Category: Crime and Punishment

DE Judge Lets Armed Robber’s Suit Move Forward

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“That is when the assault began. All of the Season’s Pizza employees participated in punching, kicking and pouring hot soup over my body. I was unarmed and defenseless and had to suffer a brutal beating by all of the employees of Seasons Pizza.” Restaurant from hell? A customer who’d complained about a cold pie once too often? Not exactly. That’s the description Nigel Sykes provided the court in his lawsuit after attempting to rob Seasons Pizza in Newport, Delaware back in 2010. Sykes is something of a jailhouse attorney. He’s currently serving 15 years for the Seasons armed robbery plus a bank hold up. But back in 2013, apparently having not much else on his dance card, he filed suit against all of the Seasons Pizza employees (as well as two local cops) who were there that fateful night (annoying autoplay video after the jump). . .

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I’m Dick Heller and I Approve This Crushing Defeat Of Worthless Gun Laws

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By Dick Heller

In the aftermath of District of Columbia v. Heller, many residents in the nation’s capitol have been jousting with the the overbearing “Mother-knows-what’s-best-for-you” attitude about our Constitutional rights. Even though D.C.’s mayor city council deeply desire to be a state, they aren’t willing to do what a state must do when they lose a Supreme Court case. The Heller decision, and the cases that followed such as McDonald v Chicago and Moore v Madigan, made it abundantly clear that keepinging D.C. residents defenseless outside their homes was unconstitutional . . .

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BREAKING: Mercy Hospital Killer Triggered by “Gun-Free” Zone Signs

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“Richard Plotts, who shot and killed his caseworker and shot his doctor at a Delaware County hospital campus Thursday, may have done so because he was offended by the hospital’s policy against guns,” philly.com reports. “There’s evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone,” [Delaware County District Attorney Jack] Whelan said. “That’s the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy.” Also revealed, Plotts had enough ammo to continue his killing spree . . .

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California UPS Driver Accused of Stealing 72 Guns

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“’This is an unusual case,’ said Carlo A. DiCesare, a special assistant U.S. Attorney in Riverside (California) who is prosecuting the case. ‘It was a large number of firearms that were stolen, and they were stolen from a reputable shipping company.’” Yep, I’m a big fan of the Big Brown Truck guys. But you have to wonder just how unusual this kind of thing really is. I was in Springfield at Smith & Wesson this past week and the PR firm that organized the event shipped a supply of ammo in advance to feed the guns we media types would be firing. One of the boxes, though, went missing . . .

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NBC: Gun-Toting Shrinks Are a Bad Idea

“Psychiatrists and mental health experts interviewed by NBC News didn’t see gun-toting doctors as a new trend. In fact, they said, guns really aren’t the best protection against a violent patient with severe mental illness.” See what they did there? “Psychiatrists and mental health experts interviewed by NBC News” implies that the network news folks spoke to a wide-range of mental health experts and came up with a consensus about armed shrinks in light of the Dr. Lee Silverman’s defensive gun use at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Anyone who reads TTAG knows there are plenty of pro-gun MDs who understand the value of their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Strange how NBC didn’t manage to find one. But they did find this guy . . .

 

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Mercy Hospital DGU Doc [Not Shown] Keeps His Job

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Details of the defensive gun use at Philly’s Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital are now emerging. “A doctor with a semi-automatic gun and a caseworker who was “nothing short of heroic” were able to wound and then subdue an armed psychiatric patient after he had killed another caseworker and appeared intent of reloading and shooting more people in a Pennsylvania hospital, police said today.” abcnews.go.com says “The patient, Richard Plotts, 49, suddenly pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot his caseworker, Theresa Hunt, in the head at point blank range while inside psychiatrist Lee Silverman’s office for a scheduled appointment on Thursday. Hunt was killed instantly . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: STFU After a DGU

“I come back and they see me with a gun, and they run,” 80-year-old Long Beach homeowner Tom Greer told nbclosangeles.com, recalling a recent home invasion. The male robber escaped, but Greer shot his female accomplice. She fell in an alley behind his house. “She says, ‘Don’t shoot me, I’m pregnant! I’m going to have a baby!’ And I shot her anyway,” Greer told the reporter. “She was dead. I shot her twice, she best be dead … (The man) had run off and left her.” You don’t have to be a prosecutor to see that Mr. Greer has given the state more than enough rope to hang him with. The threat was over when Greer fired his gun. And it seems Mr. Greer administered a coupe de grace to a pregnant woman pleading for her life. Now I’m not saying . . .

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