Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist
"9-year old Jessica Lunsford was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered in Florida, and convicted sex offender John Couey has confessed to the crime. In the days before Jessica's body was recovered, police visited a trailer close to Jessica's house and asked three people who were living there if they knew anything about the little girl's disappearance. The cops went back three times, but it wasn't until the third time that the three individuals admitted that Couey lived in the trailer. Consequently Couey has told the cops he was hiding in that trailer when the police came and the three protected him. Initially those three were charged with a crime, but those charges have been dropped by State Attorney Brad King. Talking Points believes that is outrageous. There's no question those terrible people should be charged with obstructing justice and perhaps aiding the crime of murder. Over the weekend we learned that little Jessica may have been buried alive, and investigators say she might have been alive at the time the police questioned the people in the trailer. Talking Points urges all fair-minded Americans to demand that Brad King and Governor Jeb Bush explain why the state is not charging these three people. Florida has a terrible reputation when it comes to protecting children, and the Jessica Lunsford case is another example of that. These people must be charged, and Americans must get involved."
Florida's Attorney General Charlie Crist joined The Factor with his view of the Jessica Lunsford case. "We're outraged too," Crist asserted. "You're going to see some legislation that will fill the holes that exist in Florida's criminal justice system. So that when you obstruct an ongoing investigation it will be a violation that can be prosecuted." Crist said he has no authority to order Brad King to prosecute Couey's acquaintances. "He's an independently elected individual and has the prosecutorial discretion to make those kinds of decisions." The Factor again expressed anger at the decision not to prosecute. "What do you say to Jessica's father? These three people are partially responsible for that little girl's death. You can't just let them walk around the state of Florida without being punished."