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Potential Mass Murder Stopped by Concealed Carry Holder OPEN THREAD

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100 years ago in Spokane: Former deputy arrested on murder charge moments after jury acquits him in another murder … – The Spokesman

Charles A. Palmer was declared not guilty of murder. However, right after he thanked the jury foreman for a “true verdict,” Palmer was re-arrested for another murder.

This trial had been only for the murder of George Verbeck, but Palmer had also shot Nels Verbeck, George’s father, and Nels had died of his wounds weeks later. This re-arrest was for the murder of Nels, so it appeared that Palmer would be standing trial again.

The jury apparently accepted Palmer’s contention that he shot in self-defense after he was confronted by several drunken antagonists outside a Milan poolroom, near Deer Park. On the first ballot, seven jurors voted for acquittal. On a second ballot, only two jurors held out for conviction, and they favored a second-degree verdict. They apparently changed their minds on subsequent ballots.

The prosecutor expressed disappointment in the jury’s verdict and said there was a tendency among the jurors to “shirk

Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/may/13/100-years-ago-in-spokane-former-deputy-arrested-on/

Man guilty of attempted murder in shooting of Somali men in Mpls.


Anthony Sawina
Anthony Sawina Hennepin County Jail

Updated: 5:27 p.m. | Posted: 2:37 p.m.

A jury on Thursday found Anthony Sawina guilty of shooting and wounding two Somali-American men in Minneapolis who were on their way to prayers after playing basketball.

The Lauderdale man was found guilty on all nine felony counts he faced, including attempted premeditated murder.

Jurors heard testimony during the trial from eyewitnesses — including the two men Sawina shot — and from Sawina himself, who said he shot in self-defense.

• Earlier: Defendant’s friend says shooting of Somali men wasn’t justified

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said jurors made the right decision, adding that the incident could’ve been much worse.

“This was shooting directly at people who were sitting in a car, defenseless,” Freeman said. “We’re just glad that the driver himself wasn’t hit. Although we understand the bullet went

Read more at: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/man-guilty-shooting-somali-men-minnepolis

Man guilty of attempted murder in shooting of Somali men in Mpls …


Anthony Sawina
Anthony Sawina Hennepin County Jail

Updated: 5:27 p.m. | Posted: 2:37 p.m.

A jury on Thursday found Anthony Sawina guilty of shooting and wounding two Somali-American men in Minneapolis who were on their way to prayers after playing basketball.

The Lauderdale man was found guilty on all nine felony counts he faced, including attempted premeditated murder.

Jurors heard testimony during the trial from eyewitnesses — including the two men Sawina shot — and from Sawina himself, who said he shot in self-defense.

• Earlier: Defendant’s friend says shooting of Somali men wasn’t justified

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said jurors made the right decision, adding that the incident could’ve been much worse.

“This was shooting directly at people who were sitting in a car, defenseless,” Freeman said. “We’re just glad that the driver himself wasn’t hit. Although we understand the bullet went

Read more at: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/man-guilty-shooting-somali-men-minnepolis

Study: Counties with Highest Murder Rates Among Lowest in Gun Ownership

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A study conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows that U.S. counties with the highest murder rates are among those with the lowest rates of gun ownership.

In other words, fewer firearms correlate with more murder.

On May 2, 2017, Breitbart News reported that the study shows that 2% of U.S. counties account for 51% of U.S. murders. Moreover, the CPRC study found that “the worst 5% of counties,” which only “contain 47% of the population,” are home to 68% of murders in the United States.

Writing in Real Clear Policy, CPRC’s John Lott explains that even within the deadliest of counties, there are areas where murders rarely occur. The contrast between deadly and not-so-deadly is found in the divide between the most urban parts of the worst counties and the more suburban areas. For example, Los Angeles County, which led the

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Zionsville murder victim had dangerous past in Indianapolis


ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – The sound of nearly 30 gunshots woke up neighbors at the Quail Run Apartments in Zionsville last week when an Indianapolis man was cut down in the parking lot before dawn.

Terrell Scott had been staying far away from home in the apartment of his girlfriend’s sister for a week or two when his killer or killers tracked him down.

“We were certainly able to gather evidence in the form of shell casings and we’ve seized the vehicle that he was getting into. It had bullet holes in it,” said Zionsville Police Chief Rob Knox.

Neighbors didn’t see the shooting but looked out their windows quickly enough to spot a white Chevrolet Impala or Malibu and a silver or white Honda Accord speeding away.

Scott wasn’t armed and didn’t have a chance

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/05/10/zionsville-murder-victim-had-dangerous-past-in-indianapolis/

Zionsville murder victim had dangerous past in Indianapolis | Fox 59


ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – The sound of nearly 30 gunshots woke up neighbors at the Quail Run Apartments in Zionsville last week when an Indianapolis man was cut down in the parking lot before dawn.

Terrell Scott had been staying far away from home in the apartment of his girlfriend’s sister for a week or two when his killer or killers tracked him down.

“We were certainly able to gather evidence in the form of shell casings and we’ve seized the vehicle that he was getting into. It had bullet holes in it,” said Zionsville Police Chief Rob Knox.

Neighbors didn’t see the shooting but looked out their windows quickly enough to spot a white Chevrolet Impala or Malibu and a silver or white Honda Accord speeding away.

Scott wasn’t armed and didn’t have a chance

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/05/10/zionsville-murder-victim-had-dangerous-past-in-indianapolis/

Judge denies immunity to defendant charged with murder in 2015 4th Quarter Sports Bar shooting

COLUMBUS, Ga. — One defense attorney representing a defendant in a Columbus sports bar murder trial is trying to lighten the charges for his client. Demark Ponder is accused of shooting and killing Dominic Mitchell at the 4th Quarter Sports Bar and Grill back in 2015. Ponder’s attorney claims his client shot in self-defense.

Defendant Demark Ponder reenacts the night several fights broke out at a local bar and Dominic Mitchell died.
Defendant Demark Ponder reenacts the night several fights broke out at a local bar and Dominic Mitchell died.

Ponder, 48, reenacted and recalled his experience at the sports bar in court Tuesday. Ponder says he, 53-year-old Daginald Wheeler, and 36-year-old James Daniels, along with about five other people affiliated with the Outcast motorcycle gang, went to “hang out” at the sports bar.

Ponder admitted to carrying a legal firearm openly,

Read more at: http://wrbl.com/2017/05/02/judge-denies-immunity-to-defendant-charged-with-murder-in-2015-4th-quarter-sports-bar-shooting/