HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Want to do something abou...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:57 PM

Want to do something about the murdered cat? File an FCC complaint.

From Reddit:

Kermit Womack is radio talk show host who publicly released the addresses of politicians he opposed on his radio show. While he is not directly responsible for the killing of the cat or its use in a hate crime, he helped enable and encouraged (to a certain degree) actions against these political figures.
Contact the FCC and file a complaint. Kurm-am's licence expires in a month.
File complaints here Make a online complaint - it's easy and fast.
Here is the radio station.
edit: More information about Kermit's involvement in the cat killing. Leave out the date of the complaint and just add a detailed explanation of his involvement - they can't ignore the complaints if they get bombed with them.

Here's the Reddit link - it has links to the FCC complaint page and details about Womack's involvement.

http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/ot9ov/arkansas_democrat_campaign_managers_family_cat/c3k0boh

20 replies, 2663 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 20 replies Author Time Post
Reply Want to do something about the murdered cat? File an FCC complaint. (Original post)
REP Jan 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Jan 2012 #1
lonestarnot Jan 2012 #2
REP Jan 2012 #3
BeHereNow Jan 2012 #4
onenote Jan 2012 #5
BeHereNow Jan 2012 #7
onenote Jan 2012 #8
BeHereNow Jan 2012 #9
REP Jan 2012 #10
Honeycombe8 Jan 2012 #6
Jim Lane Jan 2012 #11
BeHereNow Jan 2012 #12
Honeycombe8 Jan 2012 #20
REP Jan 2012 #13
BeHereNow Jan 2012 #14
Bluenorthwest Jan 2012 #15
BeHereNow Jan 2012 #16
Bluenorthwest Jan 2012 #17
KamaAina Jan 2012 #19
renate Jan 2012 #18

Response to REP (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:07 PM

1. I just did. Thank you.

that f'king pisses me off.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to REP (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:12 PM

2. K & R and bookmarking for later to do just that!

Thanks!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to REP (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:34 PM

3. Kicking due to SOTUS traffic

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to REP (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:06 PM

4. Done and shared on FB with AngryBlackLady.com blog about the same.

http://www.angryblacklady.com/2012/01/23/stochastic-terrorism-in-arkansas/

This station need to face charges for inciting this crime.
BHN

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BeHereNow (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:09 PM

5. Going to be hard to make charges stick without even a date on which the incitement took place

The complaint form asks for the date of the broadcast, but no one seems to know when it was.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onenote (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:17 PM

7. The date doesn't matter- the enormous amount of press on it does.

The story is well documented- I included press links with my
compliant to the FCC.
There is no question as to the source of the broadcast, so the date really
doesn't matter.

BHN

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BeHereNow (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:19 PM

8. It does if you're going to try to get someone charged with a crime

or even to lose their license.

I've practiced before the FCC for three decades. And while the FCC doesn't "require" a tape or transcript, as a practical reality, having specific proof of the complained of broadcast definitely does matter

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onenote (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:29 PM

9. I think in this case, with federal involvement and investigation

The details will be revealed with investigation-
I think the point of filing the complaint is to turn up the heat on
the investigation.
BHN

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onenote (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:33 AM

10. I believe there are details linked within that post/thread I posted

There was when I first read it, but stuff does get edited.

I understand how the FCC works, and I know inundating it with complaints will get attention.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to REP (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:11 PM

6. Did someone break into his house, or was it an outside cat? If outside...

well, cats should be inside. In my neighborhood, some crazy went around the neighborhood and murdered outside cats. It was awful. Pure evil.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:44 AM

11. I don't think pet management policies are relevant here.

Some people let their cats out, while others keep them inside. If you let the cat go out, you accept the risk of an accident with a car, but not the risk of intentional animal cruelty.

Suppose the radio station publicized the home address of a Democratic campaign worker, and somebody went there, broke in through a window, and vandalized the house. No one would say that the owner should have had iron grillwork over the windows. The fault is that of the vandal and, IMO, of the broadcaster who facilitated and implicitly encouraged the vandalism.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jim Lane (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:07 AM

12. I concur- people who opt to let their Kitties have sunshine is not the point.

As I said earlier- I DO let my fur people out for a few hours each day-
AFTER the Coyote hour AM, as I call it, and back in BEFORE the Coyote hour PM.
At most, they will go one yard away- but always stay close enough to my
open fencing to get in the yard quickly if danger looms.
They have a fierce protector in my Jindo dog- she considers them
litter mates, family members and the Jindo is known for it's protective nature of
property and its people both two and four legged.

I am ALWAYS home when my fur people are outside and would never leave them
outside when I am not home. They are trained to come when I whistle and I don't
worry too much about them because I know they don't go far and always come when I call.

All of that being said- the point of the atrocity in Arkansas is that NO ONE should
have to fear acts of brutality against their family members!

How long before this person harms someones' child because they let them ride their
bike around the neighborhood?

I hope the FBI shuts this radio station down and finds the sociopath who committed this
horrendous crime.

NO one should have to fear violence against their loved ones because some
HATE TALK radio host encourages violence against them

To me, this case is no different than Sarah Palin's "targets" on her FB page
which I am fairly certain resulted in the shooting of Gabby.

Enough- we have to let these people know we will not accept calls to violence
by people like Palin or this kook in Arkansas.

BHN

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jim Lane (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 07:59 PM

20. That is precisely the point. If what you care about is the cat. But if all you care about is the

radio, then to hell with the cat, right?

It could've been ANY crazy that would kill an outside cat. For any insane or evil reason. If it happened to be someone who hates liberals, well, that's just one of many reasons a wacko would kill an outside cat.

Outside cats don't live that long.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:05 AM

13. Not really the point here.

It doesn't matter. What matters is filing a complaint with the FCC.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to REP (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:12 AM

14. Indeed- the FCC needs to be FLOODED with complaints about this station.

It will encourage a more thorough investigation and
involvement by the FBI.
That is how I want MY tax dollars spent this week.
I want them to catch the murderer and silence
the radio voice that incited his/her actions.
BHN

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to REP (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:45 AM

15. That station is a CBS afflilitate....

So CBS should hear the outcry as well. Contact CBS Radio here:
http://www.cbsradio.com/contact

I'd also say call your local CBS Radio Stations and let them hear it too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:48 AM

16. The FCC complaint form asks who the owner is-

I filled it in with "CBS affiliate."
Trust me, they have been notified.
BHN

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BeHereNow (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:02 PM

17. I still say dial the home office as well....

The FCC form will take time to get to the mother network, calling them or mailing them directly cuts out the wait time.
The form is also a must do, of course. This is a 'why not do this as well'. And the more memos running around the old network halls the faster they address the issue.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BeHereNow (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:33 PM

19. The licensee is KERM, Inc.

Hmmm... sounds like "Kermit"...

Also, they own a station in Russellville, KARV. I think the complaints should specify that station, as the cat murder occurred in Russellville.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to REP (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:21 PM

18. it's not just that the cat was murdered, heinous as that was

For the killer to know which cat belonged there, the house must have been watched. Maybe for a long time, and presumably repeatedly (first to figure out which neighborhood cat to kill by seeing it go inside, then at least one more time to go back to kill it).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread