Sorry Cao. I know how much you wanted the murderers of the family in Jersey City to be Muslims, so that you and all your friends, could have another reason to hate all Muslims, but somehow I don’t think that Edward McDonald and Hamilton Sanchez who committed this horrific robbery that turned into murder are Muslims.
briefly: a Christian Coptic Orthodox family–two parents and their two daughters, who lived in Jersey City, were murdered on January 11, 2005. The family was known for trying to converts Muslims to Christians.
Cao and suporters jumped to the answer: The killers had to be Muslims seeking revenge.
Most of the rest of us weren’t sure, but weren’t going to jump to that conclusion. While an investigation’s going on the police don’t release most information that only the killers and whoever they chose to share their story with, would know.
Jersey City’s just a PATH (kind of subway) ride away from Manhattan. It’s a working class city that’s being gentrified. Many of the new buildings on the waterfront sell at close to Manhattan prices.
We who live here can’t afford to be like Cao.
After the terrorist attacks most of us decided that in order to continue living here, we had to get along and trust each other. Not mindlessly; but reasonably.
If we thought like Cao and supporters, we would be reporting every fourth person we saw on the streets. People with every skin color and ethnicity live and work in the New York metro area.
“See that person? He looks very strange.”
“Yeah, he does. Oh, he’s my neighbor. The author you were talking about yesterday.”
Fortunately the Jersey City police looked for the real murderers.
While I believe that police work can be sloppy, and that over enthaustic zeal can serve to indict the wrong people; the whole world was watching this. I think that while many law enforcement people would have loved to put this one onto a Muslim, they couldn’t.
I also have the utmost respect for law enforcement people who investigate every lead and don’t let public sentiment become the police station, court and jail.
Edward J. De Fazio, the Hudson county prosecuter said this at a news conference:
I’d like to make one thing perfectly clear,The motive for these murders was robbery. This is a crime based on greed, desperate need of money by the two men charged with these murders.
One of the alleged murderers, Edward McDonald had rented an apartment from the family, several months before. He wore a ski mask to hide his identity; Sanchez didn’t. The mother and two daughters were home; McDonald and Sanchez bound the mother and daughters with rope, gagged them and put them into seperate rooms while waiting for the father to come home; when he did they bound and gagged him.
Unfortunately the eight year old daughter, slipped out of her ropes and was trying to sneak out, when she recognized McDonald who had taken off his mask. McDonalds, allegedly, slid her throat, after taking her into a bathroom. Sanchez, allegedly slid each other family member’s throats.
Slit throats=universal symbol for don’t talk. They might have just liked slitting throats; more likely they knew about the family’s reputation for trying to convert people and were trying to throw suspicion off themselves.
The alleged murderers were seen on surveillance cameras, using the husband and father’s ATM card several time, before the family was found dead three days later.
I know that Cao and supporters aren’t going to believe this and use it as example of covering up for Muslims.
I don’t want to even try to understand that rationale. Maybe Cao and friends live in a remote place far from any people but good white ones who came over on the Mayflower.
The rest of us don’t. I think I will wait to put in my post words kill
This is example enough for now.
Try them, Cao, hang them in the town square, or court of public opinion. Don’t let a few thousand facts get in your way.
Sometimes a murder is just a robbery gone horribly wrong.