Murdered in His Own Garage For a POS Car

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    Ya, I know I just took bones to task for sharing terrible crime stories none of us can do a thing about and here I am, doing the very same thing. Maybe I understand a bit more what led her to post about the baby thrown into traffic....because we've just had an 80 year old man found beaten to death in the garage of his home. Three people found driving his stolen 1993 Plymouth Valiant, one 18 year old and two 15 year olds, have been arrested for his murder. And the victim was my neighbor.

    No, I did not know him. But now I wonder whether it is safe to leave my windows open downstairs. I wonder how his family will ever find peace with losing him this way. I wonder how a 15 year old even gets the idea to commit such a brutal murder. I wonder what the victim's last terrifying, pain-filled moments were like.

    We prolly all hear of local crimes that touch us in some way, and I suppose in the grand scheme of things the one I am posting about isn't all that sensational. But yet, it has me weighed down and grieving...and like bones, some days you need to share it to carry it.



    Murder charges filed in death of elderly Brooklyn man | cleveland.com
     
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    Sorry to hear your senses of safety and decency have been violated Madeline. I certainly can't expain why some people feel they can take from others without regard for that person. My guess is you are just as safe today as last week, may be more so with these three of the streets.
     
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    Sounds like they are qualified for the Obama Youth Corp.
    Maybe Holder will get involved in the case and a figure out a way to drop the charges.
     
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    When crimes like that hit close to home, it's perfectly reasonable to be upset.

    What were those kids thinking?

    They weren't think' nuttin.

    They were actualizing what they believe was their unalienable right to do whatever the hell they wanted.

    Hopefully society will dissaude them of that mistaken notion that they are the center of the freakin' universe.
     
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    Society will do nothing of the sort.
    Society will use some liberal notion of rehabilitation that works in 3% of the cases and put the little monsters right back on the street. Before they are released they will get educated in advanced techniques of weight lifting, murder, robbery and prison sex.
     
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    Totally uncalled for, asshole.


    Are you armed, Maddy?
    *hugs*
     
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    Called for, because it's close to the truth.
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    No, hortySir, I'm not. I have struggled with buying a gun and come close before....but in the end I never have. I don't think it's in me to shoot another person and if things are really that bad, I'd be better off moving.

    I can't get these images out of my head. The 80 year old man, happy to still have his independence, puttering around in his garage. Always frugal, keeping the Valiant because it runs well and he doesn't need anything fancy. Probably a decent, kind man all his life.

    The three kids. How did they get to his house? Walk? Why did they choose him? Which one of them raised their hand to him first? There just is no power on earth that could make me strike an elderly person....how did these kids overcome that humanity? Why didn't they just steal his car without murdering him? Who raised these kids? How are their families coping with this terrible crime?

    What are we supposed to do with 15 year olds who murder 80 year old men by beating them to death? Rehabilitation just does not seem possible. LWOP seems unbearably cruel.

    And selfishly, I look at my street, my open windows, and wonder, am I safe here? I just don't understand......
     
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    Try all of them as adults and let them ride the fucking lightning.
     
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