Teacher & Suspected Child Molester Tries to Take the Easy Way Out But Doesn't Succeed

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police car chaseA physical education teacher from a Los Angeles middle school led police on a crazy car chase Tuesday afternoon. The cops think Kip Arnold was suicidal. They also say he molested a little girl.

Folks, if there's anything that could possible make me madder than a teacher who kids trusted allegedly molesting a little girl, it's a suspected pedophile thinking he can take the easy way out. Because that's exactly what smashing your truck into a tree after leading the cops around town is -- trying to escape.

Right now we don't know if Arnold is guilty of committing lewd acts with a child or not. Only time, and the court system, can tell us that.

But if he isn't, the school teacher shouldn't have had a reason to run from the LAPD. It would be frustrating and scary, yes, but he could sit there and present his case. He could get a lawyer. He COULD fight it. Running off in your pick-up truck doesn't fix anything -- for you or for the family of the little girl.

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On the other hand, if Arnold is guilty, well, he doesn't deserve a chance to run from the cops. Police involved in the chase say Arnold told them by phone that he wanted to kill himself. Too bad, dude. No guilty pedophile should have the right to commit suicide either. He should have to face up to exactly what he did. After all, the victim of a pedophile doesn't get to escape what's been done to them, do they?

No crime victim gets off "easy" per se, but the effects of being sexually abused when you are a child are among the most horrific. It can haunt a child for the rest of their life, affect every relationship they have to come, not to mention destroying the sanctity of childhood. Their abuser should suffer an even worse fate.

I'm glad cops were able to capture Kip Arnold alive. Because we need answers. That child's family needs answer -- whether it's his guilt OR his innocence.

How do you think this car chase reflects on this teacher's behavior?


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cmjaz cmjaz

I understand where the author is coming from. HOWEVER, keep in mind that society is lucky if a pedophile gets 10 years. Since they are incurable, it would only be a matter of time before he did it again. At least if he's dead we know he won't do it again.

Nichole Hare

I think the fact that he tried to flee from the police says a lot about his guilt. Seriously, if someone accused me of a crime I didn't commit, I would probably go through a lot of emotions, would I run away? No. If there isnt' any evidence that the police would be able to find, as there wouldn't be, then there should be nothing to hide. I hate it when peopel think they are above the law.

nonmember avatar Mom of 3

oh yes, jeanne, It is WAY better for him to be found guilty through thousands and thousand of tax dollars, and released back into the world shortly after conviction to re-offend. You should really do actual statistical research before you post your lazy opinions. The world would have been saved a lot of time if he'd done what he set out to do. Period.

Richard Rabinowitz

So you're saying that child molestors shouldn't be allowed to capitally punish themselves?

nonmember avatar S

This man's life is over. Even if he is cleared of all charges, society will treat him as if he were guilty and simply "got away with it." If acquitted, he would be a pariah, would never work again, and there is a good chance some vigilante citizen would take it upon himself to murder him. Therefore it makes perfect sense for him to take his own life. Given the panic and stress of the moment, suicide by driving into a tree might have seemed to be the way to do it that was least likely to harm another person.

Niki Whitman

Let him take the easy way out., The way it works with pedos these days, they spend a few months in prisons, get out, get a SSI check because they are not fit to work with humans (coming out of our taxes, remember that next time you bitch about someone using food stamps, remember you pay for pedophiles to live in our very own neighborhoods) and then they abuse again, and again. Yes, let them take the easy way out. This country is to easy on pedos.

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