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Kroger Sued By Mother Of Robber Shot By Store Manager
http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1741886 ^ | 7/19/2012 | by Ray Steele

Posted on 07/19/2012 8:00:24 PM PDT by Bronzy

http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1741886

Lawsuit claims Kroger was negligent for failing to enforce rule barring employee from carrying a gun

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime
The mother of a man who was shot dead by a manager during an attempted robbery of an Indianapolis Kroger has filed a federal lawsuit against the grocery store.
1 posted on 07/19/2012 8:00:32 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

Yep. Armed victims create a hostile work environment for those hard-working dedicated robbers, ya know...


2 posted on 07/19/2012 8:04:47 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: Bronzy

So her son can freely harm others with no consequences to himself?

Hopefully the judge will be enlightened and throw the case out.


3 posted on 07/19/2012 8:05:05 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Bronzy

This is why a number of people should not vote nor breed. Now we know why the son turned into an idiot...the parent is dumber than a sh*thouse Rat.


4 posted on 07/19/2012 8:08:44 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Bronzy

Was the perp a good boy who made a mistake and was getting his life back on track by going to community college?


5 posted on 07/19/2012 8:09:28 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Jonty30

Throw the case out was my first thought. Then I thought how she sees deep pockets because Kroger did not fire the man. Still, she must be nuts or found a lawyer to get her some $$$


6 posted on 07/19/2012 8:10:12 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINOS)
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To: Rebelbase

“Was the perp a good boy who made a mistake and was getting his life back on track by going to community college?”

Why of course, he was getting his life back in order, that’s why he committed armed robbery! Could have seen this coming, right after the original story broke. The store manager performed the correct action.


7 posted on 07/19/2012 8:14:45 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: Bronzy

8 posted on 07/19/2012 8:15:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Rebelbase
I know the perp had a gun. The manager on duty wasn't going to be the one dead while he worked for his money. BTW, I know a few grocery workers in Indianapolis who conceal carry be damned the store policy. Too many crazies in this town.
9 posted on 07/19/2012 8:19:59 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINOS)
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To: kcvl

Yep, going to night school, trying to take care of his girlfriends baby he had with her, a delight to the community, etc, blah blah blah. So he had the right to a gun but the store manager didn’t have the right to protect himself and employees??


10 posted on 07/19/2012 8:21:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: kcvl

Thanks.


11 posted on 07/19/2012 8:22:40 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINOS)
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To: max americana
This is why a number of people should not vote nor breed. Now we know why the son turned into an idiot...the parent is dumber than a sh*thouse Rat.

The problem is that she and millions just like her usually have large litters.

12 posted on 07/19/2012 8:22:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Rebelbase
Was the perp a good boy who made a mistake and was getting his life back on track by going to community college?

He was an "aspiring rap artist".
Or maybe he was studying to be a "graphic designer".

13 posted on 07/19/2012 8:25:06 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Bronzy

Lawsuits like this are why we need “loser pays”. No lawyer would ever take a case like this again.


14 posted on 07/19/2012 8:26:33 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Here is an earlier thread after the incident:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2842454/posts


16 posted on 07/19/2012 8:28:31 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINOS)
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To: Bronzy
Easy to defend-—just define “wrongful”
17 posted on 07/19/2012 8:30:37 PM PDT by dgbrown
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To: Rebelbase

No...

Atkinson had a warrant out for his arrest in connection with a robbery and criminal confinement case.


18 posted on 07/19/2012 8:31:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Rebelbase

No...

Atkinson had a warrant out for his arrest in connection with a robbery and criminal confinement case.


19 posted on 07/19/2012 8:31:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Bronzy

The Lebanese family that ran the grocery store in my old ‘hood in Queens all had 9mm under the counter, every cashier, and they damn well made sure the “community” knew it. And they never got robbed.


20 posted on 07/19/2012 8:36:56 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Bronzy

Let me guess... The perp and his mother are black? Let me know...


21 posted on 07/19/2012 8:39:09 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: Mister Anderson

Well, yeah, it doesn’t take a lot of research to look at the picture in post #8, LOL.


22 posted on 07/19/2012 8:52:08 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Bronzy

The mother should be tried as an accessory to the crime PRIOR to the fact and imprisoned.


23 posted on 07/19/2012 8:52:29 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Bronzy

Another poor Trayvon turning his life around, his grieving momma Latrina, and a progressive attorney to the rescue a John Edwards. Haven’t we seen this movie before?


24 posted on 07/19/2012 8:54:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: dgbrown
define “wrongful”

The shooting sounds righteous to me, but she's hoping for an OJ jury.

25 posted on 07/19/2012 9:15:16 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Bronzy

I love krogers because they don’t put one of those stupid anti- ccw signs up at the front door.


26 posted on 07/19/2012 9:28:15 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: Hegemony Cricket
Armed victims create a hostile work environment for those hard-working dedicated robbers, ya know...

LOL - great response.

27 posted on 07/19/2012 9:58:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Bronzy
The mother of a man who was shot dead by a manager during an attempted robbery of an Indianapolis Kroger has filed a federal lawsuit against the grocery store.

If she is allowed to continue this suit, setting precedent for suing people for doing stuff that's legal, then whether she wins or loses, I'm suing HER for committing acts which were legal but which could have the effect of making me less safe. Goose, meet gander!

28 posted on 07/19/2012 10:08:56 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: kcvl; Tax-chick
“Atkinson first encountered a store employee — an unarmed security guard — and walked up behind her, placing what she believed to be an object in her back and ordered her to walk to the office,” read part of a statement from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

So I take it there's some doubt that the, uh...thing...he stuck in her back may not have been an object??

29 posted on 07/19/2012 10:12:01 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Bronzy

A new “Trail of Tears” racist carnival featuring ________, to be featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. on a channel near you soon. See the tears of the grieving mother whose cretin son was just in the store buying skittles and green tea when accosted and murdered.


30 posted on 07/19/2012 10:30:37 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: RC one

We have Fry’s in AZ (A Kroger company) and we go there all the time. When we started Constitutional Carry, I asked them about their concealed carry policy. Manager said, “I don’t care. People open carry in here all the time, so what’s the big deal?”


31 posted on 07/19/2012 11:02:10 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Bronzy

KROGER, PLEASE....DO NOT SETTLE!


32 posted on 07/19/2012 11:48:48 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Bronzy

The parasites are coming out in droves now.


33 posted on 07/20/2012 1:30:07 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Still Thinking
a second employee saw that Atkinson had the security guard in a headlock and that Atkinson was wearing a mask that obscured his face

Maybe what she believed was an "object" stuck in her back was actually a "headlock." And if he was wearing a mask that didn't obscure his face, would anyone notice he was even wearing a mask at all?

p.s., I'm glad he's dead.

34 posted on 07/20/2012 6:26:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Keeping the drama to a minimum)
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To: Bronzy; All
This is an interesting lawsuit, as the excuse for these anti-gun policies has always been that they immunize the store by preventing lawsuits.

Wisconsin's act 35, the shall issue law passed last year, actually does immunize business owners, if they do *not* prohibit guns in their establishments.

35 posted on 07/20/2012 7:20:41 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Tax-chick
Maybe what she believed was an "object" stuck in her back was actually a "headlock." And if he was wearing a mask that didn't obscure his face, would anyone notice he was even wearing a mask at all?

If it didn't obscure his face, can you even describe it as a "mask"? Maybe it was just an, uh, object!

p.s., I'm glad he's dead.

Me, too! I'm sure the guy was what I call an "oxygen thief", in addition to being an object-thief or money-thief.

36 posted on 07/20/2012 7:28:01 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

“And what’s your occupation, Trayvon?”

“I’m an object-thief!”


37 posted on 07/20/2012 8:02:31 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Has anyone seen my marbles?)
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To: Bronzy

former armed criminal

alt
Elijah Elliot (left), the former Kroger store manager who killed a would-be robber

(this guy looks clean and righteous to me)

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office ruled in January that Elliot was justified in shooting Atkinson and would not face criminal charges. Elliot was fired by Kroger for having the gun while on duty and decided not to accept an offer to return to the store after he was cleared of criminal wrongdoing.

38 posted on 07/20/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Please give yourself more credit than that! I’m new, so all of my posts are on a delay - until x amount of time passes and I’m deemed worthy of “real time” posting status. My post would’ve been 1 or 2. LOL


39 posted on 07/20/2012 11:27:38 AM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: Rebelbase

“If Obama had a son....”


40 posted on 07/20/2012 11:29:35 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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