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03/11/2005 02:50:42 PM · #1
Fox News

How do these people go on trial and NOT be handcuffed?

Prayers are with the families of the victims.
03/11/2005 02:52:41 PM · #2
I am stunned, literally. I don't undertand it either. My prayers go out, also.
03/11/2005 02:54:28 PM · #3
Waiting to see when they catch him. Heard he is in a Green Tauras headed toward Alabama. How does he get out of the courthouse? This happened on the 7th floor.
03/11/2005 03:14:54 PM · #4
I am following this live on stations now.
Things like this have happened before, and they continue?
This should never happen. Outrageous!
03/11/2005 03:15:40 PM · #5
What I don't understand is why did he do it? He had been free on bail. If he was going to run, why didn't he do it then? Why wait until he has to commit mass murder to get away? He's not just a scumbag, he's a frikkin idiot too.

03/11/2005 03:16:56 PM · #6
Originally posted by micknewton:

What I don't understand is why did he do it? He had been free on bail. If he was going to run, why didn't he do it then? Why wait until he has to commit mass murder to get away? He's not just a scumbag, he's a frikkin idiot too.


Exactly
03/11/2005 03:19:27 PM · #7
This just goes to show that the word "security" is only a comfort word...

Message edited by author 2005-03-11 15:27:35.
03/11/2005 03:53:48 PM · #8
It really saddens me that our world is filled with so much instability and false security. You never know if the next person you bump into, raise your voice at or generally just piss off will just go off the deep end. This is just an outrageous situation and alot of lives have been changed forever because of it. The saddest thing is things like this happen every day all over the world.
03/11/2005 04:11:44 PM · #9
Originally posted by jenesis:

It really saddens me that our world is filled with so much instability and false security. You never know if the next person you bump into, raise your voice at or generally just piss off will just go off the deep end. This is just an outrageous situation and alot of lives have been changed forever because of it. The saddest thing is things like this happen every day all over the world.


I think itís a consequence of our self induced separation from nature and obsession with power and monetary goods and overall lack of worldly knowledge and understanding. Our societies today can create some of the most sick and demented people in history. Humans werenít meant to live lives so fast paced and with little or no self gratification and pride in ones work and almost no contact or understanding of natural surroundings. Some people in cities never experience the calm and peace that can be found relaxing with nature. The "snapping" and "going postal" phenomenon is a product of such work and lack of worldly understanding and ones place in it. One becomes lost in such a huge, complex and confusing world.
03/11/2005 04:16:23 PM · #10
I think you are absolutely 100% correct in your thinking here.
03/11/2005 05:35:55 PM · #11
I'll give ya a 50%. I'd contend it's the self induced separation from God, an overall lack of Godly wisdom, and the single-minded obsession with self gratification (which is actually in agreement with the "obsession with power and monetary goods").
03/11/2005 06:22:44 PM · #12
Think about what one of many meaning of 'insanity' is.. in this case being unable to create rational thought.. If this isn't completely void of rational thought then I don't know what is.

Any person of logic is completely stumped by this course of actions. Considering they can hold you until death if you're 'committed' and only for the duration of your sentance for any conviction, this is the dumbest 'plan' (if there was one) I've ever heard. Sure, no body wants to be raped by ape-like men but vioa la, should of thought about that before draggin his knuckles over someone who said NO.

Sad thing is, this guy will probably only be killed for this.. Probably by the officers who find him. I say let the lifers have him for all eternity. What a skin tight shoe that would be.

Joe
03/11/2005 07:14:02 PM · #13
They still haven't caught him. It is a green Honda Accord that he is in I believe.
03/11/2005 07:20:24 PM · #14
A Little more info for you guys. One of the guys carjacked was a AJC reporter. Check this out.

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03/11/2005 07:23:40 PM · #15
Crazy
03/11/2005 07:27:40 PM · #16
Originally posted by Travis99:

We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.


Thats a great quote.
03/11/2005 08:46:47 PM · #17
wow...I can't believe that story.
03/11/2005 09:15:03 PM · #18
He was caught the day before trying to sneak in with a weapon.
Does that not give them a clue that he had an agenda?
Then they escort him to court the next day with only one female officer (alone together in the elevator) that carries a firearm.
This is just crazy.

03/12/2005 03:06:37 PM · #19
They caught him today but he added another kill to his record, a Us Customs Agent. If I would have caught him I would have just put some lead between his eyes. I usually never say this but I would like to see him FRY
03/12/2005 04:34:29 PM · #20
Originally posted by clicker:

He was caught the day before trying to sneak in with a weapon.
Does that not give them a clue that he had an agenda?
Then they escort him to court the next day with only one female officer (alone together in the elevator) that carries a firearm.
This is just crazy.


That's what I can't believe, man or woman, they only have one deputy escorting this guy?
03/13/2005 10:04:52 PM · #21
Yeah, these stories are crazy... and then, on Sunday, we have this:

Cops: Church Gunman Angry Over Sermon

This is very interesting... according the Fox News article this individual was "upset" over a sermon that the minister gave on "end times," and how eminent -- according to the minister -- it is. At the end of his rampage the gunman killed himself.

What's crazy is how utterly "normal" this guy looks:



Message edited by author 2005-03-13 22:36:09.
03/13/2005 10:26:36 PM · #22
Some sad and frustrating details, the Honda police advised he fled in was parked one level below where he took it in the parking garage. The garage was never searched by the police. A citizen reported it the next day. Seems he parked the car and took public transit out of the city.

To the point of the unnaturalness of our world, indeed behavior is sent over the edge by much of what we define as normal today. What seems to be his trigger however is rejection from a personal relationship. He was on trial for kidnapping, rape etc.

It was like a tragic comedy to see public officials engaged in damage control giving interviews about this being radom etc. A good lawyer for this guy will take that radom act comment on CNN by the DA and argue agaijnst the death penalty due to premeditation, never mind he hunted his victims down instead of running out of the building when he overcame the officer. Anyway.. very sad events surround us, much beauty exists however and it's good to see so much of it here.
03/14/2005 07:25:04 PM · #23
Am I the only person who tends to think of why he did what he did as apposed to how he did it? (this goes to the church killings aswell).

Also, now that itís been 3 days since this incident, does this really need to continue to absorb 80% of all major network and national news? That on top of the Michael Jackson case and the church killings there is little or no time for real news about issues that actually affect the nation.

IMO these issues should not be more than a regular 3-5 minute segment in national news. Let local news cover it 24/7 as they are local issues. How many times will CNN show the interview with the hostage? I saw it 3 times just this morning.

DistractionsÖ
03/14/2005 08:26:46 PM · #24
This is why I stopped watching the news. They seem to oversaturate stuff.
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