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Subway worker won't be charged in killing(NC)
Charlotte Observer ^ | 3 March, 2011 | Meghan Cooke

Posted on 03/03/2011 4:18:21 AM PST by marktwain

An employee at a Subway restaurant in northeast Charlotte who shot and killed a robbery suspect in January will not face charges.

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said Charlotte-Mecklenburg police consulted with his office about the decision.

"We agreed with their decision not to charge because we do not believe a jury would find the use of deadly force was not justified," he said Wednesday.

On Jan. 17 around 7 p.m., two men armed with handguns entered the Subway restaurant on Sugar Creek Road near the Hidden Valley neighborhood.

They were trying to rob the restaurant, police said, and an altercation began when the employee refused to comply with the suspects' demands. The employee opened fire, shooting both men.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; nc; subway
More sanity in the criminal justice system.
1 posted on 03/03/2011 4:18:24 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
who shot and killed a robbery suspect...

The stiff is not a suspect, I suspect.

2 posted on 03/03/2011 4:21:40 AM PST by Loud Mime (If it is too stupid to be said, people will listen to it, if sung - - Voltaire)
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To: marktwain

I wonder if the weapon was a 6” or foot long.


3 posted on 03/03/2011 4:24:24 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: marktwain
We agreed with their decision not to charge because we do not believe a jury would find the use of deadly force was not justified
Boy, that's a convoluted way of saying "they didn't do anything wrong".

Which makes me think that what they're really saying is "we'd like to charge them but we'd look like fools".

4 posted on 03/03/2011 4:24:48 AM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman

That is exactly what I thought when I read that sentence. How many negatives can one put in a sentence until the reader just gives up? LOL


5 posted on 03/03/2011 4:34:18 AM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: marktwain
Darwinism at its finest...get yourself capped for a pocketful of five dollar bills. "Five....five dollar...five dollar foot longs!"

The death of another low-life scumbag always starts my day off right. Too bad the other POS didn't die as well.

6 posted on 03/03/2011 4:35:12 AM PST by Mich Patriot (...politics is the second oldest profession...it bears a striking resemblance to the first." RReagan)
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To: marktwain

“It was at least the third time in recent months that a [local] store employee has killed a suspect during an attempted robbery.”

Huzzah to that, especially the case of the pizza delivery guy. Back in college, I knew a guy (friend of a friend) who was murdered by a couple of local dirtbags who set him up on a delivery. Poor kid was a year from graduating, and the perps had rap sheets dating back to their pre-teen years. What a waste.

So now, anytime a perp takes the dirtnap instead of a would-be victim, I call it a good day and sleep just a little better.


7 posted on 03/03/2011 4:36:15 AM PST by DemforBush (Insert pithy catchphrase here)
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To: Loud Mime

who shot and killed a robbery suspect...who may have been in the store when he was killed in the store.


8 posted on 03/03/2011 4:36:53 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: marktwain

‘why was he even considered for prosecution?’ is the question of the day....

not the fact that he wont be prosecuted.


9 posted on 03/03/2011 4:42:29 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: samtheman

I thought so too - what’s with using the word “not” three times when they could have said “It was self defense and a jury would agree.”


10 posted on 03/03/2011 4:47:15 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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To: marktwain

It isn’t really sanity.

They had to both judge shop and violate the laws on double jepardy to finaly get a conviction on Bernard Goetz years ago. It cost hundreds of thousands. Lefty prosecuters just don’t have the funds to pull that crap off right now.


11 posted on 03/03/2011 4:49:01 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

Exactly. I think they’re betraying the fact that they are disappointed that prosecution is not a viable possibility. They would LOVE to prosecute.


12 posted on 03/03/2011 4:50:25 AM PST by samtheman
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To: marktwain

I imagine that stories like this where a gun has saved lives are all over the media.

[Sarc tag not provided in order to save Gaia’s precious resources in lieu of obvious sarcasm]


13 posted on 03/03/2011 5:15:28 AM PST by GYL2 (Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson)
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To: marktwain
“two men armed with handguns...Jamal Steven McKenith...Demetrius Nathaniel Thomas”

It sounds like the prosecutors wanted to charge the subway employee but were afraid of losing the case.

Look for some slimeball attorney to file a wrongful death civil suite against subway on behalf of the families. Jamal and Demetrius will be portrayed as good boys who were victims.

14 posted on 03/03/2011 5:15:46 AM PST by detective
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To: samtheman

You have to understand this is NC you’re talking about. Its a liberal cesspool of non-stop big govt corruption.


15 posted on 03/03/2011 5:24:52 AM PST by 556x45
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To: Vaquero
‘why was he even considered for prosecution?’

Violation of the littering ordinance - twice!

16 posted on 03/03/2011 6:22:07 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Violation of the littering ordinance - twice!

and depositing a known toxin (lead)into the environment..

17 posted on 03/03/2011 6:50:42 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: marktwain

Send ‘em all to the hot place.


18 posted on 03/03/2011 8:16:01 AM PST by albionin
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To: 556x45

NC has a Republican majority General Assembly, at least until January 2013.


19 posted on 03/03/2011 8:27:10 AM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark
a bill is already in the works to expand the NC castle doctrine to cars and workplaces. read here
20 posted on 03/03/2011 8:42:49 AM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: samtheman
I think they’re betraying the fact that they are disappointed that prosecution is not a viable possibility.

Yeah, after all, the crime rate just went down -- they won't be as busy otherwise.

21 posted on 03/04/2011 3:10:07 PM PST by alancarp (Hi, I could have been in New York state today. So I owe them income taxes for the entire YEAR??)
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