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Shooter kills a robber in self-defense while waiting in line to buy LeBron Jamesí signature shoes
yahoo.com ^ | June 23, 2013 | Kelly Dwyer

Posted on 06/23/2013 8:45:57 PM PDT by grundle

Full title: A shooter kills a would-be robber in self-defense while waiting in line to buy LeBron James’ signature shoes

Greedy shoe companies making select sneakers needlessly exclusive paired together with consumer exuberance, desperation, and American gun culture on Saturday long enough to cost one would-be alleged robber his life. Shoppers waiting in line to purchase the latest incarnation of LeBron James’ signature shoe outside Atlanta were being harassed by a reported pickpocket until one patron decided to pull a gun out and shoot the as-yet unidentified man in what is being considered a move motivated by self-defense.

Wayne Washington at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the story:

Witnesses told one man in line outside Wish, a clothing and shoe store on Moreland Avenue, pulled out a gun and shot the would-be robber.

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

Police have not charged anyone and for now consider the shooting to be self-defense. No additional information was being released Sunday morning, said Officer John Chafee, an Atlanta Police Department spokesman.

Only 22 pairs of the sneakers were available, but that didn’t stop nearly 50 shoppers from lining up hours before the store opened. The shooting took place at 5:30, five hours before Wish opened its doors to LeBron’s fans.

One witness says the deceased got what he deserved. From the Journal-Constitution:

“He [the shooter] really stood up for all of us,” said Taylor White, who told Channel 2 that he was in line when the shooting happened. “I salute the homie that did that.”

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen

1 posted on 06/23/2013 8:45:57 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

“American gun culture...” and global warming.


2 posted on 06/23/2013 8:47:42 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: grundle

Perfect name for a company that people are willing to rob and murder for: GREEDY.


3 posted on 06/23/2013 8:49:05 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (If you have nothing to hide, you probably lie about other things too.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; grundle
“I salute the homie that did that.”

Do you think he really said that or is this a parody?

4 posted on 06/23/2013 8:49:56 PM PDT by livius
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To: grundle
Only 22 pairs of the sneakers were available, but that didn’t stop nearly 50 shoppers from lining up hours before the store opened.

America has become a nation of greedy "gotta have it" idiots.

5 posted on 06/23/2013 8:51:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: grundle

“and American gun culture”

Wow they don’t blame gang bangers, rap culture, steroid culture, fatherless family culture, street punk culture or ridiculous sports culture, no it’s the gun!

What other tool that man has made is blamed so much for the evil committed by man as the gun is? Or maybe this just another idiot journalist that uses hyperbole instead of original thought.


6 posted on 06/23/2013 8:54:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I assume you’ve been making similar posts on Black Friday for the last, well, forever?


7 posted on 06/23/2013 8:54:53 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: livius

8 posted on 06/23/2013 8:54:57 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: FreedomPoster

As a matter of fact...yes. I went out shopping once with my son and daughter in law on “Black Friday” about 12 years ago. Never again.


9 posted on 06/23/2013 8:57:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: grundle

“Greedy shoe companies”

Not stupid people buying them who can’t afford them!


10 posted on 06/23/2013 9:01:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: grundle

Wonder how many were purchased using EBT cards.


11 posted on 06/23/2013 9:09:05 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: grundle

I live near Little Five Points and I’m very grateful the robber is dead. We’ve had a lot of robberies on the east side of Atlanta recently. And a few weeks ago a young man who was a summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Tech was gunned down walking with friends to a neighborhood bar. Without concealed carry Atlanta would be another Chicago or New York.

Video of group waiting to buy the shoes. http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/cops-man-fatally-shot-attempting-to-rob-group/nYR7p/


12 posted on 06/23/2013 9:12:03 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: livius

“I salute the homie that did that.”

Yes, the young man said that. It’s on the video I just posted.


13 posted on 06/23/2013 9:17:38 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: kcvl

Right, it’s Capitalisms fault, the evil shoe company to blame.

Unbelievable

No charges? I guess the shooter wasn’t a white Hispanic


14 posted on 06/23/2013 9:19:58 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: grundle

They run out to spend all their welfare money on stupid tennis shoes?
Frikkin’ idiots.


15 posted on 06/23/2013 9:20:17 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Mastador1

Let’s just all start blaming the Chinese for inventing gunpowder.

Sheeesh!


16 posted on 06/23/2013 9:21:27 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Atlantan

Most of the NBA look and act like thugs. Lebron James spits out his mouth guard then suck it back in.


17 posted on 06/23/2013 9:22:17 PM PDT by shineon
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To: Bullish

Chinese? I thought Obama was having NASA teach the muslim kids that muslims invented gun powder. You mean it Chinese? Unbelievable!


18 posted on 06/23/2013 9:29:46 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Bullish
Not every sports fan is on welfare. Really.

The shoes will have collector value as well (yes, there are people who collect them, and baseballs, and jerseys, and all sorts of sports stuff and special editions.)

19 posted on 06/23/2013 9:43:10 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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The good:
1) one would-be alleged robber

The bad:
1) Greedy shoe companies
2) needlessly exclusive [sneakers]
3) consumer exuberance
4) consumer desperation
5) American gun culture

The idiot:
1) Kelly Dwyer


20 posted on 06/23/2013 11:12:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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