Uintah County shooting probe hampered by uncooperative victim, deputies say

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  • djofraleigh raleigh, NC
    July 3, 2014 8:19 p.m.

    One comment reads the story and questions the validity of the traffic stop only. Another thinks of the $100,000 or so tax payer money paying for treatment. One says help,but put on limits and give accountability & responsibility to adults. Another sees judging her as worse than shooting her, and brings up religion.

    I'll add that the woman is an adult who isn't complaining about the traffic stop or asking for mercy or understanding. If she is protecting herself legally from some charge that would result from the truth being told, OK, that's her right to remain silent. If she thinks so little of herself as to let someone else do this to her without consequence, then she's an adult and will live with that. We can't protect her from herself. This is a sad story about a way of life that was not meant to be.

  • Speaking_Out SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 2, 2014 1:57 p.m.

    Interestingly enough, there is merit in all three comments from Benevolus, LOU Montana and Aggie5. I agree that we should try to help people like her but I think there should be a limit. If she isn't willing to help herself by changing her lifestyle (assuming she's still into drugs and hanging out with the wrong crowd) then, I think she should be required to pay some or all of the costs involved in her treatment. If she doesn't have the money then perhaps she should do some community service instead. I have empathy for people who find themselves in unfortunate situations but if those situations are multiple and are the direct result of being stupid, lazy and/or selfish then, there's a limit to my willingness to indulge them.

  • Aggie5 Kuna, ID
    July 2, 2014 12:27 p.m.

    Lou Montana. It's sad to see a this happen to a young lady. But it's much worse to hear your words. Walk a mile in someone's shoes before you judge and grip. People make mistakes. At least that's what the bible says.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    July 2, 2014 7:17 a.m.

    How NICE! Get out your wallets everyone we are paying for more drug problems. Hardcore kid gets shot in the leg and we get to pay for the surgery, investigation and her jail time from a previous offense. This person will draw more from our governments than four of us in our life time of drawing Social Security and Medicade.

    I get physically sick when I see people like this especially when I see how much I spend in taxes.

  • Benevolus Fruit Heights, UT
    July 2, 2014 7:04 a.m.

    It is good the woman is getting the treatment she needs. If she wasn't wounded we would have never read about this story and the fact that all the justification needed by the police to pull you over is to say you just left a knot drug house. There is no mention drugs were found at the house or in the SUV. Seems to be a low level of threshold for making these stops.