Sunday, March 01, 2009

NY: Crazed bar patron shot dead by off-duty sheriff's deputy: "An off-duty sheriff's deputy shot and killed a bar patron in the Chester Mall parking lot Saturday as the frenzied man repeatedly throttled his SUV at a bouncer who had ejected him from the bar, police and eyewitnesses said. The dead man was identified as a Goshen resident. Chester Mayor Philip Valastro said the victim's name was being withheld because police could not find his family. Sheriff Carl DuBois identified the deputy as 30-year-old Jeremy Yela, a K9 officer who's been with the sheriff's office since 1998. DuBois said Yela has been placed on a seven-day administrative leave. The shooting happened about 12:15 a.m. at G.W.'s Sports Grill in the Chester Mall. The patron was kicked out of the bar after he got into an argument with another customer. He then got into his silver SUV and sped toward the bouncer, who was standing outside. Bar owner John Salerno was not at the bar when the incident happened, but his workers told him that the crazed driver threw his SUV into reverse after his first pass at the bouncer and tried twice more to hit the man. At some point the driver struck the bouncer, who suffered a broken leg. Witnesses told Salerno that Yela, who was off-duty, identified himself as a police officer several times as he tried to stop the driver. He then pulled his gun and shot the man, killing him."

Georgia homeowner shoots, kills intruder at door: "Gwinnett County police say a homeowner shot and killed 1 of the intruders when two men kicked in his front door. The incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. Friday when the men knocked at the door and when no one answered, kicked it in. Police spokeswoman Illana Spellman said the resident fired, striking and killing one in the doorway. She said the second man ran away and police using search dogs were unable to find the man. No charges have been filed in the incident

Fending off fascism: "Sure, Hitler could have taken Switzerland. It's just that the cost was too high. One comment from his staff was `Switzerland doesn't have an army, Switzerland is an army.' That country has roughly one gun for every three people, many of them full automatic army-issued assault rifles. Military basic training is universal for men, and when they go home from boot camp, they take the rifle they learned on and keep it the rest of their lives. Shooting is a national pastime with local and regional contests most weekends. When the military upgrades their arms, they sell off the other guns to their people. The suicide rate is average for Europe, although gun suicides are higher."

Must not mention guns on Connecticut campus: "For CCSU student John Wahlberg, a class presentation on campus violence turned into a confrontation with the campus police due to a complaint by the professor. On October 3, 2008, Wahlberg and two other classmates prepared to give an oral presentation for a Communication 140 class that was required to discuss a "relevant issue in the media". Wahlberg and his group chose to discuss school violence due to recent events such as the Virginia Tech shootings that occurred in 2007. Shortly after his professor, Paula Anderson, filed a complaint with the CCSU Police against her student. During the presentation Wahlberg made the point that if students were permitted to conceal carry guns on campus, the violence could have been stopped earlier in many of these cases. He also touched on the controversial idea of free gun zones on college campuses. That night at work, Wahlberg received a message stating that the campus police "requested his presence". Upon entering the police station, the officers began to list off firearms that were registered under his name, and questioned him about where he kept them. They told Wahlberg that they had received a complaint from his professor that his presentation was making students feel "scared and uncomfortable".


Anonymous said...

The professor who filed the complaint needs re-education, starting in Kindergarden. The only people who are worse enemies of America than a democrat politician is a stuped professor.

deMontjoie said...

So much for the 1st (Free Speech) and 2nd (Right to Keep & Bear Arms) amendments of the US Constitution.

I guess those don't apply on US college campuses.