3 killed after police chase, crash in...

3 killed after police chase, crash in Granville County

There are 133 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Dec 2, 2007, titled 3 killed after police chase, crash in Granville County. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Two sisters returning from a shopping trip and a man trying to elude police were killed Saturday when their cars collided head-on, authorities said.

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Since: May 07

Maiden, NC

#122 Dec 7, 2007
Joe Mama wrote:
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Have him subpoena you since you have all the answers to everything, despite what anyone else says.
I don't need a subpoena. I will gladly be there.
Brandy

Reidsville, NC

#123 Dec 12, 2007
1 min ago
It is so sad. I have sat here and read pages and pages of postings from all of you arguing, like YOU have lost something. Well we did. My brother is married to Lindsay and Maggie's sister. We were just with them Thanksgiving. I blame the driver and the cop, they both made poor decisions and oh by the way, my brother was a cop, my sister is a cop and so is her husband but yes I still partially blame the cop and SO DO THEY because they have the training to know the chase should have stopped. But the main blame lies with the driver.
My point is, 99 percent of you on here DO NOT KNOW Lindsay or Maggie but you are raising hell at each other, calling each other names, just hating on one another, how sad, this should prove we have no idea when our last day is and that we should spend every minute wisely NOT as a wise a**!
muchalucha

AOL

#124 Feb 12, 2009
brilntdsgz wrote:
What about the guy that ran from the police and passed on a hill with double yellow lines. He is at much at fault if not more.
Are you talking about the incident when the two girls got killed on 15? I travel this road everyday and when i get at that point i always flash my lights off and on if its dark so whoever is on the other side can see someone is coming not that it will make a difference. I have had people still pass me there. It is dangerous.
muchalucha

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#125 Feb 12, 2009
Does anyone remember the police chase on 85 about 5 years ago when the hispanice man had a woman held hostage and was making her drive while he had a gun pointed at her. The cops chased him for god knows how long and it was shown on the television live like the O.J. Simpson chase. They followed him and made people stay back because at one point someone pulled up beside the man and he pointed his gun at them. I can image the terror of the lady. I think it was after they finally hit close to or at the Virginia line they threw out the spikes. Personally i would have took a chance on shootiing the man in the back of the head while following him even if it would have made the lady scared and maybe wreck but atleast i dont think the wreck would have killed her. After the spikes were threw out and it made the auto do whatever he shot and killed her. Personally if they had of shot through the back glass and killed him she might be alive today. Opinions are like ass holes we all have one and this is just mine. Dont do a high speed chase if you know for sure the person you are chasing is a criminal instead shoot through the back glass and just kill them before they kill a innocent person. Maybe that will cause a wreck but i think the innocent still stand a better chance of living. That poor lady had no chance and was probably wondering the whole time she was driving why dont the police do something besides keep following us. I can only imagine what was going through her mind.

Since: Oct 07

Asheville, NC

#126 Feb 12, 2009
muchalucha wrote:
Does anyone remember the police chase on 85 about 5 years ago when the hispanice man had a woman held hostage and was making her drive while he had a gun pointed at her. The cops chased him for god knows how long and it was shown on the television live like the O.J. Simpson chase. They followed him and made people stay back because at one point someone pulled up beside the man and he pointed his gun at them. I can image the terror of the lady. I think it was after they finally hit close to or at the Virginia line they threw out the spikes. Personally i would have took a chance on shootiing the man in the back of the head while following him even if it would have made the lady scared and maybe wreck but atleast i dont think the wreck would have killed her. After the spikes were threw out and it made the auto do whatever he shot and killed her. Personally if they had of shot through the back glass and killed him she might be alive today. Opinions are like **** holes we all have one and this is just mine. Dont do a high speed chase if you know for sure the person you are chasing is a criminal instead shoot through the back glass and just kill them before they kill a innocent person. Maybe that will cause a wreck but i think the innocent still stand a better chance of living. That poor lady had no chance and was probably wondering the whole time she was driving why dont the police do something besides keep following us. I can only imagine what was going through her mind.
Shoot through the back glass of a moving vehicle from a moving vehicle?

Reality isn't like Hollywood.
RoxboroGranny

AOL

#127 Feb 20, 2009
If NOBODY chases,they have no reason to run.They all have radios,why not use them instead of speed?My ex son-in-law was watched for hours,going from one crack house to another, before the law even decided to stop him.Guess what?He ran,they chased.All over the county,and nearly hitting a trailor of children.Several officers came to the house and waited.If they KNEW where he was coming back to,why did they risk killing others on the road by chasing him?Not to mention,at one time during the chase,they claimed they had lost him on a dirt road, that did nothing but circle right back to the main road,and both ends were guarded.KEYSTONE KOPS,or BORED OFFICERS?
yankeeDoodle

Grottoes, VA

#128 Mar 20, 2009
Go Granny...my thoughts exactly. They have radios. They won't lose the person. I dated a few cops..that loved the "high speed chases" they did. And they would sit around and compare & brag about it, while drinking beer or whatever else with their cop buddies.
mtz

Sterling, VA

#129 Mar 22, 2009
all of you guys are dumbasses, you cant blame the police for doing theyre job, hey lets blame all the marines for going to iraq and afghanistan and getting themselves kill, lets blame all the police officers that get kill on duty, all you civilians dont know how much stress were under and the decisions we have to make at the last minute. so if i was you i will keep my mouth shut and quit bitching about shit that you dont know.
its easy to talk when your not put in that situation. dumb fucks.
Gabbi

Harrisonburg, VA

#130 Apr 3, 2009
Fed Up-CH wrote:
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If police did not chase, then Samuel Cooper would not have been caught last week.
If you don't know who Samuel Cooper is, he just confessed to five murders in the Raleigh area. That makes him a serial killer. He was being chased for a bank robbery.
He would break into homes at night and shoot the victims. He made a statement that he usually kills anyone in the homes. He thought he killed four more people during his home invasions, but they survived gunshot wounds to the head.
If the police just quit the chase, there is no doubt in my mind this man would continue to kill until he was caught. Keep in mind, they did not know this man was a suspect in these killings and the vehicle was not registered to him, so there is no "get his tag and get him later".
All the yhave to do is get the tags radio ahead. You can't outrun radios. Most cops love highspeed chases. They get an adrenalin rush. I dated a few back in the day.
Gabbi

Harrisonburg, VA

#131 Apr 3, 2009
mtz wrote:
all of you guys are dumbasses, you cant blame the police for doing theyre job, hey lets blame all the marines for going to iraq and afghanistan and getting themselves kill, lets blame all the police officers that get kill on duty, all you civilians dont know how much stress were under and the decisions we have to make at the last minute. so if i was you i will keep my mouth shut and quit bitching about shit that you dont know.
its easy to talk when your not put in that situation. dumb fucks.
Yeah but in a life or death situation with a wanted murderer, People that are high or drunk are not thinking rational....and will not stop. Only when it's a kidnapping or something extreme should they give chase.
Only_In_Rhea

United States

#132 Apr 3, 2009
fastsam wrote:
Another chase and two more innocent people dead. When will this CRAP stop? There are better ways to deal with this other than the cowboy and Indian thought process. I would support murder charges against any and all LEO for this adrenaline filled joy ride.
There is very few occasions when someone should be chased, If they have a victim in the vehicle with them, that might would require action, but other than that chasing is entirely to dangerous, and to the poster that said most of the time the officers know who they are chasing, and the next poster said he was a idiot!!! when in fact, most officers do know who they are chasing, as if you was to look over public records, 8 of 10 that are in jail are repeat offenders, ALOT of officers are way to cocky once they get thier badge!!!
Only_In_Rhea

United States

#133 Apr 3, 2009
send officers ahead, and throw tack strips, no chase, his car is not functional at this point and no one gets hurt of killed, all officers should have tack strips, our county has finally done that after arguing the need of tack strips for a number of years, cheaper than a life, every officer could have these in thier cars at all times

Since: May 07

Lincolnton, NC

#134 Apr 3, 2009
Only_In_Rhea wrote:
send officers ahead, and throw tack strips, no chase, his car is not functional at this point and no one gets hurt of killed, all officers should have tack strips, our county has finally done that after arguing the need of tack strips for a number of years, cheaper than a life, every officer could have these in thier cars at all times
And be trained to properly use them. That seems to be a problem locally - the cops don't know how to use them.

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