Dear Provo Mayor,To be honest, I felt it was unfair of you to
"taint" him in the first place. It seemed that you were tainting him
unnecessarily given no policy/law violation, like you were out to get him.That said, I believe your remarks about needing someone who's head
is in the game, who the public doesn't have reason to question at every
turn, and the totality of this situation and public trust (to maintain and more
importantly to live up to) are absolutely spot on remarks. This very example
goes to show just how delicate that trust is, where I took issue at first and no
longer do.Though to be fair, I think public distrust is shaken so
easily now not because of any doing from the Provo government, but because the
way the world is headed altogether. I'm becoming a social recluse that
often only truly trusts God, then family and church leaders to strive for
what's right.I just want to be around people focused on love
and mercy more than retribution. And this article gives me hope that you still
see this man as a human being.So thank you very much for this very
welcome clarification. It's restored some hope for myself.
Seems like people lie to get elected and just keep telling lies.1/2
a truth is a lie.
As ya get older, ya really don't give a hoot what they say. Ya watch what
Am I surprized to see the ridiculing statements that daily plague the Deseret
News comment section? No. Am I surprised that most people don't have even
an ounce of support for "Innocence until proven Guilty", the burden of
proof, and especially the value in human dignity and respect and non-judgement
we show to others, guilty, alleged, and even innocent? No, because we've
basically turned our backs on God. We don't seem to care about the fact
that this is an allegation. And if it is true, we don't care about helping
people heal and repent. We care about getting our voice of outrage heard louder
than the next guy's complaint.Personally, I think this would
have been better had the additional news not been published. But hey, I value
privacy and liberty of transparency and public shaming. I guess I'm insane
Its called a lie Mr Mayor, not a fib, a lie.
An allegation has been made; it's just an allegation. The mayor is very
wise to not share all he knows; this is basic HR practice, particularly in the
public sector. This can get litigious when it remains an investigated allegation
only, no charges are filed, and all that the city knows is made public-- bad
practice! The mayor has as much a responsibility to his employee and his
privacy, as he has to the city, and he wisely asked for a resignation. The chief
and the city now move on.
My momma taught me, "Any communication with the intent to deceive is a lie
[fib]." Maybe I should give her the Provo Mayor's phone number so they
can have a little chat.
The insistence that "...he had not broken the law..." does not appear to
be a consideration to writers of this news report. Not really all that ironic
to read that whatever allegations might have been made appear to involve
incidents within Salt Lake County, else I don't understand why Unified
Police and Salt Lake County District Attorney would be involved. Appears to be
yet another case being tried in the newspapers.
"not a single policy that was broken" - sexual assault is not against
policy?All in all, I see lots of rationalizations and excuses.
There is still deception. Are partial truths OK?
Gotta love happy valley
Records requests have been performed. We will see what they reveal.If the former police chief sexually assaulted someone recently while in
Maryland, it would be incumbent upon law enforcement there to investigate and
prosecute him, if there is sufficient evidence.It does not look good
that King left his position as Chief in Gaithersburg in 2010 under a cloud of
mystery.That begs the question, what did Provo Mayor John Curtis
know of King's history?
Kind of ironic. The Provo PD has been sharing sexual assault victim's
personal info and police reports with the BYU Honor Code office for years. That
should be an ongoing investigation in itself.