I finally had a chance to watch the DVD; something that required baby steps the whole way through. Power, powerful stuff.
I know I mentioned it before but, your dad’s 180 from the, “cops are in control” is nothing short of remarkable. At his age and with the mindset he accepted for decades, it would have been easier, more comforting anyway, to remain status quo. Instead, he got on the horse you brought to him and he has taken the reins like a cowboy (wow, that was a painful simile. .. sorry). To liken you to the girl who kicked the hornet’s nest is dead on.
It would be impossible to lay this out in any cohesive chronology. I think of this whole like more like a jellyfish. A gelatinous blob that floats along the currents; tentacles that dangle from the core, intermingling, tangling, and threatening anyone who dares brush against it. Very little of what was presented was new to me and what was new was mostly information I had forgotten. So, with none of this “earth shattering” in and of itself, the DVD still managed to shake me awake once again.
It’s one thing to have been there is real time. To have the email exchanges, the telephone conversations and information sharing take place as they happen was bad enough but, to watch the same events unfold in 6 hours was numbing. In that context how could anyone NOT recognize the massive mess-ups, cover-ups and general haphazard, slip-shot investigative efforts. Good God people, talk to each other!
The presentation hits its mark over and over. The intent is not to nail Chris Busch but to use that particular tentacle as an example of just how inept the investigation was and how devious Jessica Cooper must be. The usual suspects are having their fits that it failed to focus on anyone else, information was wrong and that “whoppers” were told.
None of this serves to bring the case forward, though. Your father deserves answers. You, Chris and Mark deserve answers. The public deserves answers. It would be so simple if those in control would just talk to each other and stop trying to cover their own asses. I am reinvigorated and recommitted. What can I do? I will do it. I’m ready. . .let’s go.