Ex-Pacer to enter guilty plea today

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Stephen Jackson was expected today to admit to criminal recklessness in firing a gun outside a strip club and, if the plea agreement is accepted by a judge, pay a $5,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community ...
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mr astute

Greenfield, IN

#2 Jun 20, 2007
Now before all of you cant do nothing wrong people begin to slam judgment upon -stephen jackson-you need to be informed that "he" was only attempting to defend himself from a chaotic fool!---I am convinced that any and all comments to the opposite of my insightful one will be from --bigots,racists and profilers. So, please show Stephen some love or DONOT meddle with this unfortunate situation.
anonymous

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jun 20, 2007
mr astute wrote:
Now before all of you cant do nothing wrong people begin to slam judgment upon -stephen jackson-you need to be informed that "he" was only attempting to defend himself from a chaotic fool!---I am convinced that any and all comments to the opposite of my insightful one will be from --bigots,racists and profilers. So, please show Stephen some love or DONOT meddle with this unfortunate situation.
So how do you know he was just defending himself? Did Stephen tell you himself that or were you on his legal counsel to know that? Let's don't forget he was on probation to begin with and one of his terms of probation was he was not allowed to posses any firearms. So why did he have it on him? How about if he was really in a fight and trying to protect himself, why didn't he act like the bigger man and just leave the situation. That would seem to me the logical solution instead of firing a gun into the air where it could have possibly hit someone and killed someone. Which we are fortunate that it did not.
Fan

Bowling Green, KY

#4 Jun 20, 2007
mr astute wrote:
Now before all of you cant do nothing wrong people begin to slam judgment upon -stephen jackson-you need to be informed that "he" was only attempting to defend himself from a chaotic fool!---I am convinced that any and all comments to the opposite of my insightful one will be from --bigots,racists and profilers. So, please show Stephen some love or DONOT meddle with this unfortunate situation.
why am I or any other person that thinks he did anything wrong have to be a Racist? I have never had to fire shots in the air to defend myself.I'm not saying anything but don't play the race card to defend him. Looks like an apple smells like an apple taste like an apple. wow must be an apple.
madchemist

Louisville, KY

#5 Jun 20, 2007
He went to his car to get his gun and then return to continue the fight. Why didn't he just drive away?? then nothing else would have happened.
R U SERIOUS

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jun 20, 2007
I am an African American female who is far from being a bigot, a racist, a sexist, or and other "ist" you can conjure up, and I believe what Stephen Jackson did was wrong. Defending yourself does not include firing random shots into the air. Fortunately, those bullets did not come down and injure someone. I hope that Mr. Jackson does use this at a turning point and goes on to do a lot of good things with his life.
Ex-Pacer Fan

Fishers, IN

#7 Jun 20, 2007
mr astute wrote:
Now before all of you cant do nothing wrong people begin to slam judgment upon -stephen jackson-you need to be informed that "he" was only attempting to defend himself from a chaotic fool!---I am convinced that any and all comments to the opposite of my insightful one will be from --bigots,racists and profilers. So, please show Stephen some love or DONOT meddle with this unfortunate situation.
Stomping on a disabled person while he is down on the ground is defending himself? Your comments are not insightful.
Don in Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jun 20, 2007
mr astute wrote:
Now before all of you cant do nothing wrong people begin to slam judgment upon -stephen jackson-you need to be informed that "he" was only attempting to defend himself from a chaotic fool!---I am convinced that any and all comments to the opposite of my insightful one will be from --bigots,racists and profilers. So, please show Stephen some love or DONOT meddle with this unfortunate situation.
You need to change your handle from 'astute' to 'bafoon'!
Don in Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Jun 20, 2007
The carrying of fire arms by this segment of the community is a fashionable one to them. By letting Mr. Jackson off with a slap of the hand will no doubt send the message to the rest of the gun toting clubbers to continue with no regard to real penalty to breaking the law. God help our police force!
Double J

Madison, WI

#10 Jun 20, 2007
The Justice System is just another Government Business, Those with the most money get the Justice!!!!!!!! I do not know if Step Jack was guilty or innocent; I was not there. He did have a better lawyer than Deon Wilford.
livin the dream

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Jun 20, 2007
Indystar there has to be something more important to write about.
Ex-Pacer Fan

Fishers, IN

#12 Jun 20, 2007
Don in Indy wrote:
The carrying of fire arms by this segment of the community is a fashionable one to them. By letting Mr. Jackson off with a slap of the hand will no doubt send the message to the rest of the gun toting clubbers to continue with no regard to real penalty to breaking the law. God help our police force!
I agree completely. And all it takes to instigate a gun fight is some drunk running their mouth saying "dump". This is the reason so many people are anti-gun. If the government would stand up to this type of gun violence, there would be less death in our society.
Ex-Pacer Fan

Fishers, IN

#13 Jun 20, 2007
Double J wrote:
The Justice System is just another Government Business, Those with the most money get the Justice!!!!!!!! I do not know if Step Jack was guilty or innocent; I was not there. He did have a better lawyer than Deon Wilford.
He is entering a guilty plea today.
Ex-ticket buyer

New Albany, IN

#15 Jun 20, 2007
We can talk about these jokers until we're blue in the face but as long as we're buying NBA tickets or NBA merchandise we are endorsing their behavior. Jax, Artest and Tinsley are not the problem... we are. If enough of us vote with our wallets, the clowns will stop running the circus.

If you want to spend your money on basketball go see a Butler game. It's a better product anyway.
don indy

United States

#16 Jun 20, 2007
Don in Indy wrote:
The carrying of fire arms by this segment of the community is a fashionable one to them. By letting Mr. Jackson off with a slap of the hand will no doubt send the message to the rest of the gun toting clubbers to continue with no regard to real penalty to breaking the law. God help our police force!
just exactly what segment of the community would that be?
Pacer Fan

Rochester, MN

#17 Jun 20, 2007
It's about time the Pacer's found a guy who can shoot from the outside.
upside down

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Jun 20, 2007
This was a plea bargain from a prosecuters office that has a consistant record of not holding celebrity or the wealthy responsible. Remember all the other pacer incidents, Irsay's wife, Hilbert, etc., etc., etc. Paris Hilton wouldn't have to worry about anything in Indianapolis, just as long as "tough on crime Brizzi" gets an autographed picture.
Joe

Highland, MI

#21 Jun 20, 2007
Poor Mr Jackson fined $5,ooo.oo, what is this world coming to if they fine an outstanding person of the community that kind of money, and what kind of message is that sending to the rest of the community. I hope he has money to eat on the rest of the month, its pretty clear he doesn't have enough money to get a haircut unles he can get some of Jameal's weed and find one of his lesser teammates to but it, if Jameal can get it back from his buddy
mr astute

Greenfield, IN

#22 Jun 20, 2007
stephen Jackson defends himself from a bunch of thugs and gangsters and now the penalty isnot stiff enough!----it is rather easy to figure out that all of these condemming remarks are coming from-racists-bigots -profilers and envious people!--but that is to be expected from all of you--self-righteous people who lovew to meddle in everything!
Blah blah blah

Bentonville, IN

#23 Jun 20, 2007
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
So how do you know he was just defending himself? Did Stephen tell you himself that or were you on his legal counsel to know that? Let's don't forget he was on probation to begin with and one of his terms of probation was he was not allowed to posses any firearms. So why did he have it on him? How about if he was really in a fight and trying to protect himself, why didn't he act like the bigger man and just leave the situation. That would seem to me the logical solution instead of firing a gun into the air where it could have possibly hit someone and killed someone. Which we are fortunate that it did not.
I was there the entire night and Steve did what he needed to do. If you have never been in that exact situation, then don't try to fantasize about what you would have done being "the bigger man". Let's forget about Steve and worry about these sorry Pacers and how we r going to fill these huge holes in our lineup!
Jeremy

Carmel, IN

#25 Jun 20, 2007
Double J wrote:
The Justice System is just another Government Business, Those with the most money get the Justice!!!!!!!! I do not know if Step Jack was guilty or innocent; I was not there. He did have a better lawyer than Deon Wilford.
Did you honestly think "Lady Justice" was using that scale to weight evidence? Not hardly. She's weighing who puts in the most $$$.

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