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Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

Postby hanelyp » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:11 pm

Barrycade, as usual, speaks nonsense.
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Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

Postby williatw » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:41 am

This won't get much air time in our "objective" main stream national media:


Virginia Beach shooting victim considered taking gun to work over concerns about colleague, lawyer says


ImageAttorney Kevin Martingayle speaks during a civil trial in Virginia Beach. He represents the family of Kate Nixon, one of 12 shot and killed in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on May 31, 2019.


Kate Nixon had considered taking a gun to work on May 31, the day a co-worker killed her and 11 others in the country's deadliest mass shooting this year, a family attorney said on a radio show Monday. The public utilities engineer was concerned about DeWayne Craddock "as well as one other person," said Kevin Martingayle, an attorney working with Nixon's family. So on the night of May 30, Nixon had discussed with her husband, Jason, "whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag," Martingayle said. She decided against it because of a city policy that prevents employees from bringing weapons to work. The next day, Craddock, who had worked as a city public utilities engineer for nine years, used a .45-caliber handgun with a legally purchased silencer to fire at colleagues in Building 2 of the city's Municipal Center in Princess Anne.


VIRGINIA BEACH

Kate Nixon had considered taking a gun to work on May 31, the day a co-worker killed her and 11 others in the country's deadliest mass shooting this year, a family attorney said on a radio show Monday.

The public utilities engineer was concerned about DeWayne Craddock "as well as one other person," said Kevin Martingayle, an attorney working with Nixon's family. So on the night of May 30, Nixon had discussed with her husband, Jason, "whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag," Martingayle said. She decided against it because of a city policy that prevents employees from bringing weapons to work.


The next day, Craddock, who had worked as a city public utilities engineer for nine years, used a .45-caliber handgun with a legally purchased silencer to fire at colleagues in Building 2 of the city's Municipal Center in Princess Anne.

On Monday, Martingayle revealed the detail about Nixon's worries on WHRV's "HearSay with Cathy Lewis" radio show.

"The night before it happened they had that discussion," he said on the show. "There was obviously something big going on."

Martingayle told Lewis that he didn't have any more details about Kate Nixon's comments.

Julie Hill, a city spokeswoman, said she was not aware of Nixon’s concerns. Hill stressed that police are investigating all aspects of the shooting, including the information Martingayle has shared.

"We are going to make sure that we cover everything that is a part of that ongoing investigation," she said.

The New York Times has reported that Craddock had recently begun acting strangely and got into physical "scuffles" with other city workers, including a "violent altercation on city grounds" in the week before the shooting. The Times also has reported he had been told that disciplinary action would be taken.

The Pilot has heard conflicting reports of such scuffles when interviewing city employees, and three said the information was inaccurate.




City Manager Dave Hansen has disputed the report, saying the gunman's job performance was "satisfactory" and that he was not facing any ongoing disciplinary action or forced to resign.

Martingayle was on the radio show Monday to re-emphasize the Nixon family's push for an external investigation into the shooting. Kate Nixon had worked for the city for 10 years.

"Clearly (family members) want answers, and as many answers as they can get," he told Lewis.


A week ago, Martingayle emailed city officials a letter on behalf of Kate Nixon's family, requesting that the city release all records about the gunman and launch an external investigation into what happened. The attorney compared such a review to a comprehensive report that followed the 2017 Charlottesville riots and said on the radio show that he'd love to see the same people take the helm.

If the city doesn't ask for an outside investigation, Martingayle added, "I'm hoping the attorney general will take it on himself and just do it."

A spokesman for Attorney General Mark Herring declined to comment.

In a statement emailed to The Pilot last week, Hill said: "These requests appear premature while the criminal investigation is ongoing."

Martingayle told The Pilot that releasing many of these records would be discretionary under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act, but "the only obvious person with a privacy interest would be the shooter himself."

"In a situation like this, the maximum level of transparency possible is appropriate," he added.

Martingayle told Lewis that he doesn't plan to take the issue to court, in part because he doesn't see "a path to the courtroom" due to sovereign immunity that protects municipalities from claims of legal wrongdoing.




https://pilotonline.com/news/local/virg ... a3b42.html

Gun Free Zones strike again. I hope that Attorney finds some kind of way to sue the city for neglect; disarming people and then failing to protect them.

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Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

Postby williatw » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:23 am

More:


"She said, 'This guy's going to come back and shoot the place up,' " Jason Nixon said. He encouraged his wife to hide a pistol in her purse and take it to work — she had training and knew how to use it — but she didn't want to break city policy forbidding employees from bringing weapons to work.




Husband of Virginia Beach shooting victim speaks out about wife's concerns, city's response

ImageJason Nixon gets a hug from his daughter, Madilyn, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, as he talks about losing his wife, Kate, during the mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Nixon has called for an independent examination of the mass shooting.

VIRGINIA BEACH

Kate Nixon was a fixer.


As a supervisor in the public utilities department for a decade, she solved problems for the city and was described as logical and level-headed.

So when she told her husband, Jason, that she had concerns about two of her co-workers, he knew it was serious. She didn't like to be around DeWayne Craddock, a fellow engineer — he gave off "real bad vibes" and she'd had to write him up several times for issues with performance and attitude. They both worked on the second floor of Building 2 in the Municipal Center.

But on the night of May 30, it was another man she was most worried about. Kate told her husband that the man, whom Jason Nixon declined to identify, was set to be fired Friday and there was supposed to be a police escort on scene when it happened. While cooking dinner, she expressed her concerns.

"She said, 'This guy's going to come back and shoot the place up,' " Jason Nixon said. He encouraged his wife to hide a pistol in her purse and take it to work — she had training and knew how to use it — but she didn't want to break city policy forbidding employees from bringing weapons to work.

Shortly after 4 p.m. on May 31, it was Craddock who opened fire in Building 2, killing Kate and 11 others.

Her family is now pushing the city for answers. An attorney and longtime family friend has sent the city an email on their behalf requesting officials release all records related to the gunman and launch an independent investigation.

The city said the family's calls for an outside probe "appear premature" with the criminal investigation still ongoing. A spokeswoman did not return a request for comment Tuesday morning.

"My wife's dead," said Nixon. "When's the right time going to be?"


https://pilotonline.com/news/local/virg ... 0099b.html

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Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

Postby williatw » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:52 am

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Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

Postby TDPerk » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:41 pm

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Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

Postby williatw » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:03 am

TDPerk wrote:
williatw wrote:Image


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Gives me a chuckle every time I see it.

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Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

Postby williatw » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:39 am

At the Washington Post: What the media miss when talking about guns


The media’s omission of facts is sometimes so flagrant that it seems intentional. After the Virginia Beach attack, the Wall Street Journal noted, “In Virginia, it is legal to carry guns into public buildings, with a few exceptions.” While literally true, it is completely misleading not to explain that one of those exceptions forbids Virginia Beach employees from carrying permitted guns in public buildings where they work.


The national media also ignores stories of armed private citizens stopping would-be mass public shootings. On the rare occasions that they do cover the stories, they get them wrong. There have been dozens of such cases in recent years. Last fall, at a back-to-school event in Titusville, Fla., more than 200 youths were present when a man started firing his gun into the crowd. Fortunately, a vendor with a concealed handgun permit stepped in and shot the attacker, seriously injuring him. “This person stepped in and saved a lot of people’s lives,” Titusville Police Sgt. William Amos said. “He’s a hero.”





https://crimeresearch.org/2019/07/at-th ... bout-guns/


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