Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Man Is Shot Dead in Dispute at Barber Shop in Brooklyn: "A 77-year-old man with a gun was shot and killed by an off-duty city correction officer after an argument and a scuffle in a barber shop in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement officials said. The gunman was identified by the union representing city correction officers as Michael Mininni, 25, who has been an officer for a little more than two years and works at the George Motchan Detention Center on Rikers Island. A law enforcement official identified the dead man as Carl Calabro. Mr. Calabro entered the shop, began arguing with Mr. Mininni and displayed a small-caliber pistol, the police said. Mr. Mininni, who was getting a haircut, pulled out his own gun and shot Mr. Calabro, the police said. It was unclear how many times Mr. Mininni fired his weapon; it was also unclear whether Mr. Calabro fired his, the police said. Mr. Mininni was taken to Lutheran Medical Center with an arm injury, the police said."

Pa. Senate passes bill to broaden Castle Doctrine: "The state Senate passed legislation Tuesday to expand the rights of gun owners who act in self-defense. Senate Bill 273 would remove the "duty to retreat" clause from the Castle Doctrine when someone is threatened by an attacker in any place they have a right to be, including their vehicle. The measure would also provide protection against criminal prosecution or civil litigation for those who act to defend themselves. Those who use lethal force would need to demonstrate a reasonable belief that they were in imminent danger. The law would apply only to those who legally possess a firearm. It does not apply if used against a law enforcement officer. The legislation now goes to the state House, where similar legislation has been introduced."

No comments: