Victimized boys rate no such sympathy
In November 2012, we reported on Christopher J. Wilson, a former Phoenix police detective accused of molesting two underage boys, 14 and 17.
This week, he pleaded not guilty to 10 felony counts of sexual conduct with a minor. Wilson was the police liaison to the Valley’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
In an article headlined, “Officer, held in teen sex, talks to Republic,” the Arizona Republic treats this admitted homosexual and sexual predator with kid gloves. It begins with a narrative-style recitation of how Wilson, “spends his days in a 12 -by 7-foot cell…pacing, reading and thinking about his life.” To create an aura of sympathy for this monster, readers of the daily are told he is “housed alone, for his own protection…confined to his cell for 23 hours a day, allowed outside for only an hour a day to a small recreation yard, where he says he looks at the freedom he used to have.” The article describes how he served in the Navy and chose law enforcement because he “loved serving the community.”
More to the point, it appears he loved having young boys of the community serve him.
“What I want the public to know about me is that I am not a monster, as the media is portraying me, said Wilson, who spent his 44th birthday in jail,” according to the report.
Ah, what a shame!
“I didn’t use my position to groom these individuals. I am just a normal person trying to live my life.” Although he purchased expensive gifts for his victims, he says, “I did this out of my own good will,” and expected nothing in return.”
This pathetic excuse for a newspaper goes on to recount the commendations, “glowing reviews” and “exemplary work” of this disgusting predator whose acts were correctly described by Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia as “a disturbing violation of our public’s trust.”
It takes reporter Cecilia Chan twenty-one paragraphs to get to the fact that Wilson acknowledges that he knew both boys were underage, and took the blame…although he neither admits nor denies the allegations. He does say he regrets what has happened. “I would have done things differently,” he said. “Losing everything that I love hurts.”
Count on this. What he really regrets is getting caught.
While the newspaper engages in empathetic coverage of this vicious predator, the lack of concern for his young victims is glaringly evident.
Gayness abounds at the República. The anorexic pages, lacking much in the way of actual news, are brimming with one of the newspaper’s favorite topics. Same sex agenda-driven propaganda stepped front and center with the newspaper back January 2008, when Randy Lovely took over as chief editor and VP of News at the daily newspaper.