Sunday, December 2, 2012

Quotes from Thieving Basketball Players

Four college players from Hofstra stand accused of breaking in and stealing, including from their own coach. 

The NY Post spoke to one of them.  His lawyer won't be pleased.

He went from being a big man on campus to a big baby in the slammer.
“I’m sorry. I just want to go home,” bellyached Hofstra hoopster Jimmy Hall in a brief jailhouse interview after his arrest with three teammates on charges of swiping thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics from dorm rooms.
The 6-foot-4 Hall looked broken down, cold and tired after trading in his uniform for an orange jumpsuit.
“I don’t know why I did it,” he said — though he allegedly told cops, “I needed some money.”
The players were busted Friday for allegedly stealing a cache of high-end Apple products, including laptops, iPads and iPhones, along with other electronics.
TIME OUT: Star basketball player Jimmy Hall (above), one of four Hofstra teammates accused of robbing dorm rooms, is losing his cool behind bars.
TIME OUT: Star basketball player Jimmy Hall (above), one of four Hofstra teammates accused of robbing dorm rooms, is losing his cool behind bars.
Shaquille Stokes, 20, Dallas Anglin, 18, Kentrell Washington, 18, and Hall were no longer listed on the team’s roster yesterday.
Hall, 18, may have “needed some money” — but Anglin’s family sent him off to college with a laptop and iPad.
His father makes enough money. He has everything. They bought him everything,” said Mido Midoemad, 34, a neighbor of the Montclair, NJ, family who added that he believes Anglin’s innocent.
They got him the iPad. They got him the laptop. They got him everything . . . so I don’t think he needed any of this stuff.
The athletes were busted after a student noticed that her stolen iPad had been re-registered to Stokes, cops said.
All of the players admitted some role in the crimes, according to court documents.
Hall wouldn’t say who planned the capers — and insisted that he isn’t a hardened criminal.
I can’t tell you whose idea it was. I don’t know. I don’t remember,” he said. “I don’t want to be viewed as a criminal. I’m not like that.”
Note that "can't" means restricted; consequence?  memory?
"I don't remember" is the number one lie in court, according to Ekman. 
His family declined to comment.
Anglin’s dad, Kyle, said, “My point of view will have no bearing on what people think. There is a lot of harm being done. When we are ready, we’ll come out with the facts.”
Stokes’ Harlem neighbor has known the point guard for 10 years and said the player’s brother was also on a basketball scholarship.
I like the kid. He’s confident and smart. I don’t know how he got involved in this. Maybe he got caught up with the [other] kids,” said Daryl Ambrose, 53.
“It’s out of his character. He is not a menace to society.
Not unless your parents sacrificed to buy you an iPad for college and now you are without it because this menace broke into your home and stole it. 
Ambrose said he could understand how Stokes might have needed the money.
“That seems feasible,” he said. “But he had a lot to lose. He may have his faults, but he’s a good kid.”
The struggling Pride (3-4) lost, 73-47, last night to Southern Methodist University, coached by former Knick coach Larry Brown.
Some Hofstra fans still stood by the busted players.
“Those are good guys, innocent until proven guilty,” said one fan.
Coach Mo Cassara talked after the game about his “disappointment” over the arrests.
“There’s nobody that feels worse about it than me,” he said. “There’s no one more disappointed and no one that has slept less and is more devastated about this than me. I’m heartbroken.”
“It’s going to be tough for the school to shake this off, and it’s going to be even worse for the team,” said Sydney Colbert, 18, a Hofstra sophomore and basketball fan.
“I know a few of the guys who were arrested, and I feel so bad for them. It was stupid what they did. I think the whole school feels that way.
“They messed up their lives.”


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Anonymous said...

There isn't anything wrong with the way this site is structured!

When only one person is complaining but everyone else is happy, then the trouble is YOU. You got a problem? Settle down, tend to your OWN affairs. REB

Anonymous said...

Ref Quotes from Thieving Basketball Players; if they can't even explain why they did what they did and claim they don't know why they did it, then they are bound to do it again without knowing why. REB

Jane said...

"I don't want to be viewed as a criminal" shows quite a disconnect between the man's actions and his preferred public image. Unfortunately for him, people who commit crimes are properly viewed as criminals.

The 8:31 comment is an ad placed here by a bot, not an actual complaint. It's not even internally consistent! ;-)

Lucy said...

Anglin’s dad, Kyle, said "...When we are ready, we’ll come out with the facts.”

This or some variation I think has been said by the defenders of every guilty person ever. "It's not what it looks like. When the facts come out, then you'll know the truth." These facts never do come out, however. Because if there were ever any facts to make the defendant appear less guilty, no one would be holding on to them. They'd be screaming them from the rooftops.

Take note, defense attorneys and supporters of the guilty: This phrase in all its variations has the opposite effect than that which you wish it to have. It screams the guilt of the person you wish to defend.

Plus, it's as annoying as fingernails on the chalkboard and it pisses me off every time.

John Mc Gowan said...

Lucy,i think youve summed it up in a nut shell...

Tania Cadogan said...


John Mc Gowan said...


Hero Teacher Shot In Head With Arrow By Son.

A British-born teacher who died after being shot in the head with an arrow by his son is hailed a hero for protecting students.

A British-born college teacher fatally injured after being shot in the head with an arrow by his own son has been hailed a hero after giving his students time to flee the classroom.

James Krumm, 56, was taking a computer science class at Casper College, in Casper, Wyoming, when his son Christopher barged in and shot him using a high-powered bow.

The 25-year-old had already stabbed to death his father's live-in girlfriend Heidi Arnold, 42, at their home two miles from the college.

As Mr Krumm fought with his son during the attack on Friday, the students in the classroom were able to escape to safety.

When police arrived at the World Physical Science Centre building, James Krumm was dead and his son was bleeding from self-inflicted knife wounds, Casper police chief Chris Walsh said.

He said: "I can tell you the courage that was demonstrated by Mr Krumm was absolutely without equal."

Christopher Krumm killed his father on the college campus
Authorities believe six students were in the classroom when the attack took place.

Mr Walsh said Christopher Krumm stabbed himself after shooting his father, then fatally stabbed his father in the chest during a struggle.

Ms Arnold, a maths teacher, died from multiple stab wounds and her body was found in the gutter near their home in Hawthorne Avenue.

He had smuggled the powerful compound bow on to the campus under a blanket, and was also carrying two knives.

Police carried out a search warrant at Christopher Krumm's last known address in Vernon, Connecticut, on Friday.

Andra Charter, a 20-year-old student, said she heard screams outside her biology class.

She said: "As we were walking out, there was a girl screaming 'there's somebody stabbing Mr Krumm!'"

James Krumm, who was born and grew up in the UK but is understood to have left the country by the time he was an adult, was head of the college's computer science department.

The college has planned a candlelight vigil and memorial service on Tuesday.

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Jazzie said...

Off Topic:

Ayla Reynolds in the news:

Anonymous said...

Please help find Ayla

ANCHORAGE — Israel Keyes, accused in the kidnapping and killing of 18-year-old Samantha Koenig, was found dead Sunday morning in an apparent jail suicide, and he is suspected in at least seven other deaths outside Alaska, authorities said Sunday.

In announcing his death at the Anchorage jail, authorities disclosed to news media Sunday that they believe Keyes is a serial killer and are certain he killed a Vermont couple, William and Lorraine Currier, who disappeared in June 2011. He also is suspected in four deaths in Washington state and one in New York, Mary Rook, the FBI special agent in charge of the Anchorage office, said.

Read more here:

Jazzie said...

Kripes. Thanks for the link Help Ayla:

"Out of respect for the Koenig family, who just received the news of Keyes’ suicide Sunday morning, Mew would not say how Koenig died or if she was sexually assaulted.
Mary Rook, the FBI special agent in charge of the Anchorage office, said investigators believe Koenig is Keyes’ only victim here in Alaska, but Keyes also confessed to the June 2011 murders of Lorraine and William Currier in Vermont."

Jazzie said...

"Investigators with the FBI, Anchorage Police Department, and U.S. Attorney’s office say Israel Keyes is a self-confessed serial killer who admitted killing at least 8 people. His crimes span a more than 10-year period."

So far listed confessed, three victims: Samantha Koenig, Lorraine and William Currier in Vermont. Who are the other five?

Jazzie said...

"Keyes also indicated he killed four others in Washington state and one person in New York state, but did not give the victims' names, authorities said."

Anonymous said...

WTF Hobnob! Avail yourself of those pills, psychopants, and channel your gibberish elsewhere. Start with some thorazine and halperodol. Freak.

Lis said...

Sounds like a huge attack of the stupid. I believe he really does not know why he did it. It wasn't out of need, it's one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time and in retrospect can be seen to be what it is, a monumental failure. It's a shame these young men had not learned how to resist temptation before this stage of their lives, now they have a lot more to lose than when they were kids.

I think Hall's statement is more sympathetic than the father of the other boy who used the old "when we are ready, we'll come out with the facts." At least Hall is smart enough to be broken down and sorry. There's hope for him.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 9:59 PM 12/2, pay no attention to Hobnob's little synopsis. You have to admit, she does bring a sense of humor to the thread every now and then; but what does she really know about our politics in this country when she lives in the UK, a place where they've got their own numerous and unsolvable political problems.

They don't even have a clean unadulterated bloodline across the pond. Look up your history; isn't it true that many of the royals have practiced incest for centuries, have intermarried and produced children that were interrelated, related to each other, and related to themselves? Even Charles and Dianna were related to each other and reproduced MORE kissing cousins.

If there's even one royal over there who isn't related to himself, that would be Prince Harry if he is the son of love rat Major Hewlitt, and I suspect he IS since he looks exactly like Major Hewlitt, so much that the love rat could have opened his mouth and spit him out.

Ha ha, Charles is stuck with the problem HE created with horseface Camilla, who ALSO BTW, is related to Charles! But do we in this country point the finger at THEM? No, we stay at a proper distance and keep our own council like THEY ought to be doing, with their 'weak' bloodlines and no-so-good genes. REB

Anonymous said...

Lis, for me it's easy to see why they did it. They did it because that's what they WANTED to do.

People find a way to do what they want to do, and won't do what they DON'T want to do.

Whose to say that's not what they will do the next time? REB

Anonymous said...

My, my, that a hoodie I see on one of the thieving basketball players?

Anonymous said...

To hell with the hoodie.

Do my eyes deceive me or is that DOPE I see in the eyes of the one whose photograph we see above?

By golly, I DO believe it IS!


Unknown said...

What the heck does the royals bloodline have to do with the inhabitants of the UK..nothing...We are a multicutural society liveing on a tiny island.The royals are from the saxe coburg family.Baverian ancestry...

Unknown said...

What the heck does the royals bloodline have to do with the inhabitants of the UK..nothing...We are a multicutural society liveing on a tiny island.The royals are from the saxe coburg family.Baverian ancestry...

Anonymous said...

Wow Possie.... ! You just may be right about that and I may be wrong. REB