In the article below, I am noticing a TREND that I am also seeing
a person gets "attacked" by the state in some fashion (one
example: the guy
who videotaped the recent police brutality in California;
fox news carried
the story of him also being "wanted" by the police because
of some old
warrants out for his arrest), and then somehow some story is
discredit the individual. In the case below, they bring up the
case, which has NOTHING to do with the case at hand, whatsoever; I
believe that the police ever even determined if a crime was committed
store in the first place! In the video case, the thing is, no matter
the guy's background, what he video'd those police doing to that kid
still violent. Tarnishing the cameraman's reputation on national news
creating "old" warrants does nothing to change what those police
did. BUT the message that comes through is that "hmm, maybe that
wasn't as reliable as it appears", even though the image on the video
Just the other week, the "law enforcement officials"
had a training session
at a semi-abandoned mall here in Columbus, OH; they
combatting "radical environmentalists". I wonder, though,
when they're going
to start battling, for real, the "anti-tolerance
terrorists", who turn in
many, many cases to be parents who don't vaccinate
their kids, or who
homeschool, or who refuse to use daycare, or who go to
church, or who are
Christians... I mean, FEMA already has a deadline of
January 2003 to be
ready to house millions of displaced persons in tent
cities because of a
"surprise" attack from an "unknown" source,
I've been telling this stuff to my husband since oh, about 10
and he's just only now starting to get on board... (thank God);
when he says
"conspiracy theory", I tell him, "honey, we're living in a
Man kills self as SWAT officers close in
Tuesday, August 6,
Jill Riepenhoff and Kevin Kidder
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Side man who tried to fake his death eight years ago apparently took
yesterday after he barricaded himself in his house.
Darrell G. Lydelle,
41, of 355 Demorest Rd., was pronounced dead after a
police chase followed by
a standoff on the West Side.
Details remained sketchy last night as
detectives pieced together the ordeal
that began at a Mexican market at
Sullivant Avenue and Binns Boulevard
Columbus police, an officer driving by the store noticed
As she prepared to stop her cruiser to investigate, a
man -- later
identified as Lydelle -- was chased from the store by people
Police say Lydelle dashed to his car and sped off, and an
officer gave chase.
Unsure what, if any, crime had been
committed, a sergeant called off the
pursuit. But a police helicopter spotted
Lydelle run into his house about
Officers arrived and
entered the house. When they confronted Lydelle, he
brandished a gun. So the
officers backed out and called for SWAT officers.
Ron Kozoil, who lives
across the street from Lydelle and his wife, Trisha,
watched from his front
window in astonishment.
Police cordoned off his yard and others.
Helicopters circled, and at least
10 cruisers rolled up.
"I felt like
a hostage in my own home,'' Kozoil said.
He went outside when he saw
Lydelle's wife, who told Kozoil that she was
confused about what was going
As Mrs. Lydelle huddled with neighbors, SWAT officers tried to coax
Unsuccessful in their attempts to negotiate, officers
fired tear gas into
the house and charged in.
They found Lydelle dead
in a bedroom and a handgun nearby.
"He was a good guy,'' Kozoil said.
"It's going to be hard for Trish to move
The Lydelles have three
children, neighbors said.
In 1994, Mr. Lydelle was featured in a Dispatch
story after he paid for an
obituary in the paper, claiming he had died in
Nashville, Tenn., at age 33.
The obituary raised the suspicions of
Columbus detectives, who were looking
for Lydelle on charges involving
identity and car theft. Detectives found
Lydelle living in a North Side motel
under an assumed name.
He was later convicted of theft and forgery and
served 13 months in prison.
Dispatch Staff Writer Dana Erickson
contributed to this story.From a