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Man Who Shot at Car Thief Won't Be Charged(TN)
wschannel9.com ^ | 26 September, 2011 | NA

Posted on 09/27/2012 1:34:13 PM PDT by marktwain

The case of a car theft victim who fired shots at the man who was stealing his truck from a Walmart parking lot went before a grand jury. The grand jury decided there should be NO CHARGES filed in the case.

Desi Arnez Lawrence, 55, apparently laid his keys down in the Brainerd Walmart September 11. Police say that Christopher Goins picked up those keys and headed outside. They say he found Lawrence's truck and was driving off as Lawrence walked outside. When he saw his stolen truck driving off, he pulled a handgun and opened fire at the perpetrator.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: banglist; car; defense; tn
Grand Juries are a block against tyranny. Some are catching on.
1 posted on 09/27/2012 1:34:16 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Not exactly jury nullification, but close.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 1:39:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: marktwain

Desi Arnez?


3 posted on 09/27/2012 1:45:02 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: marktwain

Goins, you have some ‘splainin’ to do!


4 posted on 09/27/2012 1:47:04 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: marktwain

Goins, you have some ‘splainin’ to do!


5 posted on 09/27/2012 1:47:06 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: muir_redwoods
What can you say?
That Cuban had game waaaaay back when.
6 posted on 09/27/2012 1:48:10 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: marktwain

The only regret is the difficulty in deciding what to charge the perp. More range time, and the only charge for him would have been the casket.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 1:54:31 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: marktwain
I'm not so sure that this is the proper discharge of a weapon. It's during the daytime in a crowded parking lot. How many shots did he fire and where did the bullets go. Police aren't even allowed to do this in most cases.

Some states's laws distinguish between night and day useage. Since this was daytime, the owner of the vehicle would have been prevented from using his weapon to fire at the vehicle.

8 posted on 09/27/2012 1:55:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: marktwain

Wow. A glimmer of sanity in Bizarro America. Nice.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 2:08:00 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: marktwain
Shooting at a moving vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot, like leaving your car keys on a counter, is not a smart move.

If he missed and hit a toddler or other innocent bystander, this would not have gone so well for him.

Everyone involved was very fortunate.

10 posted on 09/27/2012 2:15:42 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: marktwain

Charged with what? Interfering with a robbery?


11 posted on 09/27/2012 2:36:51 PM PDT by Burkean (.)
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To: marktwain

It doesn’t say the perp was hit, so this guy needs more range time.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 2:43:05 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

nixing it at the grand jury saves a lot of time and money


13 posted on 09/27/2012 4:12:27 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: marktwain

Glad he didn’t hit any innocent bystanders.

Also hope he didn’t mess up his truck too much.


14 posted on 09/27/2012 4:40:14 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: marktwain

So, did Goins just stop or what? No details about how he got captured.


15 posted on 09/27/2012 4:43:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Burkean
Charged with what? Interfering with a robbery?

Reckless endangerment of bystanders in the parking lot, most likely.

16 posted on 09/27/2012 4:46:05 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Uncle Chip
Police aren't even allowed to do this in most cases.

So? Police are hardly a standard to use.

17 posted on 09/27/2012 5:57:08 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Right Wing Assault

It’ll buff out...


18 posted on 09/27/2012 8:23:26 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: marktwain

Some common sense for once!


19 posted on 09/28/2012 9:21:21 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: marktwain

Some common sense for once!


20 posted on 09/28/2012 9:21:37 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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