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2012-06-05 04:16:52 AM  
Shoulda carried his own bow too.

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2012-06-05 04:50:17 AM  
In a news release, police said there was a brief stand-off with Taylor, and officers used a taser on him to get him into custody.




Why would you bother with the taser on a guy with a 9mm handgun in hand who just shot a man?
 
2012-06-05 05:20:53 AM  

doglover: In a news release, police said there was a brief stand-off with Taylor, and officers used a taser on him to get him into custody.

Why would you bother with the taser on a guy with a 9mm handgun in hand who just shot a man?


I don't know, he wasn't threatening anyone at the moment and it's a safer way to bring him into the justice system? But no, better to double tap the head.

Jackass.
 
2012-06-05 06:11:42 AM  

GAT_00: I don't know, he wasn't threatening anyone at the moment


He had a gun and needed to be subdued by tasers.

I don't believe he was actually cooperating. Hence the word "standoff"

Also, I mean, he shot a man he'd been harassing for a long time with a crossbow and tried to use the handgun as well.


I'd like the story to give more details on how they brought him in. Because all evidence points to a real piece of work.
 
2012-06-05 07:07:55 AM  

doglover: GAT_00: I don't know, he wasn't threatening anyone at the moment

He had a gun and needed to be subdued by tasers.

I don't believe he was actually cooperating. Hence the word "standoff"

Also, I mean, he shot a man he'd been harassing for a long time with a crossbow and tried to use the handgun as well.


I'd like the story to give more details on how they brought him in. Because all evidence points to a real piece of work.


Well luckily for you they tasered him so we can actually find out, since shooting him and talking to him are opposite goals. I doubt you thought that through.
 
2012-06-05 09:12:18 AM  

GAT_00: doglover: GAT_00: I don't know, he wasn't threatening anyone at the moment

He had a gun and needed to be subdued by tasers.

I don't believe he was actually cooperating. Hence the word "standoff"

Also, I mean, he shot a man he'd been harassing for a long time with a crossbow and tried to use the handgun as well.


I'd like the story to give more details on how they brought him in. Because all evidence points to a real piece of work.

Well luckily for you they tasered him so we can actually find out, since shooting him and talking to him are opposite goals. I doubt you thought that through.


He harassed a man repeatedly and finally broke a court order to assault that man in his own home with a crossbow and handgun then resisted arrest. I've seen videos of cops shooting people who won't drop guns who haven't done anything wrong with them yet. This guy did A LOT of wrong.


I wanna know how he wound up getting tased. Bringing in people like him alive is a far lower priority than protecting the lives and health of LEOs and private citizens. I guess he dropped the gun and then got surly or something,
 
2012-06-05 09:27:40 AM  
Crossbow? That farker already got the Dawnguard DLC?!

/Why yes, I am trying to derail this topic into discussing Dawnguard
 
2012-06-05 09:49:43 AM  
This fits in perfectly with other recent news.

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2012-06-05 10:06:23 AM  
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2012-06-05 10:51:46 AM  
they shared the house? sounds like the meteorologist got the shaft on that living arrangement.
 
2012-06-05 10:52:41 AM  
"There's a nip in the air. The cold won't be good for my crops, it never is."

/So why the FARK are your trying to farm in SKYRIM????
 
2012-06-05 10:53:21 AM  
*blinks then stares at coffee* I wake up, go to work, and this happens in my city
 
2012-06-05 10:54:20 AM  
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2012-06-05 10:55:54 AM  
Was he right all the time?
Did he know when there'd be snow in Toledo
and freezing rain in Niagara Falls?

Did he have a reputation
as a master of prognostication?
 
2012-06-05 10:57:41 AM  
I saw "crossbow" and my first thought was "raging redneck."

Then I looked and saw "Johnson City, Tennessee."

Yup.

/also.
 
2012-06-05 10:57:55 AM  
doglover
In a news release, police said there was a brief stand-off with Taylor, and officers used a taser on him to get him into custody.
Why would you bother with the taser on a guy with a 9mm handgun in hand who just shot a man?


Because hippies like Gat dont mind other people needlessly putting their lives at extra risk.
 
2012-06-05 10:59:47 AM  
I used to be a weatherman like you, but then I took a arrow crossbow bolt to the knee chest.

FTA:

"According to police, Williams had a crossbow bolt, which is the arrow used when firing the weapon, sticking from his chest when they arrived on scene."
 
2012-06-05 10:59:58 AM  
. . . then tried to garrote him as he escaped through window, jumped from window onto prostate body wearing ice climbing shoes, almost killed him with Malaysian Gate set up beforehand near the carport, partially destroyed his left foot with the tripwire grenade in tuna can trick . . .
 
2012-06-05 11:03:07 AM  
Bad forecast?
 
2012-06-05 11:05:48 AM  
was he spooked by a cockroach like that one weatherman?
 
2012-06-05 11:06:46 AM  
When I was a kid, I'd stand up on the hill overlooking the fairgrounds and fire arrows into the crowd.
 
2012-06-05 11:06:57 AM  

doglover: GAT_00: doglover: GAT_00: I don't know, he wasn't threatening anyone at the moment

He had a gun and needed to be subdued by tasers.

I don't believe he was actually cooperating. Hence the word "standoff"

Also, I mean, he shot a man he'd been harassing for a long time with a crossbow and tried to use the handgun as well.


I'd like the story to give more details on how they brought him in. Because all evidence points to a real piece of work.

Well luckily for you they tasered him so we can actually find out, since shooting him and talking to him are opposite goals. I doubt you thought that through.

He harassed a man repeatedly and finally broke a court order to assault that man in his own home with a crossbow and handgun then resisted arrest. I've seen videos of cops shooting people who won't drop guns who haven't done anything wrong with them yet. This guy did A LOT of wrong.


I wanna know how he wound up getting tased. Bringing in people like him alive is a far lower priority than protecting the lives and health of LEOs and private citizens. I guess he dropped the gun and then got surly or something,


He's white. Hence the taser instead of a barrage of bullets in which the officers only stop to reload.
 
2012-06-05 11:07:08 AM  
?pleasegreenthisprettyplease

Very honorable, subby.

Also, which one of you a-holes left this gem in the comments?
TheBlueOyster June 4, 2012 8:44 PM writes:

This is very serious! As members of our community, it's terrible to hear that two fabulous gentlemen have fallen into the clutches of loves despair. Surely, Rob didn't deserve to be attacked and almost murdered, oh goodness no! For that, Taylor will not be invited back to our pride parades in the future.

Another thing I wonder, did the WJHL weather department mascot, the Gerbil Lemmiwinks, suffer anything from this attack? I know they are a really, really close knit group of fellas over there and I just really hate to hear this. We are proud of you Rob! The whole gang at the YMCA is supporting you in these hard times!
 
2012-06-05 11:07:27 AM  
In after the Ted-Nugenty "just blow their brains out" types.
 
2012-06-05 11:08:23 AM  
The Stealth Hippopotamus:

I give her a shot, if you know what I mean and I think you do.
 
2012-06-05 11:10:41 AM  
Crossbow Bolts:
www.acasports.co.uk

Crossbow Quarrels:
www.dudleycastle.org.uk

Crossbow Geek:
www.positech.co.uk

That should wrap it up...
 
2012-06-05 11:11:00 AM  

Beerguy: I used to be a weatherman like you, but then I took a arrow crossbow bolt to the knee chest.

FTA:

"According to police, Williams had a crossbow bolt, which is the arrow used when firing the weapon, sticking from his chest when they arrived on scene."


Somebody doesn't play videogames, apparently.
 
2012-06-05 11:15:27 AM  
I live in east TN so I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-06-05 11:16:07 AM  
An arrow in the knee, people. In the knee.
 
2012-06-05 11:17:20 AM  

GAT_00: doglover: In a news release, police said there was a brief stand-off with Taylor, and officers used a taser on him to get him into custody.

Why would you bother with the taser on a guy with a 9mm handgun in hand who just shot a man?

I don't know, he wasn't threatening anyone at the moment and it's a safer way to bring him into the justice system? But no, better to double tap the head.

Jackass.


I will be sure to reference this post when the guy gets out on parole and ends up killing the weatherman.
 
2012-06-05 11:20:49 AM  
Let me guess. Someone stole your storm front?
 
2012-06-05 11:21:29 AM  

Geotpf: Beerguy: I used to be a weatherman like you, but then I took a arrow crossbow bolt to the knee chest.

FTA:

"According to police, Williams had a crossbow bolt, which is the arrow used when firing the weapon, sticking from his chest when they arrived on scene."

Somebody doesn't play videogames, apparently.


It is a Skyrim reference, however, I just thought the headline would have been funnier the way I wrote it.

/Gamer since 1976
 
2012-06-05 11:26:08 AM  

doglover: In a news release, police said there was a brief stand-off with Taylor, and officers used a taser on him to get him into custody.

Why would you bother with the taser on a guy with a 9mm handgun in hand who just shot a man?


I can only assume that he didn't have the gun in his hand. But TFA says "Police found him sitting on a dock below the house with the pistol in his hand." Perhaps they told him to throw the pistol away and he complied, so then they were safely able to taser him.
 
2012-06-05 11:27:26 AM  
Hello all, this is Rob Williams with today's forecast. The cold front continues to move in from the north west. Expect colder temps this evening with a chance of showers overnight. Tomorrow morning, you'll awake to clear skies and raising temperatures. It will be beach perfect weather for those lucky people taking an early weekend.

For the rest of the weekend, it will be sun shine and warmer temps. Expect 90's so plan accordingly. But if you are a certain Gerald D. Taylor, the weather forecast is much more gloomy. Expect an evening of get out of my place followed by a chance of rain of blows from police batons if you don't obey the court order. Overnight will be chilly unless you get your wrinkled old ass off the street.

This has been Rob Williams and next up is Wendy and her massively fake implants with the sports.
 
2012-06-05 11:31:03 AM  
Hmm, link goes to:

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com / News/article.php%3Fid%3D100647%3Fpleasegreenthisprettyplease

I am not sure what exactly this means, but I think this is a picture of subby:

imagemacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-05 11:46:03 AM  
she would have taken him out

i441.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-05 11:46:16 AM  
Author of the article, (Unlike subby) knows the difference between an "arrow" and a "bolt". There may be hope for intelligent reporting yet.

FYI, the difference between a "arrow" and a "bolt is that the arrow has a "nock" which is usually a small deeply notched plastic cap that is glued on the fletched (feathered) end of the arrow. A crossbow bolt typically has a flat or VERY shallow cut back end, and if it is cut the cut is not a notch per se, it's more of a dished area.

/Bolts are USUALLY shorter than arrows as well, although there are some exceptions.
 
2012-06-05 11:46:21 AM  

Beerguy: It is a Skyrim reference, however, I just thought the headline would have been funnier the way I wrote it.

/Gamer since 1976


And for today's unrelated topic de-railing: Does anyone here who played "Oblivion" and now plays "Skyrim" miss anything from Oblivion?

At over 300 hours on Skyrim, I think I can safely make some of these observations:

1) Music: I found walking around in Oblivion something I would do just to listen to the soundtrack. For some reason Skyrim's music hasn't grown on me the same way as Oblivion's.

2) City Variety: whereas nothing in any other game in the series compares to the stunning design of Markarth in Skyrim, I feel a biatcheated that several of 'cities' consist of similar looking run-down road shacks. Morthal, Dawnstar, Falkreath and WinterHold are largely bland and interchangable. Oblivion had the cool Italian seaside style in Anvil, the gorgeous tudor-style with mountains in Cheydinhal, the Norse-style in Bruma, medieval castle style of Skingrad, etc. Sure, Bravil and Leyawin were pits and no city had more than 20 people in it, but there was a more distinctive sense of 'place' with most of the cities in Oblivion that I don't get yet from Skyrim.
 
2012-06-05 11:47:51 AM  
Ahh Gay love! Catching up on the crazy heteros.
 
2012-06-05 11:51:06 AM  
Did you know the "arrow to the knee" is said by Kvothe in The Name of the Wind? He says it fairly early in the book when a young man at the Inn says that he recognizes him as Kvothe. Kvothe stumbles and blames it on having taken an arrow in the knee, which ended his career as a soldier/ mercenary.

I wonder if the Skyrim dialogue is in reference to it?
 
2012-06-05 11:54:37 AM  

spentmiles: When I was a kid, I'd stand up on the hill overlooking the fairgrounds and fire arrows into the crowd.


go on...
 
2012-06-05 12:10:43 PM  
It annoys me when the weatherman screws up the forecast, especially when forecasting rain that never happens, but this might be taking things a little too far.
 
2012-06-05 12:13:24 PM  
If you guys are going to quarrel about arrows, I'm gonna bolt out of here.
 
2012-06-05 12:16:33 PM  
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2012-06-05 12:19:02 PM  
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2012-06-05 12:22:02 PM  
IN the knee. IN IN IN IN IN.
 
2012-06-05 12:29:54 PM  

calbert: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x513]


I do believe I'm going to hell for laughing at that one.
 
2012-06-05 12:33:28 PM  

doglover: GAT_00: doglover: GAT_00: I don't know, he wasn't threatening anyone at the moment

He had a gun and needed to be subdued by tasers.

I don't believe he was actually cooperating. Hence the word "standoff"

Also, I mean, he shot a man he'd been harassing for a long time with a crossbow and tried to use the handgun as well.


I'd like the story to give more details on how they brought him in. Because all evidence points to a real piece of work.

Well luckily for you they tasered him so we can actually find out, since shooting him and talking to him are opposite goals. I doubt you thought that through.

He harassed a man repeatedly and finally broke a court order to assault that man in his own home with a crossbow and handgun then resisted arrest. I've seen videos of cops shooting people who won't drop guns who haven't done anything wrong with them yet. This guy did A LOT of wrong.


I wanna know how he wound up getting tased. Bringing in people like him alive is a far lower priority than protecting the lives and health of LEOs and private citizens. I guess he dropped the gun and then got surly or something,


While the story says he was holding the pistol, it makes no mention of him pointing it at anyone. Starting with that assumption, you can rest assured more than one officer confronted him. He's almost certainly covered by multiple handguns and maybe even shotguns or M4 carbines.

He's ordered (probably several times) to drop the gun, but neither drops it nor threatens the officers with it. They can't safely approach him to make the arrest and apparently the Johnson City PD doesn't have any Precogs on staff, so they couldn't determine if he would indeed return to murder the weatherman thus had no reason to shoot him. This is the perfect time to use the taser.

Bad guy captured alive, officers safe, public protected. Job well done.

/Did I just side with GAT?
 
2012-06-05 12:39:02 PM  
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2012-06-05 01:00:27 PM  
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/lazy
 
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