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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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