Movingin07, this was Safran's comment to me when he gave me a nice grey dot - "My question was "If someone threatens me with a chair, do you think I have the right to shoot him in the head?" ME, ME, ME, ME!!!! NOT A FUCKING POLICE OFFICER, BUT ME, A PRIVATE FUCKING CITIZEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN'T YOU READ THE QUESTION?????????".
There's nothing worse than an arrogant ignoramous. But there's also nothing quite as amusing...
Always find it amusing to see people try to use big words that they can't spell...it's somewhat ironic in this case because of the actual word used.
Last edited by gilleshk; 20-03-2009 at 09:56 PM.
Gilles, I guess 55,000 other google entries using the same spelling are also wrong.
Either way you want to spell it the meaning is clear.
Is it color or colour?
at any rate...this thread has obviously run its course hasn't it...sad when that happens
Admittedly, my acquaintance had managed to back away to his car and could have driven away and called the police, but he was defending his mother who was being battered by her boyfriend and he didn't want to take a chance. What made it worse for him was that he ran to a friend's house and tried to wash the residue from the firearm discharge off himself which made the situation look a lot worse.
In retrospect, he should have kept the gun on the guy and called the cops, but this was in a state which requires permits for handguns, and his was unregistered. Still, he would have been better off with a weapons charge than a murder rap, but the guy he shot could have hurt his mom while he was in jail. Every situation's different and life isn't black and white.
Last edited by jayinhongkong; 21-03-2009 at 09:36 AM.
i just have time to read a few pages of this thread before jumping in.
i think this policeman was not skillful to handle a case like this in many ways. In fact, i prefer to use the word "stupid" to describe him.
He had made a trivial case into a tragedy.
That poor man, RIP.
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