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Outrage over French jeweler charged in robber's death

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by thisnumbersdisconnected, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

    Apr 11, 2013
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    PARIS – Outrage is growing in France over the decision to bring voluntary homicide charges against a jeweler who shot and killed an escaping robber, but the country's top security official on Tuesday urged fearful storekeepers to let justice take its course.

    The 67-year-old jeweler, Stephan Turk, was confined at home with an electronic bracelet after the shooting last week that left a teenage robber dead in the street outside Turk's jewelry story in the French Riviera city of Nice. An accomplice escaped on a motorbike as the body lay in the street.

    In a country where gun violence is rare but armed robbery is increasingly common, the shooting -- and the formal charges of voluntary homicide -- have placed the government in a difficult position.
    The Frogs are learning that strict gun control doesn't stop thugs and thieves from having guns, and the public is to going demand the government let the citizenry level the playing field to protect life and property.