Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This Handbasket's Got Rockets Strapped To It...

First off, there's this story from OK that's had my blood boiling. Because some teens were bored, a young man lost his life. I don't even want to get into the many ways in which this is wrong. Robb has an excellent point - there's several orders of magnitude less outrage over this story than the Zimmerman/Martin case, even though this is exponentially more callous and shocking. It's sad what we choose to let ourselves be manipulated into thinking/believing.

And secondly, from #1 blogdaughter is this WTF story:

Georgia woman reportedly paralyzed after being picked up, dropped on head by stranger
A Georgia woman was reportedly paralyzed after being dropped on her head by a stranger at a bar, police told MyFoxAtlanta.com.

The woman, 38, was at Wet Willie's in Buckhead, Ga., when a man tried to pick her up. The woman reportedly tried to stop him, but he lifted her off the ground.
Now, I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that alcohol was fueling his decision to literally pick up a woman in a bar. The article states he could face assault and battery charges. YA THINK?

And, lastly, several folks sent this story in:

Police: Man tried to rob 8-year-old Pa. girl on her way to market with $5 to buy vegetables
READING, Pa. – A man has been jailed on charges that he tried to rob an 8-year-old girl who was on her way to buy vegetables at an eastern Pennsylvania market with $5 from her grandmother.

WFMZ-TV (http://bit.ly/1bvJzjL) reports that Reading police say the girl was sent to buy carrots for some beef stew when Jackenzy Pierre confronted her at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say he had a six-inch kitchen knife and said, "Give me all your money." Instead, the girl ran home and later identified Pierre as her attacker.
He stuck a 6" knife in the face of an 8 year old girl for the $5 she was carrying to buy vegetables at the market. Five freakin' dollars. That poor girl must have been frightened out of her mind - over five bucks. Not even enough to buy a pack of cigarettes these days. I'm guessing he's known to the family, too - how else would he have known an EIGHT YEAR OLD would even HAVE money to steal?

Stories like the above make me think that "express elevator to hell" was optimistic...

That is all.


Bubblehead Les. said...

I'm beginning to think that we may all be having to go back to the Ye Olde Skool, and start carrying TWO Pistols on a separate Gun Belt, a la the Old West. Why? So we can hang them on a Hook in the Bathroom when we take a Shower.

Just in Case we can't get to Bedroom in time where we stored our IWB piece while getting ready in the Morning.

It SUCKS that "Living in the U.S.A" means keeping a Firearm within Arms Reach 24/7.

But the way this World is going....

Ruth said...

Speaking of bored kids, we had a case up here just recently, where a 13yr old pled guilty and a 16yr old was convicted, they apparently decided to "play a game" where the point was to knock out their victim with a single punch. Which somehow also meant kicking the guy while he was down, and ended up killing the victim.....