ALSO THE "WE THE PEOPLE/TREXPRESS" BLOGGER HAS DELETED ITS BLOG THAT FEATURED A STOLEN PHOTO OF TIM COLLINS OF THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT AND PASSED HIM OFF AS A US MILITARY PERSONNEL.
THAT BRINGS THE TOTAL TO 5 BLOGS THAT HAVE BEEN DELETED THIS WEEK AFTER BEING EXPOSED AS PHOTO ID THIEVES.
UPDATE I: Deceased policemen aren't the only victims of photo ID stealing. Here's a blog, "We The People/TREXPRESS" that uses a UK soldier's photo [Colonel Tim Collins of the Royal Irish Regiment] and attaches a litaney of lies to it.
Uncovering the deceptions continues as demonstrated in Pamela D. Hart's comments in the post below and, sadly, this new one.
This particular blog I found, The Thin Blue Line, is especially heartless.
The person who set it up stole a photo of an Oakland, California, police sergeant, Mark Thomas Dunakin, who was tragically killed in the line of duty on March 21, 2009.
According to the profile, this blogger started blogging in July of 2009, 4 months after Sergeant Mark Thomas Dunakin was murdered, and this is what the profile on the fradulent blogger says about himself, using Sgt. Dunakin's stolen photo:
"The Thin Blue Line
After spending 4 years serving Our country in the US Army, and then I attended Cornell University where I earned my degree, in Finance.... Finding that useless I became a member of the New York City Police force and hold the rank of sergeant. Also I'm the proud father of a Son who was recently deployed to Iraq, serving our country."
Lies, lies, damnable lies. Sgt. Dunakin does NOT have a son deployed in Iraq. Here is what the Oakland Tribune wrote about him after he died in the line of duty:
Traffic Sgt. Mark Dunakin succeeded at balancing family life, jobAmong the followers of this fradulent blog is our friend, the fake "Matt Rose" noted in the post below. Note the fake "Matt Rose" and the others who follow this blog and were taken in by the deceit of the sleazebag who set it up and desecrated the image and memory of a valiant police officer.
By Cecily Burt
Friends and colleagues say Dunakin was a man devoted to his wife, Angela, and children, Anthony, 15, Sienna, 13, and Patrick, 8, and equally dedicated to making Oakland a safer place.
I suggest you visit the blog before the despicable person who set it up comes to his/her senses and deletes it forever.
Also among those who thought this blog was "great:"
"The Wordsmith said...
You have a great blog her TBL, please keep it going, we need people like you around here.
July 30, 2009 7:48 AM "
Decent bloggers need to join with us and run these worthless imposters off of the internet.
Imagine the family of this fallen hero finding this unimaginable insult to Sgt. Dunakin's memory on the internet, adding to their pain and sorrow.
To the conservative bloggers who are honest and forthright: This sort of deceit reflects on all of you. You must shame the unconscionable rats who continue to infect conservative blogging with this shameful duplicity.