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    Uproar after French jeweler shoots and kills escaping thief,

    then is charged with homicide

    PARIS — Outrage is growing in France over the decision to bring voluntary homicide charges against a jeweler who shot and killed an escaping robber, but the country's top security official on Tuesday urged fearful storekeepers to let justice take its course.
    The 67-year-old jeweler, Stephan Turk, was confined at home with an electronic bracelet after the shooting last week that left a teenage robber dead in the street outside Turk's jewelry story in the French Riviera city of Nice. An accomplice escaped on a motorbike as the body lay in the street.

    Uproar after French jeweler shoots and kills escaping thief, then is charged with homicide - Daily Journal

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    They should have given the Jeweler a metal. That place has been a hot bed of jewelry heists and the police are getting no where. One less mouth to feed in jail. Frank...Click image for larger version. 

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    "Outrage is growing in France"

    Sounds like a country that is getting tired of rolling over? Think they will decide they need a constitutional right to defend ones life and property one day?
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