9-Year-Old Shot While Selling Girl Scout Cookies
[su_right_ad]FreakOutNation’s Anomaly picks up the story of the 9-year-old Indianapolis girl.
Witnesses told investigators on the scene that they saw a person’s arm sticking out the window of an SUV and firing a gun indiscriminately.
When the shooting took place, there were children playing outside near where witnesses said the gun was fired, and police believe that is when the girl was struck by a stray bullet.
The SUV fled the scene after the shooting.
Anomaly asks when the NRA will call for arming Girl Scouts.
Pilotshark February 5th, 2015 at 11:08 am
“Anomaly asks when the NRA will call for arming Girl Scouts.”
NRA`s join the girl scouts where we can show you how to sale cookies with the bounding and over watch movements, and ways to fortify your cookie tables at shopping centers.
illinoisboy1977 February 5th, 2015 at 11:20 am
I have a better idea: reinstate the death penalty in all states and execute anyone who injurs or kills someone with a firearm, during the commission of a felony. Even if it doesn’t deter people from doing things like this, it’ll cut the recidivism rate to zero.
Larry Schmitt February 5th, 2015 at 11:30 am
Yes, that’s what we want, to be more like Saudi Arabia and North Korea.
illinoisboy1977 February 5th, 2015 at 11:37 am
Your comparison is superficial, at best. We have a much better criminal justice system and much higher burdens of proof.
Larry Schmitt February 5th, 2015 at 11:41 am
The results would be pretty much the same, it would just take more years and more money to get there.
illinoisboy1977 February 5th, 2015 at 12:42 pm
The results would be more reliable than Saudi Arabia or North Korea. We have a much higher burden of proof, which greatly reduces the chances of a wrongful conviction. If the people of a particular state feel that the burden still isn’t high enough, they can lobby their state legislature to tighten the standard.
bpollen February 6th, 2015 at 2:16 am
Your vaunted much tighter standards have resulted, in your state, in 20 exonerations of death row inmates. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/innocence-and-death-penalty#inn-st
That’s 20 people who would have a real problem with your rationale. Is it worth killing the innocent? Could you face those folks and say that there death is just the price we have to pay to show we are tough on crime? Willing to be one of the lamentably dead innocents?
illinoisboy1977 February 18th, 2015 at 10:04 am
Exonerated because of our higher standards. That actually makes my point. They weren’t executed, because our improved standards called their guilt into question and the courts agreed that the burden of proof had not been met.
bpollen February 18th, 2015 at 4:10 pm
Sure, the same “high standards” that convicted them. And they weren’t exonerated because the state realized their mistake. It happened because outside groups put great effort into making the system work the way it should, as opposed to the way it does. They have also exonerated those who have been friggin’ executed. Great standards, yup, m-hmmm.
William February 5th, 2015 at 12:19 pm
Great idea. Because as everyone knows the death penalty is infallible. …er…that is except for the 150 or so who have been released from death row, including the twenty that were released as a result of DNA evidence.
illinoisboy1977 February 5th, 2015 at 2:42 pm
As I stated, if people think the burden of proof is too light, they can have it changed. I thought that my own state, Illinois, should have tightened its evidentiary requirements in death penalty cases. Instead, Governor Ryan decided to do away with the death penalty, altogether. I agreed with him on the problem, not so much on the solution.
Bunya February 5th, 2015 at 1:33 pm
I’m not surprised. Indiana is another gun-happy state.
Uninvited Guest February 5th, 2015 at 1:57 pm
Was the shooter an NRA member, as usual?
Apocalypse February 5th, 2015 at 6:00 pm
A day doesn’t go by without a story proving the folly of gun proliferation.
Denise February 8th, 2015 at 10:25 am