Monday, November 01, 2010

AL: Man shot, killed while burglarizing home: "Mobile police say a man who was burglarizing a home off Dauphin Island Parkway was shot and killed Thursday night. A resident of the home on the 1300 block of Driftwood Drive North shot and killed 19-year-old Marcus Steele as he was trying to enter the home, said Mobile Police Officer Chris Levy. Police arrived to the scene around 9:48 p.m. and found Steele lying in a driveway. Steel was taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center, and he died later from his injuries. At this point, no charges are being filed against the shooter, whom police would not identify. "We’re going to continue the investigation. If we determine that there should be charges, then there will be," Levy said. "Right now, we know Marcus Steele was committing a burglary and during his committing of that, he got shot."

Framed: The campaign to portray gun dealers as criminals: "The Washington Post has, over the course of this week, run what they’re calling an ‘investigation’ — a multi-part hit piece on gun dealers, blaming them for ‘gun crime.’ The series starts with Sunday’s five-page article about Realco guns, in Forestville, Maryland, which has, according to the article, sold more than 2,500 ‘crime guns’ over the last eighteen years. What the article does not do, however, is present any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the owners/operators of Realco — just the opposite …”

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