Monthly Archives: June 2013

Cops shoot 17 year old drug dealer in Charlotte

That’s one way to cut down on crime

Police in northeast Charlotte say they were forced to shoot a teenager in a gang-related undercover drug operation.

I don’t normally report on drug news because basically I don’t care about drugs. I’d legalize them all and let people smoke, sniff, and inject themselves into their own oblivion. Drugs irritate me more for the crime associated with drug dealing.

In this case, two teens were making a drug deal with an informant and an undercover cop. The dealers tried to rob the informant and shot at him. The undercover police officer shot back, killing on of the dealers.

Suspect

He was 17 and already a felon.

When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you choose a life of crime, you choose jail, death, or possibly both.

Once you start down the path to the dark side

Is it “To do is to be?” or is it “To be is to do?” I’ve always been in favor of the view that your actions will follow your inclinations. That it you do because you are.

(Suspect) is wanted in connection to an armed robbery that occurred in May. He currently has outstanding warrants for attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and kidnapping.

I always thought Yoda got it backwards with his whole “Dark Side” speech. The power was seductive, but if you weren’t a bad person already, you wouldn’t be seduced.

Suspect

Your behavior gives proof of who you are, but it does not change it. Kidnapping, armed robbery, that’s who he is. So that’s what he does.

So why do we as a society cling to the idea that “if we can just change the behavior, we can change the person?” They’ve made their choice. Now we must make the choice to isolate them from the rest of us.

Road rage, blood in the streets

The gun grabbers are always telling us that ordinary people, burdened with the responsibility of carrying a gun, are unable to handle themselves.

Police said (Suspect) threatened a man by firing shots into the air then chased him down in his car.

Is this an example of another Concealed Handgun Permit holder proving why ordinary citizens should leave the guns to the police?

Suspect

Or is he just a criminal acting like he always does?

Friday Funny

For some reason, with the No More Names (a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc.) bus coming to Raleigh tomorrow, Moby Dick came to mind.

…to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.

—Moby-Dick, Chapter 135. “The Chase.—Third Day

Doesn’t that sound just like a gun grabber screaming his/her hatred towards guns and gun owners?

BloombergAhab

Hmm…

The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them, till they are left living on with half a heart and half a lung. That intangible malignity which has been from the beginning; to whose dominion even the modern Christians ascribe one-half of the worlds; which the ancient Ophites of the east reverenced in their statue devil;—Ahab did not fall down and worship it like them; but deliriously transferring its idea to the abhorred white whale, he pitted himself, all mutilated, against it. All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick. He piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart’s shell upon it.

—Moby-Dick, Chapter 41. “Moby Dick” 

 Sounds like the mind of a gun grabber to me.

Murder suspect arrested

The cops eventually get their… err… woman?

A Catawba County woman arrested and charged with the murder of (Victim) made a first appearance in District Court on Friday.

She’s charged with murder and conspiracy.

Suspect

Victim

It wouldn’t be surprising to find that drugs were involved in some way.

A righteous fatherly beat down?

Did someone piss daddy off?

A criminal complaint signed by the victim’s mother states that (Suspect) forced her son into a vehicle at a park in Maiden and drove the boy to a residence on Buffalo Shoals Road in Maiden against his will.

The complaint says the 15-year old victim was dating (Suspect)’s daughter.

Was it just a case of daddy protecting his little girl?

Suspect

Or was it the criminal acts of a career lawbreaker?

A domestic disturbance spirals out of control

It was just a domestic disturbance call, but it ended up involving a lot of people.

A man was taken into custody following a standoff with the SWAT Team at a Charlotte apartment complex.

Was this a case of a free-lance soldier in the “War on Women?”

Suspect

Or just another criminal abusing everyone around him?

Has he done it again?

Cops found a dead body and have made an arrest

Police have charged a man with murder in the death of another man found inside a car late Monday.

Why would they think he would do such a thing?

Suspect

Because he’s killed before.

Durham man steals cars in scheme that makes no sense

In a complicated scheme that honestly makes little sense, records were the undoing of one Durham man.

A scheme that had hired tow trucks being used steal cars over 10 years old from Durham owners and sell them to junk yards led to charges against a man whom sheriff’s deputies are seeking, they said Tuesday.

You have to read the story to see if you can understand the scheme. The stealing, selling to junkyards, and pocketing the money makes sense. But why did he ask to buy the car only to steal it afterwards? Was he making sure that he wasn’t stealing from people who were very attached to their cars?

Suspect

The junkyard operators kept records of the vehicles, so when the cops came looking for the cars, the junkyard operators pointed them right towards the thief.

Maybe they should just toss him in the car shredder with the car.

Eventually someone ends up dead

It’s just property, right? No reason to harm someone just to protect your property. Unless he wants you dead in the process of taking your property.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police identified a suspect in the murder of (Victim), 88, in west Charlotte.

Detectives charged (Suspect) with murder, breaking and entering, financial transaction card theft, and unauthorized use of a financial card.

Tell me exactly how an 88-year-old woman could have put up such a fight that the suspect NEEDED to kill her just to get away?

Suspect

None of his previous crimes are violent. But eventually, if you rob enough houses, someone’s going to end up dead.

When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action.