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Thanks For Owning Up at The Diner [at] Penda’s Realm - Cookies - the coin of Penda’s Realm.
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Thanks For Owning Up

This bears mentioning, not because I’m down on the Wanglers or kleptomaniacs or rich people who think they’re above the law.

Recently this country executed a man responsible for co-founding one of the deadliest gangs in America; he killed a bunch of people, got caught, spent several years on death row and died - but not once did he own up to what he did. Not once. He claimed innocence all the way to the end. He wrote children’s books warning them away from the evils of gang violence, but he refused to be responsible, which in my opinion is kin to talking out of your ass. That kind of action says, “stay out of gangs, kids - but if you get caught, remember as long as you look sorry without every admitting wrong, people will believe the lie.”

Suzanne Wangler could have plead innocent, gone to trial, spent a bunch of money, all in the hopes of walking away from this.

But she didn’t. She owned up to it, admitted to what she did and will be sentenced in January. She says she did it for her family, but really I want to think she did it because it was the right thing to do - this is what happens when mommies and daddies fuck up: they admit they were wrong and they face the consequences.

I’m not taking back anything I said previously, I don’t do that. This is my record and I let it stand.

But I do want to say bravo, Suzanne. It takes balls to do that, and yours (for now) are a little bigger than a feared dead gang member.

“Innocent until proven quilty” shouldn’t be a direct challenge to authority. That’s not what it was intended for.

Former reporter pleads guilty to retail fraud-Royal Oak’s Suzanne Wangler will get a year of probation after market reports shoplifting attempt.

BERKLEY — On Tuesday, Wangler, 41, of Royal Oak, was the subject of a story, as she appeared before Berkley 45A District Judge William R. Sauer and pleaded guilty to a charge of retail fraud.

The offense, a misdemeanor normally punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine, is related to a Nov. 11 incident at Westborn Market on Woodward in Berkley, in which employees said Wangler attempted to shoplift a cart full of more than $600 in food and other merchandise.

Wangler is free on personal bond and due back in court Jan. 28 for sentencing. Cross said Wangler would be put on a 12-month probation and must agree not to return to the Westborn Market for a year. If at the end of that period, Wangler had not broken any laws, the matter would be dismissed.

Cross said on Nov. 11 store employees approached Wangler “past the point of purchase but still inside the store” because they didn’t believe she intended to pay for the purchases.

“By the time police got there, she had left the cart there full of food, merchandise and gifts and drove off in a gold Lexus SUV,” Berkley Police Chief Richard Eshman said.

7 Responses to “Thanks For Owning Up”


  1. 1 thinkingman's Babe Dec 16th, 2005 at 3:41 am

    Really now. Tookie Williams said he did not kill the people they claimed he killed so he refused to lie and say he did. Which “owning up” to what he did would have been the equivalent…THAT SAID…YOUR PRESIDENT ON THE VERY SAME DAY TOOKIE WILLIAMS DIED ADMITTED 30,000 IRAQI CIVILIANS DIED PLUS 2,000 AMERICANS FOR THE WAR HE CREATED (BASED ON LIES) AND HE SHOWED NO REMORSE. None!!!

    So, my dear, what does that say? If you’re a psychopathic super rich dude from old money who can buy the presidency, shit, you can do whatever you damn well please. Oh yeah, those 30,000 dead at the hands of Bush…we’ll make it 100,000.

    Welcome to America!

  2. 2 Babe Dec 16th, 2005 at 3:42 am

    Really now. Tookie Williams said he did not kill the people they claimed he killed so he refused to lie and say he did. Which “owning up” to what he did would have been the equivalent…THAT SAID…YOUR PRESIDENT ON THE VERY SAME DAY TOOKIE WILLIAMS DIED ADMITTED 30,000 IRAQI CIVILIANS DIED PLUS 2,000 AMERICANS FOR THE WAR HE CREATED (BASED ON LIES) AND HE SHOWED NO REMORSE. None!!!

    So, my dear, what does that say? If you’re a psychopathic super rich dude from old money who can buy the presidency, shit, you can do whatever you damn well please. Oh yeah, those 30,000 dead at the hands of Bush…we’ll make it 100,000.

    Welcome to America!

  3. 3 Penda Dec 16th, 2005 at 9:09 am

    You posted twice - and I’m going to let both stand since they’re both so amusing.

    If you want to argue intelligently, fine - however strung together tangents won’t make an argument. Neither do all caps, but I guess you learn things differently in MN.

    The point you’re missing however is that while President Bush started a war based on lies, he has at least admitted that it is his responsibility. Doesn’t make him a hero but he’s finally admitted that he was wrong. That’s a big step for Monkey Boy. I’m guessing his handlers were knocking back vodka with Paxil chasers when he let that one slip. Tookie while claiming he’s done nothing wrong, is also responsible for killing thousand of people, yet it’s not his fault he co-founded one of the deadliest gangs in America. He bragged about killing people before he was caught, but now he’s innocent? Ooo - don’t blame Tookie, he writes children’s books.

    Yeah, you know what - John Wayne Gacy was a clown.

    Whatever, chickie.

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