Did I wake up in SF Bay area this morning?


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Guy B. Meredith
March 23, 2004, 12:16 PM
Ever get the feeling you're not in Kansas, Toto?

The local SF Bay area station, KTVU, has been running news on the proposed .50 cal ban in Contra Costa. It actually appears rather balanced or unbiased.

As it that is not enough to make me wonder whether the world tipped overnight I find this in the SF Chronicle.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2004/03/23/salinas1.DTL

Scuze me while I grab a cup of coffee to wake up...

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uglymofo
March 23, 2004, 01:16 PM
Huh?? I musta missed something here. That sounds like a typical "newsworthy" event by SF Comical standards.

Guy B. Meredith
March 23, 2004, 01:35 PM
The news article is straight reporting of a firearm as an aid to a citizen and actually has the suspects and victims in the correct slots. Note the number of articles that call the dead perp the "victim" of the killing.

I do have to allow as how the Chron DOES have some conservative editorials and does lean toward a balance.

Originally this article is from The Republican. Dunno whether this is part of the Chron's current family...

artherd
March 23, 2004, 01:35 PM
You know, there may just be some hope yet!

uglymofo
March 23, 2004, 01:52 PM
Guy,

I see your point now. I haven't read the Comical in decades, and took the story as another comic plug for their general reporting standards, rather than reading the story for the focus of its' politics.

Jerry the Geek
March 24, 2004, 02:23 AM
Another local paper identified the apartment resident as a 20-year-old college student.

Other than THIS paper having identified the broke-dick perp as the 'victim' noted that the police hadn't yet determined whether the homeowner was licensed (?) to have the pistol with which he defended himself and his home.

Neither paper provided much of a description of the other two attackers, or made any other obvious attempts to enlist help from the general citizenry in an attempt to identify or find them.

It is perhaps significant that there is NO suggestion that the local police have taken steps to apprehend the other two assailants.

Apparently, the outrage that the guy who was attacked had the temerity to defend himself with a firearm is so great that all police and public resources are being invested in an effort to turn the real victim into the 'bad guy'.

Not surprising. They know who he is, they know where he lives. The local police can turn the case over to the DA for prosecution of the real victim and "Move On".

Jerry the ("Well, King, this case is closed") Geek

Guy B. Meredith
March 24, 2004, 10:38 AM
Which paper is that? Wouldn't want to miss getting my left bay boost. Sort of like not having steamed milk in your latte, you know.

dischord
March 24, 2004, 08:29 PM
:( It passed: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/8263004.htm

The_Antibubba
March 25, 2004, 02:27 AM
The article mentions that the apartment dweller is "a 20 year old college student". They may go after him for possession of a handgun, since he is under 21. I don't know if underage possession is a crime in the PRK. I know purchase is. Who knows, he could be in violation of any number of local ordinances.

:rolleyes: I'm sure he'd have a much easier time of it if he were dead now.

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