Lesbian shoots criminal; Seattle unglues
Recently, a female shot a male at or near a bus stop in Seattle. As the details emerge, it seems a lesbian riding a bus with her partner and four children were verbally assualted. They disembarked; the male followed, apparently lunging and spitting at her. She pulled a firearm and shot him; he failed to die. The details are in open court; we see that the victim has a long and varied history with the police, however, she hasn’t been convicted of anything. The attacker has a similar history with the court system; he has a couple convictions, though.
The comment threads over at the Seattle Times have been great. Here’s one gem:
shadetree101 et al,
You are waiting for the #31 bus; the #26 pulls up; you step back; the doors open, and two snarling, spitting combatants tumble out of the bus.
As one lunges, the other pulls out her nickel-plated Beretta 84. In the instant before she squeezes the trigger, he stumbles, and as he falls, the bullet passes over his falling body into YOUR chest, grazing your aorta.
a) Praise her for her quick reaction, but chide her for choosing an Italian firearm, and just before you begin losing consciousness suggest she should have chosen a Smith and Wesson 9 mm?
b) Think, “Damn! She reacted a little too quickly. I hope the crew from Harborview gets here soon.”
c) Pray to God you don’t die, and start to rethink the wisdom of your longstanding NRA-sponsored shoot-first-ask-questions-later stance on guns?
I liked “a”. You can look up the bad guy here; his name is Emmanuel Salter. He’s been convicted of “WILLFUL VIOLATION OF PROTECTION ORDER”. The latest article still leaves some questions open; my guess is as time goes on, we’ll find there’s less and less to the story. Eventually, the prosecutor will fail to charge the victim with defending herself and she can look forward to a lifetime of lawsuits from the poor criminal she failed to kill.