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This boggles my mind.
Faces 20 years in prison for firing warning shots at ABUSIVE HUSBAND.
Nobody cares about us
The system is very flawed indeed
Uh I can throw out a bunch of anecdotal evidence with no context too. Lol Who’s oj Simpson?
George Zimmerman: Was getting his head pounded against the pavement by said “innocent kid” and fired one shot. Justified.
Casey Anthony: Yea, that was a boondoggle from the word “go.”
Andrea Yates: She was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Her conviction was overturned due to an “expert” lying under oath and was later found “not guilty by reason of insanity.” She has been committed by the court and is now in a maximum security mental health facility. For life.
Michael Vick: He funded, oversaw and sanctioned horrible abuses to animals. He admitted to it and paid the price (prison time). If you condone that kind of behavior, that’s on you.
Marissa Alexander (mentioned in the comments): She got into an argument with her estranged husband (whom she had a restraining order against) and and Alexander said she feared for her life when she went out to her vehicle to get the gun she legally owned. She came back inside and ended up firing a shot into the wall, which ricocheted into the ceiling. She left the scene, came back with a gun and fired the shot into the wall. This by definition is illegal. We have strict laws governing when deadly force and/or intimidation is warranted for a reason. Learn them.
Moral of all this is that you can cherry pick all the cases you want to fit your narrative, but without further context it is just bunk. There’s a scientific method for a reason.
THE REASON AN ARMED ROBBER STAYED BEHIND AT A CRIME SCENE MIGHT BEWILDER YOU
A clumsy armed robber spent Thanksgiving day behind bars after police say he used a handgun to rob a Florida convenience store, but stayed behind at the crime scene.
22-year-old Johnny Antron Love was captured on security camera footage appearing to demand money from a Miami Gardens store clerk Thursday, as reported by WSVN-TV.
The store clerk, David Paul-Lamour, fearing for his safety, provided the man with the cash — but also said he invited Love to take some beer, hoping it would stall the crook and give police enough time to respond to the scene.
Love happily took the beer, but on his way out the bag ripped, scattering the beer bottles all over the ground. The crook then spent the next several moments attempting to gather the beer bottles.
This critical error gave authorities enough time to arrive. Love, who then attempted to flee the scene, was arrested and charged for the attempted robbery.
When a couple in Oak Hill, Fla., witnessed a group of crooks trying to break into their home on Tuesday, they acted quickly. The woman first alerted her husband, Ira Roberts, so he could arm himself.
Knowing the gun laws in his state, he considered his next move carefully.
“I knew I couldn’t shoot them. Legally you can’t shoot them when they’re running away. So I pumped one into the ground. Which was good, it alerted all my neighbors,” he told WESH-TV.
As the suspects took off running, one of the men was reportedly tackled by one of Roberts’ neighbors. That neighbor was a 44-year-old woman — who just so happened to also be a former professional boxer.
The woman, identified as Beverly Rose, couldn’t help but taunt the criminal.
“I did make a comment to him, how he liked being caught and tackled by a 44-year-old woman; he just kept shaking his head,” she said.
Justin Goodrich, 23, was detained until police arrived on the scene. He was later taken to the hospital after he reportedly had a seizure.
Police apprehended two other suspects just miles from the scene of the crime and then arrested another two suspects running into some nearby woods shortly after. Finally, on Wednesday, police arrested the final suspect who managed to escape on Tuesday.
“All of the defendants are charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and theft. Watson faces an additional charge of resisting arrest without violence,”WESH-TV reports.
While I would advise against firing warning shots (even into the ground), I am glad everything turned out for the better in this situation. I am glad I live in a country where law abiding people have a means to defend themselves and their property, even is outmatched physically.
70-MILE, NEARLY 200-MPH MOTORCYCLE CHASE ENDS WITH A COP DELIVERING A PERFECT FORM TACKLE AND THE DRIVER MAKING AN OBNOXIOUS STATEMENT
In the list of things not to say as you’re being arrested for leading cops on a 70-mile, high-speed motorcycle chase is probably a) anything bragging about it, or b) chastising officers for chasing you because of safety. Dallas, Texas, resident William Pfohl, 27, said both.
Pfohl led Dallas-area police on the high-speed chase that reached nearly 200 mph in the early hours of Tuesday morning. News cameras even captured part of it as he hit speeds of around 189 mph. In fact, news cameras were running when officers eventually arrested the man after he simply ran out of gas and a cop tackled him to the ground.
But instead of being contrite, Pfohl bragged about his speed and pulled a shame-on-you act with the officers.
“On-hundred-eighty-nine when we were in the straights,” Pfohl said smugly about his speed while KXAS-TV cameraswere rolling. “This dude [motions toward a state trooper] was keeping up with me, like, on the toll road, [Interstate] 635, like 160, 70. You kept up with me easily, 160, 70.”
He then quickly turned on the officer.
“I thought there some kind of law about public safety?” he said.
“Well there wasn’t anybody out,” the trooper shot back.
“There was everyone out!” Pfohl responded.
Sounds to me like Pfohl is just mad he, his driving skills and his car were outmatched by the state police. lol
I do not know much on the subject of nuclear fission, therefore you will not get me to talk about it as if I know what I’m talking about.
If you don’t know much about guns or self defense please research so you don’t make a Democratic Mascot of yourself.
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: OFF-DUTY COP NEARLY BEATEN TO DEATH IN FRONT OF HIS WIFE – HOW SPECTATORS REACT IS ALMOST EQUALLY DISTURBING
An off-duty New York Police Department officer was severely beaten over the weekend while his wife watched helplessly. What’s more, spectators taunted and laughed — and no one seems to come to the man’s immediate aid as his attacker continued to beat him while he lay unconscious.
Sgt. Mohammed Deen, an 18-year veteran with the NYPD, was attacked by Hayden Holder in Queens South Richmond Hill neighborhood Sunday, according to WABC-TV.
Cellphone video captured footage of the violent scene that left Deen stable but in a medically induced coma Monday. According to the New York Post, sources said Deen and Holder exchanged wordsat a Queens nightclub, which could have prompted the assault outside a St. John’s Express restaurant around 5 a.m.
Footage begins with yelling that quickly escalates to Holder beating Deen in the head as he lay in the middle of the street. Some on the scene can be hard yelling “no,” while others seem to be taking a cruel sort of amusement from the altercation.
The man filming the graphic incident says, “that (n-word’s) dead!” Deen, on the pavement, doesn’t move.
Holder moves on to punch the driver’s side window of the car where Deen’s wife has protected herself, before going back to Deen, picking up his head and slamming it back on the pavement.
Police responded to 911 calls, picking up Holder as he tried to run away from the scene, WABC reported.
“It was a vicious, savage beating,’’ one stunned law-enforcement source told the New York Post.
Holder was reportedly arrested and charged with attempted murder and felony assault. The New York Daily News reported that Holder admitted to the assaultbut claimed he didn’t know Deen was a police officer.
The depths of depravity that our society has fallen has become very apparent. This, among other incidents, shows just how far gone we are.
THERE ARE TINY ELECTRONIC DEVICES MONITORING GUNFIRE IN SEVERAL U.S. CITIES THAT YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD ABOUT
When there’s a gunshot in the nation’s capital, the D.C. police can “hear” it — even if they’re not nearby.
At least 300 sound-sensors are placed strategically in the District’s most crime-heavy neighborhoods, recording the sound of gunshots and dispatching officers to the scene.
According to a feature about the technology by The Washington Post, the ShotSpotters, which are placed in about a third of the city, have picked up on about 39,000 separate gunshot incidents since 2009.
“ShotSpotter gives you a specific location,” Kristopher Baumann, president of the D.C. police union, told the Post. “You can go there and get out of the car. You can find a victim or shell casings.”
The police department told the Post it doesn’t track arrests that result from ShotSpotter notifications.
The technology is not only valuable for dispatching police to the scene but also helps them track patterns. February saw the fewest number of gunfire incidents while July had the most, according to the Post. Saturday, Sunday and Friday were the most popular days for incidents — Wednesday was the least popular.
There are also times when the acoustic technology can be used to track down unreported gunfire and settle the fears of those who think they’ve heard gunshots when it was really the sound of a car backfiring. According to its website, ShotSpotters are designed to only detect loud explosives, not sounds like human voices. Still, these devices are placed in elevated locations to enhance performance and protect privacy.
Sparks Middle School shooting: Math teacher Michael Landsberry killed, two boys wounded after classmate opens fire
One teacher is dead, two students wounded after shots ring out Nevada middle school Monday, apparently fired by seventh-grader who then killed himself.
We have a new security system this year that requires all visitors to ring a doorbell and only are let in after they’ve been viewed via camera. It was clearly implemented in response to Newtown, but it wouldn’t do any good in a situation like this, where the student was the shooter. We have a gun problem in this country, and we need to get our head out of the NRA’s ass and fix it.
There they go again…using a tragedy for political gain and placing the blame on an inanimate object and not on any of the following
- The shooter being insane
- America’s shitty mental health system
- Bad parenting
- society’s glorification of violence in response to mental trauma
- Bad school security (or lack thereof)
- The absence of a person able to respond and stop the shooting
But no… go ahead and jump on the bandwagon because you are all literally incapable of coming up with your own coherent thoughts and opinions.
The fancy doorbell system wouldn’t have stopped Newtown either. Adam Lanza bashed in a window to get in.
That aside, a school resource officer would have been nice. Or perhaps that teacher armed and trained. Maybe a better mental health system that could have helped the gunman before he decided to kill.
But no, OP’s first response is to blame an inanimate object that is no more dangerous as a hammer or knife in the wrong hands.
A group of 10 young black individuals in Brooklyn bloodied a white couple in an apparent racial assault on Monday, authorities said.
Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alana Russo, 30, were possibly the victims of a racial assault earlier this week when they were beat by a group of 10 black youths — including a 12-year-old girl — after they honked their horn to signal the group to move so they could proceed through a green light, NYPD Lieutenant John Grimpel told TheBlaze.
After Ronald honked his horn the upset youths began kicking his car. When Russo got out to examine the damage, he was thrown to the ground, punched and kicked throughout his body — including his head. He suffered numerous injuries, including a blood clot, abrasions to his shoulder, a fractured nose and a broken septum, according to the New York Daily News.
His wife, Alana, was also ripped from the car while she attempted to dial 911. Her head was slammed on the concrete and she suffered a black eye, bleeding and had difficulty breathing, prosecutors said, according to the New York Daily News.
“They struck the victims multiple times — heads, body, legs,” Grimpel said. “The female they struck her in the face. Also took an iPhone.”
During the attack, racial insults were hurled at the couple
“Get those crackers!” some of the youths shouted, court papersreportedly said. “Get that white whore!”
“White motherf—-r!” others reportedly shouted.
After the attack, the kids left the scene, but two teens — Kashawn Kirton and Daehrell Finch — were arrested minutes later. Authorities also arrested the 12-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy for assault and robbery.
Kirton, however, denied the charges to the New York Daily News, saying he was only arrested because he was wearing the same shirt as one of the attackers.
“I have relatives who are white. Cousins and stuff,” he added. “My school is mainly white. More than half my friends are white. I wouldn’t use words like that.”
Kirton, who has no prior arrests, is charged with numerous crimes, including gang assault and harassment. He was reportedly released on $50,000 bond.
“Once a person is arrested and whether they are determined guilty or not guilty depends on the criminal justice system,” Grimpel said, responding to Kirton’s claim he is not-guilty.
17-year-old Finch was charged with gang assault, assault, menacing and harassment, but no hate crime charges. He is reportedly being held on $75,000 bond.
Authorities are reportedly looking for six more individuals they believe took part in the crime.
Racism, no matter which direction it goes or who the perpetrator is, is wrong. If you let your life be ruled by the color of another person’s skin, you are a racist and should be ashamed of yourself. It doesn’t matter if you veil your hate in “anti-racism” and “fighting racism,” you are a hateful bigot and need to be shunned from society.
A would-be bank robber in Fullerton, Calif., met his match Tuesday when an infuriated bystander decided to call his bluff and take him down.
Herb Pearce, who works as a termite exterminator, told CBS Los Angeles that he was at a Chase Bank branch when the “armed” suspect stormed in, marched up to the counter, and announced the stick up.
“(He said), ‘This is a robbery! This is a stick-up! I want all your money right now!’” said Pearce. “I’m looking at this guy, thinking, ‘Is this guy for real?’”
The suspect, 29-year-old Jacob Williams, turned to Pearce and pointed the “gun,” which was concealed in a bag over the suspect’s hand, directly at the exterminator.
“He had his hand in the plastic bag,” he said.
However, rather that cowering and complying with Williams’ demands, Pearce decided to fight back. He grabbed Williams’ arm and “clocked” him.
“Pow! I clocked him. He went back a little bit, he came at me again, I hit him again,” he said.
SHE’S ELDERLY, SHE’S ARMED AND SHE’S NOT AFRAID TO SHOOT: LIFE OR DEATH FOR VIOLENT INTRUDER WAS A MATTER OF INCHES – THIS MUGSHOT PROVES IT
A home intruder armed with a baseball bat escaped death by a matter of inches Monday when an armed elderly woman opened fire after he broke into her Pendleton, S.C., home and attacked her and another woman, police said.
It was around 3 p.m. when the intruder busted into the house and attacked both women, according to police. The homeowner, identified as Frances Ward, 72, was able to draw her revolver and shoot the man, grazing his head. If the shot was an inch lower, he likely would be dead. This photo confirms that:
Washington D.C. police car hits barricade during high speed chase.
A woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase toward the Capitol, where police shot and killed her, witnesses and officials said.
Tourists watched the shooting unfold on Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol as lawmakers inside debated how to end a government shutdown. Police quickly locked down the entire complex temporarily, and both houses of Congress went into recess.
Read our previous posts and updates below to see how it all unfolded.
UPDATE 7:25 p.m. ET:Via the Hartford Courant:
A Stamford dental hygienist with a history of mental health issues was killed after a chase and shooting near the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, a source with knowledge of the investigation said.
The source said Miriam Carey, 34, was the woman who was driving the black Infiniti coupe with Connecticut license plates that tried to pass a security check point at the White House, led police on a chase through central Washington and died after being shot near the U.S. Capitol.
A MOTHER’S PRAYER MAY HAVE PREVENTED A MCDONALD’S MASSACRE, AND THE COPS SAY THEY’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT
When Jestin Anthony Joseph walked into a McDonald’s and asked for a cup of water, that’s not all he was after.
Witnesses say the 24-year-old soon pulled out a gun and pointed it at employees and customers — who were with children — demanding their possessions.
Fort Worth police say surveillance video shows Joseph pulling the trigger at least five times while pointing it at individuals inside the restaurant — but the gun wouldn’t fire.
At least one man tried to wrestle the gun away from the Joseph, who then went outside and fired a shot into the air, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says.
As people ran from the restaurant, Joseph went back inside and again pointed the gun at individuals and pulled the trigger.
Again the gun didn’t fire, police said.
So Joseph went back outside, pointed it at a passing vehicle, successfully fired two rounds in its direction, and witness say the driver never stopped, according to police.
Joseph was soon captured, police say, adding that no one was injured in the Tuesday night stick-up and there’s no explanation for the gun misfiring.
“I’ve never seen anything like that before,” robbery Sgt. Joe Loughman told the Star-Telegram. “It must not have been their time to go.”
Jospeh’s mother agrees, believing the gun malfunctioned “because we were praying,” she tells the Star-Telegram. “Last night I told God to keep Jestin, and that’s what I do believe happened. I did not know he even had a gun.”
Joseph’s mother, who asked not to be identified, went to police about four hours before the robbery and reported that she feared her son was suicidal based on a phone call with him.
“He said, ‘They’re trying to kill me, Mama! I’m going to die tonight! I’m going to die tonight!’” the mother recounted to the Star-Telegram, adding that Joseph may have been experiencing a mental breakdown like his father did a few years ago, a condition she says runs in his father’s family.
“The only thing I can say to you is that was not my son yesterday,” Joseph’s mother said. “He was not in his right mind.”
KXAS-TV conducted a jailhouse interview with Joseph on Thursday in which he said he “lost it,” but added that the gun was loaded but not cocked and that he had no plans to hurt anyone.
Joseph tells KXAS that he started hearing voices Sunday night, continues to hear them, but hasn’t been treated for mental illness. He also told the station he was angry, believed people were after him, and went to the McDonald’s to steal a car and get out of town.
Asked if there was a better way to handle his anger, Joseph told KXAS, “No.”
Joseph was in jail Wednesday night on outstanding warrants and on suspicion of five counts of aggravated robbery, with total bail set at $500,000, the Star-Telegram reports.
Police have had previous dealings with Joseph, who’s from Allen, Tex., about an hour northeast of Fort Worth. The Star-Telegram says he’s been collared for possession of drug paraphernalia and a narcotics-related warrant and for assault, the Star-Telegram says.
“In some of the other contacts we’ve had with him, he kind of lives a transient lifestyle,” according to Sgt. Jon Felty, a spokesman for the Allen Police Department, adding that Joseph was known to travel by bus. “He’ll come stay a while. Then he’ll be gone a period of time. Oftentimes he seems to suffer from extreme paranoia.”
Joseph’s mother said she was at the Allen police station when her scared and frantic son called her again.
“I was actually talking to a police officer when he called me for the last time,” the mother tells the Star-Telegram. “I was trying to find out where he was. I asked the cop if he could trace the call. I told him, ‘Jestin, I love you.’ He was just like, ‘Mama, people are after me. People are after me.’”
She expressed gratitude to God that no one was hurt.
“I would have never in a million years thought he would have gone to that point,” she said. “I know that same spirit that grabbed a hold of his dad and took his dad mentally, grabbed Jestin. I could hear that with Jestin, in the things he was saying.”
THUGS BREAK CAR WINDOW WITH BRICK, BEAT 80-YEAR-OLD DRIVER WITH GUN BEFORE ROBBING HIM: ‘GET HIS MONEY’
Police are shocked at how much violence a trio of thugs used against an 80-year-old man, who suffered a fractured cheek and cuts above his eye in an attempted carjacking, WXIA-TV reports.
Creston Portis had returned to his home in East Point, Ga. — about 15 minutes south of Atlanta — after visiting friends and backed into his driveway when two males and one female blocked him in and approached him, according to police.
“[One suspect] had like a .45 and he’s beating on the window and telling me to ‘get out the car, get out the car, get out the car’,” says Portis, who refused to open the door.
Then one of the men picked up a brick and threw it through the passenger-side window and began striking Portis in the head with the gun.
Initially the female accomplice told the males to “leave him alone,” Portis recalls, but was soon ordering the males to “get his money, see if he’s got money.”
Portis says the suspects pulled so hard on his pants to get at his wallet that they ripped them, police said. The thugs got away with Portis’ wallet, but not his car.
Police have surveillance photos of a black male and two black females who used Portis’ credit card at a convenience store and are persons of interest, WXIA reports, adding that Portis doesn’t know if any of individuals in the photo were among his assailants, as it was dark.
Police also have photos of two vehicles believed to be involved, WXIA adds.
“What kind of character do they have doing something like this?” Portis asked in regard to the Sept. 14 incident, which was initially reported by WXIA Wednesday.
East Point Police say the crime hit the department hard as Portis’ son used to be an East Point police officer.
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