DA: Easton shooting self-defense

DA: Easton shooting self-defense

There are 85 comments on the The Morning Call story from Dec 6, 2007, titled DA: Easton shooting self-defense. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Rob Pierce Jr.'s walk through Easton's West Ward for dinner at his fiancee's mother's house Tuesday almost cost him his life.

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Biker Bob

Stroudsburg, PA

#1 Dec 6, 2007
" I'm probably going to err on the side of the citizen'' who defends himself.''We're happy that Mr. Maurice T. Cook didn't die, but his injuries were brought on by himself.''

Why? Too bad both perps didn`t die. Would anybody miss street slime?
Nitwit

Allentown, PA

#2 Dec 6, 2007
Chief of Police Larry Palmer is like Casper the Ghost. Invisible. He needs to be removed in January. The weakest Police Chief to ever hold this post in the City of Easton. He has no clue what is going on, and how to stop it. Also, where is outgoing Mayor Mitman?? Not one word about all these shootings from our beloved Mayor?? Mitman, when you leave, please take Larry Palmer with you. Finally, can we get some REAL cops back on the Easton force? This batch of cops seems hopeless, helpless, and way out of tune, with what is going on in Easton.

Since: Feb 07

United States

#3 Dec 6, 2007
Easton, what a town. Makes me want to go downtown at night and shop, dine, see a show, enjoy the nightlife in the beautiful historic Easton. Of course, I'll have my .44 by my side.

“Because you can!”

Since: Jul 07

Allentown

#4 Dec 6, 2007
HMMm....Something isn't right here. SOunds good, but it just isn't falling right.
just a dummy

Emmaus, PA

#5 Dec 6, 2007
don't blame the police,when they do their job we want to hang them,What your beginning to see is people tired of getting pushed around by street thugs,sooner or later we will kiss the police a$$ to save our hides.Its not far away.
D Pierce

United States

#6 Dec 6, 2007
Kooper wrote:
HMMm....Something isn't right here. SOunds good, but it just isn't falling right.
its right i wish my cousin killed the two of them !!!! now they be back on the sreet in a few years to do it again to someone who wont have a gun to shoot back !!!!
easton res

Center Valley, PA

#7 Dec 6, 2007
nitwit, i would like to know where you can find a "new batch" of police officers.
also.....
Redbud, the recent shootings happend in the west ward and not downtown. The downtown area is safe with excellent shops, restaurants, and bars.
Its_sad_to_say

Macungie, PA

#8 Dec 6, 2007
Crips...bloods...wtf? Its sad to say, but show me w white person in easton who is doing any of these crimes. I am not usually a racist but as i get older i see who is doing these type of crimes and its evident. This is not an indictment against African americans or hispanics who are hard working respectable people, but come on! Read the news....Easton, Shawn Taylor, etc.....These scum bags come from NJ AND NY because they cant make it where its hard to live, so they come here and act like the ones that drove them away. Lets focus on stopping people like this comeing into other states instead of worrying about mexicans jumping the border. Ill make this statement right now; I will carry and continue to carry a weapon and if any people come near me on my side of the street, or closer or anything that i feel threatened, kiss ur butt goodbye. That'll be the day some mulin yard tells me hes gonna shoot me in the head, try gettting a freakin job!
bozo

Manassas, VA

#9 Dec 6, 2007
Does anyone thing a new gun law would have done anyone any good here?
Keep it the way it is get a permit learn how to shoot and be aware of your surroundings end of story.
turfrats2003

Louisville, CO

#10 Dec 6, 2007
Easton res, I will have to politely disagree with you saying the downtown area of eastong is safe. At night I dont think ther eis a truley safe place in the valley anymore. Its very sad.

How ever the real subject of this story is the victim who was able to turn the table on this slime. He did the right thing he shot center mass to stop the threat. He did not proceed to turn him in to hamburger and by doing so sent to powerful messages. 1. These gang banger turds will now know that they can be prepared to get it back becaue we good citizens have had enough and 2. It shows the needs for us as citizens to fight for our second amendment right to keep an bare arms. So Rendell and the rest of his party trying to take our right to carry away from us can go to He!!
Hoke

Nazareth, PA

#11 Dec 6, 2007
God bless the right to bear arms.

If guns are outlawed only criminal scunbags will have them. Thats the facts jack!
Mommyof2

Bethlehem, PA

#13 Dec 6, 2007
I agree w Trufrats, no place is safe at night. Remember not to long a log there was a family in Conn, upper mid class there was killed. It can happen anywhere.

I do beleive that people should educate themselves on how to protect themselves and their families. Do not depend on the police.

Know your neighbors, who should be hanging around and who shouldn't. Watch out for the kids(little ones)the elderly, women alone etc...
We need to watch out for each other and get involed with the community.

Go to block watch meetings, city council meeting, force the ones in charge to make changes ( this can happen only if you are large in numbers).
itsyourright

United States

#14 Dec 6, 2007
The victim could had killed the scum, but he didn't. If he would not had carried that gun, he would had been dead, and 2 small children would had been without a father, and a mother without her son, you can get another husband, or boyfriend, you can't replace a son or daughter.This is a good hard working man who deserved to live, and raise his children. God was sure with him that evening.
Its_sad_to_say

Macungie, PA

#15 Dec 6, 2007
Tyrone Wright, and Maurice T Cook. We need to remember these names and shun them once they get out of jail or hospital. There is no rehab, they will alwys be trash. Do u want them moving in next to U when they are out? Do u want them robbing ur son or daughter when they are out? To often we let these names fade away because the national media isnt cramming them down our throats like Stacy Peterson, or Paris Hilton. We need to keep the heat on these a holes for the rest of their life, or at least until they realize we dont want them anymore and move back to the ghetto in NY. Im willing to bet that their parents and/or families are trash also. Trash spreads and makes more trash. They probably learned this from their uncles stories(not father because most of them are gone). Everyone likes to blame rap music, but how many songs tell u to put on a hoodie and go rob the first white guy u see on the streets? Tyrone Wright and Maurice Cook, dont let them forget what they did!
Trik

Whitehall, PA

#16 Dec 6, 2007
Finally... the good guy WON!!!:o)

I love a happy ending.
Mary

Germansville, PA

#17 Dec 6, 2007
Come one people...get your license to carry and defend yourself just like this outstanding citizen did. This man deserves and A+
Nitwit

Exton, PA

#18 Dec 6, 2007
I wonder if Maurice T Cook is related to Willie Cook, also from South Side Easton. If so, the apple did not fall far from that tree...
bornusa

Winona, OH

#19 Dec 6, 2007
Morganelli for PRESSIDENT!! TO bad The victim did not kill both Wantabees... Now the few tax payers we have will foot ALL the BILLS!!!!!!!
glitter

Schnecksville, PA

#20 Dec 6, 2007
Its_sad_to_say wrote:
Crips...bloods...wtf? Its sad to say, but show me w white person in easton who is doing any of these crimes. I am not usually a racist but as i get older i see who is doing these type of crimes and its evident. This is not an indictment against African americans or hispanics who are hard working respectable people, but come on! Read the news....Easton, Shawn Taylor, etc.....These scum bags come from NJ AND NY because they cant make it where its hard to live, so they come here and act like the ones that drove them away. Lets focus on stopping people like this comeing into other states instead of worrying about mexicans jumping the border. Ill make this statement right now; I will carry and continue to carry a weapon and if any people come near me on my side of the street, or closer or anything that i feel threatened, kiss ur butt goodbye. That'll be the day some mulin yard tells me hes gonna shoot me in the head, try gettting a freakin job!
This is not an indictment against WHITE americans who are hard working respectable people, but come on! its everyone white people blow up schools killing 30 or 40 people so why dont they( insane) find a hospital and get some help!!!!!!!!!
then maybe they can function in society.
Your_An_Idiot

State College, PA

#21 Dec 6, 2007
Its_sad_to_say is obviously an idiot!

I read these blogs all the time and usually just ignore the assanine comments, but you have crossed the line. I'm not saying that these two wannabe thugs are worthwhile but for you to say they should pay for the rest of their lives is ridiculous. People do make mistakes and learn from them. What kind of stalking punk "keeps the heat on them for the rest of their lives". I understand that these idiots are pretty trashy but you are just as trashy by your comments. Hate to tell you, but this is America, we pay for our mistakes and crimes and move on.

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