For those of you that say that Danielle should have done what she was told and
that she was not doing things that she should have been doing. Both of you
don't know what happened that day. It is obvious just by your comments. You
did not talk to her the day before she was murdered and you did not know what
was going on that last 2 weeks of her life. If you did you would not have said
some of the things that you said. No, for a long time she did make mistakes, as
we all have when we are young, however she was on the right path until she ran
into some people that would not leave her alone. So if you would have said that
a year prior to her death, I might agree with you. But, at that point in her
life she was making good choices or at least she was trying to. When she was
killed a lot more was going on than any of you know. So, unless you know what
you are talking about I would like it if you would not comment on anything
having to do with Danielle.
There would be a lot less people killed if they would just pull over when the
police tell them to. If you have been good and have nothing to hide it
shouldn't be a problem to pull over. She was the one who escalated the
situation by not stopping. I feel bad for her mom and family and friends having
to suffer the loss of her, but if she would have chosen to stop she would still
be alive. PLEASE STOP PEOPLE!
She can be angry with the officers... but she should also be at least a LITTLE
angry with her daughter. She was not exactly doing what a good daughter should
have been doing that day.The officers may have not responded exactly
the way we all wish they had (in hind sight). But they only had a fraction of
a second to decide how to respond... and their training kicked in and they did
what they did.This was not a "murder". It was not the plan
to kill that girl that night. It was not their intention. It was not their
goal. It was not even their decision that put these events into motion. She
kinda forced them to respond the way they did when she almost ran them over and
tried to get away from justice.The officers deserve some
condemnation for not responding 100% correctly in the instant they had to
decide. But there also needs to be some realization that the girl had months
and years of bad decisions that lead to this situation, and brought ALL the
people involved together in this instantaneous decisions that ended so
This entire travesty is why West Valley City needs to abolish it's police
department and role it into the Unified Police. When a police agency has this
level of a problem with so many incompetant officers, it's best to just
implode it and start over. New leadership is just band-aiding the problem that
is a sick overall festering infected mess!
All these formal proceedings are merely complication of the obvious. It
doesn't take a mental giant to figure out what happened with Cowley--both
the murder, and also his other incompetence and dishonesty. Why are we mousing
around about his job, when he should have been standing trial for murder long
ago? What a travesty.
It is an understatement to say it is irritating the way the "legal"
system drags out proceedings usually in the name of defendant rights. This
mother is right to be irritated,but it won't do any good.