Matthew E. Puhl Is A Champion Of The American Justice System
We here at People You’ll See In Hell love e-mail. We get so much of it, and so much of it is…well…like this:
I noticed you have on your website a list of people and their offenses. I am writing to request that you remove the references to “Brenda Thiel” on your website. The American justice system is founded on the belief you are innocent until proven guilty; it goes without saying Brenda Thiel is thusly innocent of all charges. I’m sure you understand that we don’t want any defamation of character, but posting this page simply states that she is in fact guilty of the crime for which she hasn’t yet been indicted. I am directly representing the family in these matters, and would like to get this resolved without taking further actions. I have no problems with your site, or any of the content posted here, just trying to keep us all honest. If she is found guilty you may say whatever you like about here, but until then . . . Please feel free to respond to this address with any further inquiries.
Matthew E. Puhl
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And of course, the great thing about e-mail is the fact that you can reply. Like this:
I noticed that you have a problem with our article on Brenda Thiel. While we appreciate your concern with ensuring the American Justice System runs as it should, we would like to take this time to point out that that we are not, as far as we know, trying Brenda Thiel’s case. We would also like to point out that Brenda Thiel, who worked in the Winnebago County’s Child Welfare Division, is now a subject of interest to the media, due to the seriousness of her charges and the odd nature of same. Because the crime that Brenda Thiel has been accused of is being reported on and written about through a large number of media outlets, and because we consider ourselves to be a media outlet (albeit a silly and tasteless one), we respectfully refuse to remove the references to Brenda Thiel from our website.
We also would like to take this time to make fun of you.
The American Justice system was not founded on the belief that you are innocent until proven guilty. If it was, we would not have the bail and bond system that is in place, because everyone would be free, free, free to walk around until the prosecution managed to prove their case. In fact, nowhere in the United States Constitution does it explicitly state that presumption of innocence is particularly important. Presumption of innocence is really only one interpretation from the 5th, 6th and 14th Amendments. It would be more correct to say that in the American Justice system, you are “not guilty” until found “guilty,” especially with the word “innocent” being so fraught with moral connotations.
Seriously, you sound like a complete moron when you say:
It goes without saying Brenda Thiel is thusly innocent of all charges.
Brenda Thiel stated to police that she killed her son Caleb. Brenda Thiel told her mother that she had hurt Caleb. Brenda Thiel went into a great amount of detail about why she killed her son Caleb.
While People You’ll See In Hell cannot try and convict Brenda Thiel, we can put her story in front of the court of public opinion and allow the opening of a discourse about religion and how it can negatively affect both its practitioners and those around them. We can also allow people who are interested in Brenda Thiel’s story to see how other people feel about the situation, through the polling system in place on our website as well as through the comment system on the website.
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