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    Sotomayor's Bodyguard Shoots Carjacker Outside her Home

    Interesting... It's almost like someone used a gun to defend himself... Good thing he had a badge.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/justice-s...175018137.html

    Two deputy U.S. Marshals thought to be guarding Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s home in Washington, D.C. shot a suspected carjacker who pulled out a gun last week, officials said.

    The U.S. Marshals office said that suspect Kentrell Flowers, 18, allegedly walked up to one of the deputies’ cars at around 1:15 a.m. on July 5 and pointed a gun at the bodyguard.

    The Marshal fired four shots, hitting Flowers in the mouth. Flowers was taken to hospital for treatment and arrested.

    “The Deputy U.S. Marshals involved in the shooting incident were part of the unit protecting the residences of U.S. Supreme Court justices. As a general practice, the U.S. Marshals don’t discuss specifics of protective details,” Abigail Meyer, a spokesperson for the U.S. Marshals Service, said in a statement to The Hill.

    Authorities have not suggested Flowers was intentionally targeting Sotomayor or the security detail.

    In June 2023, 26-year-old California resident Nicholas John Roske was arrested near Brett Kavanaugh’s home and charged with attempted murder after he told officials he wanted to kill the conservative Supreme Court justice following the leaked draft majority opinion on Roe v. Wade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Interesting... It's almost like someone used a gun to defend himself... Good thing he had a badge.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/justice-s...175018137.html
    Did you see the story of one of Biden's' secret service agents getting robbed at gunpoint?

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...den-california
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    Did you see the story of one of Biden's' secret service agents getting robbed at gunpoint?

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...den-california
    I hadn't seen that! lol. Apparently, it hit the memory hole before it got to me.
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    The Marshal fired four shots, hitting Flowers in the mouth. Flowers was taken to hospital for treatment and arrested.


    I have always resented how they disassociate this when law enforcement does it. The Marshal didn't shoot Flowers - the Marshal just fired shots and some of them just accidentally happened to hit Flowers in the mouth. Because when you have a badge, the idea of being culpable for ending a human life is so outside the realm of possibility they have to change the language to protect the officer even from consideration.

    If we accept that there can't even be intent in a clear-cut case like this, if we can't say "the Marshal shot Flowers in the mouth", there's zero hope of having honest discussions about the less clear-cut incidents.
    There are no crimes against people.
    There are only crimes against the state.
    And the state will never, ever choose to hold accountable its agents, because a thing can not commit a crime against itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    Did you see the story of one of Biden's' secret service agents getting robbed at gunpoint?

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...den-california
    //

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    h/t @oyarde: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post7236296

    Secret Service agent robbed at gunpoint on night of glitzy L.A. fundraiser for Biden
    https://www.latimes.com/california/s...l-a-fundraiser
    [archive: https://archive.ph/yO2Qm]
    {Karen Garcia | 17 June 2024}

    Tustin police are investigating the alleged robbery of a member of the U.S. Secret Service whose possessions were taken at gunpoint.

    On Saturday at 9:36 p.m., officers responded to a call of a possible robbery at the Tustin Field 1 residential community at Tustin Legacy — a former military base turned residential development.

    Upon arriving, the officers discovered the victim was a member of the U.S. Secret Service whose bag was stolen at gunpoint, according to a police report. During the incident, officials state, a shooting occurred between the alleged robber and the agent.

    It is unclear how many suspects were involved in the incident and what started the shooting.

    The incident occurred the same night President Biden and former President Obama were in downtown Los Angeles at the Peacock Theater for a gala fundraiser for President Biden’s reelection campaign.

    The Tustin Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was not clear from the department’s press statement whether the agent who was robbed had been in Los Angeles to protect Biden or Obama.

    Officials say the suspect or suspects have not yet been identified or located.

    Tustin Police are looking for a 2004-06 silver Infiniti FX35 or a similar vehicle that was seen leaving the scene.

    It is unknown whether the suspects were injured as a result of the incident.

    Officers found some of the victim’s belongings in the area but did not disclose what they were.

    The incident is still under investigation. Officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying the alleged robber. Anyone with information can call Detective Graciela Melendrez at (714) 573-3372 or email at gmelendrez@tustinca.org.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    The Marshal fired four shots, hitting Flowers in the mouth. Flowers was taken to hospital for treatment and arrested.
    I have always resented how they disassociate this when law enforcement does it. The Marshal didn't shoot Flowers - the Marshal just fired shots and some of them just accidentally happened to hit Flowers in the mouth. Because when you have a badge, the idea of being culpable for ending a human life is so outside the realm of possibility they have to change the language to protect the officer even from consideration.

    If we accept that there can't even be intent in a clear-cut case like this, if we can't say "the Marshal shot Flowers in the mouth", there's zero hope of having honest discussions about the less clear-cut incidents.
    THREAD: The curious grammar of police shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Here's my all-time "favorite" example of this kind of thing.

    Note the bizarrely superfluous (ab)use of the word "at" ...

    The police shot at her, and she died a short time later.
    It's from an NBC story about the death of Miriam Carey: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...is-Stalking-Me

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    Armed Guards Protect Sonia Sotomayor Although She Rejected the People’s ‘Private Right of Armed Self-Defense’

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...-self-defense/

    AWR HAWKINS 9 Jul 2024

    Armed guards protect Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor although she joined a dissent in McDonald v. Chicago (2010), rejecting “a private right of armed self-defense.”

    In July, one of Sotomayor’s armed guards shot a would-be carjacker outside her home.

    According to the New York Post, the incident occurred shortly after 1:00 a.m. on July 5, 2024. At that time, 18-year-old Kenneth Flowers allegedly pointed a gun at a U.S. Marshal assigned to protect the justice, and the Marshal opened fire, leaving Flowers with non-life-threatening wounds.

    In the five-to-four McDonald decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) found that Second Amendment rights are incorporated via the Fourteenth Amendment.

    Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion, and two dissents were also written. One dissent was written by Justice John Paul Stevens and the second by Justice Stephen Breyer. Importantly, Breyer was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sotomayor.

    Breyer/Ginsberg/Sotomayor contended, “I can find nothing in the Second Amendment’s text, history, or underlying rationale that could warrant characterizing it as ‘fundamental’ insofar as it seeks to protect the keeping and bearing of arms for private self-defense purposes.”

    Later in the dissent, after criticizing a prior SCOTUS decision — District of Columbia. v. Heller (2008) — Breyer/Ginsberg/Sotomayor stressed, “Further, there is no popular consensus that the private self-defense right described in Heller is fundamental.”

    In the early portion of the dissent’s conclusion, Breyer/Ginsberg/Sotomayor claimed, “In sum, the Framers did not write the Second Amendment in order to protect a private right of armed self-defense. There has been, and is, no consensus that the right is, or was, ‘fundamental.’”

    Sotomayor enjoys armed protection while rejecting claims that the Second Amendment is in place to shelter the People’s “private right to self-defense.”
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    Yet Sotomayor will still insist that people don't have a right to protect themselves.
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