Not only does this preacher pack heat but he packs a lot of love for his fellow man - even a would-be robber. He walked into an Evansville, Indiana Dollar General store for a Gatorade and stopped Jermaine Marshall from continuing to beat up the clerk and use a fake weapon to rob him. It was spoon with a covering and he had told the pastor to get on the ground. Pastor Carl Sanders took the risk and pulled his pistol out, saying, "No, you get on the ground" and "I'm doing this out of love."
14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro
Isn't it interesting how a citizen can defuse the situation without using lethal force? What no one else is really saying is that the criminal who didn't carry an actual weapon is only alive thanks to this pastor who is planning to visit the man he halted, now in custody.
Maybe that isn't great news to some, but chances are, he would not have gotten that second chance with a police encounter.
“He didn’t deserve to be hurt. I wanted him to know you can’t do this,” Sanders WIFIE-TV. Many policemen are in the habit of acting as judge, jury, and executioner in a moment's time - shooting first, object in hand or not, threat or not - and then not asking questions later. An "internal investigation" ensues but blows over when public fervor does.
Why do you suppose corporate media has openly reported stories like this one when they go against the grain of proposed gun-control legislation? The ratings? It hearkens back to last year when reports kept pouring in about women who saved themselves and their children with shotguns. Up until the Boston Marathon bombing and Sandy Hook incident, that is.
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