Mr. Larson's information about me is not correct. There is no Deferred sentence and no probation as stated. Yes deferred prosecution and charges dropped. I did not plead guilty or nor was I found guilty. @GFtrib_JStrauss https://t.co/0lHy5nvYVa
— Bob Edwards (@BedwardsSheriff) December 31, 2017
On New Year’s Eve, a sleepy news day, Sheriff Bob Edwards tweeted Tribune reporter Seaborn Larson’s blatant inaccuracies to Tribune publisher Jim Strauss, who, to his credit, issued a swift correction.
Sheriff Edwards’ tweet does raise important questions, however. For instance, does Larson possess the mental agility to differentiate between a criminal sentence that is deferred or not? Does he know the difference between probation versus no probation? Can he objectively tell us the difference between a “guilty” versus a “not guilty” plea?
Or, does he simply have a hard on for law enforcement?
Remember when the Great Falls Police Department was at loggerheads with the Tribune over the Rescue Mission?
Who was the local reporter there, that GFPD felt it needed to publicly rebuke, in unprecedented fashion?