Danbury 17-Year-Old Charged with Murder

Emanuel Von Harris, 17, was charged with murder Wednesday.
Emanuel Von Harris, 17, was charged with murder Wednesday.
Danbury Police charged a 17-year-old Danbury resident with a Class A Felony Thursday, murder, in the stabbing death of Luan Henrique Pitol late Saturday night.

Police said Emanuel Von Harris, 17, of Danbury, was charged with Murder 53a-54 and Assault 1st 53a-59. Police said the murder charge is a class A felony, which allows police to release his name, even thought he is a juvenile. Police said Harris is now detained at Bridgeport Juvenile Detention.

"The arrest was a result of the investigation into a large fight Saturday," police said, "in the vicinity of Wooster Street and Grand Street."

This information was provided by the Danbury Police Department. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.
karin747 December 12, 2013 at 11:07 AM
I suppose many will read this and say, "So what?" -http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/107-children-in-single-parent-families-by#detailed/1/any/false/867,133,38,35,18/10,168,9,12,1,13,185/432,431 Single mom families, by race: Blacks 67%; Asian 17%. -http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-17.pdf Poverty rates by race: Black 27%; Asian 12% Crime in the United States 2010, fbi.gov. -Blacks committed five times more murders than Whites and 45 times more than Asians; four times more rapes than Whites and 27 times more than Asians; five times more robberies than Whites and 57 times more than Asians; four times more burglaries than Whites and 34 times more than Asians. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/table-43 The Asian population is 6%. They commit .7% of murders, 1% of robberies, .5% of violent crimes. The Black population is 13%. They commit 49% of murders, 55% of robberies, 32% of rapes, 38% of violent crimes.
Semmas December 12, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Two lives lost; two families destroyed and for what - a senseless moment of rage.
Elana Z. December 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM
It is the British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli who is famously credited with the phrase: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics" but the expression has been around almost as long as the word statistics. It's disconcerting to me that you should go to all the trouble that you did to regurgitate these "stats" in attempt to prove, in my opinion, a very biased point. In this day and age, I would hope that people can see through this disturbance and see things as they are. There was a loss of life here and in our great town. I pray for the family of both the victim and of the felon. This touches many lives in many aspects. Being self-righteous and having prejudice will not change anything.
karin747 December 13, 2013 at 06:25 AM
So, the Justice Department and FBI are self righteous and prejudiced? www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cvus06.pdf 2006 Table 42 [Note: Whites outnumber Blacks five to one, so Whites should be committing five times more crime]: 17% of rapes of Whites were committed by Blacks. There were no rapes of Blacks by Whites. 32% of the robberies of Whites were committed by Blacks. 7% of the robberies of Blacks were committed by Whites. 41% of Completed Property Taken With Injury against Whites were committed by Blacks. Whites committed no such crimes in that category against Blacks. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/table-43 The Asian population is 6%. They commit .7% of murders, 1% of robberies, .5% of violent crimes. The Black population is 13%. They commit 49% of murders, 55% of robberies, 32% of rapes, 38% of violent crimes.
Mike D'Andrea December 13, 2013 at 07:23 AM
But what is your point Karin? What actions do you recommend that would resolve this issue for you? If we take these numbers at face value, we also have to understand that nothing happens in a vacuum...the history and treatment of Black people in the US plays a huge role here. I can promise for every stat you site, a smarter person than me would be able to show clear facts and figures that would show that AfricanAmericans were dealt a difficult hand. But we all know that....I am sad for both families. And I hope for JUSTICE to be done....but Justice isn't always black and white.
Lauryn Hutchinson December 13, 2013 at 09:30 AM
Hey at least he didn't use a gun, I hear those things are dangerous!
Elana Z. December 13, 2013 at 09:55 AM
If you think the FBI and Justice Department are the end all and be all, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Frankly, I think that people fear what they don't understand. Might it be perhaps that there was no experience of interacting with many people outside your own race/culture/religion, etc., because I can't understand any other reason for such rationale. I don't want to say ignorance, because again, in this day and age, there really is no excuse to see things in this manner. We're all here; blacks, whites, hispanics, asians, catholics, muslims, jews, buddhists, atheists, heterosexuals, bisexuals, homosexuals, ets. All here on this earth - since the beginning of time and until the end of time. At what point will you come to realize that you will have to accept what is and evolve? We are all people. There is not one "brand" that is not capable of both good and bad. There are good people and bad people, if you need ot have things in black and white terms, there it is for you. If you can't come up with something to help society alleviate tragedies such as what took place, help a neighbor-regardless of race, volunteer, etc., then you are part of the problem. And I'm going to go out on a huge limb here...I'm guessing you're white. Apparently, whites are guilty of crimes as well! I feel sorry for you living in your small little world.
Joshua Martinez December 13, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Every body who commented and don't know what happend say sorry for how dumb you are he is my best friend and he didn't do it. He getting charged for something that these wanna be gang members started there own boy had stabbed there friend.a kid named saquan but missed was the one they were after because it started from them jumping him. Wait till the fingerprints come in and my friend Emanuel (bacon) is not guilty then start feeling sorry for acting stupid and jumping the gun.
karin747 December 16, 2013 at 10:52 AM
The solution for any social problems we have is to throw money at it, whether it's a failing "education" system: 6/25/13 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/25/oecd-education-report_n_3496875.html “The United States spends more than other developed nations on its students' education each year.” It spent more than $11,000 per elementary student in 2010 and more than $12,000 per high school student. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – which groups the world's most developed countries – writes in its annual education report that brand-new and experienced teachers alike in the United States out-earn most of their counterparts around the globe. ...or "solving poverty": 10/11/12 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/opinion/americas-ineffective-antipoverty-effort.html?_r=0 American taxpayers spend almost a trillion dollar a year to help the poor -- $21,700 for each person designated as “living in poverty.” 9/19/13 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=224084191 50 years after LBJ’s War on Poverty began the poverty rate is still around 15%. http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/chasp/publications/downloads/Doc13legacy-draft-final.pdf “The proportion of Americans living in poverty has remained persistently high since we waged a War on Poverty. In 2007, over 37 million people, or approximately 12.5% of the population, were officially poor. This rate is alarmingly similar to the poverty rate in 1968, when 12.8% of the population was poor.” Democrats know how to "feel your pain" and spend taxpayer money, but that's about the extent of their intellectual capacity. But then, most socialists are like that: 2/4/10 Gallup poll: 61% of liberals have a positive view of socialism. 6/2/11 Gallup poll: 71% of democrats favor re-distributing wealth. 9/6-9/2012 http://www.gallup.com/poll/157... Those wanting more government control over us: Republicans 15%; Independents, 29%; Democrats 67%. Now they have national health care, the hallmark of all welfare and socialist states. Norman Matton Thomas ran for president six times under the banner of the Socialist Party of America. He said this in a 1944 speech: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of ‘liberalism.’ They will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened.” “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”
Elana Z. December 16, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Oh look - more statistics! That's going to be the answer to all this country's concerns and needs. Any crisis we have, let's just throw some stats at it. To Joshua - you are absolutely correct and have my apologies. You reminded me that this country operates on the presumption of innocense. And that your friend certainly has not been convicted. I was so caught up in Karin747 spewing of statistics of how whites virtually commit no crimes and crimes are being committed only by minorities that I momentarily lost sight of that very important fact. Thank you for pointing that out and once again, please accept my apoloies. My hope is for the truth to come out so that the victim's family can have some closure and that justice be done.
karin747 December 22, 2013 at 07:19 AM
Liberals hate facts. When they are confronted with them they insert their own emotional spin on them. For example, the statistics don't say whites don't commit crimes, nor do they say only minorities commit crimes, but this liberal FEELS that they do say that. Then she goes into the smarmy mode common to all liberals: "I'm such an open minded, good person...and you aren't." It made her day. Does this attitude advance any solutions to Black crime in America? She doesn't even concede that there is a problem. As long as she FEELS GOOD about herself, that's all that matters. I'm still trying to figure out why quoting FBI statistics triggered her aggression.
karin747 December 22, 2013 at 07:26 AM
Liberals and democrats will hate this: 11/20/8 NPR (npr.org.): “It's an indelible image of what people will do during desperate times. For a while, Bonnie and Clyde were almost American heroes. There's only one problem: The Depression years had very little crime. With the economy's current troubles, many people assume a crime wave is just around the corner. But criminologists say that's just an American myth. Just look at the 1920s, says David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention at John Jay College of Criminal Studies. "It was a period of booming economic prosperity, the roaring '20s, and very high crime," he says. The 1950s and '60s were the same. The economy was great, but crime rates rose every single year.”
Elana Z. December 22, 2013 at 08:46 AM
So because I laugh at statistics and question them, im a liberal? Dang and I thought I was just someone who had their own mind to know that if I want to find the truth, stats are not the place to find them. You have quotes in your commentary that aren't mine, nor do they reflect my thinking. If I needed a spokesperson for myself, trust me, YOU need not apply for the job. The topic was about someone being killed. So not about me feeling good about myself. Someone lost a child, if we don't FEEL anything about it, we are devoid of compassion and have lost our humanity. Go ahead, throw your stats around. I promise you if it were someone you knew, your stats would go out the window. I think you'll be still trying to figure things out for a long time should you continue searching for stats that "prove" your half-baked theories on sociological issues.
Moderna Rebecca December 22, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Thats what happens when parents let their kids do everything they want. Maybe if he would have been home sleeping he wouldnt have been killed. Its so sad young people die all the time. To: Elana Z. "are you the mom" ? just wondering since youre the only one writting so much here. if so sorry for your loss
karin747 December 23, 2013 at 08:01 AM
For those who can read: Notice that I merely posted statistics from official government sources and offered no sociological theories, half-baked or otherwise. But liberals and democrats see what's in their "brain," not what's in front of their eyes.
Elana Z. December 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM
This is becoming a lesson in futility and I'm done with it. I merely refer you to my first comment about stats. It's quite apparent your reason for putting those stats up there. I find it to be passive aggressive and dispassionate. If that makes me a bleeding heart liberal....guilty as charged!! Bring on the witch hunt! Rebecca, no I'm not the mother, but it could be anyone's child. It's just tragic to me.


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