Wednesday, March 12, 2008

For those following the Carson murder story

First, a report from the Durham Herald Sun’s Web site, followed below the star line by later information and a few comments.

The Herald Sun reports ------

Police Chief Brian Curran would neither deny nor confirm Wednesday morning that the department has a suspect in custody in the murder of UNC Student Body President Eve Carson.

Reports earlier in the morning said that Durham police had made an arrest after heavily armed officers raided a home on Rosedale Avenue. The man they arrested there was then turned over to the Chapel Hill police, the report said.

Shortly before 11 a.m., police escorted two people with their heads covered from the Chapel Hill Police Department, put them in a car and drove away. There was no indication where they might be headed.

Curran said that the department might be holding a press conference later Wednesday morning – "depending on how things go."

Carson was murdered last week, her body found in a residential neighborhood about a mile from the UNC campus.

Update at 1:30 pm eastern ---

From a WRAL report:

…Members of the media swarmed the Chapel Hill Police Department, and a news conference about the latest developments scheduled for 11:45 a.m. was delayed until later in the day. (Watch it live on when it happens.)…
You can access WRAL’s Web site here.


The H-S's report thread already has many comments. Some comments are too presumptive and some don’t make sense. There are also some very informed and sensitive comments.

I encourage you to take a look at the thread. As a Durham resident, I think it gives you something of a cross section view of folks in Durham; something traditional media hasn’t done very well since March 2006.

I’m sure many of you have been impressed with the way CH Police Chief Brian Curren has dealt with the media and public. Quite a contrast with the false and reckless statements DPD spokesperson Cpl. David Addison made and published in March and April, 2006.

H/T - Ed in NYC


Anonymous said...

Obviously the Chapel Hill Police Department has recruited and retained professional law enforcement officers. On the other hand, obviously Durham has hired and continues to retain the dregs of the law enforcement community. In my nearly seven decades on this mortal coil I have observed all levels of police performance and I must say Durham ranks at the absolute bottom, and Chapel Hill is up there with the best.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

Durham continues to be a real cesspool. What will it take to get this place cleaned up?

Anonymous said...

Why don't the Herald-Sun and the N&O report on the deep corruption in Durham? Durham's corruption is a threat to an entire region of North Carolina. Where are the SBI, the FBI, the state attorney general, the U.S. Justice Department, the governor?

mac said...

Lawrence Alvin Lovett, 17, was the second suspect. He was arrested at his home in the Sitty of Duhhh (but you probably know that by now.)

I suspect that he and the other suspect were inspired by the anger generated by the Hoax, but since the Sitty of Duhhh is so racist, it's hard to tell. Maybe he got his lessons from the 88?

Who knows? At least we don't see lynch-alikes, like the potbangers, calling for the suspects' castration, and Klan-alikes, like the 88, basically stating:

"We the 88 approved of this message."

I doubt the potbangers will protest against these alleged murderers.