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Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Win, Lose or Draw, Godbehere Achieves His 15 Minutes..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen'


Richard Godbehere Jr. picture bottom left  at the second annual "Bring Your own Whine"
Luncheon.  Win lose or draw, Godbehere achieves  his 15 minutes of fame....


Aloha, check out my opinion article in the (04-09-13) edition of the Kaua'i Garden Island News,"Godbehere's 15 minutes."
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-tuesday-april/article_cd1fb15a-a0dc-11e2-8955-001a4bcf887a.html

This is what started this whole witch hunt;
http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/Kauai-man-arrested-after-police-see-drinking-driving-video/-/8905354/19398302/-/weys17/-/index.html  


Douglas Henry replied to my recent  opinion articlehttp://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-monday-march/article_3239afdc-9516-11e2-a3f0-0019bb2963f4.html about Mr. Richard Godbehere  Jr. getting arrested for posting a video of himself drinking and driving http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-tuesday-march/article_739e241a-95bd-11e2-bf34-0019bb2963f4.html  Please let me respond;

Yes Mr. Henry, I agree,  drunk driving is a serious offense, I feel it's despicable. Nobody ever said Godbehere was drunk, his offense is an open container violation not drunken driving. Even if a man of Godbehere's size had one beer he surely wouldn't be drunk.  

How can a court of law prove beyond a reasonable doubt  it's not cream-soda or any other of the thousands of soft-drinks on the market? Granted , it was in a beer bottle but how can you prove Godbehere did not empty the beer bottle and fill it with something else for the video? You can't and that's my point. My point is from a legal perspective, not a humanistic perspective.

This story and video have gone viral with social media, print media and television newscasts around the world.  If Godbehere is convicted which is highly unlikely, I believe  this case will go down in history just like Roe-v-Wade and be taught in law school s around the country. 

Win, lose or draw Godbehere achieved his fifteen minutes of fame and preserved rock-star stature in cyber space and social media.

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