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.
We need a like button.
Not as painful as being beaten and robbed by this thug.
Prosecutors say Johnson, who was already on probation for aggravated assault, robbed two men in West Reading and was attempting to rob a third...
Justice is most efficiently served whenever the innocent victim can turn the tables on the criminal.
You never hear these people moan when innoncent people wind up in ICU’s or morgues.
Had I been conducting my life like this guy, there would
have been warning shots fired BY my family. Grandpa would
have put one right over my head and promised the next would
be lower if needed. (I'm only exaggerating slightly)
“It was a warning shot, lady.”
“To all his friends...”
This gets my vote for post of the day.
It was a warning shot. A warning to all the others.
Sounds like junior chose wrong.
With one pull of the trigger the average IQ of the human race rose ever so slightly.
You don’t know how old “the kid” is. If he were 18, the parent is not accountable. She did not “allow” her son to assault anyone. There are parents who try to bring up their kids in a good way, and try to stop their kid from doing bad things, but it doesn’t always work. The mother is only responding out of grief, the same way as any good mother would.
Besides, a warning shot could potentially have hurt or killed an innocent bystander.
As I told Red in Blue state, she might have tried her best, but the kid didn’t want to listen. It’s not always bad parenting.
I am not "happy" the dumb thug kid got killed, but that guy who was carrying was damned lucky, and I am "happy" that he wasn't hurt.
Underneath the video: "...Family remembers shooting victiim..."
Boy, did reading that irritate me. Shooting victim? SHOOTING VICTIM? If anyone was victimized here, it was the poor guy who had to use his weapon to defend himself. He was right, but it can't be easy to live with.
I was also pissed listening to his family, especially his stupid sister. Fire a warning shot? What, so the violent feral teen thugs have time to pull their own guns out and shoot him instead? They watch too much damned television.
Ma'am, sorry your son had to die. I truly am. But I would have been a heck of a lot sorrier to hear that "senior citizen" had a concussion and multiple contusions.
From the video, the “kid” was sixteen.
Dogs act on instinct.
People act on purpose.
The kid made a CHOICE, and he paid the ultimate price for his bad decision.
If I ever robbed or assaulted an innocent, my Family would disown me. There wouldn’t be any excuses or bail money coming my way, that’s for sure.
Well, there's no reason to be hateful. And so I will go on record as saying that I love that miserable, brutal, ignorant piece of human excrement who reveled in other people's pain and whose entire live was devoted to feeding off their vulnerability and making his entire world a more cruel, savage, and disgusting place to be.
I mean that in the nicest way.
Shame on you! Would your mother be “whining” if you were killed? The lady is in grief. You know nothing about her. But then your screen name says it all.
It’s not a good idea to voice intentions that could be considered premeditation on the internet. No matter how confident you are that it could never be connected with your real name, and that you will never be involved in a self-defense shooting.
I have a hard time with the way the media plays it too.....as though flat in the dirt on one’s back getting pummelled in thead head leaves open a lot of options.
Anyone judging this man has not a single clue of what he went through.....nor what the monsters perpetrated.
These people think life is an old “A Team” episode. Machine gun fire, explosions, car wrecks and fights, yet nobody gets more than a bloody nose.
Warning shots, LOL. That’s so “T.J. Hooker”.
Yeah, he was “turning his life around.”
The sister talking about a warning shot is only trying to process the pain of her loss. It is sad that the kid chose the wrong path and paid with his life.
So many of the posters on this thread are disgusting. They know nothing of the family, yet deride them in their time of grief. It makes me frequent FR less.
Shame on you! You know nothing about me. But then, you're just an a$$hole..
He was adamant, no transfusions. I asked him why. “Because my Mama [a Jehovah's Witness]said it was a sin.”
It was all I could do to keep from asking if she skipped over the part about sticking a gun in someone’s face and stealing their money.
Parents aren't around. Only the mothers and the grandmothers.
I feel for this old gentleman. I wish he was getting spared what police officers get every time they have to shoot one of these ferals.
It’s the same old mantra. “My kid was a good kid, he didn’t nothing, or well, maybe he made some “mistakes” but he didn’t deserve to die.”
Well, Hoang D. Nguyen, 72,
didn’t deserve to die either, and the same thug mentality that was directly responsible for Nguyen’s death was tried on the gentleman who was able to defend himself.
A hundred unsolved crimes cleared, a thousand future crimes averted.
I’m all for that warning shot. The first one center body and the second one right after.