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Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 12/ 5/2010

Youth arrested in Pr. George's carjacking

By Martin Weil

A youth who escaped Saturday when poliice pursued a possibly carjacked vehicle was arrested Sunday after the pursuit of another vehicle suspected of being carjacked, Prince George's County police said.

In the first case, county police said they pursued a vehicle about 11:40 a.m. after suspecting that it had been taken in the Temple Hills area. The driver and passenger fled the vehicle and the driver was picked up, but not the passenger, police said.

They said they pursued another possibly carjacked vehicle about 9 a.m. Sunday. It went into the District where, according to Cpl Erica Johnson, a county police spokeswoman, a youth was taken into custody. Johnson said police believed the youth had been a passenger in Saturday's incident, but the driver in Sunday's.

By Martin Weil  | December 5, 2010; 10:03 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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No name? In Md., car-jacking is an automatic violent felony in adult court, I believe, for anyone 16 y.o. or above.

Would you please report the name and arrest history of this ("alleged") predator, please?

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | December 5, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Very confusing report. How about a bit more info on the perp. This can't be his first time.

Posted by: wjc1va | December 6, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

A picture of the Perp would be in order as well as more details as requested by others. If these thugs commit violent offenses they should be tried as adults to the fullest extent of the law.

Posted by: 10bestfan | December 6, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Why is Temple Hills such a magnet for carjacking? Seems like every week or so another story pops up about it there.

Posted by: kahlua87 | December 6, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Come on people, when they say it was a "youth", that is your first clue. Sure, the media won't put up photos or give real descriptions. That only happens when its a person of non protected status. Think about it.

Posted by: vathinker1 | December 6, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

No name? In Md., car-jacking is an automatic violent felony in adult court, I believe, for anyone 16 y.o. or above.

Would you please report the name and arrest history of this ("alleged") predator, please?

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect

He is a minor. So by law they dont release his name nor where he lives. Though you would know that. Why do you need to know if they caught him? I can see if he was at large. Just be glad he is caught and will be going to jail. That is what is important. He wont be carjacking anyone else. The WP is not here to supply you information in order to fit your rants on a blog. The only reason most of you want to know more info so you can see if the names can give you an indication of what their racial background is so you can label them thug animal or illegal. Lets face it, the WP metro crime reports is where all the white people come to feed their racial superiority complex. Hey, you can go to the crime reports and convince yourselves that based on DC only blacks and latinos commit crime. Pathetic. If you want to stereotype based on the WP crime reports you would come to the conclusion that black people rob and kill, latinos are all gang bangers and whites are thieves and child molesters. So which criminal is any better based on our racial stereotypes? There all scum.

Posted by: ged0386 | December 6, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

"Hey, you can go to the crime reports and convince yourselves that based on DC only blacks and latinos commit crime."

Ged, nah, I don't believe that. They commit only about 97% of the violent crime in Washington DC. Compare the crime pages for Washington DC, published each sunday by WaPo, with say, Mclean, Va. I pick out the nearest murder to my home on Capital Hill each week. In say Mclean, there are usually 10 entries a week, such stuff as, "somebody stole tools from a car."

Pretending is not is rather fanticizing...and it will not lead to action by the community or the police or the churches or the individuals involved to stop this behavior. I don't for a minute think there is an answer. It has to come one person at a time...but covering things up for political correctness doesn't work either.

This is not racist. We are far beyond that as a country. But is a request, no a demand by fellow American citizens fed up with this, that the communities involved start cleaning themselves up. Noone else can do this.

And if you doubt the statistics, dig up that column by Capehart a few weeks ago on violent crime in NY...where 98% were committed by Blacks and Hispanics...whatever those categories mean these days.

Posted by: wjc1va | December 6, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Ged, I went back and read that Capehart column and I'm wrong about the stats. But the column was written from the heart...and I'll repeat below part of it. It could well apply here too, perhaps even more given the demographics (if such a study were allowed to be published...probably can't be...political correctness you see):


"In short, 95.1 percent of all murder victims and 95.9 percent of all shooting victims in New York City are black or Hispanic. And 90.2 percent of those arrested for murder and 96.7 percent of those arrested for shooting someone are black and Hispanic. I don't even know where to begin to describe the horror I still feel looking at those numbers. But the word "hunted" comes to mind.

People have railed against black-on-black crime for decades. And yet it persists. Yes, there are a host of factors that push someone to a life of crime, but not all of them have to do with the limitations or failures of society. Some folks are just plain evil, and no amount of social intervention will stop them from preying on people, especially people who look like them.

People have also railed -- and rightly so -- against the disproportionate application of the law against people of color. Bob Herbert has used barrels of New York Times ink against the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. But when faced with such stark murder and shooting statistics, what's a police commissioner supposed to do to ensure the safety of the public?

All of society has an obligation to ensure that its citizens can live their lives in peace and security. The police are doing their job. Leaders in the African American and Latino communities have struggled to do their part, as well. Myriad organizations exist in New York City and across the country to steer the wayward on a better path and to protect potential victims from those who violently veer off it. But new alliances must be formed between the two to get guns off the streets and to break the "stop snitching" culture that allows cases to go unsolved, criminals to go free and communities to cower in fear. It's time to stop being speechless and feeling powerless. It's time the hunted fought back."

Posted by: wjc1va | December 6, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

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