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Shooting a cyclist is a bit much really!!!!

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edited July 2009 in The Crudcatcher
A driver, now identified as an Asheville firefighter, shot a bicycle rider because he was angry the man was riding with his child on a busy road, Asheville police said.

http://www.wyff4.com/news/20187786/detail.html#[/quote]

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  • thekickingmulethekickingmule Posts: 7,957
    He's in jail, but being paid awaiting the outcome of the judgement!!!
    :shock:
    This is a mad world!
    It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
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  • racefaceec90racefaceec90 Posts: 120
    WTF!!!this world really is deranged!!!
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    I'd say that was a tell tale sign things have gone slightly amiss somewhere. :lol:
  • M1llh0useM1llh0use Posts: 863
    He's in jail, but being paid awaiting the outcome of the judgement!!!
    :shock:
    This is a mad world!

    innocent unitl proven guilty perhaps? :roll:
    {insert smartarse comment here}
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Seeeeeee, you should ALWAYS wear a helmet!

    (Did make me wince at first when I read he'd been shot in the helmet)
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3336802663/
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,558
    Robmanic1 wrote:
    Seeeeeee, you should ALWAYS wear a helmet!

    (Did make me wince at first when I read he'd been shot in the helmet)

    If I cycled in the US I'd wear full body armour (armor?). 8)
  • Nik_BNik_B Posts: 270
    Sounds like a few of the posters on here. You sure it wasn't because the cyclist wasn't wearing a helmet?
  • M1llh0useM1llh0use Posts: 863

    Diez pulled a gun and opened fire, hitting the victim in his bicycle helmet, according to police.

    They said the bullet penetrated the outer lining of the helmet but did not actually hit the victim's head.

    Police arrested Diez and charged him with attempted first degree murder.
    {insert smartarse comment here}
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    GmanUK101 wrote:
    A driver, now identified as an Asheville firefighter, shot a bicycle rider because he was angry the man was riding with his child on a busy road, Asheville police said.

    http://www.wyff4.com/news/20187786/detail.html#
    [/quote]

    So, in order to make the child more safe, he shot the main rider :shock:

    Never really thought that one through now, did he :evil:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • thekickingmulethekickingmule Posts: 7,957
    M1llh0use wrote:
    He's in jail, but being paid awaiting the outcome of the judgement!!!
    :shock:
    This is a mad world!

    innocent unitl proven guilty perhaps? :roll:
    I'm guessing the wife witnessed this. Plus, if it was a busy road, then I'm guessing quite a few people did.
    I'd like to see how many people would be on full pay over here in the same situation!
    It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
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  • xstrathyxxstrathyx Posts: 1,173
    Politicians qite possibly - they manage to believe they are above the law

    MP's are like charles bronson lol (some of you will be too young to know who i am talking about)
    M1llh0use wrote:
    He's in jail, but being paid awaiting the outcome of the judgement!!!
    :shock:
    This is a mad world!

    innocent unitl proven guilty perhaps? :roll:
    I'm guessing the wife witnessed this. Plus, if it was a busy road, then I'm guessing quite a few people did.
    I'd like to see how many people would be on full pay over here in the same situation!
  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    what... geting paid in jail.
    i thought that jail was a punishment
    "when i leave school i want to earn a living by shooting cyclists. that way i get a roof over my head and food and get paid."
    what a life
    not dont you think that that is wrong>
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,558
    edited July 2009
    ramemtbers wrote:
    what... geting paid in jail.
    i thought that jail was a punishment
    "when i leave school i want to earn a living by shooting cyclists. that way i get a roof over my head and food and get paid."
    what a life
    not dont you think that that is wrong>

    He's not in jail being punished - he's being held until he can be tried. :roll:

    If you're still upset write to your local Senator!! :roll:
  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    so like bail
    :?
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,558
    ramemtbers wrote:
    so like bail
    :?

    no - like remand
  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    oh its still wrong though
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,558
    i thought it was quite progressive. A good idea. Too many people in this country end up homeless and jobless just becasue they are held on remand for something that they are eventually found not guilty for.

    You end up punishing innocent people. Why would you want to do that?
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,558
    I've just re-read the article - there's nothing about him being in jail - just awaiting trial.

    I'm guessing that the Fire Dept can't sack him for something that's not at all to do with work, or come to trial yet.

    It's the court's job to try him. If he goes to jail, he'll lose his job. If he doesn't go to jail I suspect it'll be becasue he has mental health issues, either way I reckon his career's over as a fire-fighter.
  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    how on earth did he survive???? surely the helmet wasn't a bike helmet?? he sounds like the luckiest person alive.
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    rhann wrote:
    how on earth did he survive???? surely the helmet wasn't a bike helmet?? he sounds like the luckiest person alive.

    He's American, the bullet went straight through :wink:
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3336802663/
  • AndyMancAndyManc Posts: 1,393
    Load of B/S about being upset about being concerned for a childs welfare.

    Clearly he's hoping his excuse will fall favourably with the judge ...... being the US, it might :?

    It's better than saying I shot him cos I'm a f****** nutter . :roll:



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  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,558
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8172739.stm

    When he gets locked up they can replace him with one of these :P
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