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Sisters Say Man Who Shot Their Brother Should Have Called Police Instead
kstp ^ | 10-24-11 | tim sherno

Posted on 10/25/2011 6:12:51 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

Evanovich's sisters say they know what their brother was doing was wrong, but they say the police should have handled the response because they’re trained to deal with crimes in progress. Johnita Beal says the witness should have dialed 911, "Police could have been easily contacted, easily, and my brother would have been behind bars, or something like that, but no, he's gone now."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: felon; mn; robbery; sisters
background here:

The Good Samaritan Shot to Kill

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2796447/posts

1 posted on 10/25/2011 6:13:03 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Why didn’t you link to the story, instead of the front page of the site?


2 posted on 10/25/2011 6:14:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

9MM Beats 9-1-1 Every Time.


3 posted on 10/25/2011 6:15:41 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

sorry.

here:
http://kstp.com/printStory.cfm?id=2342768


4 posted on 10/25/2011 6:17:52 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Evanovich's sisters say they know what their brother was doing was wrong...

Nuff said...end of story.

5 posted on 10/25/2011 6:19:56 AM PDT by econjack
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To: Howie66

Dead Robbery Suspect’s Mom: ‘My Son Was The Victim’

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/10/24/dead-robbery-suspect%e2%80%99s-mom-%e2%80%98my-son-was-the-victim%e2%80%99/

many here called it a week ago...”he was a good person”


6 posted on 10/25/2011 6:19:56 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

It’s probably better this way for all involved.


7 posted on 10/25/2011 6:20:50 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

—...and my brother would have been behind bars, or something like that...—

I wonder what “something like that” would look like. More burglaries? Car jacking?

Two things:
1. The girls were not there so their opinions are meaningless.
2. The cops do not stop crime directly. They are secretaries with guns. They take notes afterward and try to find the guy who did it.


8 posted on 10/25/2011 6:22:17 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

lol.

When you are being robbed (or raped, or murdered or whatever), it’s too late for cops.


9 posted on 10/25/2011 6:24:06 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Quote from that previous article.

“The question in this case is, did the good Samaritan act in self-defense when the punk pulled out his gun?” Freeman said. “We don’t know that yet.”

Let’s see. This guy had just robbed a woman at gun point and had pistol-whipped her. When the good Samaritan chased this guy down the perp pullled his gun and the good Samaritan sent him packing for the afterlife.

If the perp had gotten away who knows how many other people he would have robbed, pistol-whipped or killed!

This guy should be given a medal!


10 posted on 10/25/2011 6:24:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Seems the perp was armed!


11 posted on 10/25/2011 6:24:43 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: WOBBLY BOB
How can a person play judge, jury and executioner and God, who gave the person the right to be God,” Evanovich said.

When are these people going to wake up and realize there are consequences to your actions. If you're dumb enough to think you can rob someone, one of the potential consequences is that the person being robbed disagrees, as might people nearby who see the robbery in progress. He took the chance and lost and these two sisters need to assess their brother's actions, not the person who shot him.

12 posted on 10/25/2011 6:25:15 AM PDT by econjack
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To: WOBBLY BOB
"Police could have been easily contacted, easily, and my brother would have been behind bars, or something like that, but no, he's gone now."

She's right, which is why I'm glad the good Samaritan solved the problem permanently. The world is a better place without their brother.

13 posted on 10/25/2011 6:27:21 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Darren Evanovich was shot and killed Thursday night after robbing a woman in a Cub Foods parking lot in Minneapolis. Police say a witness chased Evanovich and shot him during a confrontation. According to police, that man has a permit to carry. The man was questioned by police and released. The case has been sent to the Hennepin County Attorney's office for review.

Seems like justice was served, far swifter and more accurately than the Police Department could have done. Here's a hint to any other future robber - When an armed citizen with gun catches you committing a crime, and says "Freeze", I strongly suggest you do not have a 'confrontation'. I can think of no better way of saying "Shot me dead, right here, right now" than throwing attitude at a citizen who felt compelled to draw a weapon. I'd have shot him dead, without a question in my heart.

14 posted on 10/25/2011 6:27:32 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: econjack

Seems to me if you rob someone at gunpoint, you’re playing God right there, and you never know but that someone might play God right back at you.


15 posted on 10/25/2011 6:31:00 AM PDT by Lady Lucky ( Living well IS the best revenge...and still legal.)
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To: econjack

Probably the poor perp’s first pistol whipping buglary, or maybe his 10th, but still, it’s not like he was a professional. The useless sisters were working on him.


16 posted on 10/25/2011 6:32:18 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Hodar

When the law-abiding, armed citizen cares to send only the very best to the worst of society!


17 posted on 10/25/2011 6:34:20 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Hodar

“Seems like justice was served, far swifter and more accurately than the Police Department could have done.”

indeed. and, may I add, vastly more economically.


18 posted on 10/25/2011 6:35:51 AM PDT by getitright (If you call this HOPE, can we give despair a shot?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
The lovely "Mom" who called her son who assaulted an elderly woman at gunpoint an "angel"..

The proud father who set such a great example for this upstanding citizen...


19 posted on 10/25/2011 6:38:38 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I'm surprised the nitwit sisters didn't say they thought the good samaritan should pay the perp’s hospital and funeral costs.
20 posted on 10/25/2011 6:40:25 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
It’s probably better this way for all involved.

I was thinking that it would have been better if the brother had himself gone straight to the police instead of to the scene of the crime but I suspect that the idea never entered his imagination.

21 posted on 10/25/2011 6:43:13 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

it’s always somebody else’s fault when the thug gets his just rewards.
poor baby.


22 posted on 10/25/2011 6:50:19 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

The point remains that if this individual had chosen to NOT commit a crime he would still be alive.


23 posted on 10/25/2011 6:58:57 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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Why does the TV station give these two amoral morons the space to display their depravity before the world? Why does the clueless reporter introduce the piece by saying the dead thug’s relatives want “justice?” Justice, we have. Minneapolis is that much safer because the girls’ brother (stepbrother?) is no longer with us.


24 posted on 10/25/2011 7:38:47 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: montag813

and Big Momma has a record,too.

she should complain to the courts. had her son been in jail for his previous felony robbery(and done more than 45 days) ,maybe he’d still be alive.


25 posted on 10/25/2011 7:39:03 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Unfortuanualy, MN does not have “stand your ground” law , so I’m betting the CCW holder will face charges by the county(this IS MPLS) as well as a civil suit from the “good boy’s” family supported by the Star Tribune, WCCO TV, and MPR and local NAACP.


26 posted on 10/25/2011 7:44:19 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

From a practical stand point, he should not have chased the perp. Because of that, he will probably get in some kind of trouble.


27 posted on 10/25/2011 7:56:37 AM PDT by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Remember the story of the Good Samaritan from the New Testament? Imagine if the Good Samaritan had come along while the victim was still being beaten and robbed. Would his response have been to hide and wait for the robbers to leave before he gave aid or run to the nearest village to get help?

This young perpetrator was armed with a gun and was attacking a middle aged woman. She could well have been killed or at least seriously injured waiting for the police to arrive. This quick intervention likely saved her life and that the young hoodlum was killed as a result is just too bad and is the result of his own bad decisions and a law enforcement and justice system that fails to take these hoodlums out of society.

28 posted on 10/25/2011 8:09:58 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Lady Lucky

“Seems to me if you rob someone at gunpoint, you’re playing God right there, and you never know but that someone might play God right back at you.”

Amen!


29 posted on 10/25/2011 9:03:22 AM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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