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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:28 PM

Shooting victim's husband says police detained him for hours

Source: AP

A man who survived the shooting that killed his wife at an Atlanta-area massage business last week said police detained him in handcuffs for four hours after the attack.

Mario Gonzalez said he was held in a patrol car outside the spa. The revelation, in an interview with Mundo Hispanico, a Spanish-language news website, follows other criticism of Cherokee County officials investigating the March 16 attack, which killed four people. Four others were killed about an hour later at two spas in Atlanta.

Gonzalez’s accusation would also mean that he remained detained after police released security video images of the suspected gunman and after authorities captured him 150 miles south of Atlanta. He questioned whether his treatment by authorities was because he’s Mexican.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Monday.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/mario-gonzalez-shooting-victim-husband-police-detain-hours-4d05ea994c092f400a7aa0332ef93c84



Just when you think the police cannot possibly get worse, they prove you wrong.

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Reply Shooting victim's husband says police detained him for hours (Original post)
Miguelito Loveless Mar 2021 OP
DURHAM D Mar 2021 #1
marble falls Mar 2021 #2
PatSeg Mar 2021 #12
UpInArms Mar 2021 #3
Aristus Mar 2021 #4
sop Mar 2021 #5
2naSalit Mar 2021 #6
dogknob Mar 2021 #11
wnylib Mar 2021 #18
erronis Mar 2021 #20
wnylib Mar 2021 #23
erronis Mar 2021 #27
wnylib Mar 2021 #31
niyad Mar 2021 #7
BobTheSubgenius Mar 2021 #10
Delmette2.0 Mar 2021 #13
niyad Mar 2021 #14
leftieNanner Mar 2021 #15
2naSalit Mar 2021 #24
ybbor Mar 2021 #8
SunSeeker Mar 2021 #21
orleans Mar 2021 #22
ybbor Mar 2021 #30
crickets Mar 2021 #35
JI7 Mar 2021 #9
COL Mustard Mar 2021 #26
IronLionZion Mar 2021 #16
NBachers Mar 2021 #17
SunSeeker Mar 2021 #19
BumRushDaShow Mar 2021 #25
joetheman Mar 2021 #28
Laelth Mar 2021 #29
SYFROYH Mar 2021 #32
Laelth Mar 2021 #33
Duppers Mar 2021 #34

Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:30 PM

1. JHFC nt

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:31 PM

2. I don't understand the four hours, but I understand looking at a male acquaintence as a ...

... suspect initially.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:49 PM

12. Yes, initially

As these kinds of shootings often involve a relative or boyfriend, but four hours was inexcusable, especially after they'd received video footage of the suspected gunman. Detaining him for that long was extremely cruel, as this man just lost his wife.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:35 PM

3. I am so angry

I could spit nails

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:02 PM

4. "Hey Mervis, I knowed they said a white boy done this, but we got this here Messkin.

Let's brang him in 'n' "question" him, 'kay?"

God, I fucking hate cops...

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:03 PM

5. The cops probably treated Long better than Gonzalez while in custody.

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Response to sop (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:20 PM

6. Probably.

I'd be suing those assholes.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:45 PM

11. He wouldn't actually be suing the cops. The taxpayers pay for bad cops.

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Response to dogknob (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:06 PM

18. Incentive for local taxpayers to do

something about police reform.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:12 PM

20. Taxpayers don't actually hear about or care about police malfeasance

especially when the police union (!a union!) gets involved in the messaging and the local news outlets are part of the problem.

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Response to erronis (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:19 PM

23. Difficult when local media are part of

the problem, yes.

But a successful lawsuit would increase public awareness.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:50 PM

27. Not sure. Most voters don't really connect the dots on budgets/spending/etc.

They vote on who they like - sometimes based on WASP faces.

Maybe it's different in WNY but having activist friend in the Rochester area, not sure....

I think the solution is to start holding the perps criminally responsible. Put significant financial burdens on the people responsible. Make sure they can't be hired in other jurisdictions. Which means publishing their crimes and having a national database.

Oh well, one can dream.

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Response to erronis (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 06:12 PM

31. Your solutions sound good. Better than law suits.

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Response to sop (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:21 PM

7. Don't forget. The murderer was having a bad day. Of course he was treated nicely. Gonzalez

simply did not count.

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:28 PM

10. I'd say Gonzalez was having a fairly bad day of his own.

Clearly that was of no concern, though. FML

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:50 PM

13. Have the cops said what was so bad about the killers day?

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:52 PM

14. Could not get it up?

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Response to niyad (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:59 PM

15. That's it in a nutshell.

Or the alternative - could not STOP getting it up. And that's a mortal sin.

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:20 PM

24. Indeed.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:23 PM

8. ACAB

This^^^^

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Response to ybbor (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:13 PM

21. What does ACAB mean? nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:17 PM

22. i googled and it probably means this:

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:40 PM

30. Here is a good article for you, if you desire:

https://medium.com/@OfcrACab/confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop-bb14d17bc759

I’m not sure why the whole link isn’t highlighted, but if you can copy/paste good article, or should I say disturbing.

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Response to ybbor (Reply #30)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 08:02 PM

35. The @ symbol messes up the link every time. Remove it, and the link works fine.

The page will load without problems, and the website inserts the @ sign again. It's strange and annoying. Thanks for linking the article, though. It's a good one.

https://medium.com/OfcrACab/confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop-bb14d17bc759

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:26 PM

9. In the old days before cameras they would have blamed him for it

even if they knew it was that white guy who they would have let go.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:38 PM

26. There Was A (Still Unsolved) Murder In My Old Neighborhood In 1987

And they made the victim's husband sit in a police car watching as the cops dealt with the crime scene. They kept him there for several hours, as I read it at the time. They had him under suspicion, and were hoping that he'd crack and say something.

Still unsolved almost 35 years later. I hope somebody has a guilty conscience.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:00 PM

16. Cops probably checked immigration hoping he was undocumented

nevermind the white mass murderer, better detain the latino just in case

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:01 PM

17. "Well if he's not guilty of that, then he's guilty of something else."

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:12 PM

19. OMFG

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:27 PM

25. Welcome to America

LOS ANGELES TIMES
APRIL 19, 1995

By RICHARD A. SERRANO
April 13, 1997 12 AM PT
Richard A. Serrano, a Times staff writer based in Washington, has been covering the Oklahoma City bombing story since they day of the explosion

(snip)

The front facade of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building had been ripped off, the top stories crashing down nine flights to the ground. Everyone was suddenly aware that there was a children’s day-care center on the second floor. “This isn’t supposed to happen in the heartland,” said a trembling Hansen. -- The total killed in the tick of a clock at 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995, was 168 people, including a nurse, Rebecca Anderson, who, trying to save others, was struck in the head by a piece of falling concrete.

(snip)

Across the country, Americans assumed the blast was the work of foreign terrorists. A Jordanian American from Oklahoma City, en route to visit relatives that day in the Middle East, was stopped, searched and detained. Arab immigrants living in Oklahoma and Texas were rounded up for questioning, and some were deported. The nation’s newspapers decried foreign despots and warned that a world of car bombings, hijackings and international terrorism had finally descended upon America’s shores.

Before the week was out, though, the FBI released composite sketches and all-points-bulletins for two white American males.


https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-04-13-tm-48157-story.html

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:04 PM

28. I feel another law suit in the making. How horrible!

 

He should get enough compensation to keep himself and family. It's terrible to be thinking in such terms about the loss of life but I am so angry my mind goes to punishment that might be fulfilled. I doubt that the killer will be held accountable for anything and the police who mistreated the victims won't either.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:09 PM

29. A living spouse is almost always a suspect in cases of homicide.

This is not shocking.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #29)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 06:15 PM

32. But without further evidence I don't see why they would have cuffed and stuffed him.


so yes he could be a person of interest and investigated, but simply being a spouse who works at the same place is not sufficient justification -- at least in my mind.

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #32)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 06:57 PM

33. In my mind, the test is whether husband knew the murderer.

If so, it could have been a hit.

-Laelth

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 07:49 PM

34. 😠

No words.

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