Re: "The worst crime I can think of is not taking the time to look at facts
and condemning someone on your first reaction."Well, that's
not the worst I can think of. Murdering innocent people -- like the police
officer killed in this case -- is worse.But, then, I've got 30+
years as a prosecutor.But, I'm wondering. If you think
it's bad to condemn without research, I'm wondering why, without
research, you'd condemn those that did the research necessary to conclude
[or remember] that this miscreant was running a marihuana-grow operation out of
his basement, when his "military training" kicked in, and he killed and
wounded police who were legally attempting to serve a warrant.BTW,
in 34+ years in the military, I somehow missed that training -- shooting at
police I know to be from "several branches of government" to protect my
marihuana-grow operation.Maybe I was sick that day.I'm sure the defense hopes for a jury venire devoid of ex-military.
Otherwise, that defense will fall pretty flat.
I guess my insurance agent is right: most people don't read all the lines
of their contracts. I do. It takes me a couple of weeks to get through it
because it's dry reading, but I go through the process every year to remind
myself of what I'm agreeing to and to see what might have changed. I
believe this man's insurance company likely has the same general
limitations as my company does, an important one being that illegal activities
and/or intentional damage is NOT covered. To think it would is patently absurd.
LadyMoon: kind of hard to repair your home from a jailcell LOL. In reality,
what is there obligation as an insurance company? Was he engaged in illegal
activity that could negate the policy? all questions that need to be answered.
One other thing; my brother-in-law's wife was seriously injured in a
rollover accident and was told that in order to get their insurance company to
pay for her extended medical issues, she would have to sue her husband so
'his' insurance company would pay! go figure!
The tragic loss of life and his guilt or innocence not withstanding...How much
repair is beyond 'home owner' fix up anyway? (A little wood putty in
the tiny holes; sand paper and a little paint as necessary and...how much
'bio hazard' can there be over a few imbedded, lead bullets?) All at a
the everyday low cost of $38.68 at Home Depot!
Re: "Deseret News: Did he or did he not have pot growing in his
house?"Of course he did! Why else would he have engaged in this
murderous conduct on people he knew to be police officers just doing their
job?And, why else would all these pro-crime liberals be jumping to
This house distraction should be ignored for what it is, a pure distraction from
the events which led to the house being damaged.This
"accused" killer looks like he and his attorneys thrive on publicity
and will be taking every opportunity to poke their collective fingers in the
eyes of the public, the dead and wounded cops, and their families to try to
define this guy in a sympathetic way.Much like the confessed
tattoo-freak show cop killer did for years.I am all in favor of the
legal rights of the accused. But, I am also in favor of justice, and too often
we are raping the concept of justice while protecting the accused from hurt
feelings or coming to trial and getting a verdict.
Just for clarification, bio-hazard cleanup would include but not be limited to
the officers blood and other bodily fluids leaking out while lying prostrate on
the floor. It's cold-blooded, but there you have it. There are companies
that specialize in death-scene cleanup and from the sounds of it, the house was
evidence so the bio-hazard wasn't cleaned up and may still be
there.......reminding all who see of the tragic death of a police officer.
Deseret News: Did he or did he not have pot growing in his house?
Stewart requested Biohazard cleanup -- sounds to me like criminal activity was
taking place in his house.
While I understand most of the previous comments (and agree with them), the
point is he had a contract with the insurance company (at least I assume it is
valid). He has damage to his house. Therefore, unless there are legal loopholes
within the policy to wit the insurance company can escape from (of course that
has never happened before), the policy is in force and the insurance company
should pay for the repairs. I just hope there is a loophole in this case. He
brought the issue on himself.
Farmers is one of the worst companies at paying their obligations. As for
the "deep pockets" comment, this isn't a liability claim, it's
just to repair damage to the home so they should only pay for what is damaged.
It doesn't actually say he had any marijuana just that the police came
because they thought he had marijuana. If he had been growing
marijuana I think that would have been mentioned because it negates the
responsibility of the insurance company when you are engaged in unlawful
activities.Obviously he shouldn't have shot anyone but from the
rhetoric I'm hearing of people actually believing people are coming for
their guns I'm not surprised either. The worst crime I can
think of is not taking the time to look at facts and condemning someone on your
Just a smoke screen and trying to get under people's skin. Pure nonsense.
When is this guy going to go away? They need to have the trial and get him on
Death Row as soon as possible. That way he can sit on Death Row for 30 years
and we will only have to hear about him when an appeal comes up.
He undoubtedly subrogated his claims to his attorney, who is now looking to the
insurer's deep pockets [meaning us, since insurance is a risk spreading
tool] to pay some portion of his undoubtedly large attorney's fee.This is all about attorney's fees. It has little to do with justice or
contracts or what is right.
Oh for crying out loud.He apparently didn't read the fine
print. Most policies specifically exclude damage resulting from a criminal act.
Growing pot in the basement is a criminal act. And I sorta think killing a
police officer and wounding five others falls in that category, too.
He sure cares more about some property than human lives. Including people who
put there life on the line to make us all safer. My heart really bleeds for