"Gentleman" Really?

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    "Gentleman" Really?

    I was watching the news this am and there was a story about some scumbag shooting a couple of people to death. When they interviewed a LEO on the sceen he refered to the dirtbag as " The Gentleman "

    What! Thats a title describing a male figure. What's up with that. I know they can't call him what I'd prefer, but dang. I think they should be refereed to as alleged shooter, attacker or BG, anything except gentleman.

    What would you call the shooter when referring to him, or her.
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    I have seen interviews of victims of crime just like that.
    If you refer to someone who violated you and did you violence, it is a certainty that you did not regard him with sensible caution and suspicion when you SHOULD have seen pre-attack cues.

    When i see some thug pimp-walking, glaring, and sneering at everyone around, "gentleman" is not the identification in my mind.

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    I think its more of force of habit...... plus, when you go to court, you want to give the defense any more ammo then you have to. The defense would LOVE to have some sort of picture they could paint of how the cops were unfair in handling the case. I have NO DOUBT that the LEO would loved to call him a POS right then and there. Gotta admit, I sure would had to bite my tounge right then........
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    Exactly! When he, she, they committed the crime IMO, they became something else, anything other than a gentleman in my book..

    It's just like that clown that beat that woman outside the Cracker barrel restaurant. I still hear him being refereed to as a "gentleman" on my local news... Just stupid IMO...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    I was watching the news this am and there was a story about some scumbag shooting a couple of people to death. When they interviewed a LEO on the sceen he refered to the dirtbag as " The Gentleman "

    What! Thats a title describing a male figure. What's up with that. I know they can't call him what I'd prefer, but dang. I think they should be refereed to as alleged shooter, attacker or BG, anything except gentleman.

    What would you call the shooter when referring to him, or her.
    Well, if he had been shooting at me I would just refer to him as 'that dead guy over there' but in referring to this guy I would say "the @sshole" would work better than "the gentleman".

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    Why "gentleman"? Why not the "individual-in-question" or the "perpetrator" if you want a more polite designation. It is the decay of the English language.
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    What would you call the shooter when referring to him, or her.
    Exactly what they are, criminals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punk rocka View Post
    Well, if he had been shooting at me I would just refer to him as 'that dead guy over there' but in referring to this guy I would say "the @sshole" would work better than "the gentleman".
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    Way back in the 70' & early 80's I had LEO friends that used to wear this T-shirt that said: "Beautify America: shoot a puke!"
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    Despite the fact that a criminal was apprehended and obviously guilty, only the court can convict.

    Until convicted, he is at most a suspect. This is an important distinction that can often work in the favor of good guys. If we are to expect cops to treat us (those who carry) with respect under unfortunate circumstances, than the same applies to everyone else who is being investigated for a crime.

    "Gentleman" might have not been appropriate, but "scumbag" would be even less appropriate. The police investigate, and apprehend. Judge and jury assign guilt.

    Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy Warcrimes View Post
    "Gentleman" might have not been appropriate, but "scumbag" would be even less appropriate. The police investigate, and apprehend. Judge and jury assign guilt.
    Merely a figure of speech... I wouldn't expect any news media or LEO to refer to anyone that way in public, but I wouldn't expect for um to call the loser a "gentleman" either...
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    How about "suspect" or "person of interest".
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    A little mockery perhaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    The deceased works for me
    Lady after my own heart. I was just thinking the exact same thing when I scrolled across your post.
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