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When He Made the Decision to Stab Her, He Had No Idea What She Was Carrying in Her Purse
The Blaze ^ | May. 5, 2014 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 05/05/2014 4:46:45 PM PDT by kingattax

A Dallas woman might have been killed if she wasn’t carrying her firearm last week. Police say Angela Martin, 44, shot and killed a man who began stabbing her during an altercation on Friday.

Martin, who is the assistant manager at the Dallas apartment complex where the incident occurred, was arguing with an unidentified female resident while sitting in her car when things started to get heated.

The woman’s husband, identified as 52-year-old Louis Rodriguez, eventually got involved in the altercation.

When she started to feel unsafe, Martin says she retrieved her handgun from her purse and placed it on her lap. She stayed inside her vehicle.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; standyourground

1 posted on 05/05/2014 4:46:45 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Civilized society thanks you, ma’am.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 4:50:21 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: kingattax

“When she started to feel unsafe, Martin” should have driven away.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 4:50:38 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: TheDon

“When she started to feel unsafe, Martin” should have driven away.

The article does not say she could or could not get away.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 4:54:41 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: TheDon

Glad your crystal ball is so clear that you can see she even could have driven away.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 4:55:21 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: kingattax

What, she couldn’t vomit or pee?


6 posted on 05/05/2014 4:55:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: TheDon

““When she started to feel unsafe, Martin” should have driven away.”

And leave her husband behind?

As it is, she provided a service to society by killing a feral. I know we’ll all sleep a little safer tonight.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 4:56:26 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: kingattax
Whoa, check out this comment:

Yay! Rodriguez wins the wet tee shirt contest.
8 posted on 05/05/2014 4:57:18 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: TheDon
Armchair quarterback much?

/johnny

9 posted on 05/05/2014 5:00:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kingattax
Rodriguez’s brother apparently got caught in the crossfire and was shot in the abdomen while he was seemingly trying to stop him from stabbing Martin.

Sorry the brother got shot if he was trying to stop the attack, but what crossfire? There was no gun battle going on that I read in the article. And I knew someone was going to blame her for not running away, but I think she did right by staying in her car. It is the other woman's husband that caused the physical altercation. Some people may believe in running away, but that doesn't always save you.

10 posted on 05/05/2014 5:01:37 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: TheDon

“When she started to feel unsafe, Martin” should have driven away”

She has a right to do her job; he has no right to stab anyone.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 5:08:02 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: T-Bird45

Or roll up the window. Always best to get out of a situation if you can. Otherwise you could get stabbed...


12 posted on 05/05/2014 5:08:24 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: kingattax

She could have called the cops and they would have arrived in a hour or so, shoot a dog or two and arrested her for some trumped up charge.

But she did everyone a favor and reduced the world of another moron.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 5:08:26 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: TheDon

This is why it’s important to kill feral beings when the opportunity presents itself: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3152555/posts


14 posted on 05/05/2014 5:09:14 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yes. Always running scenarios, trying to learn from others mistakes. :)


15 posted on 05/05/2014 5:10:32 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: TheDon
Real life often isn't the same as an overactive imagination.

/johnny

16 posted on 05/05/2014 5:12:42 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TheDon
Glad you function without a work ethic.
Other people take reasonable precautions and continue their jobs.

Semper Fidelis.

Comment fully deserved. You may surrender your freedoms to the criminal element all you want but stop trying to peddle the idea that the cowardice you embrace is the path everyone else should take.

Perhaps you meant to post your little quip on one of Bloomberg’s sites.
Doubtless they would applaud your “wizzdom”.

17 posted on 05/05/2014 5:42:04 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

“She has a right to do her job; he has no right to stab anyone.”

Perhaps he was the walking, talking, stabbing inspiration for “Mr. Stabby” of youTube fame?


18 posted on 05/05/2014 5:47:34 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: TheDon

She’s the assistant manager so had job related reason to be there and interacting with the residents. I however would have driven away if it was possible.

The ‘I carry a weapon’ attitude is not particular to cops.

Just another one of life’s teachable moments. “Don’t go to a gunfight carrying a knife”.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 5:47:38 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: TheDon
Always running scenarios, trying to learn from others mistakes.

Quoting Ben Franklin, "Experience keeps a dear school, but a fool will learn in no other."

Wonder where she'd be now, if she hadn't had that piece?

20 posted on 05/05/2014 5:48:07 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: TheDon

I guess I missed where they said she had the keys in the ignition. If she didn’t, she might not be able to roll up the window or drive away.
I imagine she is not happy to have had to defend herself, but glad she had the gun.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 5:49:15 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: NonValueAdded

2 blasts in the air out the sunroof should have sufficed according to Uncle Joe.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 6:39:41 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: TheDon
“When she started to feel unsafe, Martin” should have driven away.

No duty to retreat in Texas.

23 posted on 05/05/2014 6:42:19 PM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: kingattax

Even the cockroaches pack heat in Texas.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 6:43:09 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Spirochete

Since she helped manage the place she probably felt she had to deal with these people sooner or later.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 6:55:55 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: MrEdd

You have grossly misread my intent. She was smart to be prepared with a firearm. She would be even smarter to have left before being stabbed. Don’t you agree?


26 posted on 05/05/2014 7:13:29 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: TheDon; All

“When she started to feel unsafe, Martin” should have driven away.

Rewarding intimidation brings more intimidation.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 7:14:38 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: kingattax

You know that’s a nice picture and all but I think the whole idea promoted in US schools that the War of Independence was a battle between “Americans” and their “British” rulers obscures the real, much more relevant issue.

It was not a war between Americans and British but a war between Americans who supported the government’s right to tell them what to do and Americans who wanted more freedom from their government. Most of those Americans would also have regarded themselves as British, if that doesn’t sound too complicated.

Paul Revere did not warn “the British are coming”, he warned that the regulars, ie government forces, were coming and that the citizen militias needed to arm themselves to fight the government troops.

Of course if schoolkids were taught this today it might put a whole different perspective on the position of the individual citizen and his right to resist the government by force of arms, something that government-funded, union-member teachers in government run schools are unlikely to feel comfortable with. Much easier to represent the issue as a simple matter of national liberation against “foreigners”.

In my opinion the tag in the picture should say the day the government came to take away Americans’ guns.

Sorry if I ramble a bit here.


28 posted on 05/05/2014 7:16:23 PM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
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To: marktwain

Not sure if she would agree that it was worth getting stabbed. But I could be wrong.


29 posted on 05/05/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: Spirochete

Correct. She was certainly within her rights. I wouldn’t have held it against her had she shot him when he came at her with the knife but had not stabbed her yet. But looking back I wonder if she would have preferred not to have been stabbed...


30 posted on 05/05/2014 7:24:29 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: ozaukeemom

Agreed.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 7:25:17 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Most likely dead. She was very smart to have it, and have it ready.


32 posted on 05/05/2014 7:27:05 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Agreed. No one knows how they will react to being stabbed until it happens. Kudos to her for being prepared and reacting in a way that saved her life and protects society at large from further criminals acts from the perp.


33 posted on 05/05/2014 7:29:56 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Agreed 100%!


34 posted on 05/05/2014 7:31:05 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: TheDon
Shooting the bastard beats running away because she felt uncomfortable. Life is full of uncomfortable moments. Being an adult means confronting them and overcoming them.

Your original comment advocated running away when she felt uncomfortable.

/johnny

35 posted on 05/05/2014 7:45:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Usagi_yo
The ‘I carry a weapon’ attitude is not particular to cops.

Some of the citizens won't run away, even if they aren't armed. Cowardice is distasteful to some.

/johnny

36 posted on 05/05/2014 7:50:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TheDon
“When she started to feel unsafe, Martin” should have driven away.

Kinda hard to do the job of property manager with that victim mentality.

37 posted on 05/05/2014 11:01:58 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: TheDon
You have grossly misread my intent. She was smart to be prepared with a firearm. She would be even smarter to have left before being stabbed. Don’t you agree?

No.

38 posted on 05/05/2014 11:05:32 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I read uncomfortable as threatened as she pulled out her firearm. There is a big difference.


39 posted on 05/06/2014 6:09:41 AM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: publius911

I’m assuming Texas has Stand Your Ground law...if you have a legal right to be there, nobody can force you to leave.


40 posted on 05/06/2014 7:25:33 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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