Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy
They drove him to the farm.
They handed him a rifle.
Did they think he was going gopher hunting?
Zan, I mean no offense, I use sarcasm only to make the point.....and yes, I know Roscoe had them terrorized, he had everybody in the town terrorized......but they were armed as well.
And nasty evil guys stop bullets the same way everyone else does.......
And confrontation was not even necessary....a simple phone call.....
I think justice was served.....they will both be out within 5 years.
Colpy, did you watch the interview? You are correct in some of your statements, but not all, according to what I saw.
They did indeed give him a ride - under fear of violence against themselves and their family. I personally can't just write off the fact that they were terrorized into complying with Roszkoe's demands. I think when we're afraid we are capable of all kinds of things we wouldn't really expect of ourselves under 'normal' circumstances.
I don't believe they were in fact armed Colpy - they handed the weapons over to James Roszko and were unarmed throughout the incident if I recall correctly.
I think you're right - they should have made a call to the police - I know that's what I think I would do, but you know... this guy had already implied violence towards Hennessy's wife and children while he was away from the home once.
Hennessy claims he thought Roszko was going to burn down the barn with the pot in it... this makes sense to me... and also explains why Hennessy would want to high tail it outta there after dropping Roszko off - Hennessy admitted he'd sold some pot for Roszko in the past and wanted to be rid of this guy and any possible connection between them regarding the pot, as well as really seeing just how much of a lunatic this guy really was... in short, he was plain old scared of a whole bunch of things here... including the possibility that Roszko might come back and cause harm to Hennesy's family if he called the cops... I don't think it's that much of a stretch, given the fact that Roszko had already acted in a manner to suggest violence towards his family...
I didn't take any offense at all to your post Colpy, I asked for responses because I know I'm a bleeding heart and I have to be shown cold hard intent to consider someone 'that' guilty. I didn't see that in the interview.... but I certainly saw it in the actions of Roszko... and my sense after watching the show had me thinking that Hennesy and Cheeseman were being tried and sentenced in lieu of a live suspect.
Also, in the interview, I didn't see Hennessy deny any of his actions... he owned up to what he did, but he provided the back story that is crucial to understanding how this all came about. It makes a difference knowing these details imo.