Saturday, September 11, 2010

PA: No charges in fatal shooting of bully: "An off-duty SEPTA police officer who fatally shot his unarmed Perkiomen neighbor during a heated dispute in 2008 will not face any criminal charges, prosecutors have determined. Simmons allegedly told investigators that McNair had previously threatened to kill him, his wife and his children. McNair was involved in a verbal argument with another unidentified neighbor that ended with McNair, “in an enraged state,” threatening that man and his family. “McNair sped away from this verbal assault and, within minutes, had forced Darryl Simmons’ car to stop and instigated a violent confrontation, for no reason, with the innocent Simmons,” said Ferman. Simmons, authorities said, was aware that McNair had a lengthy criminal history for violent crimes and firearms offenses."

WA: Man arrested after shooting robber: "Donta Patterson, 29, of Vancouver was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault and is being held in the Clark County Jail on $200,000 bail. He is accused of shooting Nathan Rivers once in the face after discovering him in his garage, allegedly stealing a power drill. A 19-year-old Battle Ground woman, Camille M. Langdon, was jailed on suspicion of second-degree burglary. She is believed to have accompanied Rivers to Patterson’s home. Langdon and Rivers dropped the drill when confronted, but Rivers then allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at Patterson’s head. In an interview that afternoon, Langdon told detectives that she and Rivers went to visit Patterson, but after having trouble contacting him, went inside his garage. That’s when she said Rivers took a power drill"

A perfect storm … of madness: "A few days ago, the weather forecasters said the eastern side of Connecticut was gonna get hit today by Hurricane Earl, shortly after it wiped out the Carolinas at Category Five horsepower, and mere minutes after it had devastated New York City. … The Governor of North Carolina activated their proprietary and incredibly stupid law which forbids citizens with permits to carry their guns off their own property during time of declared emergencies. In short, NC criminalized an entire class of citizens. Including me and my companion.”

Hurricane Earl: NC Residents lose Second Amendment Rights: "The government of North Carolina strips Second Amendment rights from its citizens during time of an emergency? Are you kidding me? When the government is least able to defend its citizens, it wants to ensure that they can no longer defend themselves? What kind of mentality is at play here?”

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