Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Gruesome grab bag edition

Good Monday morning, everyone! We’re going to start with some new stuff and also dip into the older stuff – because there is no “sell-by” date on stupidity.

First – they’re standing their ground! (composite thread – and several were yanked by moderators for some reason)

‘I can’t believe I’ve been shot’: Last words of man killed by retired police captain (truncated)
Daily Mail Online ^ | January 13, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:04:00 PM by centurion316

A 43-year-old father was shot dead by a retired cop in a Florida cinema after a row about him texting his three-year-old daughter as they waited for the movie to start, witnesses said.

Chad Oulson was shot in front of his wife and horrified movie-goers during an argument with 71-year-old Curtis Reeves.

The victim’s wife, Nicole, was injured in the shooting after holding her hands out to try to shield Mr Oulson during the confrontation at a movie theater near Tampa on Monday.

After Reeves fired at his chest the victim was heard saying: ‘I can’t believe I got shot’, according to Fox News.

Reeves, who is facing life in prison if found guilty, has been charged with second-degree murder. During a hearing on Tuesday he appeared via video link, wearing a green suicide smock – a fire resistant outfit that can’t be torn or turned into a noose.

The judge ruled he should be held without bond because of the severity of the charges, but the no bond ruling can’t be confirmed until a live hearing with Reeves.

**************************************

Apparently this guy didn’t like people texting in the movie theater, even before the movie started. The penalty for noncompliance with demands to cease being death.

Of course, by federal law, retired law enforcement officer who meet certain conditions are permitted to concealed carry. It’s just ordinary citizens who can be restricted from doing so in order to protect the public. I wonder who protects the public from retired LEO’s?

1 posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:04:00 PM by centurion316
So – all ex-cops are now evil creatures.
Got it.

To: centurion316

To serve, protect and defend-—yeh, right.

3 posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:10:14 PM by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
I said I GOT IT!.
Jeez.
On the other side, however:

To: centurion316
he appeared via video link, wearing a green suicide smock – a fire resistant outfit that can’t be torn or turned into a noose.

Hell, I would give him a noose, a razor blade, and a bottle of potassium cyanide and save the state the expense of trying and housing him.

9 posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:14:39 PM by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)

To: centurion316
During the hearing, Reeves’ attorney said he ‘had every right to defend himself’ after the victim threw a bag of popcorn at him.

Yeah, people are killed or seriously injured by thrown popcorn on a daily basis. </sarcasm>

10 posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:14:44 PM by DoodleDawg
I can see how this would conflict the Freeperatis’ hive mind. On the one hand, they’ve all wanted to shoot someone who pissed them off. On the other, they mostly hate cops.
Some see this as a teachable moment:

To: Repeat Offender
In a just world, he’d be hung from the neck until dead in front of the county courthouse

So far it sounds like a clean self-defense shooting. The other man threw something at the ex-cop, he felt that he was in danger and shot the man.

I’m not sure how this couldn’t be self-defense, but I’m sure they’ll crucify him.

13 posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:17:22 PM by TexasGunLover (“Either you’re with us or you’re with the terrorists.”– President George W. Bush)

To: centurion316

I take the cops side in this. All the guy had to do was shut off his damn cellphone. He got increasingly belligerent and the ex-cop obviously felt threatened.

I’m sick and tired of belligerent bullies. Mean people suck. Don’t be an ass, you never know who you’re dealing with and what they have on them.

19 posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:23:47 PM by TheRhinelander
And of course, some can always find the real issue hiding behind the bad-guy-with-a-bag confrontation:

To: Balding_Eagle

And I’m guessing the race of the offending “texter.”

I would NOT be surprised if his name was Jamal.

I’ll get flamed for this fer shere.

But typically, if there is a nuisance in a movie house, its usually a wigger or a …

23 posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 5:52:26 PM by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don’t like it.)
Oops – he was white.
But thanks for playing. Now go cut your balls off so you can’t reproduce.

To: driftdiver

Popcorn is thrown in his face, he’s taken by surprise, can’t see…who knows what’s coming next?

83 posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:57:01 AM by Wolfie
Some Rasinettes?

To: bill1952

…and he should be punished. He did the wrong thing, what he should have done is walk away.

The fact is the guy would be alive he wasn’t a jerk.Just think of all the people saved from the jerk’s behavior. I’m sure this wasn’t his first episode.

33 posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:30:52 PM by TheRhinelander
But definitely his last. And his wife widow will definitely think twice about getting involved with smartphone users if she ever starts dating again.

To: TheRhinelander
All the guy had to do was shut off his damn cellphone.

Mosey down here and tell me to turn my phone off and see how well that works for you.

83 posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:09:55 PM by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
From my cold – dead – HANDS!
Older stuff after the pause for station identification…