This is the last thing I am going to say about this runaway bride bullshit (unless someone says something so indefensible I can’t control myself), which has, in my opinion, sucked entirely too muchtime out of my life and everyone elses. Thanks cable news.
Calls to prosecute Jennifer Wilbank, the runaway bride, can only be attributed to a petty desire for revenge. While Ms. Wilbank did technically break the law in New Mexico, it was only for an hour, and the authorities who have the right to prosecute, that being the New Mexico area DA and the Feds, have all declined to do anything in the matter. There is no reason to to prosecute in GA because she committed no crime there. She did not file a false report, she did not call their 911.
As such, claims like this are simply specious:
“She should be charged because she lied about her kidnappers- how many Mexican men might have been pulled over and questioned.”
None were. Period. By that logic, every gun owner in America should be charged with murder. After all, how many people COULD BE shot with those weapons?
The notion that Ms. Willbanks owes society anything more than an apology offends me. She doesn’t owe anything for the search for her. This isn’t like Susan Smith, who alerted the authorities that her children were kidnapped when she had murdered them, and thus, the authorities wasted thousands of man hours searching for them.
No one in the United States is obligated by law to tell their parents, friends, and fiance where they are all the time. That resources were wasted looking for her is a shame, but not a crime. That is why we pay taxes to pay the police- to police the state, not for a police state.
You have all the right to be mad at her for whatever silly reasons you can muster, although your anger would be better placed at CNN and the other idiots in cable television who have now wasted a week of airtime discussing this absurd non-issue. Your right for misplaced anger is firmly in place, but you have no right to use the justice system as a vehicle for petty revenge and payback because you were hoodwinked into giving a shit about something that was none of your damned business.
Now lay off this damned woman, who clearly needs space, sympathy, and therapy, and grow the hell up.