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03 June 2009

I love me some Vigilante Justice

Now, let's hope that the po-po's person of interest really was the savage who raped an 11-year-old. Good on y'all, Kensos.
Carrasquillo was seen by residents walking west on Clearfield toward Front about 3:15p.m. A block before Front, at Lee Street, several males, including at least two teens, confronted the suspect.
"Hey, yo! You raped this girl," one of the teens told the suspect, according to Kris Torres, 16, who was part of the group of three or four. The suspect denied it.
"No. I have a daughter myself," said Carrasquillo, according to Torres.
But the neighborhood was convinced he was the suspect because detectives came to the area in the morning showing a photograph to residents. Torres said the teens, including himself, started hitting the suspect.
"We just pounded on him because we wanted him arrested," Torres said.
The suspect, however, continued to deny he was the attacker, said Louis Rodriguez, 16, who said he also was involved in the beat-down. "Stop! It wasn't me," the man yelled, according to Rodriguez.
The suspect tried to walk away but was knocked down along the side of a corner store at Front and Clearfield Streets.
A large crowd then gathered and urged the teens to pummel the suspect. The beating was captured on videotape by an outside security camera just down the street.
"I was saying, 'He wants to rape babies? Kill him!' " said Linda Steeves, 38, who saw the drama unfold from her porch on Lee Street. "Everybody was applauding."

Worse yet, Carrasquillo's victim's mom (BIG correction from the original post) gave an interview in which she said she wants Carrasquillo dead.


Blogger dx said...

uh, dude? Carrasquillo’s mom is DEAD. so you might wanna edit that last line there...

5:57 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

Wow, that was really, really lax. My apologies.

6:22 PM  
Blogger dx said...

you still edited it wrong :)

9:58 AM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

I guess my subconscious is saying that people who (allegedly) rape 11-year-olds don't deserve fact checking. When, in fact, everybody does.

10:26 AM  

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