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Candlelight vigil held for Honor Farm escapee

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10 comments:

  • Brenda Jazulin posted at 9:12 pm on Tue, Oct 2, 2012.

    Brenda Posts: 1

    Hi Hi Angel- Ive known your family throughout my life your sister Diana Woods and I wwere best friends throughout elementary school @parklane to high school. This is so sad and to me its wrong that the cops acted in such a way that comes off as immature and wrong. I am sorry for what you and your family are going through. Eddie was a wonderful person. My heart goes out to you and the family and I will continually be praying Gods comfort over you guys.

     
  • Christina Bookman posted at 11:26 pm on Wed, Sep 19, 2012.

    cbookman Posts: 2

    I live in the in the park where the everthing happend. I can tell you that they didn't shoot 78 times. I'm right on the other side of the fence.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:33 am on Wed, Sep 19, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Pat stated..."The driver exited at Woodbridge Road about 36 minutes after the pursuit began and officers used a PIT maneuver as he was turning right onto the frontage road. The driver then put the car into reverse and attempted to run over officers...

    Pat, I would not rely on the media to report exactly what happened or what the officer actually said. I live very close to that spot on Woodbridge road and walk at that intersection daily. The description you typed here is misreported by who ever published this. When you take that exit and just turning right onto the frontage road, the car could not possibly end up on the mote area as you described. I would estimate there is a hundred yards distance from the point you begin to turn right and the stop sign you would come to. The car would not have been in any type of mote at that point. The driver would have had to make some odd maneuvers to get there.

    I would more believe that what was told the reporter and what you printed are not the same. Not saying anyone is untruthful, and I cannot explain why...

     
  • patrick Sourng posted at 10:03 pm on Tue, Sep 18, 2012.

    PatrickSS Posts: 1

    Everyone here who have posted something about this candlelight vigil all have their own respectful opinion. We are all from different side of the streets born from a different cloth and shed tears differently. The problem is not that he didn't stop for the police when they were chasing him. My problem is the way the cops explaining how he died. If everyone can go look online and look at his vehicle and how the cops reported to the media and said "The driver exited at Woodbridge Road about 36 minutes after the pursuit began and officers used a PIT maneuver as he was turning right onto the frontage road. The driver then put the car into reverse and attempted to run over officers, according to Garcia. Fearing for their safety, CHP officers and assisting San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies fired at the vehicle, hitting the driver and a female passenger inside the car" (Paul Jane News 10 producer). I was at the candlelight vigil and the story doesn't make no sense. There was no way he could have gone over the ditch and shift the vehicle in reverse to hit any cops. The car was surrounded by a huge moat. All of you should check it out. Justice need to be serve. Its police mentality and M.O. to stand in front of a vehicle and an excuse for any authority with a badge to fire on any suspect. This situation can be avoid. A friend, a father, a brother and a cousins who someone love very much wanted and care for to be alive.

     
  • maria garcia posted at 9:10 am on Tue, Sep 18, 2012.

    freedom Posts: 3

    This person was a good person in the families and good friends eyes, but to society he was a dangerous person. Or he would not have been behind bars to begin with. And it has been proven to the public that he was a dangerous person, because of again his wrong decision he chose to make. Maybe the family needs to come together in the small town of ACAMPO and help others with their expeirence. Our peace officers are out there to protect and serve and it funny how every time some one gets hurts it the peace officers that get blamed for some ones death. Our peace officers protect every one even the bad. All it takes is for some one to make one bad decision and some one gets hurt and yet every one wants to point figures and justify why the person did what they did.. THAT IS NOT FAIR!! If it was my husband, brother, son, nephew, cousin or friend. My feelings would be " i love you " but your bad doing. Look who you left to hurt... If it was the officer getting shot, as ive seen many times its funny how the family members of the shooter dont hold vigils for officers and their families !!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 11:32 am on Mon, Sep 17, 2012.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    Police officers are being killed in the line of duty more and more these days and the bad guys just seem to have no fear. The results of this case are very unfortunate, but if I was a police officer in this situation I would have done the same thing. It isn't as though they all have time to have a meeting and decide which one is going to pull their trigger. He should have surrendered peace fully and he would be alive today- his actions are not the fault of the police officers and I am sure they are not happy about the results either. They must protect their lives and go home to their families in one piece too. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and if one person learns about this tragedy and mends his ways because of it, this man's life was not in vain.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:42 am on Mon, Sep 17, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Angelina stated...He was still a human being and my brother. “You get in with the wrong people and your life just changes.”

    Heart breaking when someone loses another that they hold dear. It also feels so helpless when someone you love gets involved with people who create an environment where destructive behaviors are an everyday happening. My daughter who is still alive, is lost to this kind of group and there is absolutely nothing you can do but be there for them if they want a change of direction.

    That being said, had this man stopped his car and followed directions, he most likely would be alive today and the officers lives would not have been put in danger. Maybe good can come from tragedy if others learn from his mistakes and turn their lives around. Maybe family members can participate in educational meetings and help others by telling the family story.... do somthing positive in the name of the brother who died.

     
  • Manuel Martinez posted at 8:58 pm on Sun, Sep 16, 2012.

    Manuel Martinez Posts: 641

    A little something to point out: he wasn't shot 78 times for stealing the car and leaving the Honor Farm, it was because (according to the police) he attempted to run over an officer when they cornered him.

     
  • ANGELINA ARTHER posted at 5:59 pm on Sun, Sep 16, 2012.

    CABELLE1 Posts: 1

    He was still a human being and my brother. He didn't deserve to be shot over 78 times for stealing a car and escaping the honor farm.He should be in jail right now not at the cemetary. I use to believe in the police and their duty to protect and serve but that night they wanted him dead. i'm not justifying anything that my brother did yes he was wrong but being shot that many times and not having a weapon in the car does not make it ok for the police.

     
  • Dana Caratenuto posted at 4:02 pm on Sun, Sep 16, 2012.

    galgemini Posts: 1

    I do feel for the family who lost a loved one. But he is a bit of an idiot, to escape, steal a car, evade the cops and not expect to be shot. He might not be a monster, but he also wasn't playing with a full deck of cards!

     
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