This is clearly a case of an executive director who is out of control, and a board which does not have the ability to rein him in.
Actually, no surprise to those of us with nonprofit expertise.
— skeptic In response to “Covington case postponed,” July 24-30:
There is one more aspect of this Covington person that keeps getting overlooked. Hasn’t it been established that he was once the bishop of a Mormon congregation in Utah? I wonder how many people he “helped” during that time. That is a very influential position for a person with his record. If it were a Catholic ex-priest who was going around supplying drugs at gay sex parties and injecting people, it would be splashed all over the front page of every newspaper in the country. Why has Mr. Covington’s case been kept so quiet? So many unanswered questions about this case, aren’t there?
— Another Friend
Hello, Ed: Maybe the trial was not a fair trial. However, for a person who allowed a child to decompose in his home and tell authorities and the child’s parents that he did not know where Jason was, well, I think the sentence was more than fair. If you could explain how Bill could take Jason’s parents on a make-believe field trip looking for their son knowing full well where he was, then I will read more of your comments. Until then, you really need to get a new hobby.
— frank e
Maybe the one who needs to find a new hobby is you! If you don’t like what Ed has to say, then don’t read it. Could it possibly be that because of the drugs and the shock and post-traumatic stress that Bill was only functioning under gross motor skill and was basically functioning like a robot? The psychiatrist that the court appointed to him thought so. So are you telling me that you know more about psychology that the court-appointed shrink? Maybe you should let the professionals give the diagnosis and keep your uneducated remarks to yourself. Because, from what you wrote, it seems that even if Bill didn’t commit murder, he should still serve life in jail for not calling authorities right away. Wow! That is a powerful statement you’re making. So, Bill is partying, and after Covington leaves, finds Jason’s body, freaks out, starts acting like a robot, and that is cause enough to send someone to jail for life? And don’t you even care that the person who may be the one responsible for killing Jason is still out on the streets? Even after drugging and raping yet another innocent young man! Come on! I hope that you were under the influence of something when you posted not one, but at least two or three postings that were exactly the same.
— Dear Frank E