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Man shot dead over texting dispute in Florida theater
reuters ^ | Mon Jan 13, | Barbara Liston

Posted on 01/13/2014 5:22:06 PM PST by JoeProBono

A retired police captain shot and killed one moviegoer who was texting and wounded his wife on Monday in a Florida theater showing the hit new war film "Lone Survivor," authorities said. Doug Tobin, a spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office, said the shooter, identified by local media as 71-year-old Curtis Reeves, was waiting for the film to begin with his wife when they got into an argument with another couple in the row of seats directly in front during the previews. At some point, Reeves brandished a gun and shot both Chad Oulson, who was texting, and his wife Nichole Oulson, the Sheriff's department told CNN...........

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: retireddonutwatch; texting
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Police tape surrounds the Cobb Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Florida, January 13, 2014.


1 posted on 01/13/2014 5:22:06 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
Cops are far more likely to commit murder than CCW holders.
2 posted on 01/13/2014 5:24:40 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: JoeProBono

So how did the guy wound his wife while texting?

Sheesh


3 posted on 01/13/2014 5:25:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, they don’t allow dogs in movie theaters, so his options were limited.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 5:25:55 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: JoeProBono

So much for the mantra that retired police should have special possess/carry privileges above and beyond those of other citizens.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 5:26:37 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: JoeProBono

We need to impose strict gun control.....on cops.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 5:26:52 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cripplecreek

The news account says the wife put her hand up in front of her husband to shield him from the bullet.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 5:27:00 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: cripplecreek

The ex-cop shot the guy. The wifes hand was on her husbands chest.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 5:37:17 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JoeProBono

texting kills


9 posted on 01/13/2014 5:39:23 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: JoeProBono
Reeves asked Chad Oulson, 43, to stop texting several times, and left the theater before returning to his seat, Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said. The argument began after Oulson asked Reeves if he had reported him to theater staff for using his phone, he said.

Sounds like Oulson was being deliberately rood, but I don’t think that texting during the coming attractions trailers is a capital offence.

It doesn’t say if Reeves had reported Oulson for use of his cell phone but I think there would have been a better out come to this confrontation if Reeves had reported Oulson to theater management and they had done something.

Apparently Reeves has forgotten everything he was ever taught as an LEO about conflict resolution.

10 posted on 01/13/2014 5:40:10 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

If he was a retired cop, he is home free then. All he has to say is, “I was in fear of my life.”


11 posted on 01/13/2014 5:44:59 PM PST by sport
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To: null and void

Ping


12 posted on 01/13/2014 5:48:37 PM PST by sport
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To: Alaska Wolf

ping


13 posted on 01/13/2014 5:50:58 PM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: JoeProBono

Another clear cut case of Legal Murder.....not something you will find in any law book or code of statues but a very real thing. Only badge monkeys are allowed the option of committing Legal Murder. Anyone else is arrested and charged. If one pays attention to the news Legal Murder of a mere citizen by a badgemonkey happens almost every single day in America.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 5:52:05 PM PST by nvscanman
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To: JoeProBono
Sounds reasonable to me... Texting in a movie theater is so obnoxious...

/sarc

15 posted on 01/13/2014 5:52:33 PM PST by ToxicMich ((If you are reading this, you are wasting your time. There is nothing here...))
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, just wow.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 5:55:40 PM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: JoeProBono

17 posted on 01/13/2014 5:56:20 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: JoeProBono
Curtis Reeves...


18 posted on 01/13/2014 5:59:35 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Yikes, I guess I screwed that one up. That’s definitely not the picture of Curtis Reeves.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 6:00:20 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Black Dahlia??


20 posted on 01/13/2014 6:03:39 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: JoeProBono

Significantly more severe for texting in the movie theater than the severe penalty normally assessed for early withdrawal.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 6:06:54 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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To: JoeProBono

this is one of the reasons i never go to movies an more.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 6:19:56 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: SamAdams76

Curtis


23 posted on 01/13/2014 6:32:43 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

My first and subsequent CCW courses were mostly about protection from the police...”have both thumbs on the wheel at thew 2 & 10 position with CCW, Drivers License, Registration and proof of insurance under left thumb, radio off, eyes straight ahead, and saying, “Officer, I am armed” without even my eyeballs moving, what to say in the aftermath of a self defense shooting, etc etc etc.”

But a retired police captain can kill someone for texting during a movie.


24 posted on 01/13/2014 6:37:57 PM PST by left that other site
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To: JoeProBono

Ironically, Chad’s last text was “brb”


25 posted on 01/13/2014 6:57:49 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The killer is 71 and a retired cop


26 posted on 01/13/2014 7:12:31 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Pontiac

I think you probably meant rude… and yeah textures are annoying as all get out. The shooter went to get his gun in order to kill this man. I hope he gets what is coming to him


27 posted on 01/13/2014 7:14:29 PM PST by Nifster
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To: SamAdams76

whew… I was trying to figure out the link and was missing severely ;)


28 posted on 01/13/2014 7:15:48 PM PST by Nifster
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Well, hopefully the retired cop got home safe.


29 posted on 01/13/2014 7:20:19 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Afterguard
I was at a conference a few years ago and a bunch of guys decided to go see "300." Not the usual genre for me, but it was more of a social thing.

At the end of the movie one of the guys in my group stands up as the lights come up and sees a guy in the row behind us, with his kids. He immediately lays into the guy telling him he shouldn't be taking his kids to a violent movie like that. Now this dad looked like he had just gotten out of the penitentiary, tatted up, shaved head, plaid shirt over a white t-shirt. I did the smart thing and bolted.

So "Dr. Spock" finds the rest of the group outside the theater and lays into me for abandoning him. I told him if he was planning on giving parenting advice to the local Mexican Mafia members to warn me so I could go see another movie.

30 posted on 01/13/2014 7:53:29 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: SamAdams76

That is Elizabeth Short, known as “Black Dahlia” after her murder.


31 posted on 01/13/2014 8:27:59 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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