Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Getting Away With Murder in Reno

Good morning dear reader(s)!

A few days ago a man was shot and killed in Northwest Reno.  The shooter has claimed self-defense.  No charges have been filed.  The local news media has not even questioned the shooter's story, or his actions.  This is another example of why more and more people are discarding them as an objective source of information.

Below is a copy of a letter that I sent to some local news media outlets.  I am certain it won't be printed.

Brandon LeBlanc, a part-time Sparks resident, is dead.  It appears District Attorney Gammick will not prosecute.   
The killer claims he was acting in self-defense.  Was he?  
Scenario 1:  You and your friends are out late at night.  You see a man acting in no official capacity approach your vehicle.  You do not know his intent, but he is coming at you.  You are armed.  
Scenario 2:  You and your friends are out late at night.  Two Reno Police cars approach your vehicle.  Within seconds there are blue and red lights flashing and spotlights in your face.  Officers are telling you in no uncertain terms to put your hands out of the window and slowly exit the vehicle.  You are armed.
In Scenario 2, Brandon LeBlanc is most likely alive and in jail.
But the killer took the law into his own hands by grabbing his gun and going out to confront a "suspicious vehicle" full of teenagers who, up to that point, were guilty of the henious acts of loitering and driving up the street one too many times.
He didn't call police and watch from the safety of his living room as the police were allowed to do their job.  
He claims they tried to rob him.  Maybe he is telling the truth.  But rather than put himself in that position, why not call the police?  Where was the immediate threat that caused him, alone, to confront a "suspicious vehicle" full of teenagers?  It is clear this man was looking for a fight.  
I believe in the right of self-defense.  This isn't a case of it.  But hey, one more lifetime Gammick voter, and one less punk kid, right?  

As you can see by the letter above, I am not a huge fan of the Wild West law Dick Gammick has created here.  If this crime is allowed to go unprosecuted, it essentially gives the right for homeowners to have armed confrontations with anyone they feel doesn't belong in their neighborhood.

"Uh-oh Marge, the black family's friends are over again, and some of them might be under 30 too.  Obviously a threat.  Better grab the gun and let them know they shouldn't wait out in their car like that.  I hope they try something so I get to kill 'em."  

Well dear reader(s), that is all I have for you today.  

So until next time, stay the hell off my street, or I'll kill you, and I'll get away with it.  

19 comments:

  1. On your street you are the least of my worries. I'd have to fight off the drug addicts and prostitutes first.

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  2. Not my street. Maybe the cross street with mine. Not enough traffic for the prostitues to walk my street. And the addicts generally keep to themselves or walk up a street ot two to their dealer.

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  3. Scenario 1: You're lost in a neighborhood, and now some idiot is looking for a fight. You're armed, so you decide you're going to get out of your car and give him one.

    Scenario 2: Confident that you're armed and will respond if threatened, you call the police about this idiot harassing you on the street.

    (Possible) Scenario 3: You're unarmed, but you think you can scare him away with something that looks like a gun.

    Scenario 2 ends not only with LeBlanc alive, but the the idiot behind bars or otherwise put in his place. Scenarios 1 and 3 end with LeBlanc's back full of exit wounds as he realizes that nobody's possession of a gun should be tested.

    The resident has a right to walk onto a public street, record publicly displayed information such as license plate numbers, and even speak or gesture toward others on the street, within reason. Even if he was out of line, putting up with the "diss," recording the incident and getting the police involved may be safer than the alternative.

    And don't be too tough on Gammick, it's hard to build a case around an incident whose only witness is the defendant. But hey, there's a 3-year statute of limitations on manslaughter, so on the off chance that LeBlanc's "friends" come forward with evidence refuting claims of self-defense, the state can still file charges.

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  4. Thanks for commenting. While you are correct that the resident does have the right to carry his gun in public (a right I do support), the failure of the resident to call the police on what he described as a suspicious vehicle and instead choosing armed confrontation can clearly be considered a neglegent act that led to the victim's death. That is manslaughter. Gammick is not a jury. He should allow this to reach a jury so THEY can determine if they agree it was neglegent. But that would not be politically expedient. Additionally, when within 24 hours you tell the media it sounds like a "clear-cut case of self-defense", you make clear you are not interested in hearing what his "friends" have to say.

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  5. yea tht pussy ass homeowner killed my brother !!! ATGip Flamez

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  6. the baster needs to go to jail ive known brandon since the 6th grade and have a lot of memories of him so to me the bitch ass can go to jail and he had no right killing him now brandons birthday is coming up and no one can see him have a smile on his face for living another year cuz this dumb ass took his life RIp brandon leblanc

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  7. Such a safe story :( I hope he gets justice

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  8. hello if there is any way i can't get in contact with you because i want more to know about this blog can you email this to me at itztbizz@gmail.com and also a way of contacting you thank you !

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  9. I knew brandon personally for some years. He was a great kid. It breaks my heart he is getting no justice. This angers me that people see a situation with a young black kid assume he was in the wrong. Those people didn't see him lying there dead at his funeral. We his friends did.

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    1. Did the men he was with come forward? What is strange IMO if Brandon was armed with a real gun, hanging with his homeboys looking to rob or cause shit wouldn't the other guys he was with be packing heat as well. And when do THREE armed thugs run from ONE guy, especially when their boy got shot......the kind that arn't packing and are scared of fucking crazyass trigger happy racists!. Also Brandon wasn't so injured enough that he got away from the shooter yet NEVER fired his gun back at "the shooter". This story has way to many holes and only one witness, the shooter.

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    2. I knew brandon for some years and when ii heard that this happened ii was not surprised that this happen just shocked of who it happen to :( reno dont never do sh** bout there cases..ii was out there walking down the street to a store and ii was snatched up raped beating mugged man handled and my money taking and tossed out but naked but nuthing was done they said wasnt enuff evidence smmfh fuck reno police

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  10. Brandon leblanc got smoke for bein a dumbass he is fuckin nigger. I never liked that loud mouth ass black termite now that he and jesse r gone atg fags can die slow

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    1. you need yo ass whooped.you already know they aint fags or else yo name wouldnt be anonymous if you gone talk all that shit put yo real name up there and see how it works out for you.

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    2. fuck you bitch r.i.p brandon nd jesse bitch it aint they fought you aye fagit niggah the bloc still turnt and uptown is still turnt so if you gonna hate.... hate your-self niggah

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  11. all yall needa quit all the bs -___- my nephew was shot & killed & that white mf still at his house relaxing & what not when he should have been locked away for murder ! its sad that he's at home but we have to live w/ a long memory of brandon smh that white mf needa be tortured 4reall$Doguh!

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  12. Reno failure is there anyway you can post your email on here I need to contact you about this story

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  13. What happen to the shooter, what did the DA decide. Is the family going after the shooter in civil court.

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  14. I knew Brandon and he always had a smile on his face he is very
    Miss rip brandon a lot of people still thinking about you♥

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  15. america is racist period. we live off stereotyping other races. if an arab walks into an airport looking like hes got a bomb under his hat or dress, he is obviously gonna get tackled. if and african american is wearing baggy clothes fucking around with his friends in a (majority white) middle class neighborhood...8 out of 10 times someone cant wait to use their new pistol and claim self defense. r.i.p stereotype

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