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5 Teens Charged in Fatal Beating of Wylie Man (Racing Cars Down Street)
Dallas News ^ | 11/9/2009 | JON NIELSEN

Posted on 11/09/2009 8:36:17 AM PST by Dallas59

Like his neighbors, Jonathan Bird had grown tired of hearing tires squeal on the street outside his Wylie home.

When the 28-year-old confronted five teens about the annoyance just before midnight Saturday, they responded by beating him to death on a neighbor's lawn, police say.

Four of the five suspects charged with murder are 16 years old. Their names are being withheld because they are minors. The fifth suspect is 17-year-old Ethan Dorris of Wylie.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: car; death; racing
Animals. Get rid of them.
1 posted on 11/09/2009 8:36:19 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
and SCOTUS is hearing testimony today to end life without parole for juveniles.
2 posted on 11/09/2009 8:38:58 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Dallas59

Poor Mr.Bird. He should have taken the “Clint Eastwood-GranTorino” approach when he came out on his lawn to protest.But since he didn’t,these punkasses should get the death penalty.


3 posted on 11/09/2009 8:39:50 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-G. Orwell)
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To: Dallas59

And as typical these kids’ parents were MIA.


4 posted on 11/09/2009 8:40:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

It’s Dallas, and he doesn’t have a gun?


5 posted on 11/09/2009 8:41:12 AM PST by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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Ethan Dorris

6 posted on 11/09/2009 8:42:14 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Larry Lucido

Local feed:

http://www.wylienews.com/articles/templates/news.asp?articleid=1479&zoneid=5


7 posted on 11/09/2009 8:44:10 AM PST by Loud Mime (The time to water the tree of liberty approaches......)
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To: Dallas59
re: some of the teens in custody have been well-known by officers for petty crimes

That's how it starts and that should be a clear warning to the parents and the authorities.

Remember the first thing Mayor Rudy did when he decided it was time to clean up The Big Apple? He went after the small things, by cutting the future law breaker at the beginning of the chain instead of the other end he had remarkable success.

These kids are everywhere these days. Their parents buy them new cars while they are still high school students, they have cell phones, Ipods, laptops, etc. They have everything, except the attention of their parents to know where they are are with whom they are doing whatever at a time when high school kids should not be on the street.

It truly saddens me that we will spend thousand and thousands of dollars a year to keep these punks incarcerated for a length of time and when they are turned loose on the rest of us they will be worse than they are today.

Our whole system is broken. We are increasingly unable to protect the innocent or punish the guilty.

8 posted on 11/09/2009 8:46:56 AM PST by jwparkerjr (Sara Palin Must Go! to the white house!)
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To: Dallas59
"He didn't fight back because they were kids."

He's a better man than me. I would've confronted them only if armed and wouldn't have hesitated to shoot if they were trying to kill me. Poor guy.

9 posted on 11/09/2009 8:47:07 AM PST by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Dallas59

Ethan Dorris

10 posted on 11/09/2009 8:47:27 AM PST by Loud Mime (The time to water the tree of liberty approaches......)
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To: Loud Mime

I suspect meth.


11 posted on 11/09/2009 8:49:30 AM PST by squarebarb
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To: Dallas59
I never directly confront people like this. Once you have established that someone is an arsehole, you can be sure they will not respond to civilized discourse.

In my neighborhood, I used to have problems with a neighbor behind us playing extraordinarily loud music. Every time he did it, I'd call the cops, and they'd shut him down.

12 posted on 11/09/2009 8:54:28 AM PST by Sans-Culotte
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To: Loud Mime

droogie


13 posted on 11/09/2009 8:57:50 AM PST by seton89
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To: Dallas59

Hmm, a gang beat-down that results in death... I don’t know the Texas Criminal Code that well, but I recall seeing something about those circumstances adding up to an “aggravated” crime, the same as using a gun or knife. It may swing these minors over the line to be tried as adults, too.


14 posted on 11/09/2009 9:26:25 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: evets

Looks like he was out enjoying some ultraviolence.


15 posted on 11/09/2009 9:28:23 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

He needs to enjoy a rope.


16 posted on 11/09/2009 9:29:45 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Sans-Culotte
I never directly confront people like this. Once you have established that someone is an arsehole, you can be sure they will not respond to civilized discourse.

Good advice. Also, people like that love confrontations and getting into arguments.

In my neighborhood, I used to have problems with a neighbor behind us playing extraordinarily loud music. Every time he did it, I'd call the cops, and they'd shut him down.

Good strategy. If you confront them they can end up calling the cops on you, and they'll probably play the music louder and more often just to annoy you.

17 posted on 11/09/2009 9:32:59 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Dallas59

An American version of “A Clockwork Orange.”


18 posted on 11/09/2009 9:35:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

Why would anyone confront youths without a gun? Just insane. Did he value his own safety so little?


19 posted on 11/09/2009 9:51:09 AM PST by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: Moonman62
Good advice. Also, people like that love confrontations and getting into arguments.

I think this is BAD advice. I agree that they love confrontations.
The reason that they do enjoy it is that they are looking for someone to tell them NO!
If these punks are never told "No", their behavior becomes more outrageous. They KNOW that what they are doing is wrong, but like all predators, they are testing the fences. They find no fences and it makes them crazy inside.
So, I say confront them, and be prepared for an escalation.
By being prepared, I mean prepared with superior firepower..like a 12ga with #4 buck (more pellets than 00 buck).
20 posted on 11/09/2009 9:53:57 AM PST by TxAg1981
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To: Moonman62

Fortunately, I live in a small city just outside of Houston. Basically, it’s a subdivision-sized city. The city does not want the residents to condone boorish behavior, as it drives down real-estate values; so they encourage us to call and report disruptors.


21 posted on 11/09/2009 11:56:37 AM PST by Sans-Culotte
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