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?
Reports of a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport have begun to come in.
1 posted on 11/1/2013 11:52:58 AM by reegs
I blame O..
Wag the dog, much, Obama? Need a nice distraction from your Obamacare disaster?
4 posted on 11/1/2013 11:54:07 AM by reegs
8 posted on 11/1/2013 11:55:14 AM by dfwgator
Just to show even Freepers (some of them, anyway) have bullshit circuit breakers…
To: dfwgator; reegs
Please, really? Obama does not make the world go round. You look very silly when you start attributing EVERY little incident to Obama. This is (in the grand scheme) a minor incident that will be old news in a few hours. Relax.
20 posted on 11/1/2013 11:58:51 AM by bigdaddy45
DON’T TELL ME TO FUCKIN RELAX, COMMIE!!
I bet it was an Obamaoperative
26 posted on 11/1/2013 12:00:50 PM by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
An unknown political novice who has never visited Washington, D.C., won a special election for Louisiana’s 5th District seat Saturday on the endorsement of the “Duck Dynasty” family and a promise to fix Obamacare.
Vance McAllister beat establishment candidate Neil Riser, a state senator, in Saturday’s runoff election created when former Rep. Rodney Alexander resigned on Sept. 26 to become secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs under Republican Governor Bobby Jindal.
This whole time, I thought that FReepers supported conservatives, and opposed liberals. During the past year or so, it seems that more and more FReepers reflexively oppose anyone *accused of being an “establishment” candidate* (based solely on the fact that he is in elective office and/or is endorsed by some elected officials), and support anyone who claims to be a “Tea Partier” (even when their words and deeds are liberal!) so long as such person never has held elective office. Had Ralph Nader claimed to be a “Tea Partier” in 1984, I guess these blinded conservatives would have supported Nader over that “GOP-e” figure Ronald Reagan running for reelection with the endorsement of 99% of elected Republicans nationwide.
I hope that McAllister was only pretending to be a liberal during the run-off to fool Democrats to vote for him and thus defeat Riser (who was, undoubtedly, the preferred candidate of Republicans and conservatives in LA-05). That would mean that McAllister is dishonest and unfit to be in public office, but at least he wouldn’t have a pro-amnesty, soft-on-Obamacare, liberal voting record.
11 posted on 11/18/2013 7:06:55 AM by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won’t protect innocent babies, what ma kes you think that he’ll defend your rights?)
To: Timber Rattler
Self-styled evangelicals often soft on issues such as immigration and social services (health care, education, welfare benefits). Think ex-Gov. Huckaphony.
14 posted on 11/18/2013 7:28:49 AM by twister881
(Who Would Jesus Deport?)
To: Timber Rattler; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican
Yeah really. How ‘bout them liberal positions on shamesty and Obamacare? How about that support he got from democrats? Why would the the democrats support the more conservative choice?
Do you and Mr. Duck Face have anything to say about that? Hmm?
27 posted on 11/19/2013 3:55:47 PM by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
Rep. Trey Radel, a Freshman Republican Congressman from Florida, hasapologized to his constituents today, sincehe hasbeen charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession.
Radel was arrested back on Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C. According to MSNBC, he was in D.C. Superior Court Tuesdayandwill have another court appearance Wednesday morning. Ifhe’sconvicted, he could be sentenced to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000.
“I’m profoundly sorry to let down my family, particularly my wife and son, andthepeople of Southwest Florida,” Redel said in a statement, reports CNN. “I struggle with the disease of alcoholism,and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. As thefather of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them.”
Radel, a former journalist, did not say he would resign, instead that he hopes to set an example for others dealing with addiction. “I know I have a problem and will do whatever is necessary to overcome it, hopefully setting an example for others struggling with this disease,” he said.
Tea Party guy…the Miami media is celebrating this today…you know, the same media that ignores the Clown’s destruction of America.
I say screw the contrite route. People who apologize are NOT respected. He shouldn’t have done it. It’s weak.
Not only should he NOT resign, he needs to be arrogantly defiant. Maybe double down and smoke some weed too. I am dead serious. I am sick of all the weak apologizing. The Dems get away with being in your face defiant. It works.
I would call you bugfuck nuts, but then I’d have to go out and apologise to the bugs.
This is one of the little negatives as the Tea Party enthusiasm progresses. Wannabe players will toss their name around and pretend to be good-standing citizens and supporting Tea Party values.
The truth is…you generally know a limited amount of information about these characters. Maybe the majority are clean and good decent leaders. But as we see in this case…Radel was screwed up before the election process, and screwed up after the election process.
Let him resign, and let the Governor appoint some guy as a temp. That West guy could fill the seat till elections.
Bottom line…we clean up our mess and proceed on.
3 posted on 11/20/2013 4:33:53 AM by pepsionice
The media is salivating because he voted for drug testing for food stamp recipients.
7 posted on 11/20/2013 4:46:18 AM by gattaca (“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Mark Twain)
I guess there’s got to be some way they can blame this on the Dems…
Some years ago, the Congressional GOP came up with the brilliant idea of holding members of Congress to a higher standard by forcing a member to resign if they were charged with any kind of felony. Them Democrats kept their mouths shut. When the GOP couldn’t get support to make it law, they decided to lead by setting an example and at make it a rule for members on their own side of the aisle. The Democrats kept their mouths shut. This guy is toast, just because he is GOP and must follow the others that have been forced off the Hill because of some stupid poison pill the GOP forced on itself years ago.
19 posted on 11/20/2013 5:38:59 AM by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
There ya go!
Of course, no one’s blamed the Negro Nero ( I just love that one ) yet.
To: southern rock
I’ll be shocked to hear the DEMs upset over this, especially since Obama has admitted to using Cocaine and being a Pot head. And of course a drunkard.
17 posted on 11/20/2013 5:28:27 AM by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you’ll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
The Republican Party does not need to lower itself to the standards of the Democrat(sic) Party.
Wonderful. Enjoy the stench of defeat while the party that you are sooooo high above fundamentally transforms America right out from under your high horse. .
Agreed. You apologize for an unintended consequence or for something that was no fault of your own and you might have been expected to stop it in retrospect. One is not “sorry” when they’re doing something they thought they’d get away with…they’re caught.
Even if he is a true conservative,
he should’ve been smart enough to look around and see how many pols are obviously compromised. He should’ve not run, but instead supported a candidate who would not embarrass constitutional conservative momentum.
At this point, he probably can’t be blackmailed for his (if it’s now former) drug habit. Maybe he could finish his term with dignity and vote like a true conservative…and be part of finding a constitutional conservative replacement for the next election.
I read somewhere he supported the Dream Act. How conservative can he really be?
26 posted on 11/20/2013 7:13:13 AM by grania
To: southern rock
I agree… tell the press to FOAD and clean up your act. Cocaine is so 1980’s anyway.
15 posted on 11/20/2013 5:26:15 AM by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)