Suspect in stabbing at Smith's has long criminal history

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  • Trooper55 Williams, AZ
    April 28, 2012 9:53 a.m.

    I just wonder why this man with a volient past was left free while waiting sentencing with his past record, he should have been put in jail and this wouldn't of happen. To the who posted about the homeless and low life they are God's childrens too, they have rights too. In today high unemolyment any one of use could wind up in their place too. I believe that not all homeless people cause problem and to lupe them together with this man that has commited some seous crimes. What about the church going people that prey on their church menbers.

  • PeanutGallery Salt Lake City, UT
    April 27, 2012 6:34 p.m.

    I'm glad the perpetrator was stopped short before he could injure additional victims. Congrats to the private citizen who used his gun responsibly to stop a serious crime. And, as with the vast majority of these cases, he didn't have to fire a shot.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 27, 2012 4:29 p.m.

    Well done, anonymous citizen with a concealed carry permit!

    He had no obligation to help anyone, but was willing to risk his own life to stop an obvious threat to others.

    Note that the cops seem happy he stopped the [career] bad guy. When the cops finally arrived there was no problem identifying who the good guy was or who was the bad guy.

    Remember, when seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 27, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Re: atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    "They just think the words "well-regulated" in the second amendment mean something so that guns are less likely to get into the wrong hands"

    That is one of the reasons why conservatives don't understand Operation Fast and Furious where the Obama Administration armed Mexican drug dealers.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 27, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    @Rifleman
    Generally people don't oppose the second amendment. They just think the words "well-regulated" in the second amendment mean something so that guns are less likely to get into the wrong hands.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 27, 2012 12:24 p.m.

    I noticed that it wasn't an anti-Second Amendment fan with a cell phone who stopped this knife wielding attacker. There is a reason why the Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment and there is a reason why the US Supreme Court ruled that this Amendment applies to individual citizens and not the states.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    April 27, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    Hmm the city won't do anything about the homeless, vagrants, druggies, beggars and those that are low lifes and scum of the earth.

    I'm just surprise this stuff doesn't happen more. The city really needs to work harder on discouraging the low lifes and worthless people to move out of the city. Instead they keep rolling out the red carpet and refuse to act against these people. The same way the police turn a blind eye to bicyclists that disobey traffic rules, or pedestrians that jay walk (many of whom are these individuals mentioned earlier).

    Too bad the police didn't stop mitchell when he had Elizabeth and question them further. On top of being a scum bag, he was going to drug parties, drinking parties with zero police presence to break it up. That's just one example. But, as long as the wealthy and well connected are okay then who cares as long as the scum keeps putting you in power. Right?