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  R. Budd Dwyer - Suicide Live On Tape
Budd Dwyer was an American politician, born in 1939 in St. Charles, Missouri.
In the Dwyer case, news editors had to decide whether or not to air the graphic images live, in the middle of the afternoon, or to delay broadcast of the tape (or portions thereof) until the evening news.
Budd stuck the gun into his mouth, fired, and fell to the floor...
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  Budd Dwyer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Budd Dwyer was an American politician, born in 1939 in St.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1965 to 1970, the state Senate from 1970 to 1980, and state treasurer from 1980 to his death in 1987.
In the Dwyer case, news editors had to decide whether or not to air the graphic images live, in the middle of the afternoon, or to delay broadcast of the tape (or portions thereof) until the evening news.
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 R. Budd Dwyer@Everything2.com
Budd Dwyer was the Pennsylvania State Treasurer at the time of his death on the morning of January 22, 1987.
Dwyer was charged among numerous other allegations, with accepting a kickback of $300,000, which was never received, and was only found on a disk belonging to Torquato who had been given a plea bargain along with several other high level officials.
Perhaps Dwyer was indeed guilty of accepting a bribe, a kickback, but the one-sided trial that Dwyer was forced to endure was little more than a show trial and that in itself is enough of an injustice if America values a fair trial and justice.
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 Budd Dwyer - Encyclopedia Dramatica
Back then, Dwyer was the Treasurer of Pennsylvania when was he was convicted of receiving kickbacks and losing the state's official iPod.
Budd was faced with at least 100 years in jail and multiple kicks to the testicles, but did he puss out and let the man tell him what to do?
Budd Dwyer wannabe; killed himself at a public meeting, but there were no cameras running.
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Budd Dwyer's tragic public suicide has given many people the impression that he was a guilty man who took the easy way out.
The reason Budd earned the wrath of so many people was because he was the state treasurer and was very strict when it came to how the state funds were being used.
It's almost impossible to deny that Budd Dwyer was involved in the CTA case.
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 Budd Dwyer - FamousPicturesMagazine
On January 22, 1987 R. Budd Dwyer the State Treasurer of Pennsylvania held a press conference the day before he was to be sentenced for his conviction on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and racketeering.
Robert Budd Dwyer or Budd was born on Nov 21, 1939 in St. Charles, Missouri.
Dwyer was shocked at the verdict and viewed it as a crime against justice.
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 Action Park: Rapeman
Dwyer drew a.357 Magnum revolver from a manila envelope.
Dwyer, who was 47 years old, said he regretted that "the 'justice' system did not function properly in my case," and asked that Mr.
Dwyer and a former state Republican chairman, Robert B. Asher, were found guilty last month of 11 Federal charges stemming from the Pennsylvania Treasury Department's 1984 decision to award a $4.6 million contract to a California computer concern without taking bids.
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Dwyer was being accused by state prosecuters of accepting a kickback of $300,000 as it related to a tax bribe scheme perpetrated by John Torquato Jr, owner of a company called Computer Technology Associates.
Dwyer ultimately was convicted of the crime, after refusing to take a plea bargain offered by his attorney which would have reduced his jail time to 5 years, if Dwyer pleaded guilty to the crime, forfeit his position as Treasurer, and cooperate with the ongoing investigation.
As a captivated crowd of his staffers and local media looked on, Dwyer anxiously rambled through a prepared speech in which he reinforced his belief that he was innocent, and blamed his prosecution on his political enemies desire to make him the scapegoat of the crime.
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 Budd Dwyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Republican, Dwyer served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1965 to 1970 and the Pennsylvania Senate from 1970 to 1980.
Dwyer refused the offer, and was later convicted but continued to vehemently profess his innocence, as do others who were close to him [1].
Dwyer is buried in Blooming Valley Cemetery in Blooming Valley, PA.
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 Aint No Way to Go: Dead Man Talking   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dwyer had been scheduled to be sentenced today as a result of his conviction on conspiracy, mail fraud and racketeering charges.
Dwyer was charged with arranging to receive a $300,000 kickback in return for awarding the contract.
Dwyer made a point of asking aides to be sure to stay until the very end of the conference.
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 The Eisenthal Report: A Strange Case - R. Budd Dwyer
Budd Dwyer, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, called a press conference in Harrisburg, the state capital.
Dwyer's action was of sacrifice and a final desperate cry for change from a voice that was being silenced by people who were driven NOT by justice but rather personal gain.
Dwyer was a man who was committed to his family and his community and those whom he served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania State Senate, and as the Treasurer of the Commonwealth.
davideisenthal.typepad.com /the_eisenthal_report/2007/01/a_strange_case_.html   (4248 words)

 Budd Dwyer - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Budd Dwyer) was a politician from the state of Pennsylvania.
Dwyer's work is known for advocating political, economic, social, and racial equality as well as his raw descriptions of violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and conflicts with the law.
Budd Dwyer,Rob Liefeld Kermit the Frog, Pox, Khan Noonien Singh
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 Who is Bud Dwyer? [WARNING: not for sensitive people....] - Rap GodFathers Community
In late 1986, Budd Dwyer was charged with agreeing to receive a kickback of $300,000.
After handing out the envelopes, Dwyer opened a manila envelope and withdrew a.357 Magnum revolver, advising those in the crowd, "Please leave the room if this will offend you." Those in attendance cried out to Dwyer, pleading with him to put the gun down ("Budd, don't!" was heard on television.) Some tried to approach him.
Dwyer was declared dead at the scene at 11:31 a.m.
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Approximately ten days later Smith explicitly promised Dwyer $300,000 for the contract; of that sum, one-third would be a personal payment, one-third would be for his re-election committee, and one-third would be for the state party committee.
The attorney further testified about the difficulties Smith had in his negotiations with Dwyer; he explained that Smith urged petitioner to intercede with Dwyer and that petitioner assured Smith from time to time that he was doing so.
Count 1 further alleged that petitioner and Dwyer "would be corruptly influenced by various means and methods," including the offers of large political campaign contributions as well as money and other things of value (Count 1 Paragraph 3(f)), in exchange for which they would award FICA recovery contracts (id. Paragraphs 3(g) and (h)).
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 R. Budd Dwyer
Budd was a good and decent man. Budd was an honest man. He was framed for a crime he did not commit.
Budd was a friend and after his death I never felt the same about politics again.
Budd and I were not close until I was the coorinator for Roy Zimmerman for North Central Pa. Roy was running for State Attormey General on the same ballot as Budd was running on for State Treasurer.
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 this is the samaBlog » Not Saddam Hussein
Budd Dwyer was a longtime politician in the State of Pennsylvania, eventually making his way up to that of State Treasurer.
In 1987, at the age of 48, Dwyer was convicted of taking bribes and was to be sentenced to 55 years in prison, an effective life sentence.
The video begins with Dwyer handing out what would appear to be talking points for his press conference, but which are actually copies of his suicide note.
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 Scandal a familiar face in the hustings
Budd Dwyer, left, committed suicide after being convicted in a scandal while Dwyer was state treasurer.
Budd Dwyer's story represents the opposite end of the spectrum from Asher's and illustrates the profound damage that can be wrought by scandal.
In December 1986, he was convicted on five counts of mail fraud, four counts of interstate transportation in aid of racketeering, one count of perjury and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Budd Dwyer was a man. A fat man. He lived in PA as I once did.
He went on TV and professed his innocence before pulling a.357 from a manilla envelope and painting the walls with his brains.
Budd Dwyer, we salute you for television excellence.
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 IN BRIEF; Suicide on Camera - New York Times
LEAD: ''By the time you receive this letter,'' R. Budd Dwyer wrote, ''the office of State Treasurer of Pennsylvania will be vacant.
Dwyer shot and killed himself last week, watched by shouting, appalled reporters and recorded by television and newspaper photographers, his letter was delivered to Gov. Robert P. Casey.
Dwyer, 47 years old, had been convicted of bribery last month in connection with a $4.6 million contract awarded without bidding to a small computer concern.
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 R. Budd Dwyer (1939 - 1987) - Find A Grave Memorial
Dwyer was scheduled to appear on January 23, 1987, in front of a federal judge for charges of bribery, conspiracy to commit fraud, and five counts of mail fraud.
If convicted, Dwyer faced up to 55 years in prison, a fine of up to $300,000, and the loss of his job.
The day before these legal proceedings, Dwyer held a news conference to aprise the public of his status.
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 Budd Dwyer - Pacers Digest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I was recently introduced to the Budd Dwyer escapade the other day (April fools), and was suckered into watching the video.
I actually heard about it the other day on Howard Stern Radio cause Howard was talking about images he could not erase from his mind and the beheading video was number one Budd Dwyer was number 2 and some Scat (Poo) video he had seen was number 3.
Robert Budd Dwyer (November 21, 1939 –; January 22, 1987), or better known as R. Budd Dwyer, was an American politician born in St. Charles, Missouri.
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 Budd Dwyer - Mahalo
Budd Dwyer is currently a stub, a brief collection of the best links for this story.
Budd Dwyer on Google, Del.icio.us, Digg or elsewhere, and we can expand this result.
Guide Note: Pennsylvania politician Budd Dwyer, entangled in an embezzlement scandal while serving as the State's Treasurer, shot himself while holding a press conference on January 22, 1987.
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 I knew Budd Dwyer, I was at the trial
Now the legal standard requires not just that Budd might be guilty, or even that he looks pretty guilty, the law requires that he be judged before a jury of his peers to be guilty beyond a reasonable shadow of a doubt.
For Budd to have been guilty he would have had to agree to receive bribes and that would have to be established in a court of law.
Budd was facing reelection and it is reasonable that he would have done a big favor for the Chairman of the Dauphine County Republican Party.
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 Chronological Snobbery: The Legacy of Budd Dwyer
Budd Dwyer, an embattled Pennsylvania politician, took his own life in front of assembled journalists during a press conference.
Budd, don't!"I was standing on a chair between two television guys.
Dwyer brought the pistol back and held it in front of his chest and put the barrel into the top of his mouth.
www.chronologicalsnobbery.com /2008/01/legacy-of-budd-dwyer.html   (789 words)

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Dwyer pulled the gun from a bag and fired it into his mouth; it was one day before he was scheduled to appear before a federal judge for sentencing in a bribery-conspiracy scandal.
Up until that moment Dwyer had maintained his innocence on charges of conspiracy to accept campaign contributions in exchange for allegedly giving a Social Security overpayment recovery contract to John Torquato of Computer Technology.
Dwyer did what he did very purposely before the media, and if an artist chooses to use that public event as the raw material from which to create a powerful song, more power to them.
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 Journal of Mass Media Ethics
In late January, 1987, the State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, R. Budd Dwyer, shot himself to death in front of a dozen reporters and camera crews during a news conference in his office.
Analysis of the Dwyer tape and interviews conducted with Pennsylvania television news directors show that 18 of the 20 stations in the state that carry news used basically the same type and amount of footage in their evening newscasts.
The processing of the Dwyer story suggests that any ethical dilemmas faced by journalists during decision making were put aside for later consideration.
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