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Kenshin5
November 1st, 2008, 04:14 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/11/01/halloween.slaying.ap/index.html
Theres^ are the details quite a sad story that an innocent kid gets shot to death while trick or treating.

speedinglight
November 1st, 2008, 04:18 PM
Its Halloween and the guy who shot the kid said he thought he was "being robbed"?!


whats the word i'm looking for... for something so incredibly pathetic?

Dukey
November 1st, 2008, 04:20 PM
Wow... I'm never going Trick Or Treating again...
Well, atleast not near him...

Yu_&_Rei
November 1st, 2008, 04:20 PM
this is why I don't take my little sister out trick or treating at night for too long, we go to the mall since its much safer.

Amachi
November 1st, 2008, 04:20 PM
Holy cow poop. That's insane.

txteclipse
November 1st, 2008, 04:23 PM
whats the word i'm looking for... for something so incredibly pathetic?
"Fail," I believe. And why the heck does an ex-convict have an assault rifle!? Someone's not doing their job somewhere.

Avey
November 1st, 2008, 04:26 PM
I can understand that he was being a bit paranoid. It's acceptable when you've been robbed and shot within the year, but shooting someone without even knowing who it is?

It's Hallowe'en, man. Have some common sense.

Amachi
November 1st, 2008, 04:31 PM
I can understand that he was being a bit paranoid. It's acceptable when you've been robbed and shot within the year, but shooting someone without even knowing who it is?

It's Hallowe'en, man. Have some common sense.

Actually, it'd probably be the best night to rob someone. You can walk around wearing a mask and not look suspicious, eople willingly open their doors for people they don't know, and no one is gonna suspect a thing since it's Halloween.

txteclipse
November 1st, 2008, 04:40 PM
Actually, it'd probably be the best night to rob someone. You can walk around wearing a mask and not look suspicious, eople willingly open their doors for people they don't know, and no one is gonna suspect a thing since it's Halloween.

That's insightful and creepy o.O

And if you scream, people won't think anything of it.

Candy Christina
November 1st, 2008, 04:58 PM
Geez...how disturbing. D: That poor kid... The last time I went trick or treating was when I was like 9 or 10. I was tempted to go this year for some reason, but I decided to go to a Halloween party instead.

Hardly anything is safe to do nowadays. :(

Avey
November 1st, 2008, 05:02 PM
Actually, it'd probably be the best night to rob someone. You can walk around wearing a mask and not look suspicious, eople willingly open their doors for people they don't know, and no one is gonna suspect a thing since it's Halloween.

Yes, but he hadn't even opened the door. He didn't know who was there. You're meant to expect people on Hallowe'en and yes, it is advised to remain vigilant, but you're meant to have common sense as well. Of all nights, this is the most likely that someone will come knocking at your door. Would you not at least answer it with the rifle in hand instead of shooting through the door?

He needs a reality check.

God
November 1st, 2008, 05:05 PM
Thats just cruel. He wanted candy, he got lead.

Amachi
November 1st, 2008, 05:14 PM
Yes, but he hadn't even opened the door. He didn't know who was there. You're meant to expect people on Hallowe'en and yes, it is advised to remain vigilant, but you're meant to have common sense as well. Of all nights, this is the most likely that someone will come knocking at your door. Would you not at least answer it with the rifle in hand instead of shooting through the door?

He needs a reality check.
Hey, I'm not defending this guy, he clearly has issues.

Cassino
November 1st, 2008, 05:29 PM
I don't believe his chosen course of action was entirely unjustified, and think he should instead be charged with something like "assault without intent to kill".
I'm assuming he just opened the door or a window partially and blindfired — a very presumptuous action, hardly worth the trouble it incurred. He probably just didn't think about what he was doing; well all do stupid things, and there are time stupid things go too far.

I'd just fine this Patrick at least $100,000 and leave it at that.

whats the word i'm looking for... for something so incredibly pathetic?
Try *facepalm*.

Conman
November 1st, 2008, 05:42 PM
This is why Halloween is a deadly day. Fake Death, skulls, candy that can kill, and then your surprised some gets shot :o Tsk, Tsk...

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Saltare.
November 1st, 2008, 06:17 PM
My dad was looking at that this morning. So sad they let all the lunatics out on Halloween. Poor kid too

Sal Kar
November 1st, 2008, 06:28 PM
So another kid got shot.
Tons of kid in Africa die of starvation,
and at the same time,
tons of kids in Africa get shot by rebels.
Isn't it funny how when one kid dies in America,
all of a sudden the world stops?
When someone dies in Africa,
they're lucky if they get buried.

SegaSaturnGal
November 1st, 2008, 06:37 PM
That's sad...what kind of person would kill such an innocent child? :(

Amachi
November 1st, 2008, 06:53 PM
So another kid got shot.
Tons of kid in Africa die of starvation,
and at the same time,
tons of kids in Africa get shot by rebels.
Isn't it funny how when one kid dies in America,
all of a sudden the world stops?
When someone dies in Africa,
they're lucky if they get buried.
No, that's not funny at all.

speedinglight
November 1st, 2008, 06:55 PM
"Fail," I believe. And why the heck does an ex-convict have an assault rifle!? Someone's not doing their job somewhere.




Try *facepalm*.


Ahh thanks guys those would fit perfectly

as for the rilfe thing i honestly have no idea..

ErickaVolt
November 1st, 2008, 11:51 PM
Oh that's very bad. Patrick should just looked through the door first before thinking it was a thief. omg, poor innocent kid, and my name is also there. Ericka Patrice Pee. O.O

Gold warehouse
November 2nd, 2008, 02:47 AM
This is why I don't go trick or treating, because of these nuts out there; for those who do trick or treat it's usually best to knock on houses of people you know, friends, family, friends family etc.

I hope the parents take this far, because this needs to go far, it's unacceptable that somebody who obviously was still unstable was let out and then managed to get hold of a weapon.

Dawson
November 2nd, 2008, 03:04 AM
So another kid got shot.
Tons of kid in Africa die of starvation,
and at the same time,
tons of kids in Africa get shot by rebels.
Isn't it funny how when one kid dies in America,
all of a sudden the world stops?
When someone dies in Africa,
they're lucky if they get buried.
I hope you can share that same heartwarming outlook if a member of your family gets shot down in cold blood.

"Mom got shot in the face while she was out shopping? Am I supposed to be upset? People are killed all the time, why should one more death affect me?"

Cassino
November 2nd, 2008, 08:33 AM
I hope you can share that same heartwarming outlook if a member of your family gets shot down in cold blood.

"Mom got shot in the face while she was out shopping? Am I supposed to be upset? People are killed all the time, why should one more death affect me?"
It makes sense we only mourn those close to us, and ignore many other human deaths; quite simply, if we mourned everyone we'd spend ten lifetimes and a half doing so — this, and that other person's relatives are there to mourn them instead anyway.
Perhaps it's just social etiquette to act like we care about this particular person who has been shot? We're just "sorry to hear it" because we've grown up in such a society that we say this, like our parents do, like their parents did, and like their parents did, and so on.

Miyukii
November 2nd, 2008, 08:38 AM
Geez, what's with that idiot? Anyone could guess it's 31st October and of course kids are gonna go dress up. Well I went in a crowd, and I was going with my best friend so I know we wouldn't get shot or something. I live in a nice area. But you gotta be kidding me: "He thought he was being robbed." THAT IS THE STUPIDEST EXCUSE I HAVE EVER HEARD OF!

Sal Kar
November 2nd, 2008, 09:27 AM
Lolz?
I wans't saying i wouldn't be affected if one of my family members got shot.
I'm just stating,
everyone is feeling sympathy for 1 kid that got shot.
One.
I mean you guys open this thread thinking, "Awww how sad."
I opened it thinking, "Who should care other then his close relatives/family?"
Who cries for every other countries in the world?
Who cried at the Armenian holocaust?
You guys probably have never even heard of it.
The government even blocked that one out,
saying "Hey, lets not even tell people about this and maybe it will go away!"
People really need to open they're eyes and see the truth,
see the truth about how when man kills itself,
there will be no one left to cry for them...

True Reign
November 2nd, 2008, 10:19 AM
Are you kidding me with this guy?

Atleast look through the damn window to see who it is and not blindly spray bullets through the door.

Sal Kar
November 2nd, 2008, 10:35 AM
JD its nice to know you can read the whole thread and find out the guy was an ex-convict and semi-insane.

Hopefully that clarifies your insomnia of the subject.

Gold warehouse
November 2nd, 2008, 12:52 PM
Zasz I feel sympathy for everyone who has died and suffered in this world, I don't cry for them because I do not know them but that dosn't mean I don't care. Stop turning this thread into another topic your making no good contribution and basically saying "meh, loads of people die, I don't care about this." From your posts here so far and your other topics it appears that your merely a troll.

Hawkfish
November 2nd, 2008, 02:30 PM
Poor kid. I don't cry for him since I don't know him but, I feel sorry for him and his family.

Trap-Eds
November 2nd, 2008, 04:32 PM
Sigh...I think I agree with Zasz. I mean, what can ya do, people get shot all the time. I only hope that IDIOT who shot the kid goes to jail and STAYS there. >:-(

Sal Kar
November 2nd, 2008, 04:39 PM
Wow to be honest,
Its a little annoying how i can't even post my opinion without like multiple people going,
"Man thats not right"
And when,
Vendak my good boy,
did I ever say,
"meh, loads of people die, I don't care about this."
because if I had actually said that,
I would have been okay with you disagreeing with me.
But I didn't did I?
Just because you can't stop to read my whole post because its to long for your brain to comprehend,
doesn't mean you can just say whatever you want about me and assume its right.
I'm not spamming, I'm not flaming, I'm not doing anything wrong,
I'm voicing my opinion and you should respect that.

Thanks to Trap for agreeing

Amachi
November 2nd, 2008, 07:46 PM
Zasz, you're going off-topic with this, so you should stop (b'-')b

Azzurra
November 3rd, 2008, 12:39 AM
I think it's a prime example of what the world has come to, because people always jump to conclusions, and someone gets hurt.

That was quite sad, all the kid wanted was some candy.

♣Gawain♣
November 3rd, 2008, 12:46 AM
Well that is so mean. Why would a guy shoot an innocent trick and treater? He blames the kid for "robbing" him? He must be drunk! O.O

Noah Ridgewood
November 3rd, 2008, 01:22 AM
Even with the statement that he was recently robbed, one does not usually get the idea that when there's a knock on the door, someone is after his money (or whatever they ended up taking) and immediately gets out a gun to shoot whomever is at the door. In my opinion, I believe that he really needs to grow out of a shell that is clearly tightly closed. I honestly think he was just trying to cover up the killing, which may have been accidental or not, with a comment about something effecting him. Funny how he basically used to do the same thing not too long ago, yet he had "post-traumatic stress" when he hears a knock on the door. I'd love to see what he has when the house makes noise.

And then I noticed how Eden states: "It's going to put a dampening on Halloween, I would think twice about going to a door that we don't know who lives behind."

I find it strange how he would say that. It's Halloween. Kids should not be worrying about if they are going to get shot (or anything along those lines) when they go out for trick-or-treating. It's the one night of the year where kids can truly run around making noises without anyone truly giving a damn about what's going on around them since it's so common that that behavior occurs on Halloween anyway. But clearly Eden's suggestion should be taken to heart by Quentin Patrick.

I also find it strange that Eden stated that when later in the article, it states that it was a town in which everyone really knew each other. It seems to me that they are just trying to make excuses and not own up to the fact that the boy was killed because of a stupid planned out action. As it was planned out to begin with since Patrick states he didn't want to be robbed again and other comments not mentioned in this article, but mentioned in another article (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,446005,00.html) I found about this subject.

The guy shot 29 times and 13 of the bullets hit the boy. Something tells me he could have seen the boy by the time he shot the first bullet. Otherwise, he wouldn't be so accurate with his aiming.

Melody
November 3rd, 2008, 05:31 AM
It's sad to see that someone would just shoot first and ask questions later.
Though I have to say I suspect that the people inside the house were up to something illegal.

Gold warehouse
November 3rd, 2008, 07:47 AM
Patrick had multiple drug convictions but police do not believe he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the shooting.
Police said they also charged a 19-year-old in his home, Ericka Patrice Pee, with obstruction of justice when she was caught trying to run away after the shooting with $7,500 in cash. Patterson did not give an explanation for the money.
He told police he had been robbed and shot in the past year.
So he has history with drugs, and has been shot before. He has armed himself and is obviously edgy and has shot through the door without answering it and also has a lot of cash in the house.

I think drugs might have something to do with this he was probably buying/selling and maybe has done something that would make someone want to attack him for the money and/or drugs.

Fate Falls
November 3rd, 2008, 08:01 AM
Holy crap. O_O Wow, what an idiot.

A few kids were shot in Chicago too (where I live) when cops came to talk to some people at their house. One of the people in the house pulled out a gun, and some stray bullets hit the kids. What a lovely world we live in.

Michii
November 3rd, 2008, 02:43 PM
While I do feel compelled and impulsive enough to start an arguement with another member, I'm going to hold back for myself and other members.

On topic, I am unable to comprehend the tragicness of this. A child's life was taken away by a moronic man who deserves to be put in a terribly high-secure, life-robbing prison. Ironically, the kid was probably looking forward to the day. Little did he know, it would be his last. It makes you realize how precious and fragile life really is. :/

Kitty-Kat
November 3rd, 2008, 03:41 PM
That's so awful! The kid was only 12 years old. Of course he was just going to be Trick-or-treating. Why would the guy figure he had to shoot him that much? I can't believe things like this happen, it's so sad. =[

Arrmegedden
November 3rd, 2008, 05:39 PM
Wow shooting a kid who wants candy.......... Thats like someone performing surgery on you and he says "I need a drink be right back" and he comes back 20 hours later and your already dead and he says a robber killed you. Why would someone kill a kid trick or treating. Its just wrong and will get you sued.
Why do people do these thing. sereously. And why does he have a AK 47 in his house!?

Sal Kar
November 4th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Riight.
Neways,
Sorry to the mods for trouble?
I'll stop posting ere' now.

-Regards,
Zasz