Giltric: Were they Belgian Block (which people call cobblestone) or run of the mill cobblestones?Maybe he thought the shiny bits were diamonds or silver and could be mined from the Belgian Block?
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: steamingpile: The fact that Al Sharpton is involved makes me side with the cops immediately since he is always wrong.Nah, times like this are when Sharpton is actually relevant. It's not often, but it does happen.
cman: Who the fark steals cobblestones?
Enemabag Jones: JungleBoogie .I think being polite would be the best course of action. They have the weaponry, body armor and training to project force. I think I'd be all "Yes sir" / "No sir" and attempt to chill them out. They also have the legal right provided by society to shoot. There are some bad cops. But the best way to deal with a bad cop is not to go toe to toe, but be polite, smile, then report the incident to everyone from the media to the politicians to the attorney general. Getting loud or trying to physically dominate one is unlikely to be a successful tactic.I smell a troll.
cman: 2. Who the fark steals cobblestones?
justtray: A long time ago, my Dad stole cobblestones from roadwork where they were being dug up and replaced to create a walkway in our garden. I guess he deserved to die too.
Eponymous: Cobblestones??? Had all of the copper in the projects already been stolen?
Sunidesus: fusillade762: According to police, the car was stopped when Robinson ran into it.Sounds legit.So according to the cops the guy somehow ran into a stationary car hard enough to put himself in a coma and then die.That seems unlikely to say the least.
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Weaver95: lemme guess - the dead kid is black and/or a minority.*reads article*yup. figures.
steamingpile: The fact that Al Sharpton is involved makes me side with the cops immediately since he is always wrong.
FlashHarry: wow, that's just farking insane.
dennysgod: According to police, the car was stopped when Robinson ran into it.This is the best they can come up with It's like the cops aren't even trying any more.
Enemabag Jones: JungleBoogieChris Rock on how to avoid police beatdowns (video, 3:52 minutes, language)What if, just what if...the cops are the ones starting the problems?
evilbryan: I like the "He was running away, he asked for it" comments.
HotWingAgenda: True story: I got ran over when I was a kid, and as soon as I was released from the hospital the local PD tried to arrest me for causing property damage using my head to the driver's hood and windshield. Luckily the driver knew she was responsible, and generously told the police she wasn't pressing charges./getting a kick, etc.
coco ebert: In the movies the IAB always gets involved. You'd think the NYPD IAB would be running at full capacity, yet I never hear of them investigating sh*t.
rewind2846: coco ebert: Really? People think someone stealing some cobblestones deserves to be killed? Y'all got some problems.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS SH*T RIGHT HERE.You know this is sad when you have morans who think that a person deserves DEATH for (allegedly) stealing a THING, even if that thing is A FARKING PIECE OF ROCK./fark this country//fark this planet///fark this galaxy
Hale-Bopp: I don't see a justification for killing him over some cobblestones.
Ghastly: Is there some cobblestone black market that I am completely unaware of? I never thought I would read a sentence that contained the phrase "stealing cobblestones".
coco ebert: Really? People think someone stealing some cobblestones deserves to be killed? Y'all got some problems.
Rindred: I'd send a letter back to the city containing the address of his burial plot, saying "His current address is enclosed -- go collect."
cman: 1. Man was running away after committing a felony. Someone gets injured or killed in the escape or committing the felony it is always the responsibility of the party who was breaking the law2. Who the fark steals cobblestones?
scubamage: cman: 1. Man was running away after committing a felony. Someone gets injured or killed in the escape or committing the felony it is always the responsibility of the party who was breaking the law2. Who the fark steals cobblestones?You know, we have something called "presumption of innocence," that is, innocent until proven guilty. He's dead, so no trial. No trial = not proven guilty. Ya dig?
ThatDarkFellow: How shocking[electric-friends.com image 500x476]
rewind2846: There is no farking way that any human being, even farking Usain Bolt, could move fast enough that running into a stopped object could not only knock them unconscious, but put then into a coma with irreversable brain damage. If he did run into the front of a stopped car, the front of that car would have come up to his pelvis, maybe mid-thigh... the brain ain't down there.
gaspode: The police's apparent claim that he ran over to the static police car, threw himself at the hood and hit his head so hard he died (in spite of many witnesses that they ran him down) doesn't bode well for their chances in court if the judge is sane.
whatshisname: evilbryan: I like the "He was running away, he asked for it" comments.Paging George Zimmerman to thread 7366654/whatever happened to that douche anyway?
VTGremlin: cman: I think it has to deal with his estate. Since he most likely died without a will, things get a bit difficult on who exercises what and how. He is responsible for the debt, but since he has passed away, his estate is responsible for the debt.What happens in the instance that they never find the body, but people are reasonably sure the person is dead? Can debtors still collect, or does it just fade away into the ether?
nytmare: ReverendJasen: Ambivalence: I was not under the impression that parents are responsible for debts incurred by adult culdren. The "son" was 27 when he was killed. The city can get that money from his estate (regardless of whether there is one), otherwise parents are not financially culpable for their adult child's death.Parents aren't culpable regardless. If the man's estate consists of two joints and a pair of Nikes, they can file against his estate all they want, they'll just end up pounding sand.They probably DID file against the estate, and the writer or family is twisting it around to act like the bill's coming directly to them.
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