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(The Daily Beast)   The lawyer for the ex-cop who shot and killed a man in a Florida movie theater may use the Stand Your Ground defense because the victim "threw an unknown object" at the defendant. That "object?" It was likely popcorn   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 1007
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2014-01-15 02:46:57 PM  

The Larch: Trivia Jockey: The Larch: So, I guess what I'm trying to say is this: don't kill people, and don't text in a movie theater.

OK, fine.  But what bothers me is you don't seem to be admitting there's a slight imbalance between the two.

And what bothers me is that I seem to be in a twilight zone episode full of people who are saying that it's OK to text in a theater.  Seriously, read the thread... there are people here saying it was OK because it was the previews, or because it doesn't usually bother too many people, and all sorts of other excuses for terrible behavior.  It's crazy world.


During previews who cares, previews around here run for 30+ minutes before a movie starts.  And the previews start when the movie "show time" is listed as.  If the douche couldn't be bothered to get out of his seat and text outside the theater, then sure, kill him, but it was during the previews.
 
2014-01-15 02:47:38 PM  

Joe USer: jshine: cervier: A grown ass-man


[imgs.xkcd.com image 500x342]

Funny, this accurately defines everyone involved.

-hole would have worked as well.


Yesss.. that guy texting during the previews?  He's an asshole too...
 
2014-01-15 02:47:47 PM  
farkmedown:
Well, that throws my other argument out. It may come down to justifying his carry under LEOSA, but still, if he did go out to his vehicle to obtain the weapon after the confrontation began, he again loses his affirmative defense.

C'mon, this guy is an ex-cop, which means he more likely as not has a master's degree in testilying.  He would never be stupid enough to let that come out.
 
2014-01-15 02:48:05 PM  

jst3p: So now that we have established that it is OK to shoot people for texting at the movies can we move on?

How do I lobby for the same treatment for those who fart as they are leaving an elevator?


You really need a test case.  Start packing and hang around in skyscrapers.
 
2014-01-15 02:49:36 PM  

fireclown: studebaker hoch: Popcorn isn't too bad if it's used as a weapon against you.

It's the cotton candy gun you have to watch out for.

/and the pies

what about chocolate sauce?


No sweat, but if they break out some balloons, run.
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2014-01-15 02:50:14 PM  

fireclown: Mr.BobDobalita: FACT: CPL HOLDERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST LAW ABIDING PEOPLE. PERIOD.

COUNTERFACT:  This one killed a monkeyfarmer stone cold dead in a movie theater for no real reason.


The wrongs of one person do not condemn the MILLIONS of others....     so what's your point?   1 guy perhaps committed murder, so suddenly all concealed carriers are bad?  My citations and statistics prove that such a claim is invalid.

K thx, Bye.
 
2014-01-15 02:50:25 PM  
As a general rule, it is not a good idea to throw popcorn at people you don't know, especially in a public place. You never know what they will do in retaliation.
 
2014-01-15 02:50:32 PM  

Dimensio: This incident is just another example of why "shall issue" concealed weapons permit statutes need to be repealed. The only people who should be allowed to legally carry firearms in public are law enforcement, active and retired.


wow.  you win the thread.  how was it not immediately obvious that you were joking?
people love to get enraged... it's the same gene that leads people like this dude to shoot someone over texting and talking back.
 
2014-01-15 02:51:23 PM  

CrazyCracka420: Actually the "Wild West" had stricter gun control laws, and a lot less firearm deaths (at least that they documented, I suspect some people get killed and were buried in the desert without a trace...so the numbers may be skewed). I read that the most firearm deaths in any year, was 4 in Tombstone, the year of the OK Corral gun fight.


4 firearm deaths in Tombstone (max population of 14k, likely around 1886) is a per capita rate around that of modern Philadelphia.
 
2014-01-15 02:51:33 PM  
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2014-01-15 02:51:35 PM  

walktoanarcade: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: walktoanarcade: It's almost as if the alarmists concerning Florida's "stand your ground" law were 100% correct.

Correct about what? The guy was arrested for, charged with, and will likely be convicted of murder. What were the alarmists correct about? Murderers being convicted of murder and sent to prison for murder?

The law emboldened him to act in the way he did.


Citation? Did he actually say that, or are you just assuming?
 
2014-01-15 02:52:13 PM  

walktoanarcade: redmid17: walktoanarcade: Not making excuses for super cop, but now that we're on the subject, there's no reason you should be texting in a theater.
And yes, previews count.  The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.

The necessity of your texts in the daylight are questionable as it is, and activating the bright lights inside a darkened theater is rude and inconsiderate to others trying to lose themselves in the experience.  Traditionally previews provide the first glimpses of films that may later become cherished classics, and scores of people still enjoy them.

You think you're so important that you can't put away your phone for 1 1/2 to 2 hours?

8/10. Loved the use of cherished and scores of people.

I meant every word. And yes, some people still cherish the little things in life, like previews of new movies without some dolt shining distracting lights in their peripheral vision or worse, loudly obnoxious ring tones stomping on the soundtrack.


Do they cherish the people still coming into the theater and walking down aisles while saying "Excuse me" to every person they pass? I know people who like to watch the previews. I very seriously doubt anyone in their right mind "cherishes" them. It's like being mad at someone who's texting or talking to someone on a parked plane because one cherishes flying.
 
2014-01-15 02:52:14 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Dimensio: demaL-demaL-yeH: "Shall issue" is stupid, too.

As I am certain that you will be able to demonstrate by showing that concealed weapons permit holders in "shall issue" states commit violent crime at a rate higher than that of the general populace.

That's a wonderful research question. And since "shall issue" started to become common after Congress blocked research into firearm violence, we need to study it.
But why are you limiting your comparison to a small subset of concealed carriers?
Is is because real research shows that when a higher percentage of the population is armed, there are higher rates of firearm homicide and suicide?


Yawn.  60% of the population of Wyoming is armed, vs Gun free Maryland at 22%.

Yet gun murders are 6x higher in Maryland.   Apparently, simply possessing guns doesn't cause people to just shoot their fellow man.
 
2014-01-15 02:52:22 PM  

Mr.BobDobalita: FACT: CPL HOLDERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST LAW ABIDING PEOPLE. PERIOD.


Just like this guy. Til he wasn't .
 
2014-01-15 02:52:35 PM  
I really miss the old days where incidents like this would just end up in fisticuffs. It was always entertaining to watch. This, not so much.

/ Off my lawn
 
2014-01-15 02:53:07 PM  

justtray: The Larch: Latinwolf: A few people have already claimed he was at fault for daring to text during movie reviews.

He texted in a movie theater, then he laughed at an old  man who asked him to stop, and then he threw popcorn at the old man and laughed at him some more when the manager failed to do anything about it.

I'm not saying that he deserved to die, but it's easy to see why someone would come to that conclusion.

Let me make this really, really, really simple.

If you think that escalating hurtful words to shooting someone and likely death is a reasonable conclusion, please turn over all your weapons, leave the United States, and never come back. You stand for everything America is against, you are a terrible human being, and you don't deserve the privilege of the life given to you.

There isn't any ambiguity here. The person harrassing someone for texting during the previews was wrong, deserved to have popcorn thrown in his self-righteous face (just move seats asshole if you care so much about the previews), and he deserves the death penalty for how he reacted. Anyone who agrees with his actions deserves the same fate.


Ummh, I'm sorry but we don't want him in Canada neither...
 
2014-01-15 02:54:16 PM  

walktoanarcade: Not making excuses for super cop, but now that we're on the subject, there's no reason you should be texting in a theater.
And yes, previews count.  The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.

The necessity of your texts in the daylight are questionable as it is, and activating the bright lights inside a darkened theater is rude and inconsiderate to others trying to lose themselves in the experience.  Traditionally previews provide the first glimpses of films that may later become cherished classics, and scores of people still enjoy them.

You think you're so important that you can't put away your phone for 1 1/2 to 2 hours?


You think you're so damn important that you don't want anyone around you receiving a text, even in an emergency because it would ruin your experience of watching "previews".
And note the part I bolded, that's a lie.
 
2014-01-15 02:54:55 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mr.BobDobalita: FACT: CPL HOLDERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST LAW ABIDING PEOPLE. PERIOD.

Just like this guy. Til he wasn't .


Ummm.. yeah, just like ANYONE..  'til they aren't...        wow, you have a lot of derp.   

My citations and statistics PROVE that CPL holders are at least half as likely to kill someone.  So either you are willfully ignorant, or just trolling.  Which is it?
 
2014-01-15 02:55:02 PM  
One fewer asshole in the world ruining movies for everyone. Nothing of value was lost and the cop reserved a medal.
 
2014-01-15 02:55:24 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: 60% of the population of Wyoming is armed, vs Gun free Maryland at 22%.

Yet gun murders are 6x higher in Maryland. Apparently, simply possessing guns doesn't cause people to just shoot their fellow man.


Everyone in Wyoming is out of range.
 
2014-01-15 02:55:57 PM  

AeAe: Joe USer: jshine: cervier: A grown ass-man


[imgs.xkcd.com image 500x342]

Funny, this accurately defines everyone involved.

-hole would have worked as well.

Yesss.. that guy texting during the previews?  He's an asshole too...


Yeah, he was being one. Once the lights go down, go outside if you need to text. He should have been ejected from the theater, not murdered.

That being said, I'm usually anti death penalty, but I think the shooter needs to get the chair, SouthPark Zimmerman style.
 
2014-01-15 02:56:09 PM  
If somebody is silly enough to pay 8.50 to type on their phone, let them.  While piloting 2 tons of steel, glass and plastic?  I'm not sure that should slide.
 
2014-01-15 02:56:27 PM  

tricycleracer: Nutsac_Jim: Trivia Jockey: The Larch: Seriously? You think texting in a movie theater is OK?

It isn't ok.  However, discussing the propriety of texting in a theater in this thread is really missing the point.

Saying the shooting was because of texting is like saying travyon martin was shot for walking down the street, simply because that was an item that occurred earlier in the timeline.

Okay.  He was shot for throwing popcorn at someone.

That doesn't make it sound any better.


it is far better than texting.  If I hit you with a large full bucket in your nose, you will atleast be startled.

Still.. he deserves 20+ years.   Not one doubt.     Even if the young guy punched him in the face,... it is no excuse.
 
2014-01-15 02:56:32 PM  

farking_texan: Jim from Saint Paul:  Is there not a time and place to complain about people you don;t like? I mean does it have to be in a thread where someone was murdered doing what you don;t like?

I never said anything about what I do or do not like, I pointed out behavior that is generally considered to be impolite and inconsiderate.  I did it in a manner that was not particularly empathetic.    Welcome to FARK.


Calling someone a douche nozzle is generally considered to be a stament of dislike. You did it in a manner that was quite emphatic. Indeed on the Welcome to Fark. I am enjoying the internet fighting today.
 
2014-01-15 02:57:01 PM  

JesusJuice: One fewer asshole in the world ruining movies for everyone. Nothing of value was lost and the cop reserved a medal.


0/10
 
2014-01-15 02:57:13 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: Yawn. 60% of the population of Wyoming is armed, vs Gun free Maryland at 22%.

Yet gun murders are 6x higher in Maryland. Apparently, simply possessing guns doesn't cause people to just shoot their fellow man.


I for one can't think of any other relevant differences between Wyoming and Maryland.  Baltimore and Cheyenne are like, IDENTICAL and stuff.
 
2014-01-15 02:57:15 PM  

Farker Soze: blindio: The best part of this thread is all the rude assholes celebrating that some guy was murdered in a movie theater because *during the previews* he was texting.   Presumably because they believe he was being a rude asshole and deserved to be shot for it.

Where's your line?  The long-ass Coke commercial after the previews?  The studio splash?  Opening credits?  Would you go so far as give him a pass for ruining the horse head scene in Godfather with his beep-boop-beeping?


I think the line is that it is not grounds for murder if someone ruined your $10 movie experience any more than it is ground for murder for being an asshole on the internet.
 
2014-01-15 02:58:03 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mr.BobDobalita: FACT: CPL HOLDERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST LAW ABIDING PEOPLE. PERIOD.

Just like this guy.


I thought he didn't need one, being a retired cop and permitted by federal law to carry just about everywhere, whether a business likes it or not.  Correct me if I'm wrong.
 
2014-01-15 02:59:16 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: walktoanarcade: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: walktoanarcade: It's almost as if the alarmists concerning Florida's "stand your ground" law were 100% correct.

Correct about what? The guy was arrested for, charged with, and will likely be convicted of murder. What were the alarmists correct about? Murderers being convicted of murder and sent to prison for murder?

The law emboldened him to act in the way he did.

Citation? Did he actually say that, or are you just assuming?


FTFA: "Escobar may figure that between his client's résumé and the Stand Your Ground statue, he has a chance to mount a successful Popcorn Defense. "

That's where I got that idea. I may be wrong, but it is Florida and his attorney looks like he may use such a defense.  Remember, it's the shooter's lawyer being told by his client to possibly use that defense.

Unless the lawyer is a bad one and making these statements without permission on the fly..
 
2014-01-15 02:59:41 PM  

Farker Soze: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mr.BobDobalita: FACT: CPL HOLDERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST LAW ABIDING PEOPLE. PERIOD.

Just like this guy.

I thought he didn't need one, being a retired cop and permitted by federal law to carry just about everywhere, whether a business likes it or not.  Correct me if I'm wrong.


i read that as well.  they are given a badge identifying them as retired police with ID.
 
2014-01-15 02:59:58 PM  

Mr.BobDobalita: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Mr.BobDobalita: FACT: CPL HOLDERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST LAW ABIDING PEOPLE. PERIOD.

Just like this guy. Til he wasn't .

Ummm.. yeah, just like ANYONE..  'til they aren't...        wow, you have a lot of derp.   

My citations and statistics PROVE that CPL holders are at least half as likely to kill someone.  So either you are willfully ignorant, or just trolling.  Which is it?


He's also not the typical CCW permit holder. He's a former LEO.  Not they he didn't receive training comparable and probably exceeding what most CCW permit holders go through, but it's not drawing from the same pool of people (become cop vs get ccw permit). Cops and former cops are also probably a little more likely to get some leeway from DAs and other cops in incidents that might cause revocation of that privilege.
 
2014-01-15 03:00:27 PM  

blindio: Farker Soze: blindio: The best part of this thread is all the rude assholes celebrating that some guy was murdered in a movie theater because *during the previews* he was texting.   Presumably because they believe he was being a rude asshole and deserved to be shot for it.

Where's your line?  The long-ass Coke commercial after the previews?  The studio splash?  Opening credits?  Would you go so far as give him a pass for ruining the horse head scene in Godfather with his beep-boop-beeping?

I think the line is that it is not grounds for murder if someone ruined your $10 movie experience any more than it is ground for murder for being an asshole on the internet.


Hell, if that was grounds, there's be no one left but the Amish.
 
2014-01-15 03:00:43 PM  

JesusJuice: One fewer asshole in the world ruining movies for everyone. Nothing of value was lost and the cop reserved a medal.


Dude you're late.  If your going to do this you have to show up early or almost nobody will see it.

See this guy here?

Dimensio: This incident is just another example of why "shall issue" concealed weapons permit statutes need to be repealed. The only people who should be allowed to legally carry firearms in public are law enforcement, active and retired.


He showed up within 10 post AAAAND got a dozen hits, farking hat tip of the ol fedora to him.  "Better late than never" works for periods during pregnancy scares and airlift rescues at sea, not here.
 
2014-01-15 03:01:01 PM  

TNel: Pangea: TNel: Cold blooded killing is ok if they text and throw popcorn when you start making a scene?

I don't think you know what cold blooded means. Reacting as a result of direct provocation is by definition, not in cold-blood.

"done or acting without consideration, compunction, or clemency "

"showing no sympathy or mercy"

Guy didn't even think what he did was wrong.  This wasn't an accident, this wasn't a fight that it was a life or death situation.  The guy pulled out his gun and shot the guy because popcorn was thrown at him.


you think that's what happened?  my take is that he was already fuming mad, the two of them were fighting and then the thrown popcorn put him over the edge.

blind rage kind of precludes cold-blooded, doesn't it?
 
2014-01-15 03:02:21 PM  

walktoanarcade: justtray: Jim from Saint Paul: walktoanarcade: redmid17: walktoanarcade: Not making excuses for super cop, but now that we're on the subject, there's no reason you should be texting in a theater.
And yes, previews count.  The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.

The necessity of your texts in the daylight are questionable as it is, and activating the bright lights inside a darkened theater is rude and inconsiderate to others trying to lose themselves in the experience.  Traditionally previews provide the first glimpses of films that may later become cherished classics, and scores of people still enjoy them.

You think you're so important that you can't put away your phone for 1 1/2 to 2 hours?

8/10. Loved the use of cherished and scores of people.

I meant every word. And yes, some people still cherish the little things in life, like previews of new movies without some dolt shining distracting lights in their peripheral vision or worse, loudly obnoxious ring tones stomping on the soundtrack.

I'll say it again:

Is there NO OTHER place you can try and make this point? Because this thread is about a guy who murdered another dude in a movie theater. Not about whether you think using your phone in a movie theater is cool or not.

Look at the creation, it's just a troll account, I should have caught on earlier to be honest.

This isn't a "troll account."  And I have no idea what you're referring to when you bring up its creation, like are you saying the time meant anything? Nope.

And this is not an alt.  Don't like me? Ignore me.


When someone on Fark says "ignore me" they are saying that they want to be able to say anything they want, make any claim then want and not have anyone challenge them.  An internet feline.
 
2014-01-15 03:02:58 PM  
Tradskinzd:  Someone has to, especially since you have your head so far up your ass you're been blinded by your own bullshiat.

You don't even know what the hell I'm saying because you're preoccupied with how I said it.
 
2014-01-15 03:03:08 PM  

redmid17: Do they cherish the people still coming into the theater and walking down aisles while saying "Excuse me" to every person they pass? I know people who like to watch the previews. I very seriously doubt anyone in their right mind "cherishes" them. It's like being mad at someone who's texting or talking to someone on a parked plane because one cherishes flying.


Yes, some people really like to watch the previews.
Other people hate them with a passion.

The theater says to turn off your cell phone.   They do not put a guard at the door, so apparently, going to urinate and then returning and blocking someones view for 1.5 seconds is acceptable.
 
2014-01-15 03:03:45 PM  

Latinwolf: walktoanarcade: Not making excuses for super cop, but now that we're on the subject, there's no reason you should be texting in a theater.
And yes, previews count.  The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.

The necessity of your texts in the daylight are questionable as it is, and activating the bright lights inside a darkened theater is rude and inconsiderate to others trying to lose themselves in the experience.  Traditionally previews provide the first glimpses of films that may later become cherished classics, and scores of people still enjoy them.

You think you're so important that you can't put away your phone for 1 1/2 to 2 hours?

You think you're so damn important that you don't want anyone around you receiving a text, even in an emergency because it would ruin your experience of watching "previews".
And note the part I bolded, that's a lie.


Oh spare me. The emergency excuse. Fine, then if you get that extremely-rare-if-ever-call, leave. If not, sitting there for several minutes is rude and obnoxious.

And if you would go back and read the thread, you'd see at least one other farker that backed up my assertion they do in fact dim the lights for the previews. For the feature, they turn them down even more, or off completely.

Have a good day. :)
 
2014-01-15 03:04:31 PM  

Onkel Buck: Latinwolf: dazed420: The Larch: Latinwolf: A few people have already claimed he was at fault for daring to text during movie reviews.

He texted in a movie theater, then he laughed at an old  man who asked him to stop, and then he threw popcorn at the old man and laughed at him some more when the manager failed to do anything about it.

I'm not saying that he deserved to die, but it's easy to see why someone would come to that conclusion.

Where in the hell are you getting your misinformation.  It clearly stated he was texting during previews.  During previews a lot of times the lights are still on in the theater.


At no point did the article say that the manager or usher came and spoke to the texter,  hence why the texter is quoted as saying "What did you go and tell on me when?" When the old man came back, witnesses stated, alone and agitated, most likely because no one is going to stop a texter during previews.


Reading comprehension is a skill taught in elementary school perhaps you need to go back.

I think it's more like he's making up stuff in an attempt to justify his opinion.

There was a lof of that in the Zimmerman threads too. It was like thousands of FARKers were there and saw it all go down and could tell you exactly how it happend but did nothing to stop it. Then all the proof came out and it didnt matter because people were attached to their made up version of events by then. You can see that some of them are still pushing it in this thread.


You mean like all those GZ supporters who claimed that Martin was up to no good that night, ready to do a burglary?
 
2014-01-15 03:04:35 PM  

lennavan: Nutsac_Jim: Yawn. 60% of the population of Wyoming is armed, vs Gun free Maryland at 22%.

Yet gun murders are 6x higher in Maryland. Apparently, simply possessing guns doesn't cause people to just shoot their fellow man.

I for one can't think of any other relevant differences between Wyoming and Maryland.  Baltimore and Cheyenne are like, IDENTICAL and stuff.


Right.   So it must not simply be the very act of possessing a firearm causes people to induce lead poisoning.
 
2014-01-15 03:04:58 PM  
Anyone else find it odd, that in today's day and age of video, that no one else had their cell phone handy to record this?
 
2014-01-15 03:06:35 PM  

cig-mkr: Anyone else find it odd, that in today's day and age of video, that no one else had their cell phone handy to record this?


They were too polite.
 
2014-01-15 03:07:11 PM  

lennavan: Nutsac_Jim: Yawn. 60% of the population of Wyoming is armed, vs Gun free Maryland at 22%.

Yet gun murders are 6x higher in Maryland. Apparently, simply possessing guns doesn't cause people to just shoot their fellow man.

I for one can't think of any other relevant differences between Wyoming and Maryland.  Baltimore and Cheyenne are like, IDENTICAL and stuff.


That and the population of Maryland is 5,928,814  and Wyoming is 582,658  with little to no racial diversity.
 
2014-01-15 03:07:14 PM  
Latinwolf:

When someone on Fark says "ignore me" they are saying that they want to be able to say anything they want, make any claim then want and not have anyone challenge them.  An internet feline.

Says the person "cattily" suggesting such ideas are my own. ;)
 
2014-01-15 03:07:20 PM  

cig-mkr: Anyone else find it odd, that in today's day and age of video, that no one else had their cell phone handy to record this?


Of course not. Everyone else had already put their phones away.
 
2014-01-15 03:07:33 PM  

cig-mkr: Anyone else find it odd, that in today's day and age of video, that no one else had their cell phone handy to record this?

...only criminals will have cellphones.

 
2014-01-15 03:08:24 PM  

cig-mkr: Anyone else find it odd, that in today's day and age of video, that no one else had their cell phone handy to record this?


the DECENT people in the theater were letting their phones boot up, and by the time they did, the shooting was over.
 
2014-01-15 03:08:44 PM  

lennavan: Nutsac_Jim: Yawn. 60% of the population of Wyoming is armed, vs Gun free Maryland at 22%.

Yet gun murders are 6x higher in Maryland. Apparently, simply possessing guns doesn't cause people to just shoot their fellow man.

I for one can't think of any other relevant differences between Wyoming and Maryland.  Baltimore and Cheyenne are like, IDENTICAL and stuff.


You just reinforced his point, albeit in a stupid, unintentional manner.
 
2014-01-15 03:09:02 PM  

jst3p: yakmans_dad: The very fact that some people -- and they are not few -- find texting an "understandable" factor in murdering someone is proof that our society has become rotten to the core.

The other day we were skiing and my son (8) kicked my stepson (10) while we were at lunch. It wasn't a "hard" kick, but ski boots hurt and require more momentum to get moving than the 8 year old realized and inflicted a decent amount of pain. My son kicked him because he kept calling him names like stupid and jerk. My stepson likes to agitate people.

So clearly my son had a consequence because he was in the wrong, but I pulled my stepson aside and said told him:

"You could learn something from this too. You aren't in trouble but you are in pain. He shouldn't have kicked you but sometimes when people get angry they lash out. I am not saying he was right to kick you, but if you piss people off you might get kicked."

What kind of douche throws popcorn at strangers?


/in this case the dead kind.


your point is not lost on me and i think that was a good lesson you tried to teach your kid.  however we don't know all the facts here, do we?

sounds like the two were shouting at each other and the shooter was just as much in this guys face.  the popcorn throwing might have been a reaction to the shooter's unmetered aggression.

Is it hard to imagine that someone who could shoot someone else over this kind of thing might also have been overreacting in the moments leading up to the shooting itself?

seems to me the shooting OR the thrown popcorn could be fit into your example of dealing with your kids...

it could of course be that one hot-head throw popcorn and the other fired a gun
or it could be that the shooter really felt like this guy was going to hurt him.
or it could be that the pop-corn thrower just reacted (albeit poorly) to be berated by a nutbag over a fairly minor thing and said nutbag blew up.

it's sad that none of those 3 would surprise me much...
 
2014-01-15 03:09:06 PM  
Jim from Saint Paul:
Calling someone a douche nozzle is generally considered to be a stament of dislike. You did it in a manner that was quite emphatic. Indeed on the Welcome to Fark. I am enjoying the internet fighting today.

You're still having problems with reading comprehension, I see.  The douchenozzle comment was in reference to the idiotic popcorn throwing.  You're right, I do not like it when people escalate a verbal disagreement into a physicial confrontation.  Throwing popcorn at another adult during the course of a disagreement makes you a douchenozzle.
 
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