Thursday, August 25, 2011
2 Nights 4 Murders 4 Killers Charlotte in Chaos
The Charlotte Observer headline screams "Police charge three men in killing of girl, 4, parents at Charlotte apartment"
Lorenzo and Cheryl Graves were found shot to death in front of their television. The body of their four-year-old daughter, Oznola, was found in her parents bedroom, where family members think she was hiding before she was stabbed to death.
Lorenzo Tyrone White, 27, Joseph Louis Amous, 25, and Linny Marquise Barcliff, 20, were apprehended by police within 24 hours.
White is charged with three counts of murder, two counts of robbery, three counts of kidnapping and conspiracy and same charges have been filed against Barcliff and both are being held without bond.
But Amous is charged only with conspiracy to commit robbery and his bond is set at only $50,000. Cedar's Take: WTF?
Less than six miles away the fouth murder victim in two days, 20 year old Caleb Coppenhaver is found dead behind a vacant home.
Caleb Coppenhaver's alleged killer Campton Conway Wolfe, DOB 12/11/1986, was arrested by CMPD officers and charged with: Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery and Armed Robbery late Wednesday night. Wolfe's resume includes weapons, drug, robbery and assault charges.
Less than a month after Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe claimed victory for his war on crime, the city hits a new milestone with the stabbing death of a four year old.
It is not about numbers regardless of what CMPD's talking heads say. The percentages and charts don't tell the real facts or the cold hard truth.
Where is the acknowledgement of a subculture, of a sub class of humans that live among us? These are people that for whatever reason have embraced a culture of violence, drugs, guns and a way of life that doesn't include working. These are people who are not fit to live within our city, our state or our country.
How many times do the facts have to repeat before there is a public out cry?
We need long sentences for violent offenders. If you use a gun it should be a life sentence. We need to push back the line that says you are unfit for society and there is no hope of redemption. That line is now at rape and murder. If we are to "prevent the next crime" we need to push back the line.
Take a good look at the four above, every one of them should have been "put down" long ago.
The first time you commit a violent crime, will be the last time you commit a crime.
I think I could run for governor on that and get some pretty serious percentages.
August 31, 2011
Joseph Louis Amous, 25 who was orgianly charged with only conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon was also charged with three counts of murder and two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/08/31/2569049/3rd-suspect-charged-with-murder.html#ixzz1Wf5BGWo5