View Full Version : One hell of an article from The Washington Post
05-26-2003, 01:36 PM
Warning, not for the squeamish.
But this is one of the better pieces I've seen in the Post in a while.
The beginnings of a Savage End (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39069-2003May25.html?nav=hptoc_m&nav=hphttp://www.whttp://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/IncrementalGatherServlet?node=admin/registration/incremental)
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05-26-2003, 01:43 PM
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05-26-2003, 02:14 PM
Holy crap. That's unbelieveable
05-26-2003, 02:32 PM
Yeah. And those writers have got to be in the running for a Pulitzer next year. It's that good.
05-26-2003, 02:34 PM
Yes, it's the sort of thing that renews your faith in American journalism. And God knows it needed renewing lately.
Thanks for the heads-up, JC.
05-26-2003, 02:44 PM
It doesn't do much for my faith in my fellow motorists. Slowpokes beware!
05-26-2003, 03:00 PM
That link gave me problems but this one worked better: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39069-2003May25.html
05-26-2003, 03:09 PM
That's an incredible story, JC, thanks for the link.
""walks away, shaking his head:: Sad...
05-26-2003, 03:20 PM
How this guy was allowed to operate a motor vehicle after that many citations and temporary commitment is incredible. Long ago, all of his cars should have been impounded to keep him off of the streets. His violent behavior easily should have served as additional cause for the judge involved to order his being kept for further observation.
The system failed Mr. Stokes rather badly.
05-26-2003, 03:38 PM
Two dangerous drivers. Two dead men. Although I must say I'm glad I live in a place where people can be confined against their will through a Mental Health Act, I wish somebody was more vigilant in keeping those with no license, and drunks, off the street.
05-26-2003, 03:58 PM
Thanks for the link.
05-26-2003, 04:27 PM
First thing I thought of when I saw this thread was that article. Good choice. Excellent writing.
05-26-2003, 05:05 PM
Personally, I wouldn't have called Stokes DUI, but then things are different here. I found the writing rather long-winded and waffly.
05-26-2003, 07:24 PM
Actually, with a blood-alcohol level at twice the legal limit, he probably would've been charged with DWI, not DUI.
I hope the authorities rule this a justified shooting by the officer on the scene.
05-26-2003, 08:47 PM
Wow. Shocking, frightening, amazing article.
There's nothing else I can say.
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