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    +1 for marksmanship. Way to go granny!
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    Come at me with a brick in your hand, you ain't gonna like my take on the situation. Not one bit.
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    Good for her. Just because this "kid" was 12 doesn't mean he couldn't have injured her or killed her with a brink. She did exactly the right thing in my opinion.
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    After seeing the updated story today providing greater clarity of facts, I agree with the police in that this woman did no wrong in defending herself.
    It's sad that things came to that but now to my mind she was justified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    After seeing the updated story today providing greater clarity of facts, I agree with the police in that this woman did no wrong in defending herself.
    It's sad that things came to that but now to my mind she was justified.

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    What I find interesting, is that apparently without representation and less than great articulation of her justification, it was relatively quickly determined that the woman was justified in her actions and that no charges would be forthcoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    What I find interesting, is that apparently without representation and less than great articulation of her justification, it was relatively quickly determined that the woman was justified in her actions and that no charges would be forthcoming.
    Agreed, which is _exactly_ why I was hesitant to call this 'good' when it first broke and was reported.
    I'd bet the cops looked at the physical evidence including you know she had a wicked bruise after being impacted in the leg with a thrown brick never mind finding other bricks strewn among her porch and inside the house (broken out window).
    They likely ran with that and the fact that they were worrying/assaulted an elder which in some states by law in itself is a crime akin to same toward children and those under third party care.

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    It is horrible that something like that should happen, but I do not think that the old lady can be blamed for what she did.
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    Hey...if she was shooting to scare the punks away and scored a hit, imagine what she would do if she was aiming??
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    I'm sure Daley will pressure the DA to make an example of her.
    Apparently, 3M citizens are pressuring Daley and the DA to shut the hell up and recognize the situation for what it is: a citizen being terrorized by neighborhood thugs and refusing to be violently struck any longer.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorblade View Post
    I could imagine a lawyer having a field day with your "I was only trying to wound him" statement.
    Her claim was very nearly that, that she was only trying to scare them away. No charges. Not that anyone else could expect to get the same treatment. It would be interesting to hear the rationale of the DA for not pressing charges, as some measure of guidance to the rest of the citizens so that they can better know where those potholes have been dug at their feet for daring to defend themselves.

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