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Muhlenberg Township man dies after shooting in Reading
Reading (PA) Eagle ^ | 6/28/14 | Dan Kelly

Posted on 06/28/2014 7:06:12 PM PDT by pa_dweller

A Muhlenberg Township man accused of participating in the robbery and beating of a 60-year-old city man early Friday was fatally shot when one of the victim's neighbors came to the victim's aid. The wounded man, Christopher Vazquez, 24, was driven to Reading Hospital, where he died in the emergency room, police said.

The neighbor who fired the fatal shot was taken to City Hall and interviewed by police and District Attorney John T. Adams.

“The shooting remains under investigation, but we let the man go home,” Adams said. “At this point, the shooting appears to be justified.”

(Excerpt) Read more at readingeagle.com ...


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1 posted on 06/28/2014 7:06:12 PM PDT by pa_dweller
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To: pa_dweller

Moral: Don’t help your friends if they’re really stupid.


2 posted on 06/28/2014 7:07:18 PM PDT by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: pa_dweller

That’s a damn shame.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 7:09:37 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: pa_dweller

With Barry convincing everyone about the need to go out and buy a firearm, times have gotten harder for the criminals. Everyone has guns. Being a criminal isn’t a safe occupation anymore.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 7:14:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: pa_dweller

West Reading is a cockroach infestation. I dated a woman that was an ER nurse there... it’s bad.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 7:16:08 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: pa_dweller

Mama will show up in about five minutes. “That man had no right to shoot my son. He should’ve just called the po-lice and walked away. My child ain’t no angel, but he didn’t deserve to die.”


6 posted on 06/28/2014 7:16:11 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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” but he didn’t deserve to die”

That would be ‘din’t’ these days.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 7:18:09 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Steely Tom

She then added: “The car wash will be Tuesday at the 7-11.”


8 posted on 06/28/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: pa_dweller

https://www.facebook.com/cvazquez14/about


9 posted on 06/28/2014 7:21:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Steely Tom
“That man had no right to shoot my son. He should’ve just called the po-lice and walked away. My child ain’t no angel, but he didn’t deserve to die.”

I wonder if he was an aspiring rapper, who was turning his life around, and he loved his mom and his dog?

10 posted on 06/28/2014 7:44:20 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rats and RINOs, who are destroying America, may you be smacked by the fly swatter of reality)
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To: Rodamala

I sent you a private message that wasn’t necessarily supposed to be private. Oh well, I guess you got it anyway. Mistakes happen.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 7:44:51 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: P.O.E.

Pennsylvania ping.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 7:57:46 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Rodamala

I think I’ve been to Reading (if that is where the Crayola factory is); looked like a typical rust-belt city with the standard complement of gibsmedats.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 2:44:13 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

You might be thinking of Easton. Actually, downtown is making quite a comeback - lots of antique stores, restaurants, etc.

Reading, OTOH, is a liberal’s paradise, i.e., a hellhole.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 6:11:56 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: lightman; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ...
PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

Thanks lightman for the heads up

15 posted on 06/29/2014 6:12:40 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Thanks; I was in Reading years ago for a Reading Phillies game. The part of Easton I saw wasn’t too nice; that was about five years ago.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 6:14:52 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Easton’s change has been mostly the past three years.

Worth a Sunday drive.

https://www.facebook.com/HeritageDay July 13, 2014

Granted, you don’t want to go more than a few blocks from Center Square (safe, but not necessary).


17 posted on 06/29/2014 7:18:28 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Thanks; next time I’m out that way I’ll have a look!


18 posted on 06/29/2014 12:15:47 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
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My aunt actually worked at Binney & Smith (where they manufactured crayons)... it was neat going to the open house employee picnic and seeing the crayons being made. The tourist front for Crayola is in downtown Easton, PA (away from the factory).

Easton has a bad section, "good" section and a nice downtown city square area, which in recalling from the late 1970's era, has much improved over the years).

Lafayette College is up on the hill and has all the ivy league kids. Downtown is like any other downtown. South Easton is where all the crime be at if you catch my drift.

Former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Larry Holmes hails from Easton, which Eastonians are quite proud of, a real salt of the earth local boy who done good. Unrelated to the thread, there was a "30 for 30" on ESPN that featured old 1980 footage leading up to the Holmes-Ali fight... that shows Larry's down-to-earth roots and the contrast to the absolute circus around Ali. It's really good, and on youtube in 2 parts... it is worth watching even if you are not a boxing fan.

Muhammad and Larry Part 1

Muhammad and Larry Part 2

(part 2 shows a lot of Larry's hometown and life as a young man - it's really worth seeing).

19 posted on 06/29/2014 1:08:35 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: P.O.E.

pinging you to my post above (didn’t see your response)... you may appreciate the links re: Larry Holmes.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 1:10:10 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Thanks - I’ll definitely give them a look.

Went to a few of his bars over the years - he would often be holding court.

He’s got a big picture of Marciano as soon as you walk in, I guess to atone for his comment about him from years back.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 2:24:21 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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