@ Keith Allan Noble. Surely you can understand people would be …

Comment on Town council grapples with Falconio poster: Author hits out at Mayor Ryan by Barry Davis.

@ Keith Allan Noble.
Surely you can understand people would be divided and highly critical of the reward poster. Many people believe justice was served when Bradley Murdoch was found guilty and may view the reward as a cheap stunt to promote a book. People who feel Bradley Murdoch is innocent would naturally support the reward. I think Mr Ryan’s comments were quite reasonable and if you put yourself in his position you may understand why. Mr Ryan is the mayor of Alice Springs so he has every right to express his views about matters concerning the town. The posters were offensive to many people (Mr Ryan included) because in their opinion they believe justice was served and the case is closed. Therefore talk about a reward for a person assumed dead would seem bizarre and disrespectful. The posters were disrespectful of the Falconio family by labeling them as secretive. You also listed their address in the UK and Italy without their permission and you plugged your book. So I think under the circumstances Mr Ryan’s comments were justified.
Personally I have no issues with a reward being posted, providing its written in a manner that is respectful to the family concerned, no problem with a book being plugged either.
The Falconio family has not done anything to deserve the derogatory remarks being made about them, they have lost a son and deserve the utmost of respect and empathy. I think you have overstepped the mark and you owe the Falconio family a sincere apology.

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Town council grapples with Falconio poster: Author hits out at Mayor Ryan
@ Jack Smarts
Hi Jack, As I said in my last message: “Personally I have no issues with a reward being posted, providing its written in a manner that is respectful to the family concerned, no problem with a book being plugged either.” Jack you may or may not be aware but the reward poster is only a part of the issue. Before the reward was issued Mr Noble sent a stream of appalling letters (5 in total) to the Falconio family. Demanding they provide information and issuing ultimatums. They chose not to reply and this has angered Mr Noble. Now he refers to the Falconios as secretive.
So there is a lot more to this than meets the eye, it not just about a reward poster. For me personally I would like to see Peter found dead or alive, I would also like to see the Falconios treated with respect and empathy.
My agenda is I’m interested in this case and have been for 10+ years. I have created a web site about the case and correspond with a number of people who are also interested in the case. Its a hobby for me, one which I put a lot of time into. Mr Noble and I share opposing views. So that’s the story Jack, there is nothing going on, no agenda and I’m not part of any conspiracy to hide information about Peter.


Town council grapples with Falconio poster: Author hits out at Mayor Ryan
@Tuesday Myst
As we both know you are member of the ‘FREE Bradley Murdoch facebook group’ and have links to a member of Mr Murdoch’s family, so it’s no surprise that you would come out in defence of Mr Noble’s actions. It’s also no surprise that you would come out and make personalised comments about myself, as you have done on numerous occasions before. You won’t engage me in your [issues], so spare yourself the effort in trying. BTW: I believe my comments were directed towards Mr Crowley.


Town council grapples with Falconio poster: Author hits out at Mayor Ryan
@Mal Crowley
Hi Mal. I understand where you are coming from and I would agree with you if I had not discovered that almost all of the rumours in this case were based on media speculation and distortions. The contaminated blood story was based upon DNA samples taken from not just the blood, but rocks, stones and dirt from the side of the road.
Samples were also taken from under the vehicle and were found to have DNA from an animal, roadkill. The actual blood pool was not contaminated with animal blood, it was human and the DNA matched Peter Falconio.
That is just one of the many rumours that I found were false. There is a big difference between what Joanne actually said about her attack to what the media claims she said. A writer once claimed there were 12 inconsistencies in Joanne’s story, but in fact there are only two.
There are logical reasons for the way Joanne behaved but the media were not interested in what was logical only what was sensational. This case was not a set up or an insurance scam, there was no conspiracy. Yes, there was no body or gun and there was no spent cartridge either, but if the gun was a revolver then the cartridge would not be automatically ejected to the ground. The one thing the attacker could not get rid of was the blood. But he attempted to hide it by placing dirt on top of it.
The attacker cleaned the scene the best he could, he needed to buy time to make his escape. He was calculating and calm, he knew what he was doing.
I believe the media has a lot to answer for, especially the Daily Mail in Britain as they started speculating about the case from the word go.


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