Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Police: Female Motorcyclist in Critical Condition | WWNY TV 7

      Why is the victim of a weekend motorcycle crash in the city remaining unnamed ?  It was a 28 year old female. We hear she was a soldier although not confirmed. We hear the high speed chase over an allegedly non-visible license plate startled northsiders. We hear the woman suffered a broken back and neck and is in a coma.
     Accident victims are routinely identified but why is the media going along with this ?
     Frankly, that the driver was a woman makes this more difficult.  Difficult to explain that is.
Police: Female Motorcyclist in Critical Condition | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope there is a review of the policies about chases. It wasn't that long ago we buried an innocent old lady, killed on one of these chases. I respect law enforcement on this, but it seems a careful review is warranted.

Anonymous said...

Why is publicizing her name so important? Those that know her already would know. If she's a soldier perhaps they're locating relatives.

Anonymous said...

Why are we chasing Motorcycles or cars in the city of watertown that could end up injuring a person crossing a street or kill another driver on the road, common sense would tell me to use your radio and stop all pursuit at the city line. This young lady was speeding but does not deserve to be in a hospital or dead . I myself would not want that on my conscience.

Anonymous said...

I assume the name is being withheld because it's an active investigation. They're asking for witnesses to come forward and if everyone was told who it was, what kind of bike, it would be easier to cast doubt on any witness statements

Max Volume said...

And to think that all she had to do was pull over.
The Police are not to blame.

Anonymous said...

Why is it difficult to explain because she is a woman?You don't believe women are capable of street racing? In case you missed it,the kids today think the street racing they see on such Oscar worthy movies such as The Fast and Furious is cool and something to be copied,and females don't mind trying to prove they are as brave as the boys.According to the fb posts I saw,this person was flying up and down the street in the neighborhood for days,so was likely going to hit someone whether the cops tried to stop her or not.Sorry,but when you break the law then run without caring who you might hurt or kill in your flight I can't summon up much pity for you.

Anonymous said...

She played too many video games.
Usually they say the name is being withheld until they can notify their families. this time they give no explanation.

Yes IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO since an innocent old lady was killed in a high speed chase. In that chase, they caught the violent criminal who had just assaulted an old lady in a manner that could have easily killed her and he had done the same to other old ladies. If the guy had not been caught he likely would have eventually killed one of his victims.

Anonymous said...

She made the choice to run from the cops while riding above her capabilities. The police didnt cause this crash only the rider did. When normal citizens see police lights we pull over and get a traffic ticket.

Anonymous said...


Stupidity on Police Department.

No need to chase for a License Plate that they " SAY " they
couldn't read. Bull Shit.

Anonymous said...

Hey dummy at 10:50,did you ever hear of fake or expired license plates?Pull over like a normal person,can't believe you are stupid enough to turn this around on the cops.

Anonymous said...

7:22 and Max, you draw all kinds of conclusions, none of which apply any reason. The innocent old lady wasn't killed that long ago for you to dismiss as irrelevant. And the "assault" you mention as justification for the chase was a purse snatching. For someone to die because the Brownville policeman's ego was challenged is a waste of a life. Perhaps next time it can be your Mother who dies, so we can all rest easier. Max, you are always a voice of reason. Sure, the dickbrain could have stopped. But flying through the city to apprehend a license plate violator is not smart. I'm sorry, but this has more to do with ego than law enforcement.

Anonymous said...

This is her 2nd run-in with the city PD in less than a year. She was riding unlicensed and blew a red light then. She was turned over to Drum PD that time. She must have had more reasons to flee this time.

Anonymous said...

12:19, your an idiot. They were trying to pull her over because of the license plate. Once she refused to stop and fled at high speed she is guilty of a felony and need to be aprehended to find out what high crime she is trying so hard to get away with.

I didn't dismiss the old lady that got killed, I simply said it was a long time ago, implying that civilians being hurt by a high speed chase is not that common.

And don't give me the crap about it being a purse snatcher. He knocked an 80 something year old lady to the ground as he stole her purse. That is a deadly thing to do to an octogenarian. People that age die every day from falling and breaking their hips because they cannot endure the surgery and recover. They get infections, their hearts can't take the trauma and the anesthesia and their bones don't heal. And furthermore, this was not the first victim he violently attacked when he was just "purse snatching".

Anonymous said...

Well now, 8:39. Let's think for a bit and set aside blind support for bad policy. Even you admit, this time, that the reason for the stop was an illegal license plate. I assume there was no snow on it, as that would have been another reason in your eyes to chase someone through the city at three times the speed limit. Now you also admit the chase that resulted in killing an innocent lady was indeed a purse snatching. Well Sir, I'm certainly glad we protected a woman who fell down by killing another one who was just going about her business. A purse can be replaced, your dead woman, not so easily. And spare us the bs about how someone could have died from falling down. With that kind of logic we can expect you to write us about all the dead women and children that passed only because we cut the fire department. I do agree with you. The dead woman event was long ago. The family probably even forgot she was alive. Maybe it's time we killed another one. And for what? This time it will be one of those evil license plate violations. This is not the fault of police. It is the result of bad policy by police administrators nationwide. To draw conclusions that these plate violators would only rape, pillage, and murder if not apprehended immediately is as stupid as it gets.

Anonymous said...

One more thing, 8:39. That death took place in 2011. Is that long enough ago for you to dismiss it as unimportant? And a lawsuit has been filed. We will pay for it as taxpayers. But not nearly as much as the dead woman's family.

Anonymous said...

534, you are such a wussy you could be a city fire fighter as long as you live outside of the city like most of them do. Only a coward would suggest the police should quit enforcing the law just because the culprit might drive fast trying to get away. maybe they should stop enforcing all speed limits because they have to speed to catch up with the speeders. Go hide under your bed little girl. The rest of us...the men...will support the enforcement of our laws and the capture of violent repeat offender criminals. I can see why you feel so strongly about this, you obviously got brain damage when you crashed your motorcycle trying to get away.

Anonymous said...

10:11, weak. Very weak. Give it another try. If you take out the personal attacks, you offer nothing at all. "Violent repeat offender criminals?" Calm yourself. If we are going to put innocents lives in danger, we better have a better reason than a license plate violation. And enforcing the law? Now who is the dumbass? No one suggest that we not. Just investigate and find the offender. It doesn't have to be an instant arrest. Panty change time?