Homeless man from Monroe apparently b...

Homeless man from Monroe apparently beaten to death in Opelousas jail

There are 11 comments on the News-Star story from Sep 28, 2009, titled Homeless man from Monroe apparently beaten to death in Opelousas jail. In it, News-Star reports that:

OPELOUSAS - A 35-year-old homeless man, being held on charges of being drunk and disorderly, was found dead in his cell in the Opelousas City Jail early Monday morning, apparently beaten to death.

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JBM

Reno, NV

#1 Oct 3, 2009
THIS SCREAMS HATE CRIME!IF THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE THE OTHER WAY AROUND A BLACK MAN BEAT TO DEATH BY 2 WHITE MEN.THE NAACP WOULD ALREADY BE THERE MARCHING ON THE LAWN!BUT NO!WHITE PEOPLE DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT! WE WOULD BE BEING RACIST!THIS IS OBSERED!BECAUSE HE WAS WHITE!IT SHOULDN'T BE A HATE CRIME? SOUNDS LIKE BS TO ME! THOSE TWO BLACK MEN SHOULD BE CHARGED THE DEATH PENALTY!AND THE POLICE DEPARMENT SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALLOWING SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN IN A JAIL CELL.THATS SUPPOSED TO BE OVERSEEN!CONSTANTLY!
Honest Abe

Covington, LA

#2 Oct 3, 2009
Until whites stand up for themselves, nothing will change!
TalkinTurkie

Abbeville, LA

#3 Oct 3, 2009
These cowardly punks are violent felons. The cops damn sure are culpable in this crime. The victims' family in Monroe need to contact a good lawyer.Where were the lazy jailers, aren't they required to put down their bucket of chicken and make rounds? These sperm donning pukes made themselves judge,jury,and executioner. Don't bet on these apes drawing the same sentence, No,us law abiding , tax paying citizens will subsidize their existence for decades to come.We will also pay the tab for the little monsters they spawned.
peter

New Orleans, LA

#4 Oct 9, 2009
This was not a hate crime. How do you know this homeless white guy was beaten by two black immates? Were you there? Do you believe everything the Opelousas police say? Now put 2 and 2 together.
peter

New Orleans, LA

#5 Oct 9, 2009
If the police know the white guy was beaten by two black immates- they had to have seen it happen. So why didn't they stop it?
The guards/policeman should be held responsible for this immate death in more ways than one.
Slick

United States

#6 Oct 9, 2009
Because they confessed STUPID!
smoore

Ruston, LA

#7 Oct 14, 2009
peter wrote:
This was not a hate crime. How do you know this homeless white guy was beaten by two black immates? Were you there? Do you believe everything the Opelousas police say? Now put 2 and 2 together.
you are right. there may be more to what is going on than meets the eye. but then again it may not. that is what an investigation is for. you are quick to judge that this is not a hate crime, but what gives you that right? were you there? do you believe everything the police say? 2 and 2 make 4. you don't make sh! I wish everyone would stop bickering between each others comments. You want to get angry, try being his family who may never know the truth about what happened to their child,or in this case my brother!
Aly

Delhi, LA

#9 Nov 17, 2011
I am this mans daughter if anyone has any idea of the family contacts or anything pls let me know
Carencreaux Buzzard

Jena, LA

#12 Nov 23, 2011
JBM wrote:
THIS SCREAMS HATE CRIME!IF THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE THE OTHER WAY AROUND A BLACK MAN BEAT TO DEATH BY 2 WHITE MEN.THE NAACP WOULD ALREADY BE THERE MARCHING ON THE LAWN!BUT NO!WHITE PEOPLE DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT! WE WOULD BE BEING RACIST!THIS IS OBSERED!BECAUSE HE WAS WHITE!IT SHOULDN'T BE A HATE CRIME? SOUNDS LIKE BS TO ME! THOSE TWO BLACK MEN SHOULD BE CHARGED THE DEATH PENALTY!AND THE POLICE DEPARMENT SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALLOWING SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN IN A JAIL CELL.THATS SUPPOSED TO BE OVERSEEN!CONSTANTLY!
You are so right. Hate crimes, bullying domestic violence does not happen by one sex or one race alone! All should be treated equally with similar or like sentencing!
Carencreaux Buzzard

Jena, LA

#13 Nov 23, 2011
Hate crime or not, where were the officers on duty? The Opelousas jail is not sound proof...
Aly

Delhi, LA

#14 Nov 28, 2011
smoore wrote:
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you are right. there may be more to what is going on than meets the eye. but then again it may not. that is what an investigation is for. you are quick to judge that this is not a hate crime, but what gives you that right? were you there? do you believe everything the police say? 2 and 2 make 4. you don't make sh! I wish everyone would stop bickering between each others comments. You want to get angry, try being his family who may never know the truth about what happened to their child,or in this case my brother!
He was your brother? I am Alyssa Roush his daughter

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