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    Rich girl goes nuts!

    http://staugustine.com/news/local-ne...-four-hospital


    I just had to post this one...worth the read. Rich girl flips out and her first target is some poor guy on his bike.

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    On the couple's 39X.com website, they say, "As Christians, we feel the message of Jesus is the top priority in our lives. Our clothing line is our way of spreading that message. By wearing 39X clothing you are saying that you understand that sacrifice He made for you."

    The 39X site was taken down Friday after her arrest.

    She explained the company's name: "Jesus in his last day was whipped 39 times. The lashings were brutal and painful. 39X is a reminder of that pain. He endured those lashings so that we may be saved."
    Yikes.

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    And here we have another (worthless) article from the same paper which essentially pitches a sob story for her

    http://staugustine.com/news/local-ne...nd-big-trouble

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    They could not even be bothered to follow up on the two seriously injured people that she assaulted?!? They are probably good people as well, that didn't deserve to be brutally run-down by this psychotic woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brontide View Post
    They could not even be bothered to follow up on the two seriously injured people that she assaulted?!? They are probably good people as well, that didn't deserve to be brutally run-down by this psychotic woman.
    Yeah, it sucks how they'll do a write-up on her in a positive note and hardly acknowledge the two people she critically injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    And here we have another (worthless) article from the same paper which essentially pitches a sob story for her

    http://staugustine.com/news/local-ne...nd-big-trouble

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    Good God. That is the most completely insane article I've ever read. I wouldn't call it worthless; it's a case study for the dysfunction of the press.

    On the other hand, the comment section is universally horrified by this woman. Don't think I've ever seen that in a case where a bike is involved. Not one person has tried to somehow blame the cyclist or defend the driver-- except the reporter at the paper. Weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    And here we have another (worthless) article from the same paper which essentially pitches a sob story for her

    http://staugustine.com/news/local-ne...nd-big-trouble

    -Kurt
    That article filled up my heart with love and I can't read it anymore! I mean, after I try to read the first paragraph half-way through, it's like the article is trying to turn my "no sympathy for you because you've committed several crimes already" into "wow, very nice woman." In short, positives (for example: beautiful woman) outweigh the serious negatives (crimes).

    Very baffling
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    Wow.

    We can go so many places with this. The "Female Blame Discount" the "Religious Blame Discount", etc. If it were just the headline I'd be inclined to blame it on a lazy copy editor. But the piece itself doesn't even qualify as objective journalism. I just have to ask if the paper thought the two people she ran over were athiests and said, "ah, screw em it was the Divine Will of the Allmighty".
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    From the first article:



    sheesh.
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    Perhaps she lost it when her butler said they were out of Zoloft and Vicodin pancakes.

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    I like the comments, sad that idiots like this 'reporter' are allowed to write.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
    Good God. That is the most completely insane article I've ever read. I wouldn't call it worthless; it's a case study for the dysfunction of the press.

    On the other hand, the comment section is universally horrified by this woman. Don't think I've ever seen that in a case where a bike is involved. Not one person has tried to somehow blame the cyclist or defend the driver-- except the reporter at the paper. Weird.
    Indeed. What a menace to society in so many ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aMull View Post
    I like the comments, sad that idiots like this 'reporter' are allowed to write.
    Then complain. From their website:

    Contact article author Peter Guinta: peter.guinta@staugustine.com
    Staff directory with list of editors: http://staugustine.com/newsroomstaff
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    Anybody who doubted that quality journalism was alive and well...

    I like that the "newspaper" wouldn't have been surprised to see this crime spree from a Jew. Or an ugly person. All the hand-wringing over "a beautiful Christian woman" is a bit odd, to say the least.

    The follow-up piece was decent as a celebrity/personality thing; it managed to fill some inches to separate the ads from one another. But how are the people she hit?

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    Presently the links are unavailable. And I want to know about rich girls flipping out.. With about 20% of cagers, this is a daily event. Should we be surprised.?
    First clue as to her emotional make up. ?. What kind of car was she driving..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mondaycurse View Post
    Yeah, it sucks how they'll do a write-up on her in a positive note and hardly acknowledge the two people she critically injured.
    Meh.

    It's just background.

    The press (and readers) like stories of successful people brought low by their own actions.

    The other injured people deserve their privacy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brontide View Post
    They could not even be bothered to follow up on the two seriously injured people that she assaulted?!? They are probably good people as well, that didn't deserve to be brutally run-down by this psychotic woman.
    It might be hard to do that without violating their privacy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    But how are the people she hit?
    It might be hard to find out without violating their privacy.

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    Very baffling
    Not really.
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    "The cyclist, whose name is not being released to the public, is in the hospital in serious but not critical condition, while the driver of the truck who was flown to ... was released from the hospital on his own power ..."

    How would that violate, or even affect, their privacy?

    It's a little bit more newsworthy than how beautiful the assailant is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    "The cyclist, whose name is not being released to the public, is in the hospital in serious but not critical condition, while the driver of the truck who was flown to ... was released from the hospital on his own power ..."

    How would that violate, or even affect, their privacy?
    They didn't have any information at 12:05 AM on Saturday (when the two articles were published).

    Howard said Zampatti struck the bicyclist, a man, who was struck in the 1200 block of State Road A1A Boulevard. He was later airlifted to Shands in Jacksonville. The names and conditions of the victims were not released Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    Anybody who doubted that quality journalism was alive and well...

    I like that the "newspaper" wouldn't have been surprised to see this crime spree from a Jew. Or an ugly person. All the hand-wringing over "a beautiful Christian woman" is a bit odd, to say the least.

    The follow-up piece was decent as a celebrity/personality thing; it managed to fill some inches to separate the ads from one another. But how are the people she hit?
    Let me postulate a theory: almost every newspaper I've seen builds up a "feature file". Those are stories about people and places that really aren't newsworthy but nice articles to use when say an article's short or you have nothing else going on. So it's 11:59 pm, they're putting the paper to bed and realize they are a bit short. Somebody realizes that, "hey we have a feature on this person, but it's still too short. Why don't we update the article a little bit and put it on through." So they grab the junior copy boy and tell him to segue the article from the news paper.
    It doesn't make it right and it doesn't make it journalism, but I can understand a little.
    As far as the Christian, hate to go racist, but check out where that incident happened. It's not exactly a majority region for skeptics and athiests.
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    I didn't mind the second article. We already know she went on a homicidal spree with her car. They weren't pumping her up in any way as far as I could tell. I'll bet there is a follow-up that fills us in on more reasons for why she flipped out.

    Can we keep the P&R stuff out of this thread? I know the newspaper started it.

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    Have they gotten the tox report back yet? What all did she have in her system? You know the "sad" thing is that if in the line of duty one or more LEO's opened fire on her and killed her. That some family member would be interviewed on TV and say "They didn't have to kill her." And does anyone know what all of the charges are or how she pleaded when she had her initial day in court?

    Down here in Tampa we had a guy "barrow" his wife's or ex-wife's pickup and led Tampa's Finest on a marry chase south on Dale Maybry HGY, he ended up invading MacDill AFB with Tampa's Finest hot on his tail. They trapped him by the MacDill Ave. gate where he attempted to run over an officer with "his" pickup at which point all of the cops on the scene opened fire killing him.

    His wife/ex-wife was interviewed on TV and that's what she said. I hate to break it to her but when he invaded MacDill AFB the SP's would have been justified in killing him. As from the time that he entered the main gate to he was fatally shot trying to run over a cop he was on borrowed time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    I didn't mind the second article. We already know she went on a homicidal spree with her car. They weren't pumping her up in any way as far as I could tell.
    Whether they intended to write a sympathy piece or not, and even if this was responsible journalism ... it would be a travesty of justice if anybody on the jury read this.

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    She's pretty. I'm sure she'll have plenty of girlfriends in prison!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    And here we have another (worthless) article from the same paper which essentially pitches a sob story for her

    http://staugustine.com/news/local-ne...nd-big-trouble

    -Kurt

    While I am also a Christian, being a Christian doesn't mean one should go about attempting to commit vehicular homicide!!!! I hope she gets a long time behind bars!!!!!

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    http://www.historiccity.com/2010/sta...r-victims-3082

    The suspect, Andrea Lee Zampatti, 37, Canton, Georgia, is being held without bond on four felony charges: aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer; aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer; resisting arrest with violence; and aggravating fleeing and eluding police causing serious injury.
    The Sheriff’s Office is still seeking at least three additional victims who have not come forward. A deputy who was pursuing Zampatti witnessed a woman driving a scooter as well as two bicyclists that were struck; however they left the scene before being identified.
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