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Widow tells ‘GMA’: Put theater shooter in prison for life
The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 23, 2014 | Rick Mayer

Posted on 01/23/2014 8:42:56 AM PST by 4Runner

Nicole Oulson told a national television audience today that she wants Curtis Reeves, the man accused of killing her husband in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, to spend the rest of his life in prison.

“He brought an unfair life sentence to me to have to raise my daughter alone, to have to live without the love of my life, for my daughter to grow up without her daddy by her side for graduation and marriage,” Oulson said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It was so unnecessary, it was for no reason. So I want him behind bars and to be punished for his senseless act.


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What the hell has happened to the criminal justice system in America? This woman flies to New York City to appear on a nationwide television program and to convict and sentence on-air the ex-cop who shot her husband. And in another article her attorneys praise Westshore Pizza for coming up with thousands of dollars in donations for their client. Self serving SOB's. Guess who's getting most of that money? Plus the babe wife now gets her fifteen minutes of fame. If she was so damned concerned about her daughter she would be spending every minute with that child at home, not gallivanting around Manhattan appearing on freaking talk shows in glamorous attire and makeup. This tells me a lot about who these people really were/are. Not to speak ill of the dead but dollars to donuts hubby was a hothead "bad boy" type who mouthed off to anyone who came across as an authority figure. This is the kind of dude the wife got hooked on. Bah. So we can forget about the judge and the jury. We don't need them anymore. Right?
1 posted on 01/23/2014 8:42:56 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: 4Runner

The bigger question is what was and is now her position on concealed carry (2nd amendment as a hole for that fact)?


2 posted on 01/23/2014 8:45:15 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: 4Runner

The guy shot an un-armed man in a movie theater because he didn’t quit texting when told to. There is no justification for the shoot. NONE


3 posted on 01/23/2014 8:49:49 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Two thoughts:
Whatever happened to the idea to be resepectful of others. The guy could have gone to the theatre lobby to text.
What were these people doing leaving a 22 month old baby home alone with a young teenage sitter. I think people ought to wait until a child is out of baby stage and at least to pre school age before you leave them with a sitter unless the sitter is a family member
I guess I am old fashioned.
I am also tired of stories like this being driven by the media. The retired cop is 71. So if hes convicted of anything in this action it will be a life sentence.
Is this lady going to run around now like Trayvons mom and leach of whatever political action group is behind her?
Freegards
LEX


4 posted on 01/23/2014 8:51:22 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: 4Runner

Well yeah her husband got murdered lets condemn her. Its all her fault.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 8:51:35 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 4Runner
"‘You make me so happy, Daddy so happy, Lexi,’ and she would say, ‘Me happy, too, Daddy, Lexi happy, too.’"

her daughter speaks in broken english? what child says "me happy too"

I am thinking hot-head guy, wife looking to cash-in, anti-gun lobby finds an attractive face they can parade around... Expect her to be the new anti0gun spokesman

Think very carefully about this- someone tells you to stop texting in a theatre- Do you say "OK, sorry I bothered you" and put it away, or do you scream at him and throw popcorn at him? There is more to this story

6 posted on 01/23/2014 8:51:36 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: 4Runner
Not to speak ill of the dead but dollars to donuts hubby was a hothead "bad boy" type who mouthed off to anyone who came across as an authority figure.

In the movie theater the shooter asked the hubby to stop texting at least twice.

He wouldn't stop.

An argument ensued.

The hubby threw a container of popcorn in the shooter's face.

The shooter pulled his gun and that ended the texting.

Not saying the shooting was right or justified - that will be the job of the jury.

But there are some things a prudent person can do to avoid escalating a potentially dangerous confrontation and making it worse or even deadly.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 8:51:47 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: 4Runner

This wasn’t exactly a cool move on the part of the widow, but this retired cop was a real pr**k and deserves the full weight of law comin’ down on him.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 8:51:59 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 4Runner

Please tell us your post is some kind of sick joke.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 8:52:16 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

You’re not old fashioned you’re just ignorant.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 8:52:19 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mr. K

You can’t shoot and kill someone for throwing popcorn on you.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 8:52:59 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Mr. K

You can’t shoot and kill someone for throwing popcorn on you.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 8:52:59 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Mr. K
what child says "me happy too"

What you say. Me talk like this now. What wrong?

13 posted on 01/23/2014 8:53:12 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Iron Munro

Was it during or before the movie?


14 posted on 01/23/2014 8:53:23 AM PST by SkyDancer (Imagine a world without politicians, lawyers and federal judges.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Oh, what, so you are elevating the widow to the status of a national spokesperson and we’re now going to get some RINO in Congress to sponsor “Oulson’s Law”? Your mindset is exactly what I’m complaining about, and it’s so automatic you scare me.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 8:54:22 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

I think a 2 year old is ok with a sitter for a couple hours. They are speaking, walking, and maybe potty trained.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 8:54:25 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: kjam22
You can’t shoot and kill someone for throwing popcorn on you.

No, actually, to be precise, you CAN shoot and kill someone for throwing popcorn on you.

However -- and rightfully! -- you will face life in prison, or a death sentence, for such fatal foolishness.

17 posted on 01/23/2014 8:54:53 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

It was a three old, not a govt employee.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 8:55:16 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mr. K
"There is more to this story"

There is. This wasn't the first time the shooter had badgered someone for texting in a theater. He was looking for a confrontation and ended up murdering someone. He deserves life. At 71 any sentence of 20 years or more would essentially be a life sentence. And that's a good thing.

19 posted on 01/23/2014 8:55:30 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Lazamataz

Agree


20 posted on 01/23/2014 8:55:30 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: 4Runner

I agree with the woman and a also hoping he spends the rest of his life in prison. CCW does not mean you are the usher and enforcer of manners in the theater, telling others to not text during coming attractions.
CCW means you are the politest person there, avoiding confrontations over trivial provocations, yet ready to use deadly violence when some Aurora attack begins.

Apparently this crazy old SOB did the same thing hall monitor act some young woman the week before, going as far as following her to a restroom.

Guys like him are why gun rights are always in danger.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 8:55:56 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 4Runner

There are plenty of self righteous jerks on this forum and elsewhere who will shout for Reeves’ blood and whine about the dead guy being shot for no reason. However, had the deceased not been anoying Reeves and had not thrown popcorn in his face, he would not be dead.
It is for a jury to decide the facts, of which we are not in posession, regarding the guilt or innocence of the shooter. The crap this woman is pulling is self serving and poisonous.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:29 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: driftdiver

Me no get mind of what you say. Me making no sensical of sounds.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:29 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kjam22

NO ONE is justifying the shooting. Don’t put words in my mouth. You can reply to my comments as they were written, or you can start your own thread.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:39 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: Lazamataz
"However -- and rightfully! -- you will face life in prison, or a death sentence, for such fatal foolishness."

But if you are related to the victim (and an eye witness), don't you DARE go on TV and ask for justice!

25 posted on 01/23/2014 8:58:08 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: Lion Den Dan

For all Carry and Conceal people.. (that includes me).... it’s against the law to shoot and kill someone in a movie theater because they ignored your demands they quit texting. Even if they throw popcorn on you.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 8:59:19 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: 4Runner

Your post was classless. You know nothing about the woman. You have an agenda. Take a hike.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 9:00:23 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Lion Den Dan
There are plenty of self righteous jerks on this forum and elsewhere who will shout for Reeves’ blood and whine about the dead guy being shot for no reason. However, had the deceased not been anoying Reeves and had not thrown popcorn in his face, he would not be dead.

Right, because the right to kill people who mildly annoy you is right there in the Bill of Rights.

Shooter Dude went to theater management. After that, you wait until the offender is ejected, watching from the aisle with great satisfaction.

Then as a bonus, you demand free tickets to the movie of your choice because 'this one was RUNED'.

You get to experience shadenfreude as the texting jerk is tossed. You get free tickets. You still watch the movie. And, most importantly, you do not spend the rest of your life in jail because you couldn't control your anger.

28 posted on 01/23/2014 9:01:37 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kjam22

Agree. A weapon should only be drawn when you’re life is in immediate danger.

Not sure popcorn being tossed at you constitutes immediate danger.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 9:02:05 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: safeasthebanks
Actually, frankly, I could care less if she goes on TV and cries into Matt Lauers shoulder the entire damned time.

Point of fact, though, is she is making the case HARDER to prosecute. Defense can claim an impartial trial is impossible, because jurors are subjected to this stuff pre-trial.

30 posted on 01/23/2014 9:03:43 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

“The bigger question is what was and is now her position on concealed carry “

She likely turned against it. And this is why the jerk cop that did this is no good. His actions make the non carrying public more likely to think that CCW is probably not a good idea in practice.

Face facts people, some virulently oppose CCW. We deeply support it and know why we need it. But the overwhelming majority of people don’t carry and don’t think about it. They only think about it when some CCW use occurs. If its legit, they think “Ok”. If it’s some idiot like this guy, they start to turn against us. Enough uses like this theater shooter and we’ll eventually lose our rights.

CCW doesn’t mean you get to pick fights over trivial crap, and then use the gun when the person you provoke turns out to be bigger than you or something.


31 posted on 01/23/2014 9:04:11 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: ealgeone

He was probably worried about the fake butter. Its been known to cause cancer.


32 posted on 01/23/2014 9:04:21 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kjam22

“For all Carry and Conceal people.. (that includes me).... it’s against the law to shoot and kill someone in a movie theater because they ignored your demands they quit texting. Even if they throw popcorn on you.”

Right... he should have just been pistol whipped.


33 posted on 01/23/2014 9:04:47 AM PST by Mashood
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To: ealgeone
Not sure popcorn being tossed at you constitutes immediate danger.

I will carve out an exception for any popcorn who's relative velocity to the subject exceeds ninety percent of C.

34 posted on 01/23/2014 9:05:12 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: DesertRhino
CCW doesn’t mean you get to pick fights over trivial crap, and then use the gun when the person you provoke turns out to be bigger than you or something.

Hold all calls..... we have a winner!

35 posted on 01/23/2014 9:05:56 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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36 posted on 01/23/2014 9:06:42 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: driftdiver

lol


37 posted on 01/23/2014 9:07:01 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: 4Runner
About the "hubby"

Navy officials confirmed he served in the Navy from 1990 to 1997, reaching the rank of petty officer 2nd class. He had a clean record during his time and was last stationed in Jacksonville, Fla.

Link

I'm fairly certain he was no stranger to people of "authority."

type who mouthed off to anyone who came across as an authority figure.

Retired or active, police are not our masters and contrary to popular belief, they don't have the authority to pick fights in movie theaters and murder people.

This bastard tried to cause problems and harassed a woman in the same movie theater just two weeks prior. His "authority" was disrespected. It sounds like the retired cop, that started the area's first SWAT team is a jackboot hothead and is now facing life in prison, which at 71, shouldn't be too long.

I don't go to movie theaters because I can't stand people texting, the floors are sticky, and it seems like a general waste of money......but I'm not going to cause an altercation and escalating it to the point of killing a man and wounding his wife because someone sent a text message during the previews.

38 posted on 01/23/2014 9:08:03 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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“So we can forget about the judge and the jury. We don’t need them anymore. Right? “

You really expect a widowed mother with a toddler, to not express that she wants him to spend the rest of his life in prison? That’s downright silly to expect her to sob quietly, avoid all comments, and possibly only opine that the legal system should do its job and she will be content with the result.

She might actually have strong feelings on the topic, She got hit by his bullets too.


39 posted on 01/23/2014 9:08:29 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 4Runner
The shooter/killer has a hot temper and had been stalking others over the same issue in previous weeks. He is an aggressive asshole who can not mind his own business. Too bad he had the special privilege of continuing to carry his firearm well after senility has set in. Life in prison is the minimum he should get. An early termination would be a more fair deal for the taxpayers.
40 posted on 01/23/2014 9:09:28 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: 4Runner

Its a little to early in the morning to be drinking bud. Step away from the computer and come back with some class, tact, and candor please.


41 posted on 01/23/2014 9:09:28 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: 4Runner
This incident reminded me of a couple of quotes:

"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."
- Robert A. Heinlein

"A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger."
-Proverbs 15:1

42 posted on 01/23/2014 9:09:45 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Lazamataz

Better watch out for the phaser in that case!

Live long and prosper.


43 posted on 01/23/2014 9:10:28 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: 4Runner

One guess: you are a gun nut supporting another gun nut?!


44 posted on 01/23/2014 9:10:30 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Iron Munro

“there are some things a prudent person can do to avoid escalating a potentially dangerous confrontation”

Like if you are carrying a pistol legally, be the bigger man and move to another seat. Or I know this will sound completely INSANE, but ignore the fact that someone is texting during coming attractions?


45 posted on 01/23/2014 9:12:12 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 4Runner

The entire fiasco was a tragedy. The ex cop was wrong, the arrogant victim was wrong, the wife for exploiting the incident is wrong. The ex cop won’t last six months in prison before someone shivs him. The wife and child will have to go on with their lives without a husband or a father. Just a tragedy all the way around, especially the way the MSM will exploit the gun angle of the incident. Never mind the fact that ex police get a pass for CCW.


46 posted on 01/23/2014 9:12:37 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: 4Runner

she is hurt and angry... she has something to say... we have no idea whether or not she is concerned about her daughter... the retired cop shot and killed a man for a petty reason...


47 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:14 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: 4Runner

Talk about a bunch of nuts. This thread is full of them. A man is shot in cold blood in a movie theater by an ex cop because the man was texting. The cop has ZERO excuse. He is a danger to society.

I have teenagers who might be stupid enough to text in a theater. Should I fear for their lives? My husband might have the need to respond to an urgent text in a theater. Should he DIE for that? Should he have to defend himself from a crazy ex cop and end up in jail himself?


48 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:20 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Mr. K
I'll take answering questions from someone who's not paying attention for $400 Alex"

her daughter speaks in broken english? what child says "me happy too"

One that's 22 months old ...

49 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:25 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: tx_eggman

lol


50 posted on 01/23/2014 9:17:49 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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