amen to that wrote:
Finally a post that doesn't make me ashamed of my fellow running fans! I've met Tyrese, and I can tell you that he hasn't had the advantages in life that many others have. His speed was, hopefully IS, his ticket to a better life. He needs emotional support to do that. Come down off your moral high-horses and stop hoping for and celebrating his downfall. He can turn it around, and move his life in a productive direction.
If Cooper wasn't dumb enough to open his mouth, though, the police probably wouldn't have been able to prove anything. He admitted to being there for the purpose of stealing cars. At worst, he had enough leverage to probably get a misdemeanor plea. Now, the cops probably have him dead to rights on a felony conspiracy charge.
AND THAT'S WHY YOU DON'T TALK TO THE POLICE!
I would lose more respect for Cooper if he wasn't open and honest with the cops about him stealing cars. Trying to make it difficult for the cops when it is clear Cooper was there to steal cars is not a respectable thing. They had bolt cutters on them and at least one chain protecting the cars was cut, any reasonable judge can figure out what that means. If you are an ethical lawyer, you would plea to the judge that Cooper admitted to the crime and is showing remorse rather than wasting people's time.
The arrest was perhaps most acutely felt by Darius Lawshea, a coach who had trained Cooper and took him into his home for four years. Lawshea and his wife Johanna run the Miami Gardens Express, a bare-bones operation where scores of young people — mostly from underprivileged homes — run track and, despite a lack of resources, compete with the very best in the nation. Kids range in age from 4 to 18 or so. Often they practice on dirt because they don't have a track. (Full disclosure: This writer's son once trained with the team.)
Cooper, whose nickname is Smoke, and teammate Jamal Walton were for years the superstars of the Express. Lawshea took Cooper into his home when he was 13.
"I was like a dad," Lawshea said Tuesday. "But then he started battling me about being a dad and a coach. We were bumping heads, and he was being disrespectful, not coming home for curfew. He did it in front of my wife, and I had to ask him to leave. Then he fell in with the wrong people."
The Fokus wrote:
The incident he was arrested for today occurred before the incident he was arrested for on May 1st.
Rap Sheeter wrote:
He was arrested in the beginning of April in Miami for lifting "chips, candy, and cookies," according to a 10 ABC News in Miami report.
arrested on April 30 on four charges alleging grand theft of a vehicle, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief. He was released on bond following his arrest and later told a CBS Miami reporter, "Picking up two friends. No cars were stolen. No cars were missing."
May 10 was recorded as leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and was held on $11,000 bond, grand theft of the third degree,
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This kid is going down the wrong path. I too hope he can turn it around. My question is what can the running community do for him? Hopefully getting caught will be the wakeup he needed.
He was steeling cars according to second arrest. He's lucky he didn't kill someone. https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Student-Track-and-Field-Star-Tyrese-Cooper-Successfully-Ran-From-Cops-Until-Fingerprints-Came-Back-482418011.html
Young men do a lot of stupid crap and hopefully he can get it back together. Anyone know if he will likely go to prison?
no, he's 18 and an adult. he knew that stealing cars is illegal and a felony. he's just an idiot
idk why people would be defending this kid...he's a criminal. so what if he can run fast