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Witnesses help capture muggers who attacked World War II vet
Chicago Tribune ^ | July 31, 2012 | Rosemary R. Sobol

Posted on 07/31/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

An 87-year-old World War II veteran was walking from a corner store in West Englewood after buying lottery tickets when he was attacked by three people who smashed his glasses, knocked out his hearing aid and broke his dentures, then went through his pockets and fled with his wallet, according to his family and police.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chicago; values; vet
They probably left a Chick-fil-A and then decided to attack this elderly man. Rahm, what up?
1 posted on 07/31/2012 8:13:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
Holder's people and Rahm's "Chicago values." I'm soooooooo sick of the 12% committing 90% of the crimes I could puke.
It's time to change our laws ... commit a crime with a gun - 25 years.
Commit two felonies or three misdimeanors and you get life on Devil's Island.
Enough already.
2 posted on 07/31/2012 8:20:02 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Holder’s people will NEVER allow legislation that would effectively remove Obama’s sons from society. That would be racist.

In fact, the very notion of prison, laws, or even personal responsibility is racist. Just ask the NBPP.

But God forbid you carry a gun to defend yourself. You will get Zimmermanned.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 8:25:11 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: oh8eleven

I know you mean well but I have never liked the “crime with a gun” mandatory sentences. There are just too many times they could use that against some poor guy who commits some minor accidental crime while carrying legally.

Just don’t go there at all.


4 posted on 07/31/2012 8:26:48 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: ConservativeStatement

” The three took his wallet, which contained money, his Social Security card, his state ID, driver’s license and credit cards. But he was able to hold onto the lottery tickets, she said.”

I hope he wins and uses part of his money to hire a hit man.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 8:36:39 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: yarddog
some poor guy who commits some minor accidental crime while carrying legally.
Accidental crime? You've been watching too much CNN and/or PBS.
6 posted on 07/31/2012 8:37:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Molon Labbie
In fact, the very notion of prison, laws, or even personal responsibility is racist.

I hadn't put it in words - but you have a point. That IS what they're saying...

7 posted on 07/31/2012 8:38:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: oh8eleven
This is a quote from the victim and it is perfectly descriptive of what is happening far too often. The lack of respect and courtesy is obvious but there's an absence of fear, too.

"He said: 'I'm just so disappointed. I've served this country and I've done all the right things. I've lived my life like I was supposed to and this younger generation is just something else. … They're just losing their mind.' "

8 posted on 07/31/2012 8:41:55 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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“If I had a son, he would look just like Rashon Williams.”


9 posted on 07/31/2012 8:46:08 AM PDT by jmax (I'm armed...round is chambered...full magazine is inserted...safety is off.)
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To: oh8eleven; yarddog
Accidental crime? You've been watching too much CNN and/or PBS.

Accidental crime like crossing through a post-office parking lot, getting mugged there, and after defending himself being arrested for "illegally carrying a firearm on federal property". Stuff like that.

10 posted on 07/31/2012 8:46:48 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If Obama had a son, he would be Rashon.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 8:53:04 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: oh8eleven

Accidental crime? You’ve been watching too much CNN and/or PBS...I don’t think so. My brother in Tacoma, who had registered pistols, shot a guy in Tacoma, WA for breaking into his house at 0230Hrs. Didn’t kill him, everything was legal but he was arrested for discharging a firearm within the city limits.


12 posted on 07/31/2012 8:57:35 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Here is the useless POS who was tough enough to beat up an elderly man, with help from his two homies...


13 posted on 07/31/2012 9:01:05 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Safetgiver; PapaBear3625
I do understand where you're both coming from.
But if we were ever fortunate to pass legislation as I suggested, I would hope we would also legislatively address the situations you brought up.
Of course I'm living in a make-believe world but we damned well better do something soon, cause these feral SOBs are only growing in number and there won't even be a "safe suburbs" to move to.
14 posted on 07/31/2012 9:11:46 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: yarddog

“I know you mean well but I have never liked the “crime with a gun” mandatory sentences. There are just too many times they could use that against some poor guy who commits some minor accidental crime while carrying legally.”

Just make it committing a crime with a weapon not legally registered in your family name.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 9:13:05 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Another Tradymarked event no doubt.


16 posted on 07/31/2012 9:14:06 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: oh8eleven
Don't we deport international felons after their time?

They claim another continental citizenship, ship em there!

17 posted on 07/31/2012 9:17:22 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Mich Patriot

Look at that picture...who woulda thought?????


18 posted on 07/31/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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It’s not there fault, it’s because whitie is racist. Yah right. The socialist left keeps making excuses for these punks and they will never change.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 10:35:41 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: oh8eleven
Accidental crime?

His legally carried firearm accidentally being exposed for a moment, in the sight of a hoplophobic liberal who nearly faints with fear, mixed with a left-wing judge could well cause that result!

20 posted on 07/31/2012 10:59:47 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Mich Patriot

His eyes are very close together. He looks very low-bred.


21 posted on 07/31/2012 6:34:51 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: oh8eleven

The longer they get away with it, as they have been, the more they will do it. These thugs are now a protected class and the rest of us are on our own. This present government is only ours to pay for, not to have a say in. Just like K-12 and higher esucation.


22 posted on 07/31/2012 6:38:09 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Not only are we not deporting them, we are importing them. The Somalis come to mind. They can’t seem to learn English and assimilate, but they are right quick to learn the gangster ways of the hood, and to learn the “victimhood” game. They are also very bold and brazen.


23 posted on 07/31/2012 6:42:17 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Just make it committing a crime with a weapon not legally registered in your family name.

"Legally registered"??? That opens a whole nuther can o' worms. Don't even get me started on "family name".....

24 posted on 07/31/2012 6:46:52 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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