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Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 6th, 2008 @ 1:05PM (14 years ago)

A job well done, Mr. Jackson. I am glad you are okay. You got rid of two worthless, non-tax paying thugs who were a burden to this community. You are indeed Louisville citizen of the year! Keep up the good work. One thing though, if the police had shot one of the suspects in the back as Mr. Jackson did, whether right or wrong (in my opinion, the right thing done in this circumstance), the LMPD officer would already be fired and in prison.

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 6th, 2008 @ 2:03PM (14 years ago)

"A relative of Desmond Turner says the family is devastated by what happened and wants an impartial investigation, but they are concerned that Turner did not pose a threat." Cue Reverend Coleman and/or Christopher 2X in three...two...one.....

If my memory serves me correctly it was not too long ago that the honorable Reverend presented a prestigious award to the owner of Wilson's Liquors at 3804 River Park for showing the intestinal fortitude to defend himself after he was brazenly attacked by two individuals in the lot of his business. The interesting part of the story is that the young man was shot in the back as he fled down the alley on foot.

Now why would one citizen of this fine city be hailed as a hero while another who suffered through an ordeal with very similar circumstances, (both were pistol whipped and threatened at gunpoint during a robbery), is so quickly portrayed as lone gunman assassin through the eyes of the media?

Maybe we can sum it up very simply with the adage that everything you need to know about life you learned in kindergarten. While watching Sesame Street as youngster I remember seeing lessons that taught us that "one of these things is not like the other" and as far as I can tell, this is the angle that the media and so called "community activists" so blatantly spin at every opportunity.

It deeply saddens me that this man was not only victimized by two individuals who showed no respect for his life nor that of his wife's and is now being victimized by the media for no other purpose than to profit from falsely created controversy. I only hope that this man can hold his head up and persevere through this ordeal and live out the remainder of his life in peace. But in my cynicism I know that this will more than likely not be the case. Despite the immediate threat from the possibility of criminal charges I would be shocked if he is not already receiving threats of retaliation from associates of the deceased. Then you have to take the Coleman factor and multiply it by 2X to come up with a total that I'm sure that will be a six figure dollar amount that this man will have to once again defend himself against in civil court proceedings for having the audacity to simply want to live another day.

I could go on but the more I type, the more sickened I become. I'll wrap this up by saying one thing. As another individual who has had to bear the burden of staring down the barrel of a gun and being forced to fire rounds down range and take the life of another human being, I know all too well what this man is going through. I realize first hand that words from strangers have little meaning but I want you to know that despite what is being said in the news, the vast majority of the citizens of this city support you and understand the actions that you were forced to take. God bless you and your family. Good luck and Godspeed on the conclusion of this ordeal.

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 6th, 2008 @ 3:31PM (14 years ago)

THE BEST LAW EVER PASSED. THE TWO DIRT BAGS GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED. LOUISVILLE IS A LITTLE SAFER TONIGHT.

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 6th, 2008 @ 7:43PM (14 years ago)

Those two deceased robbers were already well known to the police. I didn't know them myself, but I've ran into several fellow officers that said "Oh yeah, I locked him up for...."

A quick check of mugshots reveals that Earl has been locked up for Running from the Police, Crack, and pitching a concealed gun (not a complete criminal record mind you). Our boy Desmond doesn't appear to have a record than I can find in ten seconds, wonder if he has a Juvie record (that would be confidential).

Someone is going to come along in a little while and scream at me "But they didn't deserve to die!!!". That may be true in some respects, but they made a BIG mistake and they paid a high price.

One last thing....THIS IS WHY WE HAVE CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS. BEST.....LAW.....EVER

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 6th, 2008 @ 3:46PM (14 years ago)

I am a disabled person. If two suspects committed a home invasion on me, I would act in the same way to protect the life of myself and my wife. As a law abiding citizen who went through the process of obtaining a concealed carry permit I am comforted by the new law. A person should not have to be worried about being prosecuted for manslaughter or worse for protecting themselves.

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 6th, 2008 @ 5:13PM (14 years ago)

I am always amazed that the media plays the role in discovering what good boys that the perpetrators were. They all had high aspirations and were going to better themselves. If that were the case what were they doing bursting into the home where Mr. Jackson was with a gun? Don't tell me it was peer group pressure that led the one boy to follow the other.

Mr. Jackson saved his family and probably more down the road by taking decisive action. THis is a perfect example of proper gun control. Shot placement!

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 6th, 2008 @ 5:14PM (14 years ago)

MR. JACKSON YOU ARE MY HERO!!!

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 6th, 2008 @ 9:35PM (14 years ago)

isn't is special that one of them had a gun that was reported stolen from an officer in 2006. I wonder how this good boy got ahold of it? They both got what was deserving of them. If anything comes out of this because of the race card being played Mr. Jackson should file a descrimination lawsuit against anyone who initiates an investigation.

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 7th, 2008 @ 7:19AM (14 years ago)

I can understand why he shot the one holding the gun. But why shoot the unarmed robber??? He should have tased him instead.

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 7th, 2008 @ 12:10PM (14 years ago)

I'm no detective, but I'm pretty confident that the above post was intended as sarcasm by a member of our professional community so all you folks making angry replies take a deep breath. But to clarify things a bit, both subjets were armed. One with a supposed Tech-9 and the other with the stolen Glock. So everyone can ease off of the "Desmond was just in the wrong place at the wrong time" angle.

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 7th, 2008 @ 6:01PM (14 years ago)

i feel like he was protecting his self and his wife, they weren't bothering anyone on their own property, minding ther own business. those boys approached them in there own home. are we not even allowed to protect ourself in our own home? where do we draw the line? something has got to give,people have to be able to protect themselves and there property without be affraid of retauation of being prosecuted. enough is enough. he did what any man or woman would have done, it was either them or the innocent parties, and anyone who says they would have protective themselves is not telling the truth.

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 8th, 2008 @ 10:52PM (14 years ago)

This is a great deal for everyone, except Springer and Turner. Two robbers have been permanantly taken off the street, and the 1st 2nd division can clear all their unsolved robberies. Homicide should at least be able to clear the unsolved murder at 28th Broadway. Jackson is a hero to many and should realize some financial reward through book sales, tv appearances and maybe even firearms endorsements. And there are now two more opening at veterinarian school.

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 9th, 2008 @ 9:44PM (14 years ago)

The guy saves his own life by putting down two armed would-be killers, so good old Stengel whines about how he can't prosecute him. Exactly what part of SELF DEFENSE don't you understand, Stengel? If he tries to indict this man, it's more than enough reason to have him impeached for incompetence once it's thrown out of court like all of the similar charges he brought against Louisville officers in the past.

Louisville man who shot and killed two robbery suspects is sharing...

June 19th, 2008 @ 8:01PM (14 years ago)

Its always sad when young teenagers get killed. But Come on these guys were scum of the earth. They definately got what was coming to them.. 2 less dirt bags, milking off society, to lazy to work for a honest dollar...

I find it very disturbing that still to this day the family of the murdered victims are saying there innocent and want a partial investigation. Thats the way to play that black card. Black people are the most raceist people alive and shout it out every chance they get but then blame white people for defending themselves. Lol.. Get a clue people.

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June 21st, 2008 @ 2:43AM (14 years ago)

Why make the laws tougher on those who are responsible gun owners and are protecting their homes and property? Instead of making it harder for us, let's make the charges stiffer for those who break the law. Look I am sorry that your kid is dead now, but he shouldn't have been breaking into someones home with his own gun in the first place! To the homeowner, you did the right thing protecting your home. I mean its not like Uncle Jerry is helping us anyway. So if the mayor doesn't give a crap about keeping more officers on the streets to prevent and deter crime, did he not take into consideration that we have a God given right to protect our own and will!!!!