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NYC judge sentences Remy Ma to 8 years in prison [female rapper shoots another woman]
Yahoo ^ | 5/13.08 | SAMUEL MAULL

Posted on 05/13/2008 1:15:51 PM PDT by DemforBush

NEW YORK - A weeping Remy Ma was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; jailtime; rapper; shooting
Didn't see this posted yes. Two quick thoughts:

1. The victim took two .45 slugs in the belly at point-blank range. I'm amazed she pulled through.

2. "Remy" shot a woman twice and left her to die. I think a little more than 8 years is in order.

1 posted on 05/13/2008 1:15:52 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Just goes to show you the people who advocate a large caliber over accuracy are full of it. Shoot straight if you want to kill someone. As to her sentence, how about the death penalty because she meant for the person to die, therefore she should get the death penalty, IMO.


2 posted on 05/13/2008 1:19:11 PM PDT by calex59
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To: DemforBush

Taking out the trash but it only made it halfway down the driveway.


3 posted on 05/13/2008 1:25:25 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: DemforBush

She failed to follow the advice of “the old man” in the movie Miller’s Crossing:

“Always put one in the brain”


4 posted on 05/13/2008 1:25:39 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: WayneS
“Always put one in the brain”

The wiseguys call it putting 2 in the hat.

5 posted on 05/13/2008 1:27:22 PM PDT by AU72
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To: DemforBush

How can we judge whether the verdict was just without pictures?


6 posted on 05/13/2008 1:28:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: calex59

I think you’re misinterpreting what large-caliber advocates are actually saying. A large caliber weapon is a good defensive weapon in that it gives you better stopping power (i.e., the ability to stop an attack immediately) than a smaller caliber weapon. Both large and small caliber weapons are about equally lethal — if you get hit in the right spot, and equally nonlethal if a vital organ isn’t hit.


7 posted on 05/13/2008 1:28:59 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: DemforBush

How about you stick her weeping, crying face on the cover of her albums, alongside a pic of the woman she tried to murder in ICU? If hip hop is all about “keeping it real”, let’s show something real, like her getting gang raped in the shower by Midge and her bull dyke posse.


8 posted on 05/13/2008 1:29:37 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; JRios1968
The perp:

Photobucket

She doesn't look very guilty to me.

9 posted on 05/13/2008 1:31:04 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Forget about it, McRino. I don't vote for ecofascists.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

There is a photo attached. The judge’s leniency will probably be understandable to some.


10 posted on 05/13/2008 1:32:09 PM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: LibWhacker

There’s no such thing as “stopping power”.

The one-shot-stop statistics between .45 and 9mm have a 5% difference, IIRC.

It’s always been about 1) shot placement and 2) penetration.


11 posted on 05/13/2008 1:32:34 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: DemforBush
After the sentencing, Smith's fiance, fellow rapper Papoose, began screaming in a hallway outside the courtroom. "All you want is money!" he said, apparently referring to the victim.

"Lock me up! Lock me up!" he then shouted to court officers, who escorted him out of the courthouse.

The couple had planned to wed last weekend at the Rikers Island jail, where Smith has been incarcerated. Correction officials said they called off the wedding after Papoose showed up with a handcuff key.

Smith's lawyer, Ivan Fisher, said Papoose had a key but denied that it could be used to open handcuffs. Papoose, whose real is Shamele Mackie, hasn't been charged.

Ahhh.. what a lovely twosome these punks are.

12 posted on 05/13/2008 1:33:23 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: DemforBush

This from some of Remy’s fans...Heaven help this country ...the public schools have failed!

At this site #3:
http://www.blackvoices.com/blogs/2007/08/29/makeda-barnes-joseph-speaking-up-about-remy-ma-drama-weighing/

YEAH,YEAH, WATZ DA DEAL? ALRIGHT REMY GOT INTO A LIL PROBLEM. OK SO... IT’S NOT LIKE SHORTY WENT AND TRIED 2 TAKE HER EX HOMEGIRL HEAD OFF RIGHT? WHO KNOWS MAYBE HOMEGIRL DESERVED WAT SHE GOT WHO KNOWS MAYBE REMY WENT A LIL 2 FAR,NOBODY WILL NEVER EXCEPT 4 DA POEPLE THAT Was present at the moment...BUT PERSONALLY MY OPINON IZ DAT REMY PUT SHORTY IN HER PLACE.WE DON’T KNO HOW HOMEGIRL WAS B4 DIS,SHE PROBABLY WAS MAD GRIMEY BUT WHO KNOWS? I SAY WE SHOULD LET REMY LEAN BACK 4 A WHILE AND LET HER ENJOY HER FREEDOM 4 A WHILE UNTIL NOVEMBER THEN WE GON KNO WATZ DA REAL DEAL.. I BET IF DAT SHIT HAPPENED 2 PARIS OR NICOLE THEY WOULDN’T EVEN BE IN CUFFS BUT ON A PLANE JET SOMEWHERE IN MEXICO SOMEWHERE.. SO EVERYBODY JUS NEED 2 GET OFF HER JOCK!!!!AS 4 DIS ONE FOXY THEY NEED 2 JUS THROW HER ASS IN JAIL AND GET IT OVER WIT. THIS WORLD ALREADY GOT 2MANY STUPID ASS PEOPLE IN IT DON’T REALLY NEED 2 ADD ANOTHER ONE.FOXY REALLY LOOKIN 4 SOME ATTENTION DATZ ALL. TAKE HER ASS TO RIKERS SHE WON’T BE PLAYIN NO SHIT LIKE DAT. LOL. BUT 4 REAL LEAVE REMY ALONE,THROW FOXY IN JAIL AND WE ALL GO HOME HAPPY. PEACE I’M OUT YA HOMEGURL MI$$ PR@DA!!


13 posted on 05/13/2008 1:35:04 PM PDT by Paige ("Facts are stubborn things." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: DemforBush

You mean our court system actually sentenced one of these thugs to jail time?


14 posted on 05/13/2008 1:38:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: HamiltonJay
Smith's lawyer, Ivan Fisher, said Papoose had a key but denied that it could be used to open handcuffs. Papoose, whose real is Shamele Mackie, hasn't been charged.

Uh...what else "could" it be used for?

15 posted on 05/13/2008 1:40:16 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (3 Democrats in the race for the White House. None get my vote.)
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To: HamiltonJay
"Ahhh.. what a lovely twosome these punks are."

Yep, and now that she has her bona fides and some "street cred" I'm sure her career will take off.

Papoose be dreamin about sipping Night Train on de French Riviera.

16 posted on 05/13/2008 1:41:05 PM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: SJSAMPLE

For me, the .45 1911 is a perfect home defense gun. No question about its stopping power, but its heavy. I like a hi cap 9mm for carry — with modern +P ammo, I don’t worry about it not being tough enough.

From the ballistics tests that I’ve seen, the mighty .45 is still the pistol of choice, though.


17 posted on 05/13/2008 1:41:30 PM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: SJSAMPLE
I've gotta disagree with you. There is such a thing, and it's why the Army, which studied the problem carefully, went with the .45 in the first place.

But... I'm not a big-caliber ideologue; if you can refer me to a website that backs up that statistic, I'd appreciate it very much and I'll definitely reconsider. Cheers! :-)

18 posted on 05/13/2008 1:41:39 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: lesser_satan

It’s persecution, I tell you


19 posted on 05/13/2008 1:45:27 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: LibWhacker

The Army went with the .45ACP over the .38Colt because of penetration, not “stopping power”, as experienced in the Phillipines.

12” is considered nominal penetration (just about right).

“Stopping Power” simply cannot be defined.


20 posted on 05/13/2008 1:49:27 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE
For some statistics in support of my position, check this out:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/849728/posts

notably,

9 millimeter jacketed hollow point 147 grain ... 39.9 on the Hatcher scale, vs.,
.45 ACP jacketed hollow point 230 grain ...... 60.7 on the Hatcher scale,

a 52% improvement in stopping power.

21 posted on 05/13/2008 1:51:06 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker; calex59
I think you’re misinterpreting what large-caliber advocates are actually saying. A large caliber weapon is a good defensive weapon in that it gives you better stopping power (i.e., the ability to stop an attack immediately) than a smaller caliber weapon. Both large and small caliber weapons are about equally lethal — if you get hit in the right spot, and equally nonlethal if a vital organ isn’t hit.
You took the words right out of my mouth.

Large-caliber isn't so much about going for the kill as stopping an attacker in his tracks.

22 posted on 05/13/2008 1:51:12 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: LibWhacker
I think you’re misinterpreting what large-caliber advocates are actually saying. A large caliber weapon is a good defensive weapon in that it gives you better stopping power (i.e., the ability to stop an attack immediately) than a smaller caliber weapon. Both large and small caliber weapons are about equally lethal — if you get hit in tright spot, and equally nonlethal if a vital organ isn’t hit.

Nope, I am not misinterpreting what they say. I am 66 years old, been shooting and hunting since I was 11 years old. Mostly in California. Large caliber addicts are stuck on the larger the better. If you hit someone(or a game animal)in the right place then caliber becomes less important, also if you hit someone(or a game animal) in a non lethal spot a large caliber is not going to kill any better than a small caliber.

Large is good to a point, but teaching large is the only choice is not good.

I carry(legally)small caliber firearms that I can shoot very well. I also carry large caliber weapons when I can hide them well, but you can't always do that, so learn to shoot and you will not worry to much about what caliber you are using. Also, learn to think and then you won't jump on someone who knows what the he** they are talking about based on years of experience and actually combat usage.

23 posted on 05/13/2008 1:53:44 PM PDT by calex59
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To: samtheman

Read my post #23. I answer this guys question. Don’t agree? Well too bad, a lifetime of experience stands behind my statements, how about you? Any firefights in your past, or are you just parroting what you have heard and what you think is correct?


24 posted on 05/13/2008 1:59:00 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Paige

The scary thing is that’s the way they talk in person, too.


25 posted on 05/13/2008 1:59:35 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Average White Conservative)
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To: LibWhacker

I remember that thread.

Those were mere calculations, not scientific observations, dervied in the early 1900s by a guy unqualified in the matter.

Marshall and Sanow conducted a more realistic set of observations and tabulated them. I’ll try to look them up.


26 posted on 05/13/2008 1:59:49 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE
There’s no such thing as “stopping power”.

Just asking for info here. A 9mm Para has around 350 ft/lb of force, a .45 ACP has around 400 ft/lb and a .44 Mag has around 1,500 ft/lb. The last imparting over four times the amount of force to the target than the first if there is no exit, wouldn't that be a factor in how quickly an opponent is incapacitated?

Obviously I'm talking general case, not a shot to the medulla oblongata where it doesn't really matter what you use.

27 posted on 05/13/2008 2:04:37 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: calex59
...a large caliber is not going to kill any better than a small caliber.

Wow.

Well, this is where you reveal that you absolutely do not understand the problem, or the solution... Stopping power IS NOT about immediately killing your target. It's about stopping him or stunning him long enough to get another shot at him, before he gets another shot (or stab) at you.

BTW, it's very presumptuous of you to think you've been shooting longer than anyone else on this website, or that you can think better. I've been shooting almost as long as you have and have an advanced degree in mathematics. I didn't get it by sloppy thinking such as you've displayed here... SHEESH!

28 posted on 05/13/2008 2:07:35 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: DemforBush

I knew a guy who had been in gun fight at point blank range — over the store counter. He took 3 or 4 38 rounds, the clerk took 3 or 4 45 rounds. Both lived, although the clerk was near-death for a while — a round nicked his heart.

When I knew the killer (he had killed on another occasion) he had turned state’s witness.

About the same time I also knew a guy who had been in a shotgun fight at a liquor store. He was the uncle of the owner and was working as “shotgun” at the time. He took at least one blast to the gut. He lasted about three months, but he gave it up. The other fellow — the robber, was DOA.


29 posted on 05/13/2008 2:09:32 PM PDT by bvw
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To: calex59

No doubt marksmanship trumps caliber in most situations, especially when range comes in to play. And you are no doubt correct that “learn to shoot” is better advice than simply “carry large-caliber”.

However, if a crack-head with an ax was running towards someone you love (your wife, your kid) and that someone wasn’t as good a marksman as you but did know how to shoot a gun, which would you rather they held in their hand at that moment, a .22 or a .45?


30 posted on 05/13/2008 2:10:03 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman
However, if a crack-head with an ax was running towards someone you love (your wife, your kid) and that someone wasn’t as good a marksman as you but did know how to shoot a gun

If they weren't good marksmen, it wouldn't matter what caliber they held because the odds say that they probably wouldn't hit the target anyway.

31 posted on 05/13/2008 2:17:20 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (While the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power.)
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To: samtheman
Like I said in my other post, I carry large when I can conceal it, which means in the winter I usually carry my .45 long colt 5 shot revolver, in the summer I carry a .38 special or .380 auto. Bigger is better if you can shoot, but small is good if that is all you've got and bigger won't help you if you miss the vitals. To many new shooters carry over sized weapons they can't handle.

Answer this question, if you couldn't hit with a .44 or larger weapon(.44 special or equivalent) and you could hit with a .38 special, which would you carry? Lots of women can't hit with the larger calibers so carry weapons they can hit with. Telling them they should have larger weapons is BS if they can't hit with them. 2 shots to the chest, one to the head will put anyone down regardless of caliber.

32 posted on 05/13/2008 2:20:20 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
Ok. I'm not arguing with you. I'm interested in your point of view.

But I still think you'd opt for your loved one to have the bigger gun in the situation I described, as long as they were capable of handling it and were accustomed to at least firing it.

What do you think of this:

MEU SOC .45 continues to provide stopping power for 31st MEU.

33 posted on 05/13/2008 2:20:28 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: calex59

Good point about some women maybe being able to aim and shoot a .38 while being possibly overwhelmed by the weight of a .45.


34 posted on 05/13/2008 2:22:46 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: lesser_satan

She’s exceedingly guilty to me.


35 posted on 05/13/2008 2:29:46 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: samtheman
...as long as they were capable of handling it and were accustomed to at least firing it.

That's the key. When we went looking for a firearm for the wife, the first priority was whether she could handle it. She wanted an auto, but couldn't rack the slide on any of them until we happened across a Star M30 9mm.

IMO, shot placement is primary. Caliber is secondary. A .22 to the head is going to do a lot more damage than a .45 to the toe.

But, as you point out, practice is more important than anything. If you can't hit what you're aiming at then the tool is useless. (or, worse)

MEU SOC .45 continues to provide stopping power for 31st MEU.

.45 is a good round. I've got a 1911A1/Para.

36 posted on 05/13/2008 2:34:11 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (While the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power.)
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To: DemforBush

Smith, 26, begged the judge for leniency for the sake of “my little boy,” saying she grew up “surrounded by failure, violence and poverty,” but “made something out of nothing” from her life.

Made something of your life?? Evidently not, because your punk a$$ is going to jail.


37 posted on 05/13/2008 2:40:55 PM PDT by SAMS ("I may look harmless, but I raised a U.S. MARINE!" Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: SJSAMPLE
Thanks, I appreciate that.

BTW, I've studied some of those equations a long time ago in grad school and they are based on actual data, both animal data and battlefield data.

You can define stopping power any way you want. Whether or not it has any validity is an entirely different question. For instance, if I were to take a crack at it, I'd first try dp/dt; i.e., how much momentum changes as the bullet passes through the body. However, that's not quite right either; I distinctly remember that the cross-sectional area of the projectile is also involved in the definition stopping power.

In fact, as I recall, one very useful definition involved the product of the mass of the projectile, the velocity of the projectile, and the cross-sectional area of the projectile... times some scaling constant. And all this was done by physicists or engineers who knew what they were doing.

While you're trying to come up with your citation, I'll try to come up with mine. Mine wasn't taken from the web , but from a textbook years ago, so I might have a problem finding it.

Thanks for not going personal with this, SJS. I can't stand it when people aren't intellectually equipped to have a normal rational discussion of a subject without trying to inject personal insults into the situation. Jesus, you might as well try talking to a first grader.

38 posted on 05/13/2008 2:43:37 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

Shot placement is primary. Those are excellent words. Words to live by. Or at least shoot by.


39 posted on 05/13/2008 2:48:48 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: LibWhacker

http://stevespages.com/page8f45acp.html This is an interesting site comparing barrel length with terminal performance of .45 ammo. My carry gun is a Kimber Ultra Raptor in .45 with ammo selection to equalize the performance drop due to the shorter barrel.


40 posted on 05/13/2008 3:57:31 PM PDT by contrarian (See!! I cared enough to shoot you with a Purty Gun)
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To: lesser_satan; dashing doofus

The defense presents a compelling case.


41 posted on 05/13/2008 4:27:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Fo’ shizzle?


42 posted on 05/13/2008 4:31:39 PM PDT by rabidralph (Hey, Liberals! Where's my "War-for-Oil" oil?)
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To: samtheman

Exactly correct. A hit with a smaller caliber gun is 100% better than a miss witha larger caliber one cannot handle.

Also, most “self defense” people think tehy can defend themselves. From experience, I can tell you once the adrenaline hits your bnlood stream, it is all muscle memory, not fine motor control. Also, only well experienced combatants can decide to stand and fight back with deliberate, precisely aimed fire. It takes a lot of “poo poo hitting the fan” time to figure out that you will die only when it is your time, not every time something bad happens (however, it could be this one...).

Pentration is very important, but my expeience with 9mm ball -lots of penetration, very little “stopping” effect.

12 ga 00 buck is mo’ better.

My personal compromise is a top flite 40 cal 150/165 out of my carry gun, a 200 grn 45 out of my house gun (back up to a CAR 15 w/ 50 grn Varmint bullets).


43 posted on 05/13/2008 8:27:06 PM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret) NRA Firearms Instructor "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: Paige
thats just awesome.. can anyone translate this part to english? "SHE PROBABLY WAS MAD GRIMEY"
44 posted on 05/13/2008 8:33:08 PM PDT by wafflehouse
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To: Paige

I wonder how many years of school it took to write that mess?


45 posted on 05/14/2008 4:45:36 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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