Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Nutbag "Taunters"

My comments, as always, are in red:


Youngster apologizes for role in taunting incident


(Hartford-AP, June 14, 2005 11:30 PM) _ A 17-year-old high school student was sentenced to a suspended five-year prison term and three years probation today for taunting a mentally retarded Hartford man who died during the incident.

Sam Cooke apologized to Ricky Whistnant's family.

The 39-year-old Whistnant died April Fifth, 2003, in the lobby of his apartment house in Hartford, where a group of teenagers hurled soda bottles at him and repeatedly kicked him when he fell. By what definition is this "taunting" and not "harassment" or "assault"?

The state medical examiner ruled that Whistnant did not die from the attack, but from a heart attack brought on by an enlarged heart and a severe diabetic condition. Yeah, right.

In March 2005, the Fatality Review Board found Whistnant's death should have been classified as a homicide. The board said it was the taunting and assault that fatally activated his physical disabilities including a severe breathing disorder.

Four other youths have pleaded guilty to various charges and were sentenced to prison or probation in adult and juvenile courts.


I'm telling you, sometimes the world makes me so fucking sick...


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14 Comments:

At 5:52 AM, Blogger mdmhvonpa said...

Ummm, manslaughter? If you throw a person from a building, your act of pushing him did not kill, but the impact with the street below. You still caused the death. Shooting a gun wildly into the air wont kill anyone, but the bullets raining down on unsuspecting by-passers will. Absurd mincing of words.

 
At 6:20 AM, Blogger Angel said...

Ugh, sick right along with you :(

 
At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Synesthesia said...

Indeed.
Those kids had no business treating that man like that.

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger exfbonnie said...

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You've been tagged!

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger exfbonnie said...

this is disgusting, how do people get away with murder, it still perplexes me?!

 
At 7:08 PM, Blogger Ron Southern said...

Never once in cases where teenagers have similarly assaulted elderly persons or handicapped or defenseless animals have I ever heard a parent step forward and take responsibility or blame for raising a sick, sad worthless sack of shit. It's always, "My child couldn't do that!" Maybe they believe it, but nobody else does.

 
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