It's been said if you want to get away with murder, do it with a car. Homicide by vehicle carries a serious penalty but would Alleyne have been charged with manslaughter if he shot Brady with a firearm instead?
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Brady's death was one of several recent cases where a local police officer has been a victim of road violence.
- July 8th, Millville, NJ - Officer Christopher Reeves was killed by a motorist fleeing police.
- July 9th, Philadelphia - An officer was killed on his motorcycle by an impaired driver traveling the wrong way on I-95.
- June 15th, Philadelphia - Officer Milan Merke was killed on Broad St at Master when a car turned left in front of his motorcycle.