NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 17:43:53 -0500
From: "Kenneth Driscoll"
Subject: Re: Baltimore Police let the sniper go
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 18:44:04 -0400
The officer is most likely kicking himself or herself right about now for
letting this one slip away... when in reality they did actually what the law
will allow. An officer isn't allowed to look in the trunk of your car
without probable cause and if they did not only are there people right here
in this group that would be willing to jump all over them for violating the
guys civil rights, but there are other that would be pissed realizing that
the only strong piece of evidence would have been thrown out due to an
illegal search. The Baltimore police officer did their job well, hind sight
is 20/20 would any of us known who the killer was just by looking at them,
if so, we know they had to have eaten during this why did the server not
call the tip line. If anything Moose and his gang screwed up by with holding
information and WEVER he would care to admit to it or not, his handling of
this case could have caused many of the victims to have become victims.
"scooter34" wrote in message
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Tzadik Vanderhoof) wrote in message
> > After the October 3 shooting of Pascal Charlot, 72, in Washington,
> > D.C., law enforcement officials searched for a burgundy Chevrolet
> > Caprice. One such car was later found burned out in the D.C. area, but
> > it was never determined whether it had anything to do with the fatal
> > shooting.
> > On October 8, Baltimore city police investigated a Chevrolet Caprice
> > with 2 people sleeping inside parked near the Jones Falls Expressway
> > (I-83) at 28th St. in Baltimore.
> > 5 people were killed by the sniper between Oct. 8 and their arrest.
> > The media silence on this issue is deafening.
> First of all, the report was of a burgundy Caprice. The actual car is
> blue, isn't it? That's a big difference. Secondly, most effort was
> being focused on the white van - apparently, eyewitness hysteria
> caused a lot of people to see a vehicle that wasn't there. Thirdly,
> there were thousands of tips for the police to sort through, and
> numerous agencies involved and coordinated.
> I can't think of a purely domestic investigation that has commanded as
> much time and as many resources as this one. The police, in my view,
> did an excellent job and should be commended. The blame for those 5
> people's deaths belongs only on the shoulders of the person who pulled
> the trigger.