If I catch you trying to break into my shop I'll give you one chance to surrender,lay down on the ground and wait for the police.
If you attempt to enter my home you're dead.You will also not rob or in anyway accost me on the street.The instant you threaten me ,my family with harm in anyway ,shape or form you will be shot where you stand.
I'm a law abiding citizen,I bother or pose no threat to anyone and neither myself or a family member is going to become a victim of street or domestic crime as we have the means of selfdefense and if need be willing to trust a jury of our peers.
The govt.can make or change all the gun laws,selfdefense laws they want.Nothing the laws says will change the way I react should my life or the life of a family member come under threat.I think most law abiding citizens feel the same way.
September 17, 2013 at 10:28 a.m.
I like and respect this judge.He's no bleeding heart and believes criminals deserve to be punished.Good call your honor.
The judge said she doesn't deserve the title of mother and again I agree but by the same token the cops don't deserve the title of protectors and servers of the public and the teachers don't deserve any special status because these people also knew that Teddy and his brothers were being terribly mistreated,tochered,beaten and abused by the gutless coward Bush.
Childrens services once again failed as well.Anyone who knew the situation in that miserable hell hole of a home and did nothing,remained silent or looked the other way are no better than this miserable sorry excuse of a mother.
September 5, 2013 at 9:37 a.m.
This idiot shouldn't have been out on the road driving if he had been drinking all day.He could have pulled over to the side of the road to mess with his stereo rather than blocking the street to everyone else.
So Vaughn honks his horn and Smith flips him off.Apparently he wasn't considerate enough to move his car out of the way.
I can see why Vaughn got angry and I wouldn't blame him one bit had he just smacked this dumb ass in the mouth a few times.But a 3 on 1 severe beating that put the guy in a wheelchair is totally uncalled for over something so petty
Smith isn't completely innocent but there's no law against being an inconsiderate fool.A few slaps in the chops would have been enough to teach the idiot a lesson in respect for others .
But Mr.Vaughn and friends went way to far and probably ruined Smith's life and put a huge burden on his loved onesCan't excuse that !
August 24, 2013 at 9:28 p.m.
Hella I'd like to ask you a question.If you know anything about American history then you should know that every ethnic group that came to this country had their turn in the barrel and had to deal with hate,discrimination and outright cruelty.
My people are the lily white Irish who came here to escape starvation and overbearing British rule.Do you have any idea how the Irish people were treated when they arrived in America ?
Irish men were depicted with monkey faces and tails said to be nothing but drunks,liars,criminals and brawlers.Their children were said to be to stupid to revieve educations and our women were good for nothing but domestic servants and brothal workers.
Help wanted signs read "No Irish Need Apply"Life for the Irish immigrant was filled with poverty,disease,hungar and discrimination everywhere.Yet somehow they managed to prosper and thrive in spite of all hate and hardships they faced.
The other half of my family were Italians who came here in hope of a better life only to find they were not welcome.They were the "grease balls,Dagos,Wops said to be filthy,untrustworthy and worthless.Yet they too somehow managed to prosper in America..
Despite being beaten up,murdered,unemployed,uneducated and stuffed into filthy tennaments living 8 to 12 people in a single room these people were able to prosper and thrive with in a generation.
In fact Hella almost every ethnic group who came to this country in search of opportunity and a better life has to deal with hatred,hardships and discrimination.That includes the Chinese,Arabs,Germans,Eastern Europeans,Russians,Turks ect...
So my question to you is if all these ethnics peoples can manage to do well and prosper in this country why can't the African American Community seem to overcome their hardships as so many other have ?And please keep in mind there were no special programs,no NAACP,no affirmative action or mandatory quota hiring requirments for these people.No welfare,food stamps or medicade..
There was however one thing all these different groups had in common.They worked together and aided each other.They shared what little they had and did everything possible to promote themselves through hard work,self education and their own gritty,tough determination.
What they didn't do was rob,steal and murder each other for the most part.Sure every group had their criminals but for the most part they were honest,hard working people determined to make a better life for themselves and their families.
They didn't waste time and energy blaming and pointing the finger at anyone else for what they didn't have.
So why does the black community continue to struggle with poverty,unemployment,crime,education ect when they have all the advantages and social programs so many other did not have ?
Please enlighten us and explain why so many black folks are still unable to prosper and lag behind in so many areas.
July 21, 2013 at 10:46 a.m.
How dare they expect this woman to pay her way ?Don't these fools know she's entitled to free services anywhere for life ?Shame on those overbearing s.o.b.s' harassing and picking on one of the "less fortunate"
Her landlord,the utility companies,the grocer and her doctor wouldn't dream of asking for or expecting her to pay so who the hell do these greedy pool jerks think they are ??!!
I sure hope legal aid steps in on her behalf and files a big fat discrimination suit against those rats for picking on one of societies "less fortunate"And those poor kids .....dear God I certainly hope they aren't tramatized by anyone expecting momma to pay !!
You just know she's worked so hard to teach those kids the way the real entitlement system works and now these scumbags throw a monkey wrench into those valuable life lessons by demanding payment..OUTRAGEOUS,AGGRECIOUS,ARBITRARY,CAPRICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The only fair thing to do is to fire those two employed bullies and slam their working behinds on the public dole so they can see how tough the "less fortunate" really have it !!
Let's just see how they like sleeping or laying around until 2-3 pm everyday on their ever expanding butts,then having to get up and drive down to Mickey D's and spend their own public gifted cash super sizeing everybodys' meal knowing darn good and well those 32 oz barrels of soda just won't be enough to wash down that 4 pound triple,double,quad thick cut bacon with extra cheese hind quarter mini burger......
Ohhh the trials and burdens of the "less fortunate" !!They just never seem to endIt's enough to make me raise my hand and 6 inch multi color nails,start bobbing my head and screaming the most vile,filthy language I know.......another life lesson taught...
July 17, 2013 at 2:57 p.m.
THANK YOU Judge Mckay !!!
And to you quack bastards who think this nut job deserves more freedom.....Take him into your own homes and trust this wacko around your own families.
I'm glad the judge saw through this nonsense and made the right call !
July 12, 2013 at 11:44 a.m.
Just another gutless child abuseing coward who should be hung.
July 12, 2013 at 11:39 a.m.
Please folks don't be to hard on this mother.She's deep in the grieving process and speaking with the emotions of a parent who's trying to cope with the loss of her child.
As a parent who lost a son to a drug overdose I can tell you that's it's totally devastating and turns your world, emotions and thought process upside down for a long time.
My wife and I both preached the dangers and the evil of drugs to both our children.One listened but the other didn't.At age 25 as our son was no parent can patrol what their children do 24/7 nor do they have a legal right to do so.
I truly don't believe this grieving,hurting mother wishes the death on the dope dealers children. but I do agree with her that 'Justice wasn't found in that court room"
This man with his long criminal history should have been behind bars and not free to be out selling his poison on the streets.And yes you can argue that if the young lady didn't buy the dope that killed her from him she would have bought it from another dealer and that's exactly why a harsh message needs to be sent to all drug dealers with long very uncomfortable prison sentences.
I strongly favor the work farm system and earned recreaction time.Prison shouldn't be old home week or a social club.And we don't need to spend billions building new prisons when we can recommission old navy ships,put them out at sea and make the inmates responsible for the care and upkeep of their home.
Those ships were the living quarters for many brave men and women who served our country with honor.Those ships housed a few thousand people at a time.If those ships were good enough for them to live on they're certainly good enough for those who break the law and contribute nothing to society.
July 12, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
It's sad this historic old building couldn't have been saved but once it has deteriorated beyond a certain point it's to costly and unsafe to attempt to salvage.
I just hope the Robbins Theater in Warren doesn't suffer the same fate.These great old buildings had their own unique style unlike the cookie cutter approach to modern construction.
July 10, 2013 at 12:27 p.m.
What an excellent idea and a most worthwhile projectI'll be glad to help out and I'm sure many more folks from around the Valley will too
We may not have as much wealth and prosperity in the Mahoning Valley as other parts of the state and the nation but we have something just as valuable.In fact when I think about it we have something in abundance here that's priceless.
There's no shortage of good,solid stand up people in these parts.Think about it,there's always some sort of a drive,a special dinner or special activity or a benefit to help a local person or even a family in need.
Regardless of how each particular need arises weather it's a serious illness one of our neighbors' is battling or a natural disaster,perhaps the loss of a familie's home because of fire ect.
When the call goes out for help the people of this Valley answer it.The Relay For Life is a perfect exampleIn our depressed local economy we still manage to contribute more for the cause than many afflluent communities.That in itself speaks volumes as to who we are and what we're about !
And on this 4th of July what could be more fitting and more American than being a volunteer to help our brave troops which in turn helps this great nation.
July 4, 2013 at 5:09 a.m.