This story is just utterly bizarre. Fights at a high school basketball game lead to someone shooting at random pedestrians in Dale City. The perp has previous charges that involve gang participation, something that adds a mandatory five year sentence to any conviction. As it turns out though, all of this suspects previous charges were “nolle prossed,” meaning that the Commonwealth’s Attorney dismissed the charges, leaving this thug with “no fixed address” free to roam and start shooting up people walking on the sidewalks a year later. This has got to stop.
Johnnie Pablito Kamara, also known as “Blaze”, 19, of no fixed address is wanted on charges of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in a felony and shooting from a vehicle, Perok said.
He is black, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Kamara was charged in January 2011 after shots were fired during a gang fight in Dale City. He was charged with gang participation, reckless handling of a firearm and felony destruction of property in that case. It was unclear Saturday if he spent any time in jail.
Of course in this InsideNOVA story, the interesting parts show up in the comments section where citizens actually do some research to find out what’s been happening. It’s not as if actual reporters at the News & Messenger bother trying to discern facts.
According to General District Court public records, he had three charges from 1/15/2011 (GANG: PARTIC IN CRIMINAL ACT (felony)…FIREARM: RECKLESS HANDLING (misdemeanor)…DESTRUCT PROP W/INTENT >=$1000 (felony)), all of which were nolle pros’d, meaning the prosecutor backed down and dropped the charges. There was also a misdemeanor charge of POSS OF BRASS KNUCKLES from 12/22/2010 which was dismissed. It’s almost seems that someone was afraid to put him behind bars.
But this is even more interesting. In Circuit Court, there are 3 cases for which the status still shows “active”. All are referred to as “bond appeal” with no indication of what the original charges were, and all show an offense date of 1/15/2011. All 3 cases show that the bond appeal was denied on 2/4/2011 and there is absolutely nothing after that, which would lead one to believe that he was still in custody. So I would like to know what those original charges were for (considering they were in Circuit Court rather than General District), and when and how he got out of jail. It’s almost like they just opened the door and let him go without following through on those cases.
In my opinion, he either has friends in very high places, or everyone in the PWC justice system is afraid of him, either of which would explain why he thinks he can do whatever he wants and get away with it. There are also similar incidents of serious charges being dismissed or nolle pros’d for someone with the same last name who may be his brother. It will be very interesting to see what happens with his current charges.
What in the hell is going on here? Is setting gang-bangers free so they can shoot at people on a lark now the policy of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office?
I think the victim in this latest criminal act should have the opportunity to file suit against Paul Ebert for contributing to the conditions that lead her to be shot. The behavior in this case certainly appears to be reckless and irresponsible, needlessly putting the public at risk by not bothering to even try to prosecute gang-bangers. If Ebert won’t do his damned job, he should be held accountable for the consequences.
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