Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Off the Court Lounge

Off the Court Lounge Basketball fans talk about everything EXCEPT basketball here

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-11-2009, 02:38 AM   #1
Posterize246
PhilLEEs 2011
 
Posterize246's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: North Philly, PA
Posts: 15,763
Posterize246 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPosterize246 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPosterize246 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPosterize246 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPosterize246 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPosterize246 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPosterize246 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPosterize246 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPosterize246 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPosterize246 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children



Quote:
A man fleeing police plowed his car into a crowd in Feltonville last night, killing three children and leaving the mother of one of them in critical condition.

The crash happened shortly after 7:30 on Third Street just south of Annsbury Street.

A witness who came upon the scene immediately after the accident called it horrific.

Samuel Colon, 41, who lives nearby, heard the crash and went to investigate, he said. He saw the bodies of two children who appeared to be have been dismembered and a girl pinned under the car.

"I checked her pulse, and she was gone," Colon said.

Lt. Frank Vanore, a police spokesman, gave this account:

At 7:29 p.m. at Fisher and Rising Sun Avenues in Olney, two men took a Yamaha motorcycle at gunpoint. One rode off on the Yamaha; the other fled in a silver Pontiac Grand Am.

At 7:31, an officer spotted the Pontiac at C Street and Roosevelt Boulevard and began chasing it.

The Pontiac turned south on Third and jumped the curb just south of Annsbury, Vanore said. It struck four people: three children younger than 10 - one a toddler - and a woman who was the mother of one of the victims, he said.

Two of the children were pronounced dead at the scene. Another was pronounced dead at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The woman, who is in her 20s, was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in critical condition.

The high-speed crash was so violent that the Pontiac was totaled and ended up wedged between a rowhouse and a utility pole.

The accident scene was frenetic, with scores of officers guarding a large perimeter to keep back the many people who had gathered, some overcome with emotion. At one point, police led two women away, one screaming: "She's only 7! She's only 7!"

Mayor Nutter, who arrived with his police commanders, spoke briefly with reporters.

"This is an incredible tragedy," he said.

"Three children killed senselessly through the action of this individual. All we can ask is that the citizens of the city pray for these children, pray for these families," he said.

The suspect, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said. A gun was recovered from the Pontiac, police said.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/br...p id=16339736
Posterize246 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 02:53 AM   #2
tian820
NBA lottery pick
 
tian820's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,513
tian820 is popular on this boardtian820 is popular on this boardtian820 is popular on this boardtian820 is popular on this boardtian820 is popular on this board
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

When I 1st read the thread title, I was thinking the cop was the guy who killed the 3 kids, but then reread and understood it was a man fleeing from the police.

Wow @ this story. Sad story...
tian820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 09:27 AM   #3
rezznor
Nosetradamus
 
rezznor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tonga
Posts: 16,553
rezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablerezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablerezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablerezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablerezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablerezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablerezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablerezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablerezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablerezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablerezznor is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

that's 3 counts of felony murder right there. hope he burns. oh yeah, the other guy on the motorcycle may be charged as well.
rezznor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 09:34 AM   #4
Rasheed1
3-time NBA All-Star
 
Rasheed1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 10,495
Rasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation here
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

that f*cked..... this was in Philly? there are some seriously reckless people in this city.. to try and bail at that speed is just ridiculous..
Rasheed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 09:37 AM   #5
ShannonElements
turns illusions for $
 
ShannonElements's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Portugal, South America
Posts: 15,189
ShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Why do I never see any posts about the GOOD the vast majority of cops do?

It's always just hate hate hate.
ShannonElements is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 09:43 AM   #6
Rasheed1
3-time NBA All-Star
 
Rasheed1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 10,495
Rasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation here
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShannonElements
Why do I never see any posts about the GOOD the vast majority of cops do?

It's always just hate hate hate.

did you read the article?


cops did nothing wrong here.... this isnt about the police
Rasheed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 09:50 AM   #7
ShannonElements
turns illusions for $
 
ShannonElements's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Portugal, South America
Posts: 15,189
ShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rasheed1
did you read the article?


cops did nothing wrong here.... this isnt about the police

My bad. Just got used to so many police-bashing topics here and misread the thread title.
ShannonElements is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 09:56 AM   #8
JustinJDW
....
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,520
JustinJDW is popular on this boardJustinJDW is popular on this boardJustinJDW is popular on this boardJustinJDW is popular on this boardJustinJDW is popular on this board
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Wow, what a sad story. I can't image what it's like. I hope the killer burns in hell.
JustinJDW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 10:08 AM   #9
plowking
Banned
 
plowking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: now taking over your radio
Posts: 22,769
plowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Police are just as much to blame as the killer.

We seem to be the only ones that have a police force that seems not capable of calling off a chase if deemed to dangerous.

Get a chopper to follow the guy, instead of after seeing the car calling on a full on chase. It's the sensible thing to do, and allows you to catch the guy while at a standstill.

It's very sad what happened and the guy should get back 10 fold in punishment what he did to those kids.
plowking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 10:12 AM   #10
Sanity
I know from experience
 
Sanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,838
Sanity has a near all-star reputation hereSanity has a near all-star reputation hereSanity has a near all-star reputation hereSanity has a near all-star reputation hereSanity has a near all-star reputation hereSanity has a near all-star reputation here
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Quote:
Originally Posted by plowking
Police are just as much to blame as the killer.

We seem to be the only ones that have a police force that seems not capable of calling off a chase if deemed to dangerous.

Get a chopper to follow the guy, instead of after seeing the car calling on a full on chase. It's the sensible thing to do, and allows you to catch the guy while at a standstill.

It's very sad what happened and the guy should get back 10 fold in punishment what he did to those kids.

No they're not. Stop it
Sanity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 10:16 AM   #11
plowking
Banned
 
plowking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: now taking over your radio
Posts: 22,769
plowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanity
No they're not. Stop it

Why risk a high speed chase through a busy area, that could no doubt lead to such a travesty, when a chopper could have been called to follow and avoid risk.

I mispoke in saying as much to blame, though it could have been handled differently to avoid something like this.
plowking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 10:20 AM   #12
Rasheed1
3-time NBA All-Star
 
Rasheed1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 10,495
Rasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation here
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Quote:
Originally Posted by plowking
Police are just as much to blame as the killer.

We seem to be the only ones that have a police force that seems not capable of calling off a chase if deemed to dangerous.

Get a chopper to follow the guy, instead of after seeing the car calling on a full on chase. It's the sensible thing to do, and allows you to catch the guy while at a standstill.

It's very sad what happened and the guy should get back 10 fold in punishment what he did to those kids.


you have a point... some of the chases in Philly are very dangerous to the public and the police should have a better protocol here... but I cant blame 5-0 for this guy... this guy seemed hell bent on destruction...you'd be crazy to travel down some of these blocks at high speeds.... a terrible crash is all but certain...
Rasheed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 10:20 AM   #13
ShannonElements
turns illusions for $
 
ShannonElements's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Portugal, South America
Posts: 15,189
ShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableShannonElements is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanity
No they're not. Stop it

I agree. Cops have some of the most difficult jobs in the world.

It's easy to be a "back seat driver"...
ShannonElements is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 10:33 AM   #14
plowking
Banned
 
plowking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: now taking over your radio
Posts: 22,769
plowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterplowking is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShannonElements
I agree. Cops have some of the most difficult jobs in the world.

It's easy to be a "back seat driver"...

I realize this.

Though would a chopper honestly not be a better option, particularly at 7:30 when traffic would still most likely be intense and a lot of persons making their way home?
plowking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 10:35 AM   #15
Rasheed1
3-time NBA All-Star
 
Rasheed1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 10,495
Rasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation here
Default Re: Car fleeing police kills 3 pedestrian children

Quote:
Originally Posted by plowking
I realize this.

Though would a chopper honestly not be a better option, particularly at 7:30 when traffic would still most likely be intense and a lot of persons making their way home?


the chopper is a great idea....
Rasheed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:32 PM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site













Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy