Sunday, March 25, 2007

March 25

About 75 people showed up for a vigil and march to memorialize honor student / athlete / musician / police academy enrollee / all-around-good-kid Christopher Clarke, but as Rodricks says, "there should have been thousands."

12 comments:

InsiderOut said...

From the Sun: "The mother of the 7-year-old boy who was arrested earlier this month in Baltimore for driving on a motorized dirt bike was arrested yesterday and charged with hindering an investigation by Baltimore police into an apparent drug deal."

John Galt said...

Yean, and Doc Cheatham is outraged over it.

Tell me, just tell me, that our local NAACP doesn't have a pro-criminal, let-'em-loose agenda.

The Cybrarian said...

ha, i heard of the 'kid on a dirtbike' story second-hand (eg "some 7-year-old kid got arrested in your town!") so I didn't know what the 'angle' was-- I assumed it was like, 7-year-olds out in the middle of the night and our lack of juvie services is such a problem that all we can do is arrest them while we locate their parents. So people are outraged because it somehow insulted this child's humanity or something? Bitch please! He's lucky he didn't kill himself or someone else! They should have arrested his mom!

Danny Rod might make a good point now and again, but he's still sanctimonious, supercilious and a lugubrious writer.

John Galt said...

He does make a good point from time to time. But speaking as the resident expert on sanctimony, I'd like to point out that he repeatedly makes the same point, from time to time.

Yeah, I know, superciliates who live in glass houses....

John Galt said...

Another $250,000 down the toilet. Gotta wonder if her sister is now under contract with LiveBaltimore ?

burgersub said...

holy shit, some of the sentences in that article read like the subject lines of spam email i get: just a collection of random words. who proofreads these things?

HoCoJoe said...

The Random Roderick "blog" has always had this "style". Now it's starting to infect his regular column.

The Cybrarian said...

Speaking of Dirtbike Boy Gerard Mungo Jr., I just got caught up with the plot ... I thought he was actually riding it, but it wasn't even turned on? That is retahdid. And now and Moms was arrested over the weekend?See, nobody likes a snitch.

What district was that, anyone know?

Dopple said...

On Fox45 news the mom of the seven year old said she no longer trusts the police, and that no one should call them unless they want to get arrested.

I know she's outraged, but come on...she didn't call the cops, the cops were in hot pursuit of a drug dealer when she intervened.

HoCoJoe said...

dopple,

Hot pursuit of someone who didn't have any drugs on them and whom the police didn't arrest even after they caught him. Sounds like a shaky hot pursuit... Or sloppy policing... Of course 2 armed men (not in police uniform) breaking into a house could get me up off the couch in a hurry, so to a certain extent I sympathize.

burgersub said...

pretty sure it was eastern district.

John Galt said...

Well, they really need to get off of this 'abated by arrest' notion. If Ms. Dinkins was interfering with a police investigation which merits a conviction on those grounds, Do It. Prosecute the bitch.

But stop arresting people without charging. No wonder people misbehave around here. They are convinced their behavior is correct, because they weren't charged. She needs to have a judge tell her that impeding a police investigation is a serious matter.