How is another gunshot victim at the scene held accountable for failing to
recall events and articulate them properly. She was shot. Medical issues
already. Who knows if her injuries and trauma from the shooting influencing her
recollection of the events that took place properly. Most people who aren't
shot or injured at a crime scene make lousy witness. Anyone can pick the wrong
person out of a line up, multiple people present give variants of the same
story. Do they think she shot anyone? Did they arrest her cause she
K asks excellent questions. Obstruction of justice has become a catchall for
cops that want to arrest you, but have no idea of the charges that should be
She may have been arrested for a valid reason. Nobody knows which person shot
the policeman for certain. Also, it would make it easier for the police if she
testifies against her boyfriend if he was the one who did it. He does not sound
like much of a boyfriend to me.
Sorry, this excessive sympathy jost does not work for me.Yes, she
was shot by the boyfriend, so she is a victim of that assault. However, it is
entirely possible that she was an accomplice in the boyfriend's reported
quest to kill a cop, or other criminal actions.Let the investigation
and facts play out before anyone runs off on conspiracy theories that somehow
she is a victim of some sort of misconduct by the cops. Maybe she was in
cahoots with the (alleged) killer all the way, or maybe totally surprised by all
the events. Wait and see.
I tend to side with sympathy after seeing her pictures in the DesNews yesterday
and today, and after reading this account from her lawyer. She clearly seems
like someone to whom life has not been as kind and who ended up in less than
ideal circumstances in her life, thereby leading her to be present in that car,
on that morning. Still have my mind on the family and friends of
the policeman who died--and now on this woman who seems a victim in this whole
thing, and a victim of other things in life too. Sad there is no way
to ever successfully, completely, permanently remove all guns and all weapons of
any kind from those of compromised moral or mental status.That would cure so
much in the world.
I see what you did there, DNews. Public eye...
So let's see. Arrest first, ask questions later?
The lady was arrested because: 1) She didn't tell the cops what they
wanted to hear 2) The cops wanted to remind her that the cops are running
this show not her or her lawyer 3) The cops wanted to get as much as they
could out of her before she was medically qualified to ask for an
attorney. Ergo: no family, no TV, no lawyer ! Justice in Zion.
She was arrested relating to this event. Not another event. They didnt pull up
to a police station so how could it have been a premeditated act to kill a cop?
They have forensics on the weapon and the trajectory of the bullets.
They would have a certainty of what happened even if none of them recovered.
@DN Subscriber2: "Sorry, this excessive sympathy jost [sic] does not
work for me."How much sympathy is "excessive"? There is
absolutely no evidence (at least none that has been released to the public) that
she is anything more than a victim here. No one connected to the case has
suggested that she encouraged, aided, abetted or otherwise had any part in the
shooting except for being in the car and being one of the people who was shot.
She was shot by someone she trusted and cared for. Life has not been kind to
her, and her experiences may have led her to be less than fully trusting of the
police, which could easily explain why she has been less than fully forthcoming
with information to them. Personally, when I someday stand before a
heavenly court, I would rather explain why I was too forgiving and sympathetic
to strangers than to explain why I was so harsh and judgmental. We may, after
all, be judged by the standards we use here to judge others.
I find it hard to EVER feel sorry for a doper who gets into even more trouble.
Obviously, she had a decent enough life (according to her pictures before and
after) until she CHOSE to do drugs and associate with others who also CHOSE that
life style. Cop Killers do not deserve any sympathy- whether she pulled the
trigger , herself, or not. She was there. That is enough. Questioning someone on
pain killers is a bit like spitting into the wind isn't it? Wait until she
is off all pain meds and maybe her version of the "truth" will be told.
If she does, indeed, know the truth from fiction.
showing before and after pictures (before drugs, after drugs) should be a
requirement for all high school seniors in Utah, a few pictures is worth a
million words in this case
Those critical of the police should read previous states made by them. They do
not have all of the facts yet and making judgments on incomplete evidence is not
wise for either the police or the public.
@ DN Subscriber 2You say, "However, it is entirely possible that
she was an accomplice in the boyfriend's reported quest to kill a cop, or
other criminal actions."Yes, that is possible. It is also
possible that spacemen flew down and sprinkled pixy dust on her and made her
fly.Our system of justice is based on facts and evidence. It is
wrong to arrest someone based on a "possibility" without evidence. The
police need to slow down and not let their emotions control how this
investigation goes. I would hate to see a cop killer walk because other
officers where too quick to arrest witnesses and thus screw up the whole case.
Hey! I don't know about this incident but this is a pretty unflattering
picture to post on the desert news headlines of this person. As a church
affiliated publication, I think persons with disabilities Wouldnt appreciate
such a reference. I think we can be a little more sensitive and discrete, though
this situation appears pretty dire.Lots of people suffer and face
bullying from their condition in strabismus.I offer my best respect to you.
$500,000 bail because her stories didn't match? After being shot, who in
their right mind would have the presence to know what exactly happened. She is
the second/first victim of this guy.Unbelievable. sounds like
she's been through enough. Let her heal with her family. You can still
interrogate her but charging for obstructing justice and that huge bail...after
she was shot, C'mon law enforcement. Use some judgment and wisdom!I feel horrible for the officer's family but don't take it out
Confused in AZ, she has a medical condition and that is why she looks so
different. I dont doubt drug use, as too many conditions in this country are not
under control and the sufferers self medicate far too often. If she was arrested
because drugs were found in her system that would be something else. I will say
this. If I were shot I'd like pain killers. Good question if the police
asked if the effects were worn off before they started to interview her? Could
be part of the reason her story changed? Some of the interviews she was in pain
killers, some not. Or maybe she was still tramatized from being shot? I have
never been shot and have no idea how I would react. I would hate to be a victim
of a crime where an officer was killed. They have the guy that pulled the
trigger. Justice will be served for the murder of an on duty officer.
Juss to clarify: The reson she is not exposed to media nd family is becuse that
is the easiest way to avoid any influences on a declaration, it is a lot easier
for a person the tell things right when there is no other factors that interfere
with the real story, PD is doing its job, it is not their fault most civilians
are ignorant in invetigation procedures, the truth will come out soon.