There is not a single bit of evidence that shows that the three dead occupants
were guilty of anything. Posters should not be using the word "they."
We don't know if the driver rejected efforts to get him to pull over--nor
even if they made any effort to get him to pull over. It's almost as though
the commenters here think that if a driver gets a ticket for going 80 in a 55
zone, all of the occupants in the car should be cited, too.
They were guilty of poor judgment. Poor judgment as related to speed and fleeing
an officer. Dire consequences and accountability for decisions are the result
of poor judgment. I am not saying that they deserve to die, but am saying they
should have stopped when being pursued by the officer.
They were substantially over the speed limit. Did they have drugs or anything
else in the car?
@Steve C. WarrenI don't recall reading that Twardy said
anything about the occupants being guilty of anything. I too am
grateful that more innocent lives were not taken in this senseless accident.
Whether the driver or the passenger, they are guilty of fleeing - a 3rd degree
felony. Why the passengers? Because in the time it took to get from the airport
to the junction, they had ample opportunity to persuade the driver to yield to
police. While they may have attempted to dissuade the driver from fleeing,
nobody is providing any details refuting the obvious end to the scenario - yet.
They were guilty of something or they would not have been speeding off so fast
at 5am. So fast the officer decided to let them go. It is tragic. But
c'mon, something real was causing this.
@TwardyI couldn't tell from the story that the three dead
occupants were guilty of anything.
Twardy,We are not here to judge, tho.Remember there are several
families suffering tonight.
Glad those guys didn't kill anyone innocent on their way. Glad no officers