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Man tries to rob woman in wheel chair!

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J77
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Sep12-06, 07:02 AM
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If she'd have missed, it would've been pretty easy to grab the gun off an old lady in a wheelchair, I suspect.

Then we have a mugger with a gun.

Stupid gun culture.
Anttech
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Sep12-06, 07:24 AM
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talk about guilty till proven innocent:

Woman in Wheelchair Shoots Alleged Mugger
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Sep12-06, 07:34 AM
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Quote Quote by J77
If she'd have missed, it would've been pretty easy to grab the gun off an old lady in a wheelchair, I suspect.

Then we have a mugger with a gun.

Stupid gun culture.
Don't blame me. Blame those who want guns. (US)
J77
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Quote Quote by JasonRox
Don't blame me. Blame those who want guns. (US)
I agree with your arguments.
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Sep12-06, 07:50 AM
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The guy snatched her chain and was trying to make a getaway with it. The woman had a gun and shot him.

Why didn't she get charged then? 'Cause there's no way the DA can find a jury that'll convict a handicapped person who had been robbed by someone with very likely, a shady history. It's too easy for her to say she felt threatened and was acting in self defence. It's really hard to prove that to be a lie (not saying it is one; just that it costs time and money and takes a good bit of luck), and it looks really "bad" to attack the credibility of a disabled person. Not going to win that case in this country!
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Sep13-06, 04:43 PM
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If she'd have missed, it would've been pretty easy to grab the gun off an old lady in a wheelchair, I suspect.

Then we have a mugger with a gun.
Oh my god, he might take her necklace for sure now!
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Sep13-06, 10:16 PM
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The guy snatched her chain and was trying to make a getaway with it. The woman had a gun and shot him.
The link you gave before doesn't seem to work now, but here it is from google cache:

...He grabbed the retired bus driver around the neck, causing her MTA medallion to pop from her necklace and fall to the ground, she said.

She pulled out her gun and shot him in the elbow, sending him running like a wounded duck....
Makes it sound a little more frightening for her than shooting someone who was trying to run away with her necklace.

Who knows how threatened she felt? Who knows if all she had to worry about was just a necklace being stolen? I think it's completely ridiculous to try to condemn her for shooting someone who was "just trying to rob her" when we have pretty much no idea at all what happened apart from some scant news reports, but that might just be me. (I'm not at all pro gun in any way, and am grateful to live in a place that I've never felt the need to carry any kind of weapon)
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Sep13-06, 11:40 PM
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Makes it sound a little more frightening for her than shooting someone who was trying to run away with her necklace.
Sure it does. But then, even if you did shoot someone because you didn't want him running away with your MTA medallion, what would you say to the press?

Who knows how threatened she felt? Who knows if all she had to worry about was just a necklace being stolen? I think it's completely ridiculous to try to condemn her for shooting someone who was "just trying to rob her" when we have pretty much no idea at all what happened apart from some scant news reports, but that might just be me.
I wasn't condemning her. I was being close to neutral...with a wee dash of skepticism!
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Sep14-06, 06:15 AM
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The guy snatched her chain and was trying to make a getaway with it. The woman had a gun and shot him.

Why didn't she get charged then? 'Cause there's no way the DA can find a jury that'll convict a handicapped person who had been robbed by someone with very likely, a shady history. It's too easy for her to say she felt threatened and was acting in self defence. It's really hard to prove that to be a lie (not saying it is one; just that it costs time and money and takes a good bit of luck), and it looks really "bad" to attack the credibility of a disabled person. Not going to win that case in this country!
I'm disabled and I have no problems people questioning me or attacking my credibility.
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If you call a criminal someone committing minor theft charges, you have a lot to learn. People make mistakes. IT'S FREAKING MINOR THEFT CHARGES! Get over yourself.
Of course they are a criminal, they're stealing. It was also assault. This was no "mistake". This person made a deliberate decision to commit a crime. There is no excuse for a crime like this. Attacking this woman just shows what kind of slime ball this guy is.


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