Saturday, April 28, 2012

Accidental Shooting of Michigan Toddler by Man Brandishing a Gun - Slap on the Wrist

A married Lansing man who accidentally shot his girlfriend's toddler son after she struck his vehicle with hers will serve probation.

Caralo Johnson, 34, was sentenced by Ingham Circuit Judge Paula Manderfield to one year of probation and 100 hours of community service.
 Lansing police said Johnson was being followed on the morning of Feb. 10 by Tiffany Davis, with whom he had had an affair. She was driving a vehicle with three children inside, following Johnson, who was a passenger in a vehicle with his wife.

After the collision, Johnson approached Davis in a parking lot near the intersection of South Cedar Street and East Mount Hope Avenue, according to police.

He brandished a gun and fired a round that went through the windshield and eventually struck the toddler, a boy, in the chest.

"It is believed that, in discharging the firearm, the alleged shooter did not intend to assault any person, but rather to repel an assault," Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III said in a statement.
I figure he must have had a black judge. No self-respecting white judge in Michigan would let this guy get away with a slap on the wrist like that. I find it absolutely absurd that a guy with a gun can shoot a kid in those circumstances and get away with it. What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. Mikeb, why are things always about race with you? But look, even the prosecutor recognized the mitigating circumstances. Still, you make racist comments with no evidence. In fact, if you'd do a little digging, you'd see that the judge in this case was Paula Manderfield, a white woman.


    1. Mikeb, your silence says it all here.

    2. There's no silence, so you can put away your ridiculous "gotcha" victory.

      The white judge must have been one of those fanatical stand-yer-ground folks then.

      It's not always about race with me, but when I see something like this that makes no sense, I look for the possible explanation.

      Greg, the guy pulled out a fucking gun and aimed it at a car with THREE kids in it. For christ's sake, get your head out of your ass and look at what you're defending.

    3. I'm not defending this man, since he appears to have asked for the trouble that he got. I was observing that you jump to race every time something doesn't make sense to you, despite the fact that the world is more interesting than that.