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Thursday, May 31, 2012

DA: I'd tell you, but then I'd have to...

Eight weeks ago, somebody got murdered in Wilkes-Barre.

As a direct result, just yesterday, somebody (a minor) who claimed to be with the victim at the time of said murder was taken away in handcuffs.

Yet, astonishingly, we are not yet allowed to know the particulars.

I know not of retooled juvenile laws and the like. But I do know that when a heart-sickened community convulses after an unimaginable death tears upon it's worn and faded fabric, that community demands answers, not legalese and and evasive double-speak.

A gun was fired.

A boy died.

A double-secret courthouse hearing was held.

The only reported eye-witness to the murder was taken away in cuffs.

So now all that's required is to have the pig-tailed district attorney take a couple of big chick steps.

I do understand that this is Luzerne County, where openness and truth play like a skinhead metal band at a gay wedding reception.

But gunplay and resulting deaths should not be shrouded in secrecy for any length of time, no matter what and no matter the age of the players.

No matter how it's spun, this is as confusing as it is troubling. I know it. You know it.

Later

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