16 August 2009

They don't fear the law...

...they don't fear the police... maybe they need to learn to fear their "victims"...

-- HARLEM -- The place may have looked like an easy mark, a high-cash business with an owner in his 70s, known as a gentle, soft-spoken man.

Mr. Augusto, whom neighborhood friends call Gus, rose from a chair 20 to 30 feet away and took out a loaded Winchester 12-gauge pump-action shotgun with a pistol-grip handle. The police said he bought it after a robbery 30 years ago.
And talk about transformative justice...
The first shot took down the gunman at the front. He died almost immediately, according to the police, who said he was 29 and had been arrested for gun possession in Queens last year and was the nephew of a police officer.

Mr. Augusto’s other two blasts hit all three accomplices, who stumbled out the door, bleeding.

The names of the men who were shot — two dead and two wounded — were not immediately released by the authorities.

UPDATE: Taking care of his employees
After the employee was struck, Mr. Augusto picked up his shotgun and fired it three times.

The employee, who goes by J.B. said, “Better him with a tag on his toe than my mother planning a funeral for me.”

LAST WORD: Police Commissioner weighs in...
"He certainly had a right under the law to defend himself, defend his co-workers. It looks like his co-worker could have been seriously injured or perhaps killed."


Anonymous said...

Well done Gus!! We now have law abiding citizen who gets the picture. His enemies will now be the bleeding heart lefties of our legal system. I wish him luck.
If I owned a cleaning company in that city Gus would be getting a free cleanup for his shop.

Rob C

robins111 said...

The quote of the day:

"This old man, he shot four"

"They played nik-nak at his door"

Good for him, it cut's down court costs

Philanthropist said...

Canadians prefer victims, our media hates this kind of story.

Neo Conservative said...

over at my recent post on the woman who just returned to canada after being detained in kenya... there's the usual anonymous troll screaming racism... i'm surprised he took a pass here.

'cos, no matter what the situation... everything these days is apparently about playing the race card.


KURSK said...

Let's hope he used double-ought loads for maximum effect...

Neo Conservative said...

3 rounds... 2 dead, 2 others down... he was using the right load.


langmann said...

Another survivor.

That dude is the real life Clint Eastwood.

langmann said...

had been robbed several times before, despite the fact that his shop is around the corner from the 26th Precinct station house on West 126th Street.

Just read that heartening bit of info.

Neo Conservative said...

just try to imagine the amount of future mayhem this guy has prevented by dealing with these predators in the here and now.

if a cop took down 4 robbers like this, he'd probably get a medal and a promotion.

what, pray tell, does society owe mr augusto?


Anonymous said...

"the gunman at the front..... was the nephew of a police officer"

HUH?? WTF? How on earth is THAT relevant?

Journalists are such morons.

Gee maybe the gunman's third cousin's dog's hair stylist's brother once went to elementry school WITH GEORGE BUSH!

You don't HAVE to be a double digit IQ retard to write news -- (but it helps).

Neo Conservative said...

"anon says... You don't HAVE to be a double digit IQ retard to write news -- (but it helps)."

heck, i'll see your retard... and raise you a josh wingrove...

"Aggravating matters, gangs have arrived at an area with no community centre and few social services, and experts on crime say that gangs thrive in a place where young men have nothing else to do."

Nothing else to do... but kill people?