Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Addition

Jacqueline in Texas sends in the latest addition:

HPD: Victim shoots robber to death
A southwest Houston man opened fire on two robbers, killing one and injuring another Wednesday, police said.

Houston police said three robbers walked up to two men in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 12600 block of Medfield at Dairy Ashford Road around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The victims said the trio grabbed them and started taking their belongings, including wallets, watches and money.

There's a lot to like about this story. First and foremost, I like how the news report calls the person who did the shooting the victim. He *was* the victim; all too often the news reports the goblin as the victim - as though threatening deadly harm on someone is irrelevant for the reason they shot you. Secondly, there's three bad guys and two innocents - and the bad guys had the drop on the good guys - and the good guys still prevailed. The right mindset trumps being first in this case. And lastly, the two good guys weren't hurt.

While this is being referred to a grand jury, since it's Texas I'll bet the shooter is cleared.

Dead Goblin Count: 345

That is all.


Cormac said...

I certainly wouldn't have called him "victim"
maybe "intended victim," "survivor," "target"

But I definitely see your point.

Robin said...


Here in Texas all shootings, even by police, go to the grand jury. It is a way of protecting the shooter. If you have been no billed by the grand jury it is harder to sue you.

TOTWTYTR said...

Maybe "intended victim" would be a better description of this fatal case of "Victim selection fail".