Ok, I re-watched the Today show video. It was Connie (sp?) Jett who is a student of Blythe's. The video states that at the time she was married to a county sherrif. The current Stafford county Sheriff is Charles E. Jett. The sheriff at the time of the incident was R.L. Ashby. Jett was elected Sheriff in 1999. He began his law enforcement career when he joined the Stafford Sheriff’s Office at the age of 19. During his tenure he served in various positions from Field Operations to Criminal Investigations. In 1991 he was promoted to Captain in Charge of Field Operations where he served until 1999 when he was elected Sheriff.
Originally Posted by sambosteve
Connie Jett from the Today Show vid:
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I was not necessarily trying to identify the camera person, but compiling suspects is a good thing in any event.
Originally Posted by u1ysses
I was just concretizing a connection between Blythe and Local police. I have been searching old newspapers all morning and while doing so keep making little connections here and there. Furthermore, being that the husband of a possible witness is now the County Sheriff, an elected official, that could be important info.
Since a Ms. Jett was one of Blythe's students I would say there is a possibility that Charles E Jett was already working for the police in that town 25 years ago. WW said that he heard the police back in 1984 had the tape gotten for their investigation from an anonymous source. Several times was mentioned that nobody was charged because KFG was convinced not to press charges. In an assault like this I think it should not be only a civil case.
Originally Posted by sambosteve
Let's assume the theory that some kind of cover up happened is true. Possible camerawomen maybe a relative of a cop. General very close relationship between the police and the Dojo. If the sheriff from today was already a cop in 1984, and a former colleague was involved in the possible false handling of the investigation of 1984, then I doubt that he has any interest in starting an investigation today. Because of the possible discovery of some kind of corruption of a former buddy. All this is hypothetical and if it was handled wrong in 1984. I also do not know how a civil case becomes a criminal case and who informs who, but I would not expect much support from the police in that town if they have a secret. They will not start a new investigation then.
That's definitely true, and I agree. I was just trying to steer people away from speculating further on the cameraman bit, since we have a more complete context for those comments, and that angle no longer seems to have merit.
Originally Posted by sambosteve
I just found out something that may or may not be relevant
Dec 18th 1984 was a very bad day for the Virginia State Police
They lost an officer to a shooting on that day
Not sure how local law enforcement agencies work and where their geographical boundaries are so I'm not sure how relevant this is, just thought I'd share, just in case it is relevant
mods please feel free to move if this is considered too speculative / irrelevant
It's impossible to know what has happened since. I forwarded information on the 2 male black belts to admin and they will have passed this info on to the investigating authorities.
Originally Posted by coldfuse
From experience here in the UK (and I assume it's the same in the US) you can pass information to the cops but you cannot expect for them to pass information to you. Unless you are a senior cop. ;)
As for the ID of the woman / women present; it could have been a student of Blythe, but could possibly have been a student of one of the other senseis present. All we know at this point is that there was at least one woman in the room and that she was concerned about the welfare of the television.
There are other facets of the event in which race may play a factor even beyond the potential of race affecting Blythe's power-hungry mindset; the police disregarding the crime because of the victim's race, Dennis wanting to cover up the crime for fear of being harshly prosecuted as a result of race, any controversy related to an interracial collaboration, etc., etc. These ideas are ENTIRELY baseless, but I am conveying the importance of ruling nothing out.
Originally Posted by SchwrzSnn
I contacted Robert Zingg, who would be known by those of you who have read the Bullshido thread. He was a nice guy and quick to reply.
Me: ...if you were Robert Zingg who trained under Bobby Joe Blythe. If so, I was curious as to what you think about that recent video of him overseeing the brutalizing of a mentally disabled man, and making flip remarks about the blood trail as they dragged him out of the dojo after he took some face stomps against a concrete post while unconscious.
Robert Zingg: I understand your anger over the video, however I had already left
the school several months prior to start my own school and do my own
This incident has caused a fire storm of righteous indignation in
people who want to see justice and have people pay. Although I
studied under Mr. Blythe over 25 years ago, I have gone on to train
with other instructors and represent other organizations and do not
condone what the video stands for.
Your concerns are well taken but I follow a different path than Mr. Blythe.
Please refer to the thread at Bullshido.net as they have the most
credible information to date. Please take the time to read the
entire thread, as it may answer your questions.
thank you for your time and take care.
the potomac news is working on this story i was in contact with a friend of mines friend who is an assistant editor there and i recieved confirmation that they've recieved this threads link many many many times and they are working on this basically 24/7
Originally Posted by AAAhmed46
Yes, I am an attorney, but it is called Google:
Originally Posted by crappler
Are you able to use Google? Are you able to read this thread? Are you able to read my previous posts? As I already stated, seven states in the United States do not have a statute of limitation on felonies, Virginia is one of them. That is why I linked the appliciable statutes. It is not hard to find out your own. It does not require a Lexis/Nexis or Westlaw account. Since you are unable to use Google yourself, I will provide you a link:
I agree with the regulars in this forum. This thread should be for investigative purposes. If you are unwilling to read the entire thread, or unable to do so due to mental deficiency, please refrain from cluttering this thread with crap.