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Newspaper reporter shot in Baton Rouge
KLFY TV ^ | 9/6/06 | AP

Posted on 09/06/2005 10:35:36 PM PDT by BurbankKarl

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. A well-known Florida newspaper says one of its reporters was shot and wounded while covering the hurricane aftermath in Baton Rouge.

The St. Petersburg Times says Marcus Franklin was shot Monday night while on his way back to a motel. The newspaper says the reporter was at a stop sign in a dimly-lit area when a man with a revolver walked up to the car and asked for his money. Franklin says he heard a pop but didn't realize he'd been shot in the stomach until he started driving off.

The 34-year-old journalist called 9-1-1 and was taken to the hospital. He was treated and released. Doctors decided not to remove the bullet, saying it was too risky. Officials say he was expected to fly back to St. Petersburg earlier today.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: boyzinbatonrouge; gangsters; journalist; katrina; katrinafailures; looters; progress; redonred; shooting
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1 posted on 09/06/2005 10:35:36 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: cajungirl; Brad's Gramma; Txsleuth; NautiNurse; Howlin

ping


2 posted on 09/06/2005 10:36:39 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: BurbankKarl

No description of the perp, I suppose.


3 posted on 09/06/2005 10:37:11 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Eagles6
No description of the perp, I suppose.

QED, it was clearly Bush's fault.

4 posted on 09/06/2005 10:37:40 PM PDT by TBarnett34 (Hillary Clinton IS the Great Satan.)
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To: BurbankKarl

"Franklin says he heard a pop but didn't realize he'd been shot in the stomach until he started driving off..."

.22 slug then?


5 posted on 09/06/2005 10:38:17 PM PDT by decal ("The Republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it")
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To: BurbankKarl

38? didn't go all the way though...


6 posted on 09/06/2005 10:38:32 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: BurbankKarl
Prayers for his recovery...

As much as I despise the Media, I don't wish anything like this upon them. I simply believe when the time comes to meet their maker, all hell will be released :-)

7 posted on 09/06/2005 10:39:18 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: decal

I know they have .22 revolvers but they aren't that common.


8 posted on 09/06/2005 10:39:47 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: BurbankKarl
probably one of NO finest evacuated. This will be one of many crime related issues we will hear about in these temp shelters. NO was a crime ridden corrupt city. Now those criminal elements have been scattered throughout the US.
9 posted on 09/06/2005 10:40:48 PM PDT by martinidon (Bush won sKerry lost and Soro's is out millions for nothing!)
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To: BurbankKarl
Oh, and..

The St. Petersburg Times says Marcus Franklin was shot Monday night while on his way back to a motel. The newspaper says the reporter was at a stop sign in a dimly-lit area when a man with a revolver walked up to the car and asked for his money.

This has to be the absolute worst description of an armed robbery/attempted murder I've ever heard.

10 posted on 09/06/2005 10:41:03 PM PDT by TBarnett34 (Hillary Clinton IS the Great Satan.)
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To: Echo Talon

Huh?

I have 2 of them myself. One is an antique, but the other is a brand new Ruger.


11 posted on 09/06/2005 10:41:19 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: BurbankKarl

NO CC monsters got on the bus.


12 posted on 09/06/2005 10:41:48 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: TBarnett34

That's because the PC media doesn't want to tell you it was a black NOLA gang-banging punk that did the crime.


13 posted on 09/06/2005 10:42:32 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: TBarnett34
This has to be the absolute worst description of an armed robbery

I read an equally bad one a couple of days ago about a robber around here. He wore a black baseball cap and had a moustache. That was it.

14 posted on 09/06/2005 10:43:05 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: clee1

"Pardon me sir, would you mind giving me your wallet and all of its contents, lest I bust this cap in thy buttocks?"


15 posted on 09/06/2005 10:43:17 PM PDT by TBarnett34 (Hillary Clinton IS the Great Satan.)
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To: Echo Talon

The .22 rimfire pistols likey kill more people than any other handgun.


16 posted on 09/06/2005 10:43:28 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: MJY1288

I don't suppose this will change the coverage...


17 posted on 09/06/2005 10:44:12 PM PDT by Howlin (Have you check in on this thread: FYI: Hurricane Katrina Freeper SIGN IN Thread)
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To: clee1; Echo Talon
Huh? I have 2 of them myself. One is an antique, but the other is a brand new Ruger.

I also have several. I've always thought that .22 revolvers are the norm, not the exception.
18 posted on 09/06/2005 10:45:02 PM PDT by Jaysun (Democrats: We must become more effective at fooling people.)
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To: clee1
That's because the PC media doesn't want to tell you it was a black NOLA gang-banging punk that did the crime.

Of course since white people never commit crimes. /sarcasm

The racism on FR is getting more and more out of hand everyday.

19 posted on 09/06/2005 10:46:16 PM PDT by killjoy (Real Men Love Bush)
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To: Jaysun

Are you the starter at the track meet?


20 posted on 09/06/2005 10:46:21 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: BurbankKarl

Remember the mayor of Baton Rouge said, "We are not going to put up with those New Orleans Thugs?"


21 posted on 09/06/2005 10:48:48 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: BurbankKarl

QUAGMIRE!!!!!!!! We're DOOMED!!!!


22 posted on 09/06/2005 10:49:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: killjoy



Times reporter shot in attempted robbery
Marcus Franklin was treated and released from a Baton Rouge hospital today after doctors decided removing the bullet was too risky.
By CRAIG PITTMAN, Times Staff Writer
Published September 6, 2005





A St. Petersburg Times reporter covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was shot and wounded late Monday night in Baton Rouge.

Marcus Franklin, 34, was treated and released from Baton Rouge General Hospital today after doctors decided removing the bullet was too risky at this point.

Franklin said he had been up since before daybreak reporting on people returning to their homes in Jefferson Parish near New Orleans. After filing his report, Franklin headed to a Baton Rouge motel to spend the night after spending four nights in his car.

He said he was driving on Interstate 110 in Baton Rouge when he discovered he was heading the wrong direction, so he got off. He had been driving with the air conditioning off and the windows down to save gas.

About 11:30 p.m., while trying to get back onto the interstate, Franklin stopped at a stop sign at a poorly lit intersection in a residential area.

"I didn't hear footsteps or anything," Franklin said. Suddenly, he heard a man say, "How much money you got?"

The man tried opening the passenger door of Franklin's rental car. That's when the reporter said he realized the man was holding a black revolver.

"I looked at the gun sort of in disbelief," Franklin said. He hit the gas to get away. "That's when I heard a pop...It sounded like the proverbial firecracker."

Franklin said he drove off quickly, then checked himself for wounds. He spotted blood on his shirt and discovered he had been shot in the stomach. He called 911 on his cell phone and police and emergency medical technicians showed up.

He was taken by ambulance to Baton Rouge General hospital, where he was kept overnight. A Baton Rouge police officer drove his rental car to the hospital, Franklin said. Upon his release from the hospital Tuesday, the Times chartered an air ambulance to fly him back to St. Petersburg.

A native of Detroit and a graduate of Wayne State University, Franklin has been a general assignment reporter for the Times for nearly three years.

Baton Rouge lies about 90 miles north of New Orleans. When thousands of New Orleans residents fled their city before and after the hurricane, many headed for Baton Rouge, swelling the population of the state capital beyond its usual 260,000.

Since then there have been widespread rumors of an increase in assaults and rapes. Last week Baton Rouge Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden warned that he would not tolerate "lawlessness" from the evacuees.

But the Washington Post has reported that police officials say the crime rate is about the same as before the storm.

-- Times staff researcher Angie Drobnic Holan contributed to this story.

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23 posted on 09/06/2005 10:49:34 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: TBarnett34
Hey, it's the agenda-driven, not the narrative-driven, LSM.

WTH do you expect?

24 posted on 09/06/2005 10:49:44 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: Eagles6

Odd especially since nabbing the perp is not mentioned?


25 posted on 09/06/2005 10:50:34 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Howlin
Coverage????..... I haven't seen real coverage in 30 Years. Until we build more refineries. For a Nation this size not too have an aggressive energy policy is beyond negligence, it's incompetence

I personably think that once the brunt of the storm bypassed" New Orleans", The Mayor of New Orleans and the Governor of Louisiana, are two of the most miserable people on or near this entertainment, I'd leave quietly :-)

26 posted on 09/06/2005 10:53:42 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: clee1

I thought the .22 auto was more common. I know in the inner cities the snub nosed .38 is very common. I have been shot at with one of these in East Chicago before, I know because I made it about 6 blocks and had to change the tire. Found the projectile after I took the tire off the rim.


27 posted on 09/06/2005 10:53:50 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: TBarnett34

I'm guess a deal gone bad...


28 posted on 09/06/2005 10:54:56 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
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To: JLS
Odd especially since nabbing the perp is not mentioned?

There will be very little nabbing of perps in the near term. The perps know this.

29 posted on 09/06/2005 10:55:15 PM PDT by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: msnimje
Yah, there are going to. The mayor of Red Stick, for making that statement, is every bit as stupid as Nagin, although his demonstrable incompetence in making such a silly-a$$ statement will take a bit of time to prove out.

Estimate: no more than 60 days.

G-d Bless Louisiana, because too many people seem to want to consign its good citizens to the same hell that its ''public servants'' so richly deserve as a destination.

30 posted on 09/06/2005 10:56:11 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: BurbankKarl
But the Washington Post has reported ...

*Yawn*.
(Vague memories of Janet Cooke (Cook?))

31 posted on 09/06/2005 10:56:28 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: BurbankKarl
He said he was driving on Interstate 110 in Baton Rouge when he discovered he was heading the wrong direction, so he got off. He had been driving with the air conditioning off and the windows down to save gas.

I went to middle and high school right off of the 110... It's a small stretch of high way that attaches the I-10 to the northern cites in the East Baton Rouge Metro Areas of Baker and Zachary. It was NOT a safe neighborhood at all (graduated from the school in '97)... And I can imagine it's a lot worst even now.

32 posted on 09/06/2005 10:57:03 PM PDT by PureSolace (God save us all)
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To: TBarnett34
Well, this seems to show that he had the window DOWN. Otherwise, there would have been a heck more clue than a POP that something had gone down.

Never, never, never roll the window down at night in a strange area, unless for someone recognizable as a police officer. Oh, and did I say, never?

33 posted on 09/06/2005 10:58:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: TBarnett34

Agreed. I guess the reporter didn't want to say the perp who walked up to the car carrying the gun actually pulled the trigger and shot the driver. The new, lawsuit-free journalism. Let the reader imagine what happened.


34 posted on 09/06/2005 10:59:13 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Eagles6

"No description of the perp, I suppose."



Sure, I bet it goes something like this.


Tall....between 20 and 40. Male. Muscular.

Dark complected.

Wearing? White "wife beater" t-shirt. Baggy jeans. Do rag on his head.

White or Black?

Yes.


35 posted on 09/06/2005 10:59:28 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (Come on you apes! D'ya wanna live forever?!!?)
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To: TBarnett34
QED, it was clearly Bush's fault.

I guess after he kills off all the Black folk, or lets them starve to death, he's going after the reporters.

If I were Bush, I'd have knocked off the reporters first. He gets more votes from the Black community than in newsrooms.

36 posted on 09/06/2005 11:00:48 PM PDT by GoBucks2002
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To: BurbankKarl
He had been driving with the air conditioning off and the windows down to save gas.

Big mistake in more than one way; most modern cars are more fuel efficient at highway speeds with windows up and A/C at normal.

37 posted on 09/06/2005 11:01:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: killjoy

That may or may not be true (racism on FR), I honestly don't know. Call me a racist if it make you feel better, but my black friends would really be surprised.

However, in my experience in the last few years, white criminals are fully described; white male, approx. 25 years of age, wearing a Atlanta Braves baseball cap - while black criminals aren't described at all or are with the vaguest of descriptions. They won't even describe the clothing worn because EVERYBODY knows that very few white people wear FUBU or Fila clothing, and that description alone will fairly scream "black".

I'll make you this bet, though. There will be numerous dead punks in BR over the next few months. BR is NOT yet NOLA; the people absolutely will not put up with the shiz that NOLA folks did. People there, like my parents, will NOT HESITATE to shoot down a thug like a rabid dog - regardless of the color of the scumball's skin.


38 posted on 09/06/2005 11:01:48 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: killjoy

Reply to your #19


You care to take any bets on whether the criminal was black or not?

If they catch him that is.


39 posted on 09/06/2005 11:02:09 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (Come on you apes! D'ya wanna live forever?!!?)
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To: msnimje

Kip Holden, BR Mayor, is also black.

I guess that makes him an "Uncle Tom" or an "Oreo".


40 posted on 09/06/2005 11:03:42 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: BurbankKarl

He musta been shot by a 'refugee'.


41 posted on 09/06/2005 11:06:22 PM PDT by TheCrusader ("The frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the churches of God" -Pope Urban II, 1097AD)
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To: clee1

doesn't matter if he is a chocolate chip cookie, he needs to get some effective forces in these now even higher crime areas. can he tap off of the federal forces that are in nola?


42 posted on 09/06/2005 11:07:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: Echo Talon

Actually, .25 or .32 are more common as auto pistols.

The .22 short or LR round just doesn't have enough gas pressure to cycle the slide of an auto, unless it is extremely well engineered. A 22 Mag shell can cycle an auto pistol slide, but just barely.

I have a .22 LR Beretta auto pistol; cute little thing - looks like I got it out of a box of CrackerJack. Damn thing sounds like a howitzer, but a pea-shooter would be far more accurate. It jams every other shot, on average.


43 posted on 09/06/2005 11:09:19 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: BurbankKarl
Are you the starter at the track meet?

They fired me because I insisted on using my own gun.....and bullets......and because I usually continued to fire even after they started running. Very unjust if you ask me.
44 posted on 09/06/2005 11:09:50 PM PDT by Jaysun (Democrats: We must become more effective at fooling people.)
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To: PureSolace

Exactly

North BR is a pit - every bit as bad as NOLA. Guess who populates the area?


45 posted on 09/06/2005 11:10:53 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

"QUAGMIRE!!!!!!!! We're DOOMED!!!!"


LOL!!! Will Ted call for a pullout of NO?


46 posted on 09/06/2005 11:11:40 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. -Churchill)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Two of my cousins are Sheriff's deputies in EBR Parish (where BR is located). They report all City cops and Sheriff's Dept employees are on "extended-overtime" duty.

Mayor Holden is dead-serious about not tolerating refugee-related crime.


47 posted on 09/06/2005 11:15:21 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

Good that Baton Rouge has sufficient chlorine for the new gene pool.


48 posted on 09/06/2005 11:21:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: clee1

Don't ferget about the 32 S&W long. Or H&R's .32 magnum.
Have one of the Smith's-a model 31. A fine little pistole-a great starter gun for a female. And it's probably the most accurate pistol I own right now. Factory ammo is rather weak, but the hollowpoint loads I'm running are hovering right around 1000fps.
Small and fast...

What sort of ammo are you shooting in that Beretta?


49 posted on 09/06/2005 11:27:52 PM PDT by snuffy smiff ("the theory of Communism may be summed up in a single sentence:abolition of private property"-K.Marx)
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To: clee1

Would it be legal to shoot these bastards, over a "baited field?

Place a 55 gallon drum of drugs in the center of a large intersection --- and waste every mother's son that reaches in to take something...

Semper Fi


50 posted on 09/06/2005 11:29:25 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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