Philly cops stand their ground and an innocent pizza delivery guy is shot for being.
The 20-year-old from Upper Darby had been running orders two nights a week for Slices & More for a few weeks. That was on top of another job at an airport restaurant.
Maybe he had heard the gunshots two blocks away – the ones two plainclothes officers were responding to – when they attempted to stop him just before 10 p.m. Moments later, they riddled the Taurus with 14 shots.
He was guilty of wearing a hooded sweatshirt (that’s what we used to call them in the olden days, when I was a young ‘un) and being visible.
I think the cops have been watching too many cop shows on the telly vision, where everyone is a mope and the cops are always right.
More pointless bloodshed at the link.
Des Moines police say a 4-year-old girl died after an apparent accidental shooting in her family’s apartment.
Sgt. Jason Halifax said the investigation was continuing, but it appeared that “safe weapons handling practices were not followed.”
They seldom are, are they?
Politeness is essential to family relationships.
A two-year-old boy was in critical condition after an accidental shooting Friday evening in Wellsville.
Police and medical crews responded at 6:40 p.m. and found the boy had a single gunshot wound in the abdomen from a .22 caliber rifle. Initial evidence suggests the boy was shot by his three-year-old sister, according to Cache County Sheriff Deputy Brad Slater.
This, my friends, is the Gun Nut Garden of Eden.
Pap and Robert Kennedy, Jr., discuss Mili(tant) the Moocher.
Part 1: The history.
Part 2: The Moocher.
Pap makes an error of fact in Part Two. It was the Philadelphia Police, not the Feds, that tried to bomb the MOVE house. I lived in the Philadelphia suburbs at the time and could see the smoke from my bedroom window. Also, MOVE was a quite an oddball outfit, more apocalyptic cult than anything else,* and extremely annoying to their neighbors, who wanted them to go away.
The Gloomy Historian offers an additional perspective; there’s an excerpt below the fold:
What police are calling a hunting accident led to two men being airlifted from Clay County early Thursday morning.
Three men were hunting in a group when two of them were shot by an unknown man, according to Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson.
No doubt someone got confused over the difference between wild pig and long pig.
Pap and his guest discuss the recent shootings at Fort Hood.
Politeness is convenient.
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Ignorance is an excuse.
Brannen Faulkner, 22, accidentally fired a handgun and shot Justin Felty, 21, in the chest, according to Lincoln police.
The gun had been purchased hours before the incident, and it appears Faulkner didn’t know how to use it before firing the shot, police said.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
I got a dollar to a doughnut that, had the shooter been Not White, he’d be charged with negligent homicide even as we speak, because you know why.
Toddling into politeless.
Police say an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed in West Philadelphia Saturday morning.
Action News has learned that the bullet was apparently fired by a 2-year-old boy playing with a gun.
Large amounts of corporate money are devoted to make packing heat seem normal so as to sell more guns. Make no mistake–the NRA is all about sales; the freedom stuff is nothing more than marketing–marketing calculated to appeal in large part to paranoid nutcases.
As one result, persons pack heat; when persons pack heat, innocents get hurt.