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Old 05-20-2010, 07:19 PM   #31
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I was watching this case the other day and reading this thread it made me think how in fiction and non-fiction one of the few advantages for cops in a cold cases have is time people change, relationships change and that how the case is going to be solved if it is going to be. The Guy driving the car was accompanied by a young girl it sound like a GF/Wife and she would know who the ugly guy was and chance are they either broke up or divorced if AMW or another show ran a segment today on this case I think by now someone a mother, brother,sister or friend have heard from the GF what happen and would call in and as foolish and wrong as it sounds people try to forget or move on from the terrible times in their lives but with shows like UM and AMW these people grow a conscience and report what they know to the police. I hope this happens it would be the best case sanario but it sound like the cops did not try hard enough not that we could ever know but it sounds like the victims think that.
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I was watching this case the other day and reading this thread it made me think how in fiction and non-fiction one of the few advantages for cops in a cold cases have is time people change, relationships change and that how the case is going to be solved if it is going to be. The Guy driving the car was accompanied by a young girl it sound like a GF/Wife and she would know who the ugly guy was and chance are they either broke up or divorced if AMW or another show ran a segment today on this case I think by now someone a mother, brother,sister or friend have heard from the GF what happen and would call in and as foolish and wrong as it sounds people try to forget or move on from the terrible times in their lives but with shows like UM and AMW these people grow a conscience and report what they know to the police. I hope this happens it would be the best case sanario but it sound like the cops did not try hard enough not that we could ever know but it sounds like the victims think that.
You hit the nail right on the head. If there is any hope of solving this one, it lies with the female that was in the car with that piece of human waste that perpetrated this racially motivated crime.
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I'm a fan of the tv series Dexter, and the redneck who did this ranks as one of the many individuals I'd like to see shrink wrapped to Dexter Morgan's table.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:57 AM   #34
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I actually think, if the witnesses who appeared on the segment are still around, the ******* could be charged with 2nd or 1st degree murder. Premeditation would be harder to prove, but if several witnesses say they saw the car clearly driving out of control, repeatedly riding the bumper and ramming the side of the car, it can be argued that there was an intent to murder. I would have no doubt, esp. with the heinous nature of this tragedy, that the district attorney would do all it could to try this as a capital murder.
I was just thinking this myself. Grady Alexander, the guy interviewed in the segment who was driving in the other lane was a young man when this case was first featured. Surely he is still around.
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when i first saw the segment, someone on youtube was saying that maybe the boys did something that angered the driver.

as for me, that COULD be true, but i dont think that was it. i think the driver did seen the kids somehow, someway. saw them and made a BAD assumption that the boys were nothing but "young, black punks" and decided to teach them a lesson in a cruel way, so yes, i think the crime was racially motivated and i think he looked down on them.

and sadly, unless someone tells on him or they find some unknown evidence this guy will never likely be caught. catching hit and run criminals is usually tougher.
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this is one of those segments that makes one very ill.
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Yes this case was very unfortunate and I believed racially motivated. I don't believe they will ever get the scum that did it. Only way he would get caught is the woman, she hasn't come forward by now. So I don't see it happening. But he and she will get it, Karma always come back around.
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I wonder if they were run off of the road because of a drug debt that they didn't pay. Or maybe Rob Shafer was the culprit. Just kidding.

In all seriousness, the UM write up on this case has this line (and I think it was in the original segment too):

"Because of a lack of evidence, the police were reluctant to treat the incident as a crime."

What does this imply? They weren't looking for the driver because they didn't believe that he ran them off of the road?
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In all seriousness, the UM write up on this case has this line (and I think it was in the original segment too):

"Because of a lack of evidence, the police were reluctant to treat the incident as a crime."

What does this imply? They weren't looking for the driver because they didn't believe that he ran them off of the road?
Perhaps the authorities operated under the assumption that the victim/witness statements alone wouldn't be enough to prove anything (seems absurd to me, but just throwing out ideas - wonder what kind of evidence one would look for and need in a case like this and how much of it too?) ??

Otherwise, I'd say it's pretty clear cut what that statement implies.
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I wonder if they were run off of the road because of a drug debt that they didn't pay. Or maybe Rob Shafer was the culprit. Just kidding.

In all seriousness, the UM write up on this case has this line (and I think it was in the original segment too):

"Because of a lack of evidence, the police were reluctant to treat the incident as a crime."

What does this imply? They weren't looking for the driver because they didn't believe that he ran them off of the road?
I really don't want to seem like I'm victim blaming or downplaying the seriousness of what happened, but the bottom line is we really don't know the driver's intent.

I think the default assumption is that this was a race related hate crime because that is the way the segment painted it, but when you look at the known facts, there really is no way to prove intent here. Perhaps that is why the police were reluctant to view this as a crime.
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My first reaction to that line is that the cops thought it sounded too difficult to investigate (and too unlikely to solve) and they didn't want to put it on the books as a crime for those reasons.

Or they could've been racist. Either way.
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I really don't want to seem like I'm victim blaming or downplaying the seriousness of what happened, but the bottom line is we really don't know the driver's intent.

I think the default assumption is that this was a race related hate crime because that is the way the segment painted it, but when you look at the known facts, there really is no way to prove intent here. Perhaps that is why the police were reluctant to view this as a crime.
In the very limited articles I could find about this case, it appears like investigators were actively searching for the driver and were hopeful that UM would produce new leads. I know fleeing the scene of an accident isn't a serious crime in and of itself, but when there were multiple serious injuries (and a death!) I think that it would be taken very seriously.

I also wonder if this wasn't race related but rather a case of mistaken identity. The witness interviewed in the segment says that the 4 boys passed him and then a few moments later is when the Monte Carlo came barreling down the highway. Then it shows the driver of the Monte Carlo tailgating and bumping the 4 boys from behind. How would this guy be able to determine who the hell the occupants in the car where? I think he thought he recognized the car, which is why this specific car was targeted.
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