MH has already said, he believes the film evidence. He will not believe a simple written and sworn to statement and a polygraph test that can be unreliable. There is nothing JG can do right now to make MH beleive him and that is why I don't think a sworn affidavit and a polygraph is warranted. What benefit is it to JG to do what is asked of him. Ask yourself, if JG did what MH is asking, would you believe JG and stop believing the film evidence? If so, then you must not accept the film evidence as complete truth now. JG's areement to take a polygraph test and sign a statement to his 40 year old memory will not stop many of the people from questioning what happened at Bluff Creek.
I don't think you understand that asking him to do these things is contrary to what our country was founded on. If he stands by his story, the ones that refute his story must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he isn't telling the truth. And I don't mean whether what we see on the ground is is pile or dung or not, or whether a certain guy was there or not. After 40 years, all our memories can fade on even traumatic days, that's why eye-witness testimony is not so credible after a certain length of time. Remember your high school graduation, most of the people that were there, you spent the better part of three, if not, four years with everyday during school, can you remember everyone you talked to that night. If not, why, that is a very memorable day in most of our lives. Could you remember every detail of what happened that night if you were asked to make a sworn statement, knowing that if you were mistaken, you could be held in contempt of court and prosecuted for perjury. I understand, to the ones making the claims it helps them show he isn't telling the truth, if he can't explain every detail, but I challenge you to remember every detail of one day 40 years ago in your life. No, I'm talking about physical evidence that actually connects JG to some sort of travesty of justice. If these were pre-historic indians and they were wiped of the face of the earth then I say, prosecute to the end of days. If this was an unidentified bipedal hominid roaming the backwoods of California, what exactly did allegedly he do that anyone of us, if given the chance, wouldn't do today
The power of Sworn affadavits should never be taken lightly, that's why our founding fathers were so demonstrative in their desire to make sure it wasn't used against the accused. Yes, he could do what you asked but why should he, our Constitution and Bill of Rights protect him from having to do it.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009, 8:37 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168