Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder today released the following statement urging Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and the Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice revisit a controversial alleged rape case in Nodaway County.
“Since Sunday I have read with growing dismay the media accounts of the Daisy Coleman case in Nodaway County. I make no claim to knowledge of all the facts. Still, facts revealed in exhaustive media reports, including the 4,000-word piece in the Kansas City Star, raise all kinds of questions that it is now clear won’t be put to rest. These questions will fester and taint the reputation of our state for delivering impartial justice to all.
“I am disappointed that the Attorney General would wash his hands of the matter through a brief statement by a spokesman. The appalling facts in the public record shock the conscience and cry out that responsible authorities must take another look. I call on Attorney General Koster and Prosecutor Rice to join me in asking that the Circuit Court convene a grand jury to review all the evidence, hear all witnesses, and issue a decision as to whether charges should ensue.
“I hope that responsible officials will join me in this call for a grand jury to make the final call on whether criminal charges should or should not be filed.”
Do you hear the sound of the metal prison doors shutting Matthew? Don't worry, Bubba might get you wasted first.
Justice is a dish best served cold. Shout out to Anonymous, you guys kick ass. I hope you continue using your networks making sure this type of injustice isn't being ignored
The AG is either lazy or corrupt. We will remember the name of Chris Koster next election.
Missouri, where the GOP brought us legitimate rape, is now covering it up
@PlainJane male rape is just as serious as female rape, it's not funny, and it's not some kind of justice. And you do those male victim a disservice by under minding their experience as victims too.
Castration would be a better option, or neutering this guy is another good option.
@D.Leon Politicians act by using words. This guy chose the right words.
@George12345 I also think that anonymous should take this on and expose the bullies....I sure as hell would if i had the talent of any of the anonymous hackers....
@datsneefa I think its worth remembering that Koster said he did not have the authority to overturn the DA's decision. I'm not 100% sure its true, but it seems like a stupid lie to tell (so easily fact-checked). He does, however, have the authority (I believe) to investigate whether corruption caused the DA to not prosecute. However, I'm not sure he had any hard facts that the DA was unduly influenced (vs. just made a bad judgment call, which isn't criminal).
I'm not defending the Nodaway County DA at all - he clearly put some sort of stupid "boys will be boys" mentality over justice, and he deserves all the ridicule (and investigation and charges, if the evidence is there) that he gets. Just saying - even MO has laws and a constitution that Koster can't just disregard when it suits him (or us).
I know this isn't a popular opinion. But I like that we have the right to a trial before we dish out punishment. Also like that we don't cut off body parts like they do in some countries.