Friday, August 2, 2013

Yay! Friday Addition!

Brad_in_MA sends in the week-ending DGC addition:

Cleveland homeowner fatally shoots robber early today on the East Side
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 26-year-old homeowner fatally shot an armed robber early today in the homeowner's driveway in the city's North Collinwood neighborhood.

The robbery suspect, 23-year-old Waymone Williams, had been ordered by a judge to take a one-day class about the consequences of carrying a gun to commit a crime. The homeowner had a concealed-carry permit.
Yeah, looks like that one-day class really showed him, didn't it? I mean, he immediately gave up his criminal ways and stopped his life crime, right? Oh, wait... Read the story. He was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon (assuming this means without a permit) and was given ... probation. Got that? He violated gun laws and was given a slap on the wrist. The story doesn't indicate if the perp who was shot had the gun or the crowbar, but in either case it's assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking, etc.

Looks like he was taking the next step in Street Thug 101. He starts off illegally carrying a weapon and generally breaking the law. When caught, he gets a slap on the wrist. Lesson learned: the law is a chump. Street Thug 102, he decides he's going to get some easy money and steal a car and maybe a wallet. He starts out the encounter with assault and battery, and in the process of escalating it, he gets himself shot. Notice his accomplice steals the woman's purse while the shooting is going in. Hopefully OH has a felony murder law where the accomplice will now be charged with murder because his partner died.

In any case, score one for the good guys here...

Dead Goblin Count: 422

That is all.


libertyman said...

After the one hour course in illegal gun use, it sounds like he got his "final" exam.

Dave H said...

Huh. It's interesting that the reporter let someone from the Buckeye Firearms Association weigh in on the shooting. Especially that crack about "if it bothers you, get some counseling."

I might have to start following her stories. I think she gets it.