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December 13, 2005


To the editor:

Does anyone else find the account of how Paul Mirecki was attacked odd? Were these assailants waiting all night outside his home on one of the coldest nights of the year to catch him going for an unplanned drive at 6 a.m.? Did they just happen to pass him in the dark, recognize him and decide to follow him? How is it that Mr. Mirecki, a 16-plus-year resident of Lawrence, doesn't know what road he was on? Who, after being tailgated on a cold dark country road by a "large" pickup truck, pulls over and gets out to see what the tailgater wants?

If these assailants were stalking Mr. Mirecki, why wouldn't they wear something to conceal who they were? According to the Journal-World, he said he didn't know them, which I take to mean that they weren't concealing their identity.

If these people were so interested in hurting Mr. Mirecki, how is it that he was treated and released from the hospital? It seems that someone who hated Mr. Mirecki enough to attack him, would have seriously injured him. If Mr. Mirecki was attacked, his attackers should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but the facts as reported in the Journal-World don't make much sense to me.

Terry Jacobsen,



b_asinbeer 12 years, 4 months ago

While you're at it, why don't you be the lawyer, the jury, and the judge....I'm sure you have the qualifications. (hint...sarcasm)

Richard Heckler 12 years, 4 months ago

Could these individuals have been stalking and planning?

craigers 12 years, 4 months ago

I do have to agree with the letter but treated and released doesn't always mean he had a scratch either. However, I thought the same thing about how badly he was injured if two guys jumped him. Usually if people start beating somebody up they don't stop for a little while and that would do some serious damage. Who knows? I think Mirecki's credibility is questioned because he ran off at the mouth on his email, but I don't know if there are many of us who haven't.

KayCee 12 years, 4 months ago

This letter brings out all the questions that 'thinking people' were asking when the report was first printed.

wonderhorse 12 years, 4 months ago


The man was beat up. What kind of questions do you have, other than the motivation?

girly 12 years, 4 months ago

I think you hit the nail on the head Terry. You said what a lot of people were thinking. It just doesn't make sense.

Terry Jacobsen 12 years, 4 months ago

So why is it that Mr. Jacobsen asks a perfectly sensible set of questions, but by asking the question he is somehow placing himself as lawyer, the jury, and the judge?

craigers 12 years, 4 months ago

You will get that a lot on this forum. If you question the integrity of a proponent of evolution then people get mad. Get used to it.

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