Man kills beer thief

(Stalin’s favorite?)


  • At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if the headline was:
    Vigilante Murders Tree Hugger

  • My granfather was deputized right after the San Francisco 1906 earthquake, given a gun & a badge, and told to shoot every looter he saw. You can imagine how quickly lawlessness disappeared. We should remember history’s lessons.

    I thought these two comments on the story shined above all the rest, so there you go.

    A good Samaritan follows a thief. The thief charges the good guy, threatening him with a “log.” The good guy shoots the beer thief who threatened to enable log violence.

    Either guy coulda been an acquaintance of ours. So sad that anyone would think he was immune from culpability. This should change. But then in the story the police emphasize calling the cops instead of taking action. There is the root of the problem right there. Crime and “terrorism” both thrive because of dependence on authority.

    Story on Yahoo News:

    “TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A witness who saw a man steal two cases of beer followed him out of a convenience store and shot him to death after the thief charged at him with a log, according to authorities in southern Arizona.

    Police in Tucson are investigating, and prosecutors will determine whether to charge the shooter, a man who has not been identified, Sgt. Kimberly Bay said.

    The incident unfolded Sunday afternoon, when Gerald Ramon, 46, was spotted stealing beer from the store and several witnesses followed him out to a nearby parking lot, police say. That’s when Ramon picked up a large log, held it over his shoulder and moved toward the man who shot him, police say.

    “Ideally, we would like people to just be a good witness and call 911. If you see something happening, just call and give the best description you can,” Bay said. “But everybody makes a decision that feels right for them.”

    The man has not been charged and may have been acting in self-defense, police said. He remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

    Detectives are still interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence, Bay said.

    “Every case is different, that’s why it’s really hard to say,” she said.”

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