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Police: Members of Street Gang Suspected in Lansdowne (VA) Attack
News Channel 8, Washington, DC ^ | 4/27/09 | n/a

Posted on 04/27/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD

LANSDOWNE, Va. - Prosecutors say it seems gang members are beginning to attack innocent people after the arrests of four people in the brutal beating of a Lansdowne woman and the murder of her husband in March.

Rushing from the Loudoun County courthouse too upset to speak, the family of accused killer Darwin Bowman went to hire him an attorney.

Bowman could face the death penalty for the murder of William Bennett and the attack on his wife Cynthia. In court via closed circuit feed from jail, Bowman wore an orange jumpsuit and a grim expression.

He and three other men, all affiliated with a local street gang, are in custody and face charges in connection with the case and many others.

"It's bad enough that they're killing each other but if they're going to kill innocent people -- then something definitely has to be done," said resident Daniel Bennett.

Loudoun County deputies and detectives carried out search warrants on several homes in the county, including a Sterling neighborhood where Bowman, an unnamed 18-year-old and a 17-year-old boy also charged with capital murder lived.

"I think if you get by with it the first time they try it the second, the third and the fourth," said resident Nancy Ball.

A huge break in the mysterious murder case came when Leesburg police arrested Anthony Roberts of Middleburg as he was allegedly trying to get away from a gun store burglary.

(Excerpt) Read more at news8.net ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bennett; capitalmurder; criminals; gangs; greenberet; juveniles; loudoun; loudouncounty; va2009; virginia
Surely this cannot possibly be a "Hate Crime"................ /s
1 posted on 04/27/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: VanShuyten; RDTF; Pelham

FYI


2 posted on 04/27/2009 6:19:22 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: kburi; sofaman; BufordP; SE Mom; armymarinemom; HokieMom; MarineMom613; Tennessee Nana; ...

FYI ping


3 posted on 04/27/2009 6:20:43 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Thanks for the ping. Heard about this on the radio this morning. It’s a great relief to hear they’ve caught the perps. Death penalty too good for ‘em.


4 posted on 04/27/2009 6:23:36 PM PDT by BufordP ("I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system."--George "the Abandoner" Bush)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
AS a person who was born and raised in Low-Down County for over 45 years (Now removed from the hell of Metro DC) this breaks my heart. I hunted the property as a kid where the Landsdowne area is...Back before even Xerox took over a large hunk of it.

How far removed it is from when I was considered a redneck for growing up there!!! Illegal aliens have ruined this country!

5 posted on 04/27/2009 6:25:49 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Darwin Bowman (left) and Anthony Roberts (right)

6 posted on 04/27/2009 6:29:06 PM PDT by BufordP ("I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system."--George "the Abandoner" Bush)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Give ‘em a first class trial followed immediately thereafter by a first class hangin’!


7 posted on 04/27/2009 6:36:47 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: BufordP

Okay, P — tell me something — is Bowman black? People I’ve been discussing this with tell me that I’m totally crazy and that he’s white. B.S.!

He’s mixed, perhaps, but not white.


8 posted on 04/27/2009 6:38:35 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Yes VR — and this is a HATE CRIME, plain & simple. But no news reports have stated the obvious.


9 posted on 04/27/2009 6:41:22 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

“...he was allegedly trying to get away from a gun store burglary.”

He was in such a hurry to get a gun that he couldn’t wait for a gun show like all the other criminals, so he had to burgle a gun store? Can’t be true.


10 posted on 04/27/2009 6:42:31 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
I have no idea. Roberts is definitely white.

(I don't do "sarc" tags)

11 posted on 04/27/2009 6:43:35 PM PDT by BufordP ("I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system."--George "the Abandoner" Bush)
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To: BufordP

Obama voters!


12 posted on 04/27/2009 6:43:58 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Impeach Zerobama and send him home to Kenya!)
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To: IrishPennant

My daughter and family live in Leesburg...he rarely leaves the house unarmed (legally, of course).


13 posted on 04/27/2009 6:44:38 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
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To: Pharmboy

He is my son-in law...wasn’t too clear in my post above.


14 posted on 04/27/2009 6:45:58 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Every now and then you see these folks commit something that you don't expect,"

No surprise to me.

15 posted on 04/27/2009 6:48:41 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: BufordP; Virginia Ridgerunner

LOL...

Their mothers are indignant that their precious little babies have been accused of such a heinous crime. The crime scene was BRUTAL, too.

And Loudoun Co. Sheriff’s Office says that this was a “robbery gone bad”. Bullsh*t!!! The Bennetts only had their house keys and a water bottle on them, or so it was reported. They were messed up really bad by these ‘babies’.

If this was not a gang initiation of some sort, then I don’t know what the hell it was. What else would 4 or 5 admitted gang members be driving around a manicured-lawn neighborhood for at 5 a.m.?


16 posted on 04/27/2009 6:49:51 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; Virginia Ridgerunner

Now, I know you don’t believe in “hate crimes” and you don’t really care why they did it. That you, like Ridgerunner, believe in letting our judicial process run its course...then take ‘em out and hang ‘em, shoot ‘em; shoot ‘em while they’re hangin’. Then bury them up to their head and start up the lawn mower.


17 posted on 04/27/2009 6:58:12 PM PDT by BufordP ("I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system."--George "the Abandoner" Bush)
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To: BufordP

I like your style, Buford!


18 posted on 04/27/2009 7:03:47 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Can anyone give me details on what happened to the innocent victims. I have not heard this story.


19 posted on 04/27/2009 7:13:42 PM PDT by WVNan (Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.: Sun Tzu)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Nah, give them a third class hanging off an old oak tree with a cheap rope, Use a short one, too.


20 posted on 04/27/2009 7:18:20 PM PDT by sig226 (1/21/13 . . . He's not my president . . . Impeach Obama . . . whatever)
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To: BufordP

I’m with you too Buford.

These folks are our “new neighbors” here in Loudoun County - I really can’t wait until they use that stimulus money to build the metro all the way out here so the rest of the down-trodden from the cess-pool we call “D.C.” can come out to visit more often. Believe me - we all have permits and we all carry around here - not sure why Mr. Bennett didn’t participate. Very sad - I’m just glad they got the bastards. Tempted to find their “mamas” and give them a piece of my mind.

Sterling (VA) has turned into a townhouse ghetto (all rentals) and if you don’t speak Spanish - good luck...


21 posted on 04/27/2009 7:25:09 PM PDT by sscoots969
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

To be classified as a “hate crime” it must be committed by a person of Caucasian European descent, and the victim must be a protected minority based on race or on sexual devia....errr... orientation.

But I have an idea - how about put the drug war on hold, and have a war on street gangs.


22 posted on 04/27/2009 7:31:34 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

bttt


23 posted on 04/27/2009 7:37:41 PM PDT by Pelham (America, an extinct culture formerly occupying Mexifornia and New Aztlan.)
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To: BufordP

Take them to highest building in town. Slit adomen, pull out part of his small intestine (person will be in pain but alive), then push person off building and watch him unravel. Will find out if person’s internals are as tough as bungee cord. Otherwise snap and splat.


24 posted on 04/27/2009 7:53:08 PM PDT by Fee (Peace, prosperity, jobs and common sense)
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To: Pelham

Hey Nappy,,,, Napolitano that is, speaking of threats to homeland security...

Try focussing on gangs; Acorn (RICO); or anarchists for starters..


25 posted on 04/27/2009 8:25:12 PM PDT by kburi
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Animals.


26 posted on 04/27/2009 9:37:58 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: WVNan

Loudoun County, Va. murder has markings of a gang initiation

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2216605/posts


27 posted on 04/27/2009 11:52:28 PM PDT by deks (Prevent the next Ice Age ... Support Global Warming)
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To: kburi

Yup! The real “pandemic” is MS-13, Bloods, Crips, etc.


28 posted on 04/28/2009 3:39:22 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Obama youth.


29 posted on 04/28/2009 3:40:58 AM PDT by incredulous joe
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