There's a short criminal career.
This is a discussion on 16 Year Old Intruder Killed in Attempted Robbery within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; This one hits pretty close to home. Less than 10 miles down the road. Hoke businessman kills 16-year-old in attempted robbery :: WRAL.com...
This one hits pretty close to home. Less than 10 miles down the road.
Hoke businessman kills 16-year-old in attempted robbery :: WRAL.com
There's a short criminal career.
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Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Being an armed criminal is dangerous work at any age. I like how they showed such a sweet picture of the kid. Should have used the morgue shot to scare others with similar ideas.
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16 26 36 46 you don't go around robbing people
" A free people ought not only to be armed & disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms & ammo to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them including their own government"
That's why he had the rifle."Those three people who were with him – they coerced him somehow," she said. "They threatened my son and my daughter. I know he thought he was protecting them, protecting his family."
"If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."
And of course his mother says it's very out of character for him. Blah, blah, blah. Every time something like this happens there is some family member who insists their boy/brother/nephew/cousin/whatever would never do such a thing.
All that is well and good, but they need to be facing felony murder charges for the death of their compadre.Originally Posted by WRAL.com
There needs to be a reckoning for the death of their fellow robber, and they are the ones who need to pay the tab for that one.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
That happens here if a crime leads to death of a perpetrator.
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
Good for the owner of American Mattress for not taking the robbery lying down.
I don't understand why young kids wish to engage in this sort of thing, I guess it's for the thrills.
The dead kid's last name is Frame, a family that I am distantly related to here in West Virginia. We have a small area in Kanawha Co named Frametown after three Scottish brothers who came to that area in the late 1700's and my ancestor was David Frame a man in the Virginia Militia during the Revolution. Some of the Frame family did migrate south to the Carolinas.
It's odd to see that name and associate it with crime but it happens.
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"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
When I read this article I couldn't help but think of the 18 year old Penelope Soto who's court room antics went viral when the judge slammed her with contempt after she flipped him off. Too often these kids are never challenged or held accountable by any true authority figure and they turn into criminals with no respect for authority or concept of personal responsibility.
I applaud this business owner for doing the right thing. It's a shame that he now has to live with the burden of taking a young life.