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Oakland shooting victim's family, friends wear his jersey number to court

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Old Fool trolls on

New Kensington, PA

#2 Aug 17, 2013
Troll, troll, troll your way, gently down the digital stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, your nothing but a troll!
Mike Anthony

Mckees Rocks, PA

#3 Aug 19, 2013
FIRST DEGREE MURDER for this nog. Self defense my azz. The black punk shot him in the BACK!!!
Damn nog punks.
Just Saying

Verona, PA

#4 Aug 20, 2013
And that appears to be precisely what is going to happen; the surveillance camera evidence certainly doesn't support PA's "stand your ground" defense, or ordinary self defense either.
Big Smoke

Gettysburg, PA

#6 Aug 25, 2013
As we saw with the Trayvon Martin case the only way a shooting can get real press coverage is if it's a non-black shooting a black. Black on black and black on white murder receive almost no press coverage in America. Why is that? White guilt? Sensationalism?
truth

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Aug 25, 2013
Good gawd, people! The reason the Martin case was covered was the dangerous "stand your ground" law in Florida! And although Zimmerman claimed self-defense, the fact is that law required jury instructions that virtually compelled his acquittal, particularly when there is only one surviving witness.
Big Smoke

Gettysburg, PA

#11 Aug 25, 2013
truth wrote:
Good gawd, people! The reason the Martin case was covered was the dangerous "stand your ground" law in Florida! And although Zimmerman claimed self-defense, the fact is that law required jury instructions that virtually compelled his acquittal, particularly when there is only one surviving witness.
If Stand Your Ground is so dangerous then please explain how Chicago, with its very strict gun laws, has so many black on black murders every single night? Zimmerman and Trayvon got into a fight and one of them ended up shot to death, hardly newsworthy these days.. I can assure you that tonight somewhere in America's inner cities two black men will get into a fight and one of them will be shot dead. What's the difference? Tell me.
Big Smoke

Gettysburg, PA

#12 Aug 25, 2013
With Stand Your Ground it is expected that someone, somewhere and at some point in time will end up getting shot. With strict gun control laws in place we don't expect people to be shot so you'd think that when something unexpected like a shooting in Chicago happens that it would be much more newsworthy than something that is expected like a self-defense shooting. The media is just flat out refusing to cover the news logically because they are part of a much bigger agenda.

Since: Aug 12

Nixa, MO

#15 Aug 26, 2013
Big Smoke wrote:
... With strict gun control laws in place we don't expect people to be shot so you'd think that when something unexpected like a shooting in Chicago happens that it would be much more newsworthy than something that is expected like a self-defense shooting...
Actually with strict gun control on law abiding citizens you expect more shootings and knifings. And as the old studies showed when either gun control or gun requirement laws were put it place the actual number or guns claimed didn't change. Now something has changed you start to talk "gun control" and you get runs on the gun stores and ammo shortages.

Since: Aug 12

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Aug 27, 2013
Ehonda wrote:
Cue theme music for the wild wild west...
2pm - "What? My Jenny got hit in the crossfire between her teacher and another student? We need more guns!"...
Actually for my granddaughter when she is old enough to go, I'd say a martial arts belt, pepper-spray, and a zapper.

Let the teacher carry the range weapon.
Da Old Fool trolls on

Uniontown, PA

#21 Aug 28, 2013
Obot wrote:
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So the event was covered because the USA's liberal media and the race baiting industry did not like the fact that a legally elected state legislature actually passed a law that the people wanted? Yet we hear that Obama was legally elected over and over again and we should go along with his concepts. Sumptin' wrong here!
Yes, Obama was elected, fool... TWICE! Unlike Dubya Dumazz, who was initially selected by nine SCOTUS jurists... and the conservatives have the temerity to complain about an "activist" court!?

And it's the GOP's obstructionism and refusal to govern that is what the hue and cry is all about, old man!

But the GOP will change, for the Tea Bagging Libertarian twits cannot forever push for a government "of the angry, old white guys, by the angry, old white guys, for the angry, old white guys," and hope to retain relevancy in a nation of fast growing diversity. And THAT is what's wrong there, old fool!
Truth

Uniontown, PA

#22 Aug 28, 2013
Big Smoke wrote:
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If Stand Your Ground is so dangerous then please explain how Chicago, with its very strict gun laws, has so many black on black murders every single night? Zimmerman and Trayvon got into a fight and one of them ended up shot to death, hardly newsworthy these days.. I can assure you that tonight somewhere in America's inner cities two black men will get into a fight and one of them will be shot dead. What's the difference? Tell me.
The patently false premise of your question is the "smoke" screen that conservatives seek employ as cover for the damage "stand your ground" laws can inflict. Not biting, bubba!
Truth

Uniontown, PA

#23 Aug 28, 2013
Drake_Burrwood wrote:
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Actually with strict gun control on law abiding citizens you expect more shootings and knifings. And as the old studies showed when either gun control or gun requirement laws were put it place the actual number or guns claimed didn't change. Now something has changed you start to talk "gun control" and you get runs on the gun stores and ammo shortages.
With over 300,000,000 guns in the US already, gun control is of concern only to gun manufacturers... it'll have little impact on gun violence.

Since: Aug 12

Saint Louis, MO

#24 Aug 28, 2013
Obot wrote:
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Agreed - actually a Judge, pattern loaded, would be good for the teacher.
Uhmm.. Well my theoretical ammo load for a Judge would be four rounds of snake or bird shot, since most shots would be close range so there would be little dispersion and if it missed little penetration. Then a long colt in then remaining marked chambers if shooting through a door is needed or a long shot.

Since: Aug 12

Saint Louis, MO

#25 Aug 28, 2013
Truth wrote:
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With over 300,000,000 guns in the US already, gun control is of concern only to gun manufacturers... it'll have little impact on gun violence.
Actually I have to agree with you on that all the talk of gun control has created so many new buyers, and repeat customers that gun manufacturers still have trouble keeping up. Now that the buying has been rubbed in the nose of rogue predators so much, that not the actual guns will help lower even further violent crime.
Truth

Uniontown, PA

#26 Aug 28, 2013
But the real drag on gun deaths will be trying to purchase ammunition for a handgun.
Big Smoke

Gettysburg, PA

#27 Aug 29, 2013
Truth wrote:
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The patently false premise of your question is the "smoke" screen that conservatives seek employ as cover for the damage "stand your ground" laws can inflict. Not biting, bubba!
Stop talking like another one of these unemployed Philosophy majors and address the substance of my post. Coward.

Since: Aug 12

Saint Louis, MO

#28 Aug 29, 2013
Big Smoke wrote:
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Stop talking like another one of these unemployed Philosophy majors and address the substance of my post. Coward.
Hey be nice if I'd had my way I'd have been one of those. Though you'd think they'd love discussing ideas and asking questions. ;^)
Truth

Uniontown, PA

#29 Aug 29, 2013
Big Smoke wrote:
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Stop talking like another one of these unemployed Philosophy majors and address the substance of my post. Coward.
Substance? What substance could you possibly be referring to, you fool!

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