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(CBS) NEW YORK A Burger King restaurant manager is being charged with shooting a teenage boy dead after the two argued and the boy spit in the manager's face.

Police say 16-year-old Shaka Walcott and 45-year-old Ronald Johannes had been arguing for more than a week. Police say the teenager returned to the Bronx Burger King Saturday night and was shot several times in the chest by the manager.

Witnesses say Johannes also was injured in the fight and he left the scene while the teen-ager writhed on the ground. Police say Walcott was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. They said Johannes was bleeding from gunshot wounds when he stumbled back to his home, where they arrested him.

Johannes is charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.

Customers at the Burger King, however, said Johannes was difficult to deal with and used to kick them out.

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First, it says he is spit upon, and then he kills the boy.

Then, it says the manager was injured, and I cannot imagine it was a "spittle-injury."

There is really not enough info to determine whether it is murder or self defense or something in between.
 

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Man, talking about a glaring omission!

Check out the two competing versions of the events at hand:

victim armed only with spit

suspect HAD a gun

I sure don't consider the diet version of the story an accident. And I also picked up on the same curious mention of the shooter being injured and wondered "damn, did he shoot himself in the process of firing his weapon or did the kid have a gun too?"
 

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The "injury" was a GUT SHOT by the attacker. :shock:

I guess that is just a teeny-tiny omission. Spit upon, shot through the abdomen, is there a difference?

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A friend, Evans Small, 24, said Walcott "really wasn't a troublemaker."

"But sometimes we get involved in things beyond our control," Small said.


:roll:

Yeah. :|

We all know how these things are just "beyond" one's control. You know, you show up at closing time and they do not let you in to order a burger, so, it gets "out of control." Right? You come back two weeks later and shoot the manager who turned you away in the gut and spit in his face! You know, that kind of beyond one's control.

:-k

Right?

He just got "involved in a thing beyond his control." He really is not a troublemaker.

I wonder what troublemakers must be like in their neighborhood . . .
 

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Remember, too, that "he's not a bad kid, he just got in with the wrong group." That's my personal favorite line on the evening news after your nephew (his father is no where to be found and his mother too distraught) has just gunned down several innocent people.
 

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Media Distortions

I have read several cases of two guys arguing over who gets that one prime parking space at the mall, and one of them ends up killing the other. The headline in the newspaper always says "Man Killed Over Parking Space." Then the article goes on to list other details, like the deceased having pulled a knife, tire iron, etc. and swung it at the other guy just before the other guy shot him. A few times the deceased had assaulted the other motorist with his bare hands, trying to strangle the guy behind the wheel of his own car by reaching through the open window.
But the headline never says "Thug Killed While Attacking Motorist."
 

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Re: Media Distortions

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I have read several cases of two guys arguing over who gets that one prime parking space at the mall, and one of them ends up killing the other. The headline in the newspaper always says "Man Killed Over Parking Space." Then the article goes on to list other details, like the deceased having pulled a knife, tire iron, etc. and swung it at the other guy just before the other guy shot him. A few times the deceased had assaulted the other motorist with his bare hands, trying to strangle the guy behind the wheel of his own car by reaching through the open window.
But the headline never says "Thug Killed While Attacking Motorist."
Well that is because the "thug" was really not a troublemaker and got involved in things beyond his control. How insensitive of you not to understand this.
 

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Yeah, a "thug" is someone who repeatedly lets situations get beyond their control.

So if it is the first time someone is attacking you or choking you, just do as they say to do in England and run away or ball up on the ground. That way when the police arrive they will know who the agressor was.

I plan to ball up on the ground if attacked. I just hope my firearm doesn't do something crazy like jump out of my waistband and shoot my attacker 2-3 times in their center-of-mass.
 
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