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Families want justice for suspects killed after robbery of Krick's Korner store in Reading (PA)
WFMZ.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Liz Kilmer

Posted on 11/07/2013 4:40:30 AM PST by Timber Rattler

Family members of the two masked men shot to death after allegedly robbing a store in Reading spoke out Tuesday.

"It's not fair," said Virginia Medina, mother of 24-year-old William Medina, who police said robbed Krick's Korner store alongside 18-year-old Robert De Carr on Monday.

The two men were shot and killed by a private citizen while leaving the store, and family members want to see charges pressed.

"[William] had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for," said Medina. "He took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free."

"How about if people just start running around here, policing the city on their own? How much worse is it going to get?" said Peter Ratel, Medina's cousin.

The family members said they are hurt by comments suggesting the alleged robbers were "thugs."

According to Medina, William was "no big hard criminal" and was rather a family-man who loved his young daughter.

Robert De Carr was described similarly by his sister, Taylor De Carr. "My brother was a good kid," she told 69 News.

(Excerpt) Read more at wfmz.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; bang; decarr; justice; medina; publicservice; reading; robertdecarr; williammedina
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Some humor this morning to lighten the mood...

The original story:

Shots fired at corner store in Reading; 2 people dead Men shot had just robbed store of lottery tickets, cigarettes, police say

Two men, both armed with guns and wearing masks, had just left the store with stolen cigarettes and lottery tickets when they were confronted by the "concerned citizen," telling both suspects that he was going to call police and advising them to stay where they were, said Berks County District Attorney John Adams. A brief scuffle ensued, during which the suspects pulled out their guns, Adams said. The citizen then pulled out his gun, for which he had a license to carry, and shot both suspects, said Adams, who personally reviewed surveillance video of the scene.

1 posted on 11/07/2013 4:40:30 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Looks like justice was already served.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 4:42:13 AM PST by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: Timber Rattler
According to Medina, William was "no big hard criminal" and was rather a family-man who loved his young daughter.

He just robbed a store with a stolen gun, and then pointed that gun at another citizen. Yeah, what a great guy!/s
3 posted on 11/07/2013 4:42:42 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Timber Rattler

More then a thug. A thug punk, wearing his goofy Bulls hat and the proud owner of an Apple iphone. Must’ve paid for that with a previous robbery.


4 posted on 11/07/2013 4:45:45 AM PST by albie
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To: Hacksaw

Looks like they took guns to a gunfight and lost. Justice served.


5 posted on 11/07/2013 4:45:53 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Timber Rattler

They were only working men to bad their work was robbing.


6 posted on 11/07/2013 4:47:41 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Timber Rattler
William had no right to steal something he could have bought.
He had no right to threaten others with a gun while committing a crime.
A store owner has the right to defend himself with deadly force if necessary.

Case Closed.

7 posted on 11/07/2013 4:47:49 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Timber Rattler

Armed robbery has always carried the occupational hazard of getting your ass blown away. It is gratifying that this is still true!!!


8 posted on 11/07/2013 4:47:49 AM PST by ontap
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To: Timber Rattler

If Obama had two more sons?


9 posted on 11/07/2013 4:48:25 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Timber Rattler

I can’t fathom the mindset of these incompetent fools. Would they be ok, if someone broke into their home and stole their stuff? Plain and simple, if the perpetrators were such model citizens, they would not have robbed the store. They got what they deserved.


10 posted on 11/07/2013 4:48:33 AM PST by TejanoJim
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To: Timber Rattler

So according to these sharptons the man in the mask with the gun barrel pointed at your head has more rights to his life than you do.

I disagree.


11 posted on 11/07/2013 4:50:56 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Timber Rattler
What they don't want to tell you is that Reading is full to the brim with illegals from the Dominican Republic pretending to be from Puerto Rico. They also, of course, are all on welfare. The nations of the world are basically sending all the poverty and crime to the USA.
12 posted on 11/07/2013 4:51:02 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Timber Rattler

Were they aspiring rappers too?


13 posted on 11/07/2013 4:52:28 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Hacksaw
"How about if people just start running around here, policing the city on their own? How much worse is it going to get?" said Peter Ratel, Medina's cousin.

Let me answer that for you Pete. As a CCW holder living in a little town just outside Reading, it's going to get a LOT better with armed law-abiding citizens taking out the trash that the cops aren't able to do because they are taking out the trash somewhere else.

14 posted on 11/07/2013 4:52:41 AM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Timber Rattler
Families want justice for suspects killed after robbery of Krick's Korner store in Reading (PA)

WHAT?? Shoot them again?

15 posted on 11/07/2013 4:53:19 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Were they aspiring rappers too?

Who had just turned their lives around and who helped their grandmothers across the street.

16 posted on 11/07/2013 4:54:51 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"...and was rather a family-man who loved his young daughter."

Well give the dead loser a frickin' medal for loving his daughter. Holy crap, and we set the bar any lower?

17 posted on 11/07/2013 4:55:56 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

There is only one reason why SHARPTON and JACKSON are NOT on the scene - the “perps” ARE NOT black. Otherwise, we would be seeing those two buffoons in Reading, PA organizing a march, “NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE{.


18 posted on 11/07/2013 4:59:30 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Timber Rattler

well, this one is on video, so we really do get to see “who shot john”


19 posted on 11/07/2013 5:02:00 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Timber Rattler

If the cops had shot the armed masked robbers they would be immediately condemned by a certain group of posters here.


20 posted on 11/07/2013 5:02:22 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Timber Rattler

Anyone want to bet that these two Democrats won’t vote in the next election?


21 posted on 11/07/2013 5:03:13 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Respectfully, Mrs Medina has no idea what she is talking about. Her son threatened other people's lives, and forfeit his own as a result. Had he pointed his firearm at the police the result almost surely would have been the same.

What we have here is a typical liberal reaction to an outcome they don't like. Your son is dead? Obviously it is "not fair". Anything liberals don't like is not fair, racist, etc. Well Mrs Medina, the cold hard truth is the outcome here was very fair. Your son got exactly what he deserved.

22 posted on 11/07/2013 5:04:18 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Another link to this story:

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/2-Shot-Killed-in-Attempted-Robbery-230539261.html


23 posted on 11/07/2013 5:04:21 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Alaska Wolf

You can’t compare a justified shooting ton what a lot of police are pulling off these days, it’s the same in Canada, they’re a force unto their own. It’s an us vs them mentality. I know a couple who aren’t, but by and large that’s the way of it.


24 posted on 11/07/2013 5:08:55 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf
what a lot of police are pulling off these days

Give me some numbers and your sources.

25 posted on 11/07/2013 5:10:59 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Timber Rattler

Eff ‘em. The dead punk thugs and their morally diseased relatives.


26 posted on 11/07/2013 5:11:19 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
If the cops had shot the armed masked robbers they would be immediately condemned by a certain group of posters here.

I have never seen anyone on this board condemn any LEOs who dispatch armed masked robbers into the afterlife.

27 posted on 11/07/2013 5:11:34 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Why are there so many ‘youths’ of a certain tint who rob, rape, maim and kill?
Answer. Because their families see nothing wrong with robbing, raping, maiming and killing people of a different tint, and defend them and call them innocent even when it’s obvious that they are guilty.


28 posted on 11/07/2013 5:11:52 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Give me some numbers and your sources.

Google "police shoot dog" and get back to us.

29 posted on 11/07/2013 5:12:41 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
"How about if people just start running around here, policing the city on their own?"

LOL, yeah, that'd be awful.

30 posted on 11/07/2013 5:13:21 AM PST by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Heading to work, don’t have the time nor the desire to do so, if you don’t see it, your head is in the sand and nothing I can do will help anyways.


31 posted on 11/07/2013 5:13:26 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Red in Blue PA

Next will be sharpton and Co.

Then the Armed Citizen will become a White Mexican Racist in the media.

Followed by the department of just us...


32 posted on 11/07/2013 5:15:13 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Timber Rattler
i would asked (the parents) for $$$$ for the bullets.
..swift justice was served swiftly & hard.

33 posted on 11/07/2013 5:15:40 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Timber Rattler
The little scumbag POSs GOT Justice.

Fair would be your worthless @$$ being shot for bringing them into this world to bother, harass, and rob decent people.

34 posted on 11/07/2013 5:17:42 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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Google "police shoot dog" and get back to us.

There is an estimated 70,000,000 dogs in the US. How many have been shot by cops? How many euthanized at shelters? https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Statistics/Pages/Market-research-statistics-US-pet-ownership.aspx

35 posted on 11/07/2013 5:17:56 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Timber Rattler
"[William] had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for,"

I wonder if this person usually makes as much sense as this? William had no right to die?

36 posted on 11/07/2013 5:19:11 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Timber Rattler

If they want justice, how about going after their drug dealers, maybe IF they stayed clean all this could’ve been avoided. How about a thug hall of fame? These two can be inductees right alongside St Trayvon.


37 posted on 11/07/2013 5:19:22 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Bulwyf
nothing I can do will help

That's a piss poor attitude. The Canadians I know are can do people. You must be in Ontario.

38 posted on 11/07/2013 5:20:16 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Timber Rattler

Shoot the family members too.


39 posted on 11/07/2013 5:20:20 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Alaska Wolf
How many have been shot by cops?

Too many.

Google results for "Police Shoot Dog."

Oh BTW...

Botched Paramilitary Police Raids

40 posted on 11/07/2013 5:20:48 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: TejanoJim

Hey! These folks are just trying to make a living! You don’t think they have a right to make a living?


41 posted on 11/07/2013 5:20:50 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: from occupied ga
"shoot them again"
LOL!
well.. Again and again, as long as necessary or you run out of ammo.

42 posted on 11/07/2013 5:21:47 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Sloth

The baby momma was saying that the “killer got away scot-free”.
What does she have against the Scottish?


43 posted on 11/07/2013 5:21:55 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: 9422WMR

Good for the gene pool.


44 posted on 11/07/2013 5:23:16 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Google cops shoot armed robbers and get back to us.


45 posted on 11/07/2013 5:23:24 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

The certain group of posters to which you refer would have no problem with police shooting people who are pointing guns at them after robbing a store at gunpoint. Those certain posters are not favorable to criminals whether wearing masks or badges.


46 posted on 11/07/2013 5:24:02 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Timber Rattler

They got justice. They have heard of the money Travon’s parents made from Travon getting shot. And are trying to do the same thing. Look for more of the same to happen as the “parents” of the hoodlums discover that their spawn are worth more dead than alive.


47 posted on 11/07/2013 5:25:03 AM PST by sport
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To: Timber Rattler
Too many.

That's nothing more than an opinion. You know what is said about opinions, don't you?

48 posted on 11/07/2013 5:25:11 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Timber Rattler

This is what most CCWers rarely get taught — all of the legal crap that occurs after the shoot. First, the cops and DA investigate you and in some localities file criminal charges. Then the family finds a greasy lawyer to sue you in civil court. Then sometimes the dead guys gang comes after you. The real fight beings after the shoot. Now if youre a cop you get to pass go and have a fist full of get out of jail free cards.


49 posted on 11/07/2013 5:26:01 AM PST by 556x45
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To: Timber Rattler
Eric Holder's people believe that violent crime is a legitimate career path, and armed victims are an OSHA violation.
50 posted on 11/07/2013 5:26:16 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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