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nzingasukidi Jun 18, 4:13 p.m.
Here is the schedule in loving memory of Tshipangila Bajani Junior
Friday 22nd from 6:00PM to 8:00PM ==> Viewing at Benson Memorial Methodist Church, 4706 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612
Saturday 23rd from:8:00AM to 9:30AM ==>Viewing at Benson Memorial Methodist Church, 4706 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612
9:30AM to 12:00PM
12:00PM ==>Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery 120 Prospect Ave Raleigh, NC 27603
For the Bajani's Family
scarlett2 Jun 15, 7:47 p.m.
If you have knowledge that a relative or friend drives while drunk, do whatever you can to stop them because they won't do it themselves. Alcoholics refuse to think past their own selfish needs and will not listen to reason. Take their keys, call the police, disable their car. The next person that they hit and kill on the highway could be you, your child, your parents, your friends. Take their keys and disable their car. The police may not arrive in time to stop them.
scarlett2 Jun 15, 7:41 p.m.
" I have a brother who is an alcoholic and have knowledge of him driving while impaired. Everytime I see him riding the roads, I panic and wonder if he is drinking. Also, when I hear a siren, I automatically get a sick feeling in my stomach wondering if he has hit someone. " jetset
If you have knowledge that your brother is an alcoholic and you see him driving yet do nothing, then you are basically an accomplice to a crime, in my opinion, if he hits and kills someone because you didn't do anything to stop him. Every time you see him driving, do something--flag him down and take his keys, disable his car, do something! call *HP and report a drunk driver, go in person to his local police station and tell them he's driving drunk and ask them to arrest him every time that they see him. If he gets enough DWI's, he can lose his license.
Since you cringe whenever you hear a siren, you expect him to kill someone, you expect that it is only a matter of time. Stop him !
scarlett2 Jun 15, 7:30 p.m.
People usually know long beforehand that if they are going to a bar, an event, a friend's house, etc. that they are going to be drinking. Yet most people don't plan ahead and get a designated driver, hire a taxi, pay a friend to take them home, stay at a relative's house, motel, etc. With just a little forethought and planning, this guy's life could have been saved. There is absolutely NO excuse for driving drunk !
For those who commented that someone should have stopped her from driving, people rarely step up to do so, including friends, strangers, bar staff etc. that see them walk out the door sloppy drunk. Did the guy with the cell phone call the highway patrol first before filming? Probably not.
congo Jun 13, 6:50 p.m.
on behalf of the family..we would appreciate any help..we lost our brother and its tragic
congo Jun 13, 4:33 p.m.
monkeyboy Jun 12, 1:21 p.m.
"I have a brother who is an alcoholic and have knowledge of him driving while impaired. Everytime I see him riding the roads, I panic and wonder if he is drinking." - jetset
wait, is he riding or driving? there's a difference, you know. you sound very paranoid...
monkeyboy Jun 12, 1:18 p.m.
"When the punishment for drinking and driving becomes serious enough to get the attention of stupid people."
what? stupid people should learn how to create actual sentences before they sit down to rant at the keyboard.
"The punishment for attempted manslaughter should be the punishment for drinking and driving. Attempted manslaughter is exactly what a person is attempting everytime they sit their stupid drunk out of controll behind in a car and take off down the highway in a rolling missile of solid lead, glass, and rubber with a bomb in the back." - lookdeeper
if you seriously have a bomb in the back of your car, i hope the police find you and bury you beneath the jail. obviously, if you can't generate a correct sentence, you shouldn't have a bomb. or a driver's license. or a keyboard...
Country Girlz Have MORE fun Jun 12, 11:33 a.m.
Oh stop blaming others. She drank, she drove, she killed someone.... She's over 21. Who should we blame? the parents of this 23 year old, or the friends of this irresponsible woman, maybe the people who made the beltline confusing. I'm putting on my boots, this stinky is deep.
babbleon Jun 12, 10:58 a.m.
oh shift. All those 'felony this' and 'felony that' - Cook was sentenced to only 3 years in jail for killing Ms. Shapiro, and it was the MAXIMUM sentence for 'felony death by vehicle'. This woman is likely to be out in 3 years.
That is so wrong. He's dead, she needs to be in jail for min 10 years.
reel4fun Jun 12, 10:48 a.m.
There are more to be blamed other than this young lady........yes she was driving and yes she killed someone and yes I think she should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. But those that saw her getting into a car or those that knew she was drunk and did nothing because she was a friend....should be found and if they did anything wrong then they should face the music as well. We go after gun manufacturers when a gun is used in a crime why do we not go after the bars or the people that have the party harder than we do. The gun won't make you forget where you are or what you have done, it won't make you loose any inhabitions.....but we sue the gun folks and not the people that supply a killer with a legal drug that can truly kill just as easy as a gun.
tootiefrootie Jun 12, 10:11 a.m.
Wow. This young lady needs to sit in jail and dry out. Hope her parents leave her there to learn a lesson. This is certainly not her first mug shot.
OpinionatedMama Jun 12, 10:05 a.m.
Keep her where she is. Revoke license permanently. Period. End of story. If NO ALCOHOL was the limit and not .08 it would TRULY mean something.
Country Girlz Have MORE fun Jun 12, 10:03 a.m.
I'm sorry dear...you can stop crying. You're no longer a little girl. You have made a real mistake and adult punishments are to follow. YOU KILLED SOMEONE ! Don't blame it on a friend or a bar that served you. Don't blame to officers who had to chase & arrested you. YOU GOT CAUGHT after murdering this man with a deadly weapon- your car!
GravyPig Jun 12, 9:36 a.m.
"A man who captured on his cellphone the police chase of a wrong-way driver on a Raleigh highway says police want to use it as evidence against a Wake Forest woman blamed for a fatal wreck."
That is great and all, but what about driving and trying to film with a cellphone. Not really safe decision either. Nowhere near as bad as what she did, but really not a bright idea. What else would this guy film while driving. Just sayin.
annebradley766 Jun 12, 8:50 a.m.
Did she get out on bond??
halfpint1552 Jun 12, 8:39 a.m.
All these comments about hos alcohol made her forget makes me mad. That's why if you are going out to drink or to a friend's you determine your safe mode of transportation before the drinking begins. Get there by cab or designated driver so you don't have the option to make the horrible choice to drive home. All actions have results. Think ahead about what you want those results to be.
Jimmytwotimes Jun 12, 8:14 a.m.
I'm telling you that photo is not of remorse, It's one of dispare and "I don't know what to do".
thats a ridculous assumption to make, how do you have any idea what she's feeling, you don't know her. Biggest mistake of her life, I'm sure she's not ok with killing someone.
boneymaroney13 Jun 11, 7:55 p.m.
I'm telling you that photo is not of remorse, It's one of dispare and "I don't know what to do".
determined2win Jun 11, 7:53 p.m.
Point is, will people ever learn from situations like this?
PeaceRH Jun 11, 7:50 p.m.
"Jetset...PLEASE...if you know your brother is drinking and driving turn him in. That may be difficult, but if you do not you may have to live with your own conscience if he kills someone. I'd turn a family member in in a skinny minute if I had to.
I agree! It will probably one of the hardest thing you ever do but you may save his life or someone else's. You wouldn't want his death or someone else's on your conscience knowing you may have been able to stop it from happening. You will be doing him a favor in the long run.
boneymaroney13 Jun 11, 7:49 p.m.
determined2win - probably. But, after today who will care or even keep track of it?
native_son_2 Jun 11, 7:45 p.m.
Jetset...PLEASE...if you know your brother is drinking and driving turn him in. That may be difficult, but if you do not you may have to live with your own conscience if he kills someone. I'd turn a family member in in a skinny minute if I had to.
boneymaroney13 Jun 11, 7:41 p.m.
Poor baby - what a fake show of remorse.
determined2win Jun 11, 7:38 p.m.
This 'young lady' has had a few run-ins with law enforcement recently... what a waste.
SteelThis Jun 11, 7:36 p.m.
WRAL -- is there any way we can help? Can the family cover the cost of a proper funeral?
snowl Jun 11, 7:35 p.m.
Why does the drunk driver always walk away with just a bad hangover? Really, this girl is lucky that the young man DID try to avoid the accident, she is alive because of his quick reflex behind the wheel, perhaps it was not such a good idea to do, but it saved her life....
dogroomer48 Jun 11, 7:25 p.m.
Amen PeaceRH only problem is that not having a license doesn't stop many from driving whether they are drunk or not
jetset Jun 11, 7:24 p.m.
I have a brother who is an alcoholic and have knowledge of him driving while impaired. Everytime I see him riding the roads, I panic and wonder if he is drinking. Also, when I hear a siren, I automatically get a sick feeling in my stomach wondering if he has hit someone. Alcohol effects the entire family, not just the person who drinks. I have talked until I am blue in the face and it doesn't help. He thinks he doesn't have a problem. He doesn't go to AA because "he has heard it over and over and he already knows the answer" yet he continues to throw his life away. He has been in rehab several times (a week at the time. Upon release, he stays sober about 3-5 days, and then he starts right back. I so wish it wasn't like this. It makes me literally sick thinking how he has/is throwing his life away. My heart goes out the the family of the one that was killed. I bet you the family of the one drinking is sick by what has happened too. And, I bet they feel ashamed as well.
boneymaroney13 Jun 11, 7:23 p.m.
Lit - it's sad but, alcohol use use, and it's effects, are socially acceptable. Therefore, no serious punishments for DWI nor DWI related deaths.
PeaceRH Jun 11, 7:22 p.m.
IMO people who drink and drive and kill someone should NEVER be given a license to drive again (along with jail time). The sad thing is that she will get her license back after a few years. Driving is a privilege not a right.
nclissy79 Jun 11, 7:22 p.m.
Shamefully I've been less than sober and behind the wheel. Thank God I never harmed anyone or myself. But I never, NEVER had enough confusion to drive down the wrong side of a highway. There's more to this than alcohol.
dogroomer48 Jun 11, 7:17 p.m.
The problem is our judicial system, no one is going to lock her up when good ole wake county can make a mint off her alcohol assesment and subsequent drug and alcohol classes, fines, and probation payments. Get real people they dont care how many people are injured or killed they just want $$$
yerffej333 Jun 11, 7:15 p.m.
Lit Jun 11, 7:14 p.m.
"She was in the Wake County jail Monday under a $152,500 bond" -wral
152,000 bond?! That's all?
ncpilot2 Jun 11, 7:03 p.m.
Disturbingly, this kind of story repeats itself way too often. Yet, society makes alcohol consumption and pot use practically a sport and touts that these young people are "just out having a good time." It would be a sad waste of the victim's life if at least some people don't see this as a wakeup call to stop glorifying the use of alcohol.
grayboomerang Jun 11, 6:57 p.m.
I don't care if the alcohol made her forget...it is against the law..PERIOD. Not only was she driving drunk, but no head lights and driving in the wrong direction. Nor was this her first offense. Time to lock her up. How many more innocent people are going to die before we stiffen the penalty on these drunk drivers. How about a minimum of 25 years?
annemarek Jun 11, 6:52 p.m.
I am sad for everyone concerned including Ms. Carden. So many people ruin their lives and others by drinking and driving. This can happen to anyone of us.
look deeper Jun 11, 6:49 p.m.
When the punishment for drinking and driving becomes serious enough to get the attention of stupid people. The punishment for attempted manslaughter should be the punishment for drinking and driving. Attempted manslaughter is exactly what a person is attempting everytime they sit their stupid drunk out of controll behind in a car and take off down the highway in a rolling missile of solid lead, glass, and rubber with a bomb in the back. And if you dont think you are out of control, then that is all the proof you need; your drunk and too out of controll to realize you should not be driving.
Faux Hemingway Jun 11, 6:39 p.m.
It has to begin at the drinking part. After consumption, one loses the ability to reason. As far as this suspect is concerned, this will be the primary defense against incarceration; as a reasonable person, as the courts deem, would not against oncoming traffic.
smegma Jun 11, 6:38 p.m.
sorry for all. couldn't imagine being the parent of any of them involved.
outdoor592000, everyone knows about drinking and driving. the alcohol makes some of them forget.
domotamasi Jun 11, 6:38 p.m.
Serious time? I believe Dr. Cook only received 3 years for killing the young lady a couple of years ago on Strickland Road.
nellbaby Jun 11, 6:34 p.m.
God did NOT allow it to happen.....the drunk driver is why it happened
kyrain1974 Jun 11, 6:33 p.m.
So Sad, thoughts and Prayers to the Bajani Family. Glad to see People are so forgiving.
outdoor592000 Jun 11, 6:27 p.m.
She needs to be locked up, do some serious time for this. Feel for the family of the deceased. When will these stupid people learn about drinking and driving?
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03