Page 5 of 33 FirstFirst ... 3456715 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 330

Thread: Police:Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested[W:308

  1. #41
    Sage
    MoSurveyor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Seen
    04-13-17 @ 04:36 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    9,985

    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    [snip]

    Fun fact: Northern Italy has a very low murder rate. Northern Italians are also giant assholes. Southern Italy has a high murder rate, and Southern Italians are very very polite. I do not consider these to be disconnected facts
    Bingo!
    Mt. Rushmore: Three surveyors and some other guy.
    Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
    Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
    After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg

  2. #42
    Ho, ho, ho.
    Superfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    East Coast
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    21,706

    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    So apparently, the cop asked the texter on 3 different occasions to stop texting, and the guy refused. The texter was sitting in front of the cop, so the light might have been bothering the cop. Also, according to reports, the texter was making noise, as well. The cop gets up and goes out to the lobby to alert the staff. When he comes back, the texter gets all up in his bi'ness, yelling at him, asking him if he "told on him."

    The argument escalated, popcorn was thrown and grampa shot the texter.

  3. #43
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Obviously this ex-cop was a nut. I feel really sorry for the wife. That must have been pretty horrific for her.

  4. #44
    Ho, ho, ho.
    Superfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    East Coast
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    21,706

    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Yup, the ex cop was a nut and the texter was a gigantic douche. Had he just turned the damn phone off, like the movie theater - at that point - had asked him dozens of times to do, he would still be alive today. I go to the movies a lot. By the time the previews have started, you've only been asked 50 million times to turn off your cell phone.

    Not saying it deserved to get him killed, but had he just hung up his douche hat for the day, and turned off the damn phone, he'd still be alive and his family wouldn't be destroyed.

  5. #45
    Sage
    reinoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Out West
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    16,124
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yup, the ex cop was a nut and the texter was a gigantic douche. Had he just turned the damn phone off, like the movie theater - at that point - had asked him dozens of times to do, he would still be alive today. I go to the movies a lot. By the time the previews have started, you've only been asked 50 million times to turn off your cell phone.

    Not saying it deserved to get him killed, but had he just hung up his douche hat for the day, and turned off the damn phone, he'd still be alive and his family wouldn't be destroyed.
    I disagree. As long as the movie hasn't started nobody should give a damn.
    Trump Attacked A Syrian Airfield. Trump will be a one-term president.

  6. #46
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Florida
    Last Seen
    01-13-17 @ 10:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    3,237

    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Sometimes people having firearms is bad, yes. Sometimes people having drugs is bad, too, but just like drugs, making them illegal will not fix the problem. The demand is still there, and criminals will step up and seize the opportunity to make money if it is illegal. Making a high demand item illegal does nothing but empower the black market and make it so only a criminal can have possession of that item. Prohibition was a failure and fueled organized crime. The drug war is a failure and fuels organized crime. What makes you think it would be any different with guns? We need to accept the lesser evil and handle this stuff in a safe and controlled environment.

  7. #47
    Educator
    MichaelJR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Suckachusetts
    Last Seen
    05-25-16 @ 09:33 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,089

    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Police: Texting argument in movie theater sparks fatal shooting - CNN.com



    This is the other side of the coin. Some times having a "good guy" with a gun ends up being far more dangerous than what would probably have been a simple assault or verbal spat. If we had several times more people running around with firearms for "safety" I wonder how many incidents like this would increase. Humans can lose their temper and react irrationally in the moment. This reminds me of another story where a guy leaving his driveway in his truck was accosted by a door to door salesman and shot him point blank out of pure momentary rage.
    Rare instance.

    Second, there are 88,000,000 Americans with guns (actually, 2013 was a HUGE bump in that number, namely in the 21 - 30 age group, half being females)...nearly between 1/4 - 1/3 Americans with a gun. If there was an increase by 'several times'....well everyone would carry.

    Third


    Yes, that's a real number, per FBI crime database. Please don't bother disputing it, FBI crime database is one of those things you can't really twist. Compiling data from all local/state/fed police across the country basically 24/7. Instances where a gun was pulled, fired, present, and prevented a crime from occurring...be that assault/rape/robbery/attempted murder/etc.

    So...given the one rare instance of the such, I'd hardly call it something discussing.

    What makes me happy, is that 320,000,000 number jumped substantially in 2013. 21,093,273 to be exact per FBI database. And yes, it makes me feel safer....I was responsible for 21 of those.

  8. #48
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,191

    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Texting in a theater is annoying.
    I can agree that it's annoying, but shooting them seems a bit extreme.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

  9. #49
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,191

    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Yes he was nuts.

    In fear of what, the alphabet?

    Improper grammar?

    Viscous assault from buttered popcorn?
    It's bound to come up now. It's like the lesson everybody learned from Zimmerman is it's OK as long as you claim you felt threatened (which is completely the wrong lesson).


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

  10. #50
    Sage
    reinoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Out West
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    16,124
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Polite assholes?
    Can't you understand the justice of the situation?
    Trump Attacked A Syrian Airfield. Trump will be a one-term president.

Page 5 of 33 FirstFirst ... 3456715 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •