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Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Sharky, Jul 17, 2007.
http://www.ajc.com/multimedia/content/m ... clip=23390
Hey, stop! What are you doing? Let's not intervene; Film it!
Another reason your wife should not carry in her purse. Belt holster.
Ok. Now put yourself in a position of witnessing this beating. Do you attempt to stop it? Would you pull out your gun if necessary to stop it? Is that considered felony assault such that your actions of pulling a gun is justified?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Personally, if I see more than one guy kicking a$$ on another guy, weapons or not, I would fear for his life to the point that I would want to step in with weapon drawn...or at the very least with some kind of verbal contact first.
Is that justified? I think it is.
The cops saw it on the news and dispatched patrol cars!
Right or wrong, my weapon is clearing the holster and someone is gonna get a pistol pointed at their chest. I cannot in good conscience watch as another man gets beat up by a group.
I'm with Ramm on this one. Would these thugs be guilty of felonius aggravated assault? If so, I'm in the clear for preventing/stopping a felony.
I love this. Has anyone asked what they were doing watching TV?
My wife and I walked up on a husband beating his wife in the Wal*Mart parking lot a couple of weeks ago. The wife was in the passenger seat of a truck and the husband was standing outside the driver side with the door open leaning across punching his wife.
We had both heard screaming but my wife saw where it was coming from first, and before I knew it she had ran up and pushed the guy's door against the back of his legs to get his attention. Then she confronted him verbally and went to the passenger side and helped the lady out (by then I was right next to her) and I offered to call the police to which the guy responded "sure, call the cops. She's drunk and she was hitting me." The wife said she was, in fact, drunk and not to call the cops because she might get in trouble. The husband jumped in the truck and drove off throwing the ladies purse out the window as he drove. We offered the lady a ride to her relatives house and we asked if she wanted to stay with us for awhile but she refused everything and walked inside the store.
During this whole ordeal I had my Glock 36 concealed, and I was wondering if the guy was going to do something that would make me have to try and draw it (which is quite hard).... but I never once thought it would be appropriate to take it out... much less point it at him.
The thing that amazed me was how many people walked by during this confrontation that stared straight forward acting like nothing was going on.. "Americans"
OOOOH.... and when I went to Home Depot the next day to rent an auger (for fence post hole digging) guess who was the employee at the rental desk?!?!?!?
Interesting story there...the whole "walking by without doing anything" reminds me of that story where that woman was stabbed in the gas station but everyone else kept going on with their business stepping over her and everything...it was ridiculous...
Like the video said, they monitor the news stations in case they are otherwise slow to get information about where they're needed. What's wrong with that?
MP, I told you to guess.
The wife-beater... and he was very nice and professional... he even gave us free insurance on the auger (a $7 value)... Then I remembered I was going to buy a chainsaw too so I asked if I could go grab one and check out at the rental desk and he said "of course!"... but when I got back he didn't say anything the whole time I checked out... plus he looked pissed.
I think he realized why we looked familiar while we were getting the chainsaw.
my wife was so freaked out by it that she had to excuse herself when he started the auger to show us that it worked... she later told me she was afraid that he was going to attack us with the running auger
It's a very common practice to have TV in a dispatch center tuned to weather or news.
Yep, and it is even a more common practice to catch them tuned in to something else.
If I was walking and saw three people beating on 1 person I would of course have 911 in one hand and help deter the beating as mentioned by Ramm and wsweeks. I cant just stand and watch this as the video crew did. Yes the crew may not be armed, news caster and videographer, but I would have been. Heck if the drove up honking the horn it may have scared them off. They wouldnt have to even get out of the news van! (but then the story wouldnt be any good for them!)
I dont like seeing anybody resort to physical altercation regardless of male or female. However, not doing anything isnt going to help either.
ahlongslide and his wife handled it as I probably would. There are so many variables leading up to the action there is always 3 sides to the truth. His, hers, and the "truth" in most cases.
Ditto. Three of them on one person? No way I am getting physically involved in that. I'm fat and out of shape and would end up just being another victim. If I didn't pull the weapon, I would certainly be very obvious that I had my hand on a firearm with enough distance to draw and fire if rushed.
My wife is a certified Personal Trainer if you need help... probably the cheapest one in the state.