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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 11:35:29 am »
    That's a bad idea anywhere.  I watched my nephew doing that at his house and he walked into a table, got overbalanced, overcorrected and promptly went a** over teacup.  Never dropped the phone, though.    :facepalm
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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 12:13:55 pm »
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/man-turns-tables-shotgun-wielding-attacker-141851442.html

    You might lose your phone...  :shocked

    Why didn't he use the shotgun to get his cell phone back? Then he'd have had both a shotgun AND his phone? I'd call that a win-win. Hell he could have taken the whip too.

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    I don't THINK I'll ever have to face down routers in the streets.

    I should hope not. Mobs of rogue woodworking tools would suck to repel.

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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 12:15:34 pm »
    Why didn't he use the shotgun to get his cell phone back? Then he'd have had both a shotgun AND his phone? I'd call that a win-win. Hell he could have taken the whip too.

    Win trifecta?

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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 12:16:34 pm »
    Win trifecta?

    Hat trick win...

    Can you imagine the robbers would probably call the police then

    "Man we tried to rob this white ass honky and he took our gun then he took the phone and then he stole our car!"
    NOPD-  :rotfl
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    I don't THINK I'll ever have to face down routers in the streets.

    I should hope not. Mobs of rogue woodworking tools would suck to repel.

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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 01:17:13 pm »
    Hat trick win...

    Can you imagine the robbers would probably call the police then

    "Man we tried to rob this white ass honky and he took our gun then he took the phone and then he stole our car!"
    NOPD-  :rotfl


    If you could pull that off I wonder if you could convince a judge to let you keep the shotgun and car.
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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 05:33:20 pm »
    I once responded to a home invasion where the outcome was the BG saying "dude, just let go of my  gun and I'll leave."

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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 07:07:59 pm »
    Firearms are ranged weapons...so use them at a range longer than your opponent's arms. It's still pretty hard to miss from 5 feet away.
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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 08:23:58 pm »
    I'm not convinced the gun was loaded. I feel like even a punk from the hood knows his gun should be loaded beforw he initiates a robery, and therefore his pumping he action while he walked up was probably "robbery theater".

    Not that you can rely on such an assessment in he moment.
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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 08:26:05 pm »
    Also, if you just tried to rob a guy who isn't afraid to fight a man with a gun, and then gave him your LOADED gun, would you go back and give him another chance to shoot you?
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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 08:26:06 pm »
    I'm not convinced the gun was loaded. I feel like even a punk from the hood knows his gun should be loaded beforw he initiates a robery, and therefore his pumping he action while he walked up was probably "robbery theater".

    Not that you can rely on such an assessment in he moment.

    Could be why he politely asked for his gun back. He knew it wasn't loaded, so he wasn't afraid to approach his mark.
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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 09:35:04 pm »
    Also, if you just tried to rob a guy who isn't afraid to fight a man with a gun, and then gave him your LOADED gun, would you go back and give him another chance to shoot you?

    Some of these rocket scientists call the cops when they get cheated in a drug deal or another choir boy steals their drugs, etc...a goodly portion of criminals are caught because they have an IQ slightly above room temperature.



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    I don't THINK I'll ever have to face down routers in the streets.

    I should hope not. Mobs of rogue woodworking tools would suck to repel.

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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 10:30:29 pm »
    Some of these rocket scientists call the cops when they get cheated in a drug deal or another choir boy steals their drugs, etc...a goodly portion of criminals are caught because they have an IQ slightly above room temperature.


    Happens ALL the time. I especially love it when they pick a fight, lose and then try to charge the winner/intended victim. I always ask, "I thought you were some kind of gangbanger badass and you want to run to The Man to handle your problems? Bwahahahaha! Come on Susie, I'll call a magistrate." I've had several of THEIR MOTHERS call and complain. Last week we had our most prolific thief get caught breaking into a couple of good ol' boys' truck and he carried an ass whippin' for his break in and then had the gall to try and charge the pair. Again, he was just laughed at by us and the magistrate.
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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #13 on: May 01, 2013, 12:32:06 am »
    That should be the punishment for ALL robbery.
    PUBLIC Asswhooping!
    Make it legal to bet on how long the punks last getting their asses handed to them by the chosen delegates of the people they robbed.
    So who would be on your short list of asskickers to have at your  request to kick some ass?

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    Hell, I'd do it myself!
    Legal asskicking...oh yeah!
    Did I mention they get to have their hands and legs cuffed to a pole, you can't hit their heads, but everything else is fair game.
    You get 2 minutes and that's it.
    Then on to the next victim's delegate.
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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #14 on: May 01, 2013, 12:39:00 am »
    I know I know...cruel and unusual punishment.
    Not really cruel if they get this as their debt payment to society or go to a dark cell for one year solitary.


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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #15 on: May 01, 2013, 01:00:02 am »
    Nah.  .   .  I'm thinking more along the lines of forced restitution.    You don't get to go hang out with other criminals marking time and honing your "skills".    You get to go bust your a**  for twelve hours a day doing whatever you are assigned to do until the fruits of your labor have restored not only that which you stole but the costs incurred for seeing justice done.   You want to get tattoos and lift weights?   Do it on your own time.    Not feeling well?   The doctor will see you after work ( which you will also pay for ).   Commit a capital crime?   There's no such thing as "cruel and unusual punishment".  That's what the victim(s) and their families go through - your fate will be decided by negotiations between the prosecuting authority and the victim(s) and or their survivors.   
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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #16 on: May 01, 2013, 01:22:32 am »
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    I'm thinking more along the lines of forced restitution.

    I read that as forced prostitution at first and laughed my ass off

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    I don't THINK I'll ever have to face down routers in the streets.

    I should hope not. Mobs of rogue woodworking tools would suck to repel.

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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #17 on: May 01, 2013, 01:54:23 pm »
    I read that as forced prostitution at first and laughed my ass off

    Chances are pretty good thats included with their stay.

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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #18 on: May 01, 2013, 02:22:25 pm »
    The alternative title was "Overcoming Situational Awareness Fail"...  :-\

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    Re: Why you don't walk and text in New Orleans at 5am...
    « Reply #19 on: May 01, 2013, 02:53:07 pm »
    Yep that guy was in condition white.  But he obviously went to red real fast.
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