Skip to comments.Family says teen didn't have to die (Yes he did.....society is better off)
Posted on 01/30/2012 6:29:02 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
It all happened last Wednesday. Prosecutors say Johnson, who was already on probation for aggravated assault, robbed two men in West Reading and was attempting to rob a third along a bike path in Cumru Township in Berks County. But the would-be victim was carrying a licensed firearm, and shot two of his attackers. Johnson was killed. A friend is now in the hospital.
Johnson's mother, Idella Hopkins George, said, "Do I believe he was justified in shooting my son? I would say no."
The family acknowledges Johnson's actions were wrong, but they question why a warning shot couldn't have been fired first.
Johnson's sister, Ashley Jones, said, "He's a kid. His actions-- I don't approve of his actions at all, but he didn't deserve to have his life taken."
In recent days a Facebook memorial page has been flooded with sometimes hateful posts -- referring to Johnson as a "thug" who died like the dog he was.
(Excerpt) Read more at wfmz.com ...
If one allows dogs to go around biting people, they will be charged.....so why shouldn't a mother who allows her son to assault people ona regular basis?
That robber wasn't smart enough to live.
Yeah, your kid got shot because YOU DIDN’T RAISE HIM WELL.
Technically speaking, the mother is correct.
He didn’t have to die. He also didn’t have to decide to be a thug and spend his time harming people.
“The family acknowledges Johnson’s actions were wrong, but they question why a warning shot couldn’t have been fired first.”
Because the dirtbag might get away and harm another human being? Just throwin’ it out there..
A warning shot? Why waste a perfectly good round?
In other news, Idella Hopkins George says she intends to vote for Barrak Obama again.
That's not hate, that's accuracy. Pretty much gets it right.
It was a warning shot, lady.
To all his friends...
Don't any families in the hood have the same last name?
Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.
No legitimate professional, Law Enforcement, or Military weapons training endorses or even condones "warning shots". A weapon is meant to stop, subdue, and kill an assailant. In this case that's what it did, as it should have.
If I decide that my life, property, or family is in jeopardy and I draw my weapon somebody is going to die. I don't take prisoners and I don't call 911 while the perp has a pulse.
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Megadittos in the absence of a "like" button.
One of my clients told me “last names are not important”
I am sad for the parents. But parents tell your frickin’ kids that people are entitled to arm themselves and it is dangerous to assault people. You just might get killed.
Because "warning shots" can kill innocent bystanders.
And there is no such thing as "shoot to wound," because arteries are everywhere.
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