been robbed? Have you ever...: been robbed?
By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Sunday, May 10, 1998 - 12:19 am:

    Talk about feeling completely violated, unsafe, and jaded towards the world.

    I suppose I was foolish and gullible for thinking it was perfectly safe for me to be walking around after dark in my own neighborhood. Damn fucking hoodlums!

    My heart still hasn't stopped pounding feverishly and it's been over three hours ago.


By La on Sunday, May 10, 1998 - 02:41 pm:
    What's the difference between robbed and burgled...

    never had a face-to-face encounter which resulted in someone taking my stuff, but
    i did have my car window broken and our carefully concealed purses swiped, apparently only moments before I had shown up and moments after the guy who was watching the parking lot
    (at a club, John Cale appearing) had gone off duty...

    i was suspicious of that guy, but what can you do...

    and i was shaking... and so mad I drove all over the place looking for whoever might have done it and checking every trash can to see if the purses might have been discarded (after they found out the wallets weren't in 'em).

    $100 for new window.

    months and months later, the police called to say that some papers (which had no value) of ours were discovered in some abandoned building. The fact that some low-lifes had read through all the junk in the purse weirded me out more than anything... but the thing i really wanted to get back, the purse itself, a true art object, unique and something i'd paid a lot (to me) of money for, was never found.

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Sunday, May 10, 1998 - 07:35 pm:
    The difference between being robbed vs. burglarized, is you are present during the robbing and are more terrifed than ever before.

    However, I concede the aftermath of both, when you are thinking about people with your stuff, is very creepy.

    Either way, FUCK those bastards!

By Nate on Sunday, May 10, 1998 - 08:57 pm:
    May I suggest one of smith and wesson's compact 9mms?

    That sucks that you were robbed. A lot of freaky stuff has happened to the people I associate with in the past two days.

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Sunday, May 10, 1998 - 11:29 pm:
    I think, Nate, that I like <a href="><img src="this one"></a> best.

    BTW, I don't blame this on you. Unless of course you were lurking in my neighborhood... *grin* Mostly it's my fault for being such a fucking maroon. But then there's the parenage of the fine specimen that robbed me.

    I am now officially done whining about this particular episode of my life.

    P.S. ARGH! How should I have coded the above Nate?

By PetRock on Monday, May 11, 1998 - 06:38 am:
    Nate -

    Too bad that Jim lives in D.C. where they have very strict rules regarding the carrying of firearms.

    Basically, the rule is that only cops and robbers may carry them. But not the unwashed masses like our friend Jim here.

    P.S. that isn't a comment on hygiene Jim....

    P.P.S. that IS NOT an ad for the NRA, who I despise. I generally think that ANYONE carrying a gun (except for cops) is a bad idea and can only lead to people shooting each other.

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Monday, May 11, 1998 - 07:50 am:
    Ain't that the truth, PetRock? I wish someone would "plug" Charlton Heston! Some Moses he is. That man gets on my last nerve.

By R.C. on Monday, May 11, 1998 - 11:51 am:
    I read what hapened on the WAYD post (which I almost never read). Sorry you got mugged Jim. (It happened to me once in Queens/but it was a very different situation than what went down with you.) But don't let it stop you from going out at nite. The streets belong to the citizens -- not the fucking criminals! Buy yr self an equalizer/ learn how to use it properly/& take out the next muthafucker who rolls up on you tryin' ta vic. Believe me, the cops don't randomly stop whitefolks walking at nite to frisk them for weapons. And there shdn't be any witnesses to i.d. you/if you defended yr self properly.

    Believe me/I'm nobody's NRA supporter either. But I know that if more avg. Janes & Joes were trained to shoot & armed when they went out/
    the criminal element wd definitely have some cause to pause.

By Nate on Monday, May 11, 1998 - 03:37 pm:
    I agree with R.C. Here in CA counties hand out carry-concealed permits like they hand out joints to orphans. But when is the last time you've been frisked when you haven't done anything wrong?

    In addition to learning how to use your piece, I strongly suggest learning your rights. Cops aren't required to inform you of your rights, so you need to know them. This includes never conscenting to anything. If they ask you if they can do something it means they do not have probable cause to do it. And always shut up if your rights are read to you. They will ask you if you understand your rights, you will say "I cannot understand my rights without my attorney present."

    That said, if you have to take an aggressor out you will probably get parole and lose your firearm. And a night in jail, since they will want to hold you for awhile before your intial trial.

    Oh, and Jim... How to add links to your posts.

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Monday, May 11, 1998 - 07:30 pm:
    I am not going to be afraid of going out at night. I will just cease walking any further than from the front door to the car and back. Me & gun = YIKES!

    Thanks for that tip Nate! I bookmarked it for future reference.


By Blindswine on Tuesday, May 12, 1998 - 12:28 pm:
    i get stopped, questioned and frisked by "peace-officers" for absolutely no reason at least
    once every two months... the last time on 4/4 (the 30th anniversary of MLK's assassination-- how appropriate) by some drunken-asshole cop.
    shit like that happens on a regular basis-- which is why i would never walk around packing heat...

    if i had a gun i would've probably shot that bastard.

By R.C. on Tuesday, May 12, 1998 - 11:51 pm:
    No you wdn't Martin. Becuz you know that a smart & sensible Brother can avoid going to the pokey by being respectful to asshole cops & keeping his mouth shut as much as possible until the altercation ends. I assume that Jim is White/like 95% of the folks on the Web at large. His skin color makes him unlikely to be stopped or frisked. Yours makes you a potential suspect to cops of a certain mindset. It's fucked up/but
    that's The American Way. And you know as well as I do that if anyone does try to rob or shoot you/5 will getcha 10 it will probably be a Homie. That is also The American Way.

    I'd rather be standing in front of a judge explaining why I used an unlicensed gun to shoot some skell with a rap sheet a mile long than have my mother & father burying their one & only girlchild.

Margret on Monday, April 5, 1999 - 07:25 pm:

    Ummm...I'm not pro-NRA, but I am totally pro-2nd because I'm more paranoid about the potential abuses by cops and military than most criminals. Being white and completely harmless looking (I am both?) doesn't stop police harassment. I was stopped once in Baltimore while walking home late at night with 2 friends (one male, one female) because I leaned down by somebody's classic car to pet a cat in a (chichi) neighborhood we were walking through. Cop car showed up lights flashing like 5 minutes and 2 blocks later and pulled us over. I was not frisked, though I had to take my coat off in the cold, as did my chica, but our male buddy was. We explained about the cat, and the cop had to wait for a 2nd cop to show up 15 minutes later in the coldcoldcold to make a judgement call. Believe it or not, they didn't quite lecture us but they did hassle the shit out of us about petting strange animals. Psychos. I have a long history of cops suspecting my motivation starting when I was about 12 and skateboarding in a church parking lot. Someday I will rant and rave about cops and kindergarten teachers.

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