Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A reminder about Switzerland

FL: Pesky neighbor shot: "Jeremy S. Millspaugh was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the pelvis after police found him about 1 a.m. at an apartment complex at 11105 1st Street E on the Isle of Palms. Nathan McDonald, 33, said Millspaugh, his next-door neighbor, charged at him with a 4-inch knife and threatened other residents when McDonald asked him and another man to leave. McDonald then shot Millspaugh with a .38-caliber handgun. McDonald said he asked the two men to leave because he thought they were involved in drug dealing. Police called the shooting self defense. No one was arrested. Millspaugh has a history of arrests in Pinellas county since 2008, largely on charges of domestic battery, according to jail records."

MI: Deadly Shooting of Dearborn Mother Ruled Self Defense: "I'd rather not talk about it right now," said Damon Daniel. He made that statement moments after walking out of a justice hall. Prosecutors in Wayne County ruled the deadly shooting of his fiancee in her Dearborn home was self defense. "It's nothing at all what it would seem like in this situation when you first hear it. It was a big mistake," Daniel said. "He's a videographer. He's going to be a rapper and they made a video, and they took this as gospel truth that this is what happened at that time," said Minnie Christian. She is the mother of Ebony Gaines. A supposed video from last Friday has not been released, but she said it shows "Ebony had two knives and she was on the bed and had him cornered."

Crime DECLINED after Virginia allowed guns in bars: "Virginia’s bars and restaurants did not turn into shooting galleries as some had feared during the first year of a new state law that allows patrons with permits to carry concealed guns into alcohol-serving businesses. The number of major crimes involving firearms at bars and restaurants statewide declined 5.2 percent from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, compared with the fiscal year before the law went into effect, according to crime data compiled by Virginia State Police. And overall, the crimes that occurred during the law’s first year were relatively minor, and few of the incidents appeared to involve gun owners with concealed-carry permits, the analysis found."

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