The CMP lead investigator, David Daleiden will now face charges for two counts: One for “tampering with a governmental record” (felony) and the other for "violation of the state’s prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs" (misdemeanor).
Aside from the fact that we officially live in a world where the slaughter and selling of innocent, helpless humans is excusable - but the exposing of such evil is not -- those who are so blindly cheering on Planned Parenthood over the Grand Jury decision should take pause. At the very least, they should ask what this means for the future of "citizen-journalism".
As pointed out by journalist Wes Walker, "Suppose this wasn’t a hidden-camera expose on the 'beloved' Planned Parenthood? What if it were an expose on corrupt Banking practices, or illegal mining practices? Something that would be swept under the rug unless it could be shown that the executives themselves were knowingly part of it. What approach besides this one could be used to expose them? And would such journalists — whose sole aim it was to expose these practices — be subject to prosecution for trying to prove they exist? Because that’s what happened here."
The other question is, where was the criminal intent on the part of David Daleiden? He was merely acting as a supposed fetal tissue buyer. He didn’t go through with any actual transaction. He just got Planned Parenthood officials to admit on camera that they themselves engaged in this heinous illegal activity.
This all sounds like a classic case of personal politics to me. One of the prosecutors in the DA's office involved is purportedly a PP Board Member and PP probably knows Daleiden will never get convicted – but he will likely be bankrupted over this.
David Daleiden has given his own response to the ruling and its implications. It’s well worth the read. Here is an excerpt:
My guess is this is a gross misuse of the office and will be thrown out. The fact they indicted the investigator and not Planned Parenthood is the giveaway since, as stated earlier, there was no actual intent to deal in body parts by the investigator, whereas Planned Parenthood clearly demonstrated its actual involvement in dealing in body parts. Then again, Planned Parenthood receives more than a million dollars a day from taxpayers. It's the darling of anti-life liberals who will do anything to protect it. But I have faith that truth and justice will prevail - if not in our time, then surely in God's.