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Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

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Post by philip964 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:29 am

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... uties-say/

10 yo playing video games in his room was critically injured by some one shooting from outside, possibly a drive by.


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Post by philip964 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:04 am

Murder suicide then:

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... hcso-says/

58 yo man arrested after 29 yo wife found in freezer.

Both these could be Covid quarantine related.

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And at 4:30 am a door to an apartment was broken in and a Mom was murdered with one of her 4 children injured by most likely her boyfriend.

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... -shooting/

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Post by philip964 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:02 pm

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... olice-say/

FBI was serving a warrant for child porn today in Houston. The suspect 25, came out of the house "brandishing" a gun. When asked to drop it, he didn't.

Houston police were happy to point out at the press conference that it wasn't them who fired.

They asked for prayers for the dead man's family and mother.

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Post by Mel » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:08 pm

Well, I guess we now have to defund the BFI!
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Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

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Post by philip964 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:54 am

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... -incident/

Sleeping grandmother murdered in her bed by a drive by shooter. RIP. 109. 11 year old who lives across the street was also hit by gun fire inside her home.

Grandson who lives in the home quickly ran out side and fired on the drive by shooter, but their is no description of the car.

I'll let you fill in the missing pieces in the story.


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Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

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Post by philip964 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:31 am

philip964 wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:54 am
https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... -incident/

Sleeping grandmother murdered in her bed by a drive by shooter. RIP. 109. 11 year old who lives across the street was also hit by gun fire inside her home.

Grandson who lives in the home quickly ran out side and fired on the drive by shooter, but their is no description of the car.

I'll let you fill in the missing pieces in the story.
https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... -incident/

Grandson killed Grandma and then went outside and fired a few times to make it look like a drive by, I guess.


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Post by philip964 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:49 am

https://www.click2houston.com/news/inve ... re-worker/

Nurse a block from work when a man blew through a red light at 80 mph. Had a bottle of booze in his pocket. 110.


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Post by philip964 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:20 pm

https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/michae ... ty-courts/

39th murder in Houston by someone released on a felony No Money PR bond.


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Post by philip964 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:56 am

Somebody stabbed to death at an apartment complex. 111.

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... meyerland/

Family held up at gun point by three men as they left their apartment. One man heldup wife and baby while two others made husband go back inside apartment to get more loot. He had one of those doorbell cams so you can watch what it looks like. Fortunately no one was murdered.


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Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

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Post by philip964 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:38 am

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... uties-say/

Security guard arrested for murder after shooting and killing a man who was no longer beating him.

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Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

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Post by Rafe » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:33 pm

"A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting of a 50-year-old woman in the Greenspoint area. The deadly shooting happened Saturday, July 25 around 4:40 p.m. at an apartment complex at 1000 Greens Road. Detectives say that officers found the woman, who had been shot several times, lying on the bedroom floor."

https://abc13.com/12-year-old-boy-charg ... t/6336990/

Tremendously sad, on both fronts. Frankly, this has always frightened me as a self-defense scenario: a kid. Just a kid and this one barely out of puberty. If a shot is fired, I'm pretty confident I'd do what it takes to stop the threat. But if it's a 12-year-old kid holding a gun and he hasn't done anything yet? I know I'm likely to hesitate, maybe a lot--maybe far, far too long--before using force.

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Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

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Post by philip964 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:48 pm

Rafe wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:33 pm
"A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting of a 50-year-old woman in the Greenspoint area. The deadly shooting happened Saturday, July 25 around 4:40 p.m. at an apartment complex at 1000 Greens Road. Detectives say that officers found the woman, who had been shot several times, lying on the bedroom floor."

https://abc13.com/12-year-old-boy-charg ... t/6336990/

Tremendously sad, on both fronts. Frankly, this has always frightened me as a self-defense scenario: a kid. Just a kid and this one barely out of puberty. If a shot is fired, I'm pretty confident I'd do what it takes to stop the threat. But if it's a 12-year-old kid holding a gun and he hasn't done anything yet? I know I'm likely to hesitate, maybe a lot--maybe far, far too long--before using force.

Am I crazy, or didn't there used to be something called parenting?
Beat me on this. Greenspoint means Gunspoint for those not from Houston. 113.

https://abc13.com/murders-in-houston-on ... h/6307779/

Murders hit five year high.

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Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

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Post by Middle Age Russ » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:48 pm

Tremendously sad, on both fronts. Frankly, this has always frightened me as a self-defense scenario: a kid. Just a kid and this one barely out of puberty. If a shot is fired, I'm pretty confident I'd do what it takes to stop the threat. But if it's a 12-year-old kid holding a gun and he hasn't done anything yet? I know I'm likely to hesitate, maybe a lot--maybe far, far too long--before using force.
The question we all have to ask is what potential situations exist that mean deadly force is needed right now. Clearly those situations may involve minors employing deadly force. Most of us humans have some degree of difficulty with the idea of causing the death of another person -- and more difficulty with causing the death of a "child". We instinctively want to protect the weakest among us, and children are part of that weakest group usually. Noting this difficulty with causing someone else's death, warriors have long dehumanized their enemies because that made it easier to rationalize killing them. It makes them more effective warriors.

A few decades back, I enjoyed reading the articles written by Col. Jeff Cooper in gun magazines. He always called assailants Goblins, essentially dehumanizing them because they had stepped outside the social contract and used violence without provocation on others. For me, part of the "trigger" mechanism for employing deadly force is what actions cause me to view an actor (human or otherwise, age and size relevant only if there are clearly no force multipliers) as a deadly threat -- a Goblin, if you will -- and immediately employ the force necessary to prevail over them.
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Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

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Post by philip964 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:30 am

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... ities-say/

2 murdered at 4 year olds birthday party, may have been a drug robbery.

Another murder over the weekend. 116


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Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

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Post by philip964 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:53 am

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... on-police/

Woman's body found in back of van. 117

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