Friday Feel Good Stories

| October 11, 2019


Practice, practice, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes.

Denver Uber driver found not guilty of first-degree murder in passenger’s 2018 killing

By: Blair Miller , Lance Hernandez
DENVER – The Uber driver who was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his passenger in May of 2018 was found not guilty by a jury on Thursday.

The not guilty verdict was handed down shortly after 11 a.m. after a day and a half of deliberations.

During the trial, which started last Monday, 31-year-old During the trial, which started last Monday, 31-year-old Michael Hancock’s attorney argued that he shot his passenger, Hyun Kim, 45, in self-defense after Kim allegedly attacked him while he was driving in the early-morning hours of June 1, 2018. Authorities said Hancock fired 10 shots at Kim and hit him six times.

The defense had told the jury that the evidence from prosecutors did not back up his self-defense claim as the state tried to convince jurors that Hancock had committed premeditated murder when he got out of his vehicle after the car stopped, went to the passenger side and premeditated murder when he got out of his vehicle after the car stopped, went to the passenger side and shot Kim.

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Dollar General shooting: ‘I shot him in self-defense,’ clerk says

DAYTON — A Dollar General clerk fatally shot an armed robber Wednesday night inside the store at 2228 North Gettysburg Avenue.

“I just had somebody try to attempt and rob me over here at Dollar General on Gettysburg,” the 911 caller said. “Came in with a firearm, threatened to take money out the drawer, pointed a gun at me and my staff members.”

The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, entered the store about 6:20 p.m. with a firearm, and the clerk shot him after he demanded money, Dayton police Sgt. Thomas Schloss said.

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The rest of the article may be viewed at WHIO.com

Armed homeowner captures suspected burglar near his Fort Worth home, police say

By Domingo Ramirez Jr.
A 53-year-old armed homeowner caught a suspected burglar early Wednesday after hearing someone breaking into his truck near his Fort Worth home, police said.

The homeowner held the suspect at gunpoint until patrol officers arrived.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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I am not a LEO, Delta Whiskies ands Whiskettes. I’ll not likely be chasing anyone after the threat has been removed; one way or another. Todays count stands at a respectable two DRT, one inconvenienced, and none running in the wind.

I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least.” — HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    You’re late! Give an accounting of yourself! The usual suspects expecting an early morning dose of FGSs have been wandering around re-reading and commenting on the other threads. You KNOW how they are. Some of them working the F5 key like it was time for the Friday TAH Weekend Open Thread.

    Good to know the jury decided in favor of the Uber driver. Now we will see the civil lawsuit that will force Uber’s insurance company to pay off in a wrongful death suit. It’s always about the money. Do we count this one as another DRT? Or was it already counted previously? Homeboys does need some range time. 6 hits out of 10 at close range? hmmmm

    Down heah, Dollar Generals are built in some of the sketchiest hoods imaginable. And yes, they are robbed on a nearly daily basis. Some have been hit time after time… By the same perps.

    Citizen with a legal gun stops bad guy trespassing with intents to steal. Who’d a thunk.

    • Hondo says:

      Watch it, 5/77 – or J.B. will be here calling you a “redneck” or Indiana Jones wannabee. And coming from he/she/it, that will really sting!

      (I trust the sarcasm above is obvious.)

    • AW1Ed says:

      You’re late! Give an accounting of yourself! The usual suspects expecting an early morning dose of FGSs have been wandering around re-reading and commenting on the other threads. You KNOW how they are. Some of them working the F5 key like it was time for the Friday TAH Weekend Open Thread.

      It’s worth the wait, DDDCC. Yes, I overslept for reasons that are none of your business, but after 30+ years of marriage I’ve learned there is no point in arguing with MrsAW1 when she has her heels down.
      “Just wouldn’t be prudent.”
      *grin*

      • Keepin' It Real says:

        We were like lab rats pressing and pawing at the food bar, hoping for a morsel to drop.

        I no longer have an F5 key – the paint is wore off.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Noeken in dem morgen?

        Was ist los mit das?

        Ich verstehe niemanden von euch.

      • Graybeard says:

        Having been married 45 years and counting, I approve of your strategy.

      • Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

        If mama ain’t happy, ain’t NOBODY happy.
        Good strategy there, AW1Ed.
        ANd today’s FGSs are worth the little bit of wait.

      • David says:

        When pressed for reasons why I acquiesce to my bride on those occasions, I usually say “it’s quieter that way.” (Someone here called his wife his bride because “it’s like waking up with someone new – every day”. Wife agreed and thought that amusing, showing that on rare occasions being bipolar can be useful. Rarely.)

    • UpNorth says:

      TAH may have to add a sub-category, like DRT-Ghetto Lottery entrant.

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    “after a day and a half of deliberations”

    Well if the same person that wrote the article
    (Blair Miller) was also the prosecutor I can
    see why it took so long.

    • Graybeard says:

      Modern journalists don’t know how to write or proofread it seems.

    • MI Ranger says:

      I had to laugh at the Prosecutor’s comment about Uber not enforcing a “no Guns” policy… and if they had Mr. Kim would be alive today. That statement is completely a fantasy of hope! If Uber had followed policy, yes, Mr. Kim would likely have had a different driver, and based on his actions could have very likely injured the new driver enough with his drunken rage to kill both the new driver and himself!

  3. Daisy Cutter says:

    Friday Morning Feel Good Stories are so Storied. 😉

    • AW1Ed says:

      I was glad to see the Uber driver trial worked out in his favor. That could very well have been my son, a couple of years ago.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    Used to be taxi drivers were always getting held up on late night calls. I guess the Ubers look more prosperous or something.

    • UpNorth says:

      The difference between riding in a fairly new mid-sized or larger car or SUV or a creaking, stinking, seats broken down Chevy with 274,314 miles on the odometer?

  5. Frankie Cee says:

    Sheesh, I was looking for the Feel Good Stories from 0600, CDT, until I had to go to the barn and feed the hayburners at 0700. I was wringing my hands as I walked out the door.
    The Dollar General clerk nearly messed up, saying that he shot because the guy was robbing, but then covered himself with the personal threat note. Mere seeking cash in a robbery doesn’t work in “stand your ground” if you are in a commercial situation, (at least not in Florda), so one must always “feel that a life is in danger”.

    • Wilted Willy says:

      Amen Frankie, the first words out of your mouth had better be, I was in fear for my LIFE!!! Then you have nothing to worry about. You can always throw in a, I thought he was going for a gun, Just for good measure??

    • AW1Ed says:

      “…go to the barn and feed the hayburners at 0700.”

      Ah, at least you and Ex get my reference to “heels down” then.