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Brothers killed by clerk during robbery
Wavy.com ^ | May 24. 2012 | Jessica O. Swink and Anne McNamara

Posted on 05/26/2012 3:38:48 AM PDT by blueyon

GATES COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) - The Gates County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the identities of two suspects involved in a store shooting.

Officials say brothers Quinten Felton and Eddie Felton were shot and killed after an attempted robbery at Joppa Road Store located at the intersection of Acorn Hill Road and Hinton Road in North Carolina around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

During the robbery, Sheriff Edward Webb with the Gates County Sheriff’s Office, says the store clerk was knocked to the ground, kicked in the back of the head, stomped on and kicked in the back of the ribs.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: agenda; banglist; crime; obama; trayvonmartin
From what I hear there is a investigation into the shooting of the 2 kids. The clerk defended himself, what more is there? I wish we had someone who could find out more about this story as I feel this has the makings of a Sharpton visit.
1 posted on 05/26/2012 3:39:06 AM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

I believe, based on what I’ve read of the story....that the brothers actually grew up within a couple of miles of the store. I’d also be willing to wager, that both had some drug issues.


2 posted on 05/26/2012 3:47:04 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: blueyon

well if he shot them in the back as they were walking or running away after kicking the crap out of him...he has a problem (sorry to say)


3 posted on 05/26/2012 3:53:15 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: blueyon

My heart goes out to the clerk, his life as been turned upside down.


4 posted on 05/26/2012 3:54:00 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: shalom aleichem

He not only shot them in the back but they were in their strollers too.


5 posted on 05/26/2012 4:05:44 AM PDT by Justa
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To: blueyon

They attacked him with a deadly weapon...a shod foot. He had the right to defend himself.


6 posted on 05/26/2012 4:13:20 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: shalom aleichem
the story says ..the “children” pointed a rifle at the clerks head, while they "the children" beat and kicked the living snot at of him...the clerk at one point grabbed the rifle from the "child" and shot him in the stomach...
7 posted on 05/26/2012 4:20:44 AM PDT by Gone_Postal
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To: Gone_Postal

The point is, if they are retreating he can’t use deadly force. I’m sure the police will give him every break. But calling these thug punks “children” is not a good PR start.


8 posted on 05/26/2012 4:26:18 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: blueyon

More;
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2887189/posts


9 posted on 05/26/2012 4:27:28 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: shalom aleichem; All

Did not see this story posted before but from the other post at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2887196/posts

It says ““At that point the second suspect was at or near the door and pointed his weapon at the store owner,” Webb said. “The store owner then fired three shots at that suspect.” “

So he did not shot as they were leaving rather as they were leaving they were going to shot the clerk so he defended himself!


10 posted on 05/26/2012 4:36:37 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: shalom aleichem

if you wanna play you gotta pay...the story doesn’t go into why they where beating the clerk, I would be left to think it was a robbery gone bad


11 posted on 05/26/2012 4:40:40 AM PDT by Gone_Postal
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To: blueyon; mickie
Could it be that "shot" and "shoot" may be replacing "loose" and "lose" in the FR lexicon of maddening word mishaps?

I'm afraid to ask.

Leni

12 posted on 05/26/2012 4:52:06 AM PDT by MinuteGal (OMG !!!.....Obama Must Go !!!)
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To: blueyon
They were such nice boys, little trayvon type angels.

Yes , they had a gun and were killed in the act of robbing and beating a store owner, but they just wanted some skittles.

This could have been avoided if the store owner would have just killed himself.


13 posted on 05/26/2012 4:52:43 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: MinuteGal

“shot” and “shoot”

Darn it, I need to proof read my comments better.... I bad


14 posted on 05/26/2012 5:03:30 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

The way this article reads, it sounds like someone broke into a church and shot these Felton boys as they were praying. How about a little compassion for the store clerk instead of the armed robber scumbags?


15 posted on 05/26/2012 5:12:06 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: blueyon

Two for one sale on thug babies. Give that man a Outstanding Citizen Medal.


16 posted on 05/26/2012 5:13:18 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: blueyon

Suicide-by-clerk?


17 posted on 05/26/2012 5:17:30 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: blueyon

OK. It is all fact based. If one perp was pointing gun towards clerk, then he could open fire on that one and we’ll just chalk up Thug #2 as collateral damage.


18 posted on 05/26/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Justa

“He not only shot them in the back but they were in their strollers too.”
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The younger of the brothers was found with his pacifier in his mouth. The other brother was grasping his teddy bear as he died.


19 posted on 05/26/2012 5:22:54 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: blueyon
The writer of this story is an idiot. He referred to the robber as a “gentleman”! Does this word not mean what it used to mean?
20 posted on 05/26/2012 5:36:20 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: blueyon

Funeral home obituaries list Quinten as 17 years old and Eddie as 20 years old.

They were NOT kids, they were an adult and almost adult but not kids, certainly should have been able to understand the implications

You live by the sword, you die by the sword


21 posted on 05/26/2012 5:41:00 AM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: shalom aleichem
well if he shot them in the back as they were walking or running away after kicking the crap out of him...he has a problem (sorry to say)

If he told them to stop, he has a common law right (see Garner v. TN, 471 US 1, (1985)) to use deadly force because they were fleeing felons; unless the state has passed a law stating otherwise.

22 posted on 05/26/2012 5:58:12 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: shalom aleichem
well if he shot them in the back as they were walking or running away after kicking the crap out of him...he has a problem (sorry to say)

If he told them to stop, he has a common law right (see Garner v. TN, 471 US 1, (1985)) to use deadly force because they were fleeing felons; unless the state has passed a law stating otherwise.

23 posted on 05/26/2012 5:58:37 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: blueyon

In reading the story, the brothers were just little angels and the clerk should have thought about what their parents would feel like when he killed them. These people are idiots, the cousin of the thugs especially.

The last line of the article when asked about the clerk, she’s all well yeah, but still we can’t forget that two lives were lost. Really? What would have said had it been reversed and the brothers lived but beat the clerk to death, idiot cousin. grrr.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

I also saw that they had the comments disabled at the originating website, perhaps they were afraid of just what reasonable people would have to say.


24 posted on 05/26/2012 5:59:35 AM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: blueyon

According to the article, the clerk shot an honor-roll student. I wonder what the All-Scholastic team is like at that high school. /S


25 posted on 05/26/2012 6:00:42 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: blueyon

Undoubtedly these will be reported in the statistics as gun deaths of children..

If Obamacare can cover you until you’re 26, that would make you a child up to that age.


26 posted on 05/26/2012 6:06:48 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: House Atreides
"The younger of the brothers was found with his pacifier in his mouth. The other brother was grasping his teddy bear as he died. "

Both had only half eaten bags of skittles in their pockets.

27 posted on 05/26/2012 6:07:20 AM PDT by blam
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To: blueyon
Probably just needed some skittles and tea.

Here is a pic of one of the "victims" from his myspace page:

Here are some comments from some of their outraged friends who know a victim when they see one...


28 posted on 05/26/2012 6:20:28 AM PDT by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Most states have changed the common law on that. Also under federal civil rights law one cannot deprive another of life w/o due process of law etc. That’s why all these cop shows have the perp jumping out a window and they run for blocks with out-of-shape officers striving to keep up. Would be nice if they could simply plug them.


29 posted on 05/26/2012 6:22:54 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: shalom aleichem
That’s why all these cop shows have the perp jumping out a window and they run for blocks with out-of-shape officers striving to keep up. Would be nice if they could simply plug them.

Under the common law, private citizens have greater powers to use deadly force than cops. Read the case I cited and you will see that.

30 posted on 05/26/2012 6:26:08 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: blueyon
Garland Clerk Set on Fire in Robbery Dies
31 posted on 05/26/2012 6:30:31 AM PDT by blam
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To: SeaHawkFan

Another comment on Garner v Tennessee, this involved police shooting the fleeing suspect. Based on department policy and state law allowign police to use deadly force to prevent a felon from fleeing if it might cause danger to another person, etc., then cops should use deadly force. The divided court sent it back for more proceedings. As I say, most states have mellowed out rights to use deadly force. As to citizens arrest, which you are discussing, they have less rights than polce. Each state talks about what force a citizen may use to apprehend or stop a suspect. Sometimes citizens trying to apprehend these clowns are themselves charges with abduction, unlawful restraint, menacing etc.


32 posted on 05/26/2012 6:35:30 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: SeaHawkFan

I read the case and I respectfully disagree with your interpretation. Anyone using deadly force does so at their peril, and is at the “mercy” of media, often politically motivated public authorities etc.


33 posted on 05/26/2012 6:38:20 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: SeaHawkFan

“Garner v. TN, 471 US 1”

Thanks for posting Garner v. TN, 471 US 1. I looked it up, does that apply to police officers only or everyone?
At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_v._Garner (*spit I can not stand Wikipedia) it is not clear.


34 posted on 05/26/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

As the Brits used to say,

“Good riddance to bad rubbish.”


35 posted on 05/26/2012 6:43:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: blueyon

Read the decision here:

http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/471/1/case.html


36 posted on 05/26/2012 6:49:13 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: blueyon

If only the clerk would have stayed in his car . . . /s


37 posted on 05/26/2012 6:58:05 AM PDT by mykroar (Romney: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Shows daily.)
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To: blueyon

38 posted on 05/26/2012 6:58:21 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: blueyon
Just for the sake of argument, let's say they were "good boys" who simply could not find work because Ubama's economy has hit black teenage boys harder than any other segment of society.

In that case, you could say that Ubama killed them.

39 posted on 05/26/2012 7:04:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: WayneM
That's a nice looking little .22 he has.

Looks like a CZ or maybe an Anschutz. Probably stole it.

40 posted on 05/26/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: MinuteGal

Not that you brought it up let me add the maddening use of “advise” in place of “advice”. I see it all the time here when poster ask for “advise” or say let me give you some “advise”.


41 posted on 05/26/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: P.O.E.
Undoubtedly these will be reported in the statistics as gun deaths of children.

As a matter of fact, you are right. If you look at the CDC website where they give statistics on such things, "children" are up to age 22.

These statistics can be manipulated and you can figure out that in most such deaths, the "children" are males in the age group of 15 or so and up. At least, that was true the last time I looked.

I think they actually call people up to 22 "adolescents." Not many people I know over 19 consider themselves "adolescents."

If you don't take a closer look at the statistics, you'd think a lot of young kids get accidentally shot by a gun in the household, being an innocent bystander, etc or else get murdered. These things happen, but most gun deaths in "children" likely involve crimes, criminals, or wannabees, IMO.

42 posted on 05/26/2012 7:53:02 AM PDT by susannah59
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To: pepsionice
I’d also be willing to wager, that both had some drug issues.

Per the article, they were, naturally, honor students and varsity athletes.

43 posted on 05/26/2012 8:05:18 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: WayneM
"We all have been somewhere and done something we shouldn't have been doing..."

Yeah, I remember being 17-years old, drinking beer and throwing eggs at stop signs.

Somehow, the idea of arming myself to rob and beat a convenience store employee seemed wrong to me at that time and was a line far away from the ones I would cross. I guess it's just different cultures...

Anyhow, here's another one:

http://www.facebook.com/RipQuintenFelton>

Get there soon before the good comments get deleted! "His life didn't end quickly. He made it out of the store." LOL!

44 posted on 05/26/2012 8:29:02 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: blueyon

A twofer elimination of ferals. Good shooting.


45 posted on 05/26/2012 10:56:55 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Drew68

Well, you would have to have excellent abdominal muscles to be able to take a bullet in the stomach and still be able to run for the door. Wonder what caliber the clerk was using?


46 posted on 05/26/2012 2:11:12 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: blueyon
Maybe some follow-up:
It appears that Eddie Felton, according to Perquimans County court records, was out on bond from a warrant the week before for assaulting his dad.

Unable to verify this - but looks pretty solid.
Maybe not the 'little angels'...not that that is a big surprise.

Also, it looks like this M.O. has been linked to at least two (2) other robberies at Duck Thru stores.
47 posted on 05/26/2012 10:27:10 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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