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NOTSOGRN

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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:04:13 AM

Officials say that Kevin Roper, a Walmart truck driver blamed for a six-car pileup in New Jersey that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, had not slept for more than 24 hours leading up to the accident.

Roper has now taken to Twitter to refute those allegations, writing that he wasn’t impaired in any way. “First off my prayers go out to all the families that were affected my prayers to the man that passed away during the accident (Mr McNair) i wish it was me and i can't express how horrible i feel.”

His tweets continued, “As for the accident i have some things to get off my chest that the media and police have neglected to report. First off i never said i was awake for 24 hours, not once did i say that to any law enforcement or media person. ...
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ep3guy
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 6:06:12 AM

Ok
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:56:57 AM

woodcutter: although you may be upset, this is a public forum. And people have been banned for bad language.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 6:49:05 AM

too often the truckers get blamed when it's really the four wheeler's fault.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 5:45:52 AM

hope the truth will come out.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 12:49:16 AM

This guy needs a lawyer.
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 7:19:03 PM

Will we ever know the truth? Mr. Roper does have a point, if everyone involved was your average Joe & didn't have celebrity or political status this would have been national news for a very brief period of time. My heart goes out to all involved.
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tigreme
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 5:30:36 PM

It's not like we haven't seen sensationalization in law enforcement and the media before. Time to get the facts straight ... what happened to the good media slueths who fought for truth, justice and the American way?
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 3:25:36 PM

ok
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PyratePete
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 11:53:15 AM

Are the police and the press working together to make more out of the accident? Is it all about the publicity? Was the truck driver speeding (how fast was he going at the time), did the limo stop suddenly and the truck driver take evasive action? How much info has been fabricated?
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Costello
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 11:16:57 AM

Let's sue the BIG corporations so the LITTLE guy can pay the bill...
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ss70
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 10:38:57 AM

innocent till proven guilty
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TucsonC
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 10:23:13 AM

Still, a terrible tragedy. Not gas related.
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MacDad614
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 10:05:37 AM



To be tried in the court of public opinion is one of the problems with having the internet so available to so many anonymous 'judges' and 'juries' in the WORLD.

Walmart may be sued, but that's what happens when an accident ('unplanned / unintentional' is part of the definition) occurs.

The police jumped the gun when they stated that Mr. Roper had been awake for 24 hours. IRRESPONSIBLE journalism to report what he said without anything more than his supposition. Think Richard Jewel (1996 Atlanta Olympics) and the hounding media causing his premature death.

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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:54:45 AM

If the accident victim was Joe Somebody nobody would know the driver's name of the 18 wheeler.

One thing for sure, Wal Mart is going to be sued for millions.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:46:39 AM

I hate the accident happened, but I wondered how they knew the driver was awake for 24 hours. Speculation?
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:44:28 AM

Guilty!
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:40:40 AM

A Twitter rant to put your side out, sad what this society has come to.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:35:39 AM

The media needs to sell newspapers.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:32:22 AM

If it would have been you or I killed or involved in the accident there would have been a little blurb in the paper or on the news and that would have been the end of the media coverage. Too bad the media has to make such a huge deal of it just because it is a "celebrity"!
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:29:59 AM

Wow, Horrible accident!
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:29:37 AM

It is very, very unfortunate for all involved in this accident.
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Harry813
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:29:33 AM

So...... What's the reason ?
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PrepHermit
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:29:01 AM

Thanks for the daily Tracy Morgan update. Please put future posts regarding this on the People Magazine blog.
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LaMigra
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:27:50 AM

The media and cops aren't biased, right?
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:27:42 AM

I guess this accident will carry on for the next two Months...
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:27:21 AM

As usual, the Media works things around to their desires, mostly for profit. And, although I am NOT taking up for the Truck Driver, he is right about one thing: If so called "Celebrities" hadn't been involved, this would have never been in the News.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:26:46 AM

How long does he think he will continue to legally drive?
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:26:21 AM

We will never know for sure.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:25:51 AM

Hmmm...
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:24:59 AM

This is not good
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:24:31 AM

Legal issues abound...
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sbazz
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:24:10 AM

Maybe the other car was at fault
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:22:04 AM

more trial by media, anything to improve their bottom line
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:21:40 AM

he needs to keep quiet
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:18:39 AM

not good
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:16:17 AM

One things for sure he needs to let his attorney do the talking anything he says will get twisted it never matters what the truth is it's all about the conviction
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:13:33 AM

The whole story needs to be told before a verdict is decided.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:12:21 AM

The driver needs to STOP TALKING without legal representation!
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Coben
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:11:09 AM

Gotta love how everyone is blaming the driver and walmart...

Facts aren't even in yet...
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:07:08 AM

The real issue is sleepy drivers and the hours people drive that drive for a living.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:06:07 AM

It will all come out in court.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:05:35 AM

media will crucify this guy
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:05:16 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:04:50 AM

The driver has a point, how much attention would this have attracted if it wasn't Tracy Morgan?
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:04:48 AM

gas prices?
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:03:57 AM

Its sad.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:03:18 AM

Time will tell.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:02:59 AM

He's the good guy in all of this.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:02:57 AM

wow
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:02:29 AM

truth shall be told...
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