking investigation - LONDON - British police made six arrests early Tuesday...

one old man
Ogden, UT

JCS -- you sound exactly like a Limbaugh wannabe with your hatred of anything "liberal."

I have news for you, most of us liberals are at least as disgusted with porn as you claim to be. I notice that there are many "conservatives" shouting that censorship of anything, including porn, violates the Constitution.

And if Utah is truly a "conservative" state, why then are there so many porn addicts living here. Are they all "liberals," or could some of them just happen to "conservatives."

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Offer him a deal, that if he will tell what happened to Susan, he gets off.

kuuipo
salt lake city, UT

sounds like he's being punished for his sons sins, and Susan's parents are just looking for a huge pay day by suing the west valley p.d. i'm sick and tired of these people constantly being in the news. there's a lot more important things to report on. i just hope if i go missing that the departments involved will spend as much time and effort in looking for me, but really do you think that's going to happen? NO

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