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Crime scene chaos blamed for victim's treatment

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 11:45 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 2:00 AM
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The chaos that surrounded the Friday night shooting of six people led to a 14-year-old victim’s claims that she was rendered no aid by two deputies she encountered, Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said.

“I’m sorry if someone thought they were overlooked,” he said. “With the number of victims, suspects and witnesses, and trying to preserve a scene that was a city block, the scene was very chaotic.”

Brittany Moore, a high school freshman from South Carolina, was shot in the leg after an argument between two groups of people turned violent.

Moore said she saw two officers in the middle of the street and ran to them.

“They told me to get out of the road,” she said.

A woman driving by saw her bleeding and had her two children get out of the car and put Moore in it. The woman dug some rags out of her backseat and applied pressure to Moore’s bullet wound.

Another deputy approached and asked what happened.

“I told him I had been shot. He just walked away,” Moore said.

Moore’s mother is upset at the treatment she said her daughter received from deputies. She said she was pursuing legal action against the department.

Gay, who was one of the officers who responded to the scene, said the scene was very hard to control.

“It was almost like being in a war zone,” he said.

Witnesses were trying to point out shooters, and deputies were trying to grab suspects from a crowd of people running at full speed and screaming.

Gay also said there were a lot of people who thought they were shot but were not, and officers were trying to calm them down.

“It has always been the policy of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office to aid any injured person first,” he said. “That’s what we always try to do.”

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/11/12 - 02:07 pm
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See that's the problem why

See that's the problem why the only solution is to shut it down. You can't keep kids off the street unless it's midnight. And if you think about it many kids from out in the burbs go on dates, etc. and don't have to be home until midnight or even later. The blacks on the Commission would rightly raise heck if some kind of 9PM curfew only applied downtown.

We all have these lofty ideas of not giving into hoolumism, but there have been people bigger than us who gave in and shut things down from Myrtle Beach to Atlanta.

I would just say
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I would just say 07/11/12 - 02:10 pm
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Nothing new here

You read this all the time a mother that had no idea where her 14 year old was and the child gets into trouble and now the mother wants to sue. Bull, truth be known this wasn't the 1st time this kid was somewhere she shouldn't have been at this hour. Parents need tighten the reins allot more than they do now. Parents don't care these days about their kids, their attitude is amazing, ok do whatever just get out of my hair. This child should never have been out at 11:30 at night so here the mom needs to accept responsibility that something like this could happen, things like this happen that's why she should have been home with mom at 11:30 pm. People like this are always trying to pin their inadequacies on someone else.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/11/12 - 03:22 pm
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Curfew

The new Richmond County Sheriff Office spokesperson now appears to be one Officer Scott Gay. He was on Channel 6 News justifying why the department has not been aggressive in enforcing the curfew law around the county all these years. The reason, he said, is that if an officer stops a young person after the curfew hour, then he can release the offender only to a parent or legal guardian. You can see why that would crimp the style of the officers — because it is often very difficult to find a parent who is willing to get out of bed and come to wherever the officer & juvenile are to sign the release form. So the officers end up doing a lot of waiting and babysitting.

However, in another article, our current sheriff said he was going to start enforcing the curfew law more aggressively.

Enforcing Curfews

What if you had a small covey (I don't want to use the word gang) of juveniles cutting up on the sidewalk after midnight. If the officer asks them how old they are and one says 16, another says 14, third says 15, and the fourth says 15 — now the officer has to locate four different sets of parents or guardians and arrange pick-ups. The officer is in for a few hours of waiting around and paperwork. It's easier just to look the other way.

Jane18
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Jane18 07/11/12 - 03:48 pm
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Mom of 14-yearold

Maybe, just maybe, you need to be grateful your underage daughter is still alive........................

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 07/11/12 - 04:36 pm
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Guessing

...Mrs Moore hasn't spoken to a lawyer just the press. She she's in for a serious disappointment as she has no basis for a lawsuit.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 07/11/12 - 07:02 pm
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A stumper

A gun went off in a crowd 4 to 9 times , as a rule all the injuries are lower body strikes . Was the shooter tall or close ?

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/11/12 - 07:48 pm
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I only wish that Royal

I only wish that Royal Marshall were here to interpret the chaos...

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/11/12 - 08:45 pm
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Gargoyle, that was the first

Gargoyle, that was the first thing I noted too. My impression was that he was shooting towards the ground and some ricochets tagged the people.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/11/12 - 10:17 pm
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Shoot Low Boys, They're Riding Shetland Ponies

The title of a Lewis Grizzard book.

dwb619
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dwb619 07/11/12 - 11:09 pm
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Lewis

Lewis Grizzard--- The Great American.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 07/11/12 - 11:18 pm
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Typical sue happy irresponsible parent!!
Unpublished

While the child may have lied about where she was, I for one will not "cut her some slack" as one poster wrote. Anyone one checked out their FB pages?? SMH @ both of them. What do you expect when you set bad examples and provide them with an environment like that to grow up with?? Just looking for a pay day from deep pockets for nothing. I'm sure they've gotten enough with all the other free bees!!

KSL
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KSL 07/12/12 - 12:12 am
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Amazing how some of your high

Amazing how some of your high school acquaintances can turn out big with a number of people. He was a year ahead of me. He came to really know how to use "poetic license." I don't recall Mr. Smith or Miss Emma Lee teaching that. Must have been something he learned at UGA. He did mix in truth with the exaggeration.

I continue to be amazed at his loyal audience. To me he was just Lewis who wrote some columns and some books and he was popular because he expressed sentiment that people believed in, but he lied to do it (poetic license).

KSL
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KSL 07/12/12 - 12:16 am
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Don't forget the poetic

Don't forget the poetic license used in much of what he wrote. Hyperbole.

The last time I saw him, he was attending a huge coctail party put on by my brother and his business partner the night before an event they also sponsored. He was having a great time.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/12/12 - 10:24 am
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It wasn't "almost a war

It wasn't "almost a war zone."

It WAS a war zone.

cheapster505
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cheapster505 07/13/12 - 10:53 am
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reverse

wonder if the RCS can sue the parents of this 14 yr old for endangerment wonder if the MOTHER was even with them?
while they were Downtown @ 1130 and I bet the parents response......
I DIDN'T KNOW

cheapster505
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cheapster505 07/13/12 - 10:57 am
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reverse

sorry I ve reread the story and stand corrected Guess they have to come from South Carolina to sue RCS word has spread

Common.sense
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Common.sense 07/13/12 - 12:51 pm
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I am just wondering what she

I am just wondering what she is trying to sue them for? Did their lack of aid result in permanent life altering damage other than the initial damage from being shot? Or is it because the little girls feelings were hurt by the big bad deputy trying to control the scene. I see this getting thrown out by the courts. SCOTUS ruled that LE has no duty to protect, so why would they have the duty to render aid? I hope RC fights the lawsuit and doesn't settle. This woman is just looking for a payday.

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