Judge hears motion in ATF agent's trial

Judge hears motion in ATF agent's trial

There are 733 comments on the Virgin Islands Daily News story from Apr 4, 2009, titled Judge hears motion in ATF agent's trial. In it, Virgin Islands Daily News reports that:

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez is considering a motion filed on behalf of a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent William Clarke to have his murder trial moved from V.I. Superior Court to federal court.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Virgin Islands Daily News.

Baja

United States

#21 Apr 22, 2010
Will is awesome. Read the reports, Sukow was an abusive individual, Its 10 or so in the am and Sukow is drunk, he's chasing his girlfriend. She gets in Clark's car begging for help and Sukow won't back up (think he's hitting car with that huge, heavy flashlight , doesnt heed warnings and got close enough with flashlight to scare Clark...maybe the family missed all that. Sorry for the loss of. Sukow's life. Im thinking he contributed heavily to that
Larry

Wakefield, MA

#22 May 18, 2010
The world is a safer, better place now that the violent drunk, cowardly woman beater is dead. RIP scumbag
Batman

Boca Raton, FL

#23 Jun 18, 2010
sludgeman wrote:
I re-read your post and it made me even more angry - so you think "Sukow knew Clarke was a law enforcement officer (they were neighbors)" and "Clarke would have expected the worst, that Sukow was going to use that weapon against him to incapacitate him and then take Clarke's gun."
You state "Sukow left Clarke with no choice. If Sukow had kept his distance and acted rationally he would not have been shot."
Wow - you really are an A Hole. I hope you never argue with someone and "act irrationaly". Someone might think you want to "try to take their gun". What right does that give anyone to take someone elses life??
You need to watch your back, dude...

<quoted text>
It's a good thing for Sludgeman that stupidity isn't a capital offense. You may have read and re-read a posted comment, but you obviously are taking in information far above your reading level. Please don't breed cork soaker. Take a little time and do some research before you start posting your opinions jaggoff.
your pretty dumb

Branson, MO

#24 Jun 25, 2010
Larry wrote:
The world is a safer, better place now that the violent drunk, cowardly woman beater is dead. RIP scumbag
so what did he do to you???? larry are you secretly a woman ??

Since: Jun 10

AOL

#25 Jun 28, 2010
Am I the only one who thinks that a screen name like "your pretty dumb" is ironic for someone who can't use proper grammar or punctuation? Obviously "you're" the one whos pretty dumb. Read any of the court documents and they carry the complete story. He certainly wasn't going to be receiving any good samaritan awards any time soon. Anyone who has access to the MO court records can see his past history of "adult abuse with stalking" and "breach of contract". Definitely a class act if you ask me.
Tiredofliberalsa ndexcuses

Des Moines, IA

#26 Jul 4, 2010
The guy came after the ATF agent with a metal object using it as a weapon. Doesn't matter if he was a cop or not, the shooting was justified. Some piece of shit wants to attack me in the same situation, I'm going to give him the same outcome. Vicky Combs overlooks all the wrongs her loved one did to put himself in the grave. I'm sure the rest of her family will end up dead or in prison with her "logic." F*ck you Ms. Combs. I'd piss on Marcus' grave if I wanted to waste my time getting there.
newenglandernh

Suncook, NH

#27 Jul 7, 2010
I know Special Agent Clark personally. Reading the comments that have been written are very absent minded. If you were being attacked what would you have done? Secondly, Agent Clark is the reason my sister and husband are no longer in the VI's. Take into consideration all accounts and think before you write the comments you do.
Jen

Boca Raton, FL

#28 Jul 13, 2010
You have a very naive and ignorant perception of the situation, as do many people. Special Agent Clark did precisely what every other federal law enforcement officer should have done, would have done and has been trained to do. If you look at the logistics and the true facts of this unfortunate incident, you will note that the reports that most individuals are reading are inaccurate and extremely biased.
Jen

Boca Raton, FL

#29 Jul 13, 2010
Last comment was in response to Vicky Combs. Also, I love what "tiredofliberalsandexcuse s" has to say. That man needs to step up and become our next president.
Jen

Boca Raton, FL

#30 Jul 13, 2010
Priscilla and Vicky need to hang out and have ignorant conversation together. Learn the facts before making judgement! Did anyone realize the drugged up drunk jackass that calls himself a man was vocal about retrieving a firearm from inside his home? What exactly do you think he was going to do with that? Sit on his steps and polish it? Do you ladies not know what a magnalight is? It absolutely IS a deadly weapon. Will wanted to go to the gym, not play cops and robbers with this man. That relationship wasn't all about flowers and romance and handing out a cookie and smile to all the neighbors. It was disfunctional, disrupting, problematic and asking for a "bad" ending.
Jen

Boca Raton, FL

#31 Jul 13, 2010
your pretty dumb wrote:
<quoted text>so what did he do to you???? larry are you secretly a woman ??
Hey Pretty Dumb, are you secretly intelligent?
Jen

Boca Raton, FL

#32 Jul 13, 2010
Batman wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a good thing for Sludgeman that stupidity isn't a capital offense. You may have read and re-read a posted comment, but you obviously are taking in information far above your reading level. Please don't breed cork soaker. Take a little time and do some research before you start posting your opinions jaggoff.
Agreed - Sludgeman belongs with Sukow.
Jen

Boca Raton, FL

#33 Jul 13, 2010
Midsoutherner wrote:
I'm sorry to both of you for your loss. It's terrible that Mr. Sukow had to lose his life but his actions are the cause. You both siad Mr. Sukow was unarmed but in reality he had a long flashlight. If you don't think a flashlight that size is a weapon then try letting someone whack you on the side of the head with it. Mr. Sukow and Ms. Duncan both knew Agent Clarke was a law enforcement officer. If Mr. Sukow had the opportunity to use that flashlight against Agent Clarke, then he could have easily taken Agent Clarke's firearm and used it against him and/or Ms. Duncan. Could Agent Clarke have driven away? Maybe or maybe not. We weren't there so there is no way of knowing. One thing I'm sure of is that Agent Clarke had no intention of killing anyone that day and Mr. Sukow's actions were the cause of everything.
EXTREMELY well put!
Virgin Islander

Fort Worth, TX

#34 Aug 7, 2010
You white people need to stop coming to our island drinking rum and thinking we are all jackasses.Mr. Clark will pay the price for his crime stop making excuses for the dirtbag.
Midsoutherner

Fredericksburg, VA

#35 Aug 7, 2010
Virgin Islander wrote:
You white people need to stop coming to our island drinking rum and thinking we are all jackasses.Mr. Clark will pay the price for his crime stop making excuses for the dirtbag.
Never been to your stinking crime riddled mud hole and never will. I guarantee you Clark will be exonerated from this bullshit charge. Hopefully after that a tsunami will wash all the scum like you away into the sea.
bigtree

Fredonia, NY

#36 Aug 7, 2010
Virgin Islander wrote:
You white people need to stop coming to our island drinking rum and thinking we are all jackasses.Mr. Clark will pay the price for his crime stop making excuses for the dirtbag.
Aha! the bigotry comes forth. At least you're honest. If not for those rum-drinking white people you might be flat on your asses financially. The jackass part comes in where YOU must think that of yourself but just blaming it on white people.
Beenthere

Jupiter, FL

#37 Aug 9, 2010
Hey Virgin Islander, there are so many problems with your hateful little statement that its almost too easy to tee off on you...moron. White people should stop drinking "your rum"? Familiar with the Nelthrop family. They're from St. Croix (many generations) and they're white. We don't think you're all jackasses, just the ones like you. Mr. Clark committed no crime. Look at the details, idiot. As for not going to the islands, that isn't a problem for most Americans. Putting an end to US dollars wasted there is. The VI is so insignificant in the national picture, yet you don't get it. You are no bigger than a suburb of the average US city.
Beenthere

Jupiter, FL

#38 Aug 9, 2010
Sorry, the Nelthrop family has owned/managed the Cruzan Rum distillery for 8 generations. It is currently owned by a company in Indiana or Iowa. It was previously owned by one of the European vodka manufacturers. "Your rum?" Jaggoff. Besides, imagine your your little panty-stain of a life if the US dollar abandons the USVI. There are plenty of other islands down there, such as the BVI where there are not so many problems. I realize that not everybody in the USVI feels the way you do. It is unfortunate though that you have a 'voice' that damages the image of all there. You are a racist cork soaker yet you somehow try to turn it on everyone else. Pathetic. I'll wager that most V Islanders are embarrassed by you.

Since: Jun 10

AOL

#39 Aug 9, 2010
Well, well, once again racism rears its ugly head! Imagine if we started off a sentence with "you black people"? There would be riots in the streets. Good thing that most of the islanders are genuinely good, kind people and that this inbred-cousinhumper is the exception. If the "white people" stop going to the VI and spending money it will turn into "Little Haiti" in about 6 months.
Joseph

Spokane, MO

#40 Aug 18, 2010
You ATF agents are a total joke, You mean to tell Me, a Man with a Big Flaslight, is a threat to a Man that's trained in the special way that They are trained, felt threatened by a Man who was standing out in the open?? could not have drove around Him and came back later after everything cooled down, I know Marc, He was a great Young Man, that Dearly loved His Family, and They Dearly loved Him, He called His Mother every morning to see how Her and His Dad were, and He Dearly Loved His 15 year old Daughter, anyway midsoutherner, You have absolutley know idea what You are talking about, there is a lot more to this case than You know, there is always to sides to every story, Ms Duncans Children had Marc beaten up really bad by some thugs, nearly killed Marc because They thought Their mother was spending way to much money on Marc, They had went to Clarke to tell Him They wanted Him to take care of Marc, and He did, 4 Men had been hired by these Children of MS Duncan, so this is a clear case of premedicated MURDER, He should be charged with First Degree Murder, if Mr Clark has nothing to hide go to court and let the system give Him a fair Trial that is more than He give Marc, and Mr midsoutherner, find out all the facts before You spout off something You know nothing about at all
and no Law officer is above the law, and I dare say that everyone of Us that got into it with Our wives or girl friends, and the Law officers came and shot Them They would be a lot of Us dead including You if Your Married, of which I doubt very seriously

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

ATF Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News The Latest: Feds send 20 more ATF agents to Chi... Jul 1 RustyS 5
News West, Texas explosion deemed a criminal act (May '16) Jun 30 Texas FireCracker 2
News 'Full Measure': Fast and Furious new Jun 26 RustyS 1
News Vagos motorcycle club targeted in Southern Cali... (Mar '06) Jun 22 CassH 4,849
News 3 arrested in firearms burglary after standoff May '17 So good fart 6
News Ka-Boom! Police learn about explosives by deton... May '17 Tad Askew 2
News Flashback: "Rough, worse than combat" (Aug '08) May '17 Da Kernalisms 33
More from around the web