Creative Destruction

August 17, 2006

Ramseys Innocent, Karr Confesses To Slaying JonBenet

Filed under: Current Events — Robert @ 11:09 am

Jeff over at Protein Wisdom has a good wrapup of the case.

My thoughts:

Although as far as I can remember, I never publicly commented on the case, I owe the Ramseys a mental apology for assuming their guilt. I didn’t give them the benefit of the doubt in my heart. (And no, SBW, this doesn’t mean I’m recanting what I’ve said about OJ; even giving him the benefit of the doubt, I think he’s guilty.) Sorry, Mr. Ramsey. Sorry, Mrs. Ramsey.

Secondly, I think Matt Stone and Trey Parker owe the Ramseys an abject apology. I didn’t give them the benefit of the doubt in my heart; South Park came right out and called them murderers on national TV. Despite the crudity of their work, I think Matt and Trey have a degree of intellectual integrity, and I think the killer’s confession puts an onus on them to apologize for further ravaging the Ramsey’s reputation. I have high hopes.

(Edited to fix links and improve some construction; no substantive changes made.)



  1. Presuming people innocent means never having to say you’re sorry.

    Comment by Daran — August 17, 2006 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

  2. As soon as I read this “I owe the Ramseys a mental apology for assuming their guilt”, I started to look for the comment button to ask about O.J. Then, lo and behold, I get to the next few sentences and you beat me to the punch!

    LOL, it’s cool. Just wait and see.

    Comment by SBW — August 17, 2006 @ 8:51 pm | Reply

  3. Yeah, I’m sure the real killer will turn up at the Brentwood Country Club any day now, and OJ will get him. 😛

    Comment by Robert — August 17, 2006 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

  4. Don’t be so quick to let this guy take the blame. Isn’t it a little weird that they find him 10 years later? And the story doesn’t really add up- he said something about taking her from school. But she went missing on Christmas- why would she have been in school that day or even the day before?- And remember the weird evidence about the Ramseys. After Jon Benet went missing, the police never looked in the Ramsey house. Suddenly, her father comes up from the house and said he had found her in the basement?! Why didn’t they check there in the first place when they couldn’t find her? I do think there was another party involved, but the Ramsey parents are definitely in on it too.

    Comment by eas — August 17, 2006 @ 11:52 pm | Reply

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