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#22 Jan 22, 2008
a judge response? cmon please...i think he has better things to do then go online and write responses to what people say...i hope..
the doctor said that ekrem would have died because of his injuries if he did not take out his gun and shoot while he was in the AC hole..
he had fallen and his gun was still in his back pocket...then after having enough of being beaten and ..bleeding to death because of his injuries to the head he took out his gun and then shot at the a*sholes..
so get ur story sraight if u r going to pretend to be judge peters
#23 May 28, 2008
In the transcripts of the court proceedings, a comment was made that any normal person would run or walk away from someone in the possession of a gun. It was something like. "Do you expect this court to believe that he attacked you knowing you were armed with his family on the ground watching?"
In all my years of bartending, I've seen people stand and (stupidly) face an opponent not caring whether the person was armed or not. Usually, it was BECAUSE his wife was right there or maybe a friend and they had to save face. I've seen people disarmed and had the crap beaten out of them with their own gun.
No, these people weren't drunk.
The autopsy report indicated an elongated pinky fingernail. I believe it was the left hand but I'm not certain.
Woking in a bar for many years, I've known many types of people. Business men, blue collar workers, people milking the government for disabilities they don't have...all regular customers.
I'm not attempting to stereotype or "profile", but there's only one type of person I've ever seen with an elongated pinky fingernail...someone who habitually uses cocaine and/or sells it. If you look at the docket of the Gwinnett county detention center, many, many mexicans are being held there for drug offenses.
There were no drug tests done on the body of Sanchez. As a police officer, I know you've seen people geeked up on coke. Do you think they'd back down from someone with a firearm in a very public place?(They don't back down from polce officers!!)Couple this with being surrounded by their own brothers on the roof with their wife watching from the ground.
As it turns out, the deceased man and some of his family members had been made to leave their native Mexico.(What do you have to do to get kicked out of a country that people flee to when they have major criminal issues?)Ekrem's original lawyer didn't thoroughly investigate the Sanchez history.
One of the Sanchez brothers involved in the incident was later arrested after stabbing someone in a bar fight.
Ekrem Jakopovic was granted a new trial. A bond hearing was held 3 months ago. Keep in mind that he was granted a bond originally by a different judge and appeared for his scheduled trial. No decision has been made whether to grant the bond pending the new trial. According to the judge, his main concern is that Ekrem has money. The judge stated that Ekrem has enough money that if he wanted to flee, he has the means to do so (as if he didn't before). He also has a house, a very successful business and his entire family resides within 15 miles of his house but that wasn't mentioned as a consideration.
So, it can be assumed that if you come to this country, make a life for yourself, do what's expected and pay your taxes, you decrease your chances of being granted a bond in a court where you've proven to be no flight risk and the case is superficial in its circumstances. But, should some derelict drug dealer, who exists on his/her daily income, be afforded the same consideration of bond the granting of that bond would be more probable because he/she couldn't afford it, anyway.
Who comes up with this reasoning? The same people who allow indigent illegal immigrants the right to free healthcare with no proof of citizen status or income while American born taxpaying citizens are turned away?
#24 May 28, 2008
Is that a fact, Judge Peters? With all due respect, I've taken the libery of pasting into this comment box (Exhibit A) the Georgia statute regarding a judge's opinions in a case:
OCGA 17-8-57 provides, in pertinent part, as follows: "It is error for any judge in any criminal case, during its progress or in his charge to the jury, to express or intimate his opinion as to what has or has not been proved or as to the guilt of the accused." However, this Code section "is only violated when the court's charge assumes certain things as facts and intimates to the jury what the judge believes the evidence to be.
If you want to hide behind your robe and the state's or country's citizens ignorance of certain laws and rules, so be it. Just remember, the next time you sit on your bench, that people having to appear before you in your courtroom don't have the same luxuries and are forced to have some sort of integrity and courage.
One of the points argued in his appeal for a new trial was worded something like, " The intructions given to the jury by Judge Peters were not concise." It was again stated that the jury's instructions from Judge Peters were unclear.
You see all kinds of people everyday being in your position. Having had Ekrem in such close proximity, you had to notice what kind of a person he is. You had to see the people who were there who love him dearly.
Please tell me you noticed the conflicting statements made by the deceased's daughter in the police report and the interview 2 years later. In the police report when asked if she recognized the man (Ekrem), she said, "Yes. He was in the back of the ambulance." (after the shooting occured and enough time had passed to surrender himself to security and have an ambulance called). 2 years later, when asked the same question, She responded, "Yes. He's the man who shot my father". So, the day it happened, he was just some guy in an ambulance. After alot of time (for coaching on what to say, etc.) had passed, she knew he was the guy who shot her father.
If you choose not to provide your opinion in this matter AND you truly think this is a sad case, the least you could do is have some influence in helping Ekrem to get a bond. He has a little boy, for God's sake. He's beautiful and he needs his father!
#25 Jun 15, 2008
wow...that was great..i know ekrem personally and i want to thank everyone that supports him!
please keep him in ur prayers!
#26 Feb 3, 2009
Against it obviously.. everyone is, they are just wasting space in the U.S
#27 Sep 19, 2010
its clear ekrem is being presecuted because of his name and country of origin.
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