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Akemi Tachibana



Joined: 30 Aug 2014
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Location: Chesapeake, VA
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:47 pm Reply with quote
Chesapeake, my beautiful hometown, back in the global news again for another murder twice in two years(last year, 6 killed in mass shooting). *sigh*

But why get the story from WTVR? They are not even in the broadcast range of Chesapeake. WTKR(A CBS network) is one of our 3 hometown TV news networks.
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:00 pm Reply with quote
Damn. Sounds like the Security guard severely overstepped his bounds from my POV, but of course we only have this little tidbit of information. That's pretty brutal in any event. Sad
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romanmack



Joined: 25 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:02 pm Reply with quote
We made a mistake.

The human race just isn't smart enough yet to handle a game like Pokémon Go without getting themselves killed.

We made a grand error in judgement.

Oh God, what have we done!?
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Katamori



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:12 pm Reply with quote
romanmack wrote:
We made a mistake.

The human race just isn't smart enough yet to handle a game like Pokémon Go without getting themselves killed.

We made a grand error in judgement.

Oh God, what have we done!?


The same could be said about firearms.
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Shugo Takahashi



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:22 pm Reply with quote
It's important to note that updated and subsequent reports on this have brought more details to light after the initial sparse reports. Apparently Mr. Chen had a history of problems with the local security in the area and had been banned from multiple private properties that he kept trespassing on. The article ANN links to specifically mentions the new testimony from the security guard where he says Chen tried to run him down with the van after arguing about him trespassing again. Don't know why ANN didn't mention that at all, since it's pretty important.

My heart goes out to the family who lost their beloved grandfather, but this isn't an open-and-shut case of a trigger-happy security guard. There's history to this matter and seems like Mr. Chen wasn't just innocently playing a video game that night.
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Echii



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:48 pm Reply with quote
security guard feared for his life ?! How ? Did he saw Chen with gun or knife in his hand ? Unless there is threat how can fear for his life ?
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fathergoat



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:57 pm Reply with quote
There is a severe lack of information in the article to determine what happened. Don't get your panties in a wad until you get all the facts relating to the events. It's possible he tried to run the guard over or had something that looked like a weapon. We have no idea and neither the the author of this trash report.
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Xavon



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:31 pm Reply with quote
Echii wrote:
security guard feared for his life ?! How ? Did he saw Chen with gun or knife in his hand ? Unless there is threat how can fear for his life ?


Cars and careless driving kill more people than guns or knives.
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zunderdog24



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:35 pm Reply with quote
fathergoat wrote:
There is a severe lack of information in the article to determine what happened. Don't get your panties in a wad until you get all the facts relating to the events. It's possible he tried to run the guard over or had something that looked like a weapon. We have no idea and neither the the author of this trash report.


Im still mad that they keep mentioning the truck incident even though it was stated that pokemon go had nothing to do with what happened.
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AksaraKishou



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:36 pm Reply with quote
Tries to run over a person for whatever reason -> 6 shots to the face

Sounds legit.
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OpinionatedWeaboo



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:40 pm Reply with quote
In America, you get shot for trespassing period.
The guy was warned multiple times, the guard opening fire was him doing his job. If you're so obsessed over a game to put yourself and others in danger, maybe you deserve to get shot on sight for trespassing.
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AksaraKishou



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:16 pm Reply with quote
OpinionatedWeaboo wrote:
In America, you get shot for trespassing period.
The guy was warned multiple times, the guard opening fire was him doing his job. If you're so obsessed over a game to put yourself and others in danger, maybe you deserve to get shot on sight for trespassing.


Just run... i don't think any old man should get shot 6 times for any reason. Running over someone is a pretty cra* thing to do. But if you manage to dodge, then just call the cops.
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:22 pm Reply with quote
Xavon wrote:

Cars and careless driving kill more people than guns or knives.


This doesn't make the problem of shootings in this country any less of an issue.

OpinionatedWeaboo wrote:
In America, you get shot for trespassing period.


No you don't unless you're trespassing on the property of some trigger happy lunatic.


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SejinPK



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:28 pm Reply with quote
AksaraKishou wrote:
Just run... i don't think any old man should get shot 6 times for any reason. Running over someone is a pretty cra* thing to do. But if you manage to dodge, then just call the cops.

This. If something is coming straight at you, don't run in the opposite direction. Move to the side. Further, I don't think death for trespassing is fair reciprocation, even if the driver did try to run the guard over. I mean, we're talking about a van here. It's not like a person, where the torso has a much greater mass than the limbs. You move to the side, then shoot the tires. This is why it's important to think before you act, and to train people to be able to do so in situations that require quick reactions, such as this one.
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#hiros7039



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:47 pm Reply with quote
People still play this or at least play this to begin this?
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