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More Texas Shootings...


#1

It will be interesting to see the verdict in this case. Road rage is a bitch as we all know. I wonder who pulled the gun first?

It'll be hard for the dead kid to make a case as he is dead for one,he was apparantly driving illegally and also owned a handgun illegally.

Due to his age though, I would imagine the media will stir up sensationalistically fueled heart ache in the public and the shooter will have a difficult time proving self defense.

In my opinion, the shooter is lucky to have been carrying a gun. He ran in to a punk with apparently no regard for the law and found a gun drawn on him. It's a good thing he was able to fire the first shot and protect himself.


#2

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-roadrage_24met.ART.North.Edition1.370c2cb.html

Why is a 15 yr old driving a Cadillac at 3:45am with a handgun?


#3

Damn, Texas gets all the publicity.

Nobody reports all the killings in Louisiana and we get a lot of them. Hell, New Orleans is setting new records in the event like it were an Olympic sport.

Being in Louisiana is like being the red-headed step brother to the high school's star quarterback.


#4

Everyone knows that anything bad that happens in NOLA is Bush's fault, or FEMA's fault. All the murders are the direct result of Bush hating black people. Just ask Kanye.


#5

If the 30 year old brandished his gun first, he should do time, otherwise I don't see how anybody but the kid's parents could be held responsible.


#6

Lots of murders happen in Texas too, but deaths are only reported when a law is questioned that makes perfect sense to Texas and not the rest of the nation, as in the old man's case in Houston; or when there is enough potential sensationalism to draw an audience as with the case of a 15 year old flashing a gun on a freeway and getting shot by yet another gun wielding Texan.

These stories aren't even murders in my opinion but Texas has a reputation and enough "mystique" to draw a listening ear from outsiders who can't fathom the desire to protect ones self or property. The stories make for exotic news.


#7

Regardless of who pulled the gun first, that 30 year-old man should have taken his grown ass away from that argument and continued driving away. That's just stupid.

GEORGE BUSH HATES BLACK PEOPLE!


#8

Sure there is. People get angry on the road as well as other places. Anger on the road is known as road rage. This is a classic example.


#9

You've obviously never had your tight, tight bike shorts go swamp ass on you in the middle of July...that sends me into a pedaling frenzy. Woe to the muscle-y arm paperboy that cuts me off THAT day!


#10

occasionally suburban streets, but usually when the rage breaks out I'm in to the more hardcore interstates and urban loops. I often notice the road rage is most prevalent when interstates are stacked with rush hour traffic.