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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

gary395 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 7:47 AM
at the end of this video, the police said he was arrested for armed robbery, meaning this gangster did have a gun, if Feinstein sees this video she will also be banning vodka bottles, being she's an ignorant worthless democrat that loves giving support to murderers.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 9:06 AM
since he was arrested,that means a trial,the store person has to take off to testify,and the charges may be plea-bargained down to get an easy conviction. the witness may be threatened or even harmed.
the thug may still get off easy. the ol' "revolving door of justice"....
Rick676 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 8:48 AM
Not necessarily. Just implying that you are armed in a robbery attempt to intimidate your victim constitutes armed robbery. He would have been accused of that even if he pointed his finger in his jacket pocket.

It happens probably nightly. A citizen fights off a criminal in order to protect his property. But it doesn't always make the nightly news. In this case it did.   

But...

How much easier and safer would have been this takedown of a punk in New York City if the clerk had been equipped with a hand gun rather than just a vodka bottle?  How much less of a burden to the taxpayer too, who will now have to incarcerate the criminal?

And just think of chilling effect it would have on criminals if shootings of miscreants during crimes like this were on the nightly...