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(Opposing Views)   Pardon me, sir, but it appears your vehicle is obstructing the progress of my automobile due to what appears to be a double-parking situation. Would you mind terribly moving it, lest we exchange fatal gunfire?   (opposingviews.com ) divider line
    More: Stupid, West Philadelphia, Temple University, gunshots  
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2013-11-04 03:47:50 PM  
7 votes:
i306.photobucket.com
2013-11-04 03:22:29 PM  
6 votes:

farkingismybusiness: [www.streetsblog.org image 510x383]
They should dust the crime scene for fresh prints.


i1.ytimg.com
2013-11-04 03:36:12 PM  
3 votes:

Atomic Spunk: csb...

Several weeks ago, I was dropping off a friend at his home. As I was driving down a one-way street, there was a guy there who was double parked, blocking my way. I couldn't turn around because it was a one-way street. Although his van's engine was running, I didn't see anyone around. It was a really long day, and I was tired, so this really started to bug me. I put my car in park, and got out to find the asswipe who would be so inconsiderate.

All of a sudden, a guy comes running out of the gate. He's pushing a handtruck with a big box on it. He raises his and and says, "Sorry! I couldn't find a place to park and I needed to load this in my van. I'll be gone in a few seconds. Thanks!" I said, "No problem. Need any help?" He said, "Thanks, but I got it. Sorry again, man." He loaded up the box, threw the handtruck in his van and left. I dropped my friend off, then went hope and fell asleep.


You are truly a monster...
2013-11-04 03:12:12 PM  
3 votes:
Mark Ellis, Father of 1, Killed In Gun Battle Over Double-Parking Dispute In West Philadelphia

Sounds like a couple of guys were up to no good, and started making trouble in his neighborhood.
2013-11-04 03:10:57 PM  
3 votes:

Nutsac_Jim: "Don't be pulling up on my car that way "

What does that even mean?


forums.familyfriendpoems.com
2013-11-04 01:54:10 PM  
3 votes:
I'd just like to reiterate my general point that Opposing Views is a website wholly without merit, a pointless hole in the internet that has no useful function whatsoever.
2013-11-04 01:30:15 PM  
3 votes:
assets.diylol.com
2013-11-04 03:44:41 PM  
2 votes:
Isolated incident...

Only responsible gun owners...

Guns don't kill people...


/need a copy/paste for those, they're used often enough
2013-11-04 03:31:43 PM  
2 votes:

Atomic Spunk: csb...

Several weeks ago, I was dropping off a friend at his home. As I was driving down a one-way street, there was a guy there who was double parked, blocking my way. I couldn't turn around because it was a one-way street. Although his van's engine was running, I didn't see anyone around. It was a really long day, and I was tired, so this really started to bug me. I put my car in park, and got out to find the asswipe who would be so inconsiderate.

All of a sudden, a guy comes running out of the gate. He's pushing a handtruck with a big box on it. He raises his and and says, "Sorry! I couldn't find a place to park and I needed to load this in my van. I'll be gone in a few seconds. Thanks!" I said, "No problem. Need any help?" He said, "Thanks, but I got it. Sorry again, man." He loaded up the box, threw the handtruck in his van and left. I dropped my friend off, then went hope and fell asleep.


Shoulda shot the motherf*cker.
2013-11-04 03:20:25 PM  
2 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I'd just like to reiterate my general point that Opposing Views is a website wholly without merit, a pointless hole in the internet that has no useful function whatsoever.


They, of course, take an opposing view.
2013-11-04 03:14:49 PM  
2 votes:

wxboy: Mark Ellis, Father of 1, Killed In Gun Battle Over Double-Parking Dispute In West Philadelphia

Sounds like a couple of guys were up to no good, and started making trouble in his neighborhood.


I got in one little gunfight and my aunt got scared and said ""A young man is dead! He's dead, over a parking spot. Because he said he wasn't a real cop? That's why he's dead? That doesn't make sense to me. None of this makes sense to me."

Whistled for a hearse and when it came near
2013-11-04 01:35:05 PM  
2 votes:
www.hollywookiee.com
2013-11-05 01:27:27 AM  
1 vote:

cleanup in aisle 2: Secret Master of All Flatulence: WTP 2: "don't come up on my car like that" is put in because they forgot to label him black

Not necessarily.  It may be something like a "regional colloquialism".  Awhile back, while on a trip, my wife, kids, and I had to unexpectedly stop and get a hotel room when a one day drive needed to be broken up.  We ended up pulling off the Interstate in a bad suburban area.  While I was unloading the vehicle, somebody pulled up very close behind me, and inched their way into my parking space, which I had left so that I could open the rear door of my vehicle safely.  I approached the driver, and politely asked him to pull back a bit to lessen the risk of my rear door unintentionally damaging his vehicle.  I was polite (I'm ALWAYS polite, even when irritated) and started the conversation with "Excuse me, Sir, but would you mind" before requesting that he move his car back within the painted lines of the empty space he was parking in.  Apparently, he apparently figured that I wasn't local (as if the out of state plates didn't give it away) and looked so pissed off that I felt that it was necessary to put my hand under my untucked shirt and on my (routinely carried but IWB holstered) sidearm, at which point he complied and stormed off.  Race wasn't an issue, but it's very possible that what irritated him was the fact that I "didn't speak local".  I'm just glad that I had the option of my concealed sidearm, instead of having to open the rear of my vehicle, damaging his vehicle, to get to my MBR out.

Gah! Every person in this story is reinforcing my decision to never travel to the states.


It's not really as bad as all that. But avoid Detroit. And Chicago. And, hell it does have its own Fark tag, so you should probably scratch Florida from the list. But really, it's a lovely country. Come visit. Spend money. We need it to pay the Chinese.
2013-11-04 08:57:08 PM  
1 vote:

bratface: Fricking testosterone? Can't you guys control yourselves? Oh wait. NO!


www.genderandeducation.com
2013-11-04 05:31:24 PM  
1 vote:

simkatu: I've been mislead.  I was informed that having all these licensed gun owners running about toting their deadly weapons was going to make us all safer.

/Shocked.


I've been mislead. I was informed that the streets of the ghetto are perfectly safe places to be at 3 a.m.

/Shocked.
2013-11-04 04:11:09 PM  
1 vote:
I've been mislead.  I was informed that having all these licensed gun owners running about toting their deadly weapons was going to make us all safer.

/Shocked.
2013-11-04 04:10:15 PM  
1 vote:

Heamer: FrancoFile: Also done a lot by delivery drivers

A friend of mine who used to be a UPS driver once told me that UPS will pay double-parking tickets, but will not pay any other parking violations incurred by their fleet of trucks. I don't know if this is true, but it helps explain why delivery trucks so frequently double-park.


In NYC, UPS, Fedex, and a few others just pay the city a flat fee to cover all parking violations. About 10 years ago, UPS went on strike, and the city gov't shiat itself, cause they lost a few million a month for that flat fee.

I guess what the city is saying is that if you're rich enough, laws don't apply to you, or something.
2013-11-04 04:08:14 PM  
1 vote:
So wait, an armed society is not a polite society?

Wharrrgarble!
2013-11-04 04:03:09 PM  
1 vote:

Ow! That was my feelings!: Xenomech: I don't understand "double parking".  Do some people in the US just park in the middle of the street if there is no room to park along the curb?  Why would someone even think of doing that??

Yes. Selfishness. "It'll only take a minute!"

//Consider it temporary parking for the socially challenged and narcissistic.


Also done a lot by delivery drivers

In this case, it was 3 am.  I can see how double-parker #1 thought it wouldn't be likely that there would be someone else on the same narrow road who wanted to get by.

On the other, it's West Philadelphia.  Don't taunt the dynamite monkey and all that.

/in this case, both guys were the dynamite monkey
2013-11-04 04:01:46 PM  
1 vote:
"While the security guard was licensed to carry a firearm as part of his job, it is unclear why Ellis had one."

possibly because west philly is a crime-ridden shiat hole and it's unwise to not have some means of self defense when traveling there at 3am?
2013-11-04 04:01:29 PM  
1 vote:

Literally Addicted: Carn: Literally Addicted: Isolated incident...

Only responsible gun owners...

Guns don't kill people...


/need a copy/paste for those, they're used often enough

I think maybe the politeness comes from the people who witnessed the guy get gunned down by the responsible guy.

Which one was the "responsible" one again?   Responsible people park responsibly, react reasonably to a situation and/or don't necessarily feel the need to use a gun to make their point in a disagreement.  Doesn't sound like either of these fools were responsible.


I think by process of elimination we have to call the last man standing the responsible one.  I think that's how it's supposed to work.  Because both start out as responsible and good guys but then somebody gets shot so he must have been bad.
2013-11-04 03:58:53 PM  
1 vote:

Xenomech: Do some people in the US just park in the middle of the street if there is no room to park along the curb?


Yes, yes they do.
2013-11-04 03:55:50 PM  
1 vote:
So, da guy was all up in his grill?
2013-11-04 03:50:58 PM  
1 vote:
Obviously the dead guy is the bad guy, because good guys with guns always win.
2013-11-04 03:49:57 PM  
1 vote:
Wild West Parking   new reality show on fox, coming this fall.
2013-11-04 03:45:55 PM  
1 vote:
Should have moved in with his auntie and uncle in Bel Air
2013-11-04 03:44:29 PM  
1 vote:

Atomic Spunk: All of a sudden, a guy comes running out of the gate. He's pushing a handtruck with a big box on it. He raises his and and says, "Sorry! I couldn't find a place to park and I needed to load this in my van. I'll be gone in a few seconds. Thanks!" I said, "No problem. Need any help?" He said, "Thanks, but I got it. Sorry again, man."


One time I was blocked in by this big-ass SUV double parked in front of a high-end appliance store, and I sat there fuming for 5 minutes about the inconsiderate nature of SUV drivers, getting more and more worked up to go flip this guy off and give him a piece of my mind.  As I started to get out of the car, the other driver gets out, and low and behold it was my father-in-law, picking up a new appliance for the vacation home he lets me use for free.
2013-11-04 03:38:45 PM  
1 vote:
Aah, it's good to see American Patriots (tm) exercising their second amendment rights...
2013-11-04 03:36:59 PM  
1 vote:

Atomic Spunk: csb...

Several weeks ago, I was dropping off a friend at his home. As I was driving down a one-way street, there was a guy there who was double parked, blocking my way. I couldn't turn around because it was a one-way street. Although his van's engine was running, I didn't see anyone around. It was a really long day, and I was tired, so this really started to bug me. I put my car in park, and got out to find the asswipe who would be so inconsiderate.

All of a sudden, a guy comes running out of the gate. He's pushing a handtruck with a big box on it. He raises his and and says, "Sorry! I couldn't find a place to park and I needed to load this in my van. I'll be gone in a few seconds. Thanks!" I said, "No problem. Need any help?" He said, "Thanks, but I got it. Sorry again, man." He loaded up the box, threw the handtruck in his van and left. I dropped my friend off, then went hope and fell asleep.


You sure the guy wasn't committing burglary?
2013-11-04 03:26:21 PM  
1 vote:
csb...

Several weeks ago, I was dropping off a friend at his home. As I was driving down a one-way street, there was a guy there who was double parked, blocking my way. I couldn't turn around because it was a one-way street. Although his van's engine was running, I didn't see anyone around. It was a really long day, and I was tired, so this really started to bug me. I put my car in park, and got out to find the asswipe who would be so inconsiderate.

All of a sudden, a guy comes running out of the gate. He's pushing a handtruck with a big box on it. He raises his and and says, "Sorry! I couldn't find a place to park and I needed to load this in my van. I'll be gone in a few seconds. Thanks!" I said, "No problem. Need any help?" He said, "Thanks, but I got it. Sorry again, man." He loaded up the box, threw the handtruck in his van and left. I dropped my friend off, then went hope and fell asleep.
2013-11-04 03:24:55 PM  
1 vote:
Philadelphia has got to be the craziest city in the US for parking.  The one time I was there I saw people just stop their cars in the middle of the street and park in the turn lane, and drive up onto the sidewalks to park.  What the hell?
2013-11-04 03:14:24 PM  
1 vote:
West philadelphia, still has problems even after all these years since Fresh Prince brought it to our attention...
2013-11-04 03:11:52 PM  
1 vote:
Clearly the security officer needs to be arrested and executed, possibly followed by a trial, if necessary.

He was clearly far more aggressive because he was wearing body armor.  Why else get out of the car?
2013-11-04 03:11:05 PM  
1 vote:

Nutsac_Jim: What does that even mean?


Oh, you gwin there?
You gittin up innit now?
2013-11-04 03:10:57 PM  
1 vote:

OregonVet: [www.hollywookiee.com image 850x364]


Since my first reaction was "West Philadelphia. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy," I guess we're about on the same page.
2013-11-04 03:07:48 PM  
1 vote:
Something something polite society
2013-11-04 01:46:33 PM  
1 vote:
I bet their moms are scared.
 
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