Two Years and Counting – The Talbot case faces yet another postponement

October 3, 2009
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The Daniel Talbot homicide investigation is now at two years and counting.

It appears the prosecution of those apparently involved in the Revere police officer’s murder on the ball field behind Revere High School has grown so complex that the trial scheduled to begin in January might very will be postponed again.

The trial has been postponed a number of times, leading to a situation where those being held in jail accused of the murder will have spent almost 27 months behind bars when the trial finally begins, if it begins.

Since that balmy night Talbot was shot to death behind Revere High School, questions have abounded about what really happened.

Despite the assertions of a number of high ranking Revere police officers that this was a open and shut case, the postponement of the trial, and the disarray shared by the prosecution and the defense team, is something to behold.

The prosecution of those responsible for killing a police officer is something generally accomplished with swiftness.

The snail’s pace at which this homicide is coming to trial puts into question whether or not those accused and being held behind bars are being given the advantage of a speedy trial – and a speedy trial is to be given to everyone coming into the court system under the constitution. It is a guarantee.

Perhaps 27 months before trial is speedy. We don’t believe so.

Much has changed since Talbot was apparently gunned down by one of the three young people being held behind bars.

As we go further from that night, the details become murkier. Some people change their testimony. Others become available for the prosecution when other legal matters pending against them are dropped.

The Talbot case coming to trial is all about inertia and a partially botched investigation and evidence problems, as we are led to understand the situation.

It is true that the defense has pleaded for more time repeatedly and has gotten it.

Now is the time to go to trial.

The killing of a young policeman and the circumstances surrounding his homicide must be adjudicated – not only for those who are charged with the murder, but for those who witnessed it, who were standing by Talbot’s side when he was shot, or who were there and who fled the scene.

The nagging questions must be answered. Justice must be done.

The public demands to know who shot Daniel Talbot and why?

More importantly, why has it taken so long to go to trial in a case that was called open and shut by Revere police officials?

  • Kathi

    Why would Talbot’s fellow officers have fled the scene? Cops never leave a “downed officer” alone wounded. WHY did they run? Guilt???? Why are there 3 young men in jail and this case isn’t being heard on a speedy trial date? We all know Revere Police are corrupt. Isn’t this just another CVS only a cop is DEAD???? Revere Police are not real MEN, they are animals. (not ALL cops though). It is a known fact that there are Revere cops on drugs and performing illegal activities and getting away with it. As a taxpayer and resident of Revere, I am embarressed to say that I live here….

  • Kathi

    Why would Talbot’s fellow officers have fled the scene? Cops never leave a “downed officer” alone wounded. WHY did they run? Guilt???? Why are there 3 young men in jail and this case isn’t being heard on a speedy trial date? We all know Revere Police are corrupt. Isn’t this just another CVS only a cop is DEAD???? Revere Police are not real MEN, they are animals. (not ALL cops though). It is a known fact that there are Revere cops on drugs and performing illegal activities and getting away with it. As a taxpayer and resident of Revere, I am embarressed to say that I live here….

  • Janice

    Someone needs to be asking questions about why these kids would do this. What was Danny Talbot guilty of? I heard he was not as innocent as the revere pd would like us to believe.

  • Janice

    Someone needs to be asking questions about why these kids would do this. What was Danny Talbot guilty of? I heard he was not as innocent as the revere pd would like us to believe.

  • james

    again and again feds need to investigate the Whole REVERE POLICE DEPT

  • james

    again and again feds need to investigate the Whole REVERE POLICE DEPT

  • leoleo

    investigate REVERE police dept HELLO FEDS

  • leoleo

    investigate REVERE police dept HELLO FEDS

  • Ralph Barnette

    I was just on Talbot’s memorial site. It says he was shot in the line of duty. I did not know drinking behind the high school at 1:30 in the morning was his “duty”. What happened is tragic and sad. The officers involved should be removed from their duty. This has given the city of Revere and all the fine upstanding officers a black eye. I work outside the city and the majority of comments are negative concerning the officers involved. Sad.

  • http://na Ralph Barnette

    I was just on Talbot’s memorial site. It says he was shot in the line of duty. I did not know drinking behind the high school at 1:30 in the morning was his “duty”. What happened is tragic and sad. The officers involved should be removed from their duty. This has given the city of Revere and all the fine upstanding officers a black eye. I work outside the city and the majority of comments are negative concerning the officers involved. Sad.

  • Beanz6one71989

    fuck talbot.

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