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Old 07-10-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Sounds if a woman was robbed at gunpoint at her home in Ballantyne, or somewhere in that area, last night around 11pm. The robbers seemed not to mind the woman had a baby with her. The woman said it was 3 Black men and two of them had guns.

With all this talk of home invasions, such as the one at Shanon Park, crime is moving out to the suburbs. Maybe this was the reason there was a helicopter flying around last night.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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Boy oh boy, do you guys love your "home invasions"... lol

Police: Woman Robbed At Home After Leaving Work - News Story - WSOC Charlotte

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police believed a woman may have been followed home from work and robbed.It happened in front of her home in the Ballantyne area at about 11 p.m. Saturday.Officers said the woman had left from La Romero's Supermarket on South Boulevard.The victim told police that three black men approached her when she arrived home. Two of them were armed.She said the men stole her deposit bags and drove away.CMPD did not get a good description of the men nor their vehicle.The incident remained under investigation Sunday morning.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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This?

Police: Woman Robbed At Home After Leaving Work - News Story - WSOC Charlotte
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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News says they will have more details at 6pm. They didn't know much when it was reported on the air at lunch.

(I don't have a link as I saw it on TV. I was going to back it up on the DVR, but my nephew's visiting rug rats changed the channel before I could do so.)

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Old 07-10-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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Boy oh boy, do you guys love your "home invasions"... lol

Police: Woman Robbed At Home After Leaving Work - News Story - WSOC Charlotte

I don't know of a soul that "loves" a home invasion.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Union County
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I don't know of a soul that "loves" a home invasion.
Well, the media sure does (sensationalist headlines) and both you and yantosh will take every opportunity to do the same with your thread titles... Perfect example is this one here.

No details, blurb on the news... bam - home invasion thread on the forums. lol

It's cool - whatever floats your boat.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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Well, the media sure does (sensationalist headlines) and both you and yantosh will take every opportunity to do the same with your thread titles... Perfect example is this one here.

No details, blurb on the news... bam - home invasion thread on the forums. lol

It's cool - whatever floats your boat.



When I post a thread like that I will either copy and paste the title from the source or if I am on the ipad will make it similar to the original article topic. Following that up with (CO article).

And just as you did, I posted the link to the DETAILS that are current, as I always do.

Whether YOU like it or not it is legitimte news and is worthy of posting. If it wewre your home or a family member you wouldn't think it was sensationalism if they gave the article/spot that title.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Union County
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The term "home invasion" has no legal meaning in US Federal law... It's a scary sensationalist term favored by media and those who wish to illicit a reaction of fear.

My personal definition (we all can have our own since it's not defined by law) is when sociopaths force their way in and murder the entire family for sport. This has happened across the country over time and what I think of when I see the headline. There's also some frightening randomness to it - "the last house on the left" type of thing.

Meanwhile, in NC - "home invasions" that make the news usually end with the perp dead, not the homeowner / victim. To which I say, good for them.

Specific to this article... For better or worse, this woman was targeted - followed home because they knew she had the deposits on her. They must have cased this out and planned it some degree. They didn't kill her or take her inside rape / pillage her in front of her family. Sure, it's scary on its own and should reinforce that a woman traveling alone with large amounts of money late at night needs to take extra precautions in this economic time. It's not indicative of "home invasions" making their way out to the suburbs as the OP insinuates. That's what happens when you make large sweeping statements with no facts.

and lastly... the Charlotte Observer, which you favor, is a horrendous "source". It's frankly one of the worst news outlets I've ever read.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Why would she take the deposit bags home? I used to make the deposit for a restaurant, and would take them right to the night depository at the bank. If she wasn't going to deposit them, why didn't she leave them in a safe at the store?
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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I favor the CO???? Hardly....
There aren't alot of options for news but none the less it is news and it did happen. You tell the people who has this horrific thing happen to them that it isn't that bad and sensationalized and let me know how it works for ya.



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Originally Posted by MikeyKid View Post
The term "home invasion" has no legal meaning in US Federal law... It's a scary sensationalist term favored by media and those who wish to illicit a reaction of fear.

My personal definition (we all can have our own since it's not defined by law) is when sociopaths force their way in and murder the entire family for sport. This has happened across the country over time and what I think of when I see the headline. There's also some frightening randomness to it - "the last house on the left" type of thing.

Meanwhile, in NC - "home invasions" that make the news usually end with the perp dead, not the homeowner / victim. To which I say, good for them.

Specific to this article... For better or worse, this woman was targeted - followed home because they knew she had the deposits on her. They must have cased this out and planned it some degree. They didn't kill her or take her inside rape / pillage her in front of her family. Sure, it's scary on its own and should reinforce that a woman traveling alone with large amounts of money late at night needs to take extra precautions in this economic time. It's not indicative of "home invasions" making their way out to the suburbs as the OP insinuates. That's what happens when you make large sweeping statements with no facts.

and lastly... the Charlotte Observer, which you favor, is a horrendous "source". It's frankly one of the worst news outlets I've ever read.
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