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Old 04-10-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I caught the thief while taking things from the house. He made it clear to me that I had better get out of his way, and that the things he was carrying now belonged to him. He backed out of the driveway (after loading his car) across the lawn. I had a great description of him, his car, the license plate, etc. I spent every day for the next two weeks getting the police to go look for this rat.

My mistake was this: I let him go. If this ever happens again, I will shoot as many times as it takes to drop the thug. There is no such thing as "just" a robbery, or "just" a car theft. One last thing, these are NOT "kids" or "children". They are criminals, and need to be treated as criminals, regardless of age. I see someone wants to spank them...ok by me as long as it's with a two by four. Personally, I regard them as more than criminals--I believe they are Urban and Sub-urban terrorists, and just as with every terrorist, I don't really give a damn what happens to them.
Hey, Brussels! Have not seen you in a while! What an awful story. This is sickening. I don't know that people understand the trauma that occurs when one has been a victim of crime - or the sickening feeling that comes w/ feeling that vulnerable . . . and knowing there is nothing you can do about it at the time. When someone rips you off, they are ripping off a lot more than your possessions - they have stolen your sense of security and feeling of safety in your own home. It is the most disconcerting feeling . . . to know there was "nothing you could do" but stand there and let it happen.

You are right. These thugs are terrorists. I think your designation of "suburban terrorist" is quite apt.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: weddington
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Here's my thought. These three "suspects" all have their public information available for easy access. Just log onto the Mecklenburg County Sheriffs website, enter their names, and it will give you their current address.

I say every citizen in Mecklenburg County should send them a letter or post card (since they probably can't open a letter) and tell them what we think, and that we know who they are, and that there is nowhere they can go where someone won't be watching them. Send them a post card every day for a month or two.

Then you can go on the Mecklenburg County Courts website and enter these same three names and find every court date that they have scheduled and in what court room. By the way, they all had court dates pending even before yesterday. Then we should have a tailgate party over to the court house with our signs and t-shirts and let them and all the other ^(%)#* in Charlotte know it's over.

Who's with me?
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Here's my thought. These three "suspects" all have their public information available for easy access. Just log onto the Mecklenburg County Sheriffs website, enter their names, and it will give you their current address.

I say every citizen in Mecklenburg County should send them a letter or post card (since they probably can't open a letter) and tell them what we think, and that we know who they are, and that there is nowhere they can go where someone won't be watching them. Send them a post card every day for a month or two.

Then you can go on the Mecklenburg County Courts website and enter these same three names and find every court date that they have scheduled and in what court room. By the way, they all had court dates pending even before yesterday. Then we should have a tailgate party over to the court house with our signs and t-shirts and let them and all the other ^(%)#* in Charlotte know it's over.

Who's with me?

Count me in.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:54 PM
 
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Here's my thought. These three "suspects" all have their public information available for easy access. Just log onto the Mecklenburg County Sheriffs website, enter their names, and it will give you their current address.

I say every citizen in Mecklenburg County should send them a letter or post card (since they probably can't open a letter) and tell them what we think, and that we know who they are, and that there is nowhere they can go where someone won't be watching them. Send them a post card every day for a month or two.

Then you can go on the Mecklenburg County Courts website and enter these same three names and find every court date that they have scheduled and in what court room. By the way, they all had court dates pending even before yesterday. Then we should have a tailgate party over to the court house with our signs and t-shirts and let them and all the other ^(%)#* in Charlotte know it's over.

Who's with me?
Sign me up.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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I caught the thief while taking things from the house. He made it clear to me that I had better get out of his way, and that the things he was carrying now belonged to him. He backed out of the driveway (after loading his car) across the lawn. I had a great description of him, his car, the license plate, etc. I spent every day for the next two weeks getting the police to go look for this rat.

My mistake was this: I let him go. If this ever happens again, I will not let the rat go, no matter what it takes. There is no such thing as "just" a robbery, or "just" a car theft. It takes a little of your freedom away, makes you look over your shoulder, makes you spend tons of money on security systems to defeat the rats, etc. whether you want it to or not, whether you admit it or not. One last thing, these are NOT "kids" or "children". They are criminals, and need to be treated as criminals, regardless of age. I see someone wants to spank them...ok by me as long as it's with a two by four. Personally, I regard them as more than criminals--I believe they are Urban and Sub-urban terrorists, and just as with every terrorist, I don't really give a damn what happens to them, or even why they do what they do.

If you don't like this post, or think it's too rough, try sleeping when you wonder if the rat will come back to your house, or makes you a vicitm of ID theft, and all the crap you have to go through to fix or prevent it.

As for whether or not it's right or wrong to take action against a thief, I believe this: Everything on this earth is owned by someone...you can acquire things with the owners permission, often by borrowing or buying. If you attempt to take something without permission, you risk a confrontation with the owner, and if in that confrontation you get hurt, or even worse, it's your own fault.
Did this just happen???

I am so sorry to hear that you have been thru this. I am just sick and appalled at the gall of this little creep - the sense of entitlement and lack of shame is just disgusting. Can you give us any more details about the chance of finding out who he is, what have the police said?
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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Here's my thought. These three "suspects" all have their public information available for easy access. Just log onto the Mecklenburg County Sheriffs website, enter their names, and it will give you their current address.

I say every citizen in Mecklenburg County should send them a letter or post card (since they probably can't open a letter) and tell them what we think, and that we know who they are, and that there is nowhere they can go where someone won't be watching them. Send them a post card every day for a month or two.

Then you can go on the Mecklenburg County Courts website and enter these same three names and find every court date that they have scheduled and in what court room. By the way, they all had court dates pending even before yesterday. Then we should have a tailgate party over to the court house with our signs and t-shirts and let them and all the other ^(%)#* in Charlotte know it's over.

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I'm There.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Default Fox News Tonite: Revolving Door!

Well, it appears Fox News is listening to us!!! Tonite they did a whole spot on "Charlotte's Revolving Door" - about crime in the area!!!

So maybe we are getting some media interested in really addressing the issues!!

Keep up the good work . . . contacting media seems to be working! Maybe it is a coincidence . . . but regardless . . . Fox is definitely addressing the concerns we have been voicing.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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Good work? Didn't they turn those thugs loose?
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Good work? Didn't they turn those thugs loose?
Not good work w/ the judicial system - good work w/ getting media to address the "revolving door" w/ our crime here. At least it is being discussed more and that will hopefully lead to more activism . . . and our city officials doing more to keep these thugs locked up and off our streets. The more exposure this travesty of justice gets discussed - the more likely we are to get some change.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: weddington
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Good work? Didn't they turn those thugs loose?
Yep. In fact one of the suspects has been arrested as a result of a police chase twice before, in Charlotte, and both were also for stolen vehciles, among other things. Both previous charges were dismissed/dropped by our lovely County Courts.
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