Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More Scared Cowardly Crabby Guys Shooting Kids

By way of Aol news and the HuffPo:

Thomas Dunikowski Allegedly Shoots At Crowd Of Rowdy Teens In Marine Park, Brooklyn

Thomas Dunikowski, the Marine Park man who allegedly opened fire on a group of rowdy teenagers Saturday, is being called a hero by the mother of one of the victims.
Larisa Kaprovskaya's 21-year-old daughter Yana was a bystander hit by shrapnel in her left leg when Dunikowski discharged ten rounds with his semi-automatic hunting rifle into a crowd of 30 teenagers, according to The New York Daily News. The teen terrors were knocking over trashcans and vandalizing cars outside Kaprovaskava and Dunikowki's neighboring houses.
"He shot because he wants to protect us," said Kaprovskaya, 50, told the News. "I don't know what would have happened to us if he didn't try to protect us. I appreciate him."
Yana Kaprovskaya was not badly hurt but two of the teenagers suffered more serious injuries.
One bullet went through the neck of a 17-year-old Francis Ruan, and fragments of the bullets hit a 15-year-old David Mahoney. Both boys were hospitalized but expected to survive, according to PIX11.
The altercation began when Dunikowski warned the kids that they needed to quiet down and to get off his stoop. When the teens didn't budge, Dunikowski punched Ruan in the face, breaking his glasses, the News reports. It was then that Dunikowski went back inside, grabbed his illegal hunting rifle and fired rounds from a second story window.
Dunikowski, who lives with his wife and baby son, then stashed the gun on the roof and climbed into bed naked, according to The New York Post, pretending he was asleep.
Dunikowski was charged with assault with intent to cause serious injury with a weapon, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest, the Post reports.
I would challenge the claim that this guy was protecting anyone.  I would point out that this is about vandalism, not a threat to life or bodily harm; kids were kicking the tires of parked cars, not doing any actual damage.  There is no indication whatsoever that any of the teens were armed.  This jerk shot at them from an upstairs window after punching a kid.

It would be interesting to explore further if the cops were on the way to deal with the kids.  This would seem to be a clear case of the 'cure' being worse than the problem it was intended to correct.  Further, it demonstrates all of the problems with vigilantes taking the law in to their own hands, as has been advocated by asses like Neal Boortz.

8 comments:

  1. Damn! Talk about anger issues! This guy needs to go away for a very long time.

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  2. When stupid kids play stupid games, they get stupid kid prizes like a bullet through the neck.

    Luckily, I live in Gun Paradise where such events are a rarity. Most kids know better than to do such stupid things, because they know there is a good chance they will get ventilated by an angry property owner. A well-armed society is truly a polite one.

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  3. Aztec Red:

    Yes. It's exceedingly polite to kill people for minor vandalism or theft. Gutless gunownerz looking for an excuse to get even with the world is what assholes like Dunikowski are all about.

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  4. Sadest part of the articleJune 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    "Both boys were hospitalized but expected to survive..."

    wanna bet they don't go around vandalizing cars no more....

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  5. Sadest? Is that as in 'de Sade', the personification of getting pleasure out of hurting other people?

    Or are you struggling to spell the easy word,'Saddest'?

    RedAzt, I'm betting from some of the stupid things you advocate and presumably do as an adult, that you have done some stupid things as a kid, without getting shot for them. These shootings tend to occur in what you call Gun Paradise where stupid people (like you) think this is an appropriate response to someone horsing around, being a little loud and exuberant, and kicking tires on parked cars.

    Big deal, so they were kicking the tires on a few parked cars; that harms nothing.

    What you call a well-armed society is not polite, it is a lawless, violent, nasty, COWARDLY hell where adults behave like brutes and bullies because they mistakenly think a gun makes them powerful. It doesn't. It makes them criminals who get arrested and end up in jail.

    If this guy was so convinced he did a good thing, he wouldn't have gotten naked, pulled the covers over his head and tried to hide in bed, behind the skirts of his wife and the diapers of his child, after shooting unarmed kids and bystanders.

    THAT is our Gun lover. Is that REALLY the company YOU want to keep? What does that say about you?

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  6. Caught by the spelling naziJune 22, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    What you call a well-armed society is not polite, it is a lawless, violent, nasty, COWARDLY hell where adults behave like brutes and bullies because they mistakenly think a gun makes them powerful.

    Unlike polite yout's in your disarmed hell running the streets causing mayhem, I love how the mob mentality is A-OK just don't use a gun....

    http://www.fox4kc.com/news/wdaf-metro-man-says-teen-mob-terrorized-his-neighborhood-20110616,0,4762112.story

    ....and how the same situation happened no one was shot and the yout's all go home to cry to their mommas....

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  7. "RedAzt, I'm betting from some of the stupid things you advocate and presumably do as an adult, that you have done some stupid things as a kid, without getting shot for them."

    You'd lose that bet.

    Unlike the parents of the unruly children chronicled on this blog, my parents instilled in me a great respect for other people's property and an even greater respect for their authority.

    As a result I didn't go around kicking things that didn't belong to me and committing other assorted acts of stupidity.

    Hell, I was at home in the bed when most of these idiot kids get shot. In my family, if you weren't home when the street lights came on, that was an ass whooping. That's because my parents knew what kind of kids stay out after sun down: The kind that attract bullets and trouble.

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  8. AztecRed says some wild stuff to get a rise out of us, but this one takes the cake.

    "Luckily, I live in Gun Paradise where such events are a rarity."

    Does anyone else know what "gun paradise" he's referring to? It's pretty funny.

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