Friday, May 6, 2016

It Has Come to This: Part II

Here's a headline it must have pained the PDN to put into print:

Accusation of perjury leveled at Port Angeles Deputy Mayor; Jefferson County investigates

Though that, in a sense, says it all, let's give a little context for anyone new who's reading this.

An accusation of perjury against Port Angeles Deputy Mayor Cherie Kidd, based on her testimony at a March 29th city Ethics Board hearing, has led to an investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. In an April 8th complaint to the Port Angeles Police Department, Port Angeles resident Dale Wilson accused Kidd of falsely claiming that Councilman Lee Whetham "inflamed" residents who attended a February 2nd City Council meeting. Kidd later adjourned the meeting abruptly over what she testified were concerns for "public safety."

"For public safety purposes, it was not safe" Kidd testified.

Needless to say, for those who were at the meeting, or for those who watched the video(s) of that meeting, it is clear that Lee Whetham did no such thing. It's also plain to see there was no "clear and present danger" to public safety - other than the public pummeling Kidd's fragile little ego was taking.

This is an incredibly serious turn of events, and something that was completely, totally avoidable. But Gavel Gertie has brought this upon herself. Her refusal to listen, to apologize, or to bend in even the slightest way towards being contrite has led to this: She's charged with perjury. Police are investigating. And yes, Cherie, even the PDN has to report it - though they have, of course, disabled the commenting feature.

So what does the ever mush-mouthed and loquacious Cherie Kidd have to say about all this self-generated strife and shame?

Kidd did not return calls for comment Thursday.

Right.

Anyway, well done, Dale. And good luck. How are ad sales doing?

21 comments:

  1. CK should sell ads and I'm not kidding. There's no end in sight to the nonsense in PA so it's a potential gold mine. :D

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    1. Ads, no. Tickets to watch this circus? Maybe.

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  2. Ad sales are continuing apace, thanks for asking.
    Readers, be sure to tell our advertisers you appreciate their ad in Port O Call

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    1. YEs, please do. And be sure to tell local businesses which media outlets you'd PREFER to see them advertise in, just in case they think a certain truth-challenged newspaper is a good choice.

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    2. Boycott stores that advertise in the PDN. Writer letters to the owners and management telling them you won't shop there while they continue to advertise in the PDN.

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    3. I agree. I intend to. And, I'll be telling every one I know.

      Of course, looking at the pictures posted a day or so ago, it doesn't look like there is much business activity going on, to begin with. So, a boycott will be very effective.

      Get those fliers out, somebody!

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  3. It's even worse than you present it here, CK. Think about it. Cherie knew there was video evidence that contradicted her version of reality, but she lied anyway. Cherie also knew that Dale Wilson's complaint had been lodged, and that an investigation was underway, but she still colluded with Marie Wiggins to get her to file her (get back) ethics complaint.

    Every step of the way, Cherie has only dug in deeper and deeper, prolonging it all and making the whole thing bigger and bigger. She could have defused it by simply saying she was sorry and wouldn't do it again. Instead, she's the subject of multiple public complaints and one criminal investigation.

    She has made herself a laughingstock, at best. If that's what she's managed to do for her own personal image, just imagine what she's done to the image of the town. She's reaffirming every backwards, backwoods stereotype there is with her reactionary and abusive actions.

    Rough Rider much, Cherie? You're sure making it rough on the people who have to live here. You are an embarrassment. Please, for the good of Port Angeles, step down now.

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  4. Poor Cherie Kidd. Her famous steel panties are in a grievous knot!

    Boisterous citizens! In order preserve order and decorum, the PDN has disabled comments on this article.

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  5. How much is this insane woman willing to put the town through in her efforts to prop up her ego?

    She seems well and truly unhinged. Dingbat batshit crazy.

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    1. Senility is so sad.

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  6. I would think those of us that attended that meeting, and saw with our own eyes what actually happened, should stand up and contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's office, and offer up our testimony.

    What better way to help truth and accountability come to Port Angeles?

    And, BIG thanks to Dale Wilson. Once again.


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  7. Don't you just LOVE the way the PDN presents Cherie Kidds lies about Whetham as if they are fact? Her lying under oath testimony is printed without quotations, making it look like what Kidd said are an actual reporting of the events by the reporter writing the story.

    Once again, we see this piece of crap of a community news paper overtly trying to manipulate public opinion.

    What pisses me off is that by doing these kinds of things, the paper is making things worse for Port Angeles. Instead of helping the general population see the real problems, it instead does everything it can to hide the facts from the public, so it all can drag one endlessly. That the town's reputation is dragged down for months and years, instead of clearing up the problems, and showing anybody who cares that this town DOES care about corruption, honesty in our politicians, etc.

    But, obviously, the Peninsula Daily News does not care about Port Angeles.

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    1. PDN is but one of the 49 Sound Publishing newspapers, and Sound is owned by Black Press Ltd. of Surrey, BC, of which the majority owner David H. Black is a Murdoch wanna-be.

      Care about the community? Screw you they say.

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  8. Let not the Law look with an iron forehead upon Cherie Kidd, our Deputy Mayor. Hooray!

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  9. The Jeffco Sheriff investigation will be nothing but a waste of time. Perjury cannot be prosecuted unless the person charged actually admits to lying intentionally. Offering only one's (incorrect) recollection, is not perjury....

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    1. What is clearly lying under oath, then?

      Are we saying there is no rule of law? Why bother with the oath "under the penalty of perjury", if none of it means anything? Why bother with any of this charade of government, administration and laws, if it really doesn't mean anything?

      Maybe I should go commit some crime, and use "The Cherie Defense". "I didn't do what your video and a hundred witnesses say I did"

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    2. 3:36 is correct. No problem proving Kidd was wrong about what she says she saw. But you have to prove she knew different, and lied about it, and it was intentional. No, it is not proof when you say, "No one could have believed that." -- it is opinion, not an argument.

      Really, unless JeffCo finds that she gave someone an account that materially conflicts with her testimony, you got nuthin'.

      Even if they do, there is still another hurdle: it did not affect the outcome of that ethics charge. She was still found to be in violation.

      Read up on perjury and you will find that all these things really and truly matter.

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    3. Do you know how much I care about the way the laws are interpreted any more? Like, ZERO!

      Cherie Kidd and her cronies all stand up and decry what they see are the failings of current society. They stand for the old time virtues. Except, they don't really.

      Well, guess what?

      You all have taught me the supposed rules and regulations I thought we were all working with, mean nothing.

      So, plan accordingly. You want "No rules apply"? I can work with that.

      Be careful of what you wish for.

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    4. @ 3:36, the state perjury statutes were posted under the April 1 thread about her lies. A court can find knowledge of the falsity of the statement through many means, including circumstantial. One does NOT have to admit he or she lied in order to obtain a conviction.

      This story has legs.

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    5. 9:10, that's not where you should stop reading.

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  10. Perhaps perjury is more difficult to prove "intent", but slander isn't difficult at all. And, by throwing her fellow council member under the bus, she violated the city ethics code, again.

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