Accountant brought people together
Chris Roder brought people together and helped local businesses through those relationships, said a leader with the Lockport Chamber of Commerce.
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#1 Mar 10, 2009
Thanks for writing this story. Chris was a Great Guy! I hope people read this and realize when they drive, they are in possesion of a deadly weapon. Speeding, esp. more than 10 over the limit, increases your liability if there is an incident. It is no longer 'an accident'.
#2 Mar 24, 2009
brians a great guy too. to bad you dont know him like I do. If you did maybe than you would realize its a tragedy for everyone involved! thank god for courts. So we understand what is and isnt an accident,perhaps you should wait for the facts jill before you pre judge. Im sure everyone knows what predudice conjures!
#3 Mar 24, 2009
As a police officer I can tell you one thing:
Brian may be a great guy, but he made a very bad decision that night. He chose to do 80 mph in a 35 zone and possess (possibly ingest) marijuana.
Now he has taken from us a productive member of society and has taken away his own potential for doing good in life.
Instead of defending his choices, Farmer James, you should be on a soap box instructing others to avoid alcohol and drug consumption, especially before and during driving.
RIP Chris Roder-we will miss you!
#4 Mar 24, 2009
PATNOUDES BRIAN N 3 27 9 405 900 09TR019158 2550429 OPERATE UNINSURED MTR 4 Status
PATNOUDES BRIAN N 3 27 9 405 900 09DT000349 2550431 DUI ANY AMOUNT OF DRUG 1 Status
PATNOUDES BRIAN N 3 27 9 405 900 09TR019156 2550427 SPEEDING 40+ MILES 2 Status
PATNOUDES BRIAN N 3 27 9 405 900 09TR019157 2550428 IMPROPER TRAFFIC LANE 3 Status
PATNOUDES BRIAN N 4 3 9 405 900 09CF000490 0 RECKLESS HOMICIDE/MTR 2 Preliminary
PATNOUDES BRIAN N 4 3 9 405 900 09CF000490 0 AGG DUI/ACCIDENT/DEATH 1 Preliminary
#5 Mar 24, 2009
You are absolutely correct. This Brian guy maybe was a good guy, but he gave that away when he took the life of an innocent man. This is 1000% Brian's fault and he will pay the price for it. He made some extremely wrong decsions that night and he is fully responsible for the consequences. This guy needs to quit making excuses for his his bad behavior. Chris was a good guy and he died way too young and only one person is to blame.
#6 Apr 2, 2009
It always amazes me when people defend people even when they are caught on video tape and were caught on radar right before the accident. Oh, and let's not forget two separate police officers witnessed the accident and the accident occurred on the other side of the road.
I was actually really irritated to see that Brian, the good guy, didn't plead guilty like an honorable person would in this instance. Maybe you should revisit who you consider a great guy.
#8 May 12, 2009
Im sorry for the loss of Mr. Roder, but I am also sorry for what Brian has lost also. Brian is a good man no matter what any of you think or say about him . You did not know him nor do you know anything then what the media wants you to know. So until the truth comes out I would hold my tounge. You are all so wrong. Something we should all live by:
Let he without sin cast the first stone!
Only God can Judge!
#9 Jun 8, 2009
I'm always amazed when I see postings like Kevin's above stating Brian should just plead guilty right off the bat. I shows how little they know about how Due Process works. First of all, even if he wanted to do such a thing, the judge would not accept his plea without assigning him a Public Defender do to the seriousness of the offense and the consequences of making a blind plea. Brian is merely using his right to legal representation that all criminal defendants are afforded and these cases usually take a long time to work out between the prosecution and the defense. It's unlikely this will ever go to trial and a plea deal is likely. He will more than likely do state time. I am not defending this guy and believe the punishment should be harsh but it's the way our criminal justice system operates to insure all defendants are afforded Due Process under law. It has nothing to do with him not being honorable. He is only following the advice of his counsel.
#10 Jun 10, 2009
Tired of being taxed to death in Illinois.
Joliet "Will County" Independence Day
Rally & Freedom Concert
July 4th 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Come and Celebrate Our Independence Day!!
Let's Commit to Preserving Our Independence!!!
Dear Concerned Citizen,
After our successful Joliet Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, the most frequently asked question was "what now?" It is no longer a luxury, but a necessity that we as American citizens act and act now! With this in mind, we are excited to announce "The Joliet Will County Independence Day Rally & Freedom Concert. It will be held July 4th at Pathway Field in Shorewood. The address is 19554 NW Frontage Rd. Shorewood,IL. The time is 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM. This will give you more than enough time to proceed with the
family doings later. it will be a great concert and rally bring the kids have them take part in
an American institution.
#11 May 4, 2015
Brian and his brother are extremely anti-police, laws and reality. They are extreme socialist who scream racism, police brutality and injustice to anyone and everyone who will listen. It's no surprise that he broke so many laws. It is always funny to me that the old idiom "the squeakiest wheel gets the grease" always pertains to the people who doth protest to much.
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