Monday, July 27, 2009

SC: One dead in attempted robbery : "“An Horry County man shot and killed another Thursday after two men entered a home on Forestbrook Road apparently with the intent to rob those inside, police said. The pair were confronted by a man inside the home, where there also was another adult and a 7-year-old child, according to police. … A child called 911 and reported that his father was arguing with other people in the living room, according to the police report.One of the intruders produced a handgun and a person in the home, who has not been identified shot Chestnut in self-defense.”

Florida: Brinks security guard fatally shot a would-be robber: "A Brinks security guard shot and killed a would-be robber who attacked him while he was making a routine stop at a South Miami-Dade health clinic Friday, according to witnesses. After the 2 p.m. shooting outside the Doris Ison Health Center, 10300 SW 216th St., Miami-Dade police arrested two other suspects after a search of surrounding neighborhoods. Miami-Dade police have not identified the dead man. Those arrested also were not identified. "According to investigators, shots were fired when three subjects, armed with firearms, attempted to rob an armored truck crew making a pick up or delivery at the health center located at 10300 SW 216th Street,'' a Miami-Dade police statement said late Friday. One employee of the health center, who did not want to be identified, told The Miami Herald that the shooting took place after the apparent robber attacked the Brinks security guard. The guard, said the witness, then shot the man outside the health center, which remained under lockdown for hours as police officers swarmed the area in search of the other suspects. Miami Herald news partner WFOR-CBS 4 reported that police found the other suspects less than a mile away at the Cutler Creek Town Homes. They reported that police officers went house to house and then surrounded one home."

Fans of St. Gabriel Possenti see him as patron of “handgunnners”: “From lost causes to the unattractive, patron saints are associated with virtually every occupation, ailment and activity. St. Gabriel Francis Possenti, a 19th-century Passionist monk and patron saint of Italy’s Abruzzi region, clerics and youths, is gaining a line of followers who feel he should be recognized by the Vatican as the patron saint of ‘handgunners.’ The St. Gabriel Possenti Society of Arlington, Va., is an interdenominational society dedicated to promoting the public recognition of the saint and advocating his Vatican designation as patron of ‘handgunners.’ It emphasizes historical, philosophical and theological bases for the right to self-defense.”

Federal court rules no probable cause in arrest for open carry : “Georgia resident Luke Woodard ended up in the Paulding County jail for purchasing lottery tickets while carrying a handgun openly. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, even though he was carrying openly, and disorderly conduct. As reported in these pages previously, Luke Woodard sued the two Paulding County Sheriff’s Deputies involved. Federal Judge Harold Murphy, Northern District of Georgia, recently ruled that the officers had no probable cause to arrest Mr. Woodard on either charge, and that therefore, his arrest was illegal. The analysis does not end there, however, as the court decided to go further and argue that the two deputies had something called ‘arguable’ probable cause.”

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