Sweet Justice

Car thief leads cops on chase through Atlanta, ends up fried like so much calamari. Sweeeeeeeeeet.

A man running from police was killed Thursday when he came in contact with the electrified third rail at the airport MARTA station, authorities said.

Train service at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was shut Thursday night while officials tried to figure out whether the unidentified man fell or jumped onto the rail tracks. Transit authorities brought in shuttles to ferry airport passengers to and from the College Park station.

The man was being pursued by Union City police for stealing a car from an apartment complex in the city about 8:20 p.m., said police Sgt. George Louth.

The man led police on a short chase on northbound I-85 before taking the airport exit, where he collided head-on with another vehicle near the north terminal, officials said.

Of course, all the Atlanta Journal-Constitution cares about is whether or not police officers violated any rules during the chase:

The Union City police department will now look into whether the officer violated any policy during the pursuit. “But from what we know at this point, it appears that he did not,” Louth said.

It was the second time this week that a man was killed while trying to run from police. Erving Cobb, 18, of Atlanta was killed Tuesday when the stolen Ford Focus he was riding in collided with a sports utility vehicle in Vine City. The three men in the car had taken off after spotting an Atlanta police van.

If those damn racist cops would just stop chasing the suspects, we wouldn’t have tragic incidents like this where misunderstood young people (undoubtedly abused and from broken homes) lose their lives.

Thank goodness for instantaneous justice! It always saves the taxpayers money and removes one pile of human debris from the gene pool, which is a good thing. That qualifies today as an official Fried Scumbag Friday!

Cross posted at Conservative Thinking

10 comments

  1. Fried scumbag friday eh? Pretty good.

    I will not be surprised if the family sues the city. Because you know that he wouldn’t have jumped onto that third rail had the police not been chasing him…. (forgetting of course that he is a criminal, but since he’s dead – that can’t be proven in a court of law…)

    And Calimari is deep fried, he was just fried more like stir fry.

  2. Your point is well taken and duly noted. “Deep Fried Scumbag Friday” is simply too long, as is “Stir Fried Scumbag Friday”. What I should have gone with was “Fried Fuckface Friday” to maximize alliteration. I hope the family tries to sue the city, then when they lose, they’re thrown onto the MARTA rails so that they meet the same fate as their deceased scumbag car thief kin. That would slow down frivolous lawsuits.

  3. Calamari, dammit, it’s C A L A M A R I. Straight from the Carraba’s takeout menu.

    mmmmmmmm Carraba’s….

    What were you talking about again?
    :mrgreen:

  4. It seems that not pursuing isn’t enough, since one of the theives was so spooked by the sight of police, he drove his stolen car into someone else and killed himself.

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