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GA:Cops: Robber fatally shot in Little Five Points
ajc.com ^ | 22 June, 2013 | Wayne Washington

Posted on 06/23/2013 6:27:30 AM PDT by marktwain

Atlanta police said a man was shot and killed in Little Five Points early Saturday morning after he tried to rob a group of people waiting in line to buy the new, $180 sneakers, the Nike LeBron X EXT, which were released today.

One man in the line pulled out a gun and shot the would-be robber, witnesses told police, who have charged no one and consider the shooting to be self-defense.

The shooter then got back in line, according to Channel 2 Action News.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; ga; georgia; guncontrol; robber; secondamendment; shoes
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Word is bound to get around, and crime is bound to drop.
1 posted on 06/23/2013 6:27:30 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

$180 for “sneakers” ?


2 posted on 06/23/2013 6:28:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: marktwain
The shooter then got back in line, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Nice....

3 posted on 06/23/2013 6:29:45 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

He should have shot the shop keeper and the Manufacturer of the sneakers.

They are the real robbers.

Those sneaker probably cost all of $5.00 to make.

A fool and his money are soon parted.


4 posted on 06/23/2013 6:30:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Where’s the “that’s racist” animated gif??? LOL!


5 posted on 06/23/2013 6:31:19 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Principled

Reminds me of the joke about koalas and the book, “eats shoots and leaves”


6 posted on 06/23/2013 6:31:57 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Venturer

I always figure that these people ought to be paying ME to wear and advertise their name!


7 posted on 06/23/2013 6:32:52 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Shimmer1

Hey, hold my place in line, OK?

Hilarious.

TC


8 posted on 06/23/2013 6:37:54 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

That’s crazy. So the shooter was in fear for his life? Too bad George Zimmerman wasn’t in line for sneakers.


9 posted on 06/23/2013 6:39:45 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: marktwain

Word is bound to get around, and crime is bound to drop.


Especially when the Cops have only become a agency for collecting revenue and recording crime reports and statistics.

It’s a good lesson to learn; When trouble happens, a cop is only minutes away and your gun is just seconds away, it pays then to be armed.


10 posted on 06/23/2013 6:39:51 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: marktwain

The shooter then got back in line, according to Channel 2 Action News.


LOL!


11 posted on 06/23/2013 6:41:18 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: marktwain

The article about the shooting has considerably more to say about the shoes than the shooting. interesting.


12 posted on 06/23/2013 6:42:23 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
$180 for “sneakers” ?

They're the iPhone of sneakers, or the Macs of sneakers.

It's all about the hype, and little about the value.
13 posted on 06/23/2013 6:42:58 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: marktwain

“Several of those lining up outside Wish, the clothing and shoe store on Moreland Avenue where Saturday’s shooting took place, wore Heat paraphernalia.”

“What makes the LeBron X EXT so special?

“It’s the leather and the denim,” the man said. “It’s basically a pair of pants on your foot.” He wore an unusual pair of Addidas sneakers with a furry, leopard-like print.”

Shoots the guy and then gets back in line.... Hilarious!!! Ann Barnhardt once wrote that she can’t think of anything more gay than a man wearing a shirt with another mans name on the back.


14 posted on 06/23/2013 6:43:29 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Principled

Shooter must be a member of a protected minority. If you or I did that we would be talking to our lawyer from a nice cozy interrogation room u til long after the shoes were sold.....


15 posted on 06/23/2013 6:43:58 AM PDT by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: marktwain
The shooter then got back in line

Doesn't sound normal to me.

Justified or not, a normal person would immediately reflect on what just happened, and wouldn't just go about his life as if nothing big really happened.
16 posted on 06/23/2013 6:48:10 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: marktwain

The last ebonics lesson applies to this story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw5cN6neql8


17 posted on 06/23/2013 6:50:55 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Principled

Ask, and ye shall receive.

18 posted on 06/23/2013 6:51:54 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: adorno

I am sure no one tried to stop him from getting back ln line.


19 posted on 06/23/2013 6:52:20 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: marktwain

Please DON’T call me the obvious....HA

BUT

Aren’t the odds of a Gangsta (or at least a Wannabe) NOT being in such a line kind of ‘long’?

Kind of like the idiot who decides to rob a bank on Cops payday (back when they ‘stood in line to cash a check) or, even better, tries to rob the local “FOP” hangout...Some ‘fools’ did attempt to rob the DC FOP HQ BAR a few years back.

It is dumb moves like that that give crooks/thieves a bad name and should really force one to reevaluate one’s self as to what line of ‘work’ they should be in.

I would probably make a good ‘stick up man’ as I would definitely plot everything out including consequences if I were to be caught WHICH really means I would NOT be a good ‘stick up man’ as I would definitely plot everything out etc etc...

Willie Sutton didn’t have all that ‘success’ because he was stupid, but even he realized it was only a matter of time before his luck would run out and by sheer numbers alone, there were/are definitely more of them (LEO)than him.

Like the guy doing his last walk on the way to the ‘chair’ and his fellow death rowers calling after him.
“Bye”, “See ya”, “good luck”, “Guess I am next” and my favorite “MORE POWER TO YA Harry”....


20 posted on 06/23/2013 6:52:21 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: Venturer
Those sneaker probably cost all of $5.00 to make.

Seriously doubt that...LeBron probably gets at least that much royalty per pair...

Who's exploiting black culture... ?

21 posted on 06/23/2013 6:56:26 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Venturer
A fool and his money are soon parted.

We're giving an enormous amount of money to fools these days. That's because the fool population of our country represents a very cohesive bloc of votes.

22 posted on 06/23/2013 6:57:17 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: riverrunner
I am sure no one tried to stop him from getting back ln line.

My concern is more about what kind of conscience the shooter possesses. Whether the shooting was justified or not, I would be very leery about a person that shoots a person in a matter-of-fact fashion.
23 posted on 06/23/2013 6:57:36 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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From Nike's website:

LEBRON X EXT DENIM

IMHO, not worth dying over, however, ymmv.

24 posted on 06/23/2013 7:00:02 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Steely Tom

AND the fool population spends a lot of money at Walmart, KMart, the mall and Piggly Wiggly.


25 posted on 06/23/2013 7:01:07 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks marktwain. Nobody saw nothin'.
...after he tried to rob a group of people waiting in line to buy the new, $180 sneakers... One man in the line pulled out a gun and shot the would-be robber, witnesses told police, who have charged no one and consider the shooting to be self-defense. The shooter then got back in line...

26 posted on 06/23/2013 7:16:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: marktwain

The brother should have known better. When the Amish line up to buy sneaks do not fool around with them. :-)


27 posted on 06/23/2013 7:23:30 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ladyjane

What’s wrong with Piggly Wiggly? Real question.


28 posted on 06/23/2013 7:33:22 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: ladyjane

Oh, yeah? What about the fool who blows a year’s salary on a new purple Lamborghini just to impress the chicks, and then spends the rest of the year begging his co-workers for lunch money and camping out at his mom’s house? Fools come in all social strata.


29 posted on 06/23/2013 7:45:33 AM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: marktwain

Oops!

Shoulduh tried “sneaking” in and slanking out.

Guess he found out where the rubber meets the road.


30 posted on 06/23/2013 7:52:30 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ConradofMontferrat; Principled
Enhanced version....


31 posted on 06/23/2013 7:54:36 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: elcid1970

Nothing wrong with any of the stores. They rely on EBT cards and welfare checks though.


32 posted on 06/23/2013 8:11:12 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Principled

Gotta keep yer priorities straight ...


33 posted on 06/23/2013 8:13:10 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: RC one

You noticed that too. It doesn’t say this was black-on-black but focusing on the noncrime aspects certainly indicates it was such. One more story about how blacks killing blacks is a non story.


34 posted on 06/23/2013 8:22:24 AM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: marktwain

(Details from other articles)

White (said) the suspect should have thought twice before approaching the customers. “I didn’t even expect him to come up here, thinking it was that sweet; Thinking it’s that candy land like that,” White said.

Witnesses told police a man armed with a gun tried to rob people standing outside the store. But one of the customers drew his own handgun and shot the robber. Police say the suspect ran just a few yards before he fell dead.

(note the enormous advantage of concealed carry, even when the robber had his gun brandished.)

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/22662104/customer-shoots-kills-robber-outside-atlanta-shop

Video. And it shows the shooting.


35 posted on 06/23/2013 9:23:18 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Yet another reason I’m pissed those ghetto thugs won.


36 posted on 06/23/2013 9:25:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That’s chump change.

“30 Air Jordans That Cost $500+ Each”

http://www.kicksonfire.com/2012/01/19/30-air-jordans-that-cost-500-each/


37 posted on 06/23/2013 9:47:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

Holy Cow !


38 posted on 06/23/2013 9:51:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Venturer; All
He should have shot the shop keeper and the Manufacturer of the sneakers. They are the real robbers. Those sneaker probably cost all of $5.00 to make. A fool and his money are soon parted.

No one is being forced to buy those sneakers. In fact, those people can buy all the low priced sneakers they want. The above statement is a very warped view of what is robbery and what is commerce. It sounds very Marxist.

39 posted on 06/23/2013 9:53:07 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Venturer

The irony is that if they sold for $5, nobody would buy them.


40 posted on 06/23/2013 9:54:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I’ve read stories, over the years, of ghetto thugs killing each other to get the pair the other guy was wearing. And other stories of people getting trampled to death, in a stampede, trying to get into a store to buy limited pairs of them.

Key phrase: ghetto thugs (of all stripes).


41 posted on 06/23/2013 9:56:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: ErnBatavia

LOLMAO!


42 posted on 06/23/2013 9:57:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: marktwain

Robbing the typical folks who line up for sneakers is close to robbing a gun shop!


43 posted on 06/23/2013 9:58:10 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: marktwain

Thank You I will inform My Uncle Karl of that.


44 posted on 06/23/2013 12:42:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: adorno

>>, I would be very leery about a person that shoots a person in a matter-of-fact fashion.<<

When you live where human life isn’t highly prized, it is easy to dismiss a solitary death. Remember that the robber disrespected these people. That is a cardinal sin in their neighborhood.


45 posted on 06/23/2013 12:55:51 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: B4Ranch
Remember that the robber disrespected these people.

Yes, but shooting a person is not something that a person with a conscience should be so desensitized about. Getting back in line like it's no big deal, is not what a normal human should/could be expected to do. Shooting a person, no matter the cause, is not like swatting a fly or squishing a bug, where you can just go on about your life with nothing to bother your conscience about.
46 posted on 06/23/2013 2:04:31 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: marktwain

Products of an inferior culture.


47 posted on 06/23/2013 2:07:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

It only shows a snippet, but it looks like thug was running away when he was shot.
The way the shooter whipped around and started shooting gives me tne impression this ain’t his first rodeo.
I find it hard to believe the shooter wasn’t detained for questioning but was allowed to remain in line. Wonder whose son he is?
And who isn’t carrying a gun on Moreland?


48 posted on 06/23/2013 2:26:06 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

It only shows a snippet, but it looks like thug was running away when he was shot.
The way the shooter whipped around and started shooting gives me tne impression this ain’t his first rodeo.
I find it hard to believe the shooter wasn’t detained for questioning but was allowed to remain in line. Wonder whose son he is?
And who isn’t carrying a gun on Moreland?


49 posted on 06/23/2013 2:28:25 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: marktwain; Venturer

Thanks Marktwain, that needed to be set right.

Some lack the mental horsepower needed to understand the difference between free market capitalism and criminal behavior.


50 posted on 06/23/2013 2:33:21 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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