This is a discussion on Teenager Shoots Woman Over a Cigarette within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by RAL On another thread someone did not think anyone had been killed over a candy bar, and though I don't have any ...
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That's the stories the liberals run with to justify taking 2nd amendement rights away.......
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I agree that she escalated the encounter and would have been much better to have said something neutral.
CCW is right, the worst thing you can do is make one of these creeps look bad in front of their friends, or make them angry. Impulse control isn't something they are noted for. In their world life is very cheap.
These kids were not homeless, they were punks to young to smoke looking for trouble. I see nothing wrong with telling someone to get a job. My favorite expression when one of these slime balls/gang bangers ask for something is "f---off". Has this ever caused me a problem? No. You interact at their level, in the gutter.
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Here is an updated article on The Blaze with a video with a news report and an interview with the victim's fiancé.
Young Penn. Mother Tells Teens to ‘Get a Job’ When They Ask for a Cigarette — And They Kill Her | Video | TheBlaze.com
Seems like the kids followed the guy from the convenience story all the way to his home and the shooting happened when the girlfriend came out of the house to see what was going on because the kids were harassing her fiancé.
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I think the shooter just wanted a excuse to kill someone that day and she was the unlucky one.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
Agreed. Not getting the free cigarettes he wanted & being told to "get a job" isn't what pulled that trigger. Nor was the victim "in the gutter" or tauntingly confrontational when she was shot. It was a simple refusal to an unwarranted, unreasonable & unsolicited attempt for the perp to impose his wishes upon an unwilling stranger. All of this "her attitude" chatter is (IMHO) horse crap. It's like saying a rape is justified because, upon being propositioned, the young woman says "not in a million years"! Yeah, if she had politely refused the rapist's advances, all would be...fine?
There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.
Saw two of their FaceBook pages. Little wannabe thugs... Hope they never see the sun shining again.
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Those thug-larvi were following Mr. Bailey home from the store, not asking politly, not bugging, but harassing him. IMO They might have wanted his smokes, but they were gunning for a confrontation... an excuse to shoot.
I just disagree with the premise of sentencing a 13 year old to life with out parole, and I don't understand why they should be treated like adults in this particular instance...when they are not adults.
They are scumbags, no doubt.