Jennifer Wilbank, up until she lied, committed no crime. It is not illegal for someone to get on a bus and go to Las Vegas without telling her family and friends and fiance. There were no televisions on the busses, and she probably didn’t even know there was a hysterical media-driven man-hunt for her.
However, Wendy Murphy, appearing now on CNN, suggested that in her viewpoint, Wilbank should be prosecuted for lying to the police and then forced to repay all of the costs associated with the search for her.
When it was pointed out by, of all people, Bay Buchanan, that the crime was the false report, and any search prior to that was not on the part of any criminal wrongdoing, and thus Wilbank could not be forced to repay the costs, Wendy said she should be charged and put on probation and forced to repay the search costs anyway.
So, in the weird world of Wendy Murphy, if you run from an abusive husband and go in hiding for a few days, if the police look for you, you should be charged with a crime and forced to repay the police.
If you are a college student, and you go camping for four days, and forget to parents, get ready to go to jail when you get back home
Wendy Murphy and Nancy Grace and these law and order Nazi’s have got to be stopped.
Whatever happened to the sensible and pretty damned good looking Lis Wiehl? I don’t always agree with her politics, but she had a degree of common sense that is missing from the loudmouths like Grace and Murphy.
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Listen up, Mrs. Murphy. Adults are speaking.