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    Father shoots son in Detroit

    The paper I get buried this in the back pages but in Detroit I could still find it on the internet...you decide what you would do...

    Family: Father shot teen son over contact with 3-year-old girl
    Santiago Esparza / The Detroit News
    Highland Park -- A 37-year-old man was arraigned today in 30th District Court after being accused of shooting his teenage son execution-style while the boy pleaded for his life.

    Jamar Pinkney Sr. faces one count of first-degree murder, three counts of felonious assault and one count of felony firearm.

    Judge Bridgette Officer today in court ordered Pinkney Sr. to be held without bond as he awaits a preliminary exam on Dec. 1.


    The courtroom was packed with emotional family members, including one who broke down and was escorted out of the room.

    Police allege Pinkney marched his naked son, Jamar Jr., 15, out of a home at gunpoint near Rosa Parks and North Tuesday, and forced him into an adjacent grassy field. Investigators say the father made his son kneel before shooting him in the back of the head. Relatives said Jamar Jr. was pleading for his life as he was shot.

    Highland Park police officials said the shooting occurred after an argument between the suspect and his son.

    Relatives said Jamar Jr. recently admitted that he'd had inappropriate physical contact with a 3-year-old several months ago.

    Jamar's aunt, Yolanda Cherry, said a relative took the girl to a doctor to be examined on Sunday, and that there were no indications of sexual abuse.

    "There is nothing normal about killing your child," Cherry said. "I don't know why he shot him. He was a good boy. This is so sad."

    One of Pinkney's attorneys, Corbett Edge O'Meara, said his client's state of mind will have to be considered as the case proceeds.

    "That is certainly something a prosecutor and judge and jury will have to take into account," he said. "It obviously is a tragedy for the whole family. The entire situation is a tragedy for all involved."

    If convicted, Jamar Pinkney Sr. will spend the rest of his life in prison.

    "No individual has the right to exact the death penalty on another, no matter how reprehensible the behavior," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said. "That is why we have laws."

    The elder Pinkney stood silent in court as a not guilty plea was entered for him by the judge. He wore street clothes but was shackled.

    Cherry said her nephew played football for several teams in leagues across the city and Detroit.

    A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 24 at Second Ebeneezer Church, 14601 Dequidre in Detroit. A fund has been set up at the Charter One branch in Highland Park where people can donate money to help with funeral costs, Cherry said.
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  3. Old Yeller comes to mind :-(
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  4. This is a tragedy on a few different levels. And will, of course, be exploited by the anti-gun crowd.

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    So I'M lost why did he shoot him again? Was it because the dad had it in his mind that his son was a sex offender?

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

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    Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    So I'M lost why did he shoot him again? Was it because the dad had it in his mind that his son was a sex offender?
    All I know is what was written in the article. When I first heard the story on the radio none of the details were given as to why, but then I found the article buried in the Akron Beacon Journal. I was torn as to what I would do short of beating the 15 year old, especially if it was my little girl.

    I guess none of us really know all of the circumstances. This may not have been the first time and dad may have wanted to nip it in the bud and save the tax payers some future angst and dollars.
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    Dad arraigned in son's killing; mom says she sought help for teen
    Dad arraigned in son's killing; mom says she sought help for teen | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

    Lazette Cherry, Jamar Jr.'s mother, said she wanted to get her 15-year-old son help when he came to her and said he had acted inappropriately with his 3-year-old half-sister.
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    Shoot my own son? Not in a million years, no matter what he's done, I'll always love him ferociously. He may have to pay the piper for what he's done, but I'll love him nonetheless.

    That said, here's a scenario: Guy seriously molests your young daughter (or son, for that matter) and gets away with it (no charges and/or conviction). What would YOU do? I know what I would do. Hint: I'm not that worried about keeping a CWP permit since I consider them an abrogation of my 2A RKBA, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    Shoot my own son? Not in a million years, no matter what he's done, I'll always love him ferociously. He may have to pay the piper for what he's done, but I'll love him nonetheless.

    That said, here's a scenario: Guy seriously molests your young daughter (or son, for that matter) and gets away with it (no charges and/or conviction). What would YOU do? I know what I would do. Hint: I'm not that worried about keeping a CWP permit since I consider them an abrogation of my 2A RKBA, anyway.
    Anyone touches my children and they will regret the day they were born.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    Shoot my own son? Not in a million years, no matter what he's done, I'll always love him ferociously. He may have to pay the piper for what he's done, but I'll love him nonetheless.

    That said, here's a scenario: Guy seriously molests your young daughter (or son, for that matter) and gets away with it (no charges and/or conviction). What would YOU do? I know what I would do. Hint: I'm not that worried about keeping a CWP permit since I consider them an abrogation of my 2A RKBA, anyway.

    If anyone is so stupid as to molest one of my children, I assure you, they will not get way with it. I will use every resource available to me to assure that that dirtbag gets the justice that they deserve!



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    This whole story makes me sick to my stomach!

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