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Criminals Aren't Victims (no. 2)

The lamestream media told you:
Virginia is on a roll, as "The Daily Press" in Newport News, Virginia, reports that, "Police Identify Shooting Victim."

"Police on Tuesday released the identity of a 32-year-old man fatally shot last week after a robbery and assault at Heritage Trace apartments, off Warwick Boulevard."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Fortunately, the victim was unharmed. Zovek Martinez of Hampton, was shot twice after he and two other men robbed a Williamsburg man, Newport News police spokesman Lou Thurston said.

After the assault, one of Martinez's accomplices pointed a gun toward the Williamsburg man, who then also pulled a handgun, Thurston said. The Williamsburg man opened fire, fatally wounding Martinez and apparently striking another robber, Michael Highsmith, 22, of Newport News, who made it to a hospital, where he was later arrested.

The headline should have read, "Mugger Killed During Attempted Murder; Second Criminal Wounded And In Custody Due To Heroic Armed Citizen." Imagine the effect headlines like that would start having on crime.

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