Posted by dublinite , a resident of Dublin, on May 14, 2011 at 11:01 am
it really makes me sick how skewed and warped by fear allot of your opinions are. i have known both people involved for many many years.
Darrel was always quit and completely kept to himself. he read books good books. that's about it. he never ever asked any one for anything and just wanted to be left alone. i speak form personal knowledge i i gave him some money and a pizza once on a Christmas morning and when he sincerely thanked me i was shocked. NOT BECAUSE I DIDN'T EXPECT GRATITUDE. because he almost never spoke to any one. he was extremely hard of hearing.
as for the arrest record you use to portray him as this spooky terrorist who you say was ready to kill at any time. any one in the east bay knows the Dublin police have the worst reputation for caring out injustices in the entire bay area a considerable achievement for one of its smallest cities.
ask 3 people in Dublin or probably any one under 50 would vouch for that. they are well known for harassing any one who they don't think belongs in "THEIR TOWN" as they often describe it. even thought the majority of them aren't from Dublin at all. they are trained in Oakland where their is allot of actual crime. then sent to Dublin which is little more than a modern "May berry" without their tyranny and constant harassment when their is no crime in site.
needless to say their is much more to this story. of that their can be no doubt. its vary likely that Darrel was either fed up with being harassed insulated and mocked on a constant daily basis as half the town is or startled due to his poor hearing or both. and it is just plain ignorant to paint him as violent "bad person" in his everyday life.
this is a tragedy anyway you turn it what ever the actual details of the incident were. so it disgusting to hear people cheering for the death of a filthy bum.
now on the other hand the officer who was involved in this death of a human being i also know. and will leave her name out of it. but i must say although she was in fact the kindest Dublin police officer i have known in my many years in Dublin. their maybe other factors that came into this. she was also involved in a tragic incident where she was taking captive by gun men during the robbery of a restaurant. while her partner was fatally shot outside of the building.
though my heart goes out to her for that and i sincerely mean no disrespect saying this. the years of psychological leave following that incident shouldn't be left out of the investigation. if their even will be an investigation for a sergeant. amongst an incredibly crooked department it would be no surprise,
it is also possible that she was in error of protocol. which would have kept her at a safer distance. and provided more less than lethal options.
i am saddened for both of them in any case but if you are all going to voice such opinions about things you know nothing about please find a way to be less tacky and immoral it is offensive and inappropriate you should be ashamed of yourselves. god is