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(Boston Channel)   63 year old woman stands her ground against her estranged husband. No word on whether he was wearing a hoodie   (thebostonchannel.com) divider line 37
    More: Strange, hoodie, West Tisbury, Cape and Islands, gunshot wound  
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2012-03-28 10:01:06 AM  
White on white crime. non-story
 
2012-03-28 10:14:54 AM  
FTA: She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband.

I wonder if there's a way to go after a judge that denied restraining order request and violence was then done to the person the request was supposed to protect.
 
2012-03-28 10:23:43 AM  

SpaceyCat: FTA: She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband.

I wonder if there's a way to go after a judge that denied restraining order request and violence was then done to the person the request was supposed to protect.


No, there isn't. Legally, anyway...

/but if you have a gun, on the other hand...
 
2012-03-28 11:57:29 AM  
What? Perhaps he just needed a hug...

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2012-03-28 12:27:29 PM  
After she shot him, she just had to put this in his hand.

kulturekritic.com
 
2012-03-28 01:09:38 PM  
FTA: Kenneth Bloomquist shot his wife first and she returned fire

The second amendment hard at work
 
2012-03-28 01:10:01 PM  
Police said Kenneth Bloomquist shot his wife first and she returned fire.

That's gotta lead to some killer make-up sex.
 
2012-03-28 01:11:23 PM  

SpaceyCat: FTA: She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband.

I wonder if there's a way to go after a judge that denied restraining order request and violence was then done to the person the request was supposed to protect.


Scary, isn't it? Not that a restraining order would have helped her, no ?
 
2012-03-28 01:13:02 PM  
She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband.


The mind boggles.
 
2012-03-28 01:13:24 PM  
I used to wear hoodies, but I got an arrow to the knee before I could go full meme.
 
2012-03-28 01:13:54 PM  

SpaceyCat: FTA: She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband.

I wonder if there's a way to go after a judge that denied restraining order request and violence was then done to the person the request was supposed to protect.


She' supposed to *honor her husband. First a restraining order, then what?! Divorce? And ruin the sanctity of marriage? I think not. The judge was just doing his moral duty.

/amidoinitrite?
 
2012-03-28 01:20:43 PM  

SpaceyCat: FTA: She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband.

I wonder if there's a way to go after a judge that denied restraining order request and violence was then done to the person the request was supposed to protect.


You can try to have the judge impeached. Good luck with that. Shooting bad judges works 100% of the time.
 
2012-03-28 01:24:53 PM  
Tragic that a 16 year old girl should have to resort to violence
 
2012-03-28 01:43:59 PM  

SpaceyCat: FTA: She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband.

I wonder if there's a way to go after a judge that denied restraining order request and violence was then done to the person the request was supposed to protect.


How, specifically, do restraining orders prevent violence?
 
2012-03-28 01:57:15 PM  
1. he broke into her house
2. he shot her first

This has nothing to do with 'stand your ground' laws, subby. Quit trying to start a flame war where none exists. I'm sure the Zimmerman thread is still going strong.

I'm glad that the lady was armed, and not dumb enough to think, Oh well, he won't really kill me, right? Because that's what they usually think--right up until it's too late.
 
2012-03-28 02:01:34 PM  
favim.com
 
2012-03-28 02:05:26 PM  

Dimensio: How, specifically, do restraining orders prevent violence?


They don't. But they are still necessary. It's just one more layer of protection on top of personal due diligence (self, family, friends, neighbors)... then you have the City PD, the County Sheriff, and possibly a State DA or ADA.

Plus, if the perpetrator is even slightly non-crazy, the knowledge that: "if I do this, I will certainly go to jail" might help stall them.

/experience
//Glad the woman will be okay, glad the crazy husband is dead, hope the Judge who denied her feels like shiat.
 
2012-03-28 02:06:05 PM  
I get the feeling anyone who isn't bulletproof (or at least resistant) should stay out of Florida for the foreseeable future.
 
2012-03-28 02:12:21 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: I get the feeling anyone who isn't bulletproof (or at least resistant) should stay out of Florida for the foreseeable future.


Hey everybody, Massachusetts is now in Florida!
 
2012-03-28 02:25:19 PM  

BurnShrike: Police said Kenneth Bloomquist shot his wife first and she returned fire.

That's gotta lead to some killer make-up sex.


Instant zombie sex?
 
2012-03-28 02:25:24 PM  

Lunaville: She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband.


The mind boggles.


Don't you mean 'the mind bottles' ? You know, when things are so crazy it gets your thoughts all trapped, like in a bottle?
 
2012-03-28 02:27:10 PM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: BurnShrike: Police said Kenneth Bloomquist shot his wife first and she returned fire.

That's gotta lead to some killer make-up sex.

Instant zombie sex?


Viagra: If your stiffness lasts more than 4 hours, contact your doctor
Corpse: If your stiffness lasts more than 4 hours, party hard!
 
2012-03-28 02:27:33 PM  
Stop with the hoodie crap. It's already old.
 
2012-03-28 02:27:34 PM  
you mean he's un-circumsized
 
2012-03-28 02:28:57 PM  

Tawnos: Crotchrocket Slim: I get the feeling anyone who isn't bulletproof (or at least resistant) should stay out of Florida for the foreseeable future.

Hey everybody, Massachusetts is now in Florida!


Eh, it's what I get for not reading TFA, I admit it.

Still plenty of reason to avoid FL, guess I should practice my bullet dodging if I want to spend time in MA too?
 
2012-03-28 02:29:30 PM  

abhorrent1: Stop with the hoodie crap. It's already old.


Roger that, but Skittles are here to stay.
 
2012-03-28 02:33:52 PM  

Tawnos: Crotchrocket Slim: I get the feeling anyone who isn't bulletproof (or at least resistant) should stay out of Florida for the foreseeable future.

Hey everybody, Massachusetts is now in Florida!


Yes. That would explain the weird weather lately.

/this is a great thread to eat mashed potatoes to
 
2012-03-28 02:34:54 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Still plenty of reason to avoid FL, guess I should practice my bullet dodging if I want to spend time in MA too?


Only if you're planning on breaking into a residence to shoot your estranged ex who happens to be packing too...
 
2012-03-28 02:52:44 PM  

cryinoutloud: 1. he broke into her house
2. he shot her first

This has nothing to do with 'stand your ground' laws, subby. Quit trying to start a flame war where none exists. I'm sure the Zimmerman thread is still going strong.

I'm glad that the lady was armed, and not dumb enough to think, Oh well, he won't really kill me, right? Because that's what they usually think--right up until it's too late.


Sure it does. The woman has a legal right to be in her home, and instead of having the duty to retreat to a room with a deadbolt on the door and calling the police, she shot the farker. Stand Your Ground doesn't only apply to a person using lethal force outdoors.
 
2012-03-28 02:59:57 PM  
This is the sort of thing SYG was written for, not to indemnify some wannabe police officer on a power trip.
 
2012-03-28 03:08:06 PM  
If the President had a 63 year old estranged husband....he would look exactly like Kenneth Bloomquist ...
 
2012-03-28 03:40:22 PM  

Kalashinator: Sure it does. The woman has a legal right to be in her home, and instead of having the duty to retreat to a room with a deadbolt on the door and calling the police, she shot the farker. Stand Your Ground doesn't only apply to a person using lethal force outdoors.


This is castle defense. Subby was trying to stir the pot, like we need more of that around here.
 
2012-03-28 04:21:52 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Dimensio: How, specifically, do restraining orders prevent violence?

They don't. But they are still necessary. It's just one more layer of protection on top of personal due diligence (self, family, friends, neighbors)... then you have the City PD, the County Sheriff, and possibly a State DA or ADA.

Plus, if the perpetrator is even slightly non-crazy, the knowledge that: "if I do this, I will certainly go to jail" might help stall them.

/experience
//Glad the woman will be okay, glad the crazy husband is dead, hope the Judge who denied her feels like shiat.


It goes beyond this. Most domestic violence and eventually violent stalkers begin with a pattern of escalation. You hopefully get the restraining order before it reaches 'next time I'm coming at night with a gun'. Then they have a choice, as the above said, they can say, "Oh...maybe I should stop bothering her now." Or, the next time they sneak over to slash her tires or mutilate a neighborhood pet and leave it on her doorstep as they work themselves up to full blown crazy they go on a nice long staycation where they get to think things over.

Hurrhurrhurr 'restraining orders don't do nuffin' is absolutely idiotic. They're not the solution to everything, but neither is a gun. Absolute best case scenario for anyone short of John Rambo ITG, and assuming the assailant is an idiot, the gun gives you 50/50 odds. Assuming they're not an idiot and want you dead, you die in your sleep shot in the back. A restraining order exists to create an opportunity to stop the escalation of crazy. Short of someone using one to harass or create undue hardship for someone else, there shouldn't ever be a reason to deny or even bother fighting a restraining order. The sane answer to a restraining order is, "Okay. Well...bye. Judge, can we make that mutual?"
 
2012-03-28 04:36:58 PM  

abhorrent1: Stop with the hoodie crap. It's already old.


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2012-03-28 04:47:21 PM  
FTFA - She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband.


WTF?!?!



I understand not giving out restraining orders like candy, but considering how this story ended with the wife returning fire after hubby shot her, I'd like to know why the judge thought she didn't deserve one. I mean, usually there's some sort of escalation, such as punching or slapping, before the firearms come out. If she was in fear of this man - and she clearly had the right to be afraid - why did the judge not grant her this one simple bit of paper? Did he think she was lying? Someone's got some 'splaining to do.
 
2012-03-28 06:15:11 PM  

Rubberband Girl: FTFA - She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband. WTF?!?! I understand not giving out restraining orders like candy, but considering how this story ended with the wife returning fire after hubby shot her, I'd like to know why the judge thought she didn't deserve one. I mean, usually there's some sort of escalation, such as punching or slapping, before the firearms come out. If she was in fear of this man - and she clearly had the right to be afraid - why did the judge not grant her this one simple bit of paper? Did he think she was lying? Someone's got some 'splaining to do.


Because the judge knew she could out-gun him?
/Which she did
//Bullets fly thru paper
///Saw it on Mythbusters
 
2012-03-28 07:25:15 PM  
Well, if she doesn't have one, she can buy it from Trayvon's momma.

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But she just missed out on the Obama hoodie sale

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