Dominique Thornton, the First Named Katy Trail Robbery Suspect, Has Been Arrested

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Dominique Trevun Thornton
Word came early Saturday afternoon that the Dallas Police Department had identified veteran shit disturber Dominique Trevun Thornton as one of the suspects in a string of armed robberies along the Katy Trail. And it wasn't 24 hours later before they announced that 23-year-old Thornton was in custody -- reportedly after getting popped for speeding in Grand Prairie.

Thornton has amassed a tidy little rap sheet in his brief time as an adult, for crimes including burglary, evading arrest and criminal trespassing, and he pleaded guilty just last fall for interference with a public servant.

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Scroads
Scroads

What is a 'veteran shit disturber'? LoL

RTGolden
RTGolden

Well, a common menial chore assigned to low-ranking soldiers deployed to miserable hell-holes is latrine duty.  This involves pulling out the steel 'cans' underneath the latrines, dumping in some diesel, getting it to ignite, and stirring the pot until it all burns down.

Those soldiers, upon their return are veterans, and they have disturbed the shit.  This could be one possible definition of the term.

engmofo
engmofo

Santa Fe Trail is better anyway.

Joe
Joe

This thread is full of bullshit.. People were being robbed and a suspect was arrested. In my hood a lady was set on fire and a suspect was arrested. Crime is crime no matter where it takes place.

Erik Johnson36
Erik Johnson36

I like how he looks so cocky in this photo. Too bad he's going to get too much "cocky" in prison. Keep them out of Uptown!

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

So, i'm thinking 15-20 years from now the DMN will be doing an article, on how this fella, was wrongly convicted in a hastily done(appease the public) investigation.

Celebrate Divershitty
Celebrate Divershitty

Celebrate Divershitty!

okcorral
okcorral

Does your ironic spelling of the word "diversity" imply that you'd be happier if the United States were to return to its monoracial roots? By that I mean Native American, of course. 

Guest
Guest

This guy made a mistake when he started robbing privileged, yuppy/hipster joggers/bar-hoppers.  He should have stuck to people like his first 7 victims, who turn out to be basically irrelevant to even the Dallas alternative newspaper blog because they didn't happen to be in proximity to a jogging trail.   

Perry Moore
Perry Moore

The world was Dominique Travun Thornton's jogging trail. To him, it was all about finding the victims where they were. On the other hand, DO is looking for stories, preferably about victims that look a lot like their readers. The "yuppy/hipster joggers/bar-hoppers" were merely decoys. Now, Dominique Travun Thornton is the victim, and Mr. Schutze has another notch in his Mossberg.

RTGolden
RTGolden

Right, it had nothing to do with the fact that DPD didn't release any information at all about the robberies until sometime after the 10th or 11th occurrence.  

Guest
Guest

Did anyone care enough to even ask for information until there was a robbery around the Katy Trail?  I'd guess not.  Hell, even today, the headline is about the "Katy Trail Robbery Suspect" as though the guy didn't rob 7 other people before he got around to the area around the Katy Trail. 

RTGolden
RTGolden

I can concede that point.

Guest
Guest

Agreed, which goes back to my original point.  The guy's mistake was robbing people where hipsters like to spend time (the same mistake would be robbing people where the wealthy spend time, though the attention would be more from DMN).  If you do, the DO will suddenly discover an interest in the "police beat" (what is this, the fourth story on it in the past week).  You're far better off robbing people in other parts of town, where the DO, DMN, and everyone else will act like it never happened.    

RTGolden
RTGolden

The whole story, media-wide, has the moniker "The katy trail robberies".  That is hardly the fault of the DO.

I really don't think the police beat is something the DO pursues with any real diligence. (for fear they might alienate most of their readers).  The writers are busy pursuing stories about massive perceived governmental injustices, flood-water propagation, and high-level, super-rich white people crimes.  This kind of crime they seem to relegate to more of a wire service status.  It's not really their forte.  You could always subscribe to the DMN if you want first-run police blotter news... oh, wait, no they didn't put anything out at first either.

How about doing it yourself?  You can log into the police blotter and email links to pertinent crimes to the Observer.  That's pretty much all Tone does and they made him the Editor!

Steve
Steve

 The Katy Trail is one of the very few cool things of its ilk about Dallas.  I don't know what the fuck you mean by "privileged," as there is no fee, nor a hard door involved in trail use.

It's for everybody.   And I see a LOT of persons with whom you might sympathize, or even prefer, walking three fucking wide every day.    Or standing motionless ON THE YELLOW STRIPE while staring into their phones.

I do, however, enjoy your films, Mr. Guest, although I thought A Mighty Wind was a little reductive.

John_McKee
John_McKee

It's true that there is no fee but there is extremely limited parking. I don't know that I agree with the idea that the only reason anyone cares is that "privileged" people were robbed but I do think access to the trail is more limited to people that that live outside the area and that people with easy access to it are more likely to be more privileged. 

Guest
Guest

Ok, I'll grant you that the DO doesn't care if the people who were robbed were "privileged" or yuppies or hipsters.  It does cares that the robberies took place in an area where yuppies and hipsters engage in recreation of a type mostly enjoyed by yuppies and hipsters.  Bottom line:  If yuppies and hipsters like it (i.e. Steve would consider it one of "the very few cool things" in Dallas), then crime involving it is a news story for the DO.  Otherwise, maybe not so much.  All you need for proof is the fact that related robberies weren't and aren't news stories. 

I understand that is life, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth keeping things in perspective some times.    

FSR
FSR

The only reason the Observer paid any attention to this is because white yuppie hipsters in one of the 3 white yuppie hipster enclaves that the Observer pays any attention to (Bishop Arts, Lakewood/Lower Greenville, Knox-Henderson) were getting robbed. That's it. Black people kill other black people every single day in Dallas and the white yuppie hipsters at the Observer don't give a shit about them.

A 76-year-old woman was set on fire yesterday in the icky, non-urbanist, non-metrosexual, non-hipster, non-yuppie suburb of Garland. The Observer won't cover it at all, it just doesn't fit their white yuppie hipster target demographic or agenda.

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

When you state that the individual have a "reality check". If you're just simply asking a question, you, would start off with your second sentence in your reply. By starting off with the sentence, "A reality check is in order, here."....you've already judged that the person is not seeing the whole picture. Sorry, if I judged in error. 

RTGolden
RTGolden

Dallas, it's not just a city anymore.

Dude, they cover a lot outside the city limits.

Bill Marvel
Bill Marvel

Tranny,Where do you imagine my judgment might fall, then?

kYle
kYle

That's simple - it's anyone who will support the businesses that buy ad space. 

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

How can you ask a question to someone, without passing judgement, when in your opening sentence to them you say, "a reality check is in order"? 

Bill Marvel
Bill Marvel

A reality check is in order, here.  Who do we think is DO's target readership? Is that readership more likely to disport itself along the Katy Trail, or stand in line for a Slurpy at some convenience store? Finally, do we count ourselves in that readership or are we critiquing from the outside?Just asking, not passing judgment.

kYle
kYle

But Garland is part of their distribution area so there is obviously something that DO values there.  Just guessing, advertising dollars maybe?      

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

But, they covered The Taste of Addison....failure on your part....repeat....failure on your part.

Bill Marvel
Bill Marvel

The Observer didn't cover it because she isn't a puppy. 

Matthew Gunter
Matthew Gunter

Well it is the *Dallas* Observer, not the Garland Observer.

RTGolden
RTGolden

Are we reading the same Observer?  I'm usually of a completely opposite social and political polarity from that found amongst Observer writers, but I always find content and stories that are relevant to me and where I live.  Recent examples that might be seen to contradict your claims would be: Coverage of the Flow Control fiasco (from both the suburban contractors' point of view and the concerns of the south Dallas residents most likely to be affected); Inland port; The 'Trees don't Vote' stories; JWP coverage; Recent School board election coverage (last I checked, BN was a board member for some decidedly un-yuppy neighborhoods), etc.

One can make some pretty wide and varied assumptions about the motives and direction of the writers here.  Some seem to think that Anna is on a mission to rid the world of y-chromosomes, some think JS is on a mission to rid himself of y-chromosomes,  some (mainly myself) think Joe Tone isn't really a person capable of independent thought, but that he's really a computer program that searches for interesting youtube content.  Sure, once the stories start to drift outside of 635, the staff kind of loses interest.  You think they want to drive out there to investigate?  There's traffic, man.

Tommy John Surgery
Tommy John Surgery

Some people are not as important as other people, unless of course, you are wanting them to be able to vote without an ID.

Eric Hilton
Eric Hilton

hope it's him. I have felt unsafe going for my 3 am runs since this story came out. 

Erik Johnson36
Erik Johnson36

Why are you running on a dark trail at 3am. You're looking for trouble...idiot

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