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Michigan Walgreens Pharmacist Jeremy Hoven Fired After Shooting at Robbers
abc news ^

Posted on 05/28/2011 2:57:28 PM PDT by Mount Athos

In Benton Township, Michigan, two armed robbers wearing masks burst into a near-deserted Walgreens at 4:30 a.m.

Drawing his own gun, he fired at the attackers and drove them off, saving not just himself but two Walgreens co-workers.

By way of saying thanks, Walgreens fired him last week.

Township police Lt. Delman Lange, after reviewing surveillance video, told the local paper, "If it was me, I would have done the same thing."

Kosick says local residents are solidly behind his client. "I'd say 95 percent are in favor of what he did. It's really outraged people. Not just gun advocates but people on the street. They stop and tell me they'd have done the same thing, only they wouldn't have missed. They're outraged by what Walgreen has done. They're talking boycott, saying they will take their business to CVS or Wal-Mart."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: freelazamataz

1 posted on 05/28/2011 2:57:31 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

We have become a nation of wimps, save for the pharmacist.


2 posted on 05/28/2011 2:59:21 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Mount Athos

Beck talked about this the other day. Apparently CVS cited OSHA rules as one of their reasons for firing the guy.

Think about that for a minute.

Apparently its not an occupational hazard to get shot at work but it is a hazard to shoot at a robber.


3 posted on 05/28/2011 3:02:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ConservativeTeen

“The Pharmacist”, Staring Jason Statham. “You’ll wish you never got sick.”


4 posted on 05/28/2011 3:05:17 PM PDT by vigilo
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To: cripplecreek

its walgreens that fired him NOT cvs


5 posted on 05/28/2011 3:13:42 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: Mount Athos

Dear Walgreens ..... we don’t shop at your stores anymore.

Next !


6 posted on 05/28/2011 3:14:28 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Walgreens, CVS whatever.


7 posted on 05/28/2011 3:16:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Mount Athos

Sue OSHA and Walgreens!

You are under NO OBLIGATION to be a victim!

“Oh, so you’d be happier with 5 dead employees and customers, because being vulnerable is your idea of “Occupational Safety”???


8 posted on 05/28/2011 3:20:46 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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9 posted on 05/28/2011 3:22:03 PM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: Mount Athos

Work at walgreens and take your life in your hands.These companies figure that the lambs that work for them are expendable because of scumbag bottom feeder liars would sue for killing a sumbitch that really needed killing.


10 posted on 05/28/2011 3:23:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

>>Work at walgreens and take your life in your hands.

Work almost anywhere in America and the same rules apply. Your employer would rather cry at your funeral than risk the liablity of you shooting a scumbag, who will be portrayed on the news as a choir boy who loved his mom and wanted to be a doctor and cure cancer some day.


11 posted on 05/28/2011 3:29:04 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: cripplecreek
Apparently its not an occupational hazard to get shot at work but it is a hazard to shoot at a robber.

Anybody shoots in my direction they had better hit me for I won't miss on the reactive, in Walgreen's or not!

12 posted on 05/28/2011 3:30:40 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Bryanw92

A company the size of Walgreen’s isn’t going to take on the liability invovled with allowing employees to carry guns...they’d have to take steps to ensure that employees taking firearms to work are going to be responsible with them...they’d also have to deal with increased insurance costs from having guns around.

I would probably take a gun to work with me if I were pulling overnight duty in a pharmacy...but I’d also expect to deal with the consequences.


13 posted on 05/28/2011 3:35:59 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: Mount Athos

Here in Florida he’d be fired as well... For missing.


14 posted on 05/28/2011 3:49:06 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: vigilo

I loved Jason in “The Expendables” especially the scene where he went to take care of the guy who was abusing his girlfriend.


15 posted on 05/28/2011 4:06:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice)
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To: Squantos

Walgreens has been active in fag politics here in L.A. I never go there.


16 posted on 05/28/2011 4:15:32 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Mount Athos

I was laughing at the VIDEO in the link where the robber actually got caught by a cop in the line. Unbelievable.


17 posted on 05/28/2011 4:18:14 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Mount Athos

Damn, if it is not liberals being busy bodies and trying to run other peoples business it is the republicans.


18 posted on 05/28/2011 4:41:00 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Mount Athos
Walgreens is a very liberal organization. It sponsored the Gay Olympics in Chicago a few years ago.
19 posted on 05/28/2011 4:42:20 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Mount Athos

Well, at least he’s alive to tell the story.


20 posted on 05/28/2011 4:45:01 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: ConservativeTeen

Should have given him a medal instead.

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21 posted on 05/28/2011 4:49:43 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Skip Ripley
If I had to work in Benton Harbor I would want to take several guns to work and have a ballistic vest . BH is a monument to what the welfare state can create. It is New Orleans with bad weather and lousy food. The residents are disproportionally subhuman.
There are a lot of smaller metro areas that are catch basins for the debris of the welfare state, pine bluff Ar, Helena Ar, Jackson both Tn and Ms, Lake Charles La. and the Southern rival of Flint Baton Rouge.
22 posted on 05/28/2011 5:00:29 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat
The last time I went to Benton harbor was 1997................then it was a hell hole.

We would land there and then drive through the "city" to get to St. Joe, so we could eat at Clemetines or Hi's.

Colder than anything, 90 degree cross winds and hoodlums.........I sure don't miss that place.

23 posted on 05/28/2011 5:11:07 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Bryanw92

Actually they don’t really mind if you shoot bad guys, it’s the risk of you shooting non-bad guys that would drive their insurance rates through the roof. Armed employees is bad math for almost anybody.


24 posted on 05/28/2011 5:17:55 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: Squantos

You’ll have to become a mountain man. Every drugstore, fastfood joint, grocery store, gas station and convenience store in the country has the exact same rule. And they have for at least 30 years.


25 posted on 05/28/2011 5:19:45 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: robowombat

“If I had to work in Benton Harbor I would want to take several guns to work and have a ballistic vest . BH is a monument to what the welfare state can create. It is New Orleans with bad weather and lousy food. The residents are disproportionally subhuman.”

You understand liberal Michigan well. Can I quote you?

The one tidbit I’d include is dragging that Berkeley troglodyte commie bitch Granholm back to Michigan and hanging her for treason.


26 posted on 05/28/2011 5:45:24 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: discostu

Nope. Your wrong with regards to small towns like mine...my pharmacist is packin a 1911A1....I shoot with him. Small towns don’t follow such BS rules. Yes the chains have such as you state but I don’t dwell in such places unless forced to shop for something my local grocery etc... Do not have on the shelves.


27 posted on 05/28/2011 5:59:42 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

Single site small town places don’t have to deal with the insurance. It’s the insurance companies that push this, they’re terrified of employees and bad guys getting into shootouts killing dozens of innocents.


28 posted on 05/28/2011 6:32:34 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: discostu

Little businesses buy insurance too and somehow don’t seem to be forbidden to carry self defense weapons. Best explanation I heard is that Walgreens, due to its size, is a jackpot seeking lawsuit magnet. But again, their size allows them to self insure, so it’s a wash.

All the little independent drugstores in the town should be clamoring to hire this guy.


29 posted on 05/28/2011 6:54:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They are a magnet for big lawsuits. And they probably don’t self insure, too many things can go wrong on too many levels for a company like that to self insure. The slip-n-fall guys alone will keep them from self insuring.

I doubt this guy will have a hard time getting work if he’s any good. It’s just part of the world, all the franchises have these rules, break them and get fired, but on some level the manager likes people that’ll break these rules, even if he’ll have to fire the guy next time.


30 posted on 05/28/2011 6:58:19 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: Mount Athos
They're outraged by what Walgreen has done. They're talking boycott, saying they will take their business to CVS or Wal-Mart."

FYI - Walgreen owns CVS. That's why you always see them together, on opposite corners.

31 posted on 05/28/2011 7:12:32 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: tarheelswamprat

Walgreens and CVS aren’t related at all.


32 posted on 05/28/2011 7:53:00 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

“Work at walgreens and take your life in your hands.”

As a former employee, I can tell you that they are more concerned about employee theft and bad publicity (publicly traded you know) than the safety and welfare of employees. I always urged my wife to SUE HARD when/if I met with misfortune as I was not able to protect myself or my department staff due to house rules.


33 posted on 05/29/2011 4:38:38 AM PDT by Artie
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To: discostu

You’re right - I did some further checking. Thanks for the tip!


34 posted on 05/29/2011 7:13:04 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: Mount Athos; basel

I didn’t see any mention of the Federal Gov’s part in this except here:

http://biggovernment.com/jlott/2011/05/25/hero-gets-fired-for-using-a-gun-to-stop-robbery/

Exerpt: Yet, despite all the evidence about the benefits from owning guns for protection and the extremely law-abiding, problem free behavior of permit holders, the Federal OSHA regulations forbid employers letting employees carry guns with them in the workplace. The notion is that banning guns will prevent gun-related workplace injuries, but gun bans don’t work out as government regulators would like. Customers with permitted concealed handguns are allowed to take their guns with them into Walgreens, but when this crime occurred there weren’t any customers in the store. Walgreens’ policy means that the only people with guns inside of their stores might very well be criminals.

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If “Federal OSHA regulations forbid employers letting employees carry guns with them in the workplace” Congress needs to step in and change those regulations. National civil rights groups like SAS, GOA, JPFO, and the NRA need to be all over this.


35 posted on 05/29/2011 9:59:46 PM PDT by SUSSA
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