Pacers' Jackson in court today

Pacers' Jackson in court today

There are 27 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 13, 2006, titled Pacers' Jackson in court today. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson was in a Rochester Hills, Mich., court today where he was arraigned on charges that he violated his probation.

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John

United States

#1 Nov 13, 2006
He's not going to pay resitution and he's not going to jail because he's going to wiggle his way out of it. A regular citizen would already be locked up. Screw the Pacers and the convics they hire to play basketball. Tinsley should be in jail too.
I miss the days

Redwood City, CA

#2 Nov 13, 2006
...of when the judge could say, "son, do you want jail or the military?" Since he cannot function in a professional setting of basketball and wants to fight...let him fight as a professional!
Freebird

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Nov 13, 2006
I guess that proves you better not be a regular citizen, we all need to be special.
Maniac

United States

#4 Nov 13, 2006
Self defence ??? Firing in the air ???
What about reckless misconduct with a firearm ?
Firing a gun in city limits and brandishing a weapon. He should be in jail !
Frustrated

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 13, 2006
Jackson should have his bond revoked just like any other citizen who were to pick up new charges. I refuse to watch NBA.. college basketball is better anyway.. GO IU
Indyman

United States

#6 Nov 13, 2006
Who cares, there are american men and women dying every day. Why is this even news. I agree with the above writer, college is better anyway. Go Butler Bulldogs.
what really matters

Hartford, CT

#7 Nov 13, 2006
Jackson was "slugged" in the mouth and hit by a car and he should be in jail for shooting in the air!!????
Sick and Tired

Madison, WI

#8 Nov 13, 2006
I think that he fired in the air to get them to flee the scene ... does it make it right? no, but at the same time he was protecting himself and I think one of the admendments says you have the right the bear arms .... So many times these players are under attack because people think that they carry large amounts of cash on them but actually they don't. He might get off but its going to be because that lawyer got him off... and he's going to pay a big tag for that lawyer too. I still love the NBA but I love College ball too... go IU!!!!
professor t

Media, PA

#9 Nov 13, 2006
Stephen showed bad discetion in this case. Doing a dumb thing like brandishing a pistol and firing it in public has only reinforced the notion that the NBA(n..... w/bad attitudes) is undisciplined and delinquent in their conduct.
sick of pacers

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Nov 14, 2006
Maybe we could have a telethon and raise money for the Pacers to move out of town and take their thugs and criminals with them.
Go Pacers

Cupertino, CA

#11 Nov 14, 2006
This is ridiculous. Why isn't anyone bashing Fingers and Dino. He got hit by a car for christ sake. Give the guy a break.

By the way, booing him at home games is absolutly childish. Do you think its helping? He isn'g going anywhere and neither is Tinsley. Grow up people.
Bill Day

Kenosha, WI

#12 Nov 14, 2006
I am the biggest Pacers fan. I have had season tickets for 18 years. Steven is a good guy. All you negative people need to give him a break. All you guys just hear about what happend and assume he's a jerk but he's not.

GO PACERS!!!
Pointint it out

Fort Thomas, KY

#13 Nov 14, 2006
Sick and Tired wrote:
I think that he fired in the air to get them to flee the scene ... does it make it right? no, but at the same time he was protecting himself and I think one of the admendments says you have the right the bear arms .... So many times these players are under attack because people think that they carry large amounts of cash on them but actually they don't. He might get off but its going to be because that lawyer got him off... and he's going to pay a big tag for that lawyer too. I still love the NBA but I love College ball too... go IU!!!!
Let's get the story straight...he wasn't threatened by anything when he got his gun out and shot in the air. At that time his thug friends were kicking a cripple why he was on the ground and the other guy was going to his car NOT coming at him. How is this self defense? Thug, thug, thug. Look up the word in the dictionary before you start talking about the thug word only being used as a racial statement. And yes, you have the right to bear arms but you do not have the right to use your gun in an unsafe and stupid manner.
The real deal

Elwood, IN

#14 Nov 14, 2006
professor t wrote:
Stephen showed bad discetion in this case. Doing a dumb thing like brandishing a pistol and firing it in public has only reinforced the notion that the NBA(n..... w/bad attitudes) is undisciplined and delinquent in their conduct.
I understand what your attempting to present, but when a man is intentionally hit by a car, lands on his face, and cracks a few teeth. He has the right to protect himself. If this was any other John Doe of the world, this would not be an issues. Also, to brandish means to flaunt and wave a weapon at innocent people. How does a person brandish a firearm after they've been attacked? Sounds like self defense. Growing up in the inner city, I recall on several instances where shots were fired in the air, while citizens were defending themselves. I don't recall anyone being charged with brandishing a firearm. I know Carl Brizzi has a very difficult role in our community, but it appears this issues is politically motivated. I'm not sure who's pushing the agenda.
Norman F

Fort Thomas, KY

#15 Nov 15, 2006
The real deal wrote:
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I understand what your attempting to present, but when a man is intentionally hit by a car, lands on his face, and cracks a few teeth. He has the right to protect himself. If this was any other John Doe of the world, this would not be an issues. Also, to brandish means to flaunt and wave a weapon at innocent people. How does a person brandish a firearm after they've been attacked? Sounds like self defense. Growing up in the inner city, I recall on several instances where shots were fired in the air, while citizens were defending themselves. I don't recall anyone being charged with brandishing a firearm. I know Carl Brizzi has a very difficult role in our community, but it appears this issues is politically motivated. I'm not sure who's pushing the agenda.
Once again another dumbass trying to make up stories about what happened. Jackson in no way was threatened when he pulled his gun out. When the thug got his gun and shot it in the air the cripple was on the ground getting kicked by the other thugs and the guy with the car was GOING to his car not driving at Thugboy. Don't try and justify this action....it only makes you look stupid.
Lets Think About it

Hartford, CT

#16 Nov 15, 2006
Whats this talk about classifying one of the men who attacked Johnson as a cripple, he obviously wasnt to crippled if he initiated a fight and attacked Jackson, he got what he deserved. Jackson did nothing wrong, so what if he fired his gun in the air to get the other men to flee, better than firing at them. Plus, he did have a license to carry a gun so what is the real issue here?? Everyones quick to judge like it's not the norm these days for men to go to strip clubs and carry guns, black or white I see it everyday, I'm not saying I agree with it but it was it is!!
Lets Think About it

Hartford, CT

#17 Nov 15, 2006
excuse me, I ment to say jackson not johnson..
Lets Think About it

Hartford, CT

#18 Nov 15, 2006
Norman F wrote:
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Once again another dumbass trying to make up stories about what happened. Jackson in no way was threatened when he pulled his gun out. When the thug got his gun and shot it in the air the cripple was on the ground getting kicked by the other thugs and the guy with the car was GOING to his car not driving at Thugboy. Don't try and justify this action....it only makes you look stupid.
Get it right, the man who was going to his car is the one who struck Jackson with his car, and the "cripple" who was getting his ass kicked was the one who just "slugged" Jackson in the face. Plain and simple Jackson reacted in self defense.
Wake up idiot

Fort Thomas, KY

#19 Nov 15, 2006
Lets Think About it wrote:
<quoted text> Get it right, the man who was going to his car is the one who struck Jackson with his car, and the "cripple" who was getting his ass kicked was the one who just "slugged" Jackson in the face. Plain and simple Jackson reacted in self defense.
That's it rewrite your former post. Self defense? While a cripple is ON THE GROUND getting kicked by the other thugs the other guy is GOING AWAY from the group. Jackson gets hid gun at that point and fires in the air. How is that self defense. He was not being "threatened" at that point. If someone pulled a gun while I was in an argument I would go to my car as well and, yes, if he was shooting and felt threatened I would run his thug ass over as well. Jackson and his thug buddies did nothing to stop this...only to ESCALATE the situation. Self defense? Get a grip and clue. And when does it take 3-4 thugs to beat up one cripple? Your boys are SO courageous. THUGS THUGS THUGS....that is all these boys will ever be. You can take the boy out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy.
Wake up idiot

Fort Thomas, KY

#20 Nov 15, 2006
Lets Think About it wrote:
Whats this talk about classifying one of the men who attacked Johnson as a cripple, he obviously wasnt to crippled if he initiated a fight and attacked Jackson, he got what he deserved. Jackson did nothing wrong, so what if he fired his gun in the air to get the other men to flee, better than firing at them. Plus, he did have a license to carry a gun so what is the real issue here?? Everyones quick to judge like it's not the norm these days for men to go to strip clubs and carry guns, black or white I see it everyday, I'm not saying I agree with it but it was it is!!
Having a license in no way give someone the right to start shooting it off like the wild west. Stop trying to stand up for these thugs....your probably one yourself if you think this is all OK. It's the norm to go to strip clubs and carry a gun. What a friggin joke. Maybe for thugs it is the norm. You need to stand outside your small mind and look at your statements you will then see how stupid you and your arguments make you sound.

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