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This April 29th will be the one year anniversary of Officer Bryan Durman's tragic death in Lexington. Lexingtonians, friends, family and officers around the country will be honoring this young man on Friday.
The Officer Down Memorial Page describes the incident:
"Officer Bryan J. Durman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of Limestone and Alabama Streets.
He was investigating a noise ordinance violation at approximately 10:00 pm. He had responded to the location to locate the driver of a vehicle that had been playing music too loudly.
After striking Officer Durman, the driver of the SUV fled to a nearby apartment, where he was taken into custody by members of the agency's ERU team. He was charged with murder and numerous additional charges in connection with the collision and previous warrants.
Officer Durman had served with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Police Department for 2 ½ years."
I've discussed the case and the murder charge in previous articles but today is about Officer Durman.
Officer Durman was a family man, a friend, a son, a brother to his fellow officers and a good officer with a spotless career. Lexington will miss the service and fellowship of this young police officer.
Join others in honoring Officer Durman by joining the Facebook event, Honor Fallen Ofc. Bryan Durman and by changing your Facebook picture to Officer Durman's badge, available at the page, for Friday April 29, 2011.
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Continue reading on Examiner.com: Lexingtonians Honor Fallen Officer Bryan Durman on April 29, 2011 - Lexington courts | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/courts-in-lexington/lexingtonians-honor-fallen-officer-bryan-durman-on-april-29-2011#ixzz1Ktjmq2mNThis April 29th will be the one year anniversary of Officer Bryan Durman's tragic... more
Racism may be more common in the Deep South but the court system has remained unchanged in the North and the South.
Lexington Kentucky and Vail Colorado are 1182.37 miles apart when talking about distance. Lexington sits at 1000 ft above sea level while Vail runs between 8022 and an impressive 11570 ft above sea level. On the map Lexington sits at Latitude 38.03 N and Longitude 84.44 W with Vail appearing at Latitude 39.64 N and Longitutde 106.39 W.
However, when the subject of racism in the criminal justice system is discussed, elevation and latitude make little, if any difference. It seems in the North they're just more honest about it. Two similar criminal cases, one in Lexington and one in Vail, demonstrate this in BLACK and WHITE.
Here are the similarities:
* Martin Joel Erzinger tragically ran over a cyclist on July 3 in Vail Colorado with his Mercedes and fled the scene of the accident.
* Glenn Rahan Doneghy tragically struck a police officer in April in Lexington Kentucky with his SUV and fled the scene of the accident.
* Erzinger was later arrested at his home address.
* Doneghy was later arrested at his home address.
* Erziner alledgedly veered from his course onto the side of the road and hit Dr. Steven Milo.
* Doneghy alledgedly veered from his course and struck Officer Bryan Durman near the side of the road.
* Erzinger's victim, Dr. Steven Milo suffered extensive injuries. "Milo suffered spinal cord injuries, bleeding from his brain and damage to his knee and scapula, according to court documents," Randy Wyrick for Vail Daily reported. "Over the past six weeks he has suffered 'disabling' spinal headaches and faces multiple surgeries for a herniated disc and plastic surgery to fix the scars he suffered in the accident." "He will have lifetime pain," Milo's lawyer, Harold Haddon, wrote. "His ability to deal with the physical challenges of his profession -- liver transplant surgery -- has been seriously jeopardized."
* Doneghy's victim, Officer Bryan Durman, tragically died from his injuries.
This is where the stories go in opposite directions:
* Erzinger oversees over $1 billion in assets for "ultra high net worth individuals, their families and foundations," according to Worth. Erzinger is white.
* Doneghy has a criminal history, mental health history, drug abuse history and has a modest income. Doneghy is black.
Follow the rest of the article at the link: http://www.examiner.com/courts-in-lexington/american-justice-black-and-white-north-and-southRacism may be more common in the Deep South but the court system has remained... more
Lexington Kentucky's Mayor, Jim Newberry, publicly stated that police officers lives matter...a lot. Other people, those that didn't make much of a difference in the world don't matter much. Lexington's Commonwealth Attorney, Ray "The D.A." Larson, calls black defendants hoodlums, gangsters, thugs and more. White criminals are referred to as people who had a temporary lapse in judgement.
Glenn Rahan Doneghy is a black man that hit a police officer, whom later died of his injuries, with his SUV. The officer, Bryan Durman was on the passenger side of a vehicle, in the road, wearing no reflective vest and without his cruiser lights on. Glenn Doneghy left the scene of the accident and was later apprehended. He is being charged with murder. Not only that...murdering a police officer...in Lexington.
Click on the link above as we discuss in detail whether or not Glenn Rahan Doneghy can get a fair trial in Lexington, KY.
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(And Monkey_Films on Current.TV)Lexington Kentucky's Mayor, Jim Newberry, publicly stated that police officers... more