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Shots fired near W&J students
Observer Reporter ^ | September 6 | Aaron Kendeall & Mike Jones

Posted on 09/08/2013 10:52:40 AM PDT by PghBaldy

Less than a year after a Washington & Jefferson College football player was killed near campus, seven students, including four of his former teammates, were confronted in the same area early Friday by an armed man who police say fired two shots.

While Washington police said Eric LeMont Williams Jr., 24, of 108 Hall Ave., Washington, fired the shots from his truck, Williams said he was acting in self-defense because he feared becoming “the next Trayvon Martin.”

(Excerpt) Read more at observer-reporter.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: blackkk; ericlemontwilliamsjr; florida; football; georgezimmerman; pa; parnoia; pennsylvania; pittsburgh; trayvon; trayvonmartin; wandj; washington; zimmerman
This took place in Washington County, PA, which is in Southwestern PA, south of Pittsburgh.
1 posted on 09/08/2013 10:52:40 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

“I let off two warning shots, letting them guys know to back up and get away from me because I don’t want to be the next Trayvon Martin, having to worry about being black and jumped on and not being able to defend myself,” Williams told the Observer-Reporter.


2 posted on 09/08/2013 10:53:45 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Under different circumstances, this guy could be Obama’s lover.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 10:58:10 AM PDT by pallis
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To: PghBaldy

For some reasons, someone keeps moving my articles to General/Chat, when they are clearly news andhave to do with current events.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 11:09:25 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

He feared for his life while firing from his pickup truck?

Good luck with that in court.


5 posted on 09/08/2013 11:09:48 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: PghBaldy

The two threads I posted had to do with the obsession with Trayvon. The other article was a kid whose family says he was murdered when the evidence says it was an accident, and they want the DOJ involved. They have held marches etc. There seems to be a pattern with the threads of mine that get moved. I post nothing racist or inflammatory, but someone keeps moving them. It seems odd.


6 posted on 09/08/2013 11:15:20 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

One way ticket to Liberia. Make sure he’s wearing his BBQ-Sauce-On-A-Rope when he’s introduced to the homies with file-sharpened teeth.


7 posted on 09/08/2013 11:17:19 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: PghBaldy

“The two threads I posted had to do with the obsession with Trayvon.”

Perhaps certain groups believe this will be the next magic word instead of “racist” which is starting to wear thin.


8 posted on 09/08/2013 11:18:07 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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9 posted on 09/08/2013 11:21:30 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: smoothsailing

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10 posted on 09/08/2013 11:24:53 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: PghBaldy

What a joke! It’s white people who have to worry about being jumped on. Just follow news events.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 11:48:06 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: PghBaldy

IOW, ironically, he’s claiming Stand Your Ground rights.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 11:51:49 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Mark Steyn: "In the Middle East, the enemy of our enemy is also our enemy.")
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To: PghBaldy

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- “Bubba - you will be bunking in this cell with Eric LeMont Williams Jr. for a few weeks - have a nice evening!”

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13 posted on 09/08/2013 11:52:23 AM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- get your hands off my wallet you damned dirty clown ----- ----- -----)
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To: PghBaldy

I’m originally from Pittsburgh and attended a few parties at W&J. The two guys I knew there went to law school after graduating. W&J had the reputation for graduating a high number of students who went on to medical school and law school.

When my younger daughter was looking at colleges in 1992-93, we drove from New Jersey to W&J. It still boasted the same reputation for graduating students who went on to medical and law school. Upon arriving on campus, I took one look at the area surrounding the school and said, “You’re not going here!”

What once was a nice little college town had businesses boarded up and bums on the street. I couldn’t believe it.

The same thing held true of USC...University of Southern California. There was a club on every car’s steering wheel in their parking lot! A male student we talked with inside the school said, “You don’t want to go here...it’s not safe.”

When we pulled into a gas station across the street from campus, I was about to get out to pump gas when a man, who looked like a zombie from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video came toward me. I forgot about the gas and left! Scary stuff!


14 posted on 09/08/2013 12:39:38 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: toldyou
I don’t know the area around W & J, but you are spot-on about USC. The daughter of a friend of mine just transferred to USC. I told him I hope she has a CCW permit and plenty of range time.
15 posted on 09/08/2013 1:06:54 PM PDT by riverdawg
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To: PghBaldy

I am withholding judgment at this point, for a few reasons.

More details, but still fuzzy.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/drive-shooter-fires-shots-group-wj-students-man-ar/nZpWY/


16 posted on 09/08/2013 1:46:34 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: martin_fierro

plain stupid, at least the moron didn’t hurt anyone.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 1:56:21 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: PghBaldy

30 years ago it was the TWINKIE DEFENSE

now we have the Trayvonne Defense.

are we better off now?


18 posted on 09/08/2013 2:17:29 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: PghBaldy

The only mentions of this story are in observer-reporter.com, and this FR thread.


19 posted on 09/08/2013 2:43:13 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: riverdawg

“I don’t know the area around W & J, but you are spot-on about USC. The daughter of a friend of mine just transferred to USC. I told him I hope she has a CCW permit and plenty of range time.”

LOL...I will ever never forget being there...and what I saw....and we had visited many campuses. THAT one stands out.

Before we visited the campus, I had visions of USC and UCLA. I imagined USC as beautiful and safe. I thought UCLA was in a dirty downtown urban setting. Quite the opposite!
UCLA is in Westwood....a beautiful area! Nice campus.

My daughter ended up choosing Clemson. It was safe...so beautiful, and she absolutely loved it. I did, too! She makes an annual trip for a Clemson Tigers football game. Just last week she flew from San Diego, (where she lives), and met her friends there for the Clemson-Georgia game. Good times...good memories for her. It was a great choice!


20 posted on 09/08/2013 2:56:34 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: PapaBear3625

It was also covered by a Pittsburgh local news outlet.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/drive-shooter-fires-shots-group-wj-students-man-ar/nZpWY/


21 posted on 09/08/2013 3:27:53 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The second news outlet didn’t show up on google when I did the google news search for “Eric LeMont Williams”. They had him as just Eric Williams. Still, that makes just two news outlets.

Can you imagine the coverage if the races were reversed?


22 posted on 09/08/2013 4:14:10 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks PghBaldy.
Washington police said Eric LeMont Williams Jr.... fired the shots from his truck... said he was acting in self-defense because he feared becoming "the next Trayvon Martin."
He should be tried, found guilty, and sent to prison for 30 years. That would completely unlike Trayvon Martin.


23 posted on 09/08/2013 5:01:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: toldyou

It has gotten worse in Washington PA (or “Little Washington” as some people would call it here), from my (somewhat sparse) reading of news articles. There are so many areas in my county (Allegheny, which borders Wash Co) which 15-25 years ago were fine, blue-collar areas and now are kind of sketchy. People just keep leaving and going further away from cities to escape the mess.


24 posted on 09/08/2013 7:40:09 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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