No justice for slain firemen

Man Convicted in Pa. Fire That Killed Two:

This is a follow-up to last year’s story of firefighters John Taylor, 53, and Rey Rubio, 42, who were killed trying to put out a fire that was started when pot growing lights inside a wooden closet set fire to the house. Well, the pot growing and dealing Daniel Brough was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Here’s what kills me…

Brough, 37, faces three to 12 months in prison on each of two counts when he is sentenced Nov. 28. The jury rejected charges of third-degree murder, which would have carried six to 20 years each.

So two members of Philadelphia’s Fire Department are dead and the most this scumbag can get is 12 months? You can argue with me all you want that pot should be legal but the fact remains that it’s not legal. Therefore these two firemen basically died during a commission of a crime.

It’s a travesty and a grave injustice to the memories of John Taylor and Rey Rubio that Daniel Brough will be a free man once again in less than two years. Daniel Brough will get to go home to his family. John Taylor and Rey Rubio won’t.

No Murder Charges in “Grass” Fire

No murder charge in fire deaths:

(Log in info) Remember when I told you about Daniel Brough, the Philadelphia pot grower who ended up killing two firefighters when the faulty wiring on his pot growing lights caught fire? Well, the third-degree murder charges didn’t stick but he still faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter. He should be put in jail for incredible amounts of stupidity too. Not only was he growing pot in his basement with high-intensity lights with faulty wiring, but he was also growing them in a wood closet. Here’s a little science lesson for you. WOOD BURNS!!!

Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Ed Cameron says that Daniel Brough knew what kind of fire hazard he was creating…

Cameron argued that Brough, who had nine marijuana plants growing under a 950-watt light in his Belgrade Street basement, was aware of the fire hazard he had created. In a notebook taken from his home by detectives, Brough made “constant references” to the high heat near the plants, Cameron said.

“There are multiple references in this to the fact that it was getting too hot in the closet,” Cameron said, rattling off dated entries such as, “plants touching glass,” “glass too hot” and “buds are burning.”

Did I mention that they were in a wood closet? The defense attorney smarmily (is that a word?) takes a different view…

Defense attorney Bill Cannon said Brough had no expectation whatsoever that his plants would ignite a fire that would kill two “brave” firefighters.

“These events could not possibly be anticipated by Mr. Brough,” Cannon said.

Hot lights + flammable plant + wood closet + faulty wiring = house fire. I think the probability of a house fire was very high.

Speaking of high, so this guy risked the lives of his family just so he could either get high or sell drugs. Then the ensuing fire kills two Philly firemen, yet all this guy gets is manslaughter charges. My grandfather, who was a Philadelphia Fire Battalion Chief, must be shedding a tear over the loss of two lives just because of some stoner.

The Death Penalty: Your Anti-Drug Part II

We have more fallout from the Philadelphia pot growers fire that killed 2 Philly firemen. Philadelphia Daily News columnist Jill Porter says that the charges against scumbag pot dealer Daniel Brough are too harsh

And so the D.A.’s office may have created unintended consequences of its own by holding Brough on two counts of murder. The charges seem inapplicable and extreme, and they make him more sympathetic than he ought to be.

More sympathetic? Not to me. His illegal pot growing set up cost the lives of 2 people. Since he was committing an illegal act I don’t see any problem with being charged with murder.

And the people in his neighborhood don’t think he did anything wrong

But to some neighbors, Brough is an amiable handyman who supplemented his low income by selling marijuana.

“I feel sorry for the firemen’s families, but I also feel sorry for Danny, because he was my right-hand man,” said Leonard Zultan-ski, 79, a neighbor who said he socialized with Brough daily. “If I needed somebody, he was always available to help me out. And he would do things for you, sometimes for just a pack of cigarettes, sometimes for nothing at all. He was a good kid.”

Although Brough has no criminal record in Philadelphia, some neighbors said it was well-known that he and his common-law wife sold drugs.

Actually, this doesn’t surprise me. After having lived in this neighborhood I got to witness all sorts of depravity similar to this. It’s just tolerated by the white trash citizens of the neighborhood. You say it’s not a white trash setup. Then read this…

Neighbors said Brough lived in the home with his common law wife, mother, twenty-something stepson and 13-year-old son. The family had lived there at least seven years, Benson said.

That’s got white trash written all over it. Just alone for the fact that he was growing pot in the same house as his 13-year-old son.

And of course, this brings out all the legalization freaks

News of Brough’s murder charge quickly spread around pro-marijuana circles. Dan Vinkovetsky, Cultivation editor of High Times Magazine in New York noted the tragedy of Friday’s blaze but said if marijuana was “legal and out in the open” the firemen’s death could have been avoided.

So if it was legal this wouldn’t have happened. Guess what Sunshine. IT IS ILLEGAL! How about this mister stoner magazine guy. Maybe if he wasn’t growing pot this wouldn’t have happened. Ever think of that assclown?

And of course this old standard from a Philly dope dealer…

“How do you call something that grows out of the ground a drug?” the dealer asked last night. “God doesn’t make drugs.”

You know what else comes out of the ground? Arsenic. Why don’t you go shove that through your system you parasite of society?

The Death Penalty: Your Anti-Drug

Pot grower faces murder charges for firefighter deaths:

I originally passed over this story as tragic but preventable. That was until I found out it happened blocks from where I used to live in Philly. The vertical trailer park known as Port Richmond. Where minorities are threatened not to move in, drug use and dealing are rampant, and the police don’t do a damn thing about any of it. Where the two main occupations are collecting welfare and buying lottery tickets. So this white trash scumbag hooks up pot growing equipment in his basement. All the houses in this neighborhood are incredibly old and the electrical systems in most of them predate WW II. So the drug dealing scumbag’s equipment shorts out and starts a fire. The ensuing blaze kills two Philadelphia firemen, Fire Capt. John Taylor, 53, and firefighter Rey Rubio, 42. Taylor was Married with two teenage children and a grown stepson. Rubio had a child and a second job at a pizza parlor. Now, they’re dead. Never to be seen by their families, friends or co-workers ever again. They died horrible deaths. All because this scumbag, Daniel Brough, wanted him and his scumbag buddies to get high and get some money from dealing. Was it worth it you fucking waste of life? Was your little stoner habit worth the lives of two Philadelphia firemen? This scumbag faces charges of two counts of third-degree murder, two counts of involuntary manslaughter, risking and causing a catastrophe, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia. I hope you rot in hell you worthless piece of stoner shit. You aren’t worthy to breathe the same air as the fireman who tried to save your worthless piece of shit house. And I’ll ask you again, was getting high worth the lives of two firemen because you are going to pay for it.