“I feel horrible. It doesn't feel good. It makes you think about life's decisions, and how you should live your life,” [Thug #1] Henderson said.Here it comes, it was just a bad decision. Nothing more.
Henderson, who talked about the pain he feels in his buttock and hip, said the plan was to “barge in, get the money and leave.” He said “he never expected anyone to be armed.”That's the money quote right there, and the problem with this country today. The predators never expect their victims to be armed. If more law-abiding people stepped up and took responsibility for their own safety, rather than relying on the nanny state to take care of them like helpless children, the crooks would expect folks to fight back, and they'd think twice about their actions.
“The gun was broken and rusty and wasn't loaded. Nobody was going to get hurt,” he said, standing with crutches.However, Henderson obviously wanted his victims to think it was loaded, or he wouldn't have brought it along. Frankly, he's lucky to be standing at all, crutches or not. The writer of this article is just trying to elicit sympathy for this choirboy with that observation.
Henderson theorizes the reason why he was caught off guard is because, when [Thug #2] Dawkins entered the business, he busted a computer monitor with the baseball bat and “glass got into his face.”
“He couldn't warn me,” Henderson said.Aww, they're both just the victims of broken glass.
“I turned around to run and my leg gave out. That was when I got shot. I hit the ground, and he was still shooting. I thought I was going to die,” Henderson said.Hey, jackass, everybody in that store thought they were going to die. The blame for both their fears, and your own, rests solely on you.
Henderson said that, “by the grace of God,” his “leg came back.”Oh, that's rich choirboy. Suddenly you're finding God.
Henderson said he and Dawkins drove to a house to see a woman he said “is like a second mother” to him.Apparently neither his "second mother" nor his real mother bothered to instill in him the morals of a civilized society.
“I couldn't breathe. I had lost so much blood. I don't know what she did, but she revived me,” he said, likening the experience to coming back from the dead.Yea, it was a religious experience. You've made that claim already.
[Thug #2] Dawkins told the detective he was confronted by two people at the ball field and forced to assist in the robbery.The gun wasn't loaded. So how was he forced? Again, we're supposed to believe the thug is the victim.
Though Henderson said he doesn't blame Williams for shooting, he takes exception with Williams shooting at him while he was down.
“I was down, and I'm not going to continue to shoot you,” he said.I guess this is part of the "fairness" issue we keep hearing about. I've got news for you, more and more civilized people are going to take exception to thugs like the two of you preying on innocent people. It's your own entitlement mentality and lack of morals that leads you to expect your victims to sheepishly comply.
I wonder, how long before we hear another idiotic "If I had a son..." comment from the Thug-In-Chief?