Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

And self-defense in Philadelphia, PA? Who knew? Not this guy. Armed robbery suspect shot dead by victim he was trying to rob in West Philadelphia.

Police say the suspect, roughly 25 to 30 years old, was attempting to rob a man who was sitting on the front steps of his home at gunpoint.

The resident had a license to carry and opened fire on the would-be robber. Police said the victim fired the shots in self-defense.

And while I’m no lawyer, I would be surprised to find that you need a concealed carry license to be armed on your own property, even in Pennsylvania.

The would-be bad-guy ran off and collapsed. Cops took him to a local hospital, but he died from his wounds.

Self-defense is a human-right, and it might just be your legal right in Philadelphia. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

2 thoughts on “Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

  1. “Police say the suspect, roughly 25 to 30 years old, was attempting to rob a man who was sitting on the front steps of his home at gunpoint.”

    my 5th grade teacher would slap this “journalist” in the mouth, with a fish.

    the suspect was robbing him at gunpoint. the ( not a ) victim was not ” sitting on the front steps of his home at gunpoint.”

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    • While it is unclear, you could fix it to be grammatically correct with one comma, so I’m afraid this earns the grammar police badge.

      I gave up castigating Professional Journalists for their grammar a while back. They also don’t know how to spell anything related to firearms. “Shot gun” instead of shotgun is a fairly common mistake. When you point it out to them, they get all defensive, because they’ve never been called on anything in their lives. “Everyone’s a winner” or something.

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