Riley Gaul’s new home.
A couple of jail notes on Riley Gaul, from his location at the Roger D. Wilson facility on Maloneyville Road, in East Knoxville. I mention this as Riley’s hearing is tomorrow, December 2, 2016, unless it’s been rescheduled. (Update: Riley waived the hearing. Will go to the Grand Jury.) A little about those details, and four, unreturned calls to Knoxville County spokesperson, Martha Dooley, later.
Meanwhile, learned the following:
- Riley Gaul was not on any kind of “Suicide Watch.”
- No one has beaten him up. Yet.
Meanwhile, Emma Walker’s friends and teachers responded
One friend of Emma Walker directly responded to Riley Gaul’s Twitter project attempt to distance himself as a suspect in Emma’s murder.
Also, one of Emma’s many teachers most eloquently remembered Emma Walker.
I mention this, because media coverage on Emma Walker, has not been in keeping with what Emma Walker deserved.
Media on Emma Walker: the lessening of Emma
Will begin with how the Knoxville News Sentinel emphasized Emma Walker’s murder. Emma was not mentioned by name. Neither was Riley. But football, was. Football was their lede. Football and basketball was the main feature throughout Knoxville News coverage.
(My complaint to the Knoxville News Sentinel, immediately followed.)
Emma had planned to be a neonatal nurse and participated in a Disaster drill.
It gets worse. The Knoxville Jail was no help either. This is our tax dollars, not working.
Days prior to the hearing I attempted to learn more information on Riley Gaul’s hearing. Would he be transported, or would the County want to save time and money and conduct the hearing by video. The basics. Telephoned four times. Not a single call was returned. Folks, this is their job. Martha Dooley works in Media Relations. It’s how she earns her living.
But before I took Martha not doing her job, I did a little research. Bingo.
Martha Dooley sucks – at taxpayer expense
Here’s Martha on camera – not addressing why she was non responsive to repeated requests, from citizens, then mischaracterizing the individual’s intentions.
Apparently Martha’s job is not to speak to the public about concerning information the public likely has a right to know.
See Martha’s non-response to coverage of two fired, deputies, below, although the Sheriff said:
“This investigation found that you conducted yourself in a manner that was notoriously disgraceful and of such a nature morally and ethically that rendered you unsuitable as an employee,”
Pretty strong stuff!
Why taxpayers allow Martha Dooley to behave in this manner is beyond me. But why media allows it, is egregious.
(Second Update: Martha Dooley telephoned me on December 2, claiming no prior knowledge of any calls.) Did she not figure on phone records? I suggested she review the voicemails I left, including with her assistants, and check back.
My next piece will feature women targeted by men who claim to be heavily involved in becoming better Christians.