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Another senseless killing but gun used is legal

by Steven Haninger / June 24, 2013 / 4:41 AM UTC
Would-be robber killed by man coveting LeBron James shoes

A senseless death during a senseless quest. Who can blame a person for wanting to be armed for protection in a world where police can't be everywhere that danger lies? And just how important can it be to have a pair of over-priced shoes? Mixed up priorities by one party become an opportunity for an ill intentioned party to exploit.
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Depends on POV
by Willy / June 24, 2013 / 7:46 AM UTC

Here we have someone that wants something "ill-gotten" using armed force. The reply was armed force in return, it was justified. I can't see it any other way, unless, well unless something is left out. It might be a pair of shoes, but then it doesn't matter is was the method involved and quite frankly no time wasted in courts, yada, yada. The villain decided their own fate here and got their just rewards. Hope it never happens to you w/o some defense to deter. ------Willy Happy

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I'm not faulting the guy with the gun
by Steven Haninger / June 24, 2013 / 9:39 AM UTC
In reply to: Depends on POV

I'm just saying it was, in hindsight anyway, a dumb scene to set up. Indications are that such people who lined up early for the shoes, were not interested in wearing them but selling them at a higher price. They'd been there for hours and possibly in the dark with pockets full of cash. It doesn't get much dumber than that. Happy

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What would have been fitting
by James Denison / June 24, 2013 / 12:25 PM UTC

is to have shot him in the feett and then given him the shoes he no longer could wear.

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You must not have read the article
by Steven Haninger / June 24, 2013 / 1:18 PM UTC

No one had or wanted the shoes. It was a mini Black Friday scene with people lining up to buy the first issue of the sneakers and then turn around and sell them at a profit.

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I know that theft used to be viewed as a capital crime
by Ziks511 / June 28, 2013 / 6:47 AM UTC

but haven't we gotten past that Wild West attitude. That's a view common to Dickensian London, and it didn't work as a deterrent then either.

Shoot him in the ***, or in the leg if you're close enough, or just let it go and file a report and an insurance claim. People who kill other people are scarred for life by it. Ask any Vet.

Rob

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