6/27/2008

"Judge Advises Crime VictimTo Arm Herself After Attack"

The Chattanoogan (TN) wrote:

General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon said Friday that crime in Chattanooga "has become so rampant that it is no longer possible for the police department to protect our citizens."

He told a woman who had been pulled from her car and beaten in the head that she or her mother needed to "purchase a weapon, obtain a gun permit and learn to protect yourself." The woman moved back in with her mother after the May 4 incident on E. 17th Street.

Judge Moon said, "The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that all citizens have a right to purchase a weapon to defend themselves, their families and their homes - unless there is some disqualification that prevents them from owning a weapon.

He said, "All area of our city are subject to crime, and some areas have very high crime rates and need to be 'overpoliced.'" . . .

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3 Comments:

Blogger Jungle Jim said...

"The woman said she was driving on E. 17th Street when Beard came riding up on a bicycle and pulled a gold handgun on her. When she refused to get out of the car, he began hitting her in the head with the gun"

She should have just run him over with her car.

6/28/2008 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Fascinating. It's good to see a jurist dispensing such rational advice. However, shouldn't any judge know that not only is it not the job of the police to protect the public, it's not even remotely possible, nor may the police--generally speaking--be held liable for failing to protect any given citizen.

6/28/2008 7:38 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

What was this piece of garbage doing out in public anyway?

Look at this previous incident:
[A woman] was driving on E. 17th Street when Beard came riding up on a bicycle and pulled a gold handgun on her. When she refused to get out of the car, he began hitting her in the head with the gun.

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Police found the woman semi-conscious with severe head injuries. She had to have eight stitches in her head and 10 stitches in her leg, where she was also hit.

Police located Beard at 4724 Tomahawk Dr. and arrested him as he walked out of the residence. He told officers the stolen car was being driven "by one of my goons."

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Beard was allowed out on an OR bond when the case was not ready for a hearing within 10 days.


No bail, no bond. Good for Judge Moon, but shame on his colleague for releasing this scum while he faced charges for a vicious beating.

Andrew Rothman

6/29/2008 7:56 PM  

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