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Old 01-14-2010, 09:47 PM   #31
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Maybe , just maybe .... Al Davis hires Vinny and signs Harrison to a contract .... sarcasim
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Did I miss something because I never saw where they matched the gun to the bullets.
Now that the FBI have been asked to get involved in this particular case, they won't rest until they get to the bottom of it.

I haven't been able to understand how with eye-witness testimony, ballistics test showing the shots fired came from a gun registered to Harrison, why some form of charges never were presented to a jury by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office. The Feds. are much more effecient in their investigative procedures and I look for a resolution where all the facts will be eventually revealed.
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If he took out a drug dealer that was actually threatening to cause problems, i don't have a huge problem with it. Not as much as if he was going out and driving drunk, or harming law abiding citizens. It's not right that he took things into his own hands like that, but this just doesn't rank that highly on my outrage meter.

edit- that was a really good read, thanks for posting SS.
Just curious, do you think Bruce Smith is a worse person? He has been charged 3 times with DUI and been convicted once.

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:33 AM   #34
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Just curious, do you think Bruce Smith is a worse person? He has been charged 3 times with DUI and been convicted once.

Bruce Smith pleads guilty to DUI | ProFootballTalk.com
I can't say who's a worse or better person, i can only say how i feel about a given action. In this case, yeah, to me the three dui's are a bigger problem because they are putting innocent people in harm's way. From the sounds of that article, there weren't too many innocent folks around, since everyone involved not named marvin is either dead or in jail (the baby being the exception, and of course that is the only negative to this situation in the end).

If Marvin felt this clown was dangerous and that he wasn't going to stop being a threat, I can definitely understand his actions. Every guy here has had issues with someone that just wasn't going to leave it alone until things got physical. To me, this is just a furthering of that situation.
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If he took out a drug dealer that was actually threatening to cause problems, i don't have a huge problem with it. Not as much as if he was going out and driving drunk, or harming law abiding citizens. It's not right that he took things into his own hands like that, but this just doesn't rank that highly on my outrage meter.

edit- that was a really good read, thanks for posting SS.
So you buy the "famous pieces of sh** killing not so famous pieces of sh** is no big thing" argument and the fact that he indiscriminately sprayed a street with gunfire striking innocent people does not "rank that highly on [your] outrage meter"?

Treat pieces of sh** with sh** justice and they will act accordingly.
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So you buy the "famous pieces of sh** killing not so famous pieces of sh** is no big thing" argument and the fact that he indiscriminately sprayed a street with gunfire striking innocent people does not "rank that highly on [your] outrage meter"?

Treat pieces of sh** with sh** justice and they will act accordingly.
I hear you, but in reality, a person is either a positive or a negative in this world. Last time I checked, the subtraction of a negative resulted in a net gain. If you honestly expect the police to get as worked up over a drug dealer getting killed as an innocent person, I think you're dreaming. I don't have any issue at all with the way the police and DA referred to the parties involved. They're just calling them what they are. Drug dealing criminals are pieces of shit. You can't break the law your whole life and then try to hide behind it when your lifestyle catches up to you. We're all where we are because of the choices we've made, and this guy's got him killed. The only part of that story that is "outrageous" is the baby being harmed. Obviously the parents were high quality individuals since they took off not worrying about the infant in the back seat.
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I hear you, but in reality, a person is either a positive or a negative in this world. Last time I checked, the subtraction of a negative resulted in a net gain. If you honestly expect the police to get as worked up over a drug dealer getting killed as an innocent person, I think you're dreaming. I don't have any issue at all with the way the police and DA referred to the parties involved. They're just calling them what they are. Drug dealing criminals are pieces of shit. You can't break the law your whole life and then try to hide behind it when your lifestyle catches up to you. We're all where we are because of the choices we've made, and this guy's got him killed. The only part of that story that is "outrageous" is the baby being harmed. Obviously the parents were high quality individuals since they took off not worrying about the infant in the back seat.
You're right - a person is either a positive or negative influence in the world. and you know what, the last time i checked, murder is a pretty bad thing. worse than drug dealing, even. so the murder needs to be caught, tried, and punished according to the law, thereby removing the negative person (a murderer) from society.

you can argue all you want that killing a drug dealer isnt as "bad" as killing an "innocent" person. but murder is still murder. its universally recognized as immoral. every nation - civilizied or otherwise, has laws against it and punishments for those who commit it. right now, a murderer is free, running around in society. instead of supporting this individual, perhaps you should hope they are brought to justice. who knows, maybe next time this person decides to kill a drug dealer, a person you deem "innocent" will be hurt or killed in the process.
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You're right - a person is either a positive or negative influence in the world. and you know what, the last time i checked, murder is a pretty bad thing. worse than drug dealing, even. so the murder needs to be caught, tried, and punished according to the law, thereby removing the negative person (a murderer) from society.

you can argue all you want that killing a drug dealer isnt as "bad" as killing an "innocent" person. but murder is still murder. its universally recognized as immoral. every nation - civilizied or otherwise, has laws against it and punishments for those who commit it. right now, a murderer is free, running around in society. instead of supporting this individual, perhaps you should hope they are brought to justice. who knows, maybe next time this person decides to kill a drug dealer, a person you deem "innocent" will be hurt or killed in the process.
To me, it's more in line with self defense than murder, because the way I read it, this clown is trying to take a gun into the club, then when he's told he's not welcome threatens to bust the place and Marvin up. This is an armed person threatening him. Call it a preemptive strike. If he was just walking around shooting people, yeah, i hear you. But this guy was a threat. I'm not trying to be the Marvin Harrison apologist here, but I truly believe that if some of us were placed in the same situation, some of us here wouldn't have acted all that differently. If I were on a jury, his ass would walk in this case. But everyone's entitled to their own opinion...
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To me, it's more in line with self defense than murder, because the way I read it, this clown is trying to take a gun into the club, then when he's told he's not welcome threatens to bust the place and Marvin up. This is an armed person threatening him. Call it a preemptive strike. If he was just walking around shooting people, yeah, i hear you. But this guy was a threat. I'm not trying to be the Marvin Harrison apologist here, but I truly believe that if some of us were placed in the same situation, some of us here wouldn't have acted all that differently. If I were on a jury, his ass would walk in this case. But everyone's entitled to their own opinion...
I would like you to introduce you to the concept that's been around for several thousand years. its called law enforcement. in this country, we have these things called police. if you feel someone is a threat to you or your family, you don't need to unload a clip of bullets into them while they are sitting in their car, talking on their cell phone. you can just call the police. its really easy. you just have to press three numbers: 9-1-1 and you can get in touch with them.

the vast majority of "us" would NOT act in the same way harrison did. most of us are what you would call civilized human beings. maybe one day you can join us. harrison is a thug, just like the guy he (had) murdered. he's a thug who has injured innocent bystanders when he engaged in his thuggery. harrison is just as much - if not more - of a mennace to society as the man he (had) murdered. i hope there are no good, honest people living anywhere near you. you are undoubtably a danger to them as any of them could be killed as innocent bystanders if you chose to carry out your personal form of justice. as to your comments about being on a jury, if you're ever a jury candidate, please share your thoughts on the matter. you will undoubtably be disqualified from jury service and thereby be rendered unable to (further) pervert the justice system.

i apologize if you interpret any of my comments as an attack - i simply feel that they are deplorable and should be treated as such. there is no place for vigilante justice in society and i'm certain none of the owners/operators of this site would condone it. you have a right to express your opinions, but condoning cold-blooded murder is unacceptable. i truly hope you reconsider your views.
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You're right - a person is either a positive or negative influence in the world. and you know what, the last time i checked, murder is a pretty bad thing. worse than drug dealing, even. so the murder needs to be caught, tried, and punished according to the law, thereby removing the negative person (a murderer) from society.

you can argue all you want that killing a drug dealer isnt as "bad" as killing an "innocent" person. but murder is still murder. its universally recognized as immoral. every nation - civilizied or otherwise, has laws against it and punishments for those who commit it. right now, a murderer is free, running around in society. instead of supporting this individual, perhaps you should hope they are brought to justice. who knows, maybe next time this person decides to kill a drug dealer, a person you deem "innocent" will be hurt or killed in the process.
Sorry, murder is not murder. It's not black and white, although it would be nice if it were. Cops and soldiers kill people all the time and it's not murder.
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Sorry, murder is not murder. It's not black and white, although it would be nice if it were. Cops and soldiers kill people all the time and it's not murder.
Your analogy to cops and soldiers doesn't even apply here. Harrison is neither. He's a thug who illegally fired a weapon, injuring both a drug dealer and an innocent bystander. He also lied to the authorities, also a criminal offense. He then either directly or indirectly was responsible for committing murder.

you might have your own personal interpretation of what is right and wrong, but society as a whole and the law are in direct opposition to your point of view.
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Your analogy to cops and soldiers doesn't even apply here. Harrison is neither. He's a thug who illegally fired a weapon, injuring both a drug dealer and an innocent bystander. He also lied to the authorities, also a criminal offense. He then either directly or indirectly was responsible for committing murder.

you might have your own personal interpretation of what is right and wrong, but society as a whole and the law are in direct opposition to your point of view.
You said "murder is murder" implying that killing anyone, for any reason, is murder -- which it is not.

Now you'll probably come back with something about how cops and soldiers need to do that sometimes, but that doesn't change a thing. Also remember that cops and soldiers *unnecessarily* kill people sometimes, and it's still not murder. You should read Immanuel Kant, and after that read John Rawls (B'more represent!).
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You said "murder is murder" implying that killing anyone, for any reason, is murder -- which it is not.

Now you'll probably come back with something about how cops and soldiers need to do that sometimes, but that doesn't change a thing. Also remember that cops and soldiers *unnecessarily* kill people sometimes, and it's still not murder. You should read Immanuel Kant, and after that read John Rawls (B'more represent!).
Actually, i wasn't trying broadening the scope of the discussion to warfare at all. harrison was a private citicizen. he had no legal authority to kill another human being. his actions were not in self-defense. it was a cold-blooded murder. a private citizen acting in the manner which harrison acted is murder. it doesnt matter if the person was a drug dealer, child molester, cross-dresser, or cowboys fan. he had no legal (let alone moral) right or authority to take a life. there are laws in place designed to prevent the exact actions that harrison took. harrison is a criminal. just the man he (had) killed was. that mans lifestyle ultimately caught up with him. so will harrison's.
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Actually, i wasn't trying broadening the scope of the discussion to warfare at all. harrison was a private citicizen. he had no legal authority to kill another human being. his actions were not in self-defense. it was a cold-blooded murder. a private citizen acting in the manner which harrison acted is murder. it doesnt matter if the person was a drug dealer, child molester, cross-dresser, or cowboys fan. he had no legal (let alone moral) right or authority to take a life. there are laws in place designed to prevent the exact actions that harrison took. harrison is a criminal. just the man he (had) killed was. that mans lifestyle ultimately caught up with him. so will harrison's.
I agree. I'm not defending Harrison at all, but I do have to agree with BB to an extent. My point was that nothing, even murder, is cut and dry. There is no good without bad, and no bad without good -- there are no absolutes, there just IS. Think Yin-Yang.

In any case, although the evidence seems overwhelming, let's continue to presume innocence before people stand trial.
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Sorry, murder is not murder. It's not black and white, although it would be nice if it were. Cops and soldiers kill people all the time and it's not murder.
Murder is the intentional killing of another or the killing of another during a felony. Self-defense is a defense to the charge of murder.

Killings by cops and soldiers done in the line of duty are not murder, never have been, never will be. Cops and soldiers "kill people" because it is sanctioned by govt. Society recognizes that in the enforcement of its law and for the protection of the public, police must sometimes use deadly force. Likewise, society recognizes that there is a need for "national self-defense" and, thus, soldiers are not committing "murder" when they kill in the line of duty.

Marvin Harrison's spraying a street with bullets and the intentional murder of an individual who, at the time, was not threatening the person who murdered him are not acts that are defensible in any way.

Sure, in many cases, there are mitigating factors that societies have long recognized as defenses to murder. None of these time tested excuses existed in this case. Under the facts of this case - this was cold blooded; this was indefensible; this was murder. This was black and white.

The DA was the real POS for not prosecuting this case - cowardly and wrong.
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