Monday, October 8, 2012

Red Bulls Coach Murdered

Just how deep has profiling sunk into the American conscience?

Note the quote:

A Westchester soccer coach who works with the New York Red Bulls was killed in a grisly stabbing in the West Village early today that left his severed ear in a pool of blood on a 14th Street sidewalk.
Michael Jones, 25, of West Harrison was found on 14th Street near 5th Avenue about 4:25 a.m. with multiple stab wounds to the head, neck and chest, cops said.
Jones was rushed to Bellevue but was DOA. Cops at the scene covered his severed ear with a plastic cup.
It was a frenzy. The guy was chopped multiple times,” a law-enforcement source told The Post. “He cut the guy’s ear off. It doesn’t get any more personal than that.”
Sources said a video showed Jones walking with his assailant down 14th Street near Union Square when the pair got into an argument and the man attacked.
The victim had been visiting a friend in the neighborhood until about midnight, when they parted


SELLA35 said...

It doesn’t get any more personal than that.” Did you highlight this because it is stated in the negative, so it makes it very important?

Anonymous said...

Wonder where he was and what he was doing from midnight until approx 4:25 a.m?

rob said...

What's funny is, my Dad always used to say "nothing good happens after midnite'. For that reason we always had a midnite curfew till we left home.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it a statement analysis lesson where it was stated that if the change in reality is not justified, then it would be a red flag for deception? Why did the author of the article refer to the attacker, as an "assailant", then "man" at the end of the sentence. He was an assailant before the attack, then he became a man? That's weird.

Also, if video shows the victim walking with the "assailant", would that be the new norm in describing a violent attacker? I hope they share the video so he can be identified soon.

Anonymous said...

Stabbing is usually a highly personal method of killing someone. It denotes a high sense of anger and hostility. You have to be physically close in proximity to the victim and committed to carrying out the act in a gruesome manner. Stabbing someone repeatedly is especially heinous because of the feeling of the knife cutting through the flesh, as well as the amount of physical energy needed to carry out the act. Homicides by strangers generally do not involve a knife, and when they do, if my memory is correct, it is usually if the crime is sexual in nature.

JoAnn said...

It's true that we all think and speak like "profilers" these days! It's the kind of thing that has become part of current culture & the comment "...doesn't get more personal than that" could have come straight from an episode of Criminal Minds or L&O. Great catch, Peter!