Friday, September 9, 2016

Chase Excites Neighborhood

      Excitement percolated through the city's west side yesterday as police chased down two alleged drug dealers in an Audi. After a harrowing high speed chase, police arrested the driver and tracked the other man on foot before arresting him.
Photo: Newzjunky
       The car...the suspects...they fit the profile, and they and their wares are off the street...for now.
        This is a significant news story as it strikes to the heart of the social pathologies we read about in multi day stories. The reference to race in the press release also indicates how authorities see some demographics as major contributors to the problem.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is Rev. Al Sharpton or AG Lynch. The Blues roughed them up too much. Too many arrests being made on a certain segment of society. This can't be tolerated.

The criminals will probably still be able to collect unemployment benefits, getting food stamps, heating assist. Obama phones to do their business. The Baby Mamas getting welfare assistance.

Jeff, Meanwhile as we post I'm not seeing any individuals of color on your sidebar with Stefanik marching in the #1822 Local Labor Day Parade. Good for Stefanik but sad these white guys have to march and support the scum of society. The very fact that Stefanik marched in the parade shows that some locals are getting it, that they have been had by their Democrat party.

But never Danny, party before country.

Anonymous said...

The reference to their relative skin tone, only means that local authorities have not been victims of totalitarian librul authoritarianism enough to make them preemptively censor obvious relevant facts about the suspects. Or maybe our cops are just too dumb to know its only okay to reference relative skin tone when its a white cop involved using force against any color thug.

Anonymous said...

Why would you conclude that is how the authorities see some demographics?Looks to me like they were investigating a crime,and that was their description.Your implied idea that they are racist because of it is insulting.

Anonymous said...

Where was there any reference to race ? There was a description of the color of people and vehicles in the police report as related to the survellience of parties and vehicles resulting in a chase and apprehension of said parties in said identified vehicle. How else would you attempt to describe people in a vehicle, where you had no way of knowing what clothes they were wearing.

If both guys had been running down the street wearing clown costumes, how do you think they would have been described for identification and apprehension ?

The only person talking about race is you. If you have a feeling that our local area is being harmed by one or more particular races of people, you should say so. Don't instead insinuate that the local police or newspaper is doing so, by twisting the obvious meaning of reports of an active investigation of crimes being committed.

Anonymous said...

I was driving a brand of car that that does not have a dealer this county. Over on Mechanic street after 5:00, I got pulled over, even though I am white-ish. Supposedly for not signalling. But then he let me go. Do you think he let me go because I am white-ish? Or because he made up the accusation?

Anonymous said...

Awww, no smack for the hood-rats this weekend. too bad.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone will be taking a knee behind the bar on Pearl Street when the national anthem is played.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the police for having the brains and courage to pursue criminal felons who try to evade. Make no mistake, their are cowards out there who would tell you its not worth it to chase criminals because the public might get hurt. Of course that policy sends the message to all criminals that it is worth it to try to evade. And consequently in jurisdictions that have that policy, the rate of criminals getting away skyrockets, along with the crime.

Anonymous said...

Look at Syracuse.com some time. No descriptions of "black" males ever from Syracuse PD. Thank God Watertown PD aren't that ridiculously politically correct...

...yet

Anonymous said...

Chasing Drug Dealers down busy city streets is a dangerous venture , if you have the plate number radio ahead and the state police will be waiting for them on the city line . Why risk chasing them into a car with children . Need to start thinking about the safety of the law abiding person driving down the street first. The Judge will let these bums from of out of the area go anyway.

Anonymous said...

These are some of the "non violent drug offenders" that Obama likes to let out of prison. Never mind that they drive 70mph down a busy street and injure an innocent Arby's customer. Never mind that they are supplying the suicide drugs to the areas cupcake generation addicts. Let them go because they are "non violent."

Anonymous said...

8:40, people who believe it is best to delay an arrest so as not to endanger innocent civilians are not cowards. Very dumb post. But very predictable. We are all very relieved this chase worked out for everyone.

Anonymous said...

12:56, Yes you are cowards...and dumb too. If cowards like you hadn't trained these criminals to believe they could get away if they just drive fast, then they would be much less likely to attempt it.

Anonymous said...

WPD got very lucky in this situation. If someone had been injured or worse from this pursuit they would be facing let another lawsuit for poor judgment. Remember the motorcycle pursuit? Guess they didn't learn anything from that did they? Who is training these people?

Anonymous said...

If that was your wife, daughter, or son that was injured or killed from that foolish chase down city streets after druggies you would be crying a different tune.