UVA Wise Student Facing Federal Charges

The University of Virginia at Wise student who contacted authorities last week and allegedly lied about seeing an armed man on campus has been arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint. Full Story
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Albemarle native

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jan 28, 2013
Dude, most of us grew out of that stage. Yes, I played "ding dong ditch" and made a couple prank phone calls. But, I was like 13 years old.

I'd also bet he doesn't have a girlfriend.
Derek

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jan 28, 2013
So this guy is facing federal charges for lying about seeing a man with a gun, yet when a guy actually walks into a Kroger with a load gun he is given a "stern" talking-to and sent about his merry way. How very ironic, yet not surprising. No surprise how different the two men are now, is there?
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#3 Jan 28, 2013
And the irony is? If he gets convicted, his rights to carry a weapon will be surrendered.
Dave Briggman

Harrisonburg, VA

#4 Jan 28, 2013
Why is this a federal charge?
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jan 28, 2013
Derek wrote:
So this guy is facing federal charges for lying about seeing a man with a gun, yet when a guy actually walks into a Kroger with a load gun he is given a "stern" talking-to and sent about his merry way. How very ironic, yet not surprising. No surprise how different the two men are now, is there?
The guy who walked into Kroger did not break the law. The guy who made this prank call was knowingly violating the law. That's the difference.
citizen

Crozet, VA

#6 Jan 28, 2013
Derek wrote:
So this guy is facing federal charges for lying about seeing a man with a gun, yet when a guy actually walks into a Kroger with a load gun he is given a "stern" talking-to and sent about his merry way. How very ironic, yet not surprising. No surprise how different the two men are now, is there?
Ask your neighborhood cop what the term "open carry" means in the state of Virginia.

As for your remark about "how different" the two men are, well, note that the Caucasian, in this case, did not break the law. The other fellow did.

Too bad for your flawed racial cop out.
anti anti-gun nuts

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jan 28, 2013
Derek, I'd call you clueless, but that wouldn't be fair to clueless people. Do you see race behind everything? As Eaglescout pointed out, what the idiot did in the Kroger store was not against any law. The student at UVA Wise DID break a law. It's not really a difficult concept to grasp.
Alexander Nevermind

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jan 28, 2013
citizen wrote:
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Ask your neighborhood cop what the term "open carry" means in the state of Virginia.
As for your remark about "how different" the two men are, well, note that the Caucasian, in this case, did not break the law. The other fellow did.
Too bad for your flawed racial cop out.
No racial cop out needed. If an armed Black man walked into your local Piggly Wiggly, you would almost demand that he be arrested or shot on site. But if I do it with my rifle, you would have no problem. The real "cop out" is the stupidity that prevents people from seeing their own discriminatory practices and stereotypes. I'm sure I could do the same thing today and get the same little wrist slap that this doofus received. But let a young Black male do the same thing. He'd be lucky if he got the see the outside of a jail cell by the end of the week, or better yet, he would be lucky if he lived past the moment. It's not a matter of "open carry". No one would be interested in hearing a young Black male cite "open carry" in a store full of upper middle class white citizens. These silly 2nd Amendment justifications that continue to be thrown out just demonstrates our ignorance. Open carry...please....
Alexander Nevermind

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jan 28, 2013
Southerner wrote:
Then that should tell you that there is something wrong with the "law". What was the point of the guy with the loaded weapon? He knowingly walked into a public grocery store, where children probably were present, with a loaded weapon that was essentially an M16 rifle that military personnel carries. Suppose that clown suddenly flipped out and decided to start shooting? Suppose someone mistook him for someone that was whacko and planted a bullet in his brain? What was his purpose? Showing off? Being a ****? It was a stupid thing to do, and any law that allows that to occur in a public place is a stupid law. It's just as stupid as a street guy getting 20 years in jail for a few rocks of crack cocaine, yet some white-collar professional being sentenced to rehab and probation. You can justify it however you want, but it's completely illogical that a prank phone call could get you federal charges, yet a stroll into a grocery store with a semi-automatic only gets you scolded. Only in the south
Then move your northern a ss back home if you don't like the way we do it in the SOUTH!
You're still smarting from losing that war aren't you?
anti anti-gun nuts

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jan 28, 2013
Perhaps Derek could move to NYC where he's protected by the Mayor and NYPD against lawless scum who have the nerve attempting to sell 64 oz cups of non-diet soda. I don't know how those poor libs survived up there all those years with those lethal 64 oz cups being sold legally. Wow, the absolute horror of that image.
King Ralph

Gladys, VA

#13 Jan 28, 2013
Derek wrote:
So this guy is facing federal charges for lying about seeing a man with a gun, yet when a guy actually walks into a Kroger with a load gun he is given a "stern" talking-to and sent about his merry way. How very ironic, yet not surprising. No surprise how different the two men are now, is there?
Yeah, the system works as intended. Didn't your mom ever tell you lying is a sin? I'll bet he'll do a lot less of it now.
sez you

Richmond, VA

#14 Jan 28, 2013
Alexander Nevermind wrote:
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No racial cop out needed. If an armed Black man walked into your local Piggly Wiggly, you would almost demand that he be arrested or shot on site. But if I do it with my rifle, you would have no problem. The real "cop out" is the stupidity that prevents people from seeing their own discriminatory practices and stereotypes. I'm sure I could do the same thing today and get the same little wrist slap that this doofus received. But let a young Black male do the same thing. He'd be lucky if he got the see the outside of a jail cell by the end of the week, or better yet, he would be lucky if he lived past the moment. It's not a matter of "open carry". No one would be interested in hearing a young Black male cite "open carry" in a store full of upper middle class white citizens. These silly 2nd Amendment justifications that continue to be thrown out just demonstrates our ignorance. Open carry...please....
Discrimination aside, why is it that the average American shys away from blake meighborhoods at night? Survival instinct maybe? Are the numbers that show the vast majority of violent crime committed by blacks false? Are the numbers that show the vast majority of prison populations are black false? It has nothing to do with discrimination, its about a violent social group the whites would just as soon stay away from for reasons of just plain safety. You think rap music espouses love and kindness to all mankind? We are all born with an inate sense of survival, if wanting to keep safe means avoiding certain people and locations then so be it.
Saywhatnow

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Jan 28, 2013
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
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The guy who walked into Kroger did not break the law. The guy who made this prank call was knowingly violating the law. That's the difference.
Eagle, though I agree with you,those incidents created the same amount of terror. I also agree that these two cases should have been treated equally.
I feel for roger and UVA at Wise!
DID YOU HEAR THAT

Culpeper, VA

#17 Jan 28, 2013
Alexander Nevermind wrote:
<quoted text>
No racial cop out needed. If an armed Black man walked into your local Piggly Wiggly, you would almost demand that he be arrested or shot on site. But if I do it with my rifle, you would have no problem. The real "cop out" is the stupidity that prevents people from seeing their own discriminatory practices and stereotypes. I'm sure I could do the same thing today and get the same little wrist slap that this doofus received. But let a young Black male do the same thing. He'd be lucky if he got the see the outside of a jail cell by the end of the week, or better yet, he would be lucky if he lived past the moment. It's not a matter of "open carry". No one would be interested in hearing a young Black male cite "open carry" in a store full of upper middle class white citizens. These silly 2nd Amendment justifications that continue to be thrown out just demonstrates our ignorance. Open carry...please....
What would he be chaged with?
Back to Reality

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jan 28, 2013
I think they need to correct the name to the UVA DUMB campus.
Derek

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Jan 28, 2013
anti anti-gun nuts wrote:
Derek, I'd call you clueless, but that wouldn't be fair to clueless people. Do you see race behind everything? As Eaglescout pointed out, what the idiot did in the Kroger store was not against any law. The student at UVA Wise DID break a law. It's not really a difficult concept to grasp.
And I'd call you an inbred, but it would insult toothless, inbreds all over the world. It has nothing to do with seeing race behind everything. Us whites don't mind playing the race-card when it suits us, but when any one points out a discrepancy in how different situations are handled on a racial level, we suddenly get our panties in a bunch that someone makes a point to point out the difference in perception and we ask the rest of the country to pull themselves out of their condition. Can you grasp that or is that not something that Fox News has informed you to pay attention to? It's the primary reason that the rest of the nation rarely invites the South into any sort of debate. Too sensitive and a lack of perspective on any viewpoint besides their own. Thank you very much. Done!!
Alexander Nevermind

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Jan 28, 2013
sez you wrote:
<quoted text>Discrimination aside, why is it that the average American shys away from blake meighborhoods at night? Survival instinct maybe? Are the numbers that show the vast majority of violent crime committed by blacks false? Are the numbers that show the vast majority of prison populations are black false? It has nothing to do with discrimination, its about a violent social group the whites would just as soon stay away from for reasons of just plain safety. You think rap music espouses love and kindness to all mankind? We are all born with an inate sense of survival, if wanting to keep safe means avoiding certain people and locations then so be it.
Wow....this has no validity or point. You are aware that these scattered shooting episodes are being performed by good ol' white guys like you and I right? Are children and innocent people threatening the safety of hard-working Americans like us? Sigh.......
woah

Roanoke, VA

#21 Jan 28, 2013
Race has nothing to do with this, so don't start that nonsense. This was a very serious offense, and this guy has probably ruined his own life with this stupid decision.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#22 Jan 28, 2013
Dave Briggman wrote:
Why is this a federal charge?
Why is lying to an FBI agent a federal charge? Are you that stupid? Lying to a federal agent is punishable by up to 5 years in federal prison and up to a 250,000.00 dollar fine. Evidently, when Bryant allegedly called in the hoax, feds showed up at the scene...and then Bryant, who was ignorant of his rights and nervous about the jam he was in, continued his alleged criminal behavior by telling the FBI agents a fib. He could have easily refused to have talked to them, it's his right, but he didn't he talked to them of his own free will and evidently the feds believe he lied to them, hence the federal indictment. The reason it took so long, the Feds put their evidence in front of a grand jury hearing called an information hearing. The grand jury hears this, then they decide to indict the accused. He's literally screwed, blued and tattooed.
wow

Wise, VA

#23 Jan 29, 2013
Funny how race is always mentioned when a black person breaks the law and is prosecuted.

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