Yet another victim of gun violence! Quick, alert Sarah Brady of the poor, poor victim's fate.:evil:
March 2, 2006, 02:01 PM
Interesting. I wonder how our Dallas DA will file?
March 2, 2006, 02:06 PM
HighVelocity: Dude, that was great!
Alduro: Probably for wreckless discharge inside the city limits, Captial Gene Pool Flushing, Disturbing the peace (loud bang).
March 2, 2006, 02:08 PM
good thing she was able to defend herself
March 2, 2006, 02:13 PM
Good for her. I wonder if she's going to be charged with anything...ANyone in DAllas keep us posted on this?
March 2, 2006, 02:54 PM
Anyone else notice what great reporting that (link) was? :)
Five sentences. Anything more would have been mere fluff.
March 2, 2006, 05:09 PM
"Interesting. I wonder how our Dallas DA will file?"
Considering how this kind of thing has been handled in the past, no charges unless they find something fishy.
March 2, 2006, 05:21 PM
As always, too soon to tell. Waaaaaaay too soon.
Nothing looks hinky so far, though. Of course, we only got 5 lines.
March 2, 2006, 05:29 PM
He probably won't try that again very soon.
March 2, 2006, 06:37 PM
wonder what the free rocks value is? :D
March 2, 2006, 07:19 PM
Wow. Clear, concise, straight to the point.
I'm trying to imagine what kind of detail between - "a man kicked down the door ..." - and - "the ex-girlfriend grabbed a gun and shot the man" - was left out that might change my opinion of what transpired.
Shoot. Sorry. I gave away the entire plot.
March 2, 2006, 07:36 PM
We all know the media typically tries to blow things like this out of proportion. Since they have said such limited things, it really must be face value...nothing more than pure self defense.
March 2, 2006, 07:47 PM
Always good to see the good gals win.
March 2, 2006, 07:50 PM
No muss, no fuss, no ceremony. He attacked her and he died. And now no legal expenses for the state and hopefully no legal expenses for the victor.
March 2, 2006, 07:54 PM
Kick a door down...expect to get shot. Even the police expect this, thats why they use vests and shields. Makes sense to me. The police should buy her a box of ammo.
lee n. field
March 2, 2006, 08:18 PM
Short and to the point.
March 2, 2006, 09:04 PM
Gun control means using both hands. I rest my case. The perp rests in peace.
March 2, 2006, 09:25 PM
Four sentences! That's it, four sentences? In CA that would be a couple of column inches in length with a picture- on the front page and above the fold. Why? Because guns (as everyone here in Ca knows) are BAD!!!
BTW, good for her!
March 3, 2006, 05:11 PM
For the click-challenged:
Overnight Dallas Shooting Leaves Man Dead
POSTED: 9:19 am CST March 2, 2006
UPDATED: 9:30 am CST March 2, 2006
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DALLAS -- Police are investigating a deadly shooting overnight in east Dallas.
Detectives said a man kicked down the door of his ex-girlfriend's house on Barry Avenue at about 1 a.m. Thursday.
Police said the ex-girlfriend grabbed a gun and shot the man.
He ran away, collapsed and died.
They should all read like that.
March 3, 2006, 05:22 PM
It is interesting to note that, for once the press didn't rake the shooter over the coals. :rolleyes:
March 3, 2006, 05:37 PM
You don't see people who engage in what appears to be self defense raked over the coals in Texas in the media. You don't see it in Georgia or South Carolina either. Even the migrant press from states such as Massachusetts and California soon learn that such drivel isn't looked upon with favor.
March 3, 2006, 11:30 PM
She took the law of evolution into her own hands. :neener:
Hmmm, perhaps Ruger might sell a pistol for ladies called the Evolution.
"Ladies, think of it as Evolution in action!" :what:
Double Naught Spy
March 3, 2006, 11:56 PM
They should all read like that.
Yes they should, assuming what was reported was accurate and that we know the bad person in the story was definitely the male.
Some are y'all are just amazingly gullible when it comes to anything pertaining to the possible good use of a firearm.
While the article is in the lingo of "the police say..." obviously they were not there to see the man kick in the door. They did not see the woman grab a gun. They did not see her shoot him. And they did not see him run away and die. They sure as hell did not interview the dead guy.
Where did they get the story? Well, it says the police are investigating. There is only one source in the story, the woman. So basically all of y'all have assumed that the woman reported the events in the manner they occurred, that the man was the bad guy, etc.
This sort of reminds me of Jesse Jackson's antics to racing across country to the aid of a fellow African American obviously done wrong by the man, falsely jailed, etc., until Jackson actually gets the facts straight. He just assumes the African American has been done wrong until the full story emerges and at that time he either defends the character of the wrongly accused, or if the wrongly accused is actually justly accused, then Jackson clandestinely disappears and never speaks of the matter again.
Regardless of what actually happened, there is one survivor telling a story. What other story is she going to tell if not this one? There may be huge motivation for her NOT to be truthful about said circumstances.
March 4, 2006, 02:01 PM
So why do these people always "grab" a gun? Is there no other way pick up a gun in the news? They either grab it if in the same room or "retrieve" it if in some other room (where they presumedly grab it). The English language has approximately half million words and we're stuck with grab. Just a thought.
(Note to self: Consult thesarus before talking with press about any shooting.)
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