Posts Tagged ‘Innocent Bystander’

African American girl shot during anti-violence vigil in Chicago

by Jim Kouri on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

This is article 263 of 340 in the topic Criminal Activity

While President Barack Obama, black civil-rights leaders and thousands of protesters are absorbed in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin episode and its aftermath, a 6-year-old African American girl was shot and critically wounded as was a 52-year-old woman during their attendance on Saturday night at a vigil and memorial event for a victim of street violence, according to a police detective familiar with the case.

“As many cities throughout the nation are witnessing protests and the news media are all abuzz on Sunday over President Barack Obama’s Friday comments on race, violence and Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law, there is practically no coverage of this case of viciousness,” said Det. Lawrence Kerrinson.

According to Chicago police, Quianna Tompkins and dozens of Chicagoans were at a vigil for Brandon “Bones” Snipe, a victim of Chicago violence who was gunned down when he was 24-years old five years ago last Friday in the “Windy City.”

The sound of gunshots rang out during the memorial and little Quianna was hit by a stray bullet, said Det. Kerrinson, a 25-year law enforcement veteran.

According to several local media accounts, one of the suspected shooters was captured by police, but there were other suspects involved, all of them identified as black teenagers or young adults.

“My daughter is fighting for her life as we speak,” Tompkins’ mother, Juannakee Kennedy told reporters at the hospital.

According to Chicago’s NBC affiliate, Kennedy begged for those observed running from the scene of the shootings to “give themselves up to Chicago police officers.”

“Please, I know you didn’t mean to do this on purpose,” she said. “Please don’t go through life with guilt on your heart. We forgive you. We just want some justice for our baby.”

The 52-year-old woman

, who was another innocent bystander shot, has yet to be identified by police officials.

Witnesses said they saw the woman turn around with blood gushing from her chest and that a “Good Samaritan” applied pressure to the profusely bleeding wound as he requested bystanders to telephone “911.”

“So far, it’s not clear what the motive was for memorial service shootings,” stated Kerrinson during a telephone call with Law Enforcement Examiner.

As of July 21, 2013, there were 220 homicides committed in Chicago, a city well on its way to duplicating or surpassing it’s 2012 statistic of 509 homicides, according to DNA Info.

The majority of the victims were black or Latino, according to statistics.

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Concealed carry people stopping crime: Some more cases that I had previous missed from the last four months

by John Lott on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

This is article 303 of 603 in the topic Gun Rights


— Something from the recent Portland Mall Shooting (from Investors Business Daily):

Before the tragedy in Connecticut, a shooter at an Oregon shopping mall was stopped by an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit who refused to be a victim, preventing another mass tragedy.

In the target-rich environment of the Clackamas Town Center two weeks before Christmas, the shooter managed to kill only two people before killing himself. A far worse tragedy was prevented when he was confronted by a hero named Nick Meli.
As the shooter was having difficulty with his weapon, Meli pulled his and took aim, reluctant to fire lest an innocent bystander be hit. But he didn’t have to pull the trigger: The shooter fled when confronted, ending his own life before it could be done for him.
We will never know how many lives were saved by an armed citizen that day. . . .

Another version of the Portland Mall Shooting here:

While reports of Tuesday’s shooting at the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Oregon, dominated the national media, until Friday’s horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, one very important detail has been repeatedly (and intentionally) left out of the MSM’s coverage.
The shooter, Jacob Tyler Roberts, was confronted with an armed citizen, at which time he ran away and shot himself. By the time police arrived on the scene, Roberts was already dead. . . .


— Arizona man stops robbery.

— Here is another case from August:

A 43-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for threatening people after asking for cigarettes, according to Kitsap County sheriff’s reports.
Deputies were called to the 1900 block of Pioneer Lane SE around 3 p.m. for a report that the man had yelled at two people who hadn’t given him cigarettes. He had taken off his shirt to fight one man.
The man he challenged, however, had a valid concealed pistol license and drew his weapon, and the 43-year-old made threats he’d return there and “shoot the place up,” deputies wrote.
Deputies arrived and searched for the suspect, not finding him at first. Deputies said he “suddenly came running out of a nearby apartment with his hands out in front of him” and yelled “freeze.” He was holding a “shiny metallic object” that spurred deputies to draw their guns and take cover. . . .

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Supreme Court Rules on Obamacare: Brace for Impact

by Doug Powers on Thursday, June 28th, 2012

This is article 36 of 60 in the topic US Supreme Court

Well, today’s the big day. I’m covering the decision(s) today over at Michelle’s place, so keep up on that here. Normally I don’t cross-post, but something this big deserves to have two blogs going. The implications are many, for the nation as well as on the upcoming election. Put your head between your knees and brace for impact. No, your own knees, Mr. Clinton.

Also, this afternoon the House is expected to vote to find Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. We’ll probably get to that in a separate post.

Until the Supreme Court’s issues its ruling, enjoy this photo taken yesterday of Joe Biden using the Vulcan Mind Meld to suck the intelligence from an innocent bystander:


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L.A. Board of Supervisors Impose $1,000 Fine for Having Fun on the Beach

by Doug Powers on Friday, February 10th, 2012

This is article 102 of 191 in the topic Government Regulations

nullIf you outlaw throwing footballs on the beach, only outlaws will throw footballs on the beach:

The Board of Supervisors this week agreed to raise fines to up to $1,000 for anyone who throws a football or a Frisbee on any beach in Los Angeles County.

In passing the 37-page ordinance (PDF) on Tuesday, officials sought to outline responsibilities for law enforcement and other public agencies while also providing clarification on beach-goer activities that could potentially disrupt or even injure the public.

The updated rules now prohibit “any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll” any object other than a beach ball or volleyball “upon or over any beach” between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

My guess is that the Board of Supervisors, in an abundance of concern for the health of all beach-goers, is worried that overly active people throwing footballs and frisbees could eventually lead to an innocent bystander spilling his container of complimentary City of Los Angeles heroin needles all over the sand, where an illegal alien might then step on one — and that’s a risk that can’t be taken. Goodbye frisbees and footballs!

Digging holes in the sand over 18 inches deep is also prohibited — unless you’re filming a movie or TV show of course:

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