First, my heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton who was murdered by a thug, Tremaine Wilbourn during a traffic stop, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you through this crisis. Officer Bolton served his country as a Marine and then dedicated himself to protect and serve. He is a true hero. May he rest in peace.
As for the punk a*****e who allegedly pulled the trigger, if you are found guilty of this cowardly deed, I hope you spend the rest of your sordid life under the penitentiary.
With all the furor over thoughtless and poorly trained cops taking the life of or causing the death of or assaulting young black men and women, we now have an idiot (allegedly) who evidently does not get it. Despite the daily papers screaming headlines all the time about these distressing interactions, here is a man who thinks he can get away with a life of crime. The old saying still goes, “prison yard or grave yard”. He did nothing to advance the struggle to reform police practices when minor infractions of traffic laws can turn into a major confrontation.
As for his protestations that he is not a “coward”, I say this, “Yes you are, you are a big stupid, sloppy thuggish cold-blooded fool. If you weren’t a coward, why did you shoot the unsuspecting officer? Why did you drive away? Why did you hide out for two days? Yes, you are a coward, it’s that simple. I hope justice finds you and gives you all that you deserve.
Sheldon Richardson, New York Jets football defensive lineman was arrested twice in a two weeks, the second time for speeding at over 140 miles an hour, while driving a car with a 12 year old in it.
Prior to that incident, he, on the radio, apologized to Jet management and his teammates for getting arrested for drag racing and resisting the police, knowing that the second charge was going to surface.
Now, he was already on suspension for violating the league substance abuse policy that garnered him that four game suspension.
“After my suspension, that was just one bad night,” Richardson said. “I thought it would be fun to show my family members something. They never rode in a car like that before.”
Police also detected a strong odor of marijuana in the car, but no drugs charges were filed. This happened 12 days after his suspension for marijuana.
“I let (the organization) down, simple as that,” said Richardson, acknowledging he must improve his decision making. “I’m not afraid to say that. … This is a wake-up call.”
Richardson declined to discuss details of the incident.
The league is reviewing the case and could deem it a violation of its personal-conduct policy, which probably would mean an additional suspension. That Richardson didn’t inform the Jets is, by rule, a violation of the policy. Previous transgressions could factor into the whatever punishment he will get. (other sources).
Here is a guy with football talent galore who is scheduled to earn almost $5.95 million this year…$375 thousand per game and another almost $3.2 million next year! Yes, he is stupid enough to put that kind of money in jeopardy, literally taking away a nice life for a family he says he cares about.
All that could go into the toilet just because he is not mature enough to understand the magnitude of his opportunity and is an embarrassment. My mother always told her children, “Don’t embarrass me or yourself” ; I’ve tried to live by those words. Sheldon, take notice…
Somebody had better counsel him because he is throwing away his life. I hope this is the last time I hear his name outside of football.
Enough said, I’m out!!!