I have followed the tragedy of Morgan Ingram for nine months. Over this period of time my view of Morgan’s mother Toni Ingram has evolved.
I always viewed the stalking story dubiously but in the beginning I saw Toni as a grieving mother whose obvious inability to grasp simple logic was interfering with her ability to come to terms with her daughter’s suicide. A foolish and simplistic conclusion borne of, I am ashamed to say, my own intellectual arrogance.
Over time, my opinion has done a complete 180. I no longer believe Toni is struggling to come to terms with her grief. I now believe she wears her grief like a badge. She revels in the sympathy it brings her and she will do anything necessary to ensure it continues.
Toni Ingram is not like most of us. I believe she operates without the burden of a conscience telling her what is right and what is wrong.
Here is an example:
Yesterday I blogged about Toni going to the police to say Mayra Martinez was calling on the phone and harassing her. To add credibility to her claim she provided falsified phone records (go here to read the piece in its entirety)
Now, I would imagine, most people, upon learning that the police knew they lied, would NOT turn around and expand upon that lie.
However, as we all know, Toni Ingram is not like most people. Not only has she continued to perpetuate her original lie, she has now added greater embellishment, calling on her supporters to report any calls they receive from Eugene Oregon (where Mayra lives) to local law enforcement. She has even gone as far as claiming Mayra’s business contacts have joined in the alleged harassment. For those who do not know, Mayra owns a crime scene cleanup business. Someone please tell me, how someone convinces their crime scene cleanup connections to assist them in harassing total strangers ? Maybe Toni doesn’t realize this, but in the real world people do not call upon their business contacts and ask them to break the law.; it tends to limit referrals.
Of course Toni doesn’t say these things through her own Twitter account. She uses one of her sock puppet accounts. Make no mistakes though, Toni Ingram controls all content tweeted through this user.
Let me cut to the chase:
Put up or shut up Toni. We challenge you to prove even one of the unfounded allegations made against us. If you believe we have called and harassed your supporters, prove it, post the phone records
However, it’s only fair that I warn you before you doctor any more records and take them to the police, doing so is a felony.
Title 18. CRIMINAL CODE
Article 8. Offenses – Governmental Operations
Part 3. BRIBERY AND CORRUPT INFLUENCES
Current through Chapter 430, Second Regular Session 2010
§ 18-8-306. Attempt to influence a public servant
Any person who attempts to influence any public servant by means of deceit or by threat of violence or economic reprisal against any person or property, with the intent thereby to alter or affect the public servant’s decision, vote, opinion, or action concerning any matter which is to be considered or performed by him or the agency or body of which he is a member, commits a class 4 felony.