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Store owner shoots teen in self-defense, killing him(FL)
abcactionnews.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Alison Morrow

Posted on 03/27/2012 8:24:31 AM PDT by marktwain

TAMPA, Fla. - Taquanda Baker doesn't remember the suspect saying anything. She just remembers seeing his gun.

"I was standing here," she said, pointing to a spot near her cash register. "As I saw him coming, he already had the gun up."

Baker pulled her gun out of her pocket, misfiring a shot into the wall, then aimed and shot again.

"He stumbled about 3 feet back, hit the floor, and I shot out the door," she recalls.

Baker ran outside her convenience store to Armenia Avenue and flagged down a TPD cruiser.

"I was like, 'I just shot somebody. Help me! Help me! Help me!"

While paramedics raced the suspect to the hospital, police put Baker in handcuffs and in the backseat of a patrol car.

She told them she not only knew the person she shot -- she knew he was only 16.

"I used to tease with him, 'Why aren't you in school today?'" Baker explained.

Baker calls Quintavius Moore a regular customer, who shopped in her store several times a day.

He'd buy shirts or candy, sometimes he even brought kids in.

Moore's grandmother, Delores Wesley, wouldn't comment on her grandson's death, but asked ABC Action News to relay a message to other teens.

"Stay in school," Wesley said. "Put God in your life."

Knowing she killed Moore, even in self-defense, makes Baker sick.

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


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Another 16 year old killed in the commission of a crime.
1 posted on 03/27/2012 8:24:39 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Another one of Obama’s sons.

Bye.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 8:25:43 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: marktwain

Nice shooting.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 8:27:57 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: marktwain

Just trying to get whacked so his family can make a lot of money off Al & Jesse’s circus


4 posted on 03/27/2012 8:27:57 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: marktwain

Yeah by that “bigot” Taquanda Baker . . how dare she protect herself by taking the life of a young man? All he did was point the gun, he didn’t shoot her, beat her head on the pavement, or try to wrestle her gun away. Be prepared for Al, Jesse, and all the other color blind leaders-by-example to organize hate protests ASAP.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 8:28:02 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Some "unifier" in the White House, huh)
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To: marktwain

Oh my, that poor little baby. I’m sure that mean racist woman is lying and that gun was really just a bag of skittles. Where can I buy a t-shirt for this hate crime?


6 posted on 03/27/2012 8:28:44 AM PDT by bgill
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To: A_Former_Democrat

She looked pretty black, so this crime is no problem.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 8:30:49 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: marktwain

LYNCH HER!!!! BOUNTY FOR HER HEAD!!!


8 posted on 03/27/2012 8:31:10 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: marktwain

“He’d buy shirts or candy, sometimes he even brought kids in.”

Skittles?


9 posted on 03/27/2012 8:31:19 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: bgill

Why hasn’t she been arrested yet? Not enough pressure from the “baiters” yet? Or because it was actually self defense? Or it was “only” a black on black incident. No headline here. Nothing to see. Move along.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 8:31:28 AM PDT by rktman
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To: chris37

Quintavius Moore.
Another “Saint Skittles” for the left-media hive to adore.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 8:32:23 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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Knowing she killed Moore, even in self-defense, makes Baker sick.

May Our Almighty Father bring her His peace, as is His will. I ask this in the Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

12 posted on 03/27/2012 8:32:51 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: marktwain

I am Quintavius. /sarc


13 posted on 03/27/2012 8:32:55 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: marktwain

How terrible that the poor woman was put in that position. His grandmother, too. Very sad.


14 posted on 03/27/2012 8:34:50 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: marktwain
While paramedics raced the suspect to the hospital, police put Baker in handcuffs and in the backseat of a patrol car.

Why???????????????.....................

15 posted on 03/27/2012 8:35:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I am Taquanda..............


16 posted on 03/27/2012 8:36:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: marktwain

Was he wearing a hoody?


17 posted on 03/27/2012 8:37:00 AM PDT by lurk
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To: A_Former_Democrat

‘Yeah by that “bigot” Taquanda Baker . . how dare she protect herself by taking the life of a young man?’

How insulting, that this little twerp who kept skipping school and wasting so much time in her store, on a friendly basis, would betray her and even steal her things, much less threaten her with a firearm.

Insulting betrayal.


18 posted on 03/27/2012 8:37:48 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

What is with the grill work? Even on women?


19 posted on 03/27/2012 8:38:27 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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Taquanda Baker (Holder's people)

20 posted on 03/27/2012 8:38:32 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: marktwain

Was he wearing a “Justice for Tayvon” tee-shirt?


21 posted on 03/27/2012 8:38:50 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: marktwain

notice the “guns are bad/uncool” meme is fulling in play.

in this story the meme is “guns make you sick”


22 posted on 03/27/2012 8:42:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: marktwain
I'm going to go out on a 'racist stereotype' limb here and guess that Taquanda Baker is not 'white'...

Which, I suppose, means the 'Jessie and Al Show' can stay in Sanford...

23 posted on 03/27/2012 8:42:31 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: All

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24 posted on 03/27/2012 8:43:27 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Carl LaFong

Skittles is going to disappear from the market.


25 posted on 03/27/2012 8:46:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: marktwain
Is there a rush to trademark Quintavius yet?
26 posted on 03/27/2012 8:48:28 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: marktwain
"Quintavius Moore"

Roman Amish, no doubt.

27 posted on 03/27/2012 8:51:26 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: marktwain
Counting down the seconds until we see "I am Quintavius Moore" and "Justice for Quintavius Moore" T-shirts, and until Obama and the race baiters pile on...

Oh, wait. It was a black girl who shot him in self defense? And she didn't have a Jewish-sounding name. Well, then, never mind.

28 posted on 03/27/2012 8:57:36 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: marktwain
If this was a black to black crime don't expect to hear the National media report on it. It does not help their cause.

One of the worst crimes I have been near in my whole life occurred about 6 months ago in Houston, Texas. A Saudi oil sheik was carjacked with his son and was shot dead by 2 black teens. One was arrested the other as far as I know has not been caught. This was never broadcast on the National news which amazed me because the victim was a prominent Saudi Muslim receiving cancer treatment here. This was a very tragic story. What is more tragic is the frequency that these crimes occur in the African American community. If this were a white christian that had murdered the Saudi it would have been broadcast worldwide. Media bias at it's most sickening.

Why should one ‘hate’ crime be made to be more important than any other plain ‘stupid’ or crime of ‘passion’? The way that the media...mainly MSNBC is promoting the riots for this case is in their eyes passionate towards the victim but what it is actually doing is dividing our country deeper into the pits of racism. It's sad that one tragedy is reported on more than another in the name of progressing a cause. In the end they are actually using the victim in this case whether they realize it or not.

29 posted on 03/27/2012 9:03:47 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: WayneS

If you turn up the gamma on the photo enough she’ll turn white!


30 posted on 03/27/2012 9:06:56 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: marktwain

Will the media show a picture of the perp at 10 years old?


31 posted on 03/27/2012 9:08:18 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: marktwain

Quintavius Moore is no more

He b ded


32 posted on 03/27/2012 9:08:47 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: marktwain
How sad for this woman to be so terrorized, to have to resort to self-defense, against a kid she knew. While just going about her daily work at her job. What a terrible thing to have to live through. The only positive thing going for her is , hopefully she doesn't have any “white or hispanic” in her family. if that turns to be the case, this terrible situation will become even more brutal for her.
33 posted on 03/27/2012 9:11:00 AM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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"Will the media show a picture of the perp at 10 years old?"

YES!! Where is a picture of this saintly, innocent child that looks like Obama's son?

Does only Trayvon count because he was shot by a 'white' hispanic?

34 posted on 03/27/2012 9:14:57 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"Quintavius Moore"

Which brings to mind the putative epitath from a grave in Tombstone, Arizona

Here lies Lester Moore
Four slugs from a 0.44
No Les, no more.

35 posted on 03/27/2012 9:24:19 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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“Moore’s grandmother, Delores Wesley, wouldn’t comment on her grandson’s death, but asked ABC Action News to relay a message to other teens.

“Stay in school,” Wesley said. “Put God in your life.”

And then she applied for the trademarks:

‘I am Quintavius,’ ‘Justice for Quintavius’ (sarc)


36 posted on 03/27/2012 9:26:33 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Smokin' Joe

May Our Almighty Father bring George Zimmerman His peace, as is His will. I ask this in the Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


37 posted on 03/27/2012 9:29:47 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: LADY J

When will his mother trademark his name and then try and cash in on it?


38 posted on 03/27/2012 9:33:41 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: faucetman

From your key board to God’s inbox.


39 posted on 03/27/2012 9:33:49 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: faucetman

Amen! He has been treated like a jewell—Richard Jewell, that is. May God forbid those who seek to defend themselves become pawns in ratings races, sensationalistic journalism, and racist reporting.


40 posted on 03/27/2012 9:41:48 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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Another 16 year old killed in the commission of a crime....

************

Preventable...??

I can't help but wonder if the Revs. Jackson & Sharpton stepped out of the spotlight long enough to teach God's laws to these young people:
Thou shalt not steal...
Thou shalt not murder...
Thou shalt not bear false witness... etc....

Where are the parents, educators, spiritual leaders, and "community organizers" when it comes to the EPIC FAILURE to instill basic morality, ethics, and self-discipline to each oncoming generation of young people--regardless of ethnic background.

I expect God will eventually hold them accountable...
... No one else seems to have the stones to call them out.

RIP young man...

QUITE SAD: a justifiable self-defense shoot in a preventable circumstance...

Go figure...

41 posted on 03/27/2012 9:47:13 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: marktwain

If the national MSM were to report this incident the headlines would read something like this:

Florida gun laws are killing innocent black youth.

They will demand to know what the gods of government, and Obamessiah is going to do about it.


42 posted on 03/27/2012 9:53:52 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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“Which, I suppose, means the ‘Jessie and Al Show’ can stay in Sanford... “

The “reverends” Al and Jesse will need airline passes to get to all the places where the Trayvon Martin look a likes were shot just today. I think that this is the third one I’ve read on FR this morning. Zimmerman could have avoided all the trouble by changing his name to Taquanda.


43 posted on 03/27/2012 9:55:37 AM PDT by vette6387
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Another dead teen who “looks like” a male relative of our president. But the shooter “looks like” a female relative of the president. Nothing to see here.....


44 posted on 03/27/2012 10:00:52 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: WayneS
She looks white/black to me.


45 posted on 03/27/2012 10:15:50 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: marktwain

Quintavius? Sounds like something you contract from drinking the water down south of the border. I heard that it responds well to treatment with copper-jacketed lead.


46 posted on 03/27/2012 10:17:20 AM PDT by jboot
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TAMPA, Fla. - White-Black, Taquanda Baker doesn't remember the suspect saying anything.

There, fixed it.

47 posted on 03/27/2012 10:18:46 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: evets

I have to ask - what is the point?


48 posted on 03/27/2012 2:30:46 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: USS Alaska

This woman would be the kind of neighbor I could live with. She loves to keep her area neat and clean.
Taped?
911, “Police or Fire?”
Taquanda Baker,”Both! I need a clean-up in Aisle 1 & 2!”


49 posted on 03/27/2012 2:46:46 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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A hundred bucks the kid looked like obama.


50 posted on 03/27/2012 3:50:03 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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