Here, a 12 year old thug points a gun at a girl to get her chicken nuggets. Does your 12 year old child walk around with a gun? What does that tell you about the culture in which he is living? He has a gun, obviously illegally. He lives in an environment where EVERYONE has a gun or access to one. He doesn't think about the consequences, if any to a juvenile, of committing armed robbery for a chicken nugget.
Do you think this kid is afraid of you? What will he be like in ten years when he's 22? Too many kids are socialized into the thug life early. They grow, get experience, and become more dangerous.
How about the girl? She's been around guns so much that she's nonplussed and slaps the gun out of his hand.
Your American experience is not their American experience. Lessons we teach at TDI.
HARLEM, Manhattan — A 12-year-old boy allegedly pulled a gun on a classmate and demanded she give him a chicken nugget earlier this week, NYPD officials said. It was his second attempt to get a chicken nugget from the girl, police said. The boy noticed the girl buy chicken McNuggets at a Lexington A...
Lots to learn from this rejected claim of self defense in Toledo Ohio.
The defendant apparently involved himself in a dispute between a man and a women which he thought was a case of domestic violence. We all want to think that we'll be the hero and save the day. however, you have to ask yourself "who are these people to you and what do you owe them?" The answers are usually they are no one to us and we owe them little to nothing. As a good citizen you would certainly make a 911 call from a place of safety. If the woman was not at risk of imminent great bodily harm or death why intervene with a gun?
The man was convicted of voluntary manslaughter. Remember, in Ohio the legal defense of acting in self defense is an affirmative defense which the defendant has the burden of proof. In essence, you admit the elements of the crime but assert you were authorized to take such action as you were acting in self defense.
Here, the prosecution asserted that he had a chance to retreat from the confrontation and failed to do so. When he failed to leave the scene, when the man on porch reappeared with a shotgun the defendant was found to have at that point in time instigated the conflict, therefore he could not use the defense of coming to the aid of another.
Finally, he told the 911 operator on tape and the responding police officers that the man on the porch shot at the defendant and his friends with a shotgun. An examination of the shotgun revealed that it had not been fired.
Injecting yourself into another's situation, failing to retreat when able to do so, giving "facts" to the 911 operator and the police which are later found to be false--all topics covered at length in TDI's Handgun1-3 class. It's not enough to own a gun and get a CCW, you need to know the legality of your actions.
A jury did not buy a self-defense argument by Ramiro Ramirez, who fatally shot an East Toledo man pointing an unloaded shotgun at him and his friends. Instead, jurors found Ramirez guilty of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the April 16 shooting at 1509 Starr Ave., opposite the Toledo Sport...
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