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    Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...comm_ref=false


    A Vietnam vet who earned two purple hearts for his brave service died a hero Wednesday when he shielded his granddaughter from getting shot.

    As five intruders wielding guns and bats broke into the Villneffs' Detroit home late Wednesday night, the four children ran next door to their grandfather, John’s, house for help, myfoxdetroit.com reports. When one robber noticed the 12-year-old girl taking pictures of them with her iPad, he opened fire and John instinctively jumped in front to protect her.

    The heroic grandpa was shot twice and died on his doorstep, the news outlet reports.

    "I didn't even get to tell him I loved him," John's son, Michael, told the news outlet. "These cowardly, heartless, worthless people took a key person in our family away from us for nothing."

    The robbers made off with jewelry, a cable box and several video games, according to the Detroit Free Press, before fatally shooting the 62-year-old veteran who served in both the Marines and the Navy.

    The family cannot afford to pay for a proper service and are working on setting up a funeral fund.

    “He was a very good man, just a good old Southern boy, loved to help people,” John’s daughter, Melissa, told the Detroit Free Press. “He never bothered anybody.”
    Ugh....
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    remember guys as long as you do exactly what they say this wouldn't happen!
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    Yeah go and try to shoot a 12 year old because you fucked up, that'll make make your robbery easier.

    Scum bags.
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    Survive a horrible war only to die in the country you fought to protect.... Fuck this gay earth.
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    Or just be ready to defend yourself at all times when at home... The world is a dark place now. Have to be ready for anything.
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    Dennab
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    I knew this would be in fucking Detroit.
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    Terrible. Well, there goes the rest of my day :(
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    I knew this would be in fucking Detroit.
    This shit happens everywhere man.
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    Dennab
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    When one robber noticed the 12-year-old girl taking pictures of them with her iPad, he opened fire and John instinctively jumped in front to protect her.
    how shit a person do you have to be to shoot at a 12 year old
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    how shit a person do you have to be to shoot at a 12 year old
    James Holmes killed a six year old girl. You have to be that kind of shitty person.
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    Shoot a 12 year old girl, what a fucking coward.
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    God fucking dammit this is gonna ruin my day :(
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    "I didn't even get to tell him I loved him," John's son, Michael, told the news outlet
    I'm assuming he meant after the shooting.

    Meanwhile, I guess if you want to document your family getting robbed, there's an app for that. Thanks 12 yr old with an ipad.
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    God fucking dammit this is gonna ruin my day :(
    I thought my day was ruined earlier but this totally fucked it.
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    I hope she managed to get some good snaps of their faces or at least their clothes.
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    Or just be ready to defend yourself at all times when at home... The world is a dark place now. Have to be ready for anything.
    The world is getting better, shit was worse before, it just didn't get reported.
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    I was just leaving the Tiger's game last night when all the cops started rushing around.

    This shit happens everywhere man.
    No. Trust me, Detroit is fucked and just about every bit as dangerous as it's made out to be. Fuck people firebomb houses in that city for fun.
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    The family cannot afford to pay for a proper service and are working on setting up a funeral fund.
    This is the worst part for me to read. To think this guy died protecting his family, after being willing to die fighting for his country, and he most likely won't even get a proper funeral.
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    The world is getting better, shit was worse before, it just didn't get reported.
    Better how? What didn't get reported?

    Edited:

    No. Trust me, Detroit is fucked and just about every bit as dangerous as it's made out to be. Fuck people firebomb houses in that city for fun.
    I live just outside Baltimore. This same shit happens under a mile from where I live. And all over Maryland. I read about this shit all over the mid-Atlantic area. We live in bad times man.
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    Better how? What didn't get reported?

    Edited:



    I live just outside Baltimore. This same shit happens under a mile from where I live. And all over Maryland. I read about this shit all over the mid-Atlantic area. We live in bad times man.
    Hey, you are only aware of big cities. My town is doing badly if we have two murders every other year.

    The biggest issues around here are heroin and speeding violations.

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    Hey, you are only aware of big cities. My town is doing badly if we have two murders every other year.

    The biggest issues around here are heroin and speeding violations.
    I wish I lived in smalltown USA... Unfortunately there are no IT jobs there.

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    The world is getting better, shit was worse before, it just didn't get reported.
    Correct.

    Nowadays, everyone and their dog has some means of taking video/images and uploading them to the internet almost instantly.

    The evolution of technology has lead to something I like to call "Emergency Journalism".

    Anyways god bless this dude, he lived a hero and died a hero. Fucking cowards, not even just aiming at the kid but SHOOTING at her?

    I only wish he had lived long enough for them to say goodbye.
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    This shit happens everywhere man.
    I know that. I don't see how I'm dumb for stating how I assumed the location before entering the thread. Detroit has terrible criminals and scum littered everywhere.

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    I'm assuming he meant after the shooting.

    Meanwhile, I guess if you want to document your family getting robbed, there's an app for that. Thanks 12 yr old with an ipad.
    I assume she was doing it to get pictures of the criminals...

    It's a shame that iPads are such big noticeable things.

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    I wish I lived in smalltown USA... Unfortunately there are no IT jobs there.
    Smalltown USA is just as bad, relatively. We've had quite a few cop killings nearby. It's awful to hear about a policeman/vet/soldier getting killed, those are the bravest people in the country being erased from the world.
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    I know that. I don't see how I'm dumb for stating how I assumed the location before entering the thread. Detroit has terrible criminals and scum littered everywhere.
    As does every big city.

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    Dennab
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    As does every big city.
    I guess Detroit is just a staple of it.

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    I guess Detroit is just a staple of it.
    Detroit is focused on by the media...
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    Why not just take the fucking iPad? What is the benefit of shooting the girl? Jesus christ. Fuck. I know they didn't kill her. but shit. These robbers are stupid.
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    Better how? What didn't get reported?

    Edited:



    I live just outside Baltimore. This same shit happens under a mile from where I live. And all over Maryland. I read about this shit all over the mid-Atlantic area. We live in bad times man.
    Remember, Detroit ranked among the top 10 most dangerous cities in the world, just around Baghdad.
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    Detroit is focused on by the media...
    Doesn't it also have the second highest homicide rate in your country?

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    Oh hey another shitty post by Cecil.

    I'm assuming he meant after the shooting.
    No he meant before, what do you think.

    Meanwhile, I guess if you want to document your family getting robbed, there's an app for that. Thanks 12 yr old with an ipad.
    She was taking a picture of them to show the police, idiot.
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    Baltimore, where I live scored barely behind Detroit. We were number one for a while. Baltimore being number one for something is new..lol our sports teams suck. (Inside joke for locals)

    Edited:

    Doesn't it also have the second highest homicide rate in your country?
    First highest I think. Baltimore second.

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    Oh hey another shitty post by Cecil.



    No he meant before, what do you think.



    She was taking a picture of them to show the police, idiot.
    why do you like split analyze everyones posts

    like you have to split up the posts into different quotes and then slowly point out every flaw

    why cant you stay on topic and not look so disrespectful.
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    Wait, won't the military perform a service if he's a veteran?
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    YEAH, AND?
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    That information is also dated. Chicago is actually worse as far as homicides than Detroit
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    Dennab
    August 2011
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    What a fucking asshole, why didn't he just take the ipad and steal or, or destroy it, or something? Where's the fucking logic in shooting a 12 year old girl?

  38. Post #38
    YEAH, AND?
    felix the cat's Avatar
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    Since when do scumbag house burglars use logic?
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    Dennab
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    What a fucking asshole, why didn't he just take the ipad and steal or, or destroy it, or something? Where's the fucking logic in shooting a 12 year old girl?
    I am in no way justifying his actions, but the grandfather was obviously between the two men and the iPad. For the robbers to get to the iPad they still would have had to go through the grandfather. Plus, they were probably so hopped up on adrenaline they wouldn't be able to focus anyway.

    again, not a justification, just an observation.
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    Why rob someone in the first place? There are legal ways to get financial help, such as a job.
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