MarshaA's comment history

MarshaA said...

Personally, I don't think it takes smarts to shove a car into a deep body of water. Matt's done some things that aren't very smart, plus his lawyer told Jammer Scott that Matt wasn't a smart guy. It's curious how everyone defending Matt flip flops on this. When it serves their purpose, he's smart. When it serves their purpose, he's dumb.

July 14, 2011 at 10:40 p.m.
MarshaA said...

“We have provided Signal Mountain Police and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department with information, investigative leads, physical evidence, DNA samples and access to all physical property owned by the Palmgrens,”

This from the guy who took the Palmgren computers and sent them off to an undisclosed location without telling the police about it. Matt hasn't even made a statement to the police, so how much "information" can he have given?

I said it a few days ago and I will say it again: Even if the cops think she just strolled off on her own, this needs to be investigated properly. A proper investigation means talking to the spouse and checking the missing person's computer activity. And if they think she committed suicide, that's a crime and needs to be investigated as well. These are things that need to be done even if they don't think Matt Palmgren is responsible for anything.

July 10, 2011 at 4:57 a.m.
MarshaA said...

I would also like to add a few more statistics since rolando brought them up. Per the Bureau of Justice, "one third of female murder victims were killed by an intimate" and "of all female murder victims, the proportion killed by an intimate has been increasing." The National Institute of Justice says "more than 90 percent of 'systematic, persistent, and injurious' violence is perpetrated by men." Per Yale, "61% of female homicide victims were wives or intimate acquaintances of their killers" -- their sources is the 2004 NCADV Violence Policy Center Annual Report.

These are all direct quotes so if you want to check, you can look them up. Anyone trained in law enforcement would be familiar with these statistics, one would hope.

July 8, 2011 at 10:21 p.m.
MarshaA said...

rolando says "There is a history with these folks on other threads about Ms Palmgren's disappearance" -- I've been reading all the articles since the news first broke in early May, and there is a history with rolando's comments, too. It's up to each person to decide for themselves what to believe or not to believe, but some anonymous commenter on a news article who says he knows more than a professor of law is probably not as knowledgeable as he thinks he is.

The facts in this case suggest Ms. Palmgren either left while under mental duress, or she was prevented from returning home by some person. Regardless of what your theory is, police had a moral and civic obligation to check this out, especially since Ms. Palmgren spoke with the police moments before she disappeared while she was driving back to Signal. The police didn't follow up and they dropped the ball, not even going to look for a woman who -- if you take Matt's word for it -- was paranoid and delusional. She could have been a harm to self or others! Why didn't they check up on her? When she disappeared, why didn't they check her computers for emails or info that could lead to her? Did they even check her cell phone?

Even if you think Matt Palmgren is innocent of everything under the sun, that is STILL unprofessional behavior from law enforcement. This is absolutely undeniable.

July 8, 2011 at 10:05 p.m.
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