The prosecutors case was strong. Colin Walsh was the strongest and most credible witness. The night of the assault against Ramirez, Walsh stood immediately next to Piekarsky as he delivered that final kick to the head and Walsh testified to these facts in court. Brian Scully, another eye-witness, testified to the same.
The Jury foreman Eric Macklin said, "'I think it's absolutely horrible what happened to Luis Ramirez. I was very, very close to finding them both guilty on every serious count, but due to the evidence presented, I was not sure beyond a reasonable doubt. I do believe that all four boys involved are racists.'' Unfortunately the eleven other jurors were quick to vote dismissal of ALL of the charges for the defendants and soon overpowered the testimony-focused Macklin.
Piekarsky and Donchak KNOW they got away with murder. The LIVE BLOG reported that Piekarsky was JUBILANT when the all-white jury brought back their verdict. Murderer Piekarsky was laughing and jumping for joy with his getting one over on the Justice System.
As the jury was deliberating, outside, on the local city streets, friends of the defendants and the crooked cops were patrolling the area close to the courthouse.
Comment from LIVE BLOG:
10:06: [Comment From pizza ]I was just in Shenandoah (downtown) - lots of kids and lots of police presence...Officer Moyer, Officer Gennarini and Officer Hayes (two of which were involved in this trial.)
Heaven help any minorities in that racist town with the likes of Moyer and Hayes on the street. Hayes, as you may recall from the testimony, is Piekarsky's mom's boyfriend. He assisted Piekarsky with the LYING Cover Story. Piekarsky was instructed to bring all the boys together to "get their story straight." And, according to testimony, that is exactly what Piekarsky did. Now, Hayes is patrolling the streets. God SAVE any Latinos in that town if Hayes is patrolling the streets. Given the testimony, I don't know why he hasn't been charged with corruption.
The local blogs are rife with racist and deplorable remarks including:
. sick shiet wrote: our founding fathers killed plenty of brits to get them out our country---and they spoke the same language!
. berks iraq vet wrote: If he would not have broken US Immigration Laws he'd still be alive.
. disgusted wrote: The only good illegal alien is a dead illegal alien. Deporting them does not work because they're back here - breaking the laws and stealing our jobs - within a few short weeks. These guys merely did what our criminal justice system and our government should be doing to protect us, but don't.
. sick shiet wrote: GRACIOUS FOR TELLING THEM MEXICANS IN MEXICO CITY.gringos need more americans like you to tell them mexicans in mexico city and tijuana---that's why those two scumbag towns have the swine flu to begin with, and all the mexican drug cartel murders.mexican heroin-cocaine cartel is nothing but losers, scum, and killers!
. b lew gumbs wrote: Those jurors, except the poosey foreman, are to be commended. They stood strong in the face of the whiney liberal loser threats of rioting and pillaging (which is what they do best), and delivered a just verdict.The worthless, pedophile, illegal got real justice, not some academic Obamaesque version.
. jim chunk wrote: Cinco De Mayo in Shenandoah should be fun to watch!
. skeeter wrote: The skunk got what he deserved. Good job Shenandoah.
. sick shiet wrote: YES----BLACKS AND LATINO CRIMINALS SHOULD FINALLY, FINALLY, BE PUT IN JAIL...NO JESSE HYMIE TOWN JACKSON NONSENSE.
. fatboy2 wrote: Here is another silly story. I grew up in Philly. There are many parts on Philly a white man should not be in broad daylight let alone at night. I am walking through with my arm around a 12 year old all happy because we are headed to do the deed. As we walk arm in arm past a basketball court were 4 teens are drinking 40s and smoking a blunt one of them yells out "Hey little girl shouldn't you be in bed?" and another yells out hey Fatboy shouldn't you be at Jenny Craig?" I am furious and rip off my shirt and go charging in and one of them stabs me and I die. Isn't that just Darwin's way of weeding out the mentally challenged?
. coaltrain: God bless you good folks up there in coal country!! Somebody buy them boys a beer.
The DANGER with this verdict is these types of crimes will continue. The racist HATE Criminals will know they can kill Latinos and not worry about suffering any significant penalty for their murderous acts. As you can see, with this verdict, the local comment sections are spewing hate towards all Latinos. (It is ALL Latinos because in their hate-filled eyes, ALL Latinos fit the racial profile of an illegal immigrant.) You can see the scandalous lies passed around by the Shock Jocks like Dobbs and Beck including "illegal immigrants spread the swine flu, and all Latinos are members of drug cartels." The "dirty cops" just complicate the situation for those in Schuylkill county. What protections do any Latinos living in that area have? With Moyers and Hayes, based on the testimony, it is obvious! None!!
The only hope for the end of these HATE CRIMES is to ensure the criminals are held accountable for their crimes. That is the only way they will stop. It is imperative that the DOJ continues to investigate the Federal Charges and also look into Corruption charges for Hayes. They may also want to investigate the Jury for their bias. Are there questions in the jury selection questionnaire they LIED about? We know about the Driver's Ed Teacher alternate. But how close were the eleven (not including the foreman) to the defendants? I believe the DOJ should and MUST investigate and initiate charges where warranted!