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I don't have a problem with swift and severe justice for the majority of those involved but I have misgivings as to whether James Peter was involved.
Supposedly he is a good kid, no disciplinary record, no arrests, good grades, and he says he was just passing-by.
I know, that's what he says.. but I'd like to have seen a grand jury hearing for Peter, to show there was enough to establish that he was not just a passer-by.
Is it true that he was the only black guy around?
His arrest seems suspect.
Just for the record, I am white and work with enough cops to know he could have been innocently arrested just because he was the only black kid around.
Another problem I have with Peter being arrested is that, at least in Southern Cali, the blacks and Hispanics don't hang out.
They only associate with each other when they are fighting/killing each other.
Not to mention that good students generally don't hang out with low life gang bangers.
I have a tough time believing that these were "his peeps" and that he was hanging out with them.
Remember, it was a dance, there were a lot of people there.
The rest of them can burn but I want to see more of what they have on Peter.
Otherwise, where he is concerned, it seems like another Duke Lacrosse public relations arrest to me.
"Round 'em up quiick so the plebs won't revolt."
People are pissed and I'd hate to think someone innocent will have to go through the process for something this big just because the DA rushed to quell the masses.
I just want to know that there wasn't a rush to judgement with regards to James Peter.
I fel bad for the girl but I also feel for the dad, trying to call his daughter while she was being raped just a few hundred yards away.
And he was probably pissed because she wasn't picking up the phone....
I strongly support the death penalty for cases like this.
These guys are worthless to society.
If it was my daughter, I'd meet all their parents in a dark alley, one at a time with a baseball bat, for raising such scum.
Of course, I am not suggesting anyone do such a thing but I use that visual to illustrate how this enrages me.
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