Four Men Arrested in Deadly N.J. Carjacking

A 30-year-old lawyer was shot and killed in front of his wife

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Police arrested four men in the New Jersey carjacking that left one man dead last week.

Dustin Friedland, 30, was loading his car with his wife at the The Mall at Short Hills near Newark, N.J., when four men allegedly approached him, shot him in the head and took the car on Dec. 15. Karif Ford, 31, Besim Henry, 32, Kevin Roberts, 35 and Hanif Thompson, 29, were arrested on charges of murder, carjacking and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, the Associated Press reports.

It is still unclear who fired the shots and how the four men are related. The four men could face the death penalty. 

[AP]

89 comments
john.farnan
john.farnan

Abolish welfare and, or voting privileges for folks on welfare and most of America's problems will end overnight.

likeitis
likeitis

How is this not a hate crime?

The newspapers report this as "They went to the Mall looking for a particular vehicle to steal"

A Carjacking? They're so sure of this?..Really?

That sounds very much like the Essex County Prosecutor's office is trying to instantly quash the fact that this was clearly a hate crime.

Why would they want to stay clear of the "hate crime" charge?..It's simple really.

The reason is the Essex County Prosecutor, Carolyn Murray doesn't want to incite any future voters who might come back with "Hey, why wasn't that killing last year by that white so and so....not a hate crime?"

I mean, after seeing their names, it's apparent that these thugs share an interest in the "Muslim way" and let's face it, Dustin had "I'm Jewish" written all over him..poor soul.

Who knows if these creeps tagged him inside, based on his appearance, and called on the gang to knock him off when he went to his car?

Seriously, this angle has to be investigated..

Any Jewish backed organization, reporting agency or local community leader that doesn't push for this angle to be PROPERLY investigated is choosing political correctness over any search for truth.

I personally am reaching out to the FBI tomorrow as claiming this to be a Carjacking seems all too neat and tidy.

They went looking for a White Jewish guy and not a Range Rover!

joinamerica
joinamerica

Yes, these four criminals are Black. But this has nothing to do with the color of their skin. it has everything to do with the total failure of government as parent. Welfare is no longer a new proram. We are 50 years into this unmonitored calamity, which provides free housing, food, medical care and cash, and on which we have spent 17 trillion dollars.

Working to eat is an essential part of the human experience. In their lust for votes, Democrats (who have controlled America's inner cities for every bit of those 5 decades) have deliberately deprived millions of Black Americans of this essential part of living. And the result is the mayhem, the crime, drugs, violence, gangs, and the worst schools in the country, that torment the residents of these cities and have led to the destruction of millions of Black families. It is an absolute catastrophe.

The only winners are the Democrat politicians who are all multimillionaires and who have no intention of bringing this tragedy to an end.

StephenMartin
StephenMartin

White people are the cause of so much of this negro violence. They have falsely and illogically authorized and validated a vicious and violent species to walk the streets unleashed and/or unattended.

21st century science is clear, Negroids are a biologically and genetically differing species that should be relocated to their natural habitat for everyone's safety.

AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

By the comments below I see racism is alive and well in America.


This isn't a black/white issue people.  This is a crime perpetrated by thugs who put no value on human life.  This about content of character, not about skin color.


The kinds of comments I am reading only fans the flames of racism.  If people really want to eliminate racism in this country then it has to start with "me."  Me being each and every one of us.  It has to stop on an individual level.


Conversely, if racism isn't a concern of yours then continue with your bigoted commentary. 

BazalgetteLord
BazalgetteLord

For those who have not yet seen photos of these four scumbags, they look exactly like what they are: A gang of soulless, feral, subhuman brutes. Of course, for reasons we already know, certain media outlets are already trying to convey what misunderstood and well-meaning fellows some of these perps are. Who really gives a damn what the relatives or friends of any of theses animals thinks? Predictably, they've all spewed the usual "Theys be good. Theys din do nuffin" bull. Sickening! Absolutely sickening!!.

Anyway, I'm glad they caught these foul rodents. May Dustin Friedland rest in peace, and may God bless his family.

robertkj177
robertkj177

Execute these animals. Now.  I'll donate the bullets.

HallKyle
HallKyle

Ummm, nice pix of the 4 perps.

Like Mick Jagger said ... " Brown Sugah, how come you taste so good ? "

More and more Brown Sugah coming your way, just like you wanted.

After all, you voted for Obama twice, right?

jimdep
jimdep

If obama had a son he'd look like these four dudes!!! Why doesn't LIBERAL time magazine say they were BLACK?????

livingcarpet
livingcarpet

Four arrested and they are all BLACK. What a big surprise? It seem not matter what country you live in if you have citizens that are not of classical europeon desent those non europeon types always seem to be killing people. I had never considered myself to be racist until i hit my 30s and from here on i have become increasingly concerned for the safety of others when it comes to mixing with these "african americans "and here in new zealand "maori's". I hear alot of all the struggles their ancestors went through and this being the reason for the offending.I find this to be a complete cop out.I can understand racism now . When you hear on the news here that a child has been beaten to death or an armed robbery gone wrong and someone has been killed,or a woman beaten to death 9/10 times if you guess it was done by a black you will be right.

JJManziel
JJManziel

..its  not  only the mexican border that needs be fenced...   the  bigger problem is  keeping the  inner city blacks  from  getting out  into the whiter neighborhoods... 


People who call others racists for blaming  and getting angry at blacks for these crimes,,,  U r stupid,,,  Something like  80% of murderers in prison R black..    They're a lot of good blacks  but  the  uneducated ,, criminal blacks  in the inner cities  need to be  put in cages before they commit  murder...

mima
mima

@robertkj177@Ebonygoddess@Openminded1  You are all so busy debating the race of the killers that you have forgotten about the MOST IMPORTANT person in all of this and that is DUSTIN FRIEDLAND!!!!   You should all be ashamed of yourselves. 

Karl
Karl

A story about a paragraph long. Why would anyone comment on it.

robertkj177
robertkj177

TIME, why oh why don't you show the pics of the killers? OK, if you want, you can all go to dubya-dubya-dubya .foxnews.com/us/2013/12/21/4-arrested-in-deadly-new-jersey-mall-carjacking/

...good shots of them there. No big surprises, either.

Ebonygoddess
Ebonygoddess

Go FU--K YOURSELFS.  White people commit more crimes than anyone else in the world.  However, they think they are privileged and can get away with it.

Yes this is senseless and my heart goes out to the family,  I was heartbroken  when I first read the headline then I was pissed when I read the racist comments.

I can sympathize with a person regardless of their race, that is what makes a decent human being and you people what ever piece of T---H you are.


good day

PaulSchremp
PaulSchremp

Show the pictures of the four African Americans that murdered Dustin Friedland. Will Obama comment on this case? If Obama had a son he would not look line Dustin Friedland, so now he does not care? When blacks kill whites ...it's like "who cares! "  ..it's so common ...  "oh well... these type of murders are going to happen, you cannot prevent them"  The rare times whites kill blacks.... then it's serious .. then it's time for marches, protests and riots.

robertkj177
robertkj177

@joinamerica : You are as dumb as a box of rocks. You have no clue what you are talking about, none.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@joinamerica This is about color, black welfare punks killed whitey not just took is car, because he was white well off and they hate whites

socialunrest99
socialunrest99

@joinamerica So if the democrats doing this (which I somewhat agree with) why are the blacks so stupid to overwhelmingly again and again vote democrat ???  You are all so hilarious calling these comments racism.  They are fact.  Blacks are incredibly violent and no matter how much we hand them for free, they still can't succeed.  Every other group that has come to this country and struggled have somehow managed to find their way and become useful members of society.  Not the blacks though.  Keep killing each other in your rundown cities and please stay away from everyone else who has made the choice to work for a living and better themselves.  Maybe if young black women stopped getting knocked up and raising kids with no daddy EVER in the picture this cycle would end.  I'm quite sure it would.  Making bad decisions is what puts them in this situation and you better believe they should have to wallow in the garbage they have created.  Just stay away from everyone else who doesn't make their living selling drugs and stealing cars, or just says screw it altogether and lives off Uncle Sam.  Remember before all these liberal idiots started running things in this country and blaming the government for all the societal problems?  It's not the governments fault!!! They need to take responsibility for their actions.  I thought that was how a free country works?  You have the right to chose to succeed or fail, and the result of either one is the individuals reward or burden to carry on their own, not everyone else.  Oh no, I gave my opinion.  I'm sure someone is on their way to my house right now to take me away.  I HATE OUR "FREEDOM" !!!

AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

@StephenMartin

All I can say is WOW!  Just WOW!  This is straight out of the 18th century!   

Despite the fact that blacks have proven themselves just as capable, educated and caring as anyone on this planet you offer this opinion.  Despite the fact that blacks have attained success in business, politics, the military, sports, (you name it) this 18th century mindset persists.

WOW!

robertkj177
robertkj177

@AlphaJuliette :  Did you ever consider that all the stuff you call "racism" would end tomorrow, if blacks stopped committing violent crimes(rape, assault, robbery, murder) at approximately TEN times the rate of whites?

Bullsgt
Bullsgt

@AlphaJuliette Do you think the news media is reporting this story accurately? And if the roles were reversed this story would be front page everywhere and would absolutely be about race. You disagree?

StephenMartin
StephenMartin

@BazalgetteLord

EXACTLY!  The reason this is happening so often is BECAUSE OF white people. Our pathetic white population illogically insists that Negro's are just Melatonin challenged white people that sometimes act badly, rather than face the reality that the Negro is in reality a significantly differing species. 

We must recognize this is a white country founded by white people for the advancement of white values and white interests and given the facts the presence of Negro's is highly inappropriate in such a society.

AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

@jimdep


Because it doesn't matter if they were black, brown, yellow or purple.  What we have here is a group of thugs who put no value on human life.  That attitude crosses all ethnic lines.

ThinkFirst!
ThinkFirst!

@livingcarpetI hear you!  No children are safe at school nowadays.  A shooting everywhere you turn.


How incredibly ignorant are you and the other posters.  Once you complete your verbal high fives to each other, don't forget to train your children.  Too many of them are still committing school massacres.  How many are we at now?  Oh, there was one last week.  


Read more: Four Men Arrested in Short Hills, N.J. Mall Carjacking | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2013/12/21/four-men-arrested-in-deadly-n-j-carjacking/#ixzz2oFh1dEvT

Tical
Tical

@JJManziel The sad thing is that there are many people out there who think like you do. They serve as juries and are quick to reach the reasonable doubt threshold simply because the accused is black. 

JJManziel
JJManziel

its not 80% of murderers in Prison R black..  but its still 60% based on FBI data...  Thats still way high when blacks make up 20% of population...


I try not to feel prejudice based on race,, but  the large numbers of black  murderers  makes  it  impossible...


ThinkFirst!
ThinkFirst!

@robertkj177Yeah!  I hear you.  When I heard about the school shooting in Colorado last week...no surprise when I saw the shooter.  Columbine, Sandy Hook, Colorado movie theater, the murder of four young [white] husbands within the last three months, and three white wives...you're right...no surprise there.  From Slavery to 21st century, things do not change for your kind...does it?


How incredibly ignorant are you and the other posters.  Once you complete your verbal high fives to each other, don't forget to train your children.  Too many of them are still committing school massacres.  How many are we at now?  Oh, there was one last week.  


Read more: Four Men Arrested in Short Hills, N.J. Mall Carjacking | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2013/12/21/four-men-arrested-in-deadly-n-j-carjacking/#ixzz2oFh1dEvT

jimdep
jimdep

@robertkj177 they don't even mention they were black.  The liberal media are ALWAYS politically correct. That's why obama won a second term despite being a horrible potus!

Openminded1
Openminded1

@robertkj177 You do not mean they are african american do you? Gee that would be a surprise.  You always know when a black man kills a white the media never says what color the killer is.

AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

@Ebonygoddess


You are absolutely correct.  This kind of thing crosses all ethnic lines.  And, if one were to be fair most serial killers are white. 

Basically, what we have here is a group of guys who put no value on human life.  They could be zebra striped for all I care.

BazalgetteLord
BazalgetteLord

@Ebonygoddess "I can sympathize with a person regardless of their race"


If that's true, if you really are as sympathetic as you claim to be, than please get your tubes tied. You'd be doing human kind such an enormous favor by simply not procreating. The fewer creatures with names like "Tre'vonne, De'Marquis, D'metrious, LaMarrio, etc, that are walking the earth, the lower the crime rate will be.

livingcarpet
livingcarpet

@Ebonygoddess With the fowl languge in you comment i am goin to guess you too are a black.Typical of your type,i can't put together a cogent argument so i will swear to get my nonsensical argument heard.It is funny but i still have a little sympathy for your plight:)

robertkj177
robertkj177

@Ebonygoddess : Listen, you brain-dead piece of c***p: White people outnumber blacks in this country by over 6 to one. So, anyone would EXPECT more crimes to be committed by whites than blacks, wouldn't they?


But, if you understood "percentages"(which means you would have to finished the 7th grade...did you?), you'd also know that as a percentage of the population, blacks are committing crimes at a far higher "RATE" than white people are. I know all this math is difficult for you, though.


Here it goes, though:

As a percentage of the population, blacks are committing murders at over 8 times the rates of whites.

As a percentage of the population, blacks are committing robbery at over 12  times the rates of whites.

As a percentage of the population, blacks are committing rapes at over 11 times the rates of whites.


And, the list goes on and on.


There is scarcely a single crime category where whites are committing crimes at a higher rate than blacks.

Read more: Four Men Arrested in Short Hills, N.J. Mall Carjacking | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2013/12/21/four-men-arrested-in-deadly-n-j-carjacking/#ixzz2o9cPt8VV



Read more: Four Men Arrested in Short Hills, N.J. Mall Carjacking | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2013/12/21/four-men-arrested-in-deadly-n-j-carjacking/#ixzz2o9cPt8VV

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Ebonygoddess Bs you are a black racist, and whites do not kill black men in front of their wife for a car. that is black or hispanic thing. Cowards.

ThinkFirst!
ThinkFirst!

@PaulSchremp @jerseyboy54How incredibly ignorant are you and the other posters.  Once you complete your verbal high fives to each other, don't forget to train your children.  Too many of them are still committing school massacres.  How many are we at now?  Oh, there was one last week.  

Think before you speak!  Don't forget Sand Hook!  As a tragedy, the black community wept right along with others, so don't paint an entire community based on the crimes of thugs, but didn't pass judgment.


Read more: Four Men Arrested in Short Hills, N.J. Mall Carjacking | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2013/12/21/four-men-arrested-in-deadly-n-j-carjacking/#ixzz2oFh1dEvT

AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

@Bullsgt

I'm not arguing the news media aspect of this story.  And yes, if it were four whites who killed a black man in front of his wife it would garner all kinds of a racially induced reactionary firestorm.  But, this isn't the issue I am having with the comments below.

Everyone talks about racism but few people accept the fact that racism either ends or is perpetuated on a personal level. i.e. THEIR level.

TenaciousJim
TenaciousJim

@AlphaJuliette It matters because it reinforces the DOJ factual statistic that 52% of all US homicides are committed by a group with less than 13% of the population.

Ralph145
Ralph145

@Tical @JJManziel

The vast majority of people arrested for Vilolent Crimes ARE guilty regardless of race  and the percentage who ARE guilty is even higher for those indicted.   Sure we can all point to the exceptions where someone is later vindicated after serving 20 years.  It is not a perfect system.  Evidence of guilt is usually overwhelmng because the average violent felon is of very low IQ and leave evidence everywhere.   In most cases there is NO doubt

ThinkFirst!
ThinkFirst!

@livingcarpet  you sound like a typical ignorant white man.  Stop judging!  How dare you call her out when there is nothing but filth laced posts on here spewing garbage.  I have sympathy for your inability to construct a sensible factual argument.


How incredibly ignorant are you and the other posters.  Once you complete your verbal high fives to each other, don't forget to train your children.  Too many of them are still committing school massacres.  How many are we at now?  Oh, there was one last week.  


Read more: Four Men Arrested in Short Hills, N.J. Mall Carjacking | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2013/12/21/four-men-arrested-in-deadly-n-j-carjacking/#ixzz2oFh1dEvT

JurisDoctor
JurisDoctor

@Openminded1 You are so right. Whites kill black men in front of their wives and children just because they can. Hate. Power. Greed. Have you so easily forgotten? What evils white people were willing to commit for a buck? And not for a decade or two, like the increase in inner city crime since the "war on drugs" campaign beginning in the 80s but for over 300 years. White people have way, way too much evil in their history for you to cast any stones. Don't use this incident as an excuse for your hate. Just hate. Just say I hate them because they are not me, they are not like me, and I think I am better. Admit that you are lazy and ignorant and therefore you would rather simplify your life by grouping people together rather than taking the time, intelligence, and energy it would take to consider people based on who they are as individuals. @robertkj177 @JJManziel @Openminded1

TenaciousJim
TenaciousJim

@AlphaJuliette We live in a great country where you are welcome to your opinion and I can base my opinion on real statistics.

AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

@Ralph145@TenaciousJim

Ralph, your first mistake is accusing me of lying.

Your second mistake is perpetuating racism with this kind of hypothetical scenario.

Your third mistake is to focus on the actions of these four men to support the notion that blacks are just horrible people instead of recognizing the achievements of other men and women of color who prove time and again that skin color makes no difference; that it is all about content of character.

And your fourth mistake is in believing it's me and people like me that are the problem and not you and people like you.

Ralph145
Ralph145

@AlphaJuliette @TenaciousJim

Juliette You have 2 choices to walk through a poor black detroit neighborhood for 2 miles alone at 2 in the morning or an equally poor white neighborhood in poverty stricken West Virginia....which do you choose?   Which neighborhood would you feel safer living in if you had too.  Go ahead be consistent and lie and say it makes no difference. The truth is everyone knows all of your arguments are A: Either intellectually dishonest or B: The disease of liberalism "I want it to be true that we are all the same so I will choose to believe it despite all empirical evidence to the contrary" It sounds nice to say such things. There is only one problem: They are just not true

AlphaJuliette
AlphaJuliette

@TenaciousJim

No, it doesn't matter.  What matters is how we people process this information.  Instead of dealing with it on a strictly crime level people are focusing on the racial aspect.  That focus does not solve the crime.

And, if your stats are correct then what do we do about it?  Yes, we have prisons loaded with black men and women.  Despite the fact that blacks have proven themselves in our society far too many of them are incarcerated.  I believe the common denominator is a culture they are brought up in. 

Change the culture and you change the stats.  Include blacks in mainstream society, allow them to succeed and the culture changes.  We have ample examples of this.  Continue to discriminate against them as so many are doing in this comments section and there is no inducement to change or better their social position.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@JurisDoctor Moron we are in 2013, I now about the oppression of almost 100 years ago, get with times.  things have changed look who is in the White house.