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2010-08-15 09:48:23 AM  
However, Johnson is still in police custody on a parole violation. Because Johnson was recently released from prison less than two weeks ago, he was not allowed to be in a bar, which police say he was on Saturday.

There's no avoiding bars for this guy.
 
2010-08-15 09:50:43 AM  
Yes, they do make that kind of card. The jury fills it out right before they come in to read it to the court.
 
2010-08-15 11:58:28 AM  
Buffalo Police admitted on Sunday that the man they arrested, Keith Johnson, 25, was not the man who shot the victims. Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said he "apologized" for the mistake but added Johnson was not being cooperative when interviewed by police on Saturday.

You don't say.
 
2010-08-15 11:58:49 AM  
I heard about this incident yesterday. I was satisfied that someone was arrested but I am now incensed that they arrested the WRONG MAN!
 
2010-08-15 11:59:28 AM  

tnpir: Buffalo Police admitted on Sunday that the man they arrested, Keith Johnson, 25, was not the man who shot the victims. Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said he "apologized" for the mistake but added Johnson was not being cooperative when interviewed by police on Saturday.

You don't say.


Come think of it, Who in the hell would cooperate when they're arrested for murder?
 
2010-08-15 12:00:08 PM  
i235.photobucket.com
 
2010-08-15 12:00:55 PM  
No actually I do not think they have made a card of this nature because I go to Hallmark often and have not seen one of these. But maybe you can go and do this as an e-lectronic card because I hear those can be made custom. I do not know why you would ask this here though Derpmitter. This is the not the person the Yahoo.com Answers site of you.
 
2010-08-15 12:01:12 PM  
Johnson was not being cooperative when interviewed by police on Saturday.

He's an ex-con accused of murders he didn't commit. What level of cooperation did the police expect?
 
2010-08-15 12:03:36 PM  
"not being cooperative" probably means he requested a lawyer before talking.
 
2010-08-15 12:05:37 PM  
Johnson was not being cooperative when interviewed by police on Saturday.

Who do you imagine would be cooperative in such a situation, the actual murderer?
 
2010-08-15 12:06:18 PM  
Someone really should make one for someecards.com
 
2010-08-15 12:08:18 PM  
meow said the dog~

"This is the not the person the Yahoo.com Answers site of you."

OK to use this on my next e-electric card?
 
2010-08-15 12:08:33 PM  
Somebody call this guy

t2.gstatic.com
 
2010-08-15 12:08:34 PM  

meow said the dog: No actually I do not think they have made a card of this nature because I go to Hallmark often and have not seen one of these. But maybe you can go and do this as an e-lectronic card because I hear those can be made custom. I do not know why you would ask this here though Derpmitter. This is the not the person the Yahoo.com Answers site of you.



Oh I've missed you.
 
2010-08-15 12:09:34 PM  

thenateman: Johnson was not being cooperative when interviewed by police on Saturday.

He's an ex-con accused of murders he didn't commit. What level of cooperation did the police expect?


A quick confession?
 
2010-08-15 12:10:20 PM  

Vangor: Johnson was not being cooperative when interviewed by police on Saturday.

Who do you imagine would be cooperative in such a situation, the actual murderer?


I was watching a true crime thing recently and one of the reasons they decided to focus in on one of the suspects was because they asked for a lawyer when questioned. I personally cannot imagine not asking for a lawyer at that point.
 
2010-08-15 12:10:47 PM  
You don't get a card if you are a convicted felon who just got out of prison.
 
2010-08-15 12:11:04 PM  

Point02GPA: meow said the dog~

"This is the not the person the Yahoo.com Answers site of you."

OK to use this on my next e-electric card?


Yes I do not mind at all for this!

sure haven't: Oh I've missed you.


I have also missed you very much and the spooning we have shared.
 
2010-08-15 12:11:23 PM  
No but they send Buffalo a thank you card for the over $100,000 per year in retirement.

Link (new window)
 
2010-08-15 12:13:01 PM  

vodka: "not being cooperative" probably means he requested a lawyer before talking.


"Not being cooperative" probably means that he maintained his innocence upon questioning.

Like the case of people who are wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. When they go in front of the parole board, they can either keep insisting on their innocence, in which case they'll never get paroled because of failure to express remorse and accept responsibility. Or else they can own up to crime they didn't commit in order to get parole, in which case it becomes really difficult to overturn the conviction later on, since they've made a confession. Catch-22.
 
2010-08-15 12:14:16 PM  
www.guzer.com
 
2010-08-15 12:14:28 PM  

meow said the dog: Point02GPA: meow said the dog~


sure haven't: Oh I've missed you.

I have also missed you very much and the spooning we have shared.


Ok that got a laugh out of me.
 
2010-08-15 12:14:39 PM  

meow said the dog: Point02GPA: meow said the dog~

"This is the not the person the Yahoo.com Answers site of you."

OK to use this on my next e-electric card?

Yes I do not mind at all for this!

sure haven't: Oh I've missed you.

I have also missed you very much and the spooning we have shared.


You I thank.
 
2010-08-15 12:14:54 PM  
Quagmire: Hey Peter, do you have a card for if you accused someone of murder and sent SWAT after them?
Peter: Uhh lets see here...uhh yep, "Sorry I accidentally accused you of murder and sent SWAT after you"
Quagmire: Huh, that's all you have is accidental huh? All right I'll take it.
 
2010-08-15 12:15:38 PM  
Is this even a story? Recent ex-con who matches physical description of murdered held on suspicion of crime, released when alibi checks out.

On the flip side, how many times have we seen the headline 'Murderer questioned and released by police. That's some fine police work there, lou.' Either you check leads out, or you don't. Seems like the police are damned if they do (not all leads are good leads) and damned if they don't
 
2010-08-15 12:17:16 PM  

Vangor: Johnson was not being cooperative when interviewed by police on Saturday.

Who do you imagine would be cooperative in such a situation, the actual murderer?


And what constitutes cooperation? "He didn't immediately plead guilty, beg for mercy, handcuff himself and jump in the back of the police car. Therefore, we say he was being uncooperative."
 
2010-08-15 12:18:49 PM  

MycroftHolmes: Seems like the police are damned if they do (not all leads are good leads) and damned if they don't


They are. Such is the nature of actual justice. Mistakes should never be permitted, but are inevitable, of course.
 
2010-08-15 12:22:39 PM  

MycroftHolmes: Is this even a story? Recent ex-con who matches physical description of murdered held on suspicion of crime, released when alibi checks out.

On the flip side, how many times have we seen the headline 'Murderer questioned and released by police. That's some fine police work there, lou.' Either you check leads out, or you don't. Seems like the police are damned if they do (not all leads are good leads) and damned if they don't


Hmm, you have a point there.

/guilty of posting before coffee
//cooperative, though
///mmm, coffee
 
2010-08-15 12:29:54 PM  
of course he was uncooperative--he was also in the wrong place, and now he is back in jail

oops--shouldnt have been there
 
2010-08-15 12:32:19 PM  
Johnson was not being cooperative by repeatedly profession his innocence and accusing the police department of arresting the wrong man when interviewed by police on Saturday.

FTFY
 
2010-08-15 12:33:55 PM  
Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said he "apologized" for the mistake but added Johnson was not being cooperative when interviewed by police on Saturday.

Because only guilty people are uncooperative? Why didn't this story run with headline of "Incompetent Police Chief Doesn't Understand Justice System"
 
2010-08-15 12:34:53 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Vangor: Johnson was not being cooperative when interviewed by police on Saturday.

Who do you imagine would be cooperative in such a situation, the actual murderer?

And what constitutes cooperation? "He didn't immediately plead guilty, beg for mercy, handcuff himself and jump in the back of the police car. Therefore, we say he was being uncooperative."


Pretty much.
He may have been guilty of "psychological resistance."
 
2010-08-15 12:36:18 PM  

Four in the morning and they haul Rubin in
Take him to the hospital and they bring him upstairs
The wounded man looks up through his one dying eye
Says "Wha'd you bring him in here for ? He ain't the guy !"
Yes here comes the story of the Hurricane
The man the authorities came to blame
For something that he never done
Put in a prison cell but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.
 
2010-08-15 12:36:47 PM  
They probably asked him if he has stopped beating his wife, then got out the big, "uncooperative" stamp. He probably thought the bar was the Air and Space Museum. He was probably previously incarcerated because his skin was brown. If you think about how the world works, we're more than likely dealing with the reincarnation of St. Francis of Assisi who has returned and is encountering one, ha ha ha ha, hilarious and hair raising misunderstanding after another. Mondays this fall!
 
2010-08-15 12:39:32 PM  
I knew the wife of one of the men murdered, we went to college together. Such a tragedy. These were not thugs asking for it. She was working on her Master's, they'd been together since we graduated in 01. Today was to be their daughter's christening. So so so so so sad. I hope they catch the (right) person who did this.
 
2010-08-15 12:42:26 PM  

interstitialofficial: They probably asked him if he has stopped beating his wife, then got out the big, "uncooperative" stamp. He probably thought the bar was the Air and Space Museum. He was probably previously incarcerated because his skin was brown. If you think about how the world works, we're more than likely dealing with the reincarnation of St. Francis of Assisi who has returned and is encountering one, ha ha ha ha, hilarious and hair raising misunderstanding after another. Mondays this fall!


Excuse me? Try to do the breathing then make a new post that is not lacking in sense. Thank you.
 
2010-08-15 12:50:09 PM  

meow said the dog: Excuse me? Try to do the breathing then make a new post that is not lacking in sense. Thank you.


You know where you are? Sense is an afterthought.
 
2010-08-15 12:51:47 PM  

wrenchboy: You know where you are? Sense is an afterthought.


This is very much philosophical my good sir. Here is the other philosophical conundrum for you. If you are the prisoner who is fat and you receive the death penalty should that be a good thing because the person is a killer or should it be a good thing because the person is fat? Which of these is it if you have to choose?
 
2010-08-15 12:57:18 PM  
Buffalo Police admitted on Sunday that the man they arrested, Keith Johnson, 25, was not the man who shot the victims.

But since we already arrested him we had to move forward so we didn't look like idiots. Better to lock up an innocent man than look dumb.
 
2010-08-15 12:59:56 PM  
That's bad luck on Johnson's part - he's 2 weeks out of the joint, hits up a local bar because, hey who wouldn't - it's not like your local bartender gives a rats ass if you did some time and arent supposed to be in there - if you're behaving your money is good.

So he hits up a bar in violation of his parole but happens to look a lot like the guy who just committed mass murder nearby. The police were just doing their job - its unfortunate his identity wasnt kept less public.
 
2010-08-15 01:07:09 PM  

meow said the dog: Excuse me? Try to do the breathing then make a new post that is not lacking in sense. Thank you.


I am really fascinated by Meow said the dog. I've never run into her before, and now all of a sudden I'm seeing her in a bunch of threads. Is this just a web concoction? Is Meow a sprig of the Borat plant that someone has cleverly pinched off and begun to cultivate on their own? Or is this genuine internet gibberish? I don't know which would be more awesome...
 
2010-08-15 01:09:55 PM  
Mr Johnson, on behalf of the entire New York law enforcement community, I would like to offer our heartfelt apologies for any pain or temporary inconvenience we may have caused you.
i.ytimg.com
 
2010-08-15 01:10:17 PM  
I actually admire the police for admitting this wasn't the right lead and moving on. A less scrupulous force could've just put this guy in prison for life, thumped their chests for a job well done, and nobody but the real killer and the falsely accused would know the difference. I imagine that's happened a time or two IRL.
 
2010-08-15 01:11:04 PM  

ThematicDevice: Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said he "apologized" for the mistake but added Johnson was not being cooperative when interviewed by police on Saturday.

Because only guilty people are uncooperative? Why didn't this story run with headline of "Incompetent Police Chief Doesn't Understand Justice System"


He probably lied about being at a bar at all. Keeping your mouth shut while innocent isn't being uncooperative, but flat out lying to cover your ass of something else you did is.
 
2010-08-15 01:12:27 PM  
Do they send, subby, do they send the card.
 
2010-08-15 01:20:14 PM  

farkingnotworking: meow said the dog: Excuse me? Try to do the breathing then make a new post that is not lacking in sense. Thank you.

I am really fascinated by Meow said the dog. I've never run into her before, and now all of a sudden I'm seeing her in a bunch of threads. Is this just a web concoction? Is Meow a sprig of the Borat plant that someone has cleverly pinched off and begun to cultivate on their own? Or is this genuine internet gibberish? I don't know which would be more awesome...



Meow is Bjork.
 
2010-08-15 01:21:47 PM  

abhorrent1: Buffalo Police admitted on Sunday that the man they arrested, Keith Johnson, 25, was not the man who shot the victims.

But since we already arrested him we had to move forward so we didn't look like idiots. Better to lock up an innocent man than look dumb.


That is a good point. It is completely opposite from what the article stated happen. But don't let real life get in the way of your indignant rant.

Events-Copspicked up a guy who had a record and matched physical description. Guy does not cooperate (answer questions, give alibi, whatever). Cops arrest him based on circumstantial evidence. People call in to alibi him. Police corroborate alibi. Police clear man of murder charges and admit mistake. No story.
 
2010-08-15 01:23:52 PM  

Ow My Balls: I actually admire the police for admitting this wasn't the right lead and moving on. A less scrupulous force could've just put this guy in prison for life, thumped their chests for a job well done, and nobody but the real killer and the falsely accused would know the difference. I imagine that's happened a time or two IRL.


From the article, looks like it was actually the District Attorney's office, not the police, that has decided to dismiss charges and release the guy.

Probably when a look at the evidence revealed that they'd never be able to get a conviction.
 
2010-08-15 01:23:58 PM  
Liar = Probable Murderer

/Cop Logic
 
2010-08-15 01:30:21 PM  

johndalek: of course he was uncooperative--he was also in the wrong place, and now he is back in jail

oops--shouldnt have been there


Also not on trial for his life for breaking parole.
 
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