Sunday, April 22, 2012

TX:: Shoplifter  died after being shot in Walmart:  "Police said Bradshaw had been detained by store personnel as he attempted to leave the Walmart with a shopping cart of stolen merchandise sometime around 4 p.m. Friday.  After being escorted to the store's loss-prevention office, Bradshaw began to struggle with employees and pulled a handgun from his pants pocket.  The gun discharged during the struggle and a round struck a filing cabinet before a loss-prevention officer was able to get control of Bradshaw's gun.  Bradshaw then pulled a knife, investigators determined, and began to approach the loss-prevention officer wielding the gun.  The employee shot Bradshaw once in his mid-section, police said."

CA:  Guard shoots, kills robber:  "A security guard shot to death one of several people police said were attempting to rob jewelry from an indoor swap meet in Fontana Friday afternoon. The dead man was not immediately identified.  At least one of the robbers had a gun, said Fontana police Sgt. Pat Mackey at a news conference this evening. He said three men wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and ski masks went into the swap meet in the 9700 block of Sierra Avenue just before 2 p.m.  One pistol-whipped the guard while at least one other smashed a jewelry case.  The assaulted guard pulled a handgun and shot one of the robbers, killing him, Mackey said. The other robbers ran out the front door. It did not appear that anything was taken.  The guard was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Mackey said he was expected to recover."

Zimmerman may remain in jail until middle of next week:  "The neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin could remain behind bars until the middle of next week due to concerns about collecting enough funds for his $150,000 bond, his lawyer said Saturday.  Attorney Mark O’Mara visited his client George Zimmerman in the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Florida on Saturday, a day after Seminole County Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. set the bond. Prosecutors had asked that Zimmerman remain in jail without bond until trial or that it be set at $1 million.  With the 10% cash payment customarily made to secure bond, Zimmerman could be freed with $15,000 from his family, attorneys said."

California Democrat trying to get gun-permit recognition bill blocked:  "Sen. Dianne Feinstein is trying to block votes on bills that would require a state to honor concealed gun permits from other states.  The California Democrat wrote Majority Leader Harry Reid and Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, requesting that no votes be scheduled on two concealed weapons "reciprocity" bills. There was no immediate response from Reid, D-Nev., or Leahy, D-Vt., to the letter dated April 17.   Feinstein wrote, "These dangerous bills ... would undermine states' rights by forcing nearly every state to accept the concealed carry permits issued by other states, even if the permit holder could not qualify for a permit in the state to which he is traveling."

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