“Following the verdict, the Contra Costa County District Attorney put out a brief statement saying the shooting was over disputed lemons and crab meat.”
This is a CRITICAL STATEMENT. DA’s have the right and the authority to determine who gets charged and who doesn’t. If you live in a Blue State and/or a Blue County, BE CAREFUL, as there may well be one of these DA’s that you wind up having to (very expensively) battle in court. Obviously I’m thankful she was cleared, but, as I’m assured everything else here agrees, she knows how to handle hardware and no one, not even the criminals, were in danger.
A REASONABLE DA wouldn’t have charged her. A reasonable, but Leftist, DA would have issued a statement such as the following: “While I disagree with the verdict of the jury, we respect that verdict”. This guy is a FLAMING LEFTIST (and by the way, crab meat isn’t cheap, and it is low-carb). These are very dangerous people and anyone who owns a gun needs to do all they can to stay clear of them...and one way is by choosing where you live (to the extent possible).
The lady is to be honored, not persecuted:
MARTINEZ Schitara Page was working the night security guard shift at a Richmond grocery store last Dec. 18 when she caught two shoplifters in the act. One punched her in the face and threw lemons at her as she followed them into the parking lot, she would later recall.
U.S. Army Sgt. Schitara Page was acquitted of misdemeanor charges. (Courtesy of Schitara Page)
Page, a 32-year-old sergeant in the U.S. Army and expert marksman, caught up with the suspects as they were climbing into a pickup truck with large tires. The driver allegedly hurled one final taunt before climbing in
She interpreted his comment as an imminent threat, and when the trucks wheels began to turn forward, Page drew her pistol and fired three times into one of the tires. The bullets flattened the tire, and the truck pulled out, heading away from Page.
It was something Page had never done before not in her nine years in the Army, which included tours in combat zones, and not several days earlier, when a sedan struck her in a similar encounter and she rolled over its hood rather than respond with force.
Had she been convicted, Page was unlikely to face much jail time because of her background, but she said it would have ruined her life.
All my careers would have ended. Anything I worked for in the military would have gone away; I wouldnt be able to attend law school, she said. Plus the fact that Im a single mom and, if something happens to me, my child has nowhere to go.
The truck pulled out of the space away from her. Police later arrested the men, who were attempting to drive away on three tires. But prosecutors declined to charge them and instead subpoenaed them as witnesses. They ducked the subpoena and did not testify, Pages attorney Joseph Tully said.